Apple festivals Ohio 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 Feedback form.

Looking for a apple festival in Ohio 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 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 own website. 

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 cancel 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.

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2023 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 held.  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 offer, and community festivals tend to be less expensive so they are grouped separately. (of course not all states and areas have both.)
Following the festival listings are links to our easy to follow directions about making apple jam, freezing apples, apple pies and much more.

Community Apple Festivals

  • Applebutterfest - Weekend in (usually) mid-October
    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  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 this time.
  • Burton Apple Butter Festival, Century Village Museum -  October weekend
    St. Rts. 168 & 87, Burton,. OH. Phone: (440) 834-1492. Email": ‚Äč  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 am to 7 pm.
    South Broadway Street, Lebanon, OH 45036. Phone: 513-932-5631. Email: 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.
  • Hartford ApplHartford Ohio apple festivale Festival - September 17, 2021 to September 21, 2021
    Hartford, OH.
  • 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.
  • New Paris AppleFest - Friday September 10, 2021 from 4 pm to 10 pm, Saturday, Sunday, Saturday September 11, 2021 from 8am to end of Firework show and Sunday September 12, 2021 from 10am to 5pm
    New Paris, OH. Phone: 937) 903-6735. Email: Bring your family and friends to the friendly little Village of New Paris, Ohio for a three-day fun-filled street fair festival featuring: Craft Vendors, Artists, Apple baking contest, Food vendors, beer and wine garden, ziplining, carnival games and parade, Car and tractor shows, Kiddie tractor pull, Battle of the Bands! New Paris AppleFest Facebook page.
  • 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 pm to 9 pm and Saturday, from 9 am to 5 pm
    Van Wert County Fairgrounds, 1055 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891. Phone: 419-238-9270. Fax: 419-238-6408. Email: Fall Demolition Derby: Van Wert County Fairgrounds on
    Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 1 pm. 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 am - Pull 10 am, Mile Fun Run - North Gate - Saturday - 11 am, 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 am to 2 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.

  • Hidden Valley Orchards - Apple Fest from September 9, 2021 to September 13, 2021
    5474 North State Route 48, Lebanon, OH 45036. Phone: (513) 932-1869. Fax: 513-932-2869. Email: Open: Hours and availability of crops to pick varies; please call, email, or see our Facebook page for U - Pick days/times. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry U-Pick is late May until mid June; Blueberry and Red Raspberry U-Pick is late June to July; Apple U-pick begins in September to October; Pumpkin U-Pick is in October; Strawberry Festival is typically first weekend in June, Berry Festival is typically first weekend in July, Peach Festival is typically first weekend in August, Apple Festival is in mid September, Cider Festival is in early October; Festival Schedule: Strawberry Festival is early June, Berry Festival in early July, Outdoor Market is July , Peach Festival is in early August, Grape Day is late August, Apple Festival is mid September, Cider Festival is October, Santa and Cider Weekend is early December ,. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Click here for our Facebook page. Apples: Over 30 varieties of apples are available u-pick. They have lots of activities in the fall, and they have a nice deli-type area with a very well stocked store in an old barn.  Apple Fest from September 9, 2021 to September 13, 2021
    HERBS are new U-pick in 2021! .
    BLUEBERRIES - Late June, early July
    PEACHES - Mid to Late Summer
    GRAPES - Mid to Late Summer
    PUMPKINS - September and October.
  • Scenic Ridge Fruit Farm - Bauman's Orchards - Saturdays, in Late September and early October, September 18, 2021, September 25, 2021 and October 2, 2021, from  8 am to 5 pm
    2031 State Route 89, Jeromesville, OH 44840. Phone: 419-368-3353. Alternate Phone: 330-925-6861 during off-season, Fax: 330-925-5676. Email: Open: (open seasonal only Seasonal Only: July - October; Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm Click here for picking updates. Directions: From the North: I-71 South to250 East, turning onto 89 South. Proceed straight, through Jeromesville. Once you go over SR30, Scenic Ridge Fruit Farm will be on your left in about 1 mile. From the South: I-71 North to250 East, turning onto 89 South. Proceed straight, through Jeromesville. Once you go over SR30, Scenic Ridge Fruit Farm will be on your left in about 1 mile. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. June - Strawberries, July - Peaches, September & October - Apples Payment: Cash, Check. Apple festival last weekend of September and first two weekends of October. Spend a fun filled day at our family-owned and operated fruit orchard and retail farm market. Ride a hay wagon through the orchard to pick your own apples and pumpkins. Enjoy a petting zoo and many other relaxing family activities. Discover what a day in the country is all about. Scenic Ridge Fruit Farm directions. Apples, corn (sweet), grapes, peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, tomatoes, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, and prepicked produce, gift shop, tractor-pulled hay rides, petting zoo. The festival features:
    U-Pick Apples
    Homemade Cider Donuts - made while you watch!
    Apple Cider
    Food Truck on site
    Live Music
    Visit Our Farm Animals
    Pony Rides

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