2016 Dates:  September 17th & 18th

42nd Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival - Sept 17th & 18th 2016


Browse over 100 handmade craft booths

Clothing, candies, soaps & satchels, see a wide variety of crafts and handmade goods.

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Food Booths

Delicious goodies await your taste buds.

I believe we can claim the largest gathering of sweets and eats in the area.

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Tinsmiths, Apple Pressers and Blacksmiths Galore.

Witness period appropriate demonstrations from blacksmiths, tinsmiths,  pottery and more.

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See how the Pioneers of the day lived.

Traders, story tellers, candle makers and pioneer encampments.  See how the pioneers of the day lived.

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Thank you to everyone that came out to the 2015 festival.  It's because of all of you that our festival is so successful and always voted #1 in Fort Wayne.  We appreciate your patients with the crazy Sunday crowds due to the rain on Saturday.  We look forward to seeing all of you next year!

2015 Sponsors


Mission Statement

To educate and stimulate historical  interest among the general public in order to promote a better understanding of Johnny Appleseed, his life and times.  To provide a historically authentic recreation  of the time of Johnny Appleseed and the period in which he lived and the plan, operate and administer the annual Johnny Appleseed Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana.


We are an approved 501c3 organization.

Festival Dates & Times

Saturday - September 17th 10am - 6pm

Sunday - September 18th 10am - 5pm

Vendor Setup - 
Friday September 16th - 12 Noon - No earlier

Trappers & Traders Setup -
Thursday am anytime

Vendor Tear down - Sunday 5:01pm

Festival Parking & Shuttle Bus Info

Click HERE for a map

Parking is available in several locations.  You can park for FREE over at the IPFW college and ride our FREE shuttle to and from the festival.  You can park for FREE over at Concordia High School's athletic field parking off Anthony Blvd & St. Joe River Dr. and ride our FREE shuttle.  You can also park in the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum parking lot for a nominal fee.  We are not in control of the Coliseum fees nor does the festival benefit from those fees.


Pet Policy

While we LOVE our furry four legged friends, the festival just is not a place for them.  We would appreciate you please leave your pets at home.  If you have a service animal, you'll need to please have that service animal clearly marked and be prepared to show any documentation that proves the animal is indeed a service animal.  It is also a city ordinance that your pet cannot be in a place such as the festival.  We have signs all around the festival to remind those that may not visit our site in regards to our policy.  

If you bring a pet that is not a service animal and are asked to leave, you must remove that pet at once back to your car or home.  If you refuse to adhere to the city ordinance and our policy, the Fort Wayne Police will issue you a citation.