The Apple Shed, 3391 Fairville Maple Ridge Road, Newark, will begin fall with its fifth annual Kids Weekend from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 10-11.

Wally Crum, the balloon guy, will make balloon creations, and there will be crafts, games and face painting. Orchard hayrides will start for the season, and all proceeds will be donated to the Blessings in a Backpack program in Newark.

The Kid Entrepreneur Showcase on Sept. 10 is open to children younger than age 18 who have their own business or product to sell. Kids will be able to sell their products on-site, and children younger than age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

Farmer Tom Walsh will perform his Life on the Farm Kids and Family Show three times Sept. 11. The show will feature songs, storytelling, learning, movement, laughter, sing-a-long, props, giveaways and audience participation.

“We love to kick-off the school year and the apple season with a fun event,” said Jessica Wells, general manager. “We’re excited to help young people showcase their business ideas and products at this year’s Kids Weekend. We expect a great turnout both from kids and from the community in support of both the kids and the Blessings in a Backpack program.”

Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children who might otherwise go hungry.

The Apple Shed is part of a four-generation apple farm owned by the Wells family. The family grows more than 20 varieties of apples throughout the season. Kids Weekend marks the season’s first apple cider pressing and the season’s first weekend for the Apple Shed’s doughnuts. The Apple Shed is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily and serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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