J O H N N Y A P P L E S E E D F E S T I V A L

Slicing the Apples & Stoking the Fires

1502 Harry W. Baals Dr. Fort Wayne, IN 46805 260-437-0842 jafinfo@johnnyappleseedfest.com

Festival Dates:
September 17th & 18th, 2022

Welcome To The Johnny Appleseed Festival

Celebrating the life and times of John Chapman aka Johnny Appleseed. Offering Music, Games, Food & Demonstrations from the 1800's.

Over 200 Vendors with
Food, Crafts, Demonstrations, Music & Antiques

Over 100 Booths of Handmade Crafts

Over 30 Vendors Demonstrating Sewing, Blacksmithing, Apple Pressing and More!

Bring the Whole Family
Great Games for the Kids

Enjoy Homemade & Home Grown in Our Farmers Market Area

3 Stages Offering Music, Clogging, Story telling and comedy from the 1800's.

Pet Policy

Pets are not allowed at the festival

Parking

FREE and PAID parking options for visiting the festival

Trip Planning

Lodging and points of interest for your trip

Future Dates

Trying to plan ahead? Here are our future dates

Our Mission Statement

Celebrating the Life and Times of John Chapman aka Johnny Appleseed

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 501c(3) organization.

Our 2-Day event offers a wide variety of family friendly shopping, music, food and more:

OUR SPONSORS

THESE BUSINESS HAVE PLEDGED SUPPORT TO OUR FESTIVAL

Festival Areas

The Johnny Appleseed Festival has so much to offer.  We truly are a family friendly festival.  From good ol’ fashioned musical entertainment to demonstrations by blacksmiths.  You truly do take a little step back in time when you visit.  Click on any of our festival areas below to learn more.

OUR FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are our most frequently asked questions from both festival visitors and those interested in being a vendor.

The Johnny Appleseed Festival is a 2-day event held on a Saturday and Sunday.  It will always be the THIRD FULL weekend in September.  The dates always change, but the weekend will not.  The event is held rain or shine.

Our event is by invitation only - but any business, not for profit or individual can apply so long as you can comply with our 1800 period rules.  There is no modern booths, power or conveniences.  Read our vendor guidelines to learn more.

Your personal pets are not permitted at our festival.  We ask you to leave your dog, cat, ferret, snake, parrot, ostrich, gorilla, spider or any other pet you have at home where it is safe for them.  Yes, this event is at a public park, but the restriction is in place during the festival and patrolling Fort Wayne Police can issue you a ticket if you do not comply.

There are several parking options available.  You can pay a fee to park at the Memorial Coliseum parking lot or you may park for FREE and ride our free shuttle service from the Purdue Fort Wayne parking area or Concordia High School Athletic Facility.  Buses run 1 hour before and after the festival hours each day.

This is an outdoor event and the grounds are a variety of grass, stone, asphalt and wood chips.  You may bring your own mobility scooter or wheelchair - both have worked well that we have seen.  We do not rent scooters or wheelchairs.  We do have handicap parking options close to the festival grounds.

Windsong Pictures
Windsong Pictures - Childrens Area Vendor

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1502 Harry W. Baals Dr. Fort Wayne, IN 46805 jafinfo@johnnyappleseedfest.com 260-437-0842