For the last 34 years the people in the little community of Cory have come together the last full weekend of September to raise money to support their family, friends and neighbors who make up the 20-some member volunteer fire department.
The old Cory Orchards were the inspiration for the event that is the sole fund raiser for the fire department.
Join in the activities with a fresh apple or cup of cider. Friday, join WTHI Hi-99's waking crew for a live broadcast during breakfast at the firehouse, 6-10 a.m. Cost for adults is $3, children $2 and will be offered again on Saturday.
Flea market, craft and antique booths are plentiful all around town. They will be open all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting at 9 a.m.
On the east side of Cory, Bob Clifton will host the antique farm equipment and small engines show. A toy display will be nearby.
The hog roast will be 4-8 p.m., costing adults $6 and children $3, and served at the firehouse.
The carnival and rides will open at 5 p.m., with bracelet night 5-10 p.m., costing $8.
Starting at 5 p.m., Party On Production with Burt, will provide entertainment at the pavilion with music, dance, karaoke, games and prizes. New this year will be Little Miss Cory Apple Festival. This event is open to girls between the ages of 3 and 8 residing in the Clay City School District.
Two Little Misses will be named beginning at 6 p.m. at the Cory United Methodist Church.
Saturday morning will be the tune for athletic competition. A One Mile Fun Run and Walk followed by a 5K race will start the day off. Registration will 7:30-8:30 a.m. with the first race beginning at 9:45 a.m.
The volleyball tournament will start at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $30 for a co-ed team of up to 10 members.
Cash prizes will be awarded. Pre-registration is encouraged, as the tournament will be cancelled if there are not enough entries. Call Mary Jo Royer to enter at 812-939-2665.
Hoosier Hills Golf Club will sponsor a golf scramble at 12:30 p..m. There is a $20 entry fee per person (green fees and cart are extra). Cash prizes and merchandise will be awarded. Contact Hoosier Hills to register early, ask about early play or for more information at 812-864-2304.
Children's carnival will again be held at the pavilion beginning at 10:30 a.m. featuring games and prizes for kids 12 and under. At this time helicopter rides will begin and will continue on through Sunday.
The Antique Car Cruise In will again be held this year. For more information on this event, please contact Paul King at 812-864-2400.
The Jonah Fish Fry starts at noon and goes until 8:30 p.m. at the firehouse. Adult meals are $6.50 and children $3. This is an All You Can Eat event.
Brannan Auctions will take bids 1-4:00 p.m. They will be set up east of the firehouse. Items include general merchandise, tools, quilts and more. Another auction will be held on Sunday at the same time and place.
Entertainment Saturday at the pavilion will include Heaven's Jubilee 1-3 p.m.. At 3:30 a magic show will be performed by Steve Hester.
The Step By Step Dance & Tumbling Exhibition will be 4-5 p.m. followed by Country Thunder, 6-8:30 p.m. to end the day
Sunday morning, the day begins at the pavilion. The Southern Gospel group, Leap of Faith will perform 9:10-9:30 a.m. The community worship service will immediately follow.
The chicken noodle dinner will be 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Adult dinners are $6 and children $3. Leap of Faith returns to the stage l-2:30 p.m.
Finishing off the list of activities is the parade, which will begin at 3 p.m. We are looking for anyone interested in being a part of the parade. The more antique vehicles and local organizations involved, the bigger and better the parade will be. Prizes will be awarded in all categories. Anyone interested in being a part of the parade or wanting more information should call Valerie Fry at 812-864-0351 or be at the parade line-up site 1-2:30 p.m.
Anyone interested in having a craft, flea market, antique or food booth should contact Lana Hendrix at 812-864-2229. Anyone interested in loaning equipment to the display of antique farm equipment and small engines should contact Bob Clifton at 812-864-2665. Look for program booklets for more information about the apple festival. Admission is free, but there is a parking fee of $2. Handicapped parking is available north of the firehouse. For any other general information not listed here please call 812-864-2229.