Casey County Apple Festival – Liberty, Kentucky – My Experience

This post documents my experience on September 24, 2022.

There are two things I learned about Liberty, Kentucky this weekend:

1.) They have a Liberty Bell of their own made by the same company that made the one in Philadephia.

2.) The world’s largest apple pie is made their annually at the Casey County Apple Festival

…but let’s first talk a little about the festival (we’ll get back to the pie later).

For me, the heart of the Apple Festival was at Courthouse Square…

…where most of the food trucks were parked, offering BBQ, tenderloin (Joey’s BBQ/Aunt Bee’s)…

…hamburgers, street tacos and more (Lunch Box/Tortilla Junction).

Here, there was also a dining tent…

…two nearby stages with plenty of scheduled entertainment…

…and this impressive setup by Annie’s Sweets and Gifts

…which had more apple products than any other booth at the festival.

From the square, visitors could take a path down to a carnival (not yet opened here)…

…or join the masses down one of two vendor-filled streets…

…selling just about anything and everything under the sun…

…including handmade Christmas ornaments and photo slates…

…framed and matted artistic prints…

…beautiful Kentucky-shaped woodworking (West Woodworking)…

…a lot of women’s clothing (Rusted Roots Boutique)…

…and even more food vendors mixed in (Casey County Pork Producers/Shaggy’s Concession).

There were also many tables set up by the local softball team (Liberty Elite)…

…the local church, county public library (Liberty Assembly of God/Casey County Public Library)…

…state police (Kentucky State Police)…

…and area beekeepers (Green River)…

…many of which were able to raise funds for their groups (Clementsville Volunteer/East Casey Volunteer)…

…via firearm raffles, which was the fairly popular type of raffle (Veterans of Foreign Wars 5704).

In the midst of all these vendors…

Photo taken by festival guest

…sat a really big oven that had been cooking all night long…

Photo taken by festival guest

…until the 12 o’clock alarm signaled the forklift to start up…

…and carefully set down the world’s biggest apple pie (told you we’d get back to it).

As many people anxiously waited for their free serving of pie…

Photo taken by festival guest.

…volunteers scooped up sections of the pie to be served…

Photo by festival volunteer

…and the lucky ones even got some ice cream with it.

I, unfortunately, couldn’t wait long for the pie, but I wasn’t complaining…

…because, when I first arrived at the festival and parked at the First Church of God…

…they were kind enough to give me a free hot dog.