Adams Morgan Apple Festival and Pie Baking Contest

October 28, 2017 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Adams Morgan Farmers' Market
1800 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20009
Adams Morgan Partnership BID
Adams Morgan Apple Festival and Pie Baking Contest @ Adams Morgan Farmers' Market | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

The Tenth Annual Adams Morgan Apple Festival returns Saturday, October 28 with the Apple Pie Baking Contest. The area’s bakers compete for the title of Best Apple Pie, and all for a good cause – proceeds of pie sales support Joseph’s House. The festival is organized by the Adams Morgan Partnership BID and the Adams Morgan Farmers’ Market, one of the longest running markets in the city. The free festivities take place at SunTrust Plaza at 18th Street and Columbia Road, NW, beginning with an heirloom apple tasting at 10:30 am, followed by an apple pie contest judged by local foodies and celebrities:
• Jonathan Cho, owner of Adams Morgan’s own BUL and Sakuramen restaurants
• Ted Guthrie, ANC1C Chairman
• Leon Harris, NBC4
• Alex McCoy, chef/owner of Lucky Buns restaurant (coming soon to Adams Morgan)
• Gabriela Mossi, Executive Director, Washington English Center
• Tess Palladino, Bitches Who Brunch food blogger

Esther Siegel and Michael Tabor from Licking Creek Bend Farm operate the farmers’ market and will supply free apples to registered pie contestants this Saturday October 21. Bakers will submit their homemade pies to compete for the top slot in four categories: appearance, filling, crust and overall. The festival also includes the melodic harmonies of Adams Morgan’s own viola musician Roy Hill, and will feature a pumpkin decorating station for the first time. All paper wares and utensils used will be biodegradable.

8 am: Adams Morgan Farmers Market opens
10 am: Pie delivery
10:30 am: Heirloom apple tasting
11 am: Pie slices go on sale
12 pm to 1 pm: Judging
1 pm: Winners announced
1 pm: Market & festival ends

Details: The event is free and open to the public. Pie entries are limited to 15; email AMPBID Operations Manager Brian Barrie to register for the pie contest at [email protected] Registrants may pick up free apples to make their pies on Saturday, October 21 at the market. Each registrant must bake three homemade 9” pies from scratch (one for judges, two for sale) and provide a list of their ingredients. After the judging is complete, pie slices cost $5 each and proceeds support Joseph’s House. To learn more about the event, visit