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Agricultural Activities

 Apple Displays and Contests 

The 40th Annual Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival 

will feature Agricultural Displays and Contests at the 

Berkeley County Youth Fair Grounds in the Main Indoor Arena 

Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, 2019 

ALL APPLES MUST BE WEST VIRGINIA GROWN!! 

Decisions of the judges will be final. 

Entries will be accepted Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 8-9 a.m. 

Judging will occur at 9 a.m. 

Contest awards sponsored by: Fallon Nationwide Insurance Agency 

 

--LARGEST APPLE 

--Apple Industry Participants Only 

First Place--$25 cash, plaque, & ribbon 

--ARRANGEMENT WITH APPLES AND/OR APPLE PARTS 

--Open to the public 

Contest awards sponsored by: Fallon Nationwide Insurance Agency 

--not to exceed 30” X 30” space 

First Place: $50 cash, plaque, & ribbon 

Second Place: $25 cash & ribbon 

--APPLE VARITEY IDENTIFICATION 

--Open to the public-Winners announced Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 1:45 p.m. 

Contest awards sponsored by: Fallon Nationwide Insurance Agency 

Winner will correctly identify the most apples available in the contest. In the event of a tie-two or more contestants correctly identifying the same number of apples-the winner will be selected from a random drawing from those eligible. 

1st Place $50 cash 

2nd Place $25 cash

APPLE PEELING AND EATING CONTESTS 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2019 

CONTESTANTS FOR THE APPLE PEELING AND EATING CONTESTS 

WILL REGISTER AT THE APPLE AGRICULTURAL DISPLAY AREA, 

BERKELEY COUNTY YOUTH FAIR GROUNDS IN THE MAIN INDOOR ARENA. 

 

HOLLIS-LOWMAN APPLE PEELING CONTESTS-1:15 p.m. 

*Two Classes: Class winner will present the longest unbroken peel. Contestants use the knives that are provided or they may use their own peelers which can be either a hand-held peeler or knife. 15 minutes is the time limit for peeling. 

The Annual Hollis-Lowman Apple Peeling Contests are in memory of 

Mr. & Mrs. Roy W. Hollis and Mr. & Mrs. Richard R. Lowman, Jr. 

Contests & Awards sponsored by: Conrad & Karen Lowman 

*Each Class: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons presented 

Winner 2018 Apple Peeling Contest: $50 cash & plaque 

2nd Place 2018 Apple Peeling Contest: $25 cash 

Previous Years Apple Peeling Winners Champion: $50 cash & plaque 

Previous Years Apple Peeling Winners 2nd Place: $25 cash 

APPLE EATING CONTESTS— 1:30 p.m. 

*Three Classes: Contestants will eat an apple from a plate without the use of hands. The first contestant to consume the apple, or the most apple within 2 minutes is the winner. 

Awards sponsored by: Fallon Nationwide Insurance Agency 

*Each Class: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons presented 

Apple Eating: I. 1st Place 8 yrs & under $10 cash & trophy 

2nd Place $5 cash 

II. 1st Place 9-15 yrs. $10 cash & trophy 

2nd Place $5 cash 

III. 1st Place 16 yrs & up $10 cash & trophy 

2nd Place $5 cash

FRUIT RESEARCH STATION OPEN HOUSE 

The USDA- Appalachian Fruit Research Station is once again hosting an Open House on

October 17 & 18 from 2PM-4PM.    If you have any questions or want any other information feel free to contact dennis.bennett@usda.gov.