The Nappanee Apple Festival is home to Indiana’s largest 7 foot baked apple pie and comes out of the oven just in time to kick off the festival! We serve approximately 800 slices of pie and many people from around the United States travel to Nappanee to savor their annual piece of this pie.
The 39th annual Nappanee Apple Festival opens at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 18 and ends at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 21, 2014. The Nappanee Apple Festival is proud of our family-friendly atmosphere and Midwestern hospitality that attracted over 90,000 people in 2013 and has become one of the largest festivals in the State of Indiana!
Activities include great entertainment on two stages, 130 craft vendors, 60 commercial vendors, carnival rides, parade with signature military aircraft fly-over, queen scholarship pageant, cornhole tournament, apple baking contest, garden tractor pull, kids and adult pedal pull contests, wings and wheels show at airport, apple peeling contest, 5K road run and half-marathon, pie-eating contest, and many more activities throughout the event. As a prelude to the 39th Annual festival, a tractor and truck pull will take place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Callander Sportsplex. Nine classes of pulls will be featured in this 6th annual event.
In the spirit of the celebration, you will find crates of fresh apples dotting the downtown sidewalks and more than 25 food vendors including many local non-profit organizations serving all your favorites. There will be plenty of your favorite fresh apple products like apple pie, apple fritters, apple dumplings, apple turnovers, apple fry pies, apple bread, applesauce, apple cider and apple butter to enjoy during the festival or to take home to enjoy later. We invite you to experience a truly unique hometown festival that will leave you marking your calendar to return for next year’s festival!
We look forward to seeing you at the 2014 Nappanee Apple Festival!