2020 Dates:  September 19th & 20th
Sat: 10am - 6pm    Sun: 10am - 5pm

Helping Support Over 35 Area Not For Profits

Frontier Living and Demonstrations

Family Fun - Free Admission - 1800 Period Style Festival

45th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival - Sept 21st & 22nd 2019

1800 Period Music and Roving Entertainers

Organization Fact:

One of the biggest community outreach functions that this festivals provides - is giving back to other not-for-profits.  How?  Over 40 area charities, organizations and churches rely on our festival as their largest single fundraiser of the year.  Without the festival, these organizations would lose a considerable funding source.  The pure family oriented, 1800 period outdoor atmosphere of this event truly makes it unique in the community and does something  very few other events can do - giving back to so many.


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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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.

2019 Sponsors & Partners

Sweetwater Music Instruments & Pro Audio


Mutual Bank

Courtyard by Marriott Fort Wayne

Festival Dates & Times

2020 Festival Dates  & Times

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

Saturday - September 19th 10am - 6pm

Sunday - September 20th 10am - 5pm

Vendor Setup - 
Friday September 18th - 12 Noon - No earlier

Trappers & Traders Setup -
Wednesday or Thursday am anytime

Vendor Tear down - Sunday 5:01pm



Latest News & Events

Bike Check for 2020

Our bike check locations will be back again this year!  A HUGE shout out to Custom Engineering and Fabrication who are building our own bike rack systems.   The Concordia JROTC will be manning the locations.  The bike check convenience is 100% FREE of charge.  We've even checked Kayaks too!

The JROTC will have a donation jar, so if you do feel like offering a tip, 100% of those tips go directly to the hard working young men and women of the Concordia High School JROTC!

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.  



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.