10:00am Festival Starts

12:00pm Apple of Our Eye Awarded

Pie Contests Awards Announced

5:00pm Festival ends

Apple Pie Contest


Double Crust & Crumb Top


1st, 2nd, & 3rd place ribbons for each category

Plaque for Grand Champion

Awarded at 12pm at Haybale Auditorium on day of festival

Notification on DAF Facebook page


  • Crust & filling must be homemade, in a disposable pie pan and cooled to room temperature

  •  Recipe must accompany each entry

  • Pies become the property of DAF, Inc.

  •  Entrants may enter 1 or both categories

How to enter:

Bring pie entries to basement of Darlington United Methodist Church
2118 Shuresville Road, between 9–10am on the day of the festival. This is a no cost contest!

Questions: call 410-457-4823

Cornhole Tournament

This no-cost tournament, supported by the Bel Air Rotary Club, is open to all ages and levels of competition, and will be held during the hours of the Darlington Apple Festival! Whether you are new to the game or consider yourself a “pro,” check out the tournament behind the Applefest Headquarters.


Support Darlington United Methodist Church
—Located in the field behind the church


Pony Rides for the 2019 Darlington Apple Festival will be provided by
Freedom Hills Riding

Freedom Hills is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for the disabled and challenged. They offer equine facilitated therapy to individuals with physical and/or emotional challenges, as well as kids at risk and military veterans, with their physician's approval. They participate in the Special Olympics at county and state levels and has also participated in the National Games. Freedom Hills operates at Rolling Hills Ranch in the pastoral Maryland countryside. Services are provided to individuals in the Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania Tri-State area.