Apple Festival Baking Contest

Apple, Spice, and Everything Nice-The 2022 Apple Festival Cooking Contest is here, so get ready to bring your A game! 

On October 7, 2022, bring your favorite apple dish to the 2022 Unicoi County Apple Festival Cooking Contest, sponsored by the Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce and UT Extension Unicoi County.

This year’s contest will be held at the Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce Office in downtown Erwin. Entries will be accepted from 11am-12pm, with closed judging to begin at 12pm.
The three categories for the contest will be Apple Pie, Apple Cake, and Youth Candy Apple Decoration (ages 17 and under). Only one entry per category will be accepted. Entries for Apple Pie and Apple Cake categories must include at least one cup of apples, applesauce, or dried apples. A copy of the recipe must be included with the entry to qualify for judging. Youth candied apples must include all edible ingredients with a list of those ingredients. They will be judged on originality, display, and pairing with apples.

Prizes in each category will be $50 for first place, $30 for second place, $20 for third place. Winners will be announced on stage at 2:00pm.

For more information about the contest, call the Chamber of Commerce (423) 743-3000, UT Extension (423) 735-1637, or email Tracy Chandler, Extension Agent, at tpate6@utk.edu.

Apple Festival 4-Mile Road Race & 3K Race Walk

Runners from across the region will converge on the streets of Erwin on Saturday, Oct. 8 for the running of the Unicoi County Apple Festival 4-Mile Road Race and 3K Race Walk. The event will again be coordinated by the Unicoi County Family YMCA. 

Pre-registration for the running event is $20 through September 11 and $30 from September 12 through October 5. Regular registration between October 5 and October 8 is $40. All participants receive a souvenir T-shirt. 

Professional race-timing will be managed by We Run Events. On-line registration is available at www.werunevents.com

The event is held at the Unicoi County Family YMCA at the corner of Ohio Avenue and Love Street in Erwin. Contact the YMCA at (423) 743-3361 for more details.

Blue Ridge Pottery Show & Sale 

The National Blue Ridge Pottery Show and Sale is a must-see for collectors and enthusiasts of Blue Ridge Pottery.  Rare pieces are often found during the show. Individual pieces and complete sets are available for sale during the event.  Dozens of vendors from across the country will be represented during this year’s Blue Ridge Pottery Show and Sale.