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September 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join us for our 26th Apple Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 & 30, 2018, from Noon to 6 p.m. at the Allen County Farm Park. Come celebrate the season and create lasting memories at this fun fall family tradition.
Smell the aroma of delicious apple butter being cooked over an open fire in a copper kettle. Demonstrations will be given on antique cider presses showing the old fashioned way of making apple cider. Pioneer craftsmen will demonstrate their talents of basket weaving, woodcarving, soap making, quilting and rug hooking. Visit the 1800’s log cabin for demonstrations by the Hawg Creek Spinners and Weavers.
Saturday’s entertainment will feature performances by Mr. Puppet (Comedy with puppets and Marionettes) which will keep both young and old on the edge of their seats. Viral YouTube sensation, Ted Yoder will bring his “yoderization” of classic Beatles and Eagles songs on the hammered dulcimer.
Sunday’s entertainment will include performances by Spittin’ Image, identical twins, Blain & Brian will entertain with their high energy and quality musical and comedy performance. Youth will enjoy the large children’s area where kids can paint a pumpkin, make a rag doll, decorate wooden whistles and create sand art, professional face painting by Art Me! and take part in many other unique activities.
It wouldn’t be an Apple Festival without the apples! There will be an apple pie baking contest and apple eating contest! Plus homemade apple butter, apple cider, apples, apple pies, dumplings, homemade ice cream, sugar corn popped over an open fire and many other taste-tempting foods will be available.
The apple pie baking contest will be held on Saturday. Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken will make your apple pie “famous” with prizes of 1st place $100, 2nd place $50, and 3rd place $25. Rules can be picked up at any Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken location, at the Park District office or online at johnnyappleseedparks.com.
Visit the frontiersman encampment while enjoying a ride on a tractor-drawn hayride. Other opportunities include outdoor cooking demonstrations, horse-drawn hayrides, pony rides, plus so much more! 2018 APPLE FEST ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE