What better way to promote the agriculture industry of Western Sussex County than through the entertainment and excitement of the Bridgeville Apple-Scrapple Festival!
Live entertainment, delicious foods, and over 500 crafters and vendors will fill the streets of Bridgeville Friday, October 12 at 4pm! The event will kick off with the carnival, food courts, and street dance, continuing through the evening. Friday will be filled with fun and excitement, but it won’t stop there. The festival will start right back up again Saturday morning with all-you-can-eat scrapple until 11am. The rest of the day will consist of carnival rides, games, scrapple chunkin’, scrapple carving, live entertainment, a car show, and so much more!
Get in the spirit of the festival before it begins by taking part in the Kiwanis Home Decorating Contest! All decorations must be within the Apple-Scrapple theme. Judging will take place on Thursday, so they ask you have your decorations in place and complete by the Wednesday before the festival! Winners will then be announced on Friday night on the main stage.
Some of the best apples around are grown nearby at T.S. Smith and Sons Farm. Considering agriculture is a leading industry in the area, showcasing these apples at their very own festival seemed like a no-brainer to its founders.
So… where did scrapple come into play? If you have ever taken a stroll or drive through Bridgeville during the summer months, you should understand! It’s almost impossible to miss the smell of scrapple being processed. RAPA Scrapple in town began making scrapple in 1926 and hasn’t stopped since!
The Apple-Scrapple Festival has grown exponentially throughout the years, expanding from a mere 2,500 visitors in 1992 to the vats 25,000 that now take part in the event! The festival has become the town’s major fundraiser for local community programs and organizations and continues to help spread awareness of the agricultural profession in lower Delaware.