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By: Matt Hickman on March 26, 2015, 10:10 a.m.
Jackson Water Tower, Ohio

Photo: Morgan Paul/flickr

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Jackson Water Tower, Ohio

Jackson, Ohio — not to be confused with Jackson, Michigan, home of a "super lame" water tower — is home to one very large and very red apple, complete with decorative stem. And it's only fitting as the community of 6,300 people has a special relationship with said fruit.

Situated in the Appalachian foothills about an hour southeast of pumpkin-worshipping Circleville, Jackson holds its own annual fruit-celebrating fete: the Jackson County Apple Festival. Held the third week of September to honor the area’s abundance of commercial orchards, the 77-year-old extravaganza includes competitive bobbing, concerts, carnival rides and a big high school football game. There’s also a huge parade and pies — lots and lots of pies. The most the most hotly anticipated part of the five-day event is the coronation of the Apple Festival Queen. (That neon contraption in the photo is part of the festival, by the way.)