Shoreham village will be alive with Apple Fest on Sunday, September 16th at the town common and gazebo. Delicious food, live music, a silent auction and a farmers’ market 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.
New this year at Apple Fest will be activities for children, an apple display & tasting, cider pressing demonstrations, a used book sale and a contest that will determine the “Best Apple Pie” in the county! Pie baking contest rules, entry forms and information about cash prizes can be found at Shoreham’s Platt Memorial Library, orchards throughout Addison County, or down loaded from this website by clicking on the following link: 2012 Apple Pie Contest.
Held during the peak of Shoreham’s apple picking season, Apple Fest coincides with the Tour de Farms bike tour, which begins earlier in the day. Library volunteers will welcome returning bicyclists and Apple Fest visitors with an opportunity to purchase a hot soup lunch, an apple dessert and a cup of cold cider from the library food booth. Farmers’ Market vendors will be selling fresh vegetables and apples, bottles of locally produced wine and ice cider, cheeses, farm raised meat, honey, maple products, jams, jellies and handmade arts and crafts. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their coolers and fill them with some of the best local foods available.
The musical group Extra Stout and members of Split Tongue Crow (both of Rutland County) will entertain the expected 600-plus visitors. A silent auction to benefit Shoreham’s Platt Memorial Library will be ongoing, as will the library “store” which will be selling home-canned preserves, cookies, apples and used books. Apple Fest is free and will run from 12:30 to 5:00 pm, rain or shine. For more information about Apple Fest, call Carol Causton (897-2747) or Joyce Morgan (897-2330).