About the Trip
On our way to the beach last fall, we saw signs for the annual “Apple Scrapple Festival” in Bridgeville, Delaware, which takes place every second weekend in October. Now, being born and raised Delawarians, we are very well versed when it comes to scrapple. For those of you who don’t know what scrapple is, let’s just say that nothing on the little piggy goes to waste. Yes, hence and therefore, scrapple is the ground up remains of the piggy that is made into a sausage-like material. Sounds gross? Yes…it is when you think of it like that. But, it browns up nicely and with a little mustard, it’s quite tasty. Anyway, we were feeling adventurous and pulled over to check out the ins-and-outs of the festival.
We arrived mid-morning and were able to find a parking spot alongside the road that was relatively close to the festival. There is no entrance fee. This event houses many arts and crafts vendors who have a lot of fall and Halloween décor for sale and there are rows upon rows of trade vendors. After scouring around, I picked up a cute Halloween sign to add to our Halloween home décor collection.
There’s a little amusement ride section for the kiddies and if you get hungry, there are lots of food choices to choose from; amongst them are apples and scrapple of course, but they offer standard festival fare as well. There is also a car show here. Boy did Dave have a time walking up and down the streets checking out the cars. There was also a Civil War reenactment camp that was set up and we got to watch them reenact a small battle scene.
It took us about an hour or two to walk through the festival—we stopped a lot. The festival offers a lot of other events such as Scrapple Chunkin,’ which is the sister event to Punkin Chunkin,’ as well as a baking contest.
If you are in the area, it’s a fun event to check out.
Ever been here? What did you think? Tell us about your favorite festivals!
WHAT WE BROUGHT
- Canon Powershot SD1000
The line to get a scrapple sandwich was about 200 deep. No joke. So, if you have a hankering for it, you gotta get there early. OR, you could just make your own if your grocery store carries scrapple.