Sponsored by the Seymour Merchants Association
During the 3 day festival there are many FREE contests to enter that take place for any age, male and female.
Can you peel an apple with a knife and not break 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 9, 2023 starting at
1:00 PM in the gazebo.
The Apple Peeling is free & fun to enter along with fun to watch. There are entries for youth and adults. Everyone entering will need to provide your own knife & a chair to sit in if wish.
Contact Eugene Embrey at (417) 935-2170
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 9, 2023. 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 winners' baked goods have sold for over $1,000.
Each pie division has 3 prizes 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places.
The pies are judged by a secret panel of judges. The pies are numbered and the judge's DO NOT know whose pie they are judging.
Each pie is judged using this point system 1-5; 5 being the best. 25 points being the highest a pie can receive.
Pies are judged for overall appearance, consistency of filling, texture of crust, texture of apples, overall taste.
Jam & Jelly Division: There are 3 prizes in this division 1st, 2nd, & 3rd. It is judged using the 1-5 point system for a possible score of 25. It is judged on overall appearance, degree of difficulty or creativity, How memorable the taste is, overall taste, texture of the jam or jelly.
Cake & Bread: There are 3 prizes in this division 1st, 2nd, & 3rd. It is judged using the 1-5 point system for a possible score of 25. It is judged on overall appearance, degree of difficulty or creativity, How memorable the taste is, overall taste, texture of the jam or jelly.
Grand Champion: Apple baking is determined by the highest point getting item from any of the 3 divisions and apple pie, jam and jelly, cake or bread. The grand champion is the item that has the highest point scored bake item.
For more information: Contact Terry Penner at 425-9589
Pet Show, 1-Mile Run, Decorated Bikes, Johnny Appleseed, & Turtle Race.
Every little girl dreams of being a princess, so if you're going into the 6th - 9th grades this 2023-24 school year, you can sign up in July 2023 to become an Apple Princess contestant.
Get your morning started running with friends and/or family.