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It's all about the Apples

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applefest-logo300px.gifAre you brushing up on your baking? Can you make a pie to die for?
Prove it to the community by entering the Cambridge Valley Apple Pie Bake-off. Enter your favorite pie recipe to be judged by the public and our panel of "professional" judges. Win bragging rights to the best apple pie in town and get your name placed on the menu of the Cambridge Hotel and your recipe used by the Hotel for 3 months, as the famous Pie ala Mode. There will also be CVCC gift certificates (as good as cash in chamber businesses) awarded to the first second and third prize winners. This contest is open to all amateur bakers, budding chefs & chef wannabes,(no professional bakers or chefs please). Pick up a registration form at many local businesses or on-line.

To find out more information, please go to www.cambridgenychamber.com and click on the Apple festival page. Or contact the Chamber by phone 677-0887.

Would you rather eat pie than bake pie? You can be an official taste tester of all of the pie bake-off entries. Public tasting is open from 11-2, with the semi-final results announced at 2 pm. The winner will be chosen by the professional judges at 5 pm.

GOBBLING PIE is also an option. The Cambridge Hotel, K Ward Realty and Stewart's Ice Cream are sponsoring a pie-eating contest scheduled for 4:00 pm during the festival. Whoever finishes their pie (ala mode of course) first wins! First and second prizes awarded. You can pre-register for the pie eating contest by picking up a form at local businesses, downloading the form off the Cambridge Valley Chamber of Commerce website or register the day of the event.

The Cambridge Apple Festival and Oktoberfest is a celebration of autumn. In addition to the apple pies, there will be children's activities, prizes for pumpkin painting and apple eating, plus crafts and vendor booths. The Bennington Beledi Dance troupe will entertain the crowds with their belly dancing. There will also be local musicians playing throughout the day.
OKTOBERFEST continues in the evening. The Cambridge Hotel is sponsoring the Albany based band Sirsy along with supplying festive food and drink as the party continues until 11 pm.

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