Apple Fest

 10th Annual Shoreham Apple Fest
Sunday, 16th, 2018   Noon to 4pm
Shoreham Town Green & Gazebo

The 10th annual Apple Fest will be held on Sunday, September 16th at the Shoreham town green and gazebo. Delicious food, live music, an apple pie contest, a farmers’ market, children’s activities (including a bounce house!), a photo contest and  and a Selfie Scavenger Hunt will be featured at the afternoon-long event. Apple Fest is an annual fall fundraiser for the Friends of the Platt Memorial Library and is a public event open to all.

Every year the Friends of the Platt Memorial Library raise over $5000.00 while selling lunch, apples and cider, apple desserts, home preserves and crafts, as well as other activities.

The Library will offer for sale a lunch of pulled pork sandwiches with slaw, mac ‘n’ cheese, apple desserts and cider. Entertainment will be provided by Snake Mountain Bluegrass. Farmers’ Market vendors will be selling fresh vegetables and apples, bottles of locally produced apple hard cider and ice cider, several types of locally bottled spirits, cheeses, eggs, farm raised meat, honey, maple products, candied apples, jams, jellies and handmade arts and crafts. Relax and enjoy a glass of hard or fresh sweet cider at the cocktail garden!

New this year: Orchard Run At Apple Fest

Online registration is now open for Shoreham’s Orchard Run at Apple Fest which will be held on Sunday, September 16 at 10:30 am. The 5k and 10k run/walk will take place during the morning of the 10th annual Apple Fest which is held at the Shoreham town green and gazebo. Orchard Run and Apple Fest are fundraisers for the Friends of the Platt Memorial Library.

Previously known as the Apple Blossom Derby, this fun run/walk will begin at the elementary school (130 School Road). Walkers and runners will wind their way through back roads and apple orchards on a loop course back to the village. Categories for both the 5k and 10k races include ages 16 and under ($15) and adults ($25). Registration on race day will cost an additional $5. Registrations received by midnight August 27 will be guaranteed a race t-shirt (after 8/27, t-shirt access will be on a first come first serve basis). Orchard Run participants will be entered into raffle drawings and receive a discount on lunch at the Apple Fest food tent. To register online go to Orchard Run SignUp or email  Register early and don’t be disappointed!

Enter a pie in the “Best Apple Pie” contest. There will be 2 entry categories: youth (under the age of 16) and adults (16 and older). Individuals or teams are encouraged to enter.  Contest rules, entry forms, and information about prizes can be found at Shoreham’s Platt Memorial Library, orchards throughout Addison County, or downloaded here:

Apple Pie Contest Entry Form

In addition to other fun activities, we will draw the winner of the 2018 Art Raffle. This one-of-a-kind, numbered sculpture by Norton Latourelle is a friendly dalmation. Visit the library to purchase a raffle ticket, or buy tickets at Apple Fest. Individual tickets are $5 or five for $20. Proceeds will benefit the library’s building fund, which was depleted after our renovation of the Vermont Room.

wooden carved dalmation dog

Enter our Photo Contest and capture “Nature In and Around Addison County”

Photo Contest Information

This year, we are pleased to highlight the accomplishment of the children who participated in our Summer Reading Race reading incentive program. They read 2176 books and earned a bounce house which will be free and open during Apple Fest.

Apple Fest has free admission and will run from Noon to 4:00 pm, rain or shine. For more information about Apple Fest call Carol Causton (897-2747) or Judy Stevens (897-7031)


To learn more about the Shoreham Apple Fest visit our website: Friends of the Platt Library: Apple Fest

Musicians from Extra Stout play under the gazebo during last year's Apple Fest