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Bridgeville Apple-Scrapple Festival 2023

One of the longest-running festivals in Sussex County, Delaware

The Apple-Scrapple Festival is an annual open-air celebration taking place during the second weekend of October in Bridgeville, Delaware. Held since 1992, the festival, celebrating the area's two famous foods, was included in the list of top 100 events in North America by the American Bus Association.

The highlights of the Bridgeville Apple-Scrapple Festival include a trade show, a craft show, an apple pie baking contest, a dance, a health & safety fair, as well as fun competitions, like the Ladies' Iron Skillet Toss, the Scrapple Chunkin' Contest, and the Mayor's Scrapple Sling. Live music will be available on the main stage behind the Bridgeville Fire Hall. The festival is also known for its car show featuring street rods, customs, pro-street, antiques, classics, muscle cars, and special interest cars.

Even though apples and scrapple are rarely eaten together, Bridgeville is a place that connects those two different foods. The area has been long known for its apple orchards. Meanwhile, scrapple, a loaf with pork scraps and flour, has been popular in Delaware since the 1920s. The Apple-Scrapple Festival, providing lots of fun, food, and entertainment, attracts about 35,000 attendees annually.

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