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Trimble County Apple Festival

Quilt display a highlight
of the annual event in Bedford

Ronald McDonald House
reps to attend festival

By Helen E. McKinney
Contributing Writer

BEDFORD, Ky. (September 2012) – One of the highlights of the annual Trimble County Apple Festival has always been a quilt display by the Trimble Thimbles Quilting Club. Their fine handcrafted stitching makes their quilts some of the most sought after in the region.
Admirers will get the chance to buy a raffle ticket in the hopes of winning an “Apple Festival Quilt.” Fine quality craftsmanship is exhibited in every quilt they make, whether the quilt is used for traditional, utilitarian purposes or hung on a wall as artwork.

Musical Lineup

Sept. 8-9 in Bedford
Saturday
• 12:30 p.m.: Justa Band
• 2 p.m.: Doctors Band
• 4:30 p.m.: Dave Stahl & Freddie Helm
• 6 p.m.: Perry Crossing

Sunday
• 12:30 p.m.: Infinite Realm
• 2:30 p.m.: Barefoot Bestfriends
• Information: (502) 268-5289

The 2012 Trimble County Apple Festival promises to be bigger and better than before. In it’s 22 years in existence, it has grown into something the entire community looks forward to and everyone tells their neighbors about it.
The Trimble County Courthouse square will be filled to overflowing with music, food vendors, arts and crafts contests anyone can enter. The festival will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9.
Exhibits and activities will include handmade quilts, an Antique Tractor show presented by the Trimble Klunkers Club, and a Jelly Bean Run, motorcycle ride to benefit the Ronald McDonald House.
The ride and tractor show will be across the road from the main events. “We’ve done the ride for years,” said festival president Debbie Crawford.
In the early years of the festival, money was collected from the Jelly Bean Run to help different groups with disabilities. Festival organizers spoke with Ronald McDonald House representatives and decided to partner with them in an effort to aid the charity.
“We hope to raise at least $2,000 to sponsor a room for a year at the Ronald McDonald House,” said Crawford. Representatives from the Ronald McDonald House will be present during the festival.
Many look forward to the food served at the event every year. This includes homemade ice cream and candies, apple dumplings, blooming onions, tater twisters and barbecue.
A special highlight of the two-day event is the Apple Pie Contest. Entries will be accepted between 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the New Life Assembly of God (old Trimble County Public Library building). The first place winner will receive $100 cash, second place will receive $50 cash and the third place winner will be awarded $25.
One entry per person is allowed on disposable pie plates, and the recipe must accompany the entry (please no dairy). Winners will be announced from the main stage at 3 p.m. Saturday. After the awards presentation, entries will be auctioned off to the highest bidder to help support this event.
The admission free Trimble County Apple Festival is a family-oriented event. A special children’s craft area will be provided where children can enjoy a variety of crafts, games and activities.
A full lineup of music and entertainment is on tap. A stage will be set up behind the courthouse. Special events include the crowning of the Apple Festival Queen and Apple Festival Princess, and Little Miss and Mister Apple Festival Pageants.
This event goes on rain or shine. There will be a non-denominational church service at 11 a.m. Sunday.

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