Mast Head
spacer About Cornish and CAB

The Twenty Seventh Annual Cornish Apple Festival will be held on September 24, 2016


Travel New England
As seen on
Travel New England








This year’s event is over and what a success and a great time! If you were not able to attend, here was some of the activies that happened. We hope you will return or make it next year!

2016 photo and videos will be posted soon!

The Cornish Association of Businesses (CAB) is sponsoring the 27 Annual Cornish Apple Festival on Saturday, September 24 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)

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 festival is outside and will take place in rain or shine.

This year CAB has partnered with PHC to deter smoking or use of any tobacco (or smokeless tobacco) products at this event including parking areas around the park and surrounding premises including the restrooms.

We would appreciate your help & cooperation in honoring this effort.

This year is featuring*:

  • 60 vendors offering jewelry, art, photography, crafts, wood products, goodies, apple and non-apple cuisine
  • Entertainment from local performers
    • 9:30AM: Day For Night Folk Music Duo
    • 10:30AM: Dance Demo: “All That Dance” (Buxton)
    • 11:30AM “Tom Ghent”, Nashville singer/songwriter
    • 1:00PM: Dance Demo: “Centre of Movement” (Gorham/Limington)
    • 2:00PM: “Half Moon Jug Band” Bluegrass, Folk, Rock & Roll and Circus Music
  • Activities For the young or young at heart.
    • 12:00- 2:00: Stroling Magician - Magic by magician Phil Smith of “Abracadabra Productions”
  • Annual Apple Pie Baking Contest and Auction
    • 11:00-2:00 (See Shopping Guide and below for details)
  • Shopping & dining at many local stops
  • 5K running road race will not take place this year
  • Church supper at the Cornish United Church of Christ (4:30-6:30PM)
  • 19th Annual Apple Acres Farm Bluegrass Gathering
  • So much more!

For Sale At the CAB booth:

Commemorative Signed & No. Poster Featuring
This Year’s Painting
Custom Commemorative T-Shirts Raffle for this Original Art
poster shirt

Art is on display and raffle tickets for sale now at
Bangor Savings Bank
(180 Maple St Cornish, ME 04020-0014)

Other Raffle Items At The CAB booth Donated By:

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 and crafts stores that line the 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 19th 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 Barbeque available at Noon) Rain date for the Bluegrass Gathering, is the following Saturday.

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.

More information on:

Past Apple Festival Photos and Magic!



*Featured events and event times may change without notice.





Copyright ©1991-2016 Cornish Association of businesses. All rights reserved.