Nappanee becomes a bustling community the third weekend in September as the Nappanee Apple Festival kicks off the 38th annual event! The festival provides bushels of free fun for the entire family and something for every age. This year's festival begins at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19 and ends at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 22.
The festival features two stages of free entertainment, craft, commercial and food vendors, carnival rides, scholarship pageant, road run, tractor pull, apple peeling and pie eating contests and so much more! You won't want to miss Indiana’s largest 7' Baked Apple Pie, a 600 lb. apple pie that tempts even the most discriminating palate.
The Nappanee Apple Festival is proud of our family-friendly atmosphere and Midwestern hospitality that attracted over 85,000 people in 2012 and has become one of the largest festivals in the State of Indiana! More than 200 people from the Nappanee community volunteer to help with this festival each year and it has become a part of the Nappanee heritage.