Although it may be open for visitors year-round, the fall is when Union Orchard is at its most vibrant. Morning fog hangs low to the fields, depositing drops of condensation on the ripening apples; apple-cider donuts emerge from the fryer for a dusting in sugar; and tart ciders bring out the flavors of apple varieties grown onsite. A wagon trails behind a rumbling tractor, carting families through the trees and off the premises to perform ancient rituals in the pumpkin patch. The plot, now over a century old, also gives rise to the makings of fragrant wines, preserves, and fruit butters. In September 2014, Union Orchard's Central Apple Market store opened in downtown Nebraska City. The building, dating from 1880, has been restored and offers gift items including wines, ciders, spa products, and goods such as glasses, party platters, and wine racks as well as orchard products.
The masked chainsaw bearers and flesh-eating zombies may have earned Gateway of Chaos a top rating on Hauntworld.com for two-years running, but they don’t do it for the awards. The terrifying show––a combined effort of more than 50 volunteers—elicits screams to benefit the Malvern Area Betterment Association, a nonprofit working to better social, educational, and developmental growth in the Malvern community. In an all- new location comprising thousands of square feet, the haunted house also affords local actors plenty of space in which to flex their menacing muscles, and past years have seen the haunted house changing nightly to keep repeat visitors and ghostly real-estate agents on their toes.
Mead was known as the nectar of the gods ancient Greece, and Moonstruck Meadery makes the kind of meads the gods would have appreciated. Just take a look at the team's ever-stretching list of awards to see all the silver, gold, and bronze hardware the team has taken home at international competitions.
Its winning creations include a traditional show mead made with alfalfa honey and wild clover, as well as fresh-fruit meads that sparkle with summer flavors of cherry, peach, and blackberry. When visiting the meadery, come hungry: a substantial menu of food is available, including honey-crust pizzas that pair nicely with the spirits.
In a style fitting with their sword-and-shield emblem, the King’s Crossing Vineyard & Winery’s yearly renaissance festival harks back to ye olden days with a weekend of days-of-yore-style entertainment. A Scottish band toots the soundtrack to the festivities as visitors hoist flagons of beer and wine and belly dancers enchant viewers with sultry undulations. With multiple opportunities for guests to demonstrate their feats of strength, the fest hosts an archery tournament and dueling matches fought with swords, maces, and enormous turkey legs. The afternoons are filled with informative demonstrations on renaissance life, performed by actors in full period dress.
Enjoy a good night's rest and a home-cooked meal at Nehawka's Slattery Vintage Estates, a local bed and breakfast.
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With stunning views of Nehawka and ample room space, Slattery Vintage Estates in Nehawka is a fabulous place to go for vacation. Give the hotel a call today and book your stay.
Ready to enrich yourself in a brand new culture? Visit Gateway of Chaos Haunted House for an experience unlike any other in Malvern.
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There's no better way to get acquainted with culture than with a visit to Gateway of Chaos Haunted House so stop by today.