AppleFest and Apple Pie Baking Contest - AppleFest IS Westfield!

$10.00 Apple Pie Competition Entry Fee includes: Entry to Applefest event (a $5 value), a chance to win a fabulous prize (one prize per category) AND a free slice of pie (get to taste your own or a competitors!)

Contest is for amateur bakers only! 9-10” disposable pie pans preferred (or clearly mark your heirloom pie plate!)

Pies should be room temperature (“ready to eat”) and dropped off at the Pie Competition desk between noon and 1:00pm. Judging starts at 1:00pm! Winners announced at 2:00pm from the front porch of the Reeve House.

When you drop off your pie it will be labeled and you will be asked to indicate your contact information (phone or email) and which categories your pie should be entered into (it is automatically entered into “best overall” but might also qualify for one of these):

. Best pie baked from scratch (no store bought ingredients)
. Best pie baked by a guy (from scratch or with store bought pie crust)
. Best pie baked by a child under 16 (from scratch or with store bought pie crust)
. Best “anything apple” (does not have to be a pie – but must contain apples)

Rain Day - October 23rd.

The Fine Line performs at the Westfield Historical Society

On the afternoon of Saturday June 11th from 3:00-5:00pm the Westfield Historical Society will be hosting a fun music event with a good touch of history, to be held on the lawn at the Reeve History and Cultural Resource Center (314 Mountain Avenue, Westfield). We are delighted to have Al and Efrat, from the local band The Fine Line performing "The Story of the Billboard Hot 100 in Song and Word." Their performance will trace the history of the Billboard 100 - the music industry standard for charting recorded music since the inception of the Billboard (a printing company) at the end of the nineteenth century. The band, which many of you will be familiar with from their regular Saturday evenings at 16 Prospect in downtown Westfield, will "sing" the story of Billboard through the music of some of the greatest #1 songs of all time! This includes a special treat for Westfielders as included in the line-up is “Younger Girl" - a 60s hit from "The Critters" - a local Central Jersey band with a strong Westfield connection. Come to the event to find out more! Please pre-register for this fun event by calling 908-654-1794 or by e-mail to westfieldhistoricalsociety@gmail.com. Admission is a $5 donation to the Westfield Historical Society at the door. Light refreshments will be available for sale.

Reeve History & Cultural Resource Center - Phase II Development Plan

The Westfleld Education Center will provide a place to learn more about the historical foundations of Westfield, its people that helped develop the community into a most wonderful place to live. The Education Center will serve as a community focal point in Union County. Using its historical artifacts, documents and stories to paint the picture of life in the West Fields of Elizabethtown from its original Native American inhabitants, through its foundation as a colonial outpost of the British, to its growth as a multi-cultural community after European immigration swelled its population in the early 1900’s, the Education Center will serve as the center of the community. By unnfolding its narrative through a variety of exhibits, multi-media presentations, hands on programs and vibrant lectures and re-enactments, the History & Education Center will help animate our past and present a potential pathway to the decisions facing us in the future. Community spirit through volunteerism, religious institution community outreach and a growing and vibrant business community have always been the foundations upon which our community ranks as a leading place to settle and raise a family. 

Rooted in its history, Westfield reflects many people with many origins but a common purpose focused on community involvement where learning from the past is integral to the journey to the future. The Westfield Historical Society in its Education Center will bring to life, the narrative of its people and their activities that have made this town a focal point of life in Northern New Jersey.

Please help us by making a donation to our Educational Center fund. We need your help to make this a reality!