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The Twenty Fifth Annual Cornish Apple Festival September 27, 2014


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Vendor Update:

We now have a waiting list for vendors. If you are a vendor and would like to be placed on the waiting list, contact
Patty Rowley at Bolt; 207-625-4255.
All discounted non-profit spots have been filled.

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:

  • Over 50 vendors offering art, photography, jewelry, crafts, farm produce, apple and non-apple cuisine
  • Entertainment from local performers
    • 9:30AM: Doug & Gretchen; Classic Country Duo (Day for Night)
    • 10:30AM: Dancers; All That Dance
    • 11:30AM: Skylark; Jazz, Pop & Originals
    • 1:00PM: Center of Movement Dancers
    • 2:00PM: The Band formerly known as ‘The Huli Wigmen’: Rock & Blues
  • For the young or young at heart:
    • Facepainting
    • Cotton Candy
  • Annual Apple Pie Baking Contest and Auction
    • See Shopping Guide and below for details
  • Shopping at local shops
  • Enjoy food at the festival or dine at local restaurants
  • Commemorative poster for sale signed by the artist
  • Raffle at the CAB booth of original artwork by Sue Melanson
  • 5K running road race (FMI contact Tom Thoman at 207-625-4300)
  • Church supper at the Cornish United Church of Christ (4:30-6:30PM)
  • Open house at the Cornish Historical Society (9:00AM-4:00PM)
  • 18th Annual Apple Acres Farm Bluegrass Gathering (12:00PM – 4:00PM)
    • Band Five Cold Nickles
    • Band The Starlight Honeys
    • Bar-B-Que

At the CAB booth:

Commemorative Signed Poster 25th anniversary T-Shirt.
This is the first design used for the
T-Shirt when the festival started in 1989.
Raffle for this Original Art. This is the 7th watercolor Sue Melanson has donated to CAB, and we would like to thank her!
poster shirt

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.

More detailed information to come closer to the time of the event.

More information on:

For more information:
Scott Rowley, Cornish Apple Festival Chair
(207) 625-4993 Cell: (207) 256-6970






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