Annual Apple Recipe Contest will take place in Hendersonville on Aug. 29

Press Release

From the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Center

The Annual Apple Recipe Contest will be held August 29th this year at the First Citizens’ Plaza on Main Street in Hendersonville.  As usual many generous merchants have provided prizes for the winners this year.

Any interested individual may enter the contest by submitting the Recipe Entry Form and written recipe to North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Center, by August 25th.  There are six categories in which recipes and finished products can be entered – Gluten Free, Breads, Pies and Pastries, Desserts, Kids and Professional. 

The recipes must be original and not copyrighted.  The type of apple used should be identified in the recipe, which should contain at least two cups of apples or one cup of applesauce.

Contestants will bring their completed product to the First Citizens’ Plaza on Friday, August 29th between 8:30 and 9:30 am.  Judging will begin at 10:30 am.  Judges this year will include some familiar Western North Carolina and Henderson County faces.

First and Second Place winners will be announced in each of the categories, with a Grand Prize going to the best entry overall, around noon, after judging is complete.

Entry forms and a complete list of the rules and regulations can be picked up at North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Center, located in Jackson Park or online at to download a copy.  If you have questions, contact Renay Knapp, Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences or Ivy Olson, Administrative Assistant, at 828/697-4891.

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