Apple Festivals in 2023: Where, When and More to Find an Apple Festival Near You!
Looking for a Apple festival in September 2023? There is no other listing as
complete and current as this list, just updated! Apple festivals are held through the United States,
Canada, Britain, and
Australia and much of the world. All the Apple
festivals we can find are listed on this page!
If you love apples, look for a festival near you below! And I'm
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
Especially this year, due to Coronavirus, be sure to click on the
links (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this
year's dates on the website for each festival. 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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Apple Festivals in 2023: Where, When and More to Find an Apple Festival Near You!
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Arkansas Apple Festival
- the first weekend of October
Lincoln, AR. Since 1975, the Arkansas Apple Festival brings arts and crafts,
fair food, kids activities and apples galore to the Northwest Arkansas
Region every October. Just 20 miles down the scenic drive of Hwy 62 from
Fayetteville, Arkansas this festival combines down home southern goodness
with fresh harvest apples to give attendees just a glimpse of what life was
like in the Apple Capital of Arkansas many years ago. Whether you come for
the free apples slices, the great fair like and food truck goodies, or to
buy your year supply of that favorite jelly sold on the square by the
attending crafter, the Arkansas Apple Festival will not disappoint.
Click here for our Facebook page.
Apple Scrapple Festival - apples, Cooked or baked foods for
sale, parking provide free, Shuttle buses to/from parking, gift shop,
musical entertainment, cooking or fruit/veg judging, FREE admission,
Downtown, Bridgeville, DE 19933. Phone: 302-337-7135. Open: Second
full weekend in October; Friday, 4pm to 10:30pm; Saturday, 7am to
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards,
Click here for our Facebook page.
Georgia Apple Festival - Second and third weekends in October
Ellijay, GA. The Ellijay Lions Club, the Gilmer County Chamber of
Commerce, and the cities of Ellijay and East Ellijay invite everyone to come
and enjoy the 34th year of the Georgia Apple Festival. There are over 300
vendors with handmade, hand-crafted items, as well as many on-site
demonstrations of how selected types of crafts are made. This year promises
many new crafts as well as favorites from past festivals. There is a parade
and antique car show each year. The parade is on the second Saturday. 32th
Annual Georgia Apple Festival From the mountains of North Georgia .
Producing 600,000 bushels of apples each fall, Ellijay/Gilmer County is
Georgia's Apple Capital, so it's only natural that the second and third
weekends of October each year, people from all over the nation come to
Ellijay to celebrate the apple. Handmade arts and crafts, homegrown
entertainment, and plain old fun, combine with every apple product
imaginable to make the weekends a family adventure. Throw in the colorful
fall leaves, crisp mountain air, sky-blue days, and star-studded nights and
you will want to visit again and again. Sponsored by the Gilmer County Chamber
of Commerce and the Ellijay Lions Club, the festivities include a car show
and a parade.
Call the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce
office for more information (706) 635-7400 -
. Also see
ELLIJAY CELEBRATES 34 FUN-FILLED YEARS!
- Apple Pickin' Jubilee at Hillcrest Orchards - September weekends -
Pick your own apples are (typically - it change change from season to season) from early September to October 31 (or until apples are picked out) on Saturdays
and Sundays ONLY.
Always see their website for updates, as conditions can change overnight!
9696 Hwy. 52 E., Ellijay, Georgia 30536. Phone: 706-273-3838. Fax
email@example.com. Pick your own
apples, wagon rides, playground, pig races, moonshine museum, entertainment, food, corn maze, petting farm and pony rides. The 2021 admission is $15.00 per
person (walking age and up) to that one.
- Also see this page for detailed information, including reviews and photos of Georgia apple orchards
Casey County Apple Festival
- 1 week in mid September
Liberty, KY Casey County Apple Festival. The
Festival features some 200 vendors displaying Arts & Crafts, Food & Flea
Market Booths, plus various pageants & Car Show!
Reid's Orchard - Saturday, October
16, 2021 from 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday, October 16, 2021 from 12 pm to 6 pm
4812 Kentucky 144, Owensboro, KY 42303. Phone: (270) 685-2444. Open:
Kentucky Proud Reid's Orchard Mon - Sat 8 am to 7 pm Sun: 10 am to 5 pm . Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash,
Check, Debit cards, Visa, MasterCard . The Apple Festival is an event for
the whole family with 20 food booths, 90 crafts booths, entertainment,
demonstrations and carnival riders. The festival has been named a Top 10
event by the Kentucky Tourism Council and a Top 20 event by the
southeast Tourism Society which covers eleven states. Save the dates on
your calendar. They have apples, gift shop, concessions or refreshment stand, picnic area, pumpkins brought in from the field,
Bouncy castle or moon bounce, petting zoo, birthday parties, weddings
and wedding parties, tours of the operation, group tours
A visitor writes on August 10, 2013: "Great - local people."
- Annual Apple Fest - Saturday near the end of September, from
10 am to 4 pm. (Saturday, September 29, 2018)
Monmouth Museum, Main Street, Monmouth, ME.
firstname.lastname@example.org. he Apple Fest serves as the
Museum's end of season fund raising event and brings the community
together for a day full of fun and interesting activities for adults and
children. Thanks to kind donations of homemade apple pies from
Monmouth's great cooks, Apple Fest is the Museum's way of celebrating
the apple for which Monmouth orchards are famous. The Apple Fest also
exposes people to a variety of apple related activities such as cider
pressing, apple arts and crafts, stenciling, displays of apple
varieties, and historic artifacts associated with the harvesting and
processing of apples.
- Cornish Annual Apple Festival - Held on the last Saturday of
18-24 Main Street, Cornish, ME 04020. Phone: 207-625-4993.
Each year, this FREE festival is held from 9 am to 4 pm in the
center of Cornish village in historic Thompson Park and features more
than this season's apples, freshly pressed cider and other apple
products from local vendors. This event features: Over 50 vendors
offering jewelry and crafts.
Darlington Apple Festival - Saturday,
early October 10 am to 5 pm
Shuresville Road, Darlington. The festival includes an outdoor stage with
all day entertainment, hundreds of country crafters exhibiting and selling
their work, a fall harvest of mums, pumpkins, and of course, Apples ! There
is also a children's area with games and pony rides and kids can even stuff
their own scarecrows. There are also hayrides for the whole family all day
long. And Food !!! All the usual things plus pit beef, barbecue, apple
fritters and of course, Maryland Crab Soup. Darlington Apple Festival facebook page.
- Apple Squeeze Festival- weekend in late September, call for this
Lenox, MA. Phone: 413-637-3646. Celebrates autumn and the first apple
pressing for cider. The village of Lenox becomes a country fair with live
entertainment, crafts, face painting, sidewalk vendors, dog show and a
giant-pumpkin contest. Lots to eat with apple pies, pancakes and cider at
this festival. Join local shops, restaurants, artisans, musicians, farm
stands & performers as Lenox celebrates the apple harvest with a fun &
engaging street festival for all ages. PARKING:
Housatonic Streets will be CLOSED TO PARKING from 12am Saturday until 5pm
Sunday. Through traffic is closed on these streets from 9 am to 5 pm both
Saturday & Sunday.
B.U.T.I. Tanglewood, Shakespeare & Company, &
Morris Elementary will have parking for visitors to the event.
- Franklin County Cider Days
- First weekend in November
Franklin County, Massachusetts. CiderDays is
an annual community celebration of all things apple in beautiful Franklin
County, Massachusetts. 2018 marks our 24th year with tours, cidermaking and
tastings, workshops and much more in orchards and venues county-wide from
Ashfield, Deerfield, Turners Falls, Shelburne Falls, and Colrain to New
Salem and the towns in between. Whether you are a cider aficianado (hard or
sweet), make your own cider, are an orchardist, like hanging out in bucolic
orchards, or just enjoy soaking up all the goodness of autumn in New
England, CiderDays is your event! There is a charge for some of the events
but many of the workshops and activities at the
Johnny Appleseed Days Festival - Saturday every year in mid
September from 6 am to 7 Pm (Rain date
September 20, 2008) )
Leominster, MA. The Johnny Appleseed Festival began in 1994 and today, the
event has two days of celebration, including the Johnny Appleseed 5K Road
Race, and the Johnny Appleseed Parade. Johnny Appleseed is celebrated by the
city of his birth.
Afton Apple Orchards annual apple festival - 2nd and 3rd
weekends in October
14421 90th Avenue South, Afton, MN. Phone: 651-436-8385. Directions:
From Saint Paul: I94 east to Manning Ave South. Right on Manning 9 miles
to 90th St. Turn left on 90th. Go 2 1/2 miles to Afton Apple Orchard on
right. Follow signs. The apple festival is held on the 2nd and 3rd
weekends in October at Afton Apple Orchard in Washington County. We have
hayrides, large playground, petting farm, straw mountain, concessions,
cider pressing demonstrations, face painting and plenty of other apple
time favorites. 10am to 6pm Saturdays and Sundays. Call 651-436-8385 for
La Crescent Applefest - Click here for dates and schedule of events
La Crescent, Michigan. Email:
Kimmswick Apple Butter Festival - October
Downtown Kimmswick, MO in Jefferson County. The Apple Butter Festival is
estimated to draw near 100,000 people. The Apple Butter Festival is
FREE, $5+ for parking. Paid parking will be available off of Highway K
with just a short walk into town. Visitors may park at Windsor School
campus and ride a free shuttle bus into the Festival. The busses will
run throughout the day shuttling visitors to/from the parking area at
the School. There will be hundred's of vendor booths throughout the city
park selling a variety of crafts and food items. Live entertainment will
also be provided by the City of Kimmswick and the Kimmswick
Merchants.The Apple Butter Festival started in 1977 and has been growing
larger and larger each year ever since. All of the town shops are open
and accessible only via foot traffic. Don't forget to buy some of the
famous apple butter made fresh during the festival by the Kimmswick
Historical Society at the Apple Butter Pavilion on Market Street. From
past experience, we have found that the best time to arrive at the Apple
Butter Festival is between 10am and 11am on Sunday morning due to the
fact that many people are in church. To reserve a booth for this years
Apple Butter Festival, call (636) 464-7407.
- Apple Jack Festival
Nebraska City, Nebraska. Ranked one of the Top 10 Fall Festivals in North
America by the Society of American Travel Writers, Nebraska City's apple
harvest celebration is fun for the whole family. Take part in the
festivities all weekend long with a parade, a car show, the AppleJack Fun
Run/Walk, AppleJam Fest, and an array of craft shows. Then head out to Arbor
Day Farm, Kimmel Orchard, and Union Orchard to pick your own apples and
stock up on all of the tasty apple treats!
The mother of all fruit-based
festivities and ranked in the top 10 of fall festivals by the Society of
American Travel Writers. Perfect for hipsters and hip replacement candidates
alike, this is the festival most folks think of when they think "Nebraska
City." Fun for the whole family, including grouchy Aunt Edith.
- Sullivan Farm Charity Apple Fest - Sunday, usually in mid-October from 10 am to 4 pm.
70 Coburn Avenue, Nashua, NH 03063. Phone: 603-595-4560. Directions: Exit 6
Broad Street, also know as Route 130 West to Coburn Avenue. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in
October. Payment: Cash,
Visa, MasterCard. Apple pie contest, hay rides, face painting, pumpkin
decorating, scarecrow making, food & refreshments, musical entertainment,
fire truck demonstration and much more!!!. apples, produce for sale,
parking provide free, snacks and refreshment stand, musical entertainment,
cooking or fruit/veg judging, restrooms, face painting.
- Nichols Ranch and Orchards - cherries, Apple Festival,
apricots, plums, figs,
236 Cottonwood Canyon Road, La Luz, NM 88310. Phone: (575)
430-7953. Open: starting with cherries, U-pick or we pick June thru end of July. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. We have
600 cherry trees over featuring 15 varieties including Bing, Lambert, Stella, Sam, Rainier, Royal Anne and Mount Morenci.. We have approximately 20 acres with
3,000 trees, with both old and new apple varieties, such as Gala, Red and Yellow Delicious, Jonathan,Honey Crisp,
Rome, McIntosh, Golden Supreme, Fuji, Black Twig, Stayman and Red Winesaps,
and not least but last Arkansas Black. We have 80 trees of Wilson Delicious
apricots- large, firm, beautiful color and flavor. We also have Cherry
plum, Red heart and Elephant heart plums, Alberta and JH Hale peaches, Brown
turkey figs, Bartlett pears, Sugar prunes, Grandprize prunes, and Blue
Damson plums. We have Limousin- Angus cross cattle, grass fed. Call for
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
Cherry Season: June/July; Pick Your Own Cherries usually starts at the beginning of starts June, Apricot picking starts in mid-June and will go into the
month of July. We keep apples fresh and crisp in cold storage throughout the winter. Our apple cider-pressing season lasts from September to November.
They also have on-farm festivals: Apple Festival,
Pumpkin Patch, (UPDATED: February 9, 2023, JBS)
Comments from a visitor on June 21, 2010: "The owners and employees were very
kind and helpful and the cherries were chin dripping juicy."
- South Carolina Apple Festival - 5 days in early September, Annually
starts the week after Labor Day through the next weekend.
Westminster, SC 29693. Phone: (864) 647-7223. Email:
Festival@WestminsterSC.com. Celebrates the beginning of apple harvest
season in Oconee County, the largest apple-producing area in the state. The
annual festival is held in
Westminster, since 1961. Whether you enjoy
whitewater rafting, shopping for arts and crafts, browsing antique
shops, attending a
world championship rodeo or just kicking back and listening to
live musical entertainment, the Apple Festival offers something for
everyone in the family. Most of the events are free and are planned with the
entire family in mind. Also see:
2005 Schedule of Events,
andScenes from the 2004 Festival.
- Country Apple Orchard Apple Festival - Saturday
usually late September Saturday 10 am through 5 pm; Sunday 12 pm through
27249 SD Highway 115, Harrisburg, SD 57032. Phone: 605-743-2424.
Directions: We are conveniently located 3 miles south of Sioux Falls on
Minnesota Avenue. Includes apple picking, homemade pies, horse drawn hayrides, pony
rides, train rides, art & craft booth. CITE Inflatables, food & bushels of fun
for everyone. Apple Fest activities include hayrides and tractor
wagon rides for people to pick their own apples, pony rides, kiddie train
rides, Bounce Around Inflatable Playground, Children's bam, face painting,
home made apple pies, caramel apples, Kettle Korn, BBQ, and much more. This
is a great experience for the whole family. (ADDED: September 08, 2013X)
- Unicoi County Apple Festival - Friday and Saturday, in early
October, from 8 am to 8 pm
100 South Main Avenue, P.O. Box 713, Erwin, Tennessee 37650. Phone:
(423) 743-3000. Fax (423) 743-0942. Email:
email@example.com. Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce. 2005
is the 28th year of the event. Over three hundred vendors lining the
streets drawing an estimated attendance of 90,000.
- Medina Apple Fest
- last week in July
Medina, TX. Event dates: Apple Fest .
Map and directions. Click
here for a printable PDF version of the schedule of events.
The Orchard Apple Butter Festival
Mid to late September, 10 am to 5 pm
12206 East Hwy 62, Idalou, TX 79329. Phone: 806-892-2961, Fax: (806) 892-2266.
firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Make sure to stop by the store and say hello! Apple
Butter Festival in early September on a Saturday and SUnday from
10 am to 5 pm, Come enjoy a delicious plate of BBQ for lunch! All
proceeds will benefit the Texas Boys Ranch. Come enjoy a delicious plate of BBQ for lunch! All proceeds will benefit the Texas Boys Ranch.
Live music while wandering through the activities area.
Shoot an apple high in the sky with one of our apple sling shots.
Pony Rides, Bounce House and climbing station.
Hayrides (for everyone), Cow Train (for the little ones)
J's Creamery all-natural Frozen
Caramel apples, Face paintings, Fresh Apple Cider, Arts and Crafts, Apple Turnovers/Pie, Apple Bobbing, Snow White, BBQ Lunch All BBQ
plates are $8 per plate (Includes: BBQ Sandwich, Chips, Beans, a drink and condiments) (UPDATED April 6, 2021,
Comments from a visitor on
April 18, 2011: "While they had REALLY good apples, and the
gentleman who was riding around in his tractor was very helpful
in locating the best apples, the lady who had rung us up for the
160 lbs. of apples we picked and half gallon honey we bought
couldnOpen: 't have been more rude to us. Considering we were
picking apples with 5 elderly men and women and 4 kids, we were
moving as fast as we could go. I have no idea if this woman owns
the farm, but we will try it one more time and give them the
benefit of the doubt. Maybe she was having a bad day? No matter.
The apples are very good and we never mind blemishes as long as
they are on a non-sprayed apple and kissed by genuine sunshine!
The honey was good. Pure because there was a honeybee floating
in the top! Love it! Wish they would have allowed me to bottle
my own though as the opening of their 1/2 gal. jar is way too
small. All in all, a fun trip for the kids and visiting
Circle J Ranch
- Apple Festival ~ October 2, 2021.
highway 16e, Ten Sleep, WY 82442. Phone: 307-366-2241. Alternate Phone:
email@example.com. Open: Monday - Friday 7 am to 5 pm Saturday and
Sunday 8 am to 4 pm May 1 to October 31 Monday - Friday 8 am to 3 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 2 pm November 1 to April 30 ( Main lodge
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates:
Click here for picking updates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, WIC
Click here for our Facebook page.
2 week Apple Festival in October.
The Annual Apple Festival is Circle J's largest fundraiser, held each year with
the apple harvesting an average of 6 thousand pounds of apples per year.
This Apple Festival is one of WY's Festivals you won't want to miss with a
home cooked lunch you will never forget including never ending apple pie.
Activities will include Apple Bobbin, Dancing, Chili, Apple Pie, Apple
Cider, Vendors, Crafters, Pumpkin Painting, Outdoor games and much much more. apples, apricots, pears, plums, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the
premises), gift shop, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations, events at your location
(call for info)
The Annual Blues and Apple Festival of Laubach - August 22 to 24,
Schlosspark, Laubach, Germany. Located near Frankfurt / Main, Germany, The
Annual Blues and Apple Festival of Laubach attracts about 20,000 visitors a
year and combines Blues Music and an Apple Festival. Tel. 0 6405 - 921 -
321. Fax 0 6405 - 921 - 352.
- Fiesta de la Manzana - September
Mexico. There's very little information available online about
this festival. Does anyone have more details?