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Sat, 11/05/2022 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

We are excited to invite you to join us on November 5th for our 22nd Annual Apple Harvest Festival!

Rain or Shine: Join us for one of the most anticipated festivals of autumn, the Apple Harvest Festival hosted by the CoveGarden Ruritans and Albemarle CiderWorks!

Find many of your favorite farmers' market vendors, local artisans, and craftsmen demonstrating their skills. Enjoy Brunswick stew and apple butter or grab some to go.* Dig your teeth into a variety of apples and taste an array of CiderWorks' fine sparkling ciders. Dance the afternoon away with live music from local bands, and take a hayride around the mountain. 


Drive Thru Stew & Apple Butter

Not comfortable in a crowd? Drive-thru Brunswick stew and apple butter will be available for a limited time. All proceeds go directly to the CoveGarden Ruritans Club. Visit shop.albemarleciderworks.com/Festival to place your pre-order. Pre-orders will be accepted through October 28, 2022.


- Hayrides over the mountainside, all-day

- Live Music Schedule:

  • TBA

Apple Pie Contest

Enter a pie into the Apple Pie Contest. Entries must be made by 11:30 am 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 the 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 a 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.