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Apple Harvest Festival
Apple Harvest Festival

Vintage Virginia Apples
and the CoveGarden Ruritan Club
invite you to our 19th annual
Apple Harvest Festival!


November 2, 2019 - 10am to 5pm

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Festival Features

Apples..................Apples..................and more Apples! Fresh pressed cider, mulled cider, hard cider

Apple Butter and Brunswick Stew simmering over open fires, made on site by the CoveGarden Ruritans

Old fashioned Fried Apple Pies, Caramel Apples, and more.

Local Food Vendors and Artisan Craft Vendors

Entertainment

Hayrides over the mountainside, all day

Live Music Schedule:

Workshops
  • 10:15 - Heirloom Apple Tasting with Charlotte Shelton from Vintage Virginia Apples
  • 11:00 - Cheese to Pair with Apples and Cider with Gail Hobbes-Page from Caromont Farm
  • 12:00 - Apple Pie Contest Judging (Pies must be submitted by 11:30)
  • 12:00 - Cider Pressing Demo with Thomas Unsworth from Albemarle CiderWorks
  • 12:45 - Announcement of the Apple Pie Contest Winner & Sale of Slices from the Apple Pie Contest Entries (All proceeds benefit the CoveGarden Ruritan Club)
  • 1:00 - Cold Season Gardening: Fall into Spring with Margaret Shelton from Shelton Herb Farm
  • 2:00 - Making the Perfect Jam with Daniel Perry from Jam According to Daniel
  • 3:00 - Cider Pressing Demo with Thomas Unsworth from Albemarle CiderWorks
 Please allow 20 minutes for each event

Apple Pie Contest

Enter a pie into the Apple Pie Contest. Entries must be made by 11:30am the day of the festival.  The first place winner receives a $100 gift certificate from Vintage Virginia Apples and Albemarle CiderWorks.  The judging panel will be comprised of local food luminaries, so bring your A game!

Details for the Apple Pie Contest:

  • Please email fruit@albemarleciderworks.com to preregister.  Put "Pie Contest" in the subject line, give your name, phone number and why you want to enter or a little background about your recipe/method.
  • All entries should be turned in to the events tent by 11:30 on the day of the festival.
  • Once entered into the contest, the pie will become property of the CoveGarden Ruritan club to be sold by the piece after the contest.  Proceeds will go to their charitable efforts.
  • Each entry should be accompanied by a card with name, phone number and recipe (including crust ingredients and what varieties of apples were used).
  • All pies should be in a disposable pie tin.
  • Winners will be announced at 12:30, prizes will be awarded in person or via email.

 

2019 Vendors
  • 106 Street Food Truck
  • Appalachian Yaks
  • Back Pocket Provisions
  • Blue Ridge Kettle Korn
  • Caramel Apples
  • Caromont Farm
  • Carpe Donut
  • Chadds Ford Canvas
  • Cozy Cabin
  • Elena Day's Pies and More
  • Evergreen Lavender Farm
  • Fairweather Farm
  • FARMacy
  • Farming Artist
  • Farmstead Ferments
  • First Baptist Church Bake Sale
  • French Fries by Mark
  • Georganne Lundt's Chair Recaning
  • Hope of Glory Farm
  • Hungry Hill Farm
  • Jam According to Daniel
  • JQ Dickenson Salt
  • Maggie's Pottery
  • Master Gardeners
  • MickyAnn Jewelry
  • Paddln' Potter
  • Pettigrew Woodworks
  • PRISM
  • Red Root & Co.
  • Scratch Pasta
  • Shelton Herb Farm
  • Silver Grouper
  • Taqueria mi Ranchito
  • Thacker BBQ
  • Virginia Vinegar Works
  • White Oak Baskets by Clyde Jenkins
  • You're In Luck Farmstead
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
 
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Alice Clair
Alice Clair

Alice Clair is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, mandolinist, and more. You can find her performing solo, with her folk rock group, and jamming with The BLNDRS. 

Alice is currently a sound engineer for WTJU 91.1 fm and a DJ on WXTJ 100.1 fm. She is a managing partner of The Blenders LLC, and helped to organized Femme Funk in late 2017, a benefit that helped to raise over $1,40o for the Shelter for Help in Emergency.

She worked at Blue Star Music for 5 years repairing and restoring instruments like guitars, violins, and even accordions. She is also a student at the University of Virginia studying biology and music.

Website: https://www.aliceclairmusic.com

Cider and a la carte picnics available. 2:30-4:30 pm, no cover charge, no outside alcohol please.  Pets allowed outside only and on a leash.

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Irish Music Ft. Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends
Irish Music Ft. Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends

Enjoy this energetic and eclectic Irish jam session at Albemarle Ciderworks, every 2nd Sunday of the month: Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends play their fine renditions of traditional tunes from 2:30-5:00 pm.

Cider and snacks available for purchase, or bring a picnic.  No outside alcohol.  All music rain or shine in the tasting room or on the patio.  Leashed pets outside only.

2:30 pm to 5:00 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Willie DE
Willie DE

Willie DE is a nationally touring young artist who was born, raised and resides in Central Virginia.

Growing up on Bob Dylan and Van Morrison, he busked on Charlottesville’s downtown mall and outside football games in Charlottesville performing original material and most anything the crowd asked for.  At the age of 13 he formed a band called The Wave.  The young band’s success landed them at major festivals like Floydfest where the group took the Main Stage in 2011.  The Wave recorded two full albums and one EP worth of Willie’s original rock songs. To find out more about Willie DE, click here.

Catch him live today in the Orchard Room at Albemarle CiderWorks, 2:30-4:30 pm.  No cover charge, cider and light picnic fare available for purchase.  No outside alcohol.

All music rain or shine.  Pets allowed outside only, on a leash.

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Cider Smackdown 2019
Cider Smackdown 2019

You be the judge! Spend the evening sniffing, swirling and sipping your way through single varietal Harrison ciders.

Who will win?

YOU DECIDE.

 

Space is limited so call 434-297-2326 or email fruit@albemarleciderworks.com to make reservations.

$15/person

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
 
2019 Cider Smackdown
2019 Cider Smackdown

You be the judge! Spend the evening sniffing, swirling and sipping your way through single varietal Harrison ciders.

Who will win?

YOU DECIDE.

 

Space is limited so call 434-297-2326 or email fruit@albemarleciderworks.com to make reservations.

$15/person

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mojo Pie
Mojo Pie

Join Mojo Pie, also known as local songwriters Susan Munson and Frank Bechter, for an afternoon of live and local music.

MoJoPie was created when Susan Munson invited Frank Bechter to a songwriters workshop, and they've been bringing harmonies to wineries, restaurants and events in Central Virginia ever since. Happy to be returning to Albemarle Ciderworks, both have been featured artists in Charlottesville's First Night Virginia and Jason Burke's Six-Pack Songwriter Series, and they make up 2/3 of the acoustic trio Oh Wow Boy. Susan also rocks many a stage with Alligator, Jeebus, and Mama Tried, as does Frank with Das Homage, The Good Guys, and Her Checkered Past.

2:30-4:30 pm, no cover charge.  Cider and light fare available for purchase. Leashed pets allowed outside on the patio.

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Eric Sites of Madly Backwards
Eric Sites of Madly Backwards

Eric Sites is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from Virginia. His music seamlessly combines rock, folk, pop, and blues. Whether he is fronting his Psychedelic Americana Rock band, Madly Backwards, or playing solo, he is always actively expanding his musical vocabulary to find new ways to engage and entertain audiences. Aside from music, he is always ready to talk about cooking and dogs.

Music & more at MadlyBackwards.com
Photo credit: Ignited Creative 

Cider and snacks available for purchase, or bring a picnic.  No outside alcohol.  All music rain or shine in the tasting room or on the patio.  Leashed pets outside only.

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm