Trimble County Apple Festival
display a highlight
of the annual event in Bedford
reps to attend festival
Helen E. McKinney
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.
8-9 in Bedford
12:30 p.m.: Justa Band
2 p.m.: Doctors Band
4:30 p.m.: Dave Stahl & Freddie Helm
6 p.m.: Perry Crossing
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 its 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.
Weve done the ride for years, said festival president
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
The admission free Trimble County Apple Festival is a family-oriented
event. A special childrens 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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