Maine Apple Camp

A weekend dedicated to all things apples.

August 30-September 1, 2024

Calling all cider makers, orchardists, fruit enthusiasts and apple nerds!

Come learn about innovative orcharding methods, identifying and preserving heritage varieties, foraging wild fruit, cider making and lots more. Meet other orchard and apple lovers while spending a beautiful summer weekend in Maine!


Maine Apple Camp is a biennial event hosted by MOFGA. This year, we are thrilled to hold Maine Apple Camp at Camp Bishopswood in Hope, ME. Tickets include food and lodging for the weekend. We offer tickets on a sliding scale — please pay what you can afford. For more info on pricing and to secure your spot, click the registration link above.*

Questions? Check out our FAQ or email [email protected].

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*BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and MOFGA Journeypersons are welcome to register at no cost. Reduced rates are available for those wishing to attend Saturday only; as well as for children.

Apple Camp Gallery

2022 workshops included:

  • ​​Scrumping: A Fruit Forager’s Roundtable with Melissa Madden (Open Spaces Cider), Sam Bonney (Quivering Twig Horticulture), Matt Kaminsky (Gnarly Pippins), Maria Kennedy (Rutgers University, Cornell University) and Jason Mannaka (Know Your Roots).
  • Holistic Fruit Growers Roundtable with Eric Shatt (of Redbyrd Orchard Cider), Jason Mannka (of Know Your Roots), Kevin Clark (of Rose Hill Farm) and Laura Sieger (Maine Heritage Orchard).
  • Roundtable on Preserving Historical Varieties of Apples & Pears with Jason Bowen (Southern Heritage Apple Orchard at Horne Creek Farm), Dan Bussey (author of Illustrated Apples of Canada & North America), Dan Newman (historian of apples and pears in Maine) and John Bunker (Out on a Limb Apples).
  • Keynote: Orchard Restoration & Pear Breeding with Eliza Greenman (HogTree Orchard Pork).
  • Apple as Object: A Conversation About Apples & Art with William Mullan (the Pomme Queen and author of “Odd Apples”), Sean Turley (the Righteous Russet) and Ria Windcaller (Cider Chat).
  • Cider Makers Roundtable with Zack Kaiser (Absolem Cider), David Buchanan (Portersfield Cider), Jared Carr (Cornish Ciderhouse) and Jon Stein (Fogtown Brewing Company).
  • Exploring America’s Ciders: A Guided Cider Tasting with Dan Pucci (co-author of “American Cider: A Modern Guide to a Historic Beverage”).
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