2021 Apple Scrapple Festival
Almost thirty years ago, several of Bridgevilles finest began discussing ways of promoting the town and the agriculture industry that is so prevalent in western Sussex County. Some of the best apples around are grown nearby at T.S. Smith and Sons Farm, and since agriculture is a leading industry in the area, it seemed like a good idea to showcase them. Its hard to drive through Bridgeville during the summer and NOT notice the distinctive smell of scrapple being processed. RAPA Scrapple was incorporated in 1926 and has been producing those tasty blocks of scrapple ever since. So the Apple Scrapple Festival was born.
Apple Scrapple has grown from 2500 visitors in 1992 to over 20,000 now and was incorporated in 2002. It has become a major fundraiser for local community organizations and helps elevate awareness of the agricultural profession in lower Delaware.
Festivities begin at 4:00 pm on Friday evening with the carnival, food court and street dance. Things start up again on Saturday morning with carnival rides, kids games, live entertainment, car show, trade show, two craft shows and and delicious food vendors including: apple dumplings, scrapple sandwiches, oyster sandwiches, hamburgers and hotdogs, barbecue beef sandwiches, ice cream, and much more.
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