October 27, 2015
Peddler's Village has always believed that autumn festivals don't have to end after Halloween. They'll host their 42nd Annual Apple Festival Saturday, Nov. 7 and Sunday, Nov. 8 to keep the fall fun going.
The classic seasonal gathering will include children's crafts, live music and a juried artisan area with over 60 craft, jewelry, homeware and art vendors demonstrating their skills and selling their wares. But the real star of the show, of course, is what Peddler's Village calls fall's favorite fruit: the apple.
Samples of fresh-picked apples from all over the area will be available to guests. The Village's restaurants and vendor booths will have every apple-themed treat you can imagine for sale: fritters, pies, caramel apples, crepes, butters, turnovers, cakes, dumplings and more.
An apple pie-eating contest will take place each day from 3-3:30 p.m. at the Main Green Balcony. Contestants compete in three age categories -- 10 and under, 11-14 and 15 and up -- and are chosen by lottery. Those who want to compete must sign up between 10 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. at the Hospitality Booth on the Main Green.
If you'd rather enjoy eating your pie at a regular pace, take one home from the festival. Each year the fresh pies sell out fast, so this year Peddler's Village is allowing guests to pre-order them. Order online by Wednesday, Nov. 4 and pies will cost just $12, rather than $15 at the festival. Pre-ordered pies can be picked up between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. either day of the festival.