Apple Fest

 8th Annual Shoreham Apple Fest
Sunday, September 18th, 2016   Noon to 4pm
Shoreham Town Green & Gazebo

The 8th annual Apple Fest will be held on Sunday, September 18th 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!) 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.

Last year the Friends of the Platt Memorial Library raised over $5000.00 while selling lunch, apples and cider, apple desserts, home preserves and crafts and holding a Kiss the Pig contest with local celebrities. This year we will not be holding a kiss the pig event, but instead – a Selfie Scavenger Hunt. Teams and individuals will form from around the community to take photos that capture the essence of Shoreham and everything apple!  Register your team here:

Selfie Scavenger Hunt Registration Form

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 the traditional Irish music band Extra Stout. 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!

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 2016 Art Raffle. The beautiful watercolor painting by Shoreham artist Deborah Holmes depicts apple blossoms and view from Shoreham’s own Douglas Orchard. 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.

 

Painting by local artist Deborah Holmes depicting blossoming apple trees with the green mountains behind; the view from Douglas Orchards

Apple Blossoms by Deborah Holmes

 

This year, we are pleased to highlight the accomplishment of the children who participated in our Summer Reading Race reading incentive program. They read 1887 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 Facebook page: Shoreham Apple Fest

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