Willcox: Apple Annie’s pie competition and benefit – Sept 17 & 18

Eat Willcox apples

Do you have a winning apple pie recipe?

A celebration of all things Apple Pie!  Start your day with the famous “All-You-Can Eat” pancake with apple pie syrup breakfast, served both mornings from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.  Enjoy free samples of scrumptious apple pies!  Indulge in homemade Apple Crumb Pie ice cream!  Apple-smoked burger lunches are served 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (those burgers are mighty good).  Reminisce during complimentary wagon rides to the orchard for pick-your-own apples.

The Apple Pie Baking contest will be held Saturday, Sept. 17.  The local celebrity and pie-loving judges include Circle of Food Blogger, Karyn Zoldan; Contributing Dining Editor of Tucson Guide, Edie Jarolim; Tucson Foodie Blogger, Adam Lehrman; and Freelance Food Writer for Tucson Weekly, Rita Connelly.

KZ: I’m thrilled to be a judge.

All pie entries must be submitted by 1 p.m. at Apple Annie’s Orchard and judging begins at 2 p.m. Bring a copy of your recipe.

Apple Annie’s gift certificates of $100, $75 and $50 will be awarded to top three pies! ”My-Oh-My Apple Pie“ is a great way to celebrate the beginning of fall.  Please note: Willcox is 8 to 10-degrees cooler than Tucson!

Crafters from around Arizona will be selling beautiful handmade crafts  from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day  (plus Apple Annie’s gift shops have some really unusual items you won’t find at Bed, Bath, and Beyond).

A portion of the proceeds from My-Oh-My Apple Pie Weekend will benefit the Southern Arizona Lupus Foundation, March of Dimes, and Andrea’s Closet. Over the past nine years Apple Annie’s have donated over $68,000 to these great organizations.

For more information on this event and other Apple Annie’s events visit the website. Take I-10 to Willcox exit 340, turn onto Fort Grant Rd. for 5.5 miles, turn right on Nickels Rd. and follow signs.  Willcox is only a 60 to 75 minute drive  from Tucson.

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