Apple festivals Apple Festivals in 2018: Where, When and More to Find an Apple Festival Near You!

Looking for a Apple festival in November 2018? There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated! Apple festivals are held through the United States, AppleFestivals-Canada.php, 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 own website. 

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Apple Festivals in 2018: Where, When and More to Find an Apple Festival Near You!

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United States

Arkansas

  • 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.

California

Connecticut

Delaware

  • 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 10:30pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page.

Georgia

  • 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'll 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 - www.georgiaapplefestival.org . Also see ELLIJAY CELEBRATES 34 FUN-FILLED YEARS!
  • Apple Pickin' Jubilee at Hillcrest Orchards -  September weekends - see their website!
    9696 Hwy. 52 E., Ellijay, Georgia 30536. Phone: 706-273-3838. Fax 706-273-3888. Email: [email protected]. 9:00 to 6:00 all four days. Admission: $12.00 per person.  Pick your own apples, wagon rides, playground, pig races, moonshine museum, entertainment, food, corn maze, petting farm and pony rides. They also have a "festival" on October weekends with the same activities as Apple Pickin' Jubilee except no apple picking, and the admission is $12.00 per person to that one.
  • Also see this page for detailed information, including reviews and photos of Georgia apple orchards

Illinois

Indiana

Kentucky

  • Casey County Apple Festival - 1 week in mid September (in 2016, September 22th - 24th, 2016)
    Liberty, KY Casey County Apple Festival. The Festival features some 200 vendors displaying Arts & Crafts, Food & Flea Market Booths, plus various pageants & Car Show!

Daviess County

  • Reid's Orchard - Saturday, Oct 19 - 10am-6pm, Sunday, Oct 20 - 12pm-6pm
    4812 Kentucky 144, Owensboro, KY 42303. Phone: (270) 685-2444. Open: Kentucky Proud Reid's Orchard Mon - Sat 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Sun: 10:00 am to 5:00 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, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), 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."

Maine

  • Annual Apple Fest - Saturday near the end of  September, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  (Saturday, September 29, 2018)
    Monmouth Museum, Main Street, Monmouth, ME. Email: [email protected]. 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 September
    18-24 Main Street, Cornish, ME 04020. Phone: 207-625-4993. Each year, this FREE festival is held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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.

Maryland

  • Darlington Apple Festival - Saturday, October 4, 10am-5pm
    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

Massachusetts

  • Apple Squeeze Festival - weekend in late September, call for this year's dates
    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:
     Church & Housatonic Streets will be CLOSED TO PARKING from 12am Saturday until 5pm Sunday. Through traffic is closed on these streets from 9am-5pm 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 6:00 am to 7:00 P.M. (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.

Michigan

Minnesota

  • 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 more information. 
  • La Crescent Applefest - Click here for dates and schedule of events
    La Crescent, Michigan. Email: [email protected]

Missouri

  • 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.

Nebraska

  • Apple Jack Festival - Mid-September; September 16th - 18th, 2016
    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.

New Hampshire

  • Sullivan Farm Charity Apple Fest - Sunday, October 12, 2008 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
    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.

New Jersey

  • Chester Harvest Festival - Saturday in mid October - See their website for details!
    Chester, Morris County, NJ. You couldn't pick a better way to spend a weekend! Come and enjoy this FREE 2-day event in Historic Downtown Chester.
  • Peaceful Valley Orchards Fall Harvest Festival - Saturday in mid October, from 9 am to 5 pm.
    150 Pittstown Road, Pittstown, NJ 08867. Phone: (908)730-7748.  Please join us in celebrating our second annual Fall Harvest Festival and Pig Roast. Most of the festivities will be held at our  "New Farm " at 150 Pittstown Road. Come enjoy a hayride to our Pick Your Own Pumpkin field, go through our corn maze or feed our farm animals! We will also have live music performed by The Great Meadows Band. When you're done picking pumpkins drive down the road to our original farm to Pick Your Own Apples. We offer over 10 varieties to choose from. We hope to see you at the farm this October!

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

South Dakota

  • Country Apple Orchard Apple Festival - Saturday September 21st, 2013 10:00 am through 5:00 pm; Sunday September 22nd, 2013 12:00 pm through 5:00 pm
    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)

Tennessee

  • Unicoi County Apple Festival - Friday and Saturday, in early October, from 8:00 am to 8:00 p.m.
    100 South Main Avenue, P.O. Box 713, Erwin, Tennessee 37650. Phone: (423) 743-3000. Fax (423) 743-0942. Email: [email protected]. 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.

Texas

Vermont

Virginia

Washington (state)

West Virginia

Wisconsin

  • Bayfield Apple Festival - held on a Friday through Sunday in October see Schedule of events
    Bayfield, WI. 44th Annual Bayfield Apple Festival.  Join us this Fall in Bayfield!
  • Gays Mills Apple Festival - it takes place last full weekend of September
    Gays Mills, Wisconsin 54631. Phone: 608-735-4341. Email: [email protected]

     



Australia

Germany

  • The Annual Blues and Apple Festival of Laubach - August 22 to 24, 2008
    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.

Mexico

  • Fiesta de la Manzana  - September
    Guerrero, Mexico. There's very little information available online about this festival.  Does anyone have more details?