Indiana Apple Festivals in 2023
Update for 2023:
It looks like most festivals are returning, aside from those that were killed off by the lockdowns of the past 2 years. That took a heavy toll on their finances. I am checking with them day by day, if you have an update for an, please tell me via the
Looking for a apple festival in Indiana in 2023?
(just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as
complete and current as this list, just updated! All the apple
festivals in Indiana 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
Always click on the links to the festival to confirm this year's dates; weather and other conditions could cause a change at the last minute. 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!
2023 Apple Festivals in Indiana - 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
Allen County (Fort Wayne)
Cory Apple Festival - The Cory Apple Festival is at the
end of September every year.
Cory, IN. You can buy apples by the bushel there and they have flea
markets and craft stands. This festival is a huge hit and people
come from miles around to go. They have a little bit of everything.
Comments from a visitor on August 09, 2008: "I love the
festival and I know several other people that enjoy it too. The
town, Cory, is small town living at its finest. And it kicks off the
festival season here in western Indiana where we have the Covered
Bridge Festivals as well. "
- Johnny Appleseed Festival - mid-September, Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday
from 10 am to 5 pm (September 17, 2022 and September 18, 2022)
Johnny Appleseed Park - Archer Park, Fort Wayne, IN 46805.
Here you will find fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers & don't forget apple cider! Also a huge assortment of dried flowers and plants. You will
also find delicious bread, muffin, cookie, dip & sauce mixes you can take home and make fresh yourself.
FOOD BOOTHS: After a few hours of
shopping, watching pioneer demonstrations, and playing children's games, you will no doubt be ready to eat. Fortunately, the Johnny Appleseed
Festival offers you plenty of options!
CRAFT BOOTHS: Though out the festival grounds you will find an assortment of crafters. The items are
handmade from materials available in the wilderness areas where Johnny wandered sowing his apple seeds. Wood, Cloth, Glass and metal come
together in the array of finely crafted gifts for the willing buyer.
ANTIQUES & PRIMITIVES: The Antique and Primitives area is located
between the Festival Stage and the Trappers & Traders near the Johnny Appleseed Gravesite. More than 25 juried vendors offer a variety of
antiques and primitives.
DEMONSTRATORS: As I have traveled near and far, I have seen many wondrous things. I have heard beautiful music,
tasted food that was like nothing I have ever tasted before, yet watching people create the things they need for everyday living or to sell or
trade is the most interesting.
CHILDREN'S AREA: Ya know, I've been playing so hard with the kids down in the children's area I plum forgot to
tell you all about it. Well, why I collect my thoughts and take a break, let me at least remind you about all the fun games there are to do
here, including a really fun straw maze.
Nappanee Apple Festival - September 16,
2021 to September 19, 2021
Nappanee, IN. Phone: 574-773-7812 and 574-773-7810. Fax:
email@example.com. Apples galore! Classic Car
cruise ins, apple peeling contest, an apple bake-off, and antique
fire truck show are just a few of the traditional events that make
this festival great! Dozens of craft exhibitors, parade with bands,
brightly colored floats and of course the Apple Festival Queen!
There is no admission charge. Crates of the fresh fruit dotting the
downtown sidewalks. Food booths run by the Rotary to the sororities.
From fritters to cobbler and Dutch apple pie, you will find no short
lines, but plenty of time to catch up on the fall gossip. Sweet
cider is the drink of the day and the apple butter boiling in the
copper kettle can be taken home, if you're the patient type.
Bloomfield Apple Festival - apples, parking provide free,
Shuttle buses to/from parking, snacks and refreshment stand, parade,
musical entertainment, carnival rides, cooking or fruit/veg judging,
restrooms, picnic area, face painting, bouncy castles, Tents or other
provisions are made for bad weather, FREE admission,
Park, Bloomfield, IN 47424. Email:
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment:
Click here for our Facebook page.
- Woodbine Indiana Applefest - Last Saturday of September Every Year
P.O. Box 274, Woodbine, IA 51579. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.. From pies to pastries to slushies'
to carameled, the last Saturday of every September is dedicated to a
festival of everything APPLE! Located in Woodbine, IA, along the
historic Lincoln Highway, Applefest has drawn crowds of nearly
13,000 people! Along with our apples, we host one of Iowa's
largest car shows, which has attracted over 350 makes and models
from as early as the Model T Ford! We put on a craft show and also
support flea market and local business vendors... It's a great time
to start your holiday shopping! If food is your passion, we offer a
wide variety of delicious cuisine, sure to fit any taste!
After the day is done, be sure to check out the entertainment at the
beer garden located at 5th and Walker Streets. This event is
sponsored by Tommy Gate and Good Fellows, and is a great way to
relax after an eventful day! We hope to see you this coming
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
- Apple Festival of Kendallville - First full weekend in October,
Saturdfay from 9 am to 6 pm, Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm
902 Dowling Street, Kendallville, Indiana 46755. Email: email@example.com.. A large children's area with games,
activities, crafts and rides. A primitive traders village, demonstration buildings, a Civil War encampment and entertainment on 3 stages have
all been added over the years. Today the festival budget is over $80,000, and the festival hosts some 70,000 visitors each year. Nearly one
hundred crafters sell their wares at the festival and antique dealers fill the Merchant's Building.
- Spencer Indiana Apple Butter Festival - mid September -
last held in 2019; there is NOTHING current on the internet about it this year. COVID lockdowns claim another festival.
Spencer, Indiana. Held on the Square. There are a lot of craft booths
and contests and a parade on Sunday at 1 pm.
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.
- September 25, 2021 and September26, 2021 - Rain or Shine
369 East Greencastle Road, Mooresville, IN 46158. Phone: 317-831-4181. Fax:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: We are located 2 miles west of
Mooresville on Main Street. Approximately one mile west of town, Main Street
turns into Greencastle Road, immediately after White Lick Road.
click here for a map and directions.
Orchard, Concessions & Food: 8am until 8pm or dark whichever comes first
Crafter: 9 am to 5 pm
Join us for:
Picked and U-Pick Apples (Golden
Delicious, Red Delicious, Jonathan, and many other favorites)
Visit our Pumpkin Patch
Grilled Sandwiches and Hot Dogs, plus an
assortment of sides and drinks
Concession Stand is open
Homemade Apple Cobbler with Ice Cream
Homemade Breads Payment: Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard. Anderson Orchard Facebook page. Apple Festival and
Craft Fair: September. Visit our
Apple Varieties page for availability of your favorite apples.
Also chestnuts, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, and prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms,
picnic area, school tours
Comments from a visitor on May 04, 2010: "Pick your own apples, berries, etc.
Have annual fall festival with craft tent, etc. Large "barn" with gift shop,
restrooms, concessions, etc"
- Stumler Orchard and Restaurant's annual AppleFest. -
early October weekend - Saturday, from 10 am to 8 pm. and Sunday,
October 3, from 10 am to 6 p.m
Galena, IN.. This is the 22nd year for the event. There will be fun
for all with arts and crafts, flea market, demonstrations, pony
rides, petting zoo and family games. There will be a kiddie tractor
pull with registration both days at 1 p.m. with the pull being held
at 1:30 pm There will also be pumpkin painting, hayrides to the
pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin, or pumpkins available in all
shapes and sizes. "Ol Hess" the magical clown will be on the grounds
both days from 11 am to 4 p.m. making balloon animals and doing his
magical tricks. Antique gas engines and tractors will have a "Show &
Swap Meet" both days. Plenty of food will be available outside under
the tent, including barbecue, country fries, fish, brats, chili and
bean soup, cornbread, chicken and dumplings and much more. Inside
the restaurant there will be fried chicken and roast pork dinners.
Also available will be apple dumplings, pumpkin pie and fried apple
pies. Caramel apples, as well as plenty of plain apples, will be
available for purchase at the farm market. Riverside Cloggers will
perform on Saturday at 1 pm, along with other dance groups. Rainbow
Dance Group will perform on Sunday at 2 p.m. There will be live
music both days as well. Directions to Stumlers: Take I-64 west to
Exit 119, go to Galena and turn right onto Navilleton Road. Follow
Stumler Orchard and Restaurant's red and white signs.
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!