Ohio Apple Festivals in 2021
Update for 2021 and Coronavirus:
It looks like most festivals are returning for 2021, with the possible exception of some in lockdown-states like California, Michigan, New York. Even so, many festivals will not finalize or announce their plans until the last minute, so when we have not seen an update, we've left last year's data below and suggest you see the festivals website or call the festival as the date gets close to see if they will hold it this year.
Looking for a apple festival in Ohio in 2021?
(just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as
complete and current as this list, just updated! All the apple
festivals in Ohio we can find are listed on this page!
If you love strawberries, look for a festival near you below! And I'm always
looking for more apple festivals! Please write me, if
you know of any to add! I update the dates as soon as the festivals
publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually
the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's
I update this list
every year, but still click on the
links to the festival (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this
year's dates on the website for each festival. They may change or
at the last minute. . If they don't have a
website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S
DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.
Click here for the form to add a festival and have detailed information; or click
here if you have general information and are not connected with the event!
2021 Apple Festivals in Ohio - Where, When and More to Find an Apple Festival Near You!
Apples typically ripen from July (yes, some early varieties start
then, especially in southern areas)
through early November. Most apple varieties ripen in
Spetember and October and this is when most apple festivals are
Unlike strawberries, which grow almost anywhere, apples are
grown commercially in half as many states. They do not grow well in
very warm climates, like Florida, and along the Gulf coast, etc.
Apples require a certain number of hours of cold (below 40 F) in
order to produce fruit. So most commercial apple production and
apple festivals are north of Interstate 20 (I-20).
There are two general types of apple festivals 1) community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town and 2).
Apple festival held at and by a farm. They are different in what they
community festivals tend to be less expensive so they are grouped separately.
(of course not all states and areas have both.)
festival listings are links to our easy to follow directions about
making apple jam, freezing apples, apple pies and
Community Apple Festivals
Applebutterfest - Sunday October 12, 2008
Grand Rapids, OH. Historical reenactments with demonstrations and
presentations of pioneer skills such as candle dipping, blacksmithing,
pottery making, basket weaving, quilt making and metal spinning.
Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival -
Historic Roscoe Village has cancelled the Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival scheduled for October 16, 17, and 18, 2020 - Apple Butter Stirrin' will be held on
October 15-17, 2021, when we can have a fun-filled 50th anniversary event.
Coshocton, OH. Surrounding
hills, crafts, live music and apple butter simmering over an open fire at
this event for over 30 years. Event dates: The Craft Show and Sale runs from
10 am to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 am to 5 p.m. Sunday. Enjoy
live entertainment from the Main Stage 11:30 am to 6 p.m. Friday and
Saturday and from 10:30 am to 5 p.m. Sunday. So 2021 will be our 50th anniversary of this event. Holding the wellbeing of our staff, vendors, and attendees
as our top priority, we understand that the risk of hosting such an event is simply too great. After reviewing state and local bans on mass gatherings and
holding discussions with our local health departments, we recognize the uncertainty of the Coronavirus pandemic and believe this to be the safest decision.
To our vendors, entertainment groups, and friends of this event, we cannot thank you enough for your continued support, patience, and understanding during
Burton Apple Butter Festival, Century Village Museum - October weekend
St. Rts. 168 & 87, Burton,. OH. - The annual celebration of Fall. Enjoy the
aroma of sweet apples simmering over a wood fire in old-fashioned copper
kettles, warm apple butter, fine arts and crafts show, storytellers, games
and more. Visit the five fully furnished homes where pioneer crafts such as
weaving, rug hooking and spinning can be enjoyed. Admission (in 2006): $5
adults, $3 children ages 6-12, seniors and children under 6 free. Hours: 10
am to 5 p.m. Call for information 440-834-1492.
Country Applefest - Saturday, Saturday September 26th 2009 from
10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
South Broadway Street, Lebanon, OH 45036. Phone: 513-932-5631. Email us at:
[email protected]. Formerly known as Lebanon's "Applefest" PLEASE
NOTE: The Country Applefest is a RAIN or SHINE event. Over 200 booths filled
with food, crafts, and farmers market items. Lebanon, Ohio Comments from
a visitor on September 21, 2008: "WE have gone to the festival in past
years. It is fun!"
Enon Apple Butter Festival -
Enon, OH. See apple butter being made the old fashion way in 50 gallon
copper kettles, cooked over open fires. Canning and selling of the apple
butter is done at the festival in the afternoon as it becomes ready.
Admission to the festival grounds is free. Free parking is available.
Jackson County Apple Festival -
several days in late September see
Schedule of events.
Jackson, Ohio. Phone: 740-286-1339. The Jackson County Apple Festival has
been welcoming people into Jackson from near and far for 64 years and become
one of the largest and most respected festivals in Ohio.
Oak Harbor Apple Butter Festival - mid October weekend
Oak Harbor Apple Festival, downtown Oak Harbor in Ottawa County. A weekend
of family fun, food, entertainment, vendors, grand parade, apple dumplings
and apple pies, apple treats, crafters, contests, car show on Sunday. Find
it here. Free admission. Call for information 419-898-0479.
- Van Wert County Apple Festival - mid October, Friday, from
4:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday, from 9:00am-5:00pm
Van Wert County Fairgrounds, 1055 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891.
Phone: 419-238-9270. Fax: 419-238-6408. Email:
[email protected]. Fall Demolition Derby: Van Wert County
Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 1:00pm. Free Admission, Free Parking, Free Wagon
Rides, Free Entertainment, Free Activities, Food & Crafts, Apples, Cider,
Apple Pie, Apple Dumplings, Apple Butter, Hot Caramel Corn, Hot Sandwiches,
Indian Tacos, Chili, Beverages, & More. Apple Exhibits & Informational
Pamphlets, Outdoor Cooking, Huge Craft Exhibit with over 90 Crafters,
Antique Tractor Pull - Grandstand - Saturday - Weigh-In 8:00am - Pull
10:00am, Mile Fun Run - North Gate - Saturday - 11:00am, Children's Games -
Tent at South End of Commercial Bldg (Kingsley Church), Puppet Show -
Entertainment Tent - Saturday - Hourly beginning at Noon (Calvary Church),
Flu Shot Clinic - Friday Evening & Saturday Morning, Child Photo IDs -
Sheriff's Bldg on Fairgrounds - Saturday - 10:00am-2:00pm.
Farm Apple Festivals
In addition to community and church festivals, some private farms have their own apple festivals.
See each farm for this year's dates (they often do not announce them
until the end of May). They usually have PYO apples then, too.
Also, scroll down to see the links to recipes, freezing, canning and jam making
directions at the bottom of the page.
- We will be adding these as we find them; Please write me,
if you know of any to add!
Related Apple Information: Freezing, Making Jam,
Canning, Apple Pies, Recipes and More
Also, see our pages on easy illustrated apple
Recipes and Canning directions
For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!