Apple Day & Apple Pie Competition

Apple Day - Thursday 1 March

The Granite Belt is renowned for the freshest, crispiest, crunchiest, tastiest and juiciest Apples in Australia. From Jonathan, Pink Lady, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala, Sundowner, Kalei, Jazz to the famous Granny Smith Apple; we grow them all and now is the best time to eat Stanthorpe Apples.

Or cook with them. There will be the Apple Pie Competition and Apple Jelly Competition. This year’s judge is Ros Sutton from Sutton’s Juice Factory who makes one of the best Apple Pies in the district. For the Apple Pie competition the pastry must be homemade (not shop bought) and fresh (not pie) apples are to be used for the filling. After the competition, Ros will talk about how they make their juice and ciders from new season Stanthorpe apples. All entries to be submitted by 9:45am at the Farley Street Piazza. Pick up an entry form and an aluminium pie case from the Apple and Grape show room office (where the Fork & Cork Restaurant used to be).

Don’t forget to register for the Longest Apple Peel at 11:30am. Bring your favourite peeler as there is fierce competition for the bragging rights. A lot of fun and laughter is to be had on the way, with a Toffee Apple demonstration afterwards.

This day is proudly brought to you by Nicoletti Orchards and Daniel Nicoletti will be along to talk about the varieties and the reasons why Stanthorpe apples are so tasty and nutritious.

To finish our Paddock to Plate events we will have Andrew Simpson the Executive Chef at the Queensland College of Wine and Tourism whip up a tasty treat using fresh local apples from Nicoletti Orchards. It will then be matched with a wine from Banca Ridge. She’ll be apples all right!