A traditional feature of the festival is the annual apple pie baking contest, open to all, in celebration of the bountiful apple harvest in our area.
Entries will be judged in two categories: the Junior division for bakers age 16 and under, and the Senior division for those age 17 and older.
Entrants must attach a 3×5″ index card to their baked pie, including their name and phone number, Junior or Senior division, type of apple used, and the recipe ingredients for crust and filling.
No pre-registration is needed. Apple pies should be dropped off on the day of Applefest, between 8 – 11:30 a.m. at 2 Bank St., in front of the attorney’s office. Please label the pie plate with the your name and make sure to pick it up after the contest.
When judging is completed at approximately 1:00 p.m., pies will be sold by the slice. Proceeds from the sale of apple pie slices will go to the Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry.
For information about the Applefest Apple Pie Contest, call 845-986-4423. For general information on pie baking or cooking with apples, contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Middletown at 845-344-1234.