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The festival is outside and will take place in rain or shine.
The Cornish Association of Businesses (CAB) is sponsoring the 25 Annual Cornish Apple Festival on Saturday, September 27 in historic Cornish Village located in the scenic Western mountain and lakes region of Maine on Route 25 — 30 miles West of Portland and 9 miles East of the New Hampshire border. (See a map here)
Each year, this FREE festival is held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the center of Cornish village in historic Thompson Park and features more than this season’s apples, freshly pressed cider and other apple products from local vendors.
There will also be:
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Thompson Park will be the center of the day’s festivities featuring colorful booths of arts and crafts. Additionally, many food booths offering delicious food, especially the apple fritters, will delight the appetites of both the young and old.
In addition to the crafts and food, live entertainment will be performed throughout the day.
The Annual Apple Pie Baking Contest will begin at 1:00 p.m. on the porch of The Cornish Inn. Entries must be registered between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. First, Second and Third place winners will be awarded prizes. At the end of the contest, all pies will be auctioned.
Apple Festival visitors can also enjoy shopping in the many antique, crafts & gift stores that line Main, High and Maple streets of Cornish. Shopping is also available at near-by town of Limerick, South Hiram, Porter, and Parsonsfield.
Visitors to Cornish may enjoy this event as well; Apple Acres Farm is not only a major provider of apples and apple products to the festival; they also are hosting the 18th Annual Bluegrass Gathering at their farm on Durgintown Road, 3 miles from downtown Cornish. Bluegrass concerts begin at 11:00 a.m. and continue until 5:00 p.m. (Chicken Barbecue available at Noon) — Adults $7, kids 16 and under free. (Rain date for the Bluegrass Gathering, is the following Saturday)
Cornish Historical Society will be open for tours of the "History of Cornish Schools", and "Country Doctors of Cornish". They will have an indoor yard sale on their porch and be selling homemade apple pie slices and coffee from 9-4 PM.
Come early and stay awhile! The Cornish area provides several options for overnight stays and activities to choose from. See Dining & Lodging listings on this Web site.
Admission to the Cornish Apple Festival is FREE.
The festival is outside and will take place in rain or shine. The Cornish Apple Festival is an annual event sponsored by the Cornish Association of Businesses (CAB), a non-profit organization of Cornish business owners who volunteer their time to promote general business and community welfare in Cornish.
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