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Welcome to the 40th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival

Johnny Appleseed Festival Gravesite MemorialSaturday September 20th, 2014 - 10am - 6pm
Sunday September 21st, 2014 - 10am - 5pm

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

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.
2014 Applications

2014 applications are now available.  Reminder - submission of an application does not guarantee entrance.  You will be contacted by the appropriate area chairperson should you be accepted or declined.  If you are attempting to apply for the first time - you MUST READ our VENDOR Rules & Regulations to ensure you can comply with our strict 1800 period guidelines.  Craft Vendors MUST BE JURIED in, you MUST include photos of your products.

Antiques & Farmers not yet available.

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.  A special thanks goes out to Huntington University's Graduate and Adult Program for their assistance this year with a generous financial donation towards the operational expenses of the festival . . .


Energizing Indiana

Energizing Indiana




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