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Agricultural Activities

APPLE & AGRICULTURAL CONTESTS

The 44th Annual Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival 

will feature Apple & Agricultural Contests at the 

Berkeley County Youth Fair Grounds 

Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2023

ALL APPLES MUST BE WEST VIRGINIA GROWN!! 

Decisions of the judges will be final. 

Entries will be accepted Saturday, October 21, 2023, 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 VARIETY IDENTIFICATION 

--Open to the public
Stop Saturday or Sunday of the festival before noon at the display of apple varieties in front of the Goat Barn at the Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds to participate!  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

Winners announced Sunday, October 16, 2021, at 12 p.m.

Contest awards sponsored by Fallon Nationwide Insurance Agency 

FRUIT RESEARCH STATION OPEN HOUSE 

The USDA- Appalachian Fruit Research Station usually hosts an Open House on

the weekend of the festival.   If you have any questions or want any other information

feel free to contact dennis.bennett@usda.gov.

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