8:00. Deerfield APPLE FESTIVAL opens 😊
APPLE pie contest registration & pie drop-off opens
Pony rides & Camel rides open
Free petting zoo opens
‘Horse’ takes the stage w/live music
APPLE cider donuts go on sale
Fun Time Bounces open
Live Blacksmithing Demonstrations begin in the APPLE orchard
APPLE butter is being cooked in the APPLE orchard w/ Free Samples
APPLE sales open in the APPLE orchard
APPLE cider pressing demonstrations begin, w/ free samples
9:00 FREE Face Painting opens
FREE Air Brush Tattoos opens
10:00 APPLE pie registration closes
Equine Demonstration in the APPLE orchard
‘Deliberate Vibration’ takes the Stage with live A Capella music
James Embers performs ‘strolling magic’ throughout the festival grounds
WI APPLE pie championship judging begins
11:00 Equine Demonstration in the APPLE orchard
11:30 Free APPLE pie eating contest-adults
11:35 James the Magician; magic show on the stage
11:55 Free APPLE pie eating contest-youth (age 12 & under)
12:00 James the Magician; magic show on the stage
12:20 WI APPLE pie championship awards presentation
12:30 Live auction of Award winning APPLE pies-Benefit for Food Pantry
1:00 ‘Durango’s Old Timely Rascals’ take the stage with Americana & country music
Stoughton Norwegian Dancers perform in the APPLE orchard
Free face painting ends
2:00 Drawings for Free raffles take place
Free Air Brush Tattoos ends
3:00 2023 Deerfield APPLE FESTIVAL ends ☹
**all times are approximate
Bittersweet Blessings Farm is home to an heirloom apple orchard. Established nearly 90 years ago, the fruits from these trees are firmer, juicier, and tastier than those in most grocery stores.
Still talked about as a local fall destination when the apples, pears, and cherries ripen, the farm has a long history of providing fresh fruit to shoppers in southern WI.
From crafters to farmers, we have over 200 different vendors selling their products, each one different from the next. Our flea market and farmer's market offer spaces both inside and outside for vendors to set up.
Taking advantage of all that Wisconsin falls have to offer, we'll be offering fresh apple products right from our orchard on the farm including apple cider, apple cider donuts, apple butter, and hard apple cider. Stop out to pick some of these goodies up, you won't want to miss them!
At the Apple Fest, the majority of activities of the day will be centered around the apple. Some things include:
You can also take advantage of photo opportunities amongst the numerous fall/harvest decorations throughout the farm. Maybe even grab some $3 pumpkins for your fall décor.
Our famous Apple Cider Donuts made fresh on our farm with apple cider pressed on site from our very own apples.
Our orchard contains over 20 heirloom varieties of organically grown apples ready for you to handpick and take home. These apples are used in our apple butter available for purchase as well!
Our single ingredient fresh pressed apple cider is made on site using apples grown on our farm. Demonstrations and free samples available during the event. Purchase some while it's available!
If so, bring it on out to the Wisconsin Apple Pie Championship, featured at Bittersweet Blessings Farm's Apple Fest! Open to all Wisconsin residents and businesses, the top five pies will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to the Deerfield Food Pantry. Stop out to enter your best apple pie, or if you're more interested in eating some, remaining pies will be sliced up and sold off to enjoy too!
The top five pies are auctioned off with all proceeds benefitting the Deerfield Food Pantry.
Performing live all over South Central Wisconsin, Horse is back again for another great show! A local resident covering everything from Elvis to your favorite country hits, join us out on the farm to hear some fantastic local talent!
Ever wanted to ride a camel? New Beginnings Ranch out of South East Wisconsin will be bringing a petting zoo, camel rides, and pony rides to the farm!
Plus a FREE PETTING ZOO!
Most of their animals are given a second chance at life and give kids a great opportunity to experience these beautiful creatures up close!
Stop out to see a live blacksmith in action!
For any little one looking to transform into a tiger or unicorn or anything in between for the day, stop out to Painted Face's booth!
Add some art to your look with free airbrush tattoos from Amanda with Stop Complaining Marketing
If you've been seeking music free from terrifying trumpets, pernicious piccolos, and snarling saxophones, look no further than Madison Wisconsin's Deliberate Vibration! Formed in 2012, the members of D.V. will be happy to share instrument-free music, from oldies to modern music!
The Norwegian Dancers endeavor to entertain, culturally enlighten and instruct audiences with respect to traditional Scandinavian folk dance and authentic Norwegian bunads (costumes).
Stop out to hear Durango's Old Timey Rascals perform your favorite Americana, Old Schools Blues, and Country Music
Get your bounce on with Fun Time Bounces! Tickets for individual bounce houses or wristbands will be available for purchase.
All pumpkins are grown right here on the farm, in all shapes sizes, and colors, most selling for just $3.00 perfect for all of your fall needs!
We have gourds and squash available too for decorating and cooking, offering acorn squash, spaghetti squash, and butternut squash to name a few!
Various sizes of hay bales will also be available along with some other goodies to create the perfect fall look!