(Apple Valley)–Does your apple pie take the cake? If so, yours could be named the 2011 “Official Pie of Apple Valley.”
The town is seeking the best of the best in baked apple pie at this year’s Apple Valley Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24. at Civic Center Park. Participants should check in at the festival between 10 and 11 a.m. with their completed entry form, pie and recipe. Winners will be announced at noon.
Entry form and rules are available at www.AppleValleyEvents.org under Apple Valley Fall Festival or at Mollie’s Kountry Kitchen Locations. Mollie’s is a proud partner in our Apple Pie event.
The family friendly Apple Valley Fall Festival draws visitors from all over the high desert and beyond. Visitors to this year’s event can patronize retail and food vendors while country band “Against the Grain” plays from 10 a.m. to noon. The “Big Fat Steve Band” takes the stage from 1 to 4 p.m. with their blend of blues, country and rockabilly that has garnered a large local following in the High Desert.
Returning this year is the Paint-A-Truck art opportunity, as well as the hay maze. Desert Valley Towing will provide the 1972 Ford F250 truck on which artists of all ages can show off their painting prowess, and visitors can wander through the giant hay maze planned and operated by local area Girl Scouts as a service project.
Children are invited to play in the Kid’s Zone or spend some time with the local wild life in the petting zoo. Kids can also strut their stuff in the Little Apples on Parade that welcomes all stick horses, tot bikes, wagons, K-9 pals and strollers. Participant forms will be available on the day of the event at the Town booth or on line.
Auto enthusiasts are encouraged to bring hot rods, classic cars, military vehicles, muscle cars or off road vehicles to the festival’s car show. There is no registration fee and participants may drive away with a $100 prize.
Civic Center Park is located at 14999 Dale Evans Parkway. Visit www.AppleValleyEvents.org or call (760) 240-7000 X 7071 for more information. Licensed and friendly pets are allowed on leashes. Alcohol, barbecue grills and staked umbrellas are not allowed. Admission and parking are free. There may be small fees or suggested donations for some activities.
This event is made possible through the support of Desert Valley Towing, Mollie’s Kountry Kitchen, Burrtec Waste Industries, Y102, Apple Valley Smiles, Parkway Dental and our numerous community partners.