The South Jersey Apple Fest, a two-day event that will celebrate everything apples, is coming to the Cumberland County Fairgrounds, 3001 Carmel Rd, Millville NJ on September 7 and 8. Families are invited to show up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to kick-off the apple harvest season.
Apples, Apples & more: This festival will be packed full of treats—apple pies, apple doughnuts, candy apples, apple bread, apple fritters, apple salad and of course, apple butter. Bakers are invited to enter their best apple dessert in our “Everything Apple Dessert Contest” on Saturday at 2 p.m.
After judging, families visiting the festival will have the opportunity to sample the entries for free. The Apple Mascot will make an appearance both days and will be available for photos.
The Craft Show: More than 75 talented artists and crafters will offer works from clothing to ceramics, paintings, pottery, glasswork, soaps, candles, quilting, woodworking, wreaths to handcrafted jewelry. Rows and rows of canopies will line the fairgrounds walkway.
Happenings: There will be a Fall Home Show, offering savings on hundreds of products and services, Apple Toss for adults, live bands, Vendor Fair, hayrides, delicious festival food, apple butter and apple cider for sale, bushels of apples, farm produce, free craft making for kids, face painting, Pin the Apple on the Tree, Apple Pie Eating Contest, pony rides, free hayrides and DJ Dawn Sharp will demonstrate and teach County Fun Line Dancing on Sunday at noon.
Sunday DJ Crazy Bob from WVLT 92 FM will be playing all your favorite hits.
Apple Pageant: The Little Miss Apple Pageant for girls ages 4-8 from Cumberland County, are being sought. The Pageant will be held at the festival on Sunday at 2 p.m. This pageant is free to join, and all contestants will receive prizes for participating.
One Queen and first to fourth runners-up will be selected. Tiaras, sashes and gifts will be awarded to winners. This is a semi-formal to formal pageant with a theme of apple colors.
Other Details: Everything about the event has family fun at the core! This is a pet-friendly event, free parking, general admission is $3, seniors $2 and kids 6 and under free. Free apples for kids. All contests are free to enter. Free shopping bags for families will be given out at the main entrance.
Vendors and sponsors are being sought. The event is organized by Kathy Wright, B & K Enterprise, Millville, promoting family-friendly, affordable events in South Jersey. Visit website for event schedule, contest forms and general details at sjapplefest.com or call 856-765-0118.