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Apple Festival

  • Branstool Orchards 5895 Johnstown-Utica Road Northeast Utica, OH, 43080 United States (map)

Join us for a full day of all things Apple!

9am - Noon: Free pancakes with Bonhomie Syrup

9am - 5pm: Sample all of our ripe apples for free

10am - 5pm: Hayrides through the orchard every 30 minutes for $4 per person.

11am - 5pm: Pony rides for $5

11am - 2pm: Sample products from several of our vendors including chili, salsa, pickles, etc.

11am - 5pm Free Face Painting

11:00 - 5pm: Bobbing for Apples

Noon: Apple Cider Making Demonstration

12:30: Apple Pie Eating Contest (ages 12 & up)

1pm: Apple Pie Baking Contest entries due. Winner announced at 5pm. Anything apple flavored, not just pies, can be entered into the contest this year. Limit two entries per person. Our customers will vote throughout the day and winners announced at 5pm! $50 first place, $25 second and $10 third.

2:00 Velvet Ice Cream Eating Contest Ages 5 & Under

2:15 Velvet Ice Cream Eating Contest Ages 6-10

2:30 Velvet Ice Cream Eating Contest Ages 11-15

2:45 Velvet Ice Cream Eating Contest Ages 16-100

3:00 Apple Peeling contest (ages 18+)Please bring your own knife :)

3:30 Caramel Apple Eating Contest Ages 6-12

4:00 Caramel Apple Eating Contest Ages 13-100

5:00 Pie Contest Winners announced

5 - 7pm Apple Painting Party $30 includes the lesson, all materials, light refreshments, and 1/4 peck of apples to take home with you and your new work of art. Register by emailing the number of participants to and then pay at the market when you arrive. Please arrive by 4:45pm.To sign up email

Come on out and celebrate the apple and all things fall. Pumpkins, fall decor and more will also be available.

Earlier Event: August 31
Celebrate Pollinators Day
Later Event: September 21
Apple Painting Party