2021 Dates:  September 18th & 19th
Sat: 10am - 6pm    Sun: 10am - 5pm

Frontier Living and Demonstrations

Helping Support Over 35 Area Not For Profits

1800 Period Music and Roving Entertainers

Family Fun - Free Admission - 1800 Period Style Festival

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

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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Latest News & Events

2020 Festival Canceled due to COVID-19

2020 Johnny Appleseed Festival Canceled Due to Pandemic Concerns

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2020 Sponsors & Partners



Festival Dates & Times

2021 Festival Dates  & Times

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

Saturday - September 18th 10am - 6pm

Sunday - September 19th 10am - 5pm

Vendor Setup - 
Friday September 17th - 12 Noon - No earlier

Trappers & Traders Setup -
Wednesday or 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.

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.