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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.


- To plan, operate and administer the annual Johnny Appleseed Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
- To provide a historically authentic recreation of the time of Johnny Appleseed and the period in which he lived.
- To educate and stimulate historical interest among the general public in order to promote a better understanding of Johnny Appleseed, his life and his times.

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 Design A Poster Contest

Design A Poster ContestAttention all Artists!  Come  help us commemorate our 40th Anniversary of the Johnny Appleseed Festival by joining us in our Design-A-Poster contest!  We are holding a contest to see who can design the poster that best catches the spirit of Johnny Appleseed and the Festival that celebrates his life every third full weekend in September.

Energizing Indiana

Energizing Indiana




Johnny Appleseed Joins Forces to help the environment.  A simple energy survey for your home will not only help save the environment but help out our festival as well!  (Only for IN residents)


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.