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
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.
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.