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Vintage Virginia Apples
and the CoveGarden Ruritan Club
invite you to our 21st annual

Apple Harvest Festival!

November 6, 2021 - 10am to 5pm


Festival Features

We are excited to invite you to join us on November 6th for our 21st 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 like the C'ville Jazz Congregation, and take a hayride around the mountain.


Drive-Thru Brunswick Stew

Not comfortable in a crowd, but still need your fall fix of Brunswick stew, apple butter, and fresh-pressed cider? 

CiderWorks Harvest Festival presents: Drive-Thru Brunswick Stew. Apple butter, stew, and fresh cider will be available for drive-thru pick up on Saturday, November 6th during our Apple Harvest Festival. Proceeds will benefit the CoveGarden Ruritans Club. 

Visit to Pre-orders will be accepted through Nov 2, 2021 and can be placed on our website.


Hayrides over the mountainside, all day

Live Music Schedule:

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.  You will have to put your best foot forward to impress our judges: Heath PorterBridget Meagher, and Gail Hobbs-Page. 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.

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