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(The Seymour Apple Festival is cancelled for 2020)
During the 3 day festival there are many FREE contests to enter that will takes place for any age, male or female.

If your booth or club have drawings that you would like to be announced on Saturday night, bring them to the main stage at 9:00 pm.

Apple Peeling

Can you peel an apple with a knife and not breaking the peeling? The longest & continuous peel is the winner! The longest peel recorded has been 130". Start practicing now & come show off your talent on Sat, Sept 12, 2020 starting at
1:00 PM in the gazebo. 

The Apple Peeling is fun to enter & fun to watch. There are entries for youth and adults. It is FREE to enter but you will need to provide your own knife & a chair to sit in if wish.

For more information

Contact Eugene Embrey at (417) 935-2170.

Past years winners length of the Apple Peeling:

Youth Division:
  • 1st = 69 7/8 inches
  • 2nd = 49 1/2 inches
  • 3rd = 46 1/4 inches
Adult Division:
  • 1st = 125 1/2 inches
  • 2nd = 102 1/2 inches
  • 3rd = 91 7/8 inches


pie"Apple Baking Contest"
(Pie, Bread, Jam/Jelly Divisions)

Does your family have a favorite recipe for Apple pie, apple cake, apple jam or jelly?

Bring your apple based treat to be judged on Saturday September 12, 2020. It doesn't cost anything to enter this great event. That afternoon see if your treat is now an Apple Festival winner. In past years some of our winner's have sold for over $1,000.

jamContest Rules:

  1. You may enter 1 item in each division (Ex: 1 pie, 1 bread or cake and 1 jam or jelly if you wish for a total of 3 entries per person.
  2. All entries MUST be made from an variety of fresh apples. No canned or commercially prepared filling may be uses. MUST be apple based to be judged.
  3. Pie crust must be made from "scratch" and be a double crusted pie. NO commercially produced pie crust will be allowed.
  4. Recipe and variety of apples used must be furnished with each entry.
  5. All entries should be in disposable container or item that need not be returned. Entries will not be returned following the judging and sale. So don't bake your treat in grandma's special pie plate.
  6. All entries should be brought to the Seymour United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Business 60 and Main Street, just north of the square.
  7. All entries must be entered at the church between 9:00 to 10:30 AM and judging begins at 11:00 AM.
  8. The winning treats will be auctioned off Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 at 3:15 PM. The non-winning pies are sold by silent auction. All entries are sold after judging.
  9. Auctioneers are all volunteers and proceeds go towards festival expenses.
  10. There are 6 competition categories and prizes. Apples are divided in these categories.

Other contest during Apple Festival