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22nd Annual Apple Harvest Festival

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22nd Annual Apple Harvest Festival

November 5 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm PDT

Free

We are excited to invite you to join us on November 5th for our 22nd Annual Apple Harvest Festival!

Rain or Shine: Join us for one of the most anticipated festivals of autumn, the Apple Harvest Festival hosted by the CoveGarden Ruritans and Albemarle CiderWorks!

Find many of your favorite farmers’ market vendors, local artisans, and artisans demonstrating their skills. Enjoy Brunswick stew and apple butter or grab some to go.* Dig your teeth into a variety of apples and taste an array of CiderWorks’ fine sparkling ciders. Dance the afternoon away with live music from local bands, and take a hayride around the mountain.

Drive-Thru Brunswick Stew

Not comfortable in a crowd, but still need your fall fix of Brunswick stew, apple butter, and fresh-pressed cider?

CiderWorks Harvest Festival presents: Drive-Thru Brunswick Stew. Apple butter, stew, and fresh cider will be available for drive-thru pick-up on Saturday, November 5th during our Apple Harvest Festival. Proceeds will benefit the CoveGarden Ruritans Club.

Visit our website for details.

Entertainment

  • Hayrides over the mountainside, all-day
  • Live Music
  • Apple tastings
  • Workshops
  • Games
  • Crafts & More!

Live Music Schedule:

  • TBD – visit our website for details.

Apple Pie Contest

Enter a pie into the Apple Pie Contest. Entries must be made by 11:30 am the day of the festival.  The first-place winner receives a $100 gift certificate from Vintage Virginia Apples and Albemarle CiderWorks.  You will have to put your best foot forward to impress our judges: Heath PorterBridget Meagher, and Gail Hobbs-Page. Bring your A game!

Details for the Apple Pie Contest:

  • Please email fruit@albemarleciderworks.com to preregister.  Put “Pie Contest” in the subject line, give your name, phone number, and why you want to enter or a little background about your recipe/method.
  • All entries should be turned in to the events tent by 11:30 on the day of the festival.
  • Once entered into the contest, the pie will become the property of the CoveGarden Ruritan club to be sold by the piece after the contest.  Proceeds will go to their charitable efforts.
  • Each entry should be accompanied by a card with the name, phone number, and recipe (including crust ingredients and what varieties of apples were used).
  • All pies should be in a disposable pie tin.
  • Winners will be announced at 12:30, prizes will be awarded in person or via email.

Get to Know Our Vendors

Food Trucks

  • TBD – visit our website for details.

Full Vendor List

  • TBD – visit our website for details.

Venue

Albemarle CiderWorks
2545 Rural Ridge Lane
North Garden, VA 22959 United States
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Organizer

Albemarle CiderWorks
Email:
fruit@albemarleciderworks.com
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