Welcome to the 41st Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival


Browse over 100 handmade craft booths

Clothing, candies, soaps & satchels, see a wide variety of crafts and handmade goods.

Read More

Food Booths

Delicious goodies await your taste buds.

I believe we can claim the largest gathering of sweets and eats in the area.

Read More


Tinsmiths, Apple Pressers and Blacksmiths Galore.

Witness period appropriate demonstrations from blacksmiths, tinsmiths,  pottery and more.

Read More


See how the Pioneers of the day lived.

Traders, story tellers, candle makers and pioneer encampments.  See how the pioneers of the day lived.

Read More

Latest News & Events


Festival Tribute

The festival has lost several friends recently.  Jim Shawver was our Trappers & Traders area chair.  You'll always be in our thoughts & prayers.

October 22, 1951 - February 23, 2015


All 2015 Applications Now Available

All 2015 vendor applications are now available on our homepage.


New Website Launched

Thanks everyone for your patience.  We have LOTS more content, links and resources being added over the next week or so.  We wanted to get the basic site launched as soon as possible as 2015 applications will be coming out soon.

2015 Sponsors


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 Dates & Times

Saturday - September 19th 10am - 6pm

Sunday - September 20th 10am - 5pm

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

Trappers & Traders Setup -
Thursday am anytime

Vendor Tear down - Sunday 5:01pm