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During the 3 day festival there are many FREE contests to enter that will takes place for any age, male or female.

Merchants Association Drawing

The Seymour Apple Festival tickets are on sale for a donation of 6 for $5 or $1.00 ticket. You do not need to be present to win. Drawing will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:00 PM. Donations from this drawing goes to help with the Apple Festival expenses. You can buy your tickets at various business around Seymour.

For more information or if your business would like to donate
contact Tommy Claxton at (417) 630-2957 or wwjd-froggy@yahoo.com

2019 Drawing Prize:

1st Prize will be TBA

Other prizes: TBA

Plus many other prizes donated from local & area Merchants. Drawing will be Saturday, Sept 14, 2019 & you do not need to be present to win!

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 14 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 14, 2019. 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. 14, 2019 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