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Grand Rapids, Ohio

This festival is especially well known for the history it presents both through 100+ juried craftsmen and the demonstrations & presentations that occur throughout the day. This history-based day will be filled with re-enactors and volunteers doing demonstrations of pioneer skills such as candle dipping, blacksmithing, pottery making, basket weaving, quilt making and metal spinning.

Apple Butter Stirrin' Festival
Coshocton, Ohio

Always a favorite, this festival combines the beauty of autumn with crafts, live music and apple butter simmering over an open fire. The hills that surround Roscoe Village come alive in their autumn splendor to provide the perfect backdrop for an event that has been a favorite for over 30 years. Rest at the Main Stage and enjoy a weekend of great music or stroll through the displays of over 120 costumed vendors as you enjoy this celebration of autumn. The Craft Show and Sale runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Enjoy live entertainment from the Main Stage 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Warwick, New York

Applefest and Craft Show
Coldwater, Michigan

Apple Festival
Springville, California

Apple Festival and Craft Show
Goold Orchards; Shodak, New York

Apple Harvest Hoedown and Quilt Show
Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
Lots of old fashioned fun including great music, square dancing, apple contest, games, quilting shows and demos.

Arkansas Apple Festival
Lincoln, Arkansas
The Arkansas Apple Festival is held every year during the first weekend of October in Lincoln, Arkansas. It is guaranteed to provide a weekend of fun for the whole family, no matter how old you are. Join us as we celebrate our bounty of apples and three days of wholesome family entertainment at the Arkansas Apple Festival.

Armada Applefest
Armada, Michigan

Belding Applefest
Belding, Michigan

Brighton Applefest
Brighton, Ontario, Canada

Burlington Old Fashioned Apple Harvest Festival
Burlington, West Virginia

Admission to the two-day event is free of charge, as is the live country, bluegrass, and southern gospel music performed on-stage throughout the weekend. The festival's signature attraction, Burlington's Famous Apple Butter, made the old-fashioned-way--outdoors in open-air kettles--is the world's best tasting apple butter!

Take a stroll beneath the towering walnut trees; listen to the sounds of the meandering brook; browse the 3-acre flea market; visit the country-style "shopping mall" and wander leisurely through huge tents filled with unique, handmade items. The "food court" features yummy apple delights, country ham sandwiches, funnel cakes, and many other country fair goodies!

Antique autos and tractors, the intricate stitching and beautiful color schemes lovingly combined into the many heritage quilts on display, a rousing parade, a toe-tappin', fiddle/banjo/mandolin contest, games, pony rides and a variety of fun for the whole family!

Casey County Apple Festival
Liberty, Kentucky

Charlevoix Apple Festival
Charlevoix, Michigan

Chilhowie Apple Festival
Chilhowie, Virginia

Enon Apple Butter Festival
Enon, Ohio

The Enon Community Historical Society sponsors the annual Enon Apple Butter Festival as a community service project. The Historical Society makes apple butter 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 when it becomes ready. Annual attendance is estimated at 8-10,000 for the two days. Admission to the festival grounds is free. Free parking is available.

Fenton Applefest
Fenton, Michigan

Fort Wayne Johnny Appleseed Festival
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Each year the people of Fort Wayne invite visitors from throughout the nation to celebrate the pioneer spirit of John Chapman, better known as "Johnny Appleseed," Chapman was a colorful character of the Indiana frontier in the early 1800's.

Franklin Applefest
Franklin, PA

Four Flags Area Apple Festival
Niles, Michigan
The Four Flags Area Apple Festival is a family-oriented event attracting thousands of visitors each year. When a committee of community-spirited volunteers gathered in Niles, Michigan in 1972 it was with one purpose: "To promote, unite, and cherish the apple harvest through an annual festival".

Franklin Apple Harvest Festival
Franklin, Tamar Valley, Tasmania, Australia
The Franklin Festival has a strong emphasis of Heritage themes, traditional music and local culture. It is a decidedly retro festival aimed at keeping the past alive rather than anticipating the future.

Gays Mills Apple Festival
Gays Mills, Wisconsin 54631
Festival takes place last full weekend of September

Georgia Apple Festival
Ellijay, Georgia
Enjoy the Georgia Apple Festival. Crafts show, antiques and parade.

Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival
Syria, Virginia
Come and see nature's way of blanketing the mountains with stunning color during the month of October. Enjoy fun filled days complete with good food and entertainment including bluegrass music, cloggers, arts and crafts, hayrides and horseback rides. Experience the days of yesteryear watching apple butter and Brunswick stew being cooked in kettles over and open fire. Our orchards are open for apple picking or you may select your own from the apple bins at the picnic pavilion. Visit the farm and the animals.

Green Bluff Apple Festival
Spokane area, Washington

Our popular apple harvest festival is held over six weekends. Come up to the Bluff and enjoy a large variety of the best apples, fresh pressed cider, and other produce. We'll also have live music, great food, craft booths, corn and straw mazes, and animals. Enjoy some fresh country air and the beautiful views that Green Bluff offers. Its great fun for the whole family.

Hickory Apple Festival
Hickory, Pennsylvania

Johnny Appleseed Days Festival
Leominster, Massachusetts

In 1994, with the revival of the Leominster Downtown Association, the Johhny Appleseed Festival began as a modest event featuring local crafts people, food, entertainers, a petting zoo and face painting - Today, the event has grown into two days of celebration, including the Johnny Appleseed 5K Road Race, and the Johnny Appleseed Parade and has been renamed the Johnny Appleseed Arts and Crafts Festival. Ever since his birth certificate was found collecting dust in City Hall archives in the 1930s, Johnny Appleseed has been embraced by the city of his birth. He is everywhere. So it is no surprise that Leominster makes the apple-picking season the occasion for an annual Johnny Appleseed celebration.

Johnny Appleseed Days Festival
Paradise, California
The second largest event on the Paradise Ridge. The annual Johnny Appleseed Days festival, recognizing the early 19th Century American folk (known as John Chapman) hero who traveled for decades across the Midwest planting apple seeds and encouraging settlers to plant apple orchards.

La Crescent Applefest
La Crescent, Michigan

LaFayette Apple Festival
LaFayette, New York

Leed's Annual Apple Fest
Markham, Virginia

Stribling Orchard is the site of the Annual Leeds Apple Fest. Hot dogs and ice cream will be sold to benefit a local charity. Come see apple butter being made in a huge copper kettle. Other activities include live music, face painting, pony rides, wagon rides, craft shopping, and civil war living history displays.

Long Grove Apple Festival
Long Grove, Illinois
Anyway you slice it, Long Grove's Apple Fest is a perfect pick for a fall weekend in a country setting. Event hours are 10 AM to 6 PM daily. Admission is FREE and there is plenty of Free Parking. There is a charge at the Church parking lot. Long Grove restaurants and outdoor food booths serve a harvest of treats as American as apple pie (4,000 were sold last year), apple cider, and apple muffins, along with inspired creations like apple cinnamon pretzels, apple salsa, and taffy apple beer mug sundaes. Just for this weekend, the Apple Haus rolls their popular apple donuts in cinnamon and sugar instead of the traditional cider glaze (60,000 were consumed last year).

Meaford Apple Harvest Craft Show
Meaford, Ontario, Canada
Over 200 exhibits to visit and shop at including needlework, leather, blacksmithing, woodworking, colonial tinware, wooden and stuffed toys, collectibles, stained glass, pottery, folk art, paintings in various media, photography ...... and much, much more.

Medina International Apple Festival
Medina, Texas

It really began in 1980 when local ranchers and farmers began successfully growing apples in Medina, a small community of about 250 people in the Texas Hill Country. In 1988 when the trees were big enough to bear fruit, a group of citizens decided to celebrate the harvest and the fact that Texas has the only fresh apples in July. So on the last Saturday of July in 1988 the First Texas International Apple Festival was held on the banks of the Medina River. By 1989 the apple industry had grown so much that the Texas Department of Agriculture named Medina the Apple Capital of Texas. This year will be our 13th annual festival. The festival is still held on the Banks of the Medina River and it is enthusiastically attended by a growing numbers of people and receives extensive media coverage.

Michigan Apple Festivals
Fall in Michigan means cool nights, crisp days, and children back in school and looking for weekend fun. Fall also ushers in Michigan's annual festival season celebrating the state's most abundant fruit, apples.More Michigan festivals are organized around apples than around any other theme, agricultural or non-agricultural. Because of Michigan's extensive and widely dispersed apple production, most residents are within an easy drive of at least one of the many communities that set aside a day or a weekend to honor apples. Michigan also boasts the distinction of producing the broadest range of apple varieties of any state in the union.

Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival
Martinsburg, West Virginia

One of West Virginia's premier festivals. Email:

Nappanee Apple Festival
Nappanee, Indiana

Niagra's Apple County Festival
Niagra County Fairgrounds, Lockport, N.Y.

North Carolina Apple Festival
Hendersonville, North Carolina

The Apple Festival is held on Labor Day Weekend each year (Friday through Monday) to recognize the importance of the apple and the apple industry to Henderson County and North Carolina. Henderson County's Famous Apple Festival is an outgrowth of the original Henderson County Centennial Celebration held in 1938.

Old Time Apple Festival
Berwick,Nova Scotia, Canada
Berwick and District grew as the apple industry grew; so too did its people and their accomplishments. The Apple Capital Museum Society will endeavor to record the area's heritage for the future.

Salt Spring Island Annual Apple Festival
Salt Springs Island, British Columbia, Canada
An apple tasting extravaganza of the best selection, tastiest and most wholesome apples anywhere! Participants choose to visit those orchards that interest them, based on a map showing locations & descriptions of each.

Simon Apple Fest
Ludington, Michigan

South Carolina Apple Festival
Westminster, South Carolina

Beginning the week following Labor Day and running through the next weekend, the South Carolina Apple Festival celebrates the beginning of apple harvest season in Oconee County, the largest apple-producing area in the state. The annual festival has drawn thousands of visitors to the Westminster area since its first appearance in 1961.

Southington Apple Harvest Festival
Southington, Connecticut
The Apple Harvest Festival is sponsored annually by Your Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce with the widest possible cooperative effort of the total community, including it's people, organizations, businesses, industry, service and government.

Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Harvest Festival
Stanthorpe, Australia
Thirty-eight years after its launch, Australia’s leading harvest festival is shaping up to be yet another unique event not to be missed. The success of the Stanthorpe Apple & Grape Harvest Festival lies in its tradition of providing something for everyone.

Thanksgiving Applefest
Thornburg, Ontario, Canada

The Annual Blues and Apple Festival of Laubach
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 in an unique event.

Vermont Apple Festival
Springfield, Vermont

The Vermont Apple Festival & Craft Show is a celebration of the fall harvest, with over 70 crafters, live entertainment, agriculture and activities for the whole family, and, of course, Apples! Wellwood Orchards is the Official Orchard of the Vermont Apple Festival.

Washington Apple Harvest Festival
Wenatchee, Washington

Celebrate Washington's apple harvest; Build a racing apple bin and enter the "Apple Bin Rally", bake your best apple dessert and enter it in the the Apple Dessert contest or bring your appetite to the apple pie eating contest. Gather up the kids and ride the horse drawn wagon up the Avenue to the children's activities in Centennial Park. Watch perfomers or just stroll through the vendor booths. There will be live music and a beer garden at the Convention Center Plaza. There's apple tasting and a meet & greet with Nascar drivers and their cars here for the races at the Super Oval. Festival runs from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Winchester Rotary Apple Harvest Festival
Winchester, Virginia

Wolfville Annual Apple Harvest Festival
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
If adventure and a unique family experience are what you seek, then Follow Dorothy, the Tin Woodsman, the Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow down the Yellow Brick Road to Wolfville's 6th Annual Apple Harvest Festival October 17-18-19, 2003. There will be plenty of great food and drink, exciting children's activities, musical entertainment, a huge outdoor farm market, apple harvest displays & sales, a petting zoo, children's bouncers, clowns, magicians, balloons, and face painting. Many events will take place in Wolfville's Waterfront Park, overlooking Wolfville Harbour and picturesque Cape Blomidon, but the entire town will come alive with harvest festival excitement.

Blossom Festivals

Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival
Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada
The Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival is a Springtime celebration of our traditions and agricultural heritage. The aim is to promote the best family event for all Valley communities and visitors making it the leading Festival in Atlantic Canada.

Manson Apple Blossom Festival
Manson, Washington

Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival
Sebastopol, California
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Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
Winchester, Virginia

Washington State Apple Blossom Festival
Wenatchee, Washington

The 85th Washington State Apple Blossom Festival is the oldest event of it's kind in the state. It provides activites for the entire family including: parades, carnival, entertainment, a food fair, arts & crafts and much more.

Westford Apple Blossom Festival
Westford, Massachusetts

The Biglerville Historical and Preservation Society
and The National Apple Museum
154 West Hanover Street - P.O. Box 656
Biglerville, PA 17307-9442 - Telephone: 717-677-4556

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