Michigan Apple Festivals in 2021
Update for 2021 and Coronavirus:
It looks like most festivals are returning for 2021, with the possible exception of some in lockdown-states like California, Michigan, New York. Even so, many festivals will not finalize or announce their plans until the last minute, so when we have not seen an update, we've left last year's data below and suggest you see the festivals website or call the festival as the date gets close to see if they will hold it this year.
Looking for a apple festival in Michigan in 2021?
(just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as
complete and current as this list, just updated! All the apple
festivals in Michigan 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!
2021 Apple Festivals in Michigan - 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
- Michigan Apple Fest - Event date and
time: Saturday and Sunday September from 10am to 7pm
Downtown Sparta, Mi, Sparta, MI 49345.
Phone: (616) 887-2454. Email:
[email protected]. . Directions:
Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
Click here for our Facebook page. apples, produce for sale,
produce for sale, parking provide free, snacks and refreshment
stand, musical entertainment, cooking or fruit/veg judging,
restrooms, picnic area, face painting, petting zoo, petting zoo,
(UPDATED: April 18, 2017)
Apple Butter Festival
- In October, call for this year's dates. from 11
am to 5 pm
Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mt. Hope Ave. Lansing, MI. Phone:
517-483-4224. Phone: 517-483-4224. Admission: Free Come out to
Fenner Nature Center and tempt your taste buds with fresh cider and
apple butter being made right before your eyes.
Apple and BBQ Cook-off Festival Apple & BBQ Cook-off Festival
Silver Lake Sand Dunes. Email:
[email protected]. Phone: (231) 873-2247. Fax: (231) 873-1683.Come
enjoy this Fall Festival highlighting the Michigan BBQ, farm fresh
apples of Oceana County, and much more. Festival is held in the
business district of Silver Lake Sand Dunes located six miles west
of US-31 at the Hart/Mears exit 149.
Apples and BBQ from the Michigan-sanctioned Kansas City BBQ Cook-off
combine with family activities and local sand dune attractions.
Other areas in Michigan (as yet uncategorized)
- Arts and Apples Festival - held annually on the weekend
following Labor Day (September 5th to 6thin 2008)
Rochester Park, MI. Phone: (248) 651-4110. Fax: (248) 651-4757.
[email protected]. Held in the scenic 30-acre Rochester Park,
located in Downtown Rochester, Michigan. The festival is Michigan's
second largest juried fine arts festival and is part of Sunshine
Artist Magazine's TOP 35 festivals in the nation! The 43rd annual
festival is set for September 5th, 6th, & 7th and includes over 250
fine art exhibitors, a variety of food, live entertainment, and free
kids art activities.
- Belding Applefest - In September, call for this year's
Belding, MI. Phone: 616-794-2210.
- Charlevoix Apple Festival - October 3-4
Charlevoix, MI. Phone: 231-547-2101. In October, call for this
year's dates. A 3-day event held yearly to honor local orchards and
growers who, in the spirit of the season, bring the fall harvest to
you. More than 30 types of apples, including the hard to find
"antique varieties", will be on hand as well as other fall harvest
items such as pumpkins, squash, jam, honey and cider. This popular
event provides adults and children alike with fun and exciting
activities including a craft show featuring 100 craftsmen ready to
show their wares. There will be face painting, apple bobbing, a
petting zoo, hand-led pony rides and more.
Ciderfest & Craft Show - September 27 & 28, 2008
Diehl's Orchard, Holly, Michigan. Phone: (248) 634-8981. Fax: (248)
[email protected] 1 mile fun run at 8:30am. 4 mile
run at 9:00am. We make cider and donuts on site. Craft show until
6:00 pm both days.
Coldwater Country Festivals & Farm Markets - The 3rd
Saturday in September from 9 am to 4 pm
Downtown Coldwater, Coldwater, MI. Phone: 517-278-5985 . Fax: (517)
[email protected]. Annual craft show featuring handmade crafts
and collectibles. 100's of apple products featured. The AppleFest
and StrawberryFest in Coldwater, Michigan is under a new group..
- Fall Harvest Days - September and Oct.
Greenfield Village, Dearborn, MI. Phone: 313-271-1620.
- Fenton Applefest - No date given
Fenton, Michigan. Phone: 810-629-2251
- Happy Apple Days - October 11, 2008
Downtown Port Huron, MI. Phone: (810) 985-8843. Fax: (810) 985-9711.
[email protected]. A harvest celebration filled with
activities for all ages! Enjoy horse and trolley rides, a pie eating
contest, a scarecrow contest, and a roller racer obstacle course.
Come enjoy free apples and fresh cider at participating stores in
historic downtown Port Huron.
Niles Michigan's Best Festival - several days in late
September (25-28 in 2008)
Niles, MI. We are a four day festival
based in Niles, Michigan. Phone: (269) 683-8870. Fax: (269)
687-8843.The festival is one of the top festivals in the State of
Michigan. Four Flags Area Apple Festival is on the corner of Lake
and 17th Street. We offer Carnival rides, Food vendors, Arts and
Crafts on Saturday and Sunday with over 190 booths, Parades,
Contests, FREE Entertainment, and Much Much MORE for all to enjoy!!!
- St. John Fenton Applefest - September 18 -20, 2008 - In
September, call for this year's dates.
600 N. Adelaide St. Fenton, MI 48430. Phone: (810) 629-2252 and
810-629-2251. Fax: (810) 735-3071. Email:
An event for the entire family with games, rides, food, prizes and
- St. Simon Apple Fest - In October, call for this year's
Ludington, MI. Phone: 231-843-8606.
Other Michigan Apple Festivals -
There are so many apple festivals in Michigan that it would be
impractical to list them all here, and thankfully, the Michigan
department of Agriculture lists many of them! Festivals that they
don't list will be listed here, along with some of the bigger ones:
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.
- Cider Dayze Festival at Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill
17985 Armada Center Rd, Armada, MI 48005. MICHIGAN'S PREMIER CRAFT
CIDER & BEER FESTIVAL. Cider Dayze is a non-profit event put on by
the Armada Lions Club, hosted by Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill. They
continue to update their site with participating breweries,
musicians and vendors so check back soon.
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!