2018 Dates:  September 15th & 16th
Sat: 10am - 6pm    Sun: 10am - 5pm

44th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival - Sept 15th & 16th 2018

Frontier Living and Demonstrations

1800 Period Music and Roving Entertainers

Helping Support Over 28 Area Not For Profits

Family Fun - Free Admission - 1800 Period Style Festival


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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2017 Sponsors & Partners

Sweetwater Music Instruments & Pro Audio

McMahon's Best One Tire

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2018 Applications

2018 applications are now becoming available.  Click the Title link above for more information.

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Festival Dates & Times

Location: Johnny Appleseed Park/Archer Park
                 Fort Wayne, IN  46805

Saturday - September 15th 10am - 6pm

Sunday - September 16th 10am - 5pm

Vendor Setup - 
Friday September 14th - 12 Noon - No earlier

Trappers & Traders Setup -
Thursday am anytime

Vendor Tear down - Sunday 5:01pm



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 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.  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 from the festival grounds.  If you refuse to adhere to the city ordinance and our policy, the Fort Wayne Police will issue you a citation.