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The 2019 Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival will be held at the Frederick County Fairgrounds and continues to grow with attendance over 7,500 people! The festival has always been family (and pet) friendly!
WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR: BUBBLEBALL by Wonderfly Games… and a human HAMSTER BALL. Come out (Sunday only, noon-5pm ) and try the hilarious new activity that is fun for all ages!
Craftsmen and Vendors:Local and Regional Artisans and Vendors throughout the grounds and two (2) buildings.
CANINE OBSTACLE COURSE: Since we are pet friendly, this new fun-to-watch and fun-to-participateactivity is our new fun element for our four-legged friends (Saturday only).
KIDZONE AREA with INFLATABLES: An area just for the kids with Knocker Ball, Giant Slide, Obstacle and Bounce House, face painting and other fun activities. Meet Little Joe our minature horse.
ANTIQUE CAR SHOW AND BINGO
TAP & CORK TASTING (HARD CIDERS & CRAFT BEERS) Must be 21 and over with ID required. Tasting fee extra. Live entertainment nearby makes this a can’t miss attraction!
APPLE PIE EATING CONTEST HOSTED BY WHITE HOUSE/NATIONAL FRUIT: What would an apple harvest festival be without the popular apple pie eating contest? Center stage, Sunday at 3pm!
APPLE PIE BAKING CONTEST/FREE APPLE: Watch while the judges sample the variety of homemade pies in the apple theme booth. The Apple Theme Arena is where you can get a free apple and apple cider. Meet representatives of the Virginia Old Time Apple Growers Association and the Alson Smith VA Tech Research Lab, ask questions and see the over 60 varieties of apples on display.
APPLE BUTTER MAKING: Made fresh on-site. Almost guaranteed your purchase will still be warm!
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Continuous entertainment featuring Nashville star Blake Esse (currently touring with Clint Black), Robbie Limon, Bud’s Collective and Jimmy Lee…all family friendly.
FOOD CONCESSIONS: Plenty of EVERYTHING APPLE along with Apple Pie, Apple Dumplings, BBQ, Crab Cakes, Turkey Legs, Donuts, Ice Cream, Kettle Corn, Lemonade and all your festival favorites!
ADMISSION IS DISCOUNTED WITH $1.00 OFF COUPONS THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY: We flood the area schools, day care centers and all HANDY MART stores with $1.00 off admission coupons! Admission includes all activities except Tap & Cork and is $8 or less! Under age 6 are FREE!
It’s for a good cause! All proceeds for the event go to local non-profits. Over $1 Million Dollars has been given over the life of this event…so thank you!
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Quarterly meetings start at 10 a.m. and end at approximately 2 p.m. with a working lunch.