At South Britain Congregational Church: Church Apple Festival to Include Pies, Vendors

Apple pies will be a highlight of South Britain Congregational Church’s annual Apple Festival, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 25, at the church on Route 172 in Southbury. Church member Pam Hein, who will oversee the baking of more than 100 pies on the day before the festival, is pictured in a previous year.

SOUTHBURY – South Britain Congregational Church will host its annual Apple Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 25, at the church, 693 South Britain Rd. The event is known for its homemade apple pies, which have been pleasing area residents for more than 25 years. Members will gather at the church the day before the festival to bake more than 100 pies. Other baked goods will be available as well.

Bagged-to-go lunches will be available to be enjoyed in the outdoor picnic area. Each lunch will include a freshly made sandwich of pulled pork, chicken salad, egg salad, tuna salad or hummus and cucumber, along with coleslaw, chips, beverage and apple crisp. Gluten-free bread will be available on request.

Much of the festival takes place on the historic Green, where an array of vendors will set up shop and a schedule of musical entertainment is planned.

At the popular Pick-a-Prize, festival-goers will have the opportunity to win gift cards and merchandise donated by local businesses. A Silent Auction will offer those attending a chance to bid on fun and unique items and services.

The Country Store will offer arts and crafts, homemade candies, jarred goods and other assorted sundries.

Johnny Appleseed is expected to make an appearance.

Scoopin’ Ice Cream Shop’s homemade apple ice cream will be available at the snack bar on the Green, which will also serve hot dogs, apple cider and apple crisp throughout the day.

Upstairs in the parish house, shoppers will have the opportunity to browse what is traditionally the largest vintage jewelry sale in the area, with pieces for every taste and budget.

An extensive White Elephant sale will take place on the building’s lower level, with a curated collection of useful and decorative items at bargain prices.

Also downstairs, the Accessories Boutique will offer gently used purses, scarves, hats and the like, while the Man Cave will offer yard and garden items, tools, sporting goods and more.

The Apple Festival will take place rain or shine. The church is situated at the corner of Route 172 and East Flat Hill Road. Ample parking is available in the church lot and crossing guards will ensure visitors’ safety.

All activities will be Connecticut Covid-19 certified compliant. Masks will be required while indoors.

A limited number of vendor spaces remain.

Those seeking additional information may email 

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