Apple butter has been a part of our history for generations. Once again this year, apple butter making will be the focal point of a day long event for people of all ages and from all around our community.

On September 27, we will hold our second annual Apple butter Festival with live music, games, an outdoor service, and much, much more from 10:30am-4pm. We hope that this event also services as a community outreach and ask that you encourage people to attend.
So mark your calendars and volunteer to assist with this exciting event!

Here are just some of the happenings September 27:

Apple Butter Making

Outdoor Worship Service

Live music all day.

Sack Races

Cornhole Tournament

Apple Pie Contest

BBQ Lunch

Tractor Rides

Games & Activities for All Ages


Photo Credit to Sandra Hammit

Homemade Apple Pie Contest

Name *
Phone *
Does this pie contain nuts? *
By submitting this entry, I (the Entrant), promise that this pie is my original work and give Harrison Christian Church (HCC) my permission to feature my name and image in any HCC printed material and/or website without notice or compensation. *
You must agree to these terms to be entered. By selecting I agree, you are electronically signing this document.

Please pre-register by Sunday, 9/20.  Late registrants will be accepted, but knowing in advance will help us with planning for the contest.  To register, please complete the registration form below and place it in the basket in the church foyer.  Or, you may register online at HCC’s website.  

Please bring your pie, registration form (if not already submitted), and recipe to the HCC Kitchen by 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 27 (the day of the festival).  Judging will begin at about 2:20 p.m.  Once all of the pies have been judged, the results will be tallied on the spot and winners will be announced.  

 We give special thanks to our judges, members of ‘The Mountain Empire’ bluegrass band (our guest band for the day!). 

Pie judging criteria include:

  • appearance/presentation (20 points)
  • crust (20 points)
  • filling – consistency, flavor (20 points)
  • overall taste (25 points)
  • creativity (15 points)


Aside from the glory and high acclaim of having made the best homemade apple pie at HCC this year, the winner will receive a special gift to commemorate this prestigious accomplishment!   

Photo Credits to Jerry Haynes