Indiana Apple Festivals in 2020
Looking for a apple festival in Indiana in 2020?
(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
I update this list
every year, but still click on the
links to the festival (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this
year's dates on the website for each festival. 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!
2020 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
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:
[email protected]. Open:
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment:
Click here for 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 protected].. 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.
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.
- Stumler Orchard and Restaurant's annual AppleFest. -
early October weekend - Saturday, from 10 am to 8 p.m. 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 p.m. 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!