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100th Anniversary “Your-Farm-Story” Contest

***DEADLINE EXTENDED!*** We’ve been getting so many great submissions, we want to keep it going a little longer! The NEW deadline for story submissions is October 19th.

Applecrest Farm is terribly proud to be celebrating its 100th Anniversary. Such a milestone is rare indeed. While hard work and plenty of good luck contributed to our farm’s longevity, we know we simply never could have made it without YOU, our loyal customers.

A century’s worth of generations and countless thousands of families have grown up with us right here at Applecrest. You pick apples here, you met your true love here, you worked here, you nearly died laughing here. Those who hold this farm dear to their hearts, do so for some unique and special reasons. Whatever your story, your farm tradition, your good or bittersweet memory, we want to hear it. And the best one wins $1,000!

Enter Applecrest’s 100th Anniversary “Your-Farm-Story” Contest by filling out the form below and uploading your essay (500 words minimum, preferably in a Microsoft Word document). 

You may also submit your entry by snail mail. Please send your typed, double-spaced submission to Attn: Applecrest’s 100th Anniversary “Your-Farm-Story” Contest, 133 Exeter Road (Rt.88), Hampton Falls, NH 03844. If submitting your entry by US Postal Service, be sure to include your name, address, and email address with your essay.

We’ll be announcing and reading the $1,000 winning essay at the farm on October 26th at 1:00pm. Following, all contest participants are invited to join us for a meet-and-greet reception under the big top where all can enjoy fresh-pressed cider and donuts, get a picture taken with Farmers Pete and Todd and share a story with fellow Applecrest fans.

Contest begins at 12:01 A.M. EST on September 28, 2013, and runs through 11:59 P.M. EST on October 12 19th, 2013. All submitted essays must be nonfiction. Open to legal residents of the United States age 18 or older at time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. Entries will not be returned. Click here for official contest rules.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How should I format my entry?
A. Essays should be submitted in English at a minimum of 500 words. Microsoft Word documents are preferred. Essays fewer than 500 words or handwritten will not be eligible to win.

Q. How do I submit my entry?
A. You have two options.

  • Fill out the form below and upload your submission.
  • Mail your entry to the farm.

Please be aware that due to the volume of submissions, we cannot send verification that we have received your specific submission.

Q. Can I choose to remain anonymous?
A. Unfortunately, we cannot consider anonymous entries for this contest.

Q. May I send in photos or other memorabilia that relate to my essay?
A. You are permitted to attach/upload a visual if it helps illustrate your story, but this is optional. Sending supporting materials will not improve your chances of winning. Please keep in mind if you are mailing your entry, your essay and any supporting materials will not be returned.

Q. How will essays be judged?
A. The essays are judged on the following criteria: relevance to contest theme, originality,creativity, and sound use of language.


The contest period has ended and a winner will be selected soon!


Applecrest Farm | 133 Exeter Road (Rt.88) | Hampton Falls, NH 03844 | Phone 603.926.3721 |