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Welcome to the 41st Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival

Johnny Appleseed Festival Gravesite MemorialSaturday September 19th, 2015 - 10am - 6pm
Sunday September 20th, 2015 - 10am - 5pm

There is NO admission fee for this family fun weekend event.


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

Each year the people of Fort Wayne invite visitors from throughout the nation to celebrate the pioneer spirit of John Chapman, better known as "Johnny Appleseed," Chapman was a colorful character of the Indiana frontier in the early 1800's.

During the latter part of his life, Chapman traveled the countryside on foot, planting orchards in Fort Wayne and surrounding areas. In the process, he became a national folk hero and his gravesite memorial area in Fort Wayne's Archer Park has been designated a National Historic Place and is identified as such on the National Register of Historic Places.

Special Thanks To

The Johnny Appleseed Festival is a cooperative effort of the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department; Settlers Inc. and Theta Chapter of Psi Iota Xi Sorority. There are many groups, organizations and local businesses that have contributed both in financial and time contributions and we would like to take this opportunity to thank them.

There are some special people we would like to thank: IPFW, Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation, Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Sherriff's Department, Kyrou Tailoring, Fort Wayne Awning, Concordia Lutheran High School, Delta Sigma Kappa Sorority, Fort Wayne Street Lighting Department, Concordia JROTC, Bishop Dwenger Cross Country Team, Leepers Lawn Service and Tom Moberg.


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