The Nappanee Apple Festival is located in Nappanee, Indiana (Elkhart County) and held on the third weekend of September each year. During the 3½ day festival there are many attractions for all ages to enjoy. There is live entertainment on two stages, carnival rides, over 100 craft and 50 commercial booths, 20 food vendors, and a huge parade with an airplane flyover on Saturday morning.
Other events include a 5K road run, half marathon, apple pie eating and apple peeling contests, goldfish races, wings & wheels show (cars and airplanes), tractor pull, farm tractor and antique farm equipment show, napple baking contest, kids & adult pedal pull contests, talent show, and a scholarship pageant. Of course you won't want to miss the popular Napple Store with fresh baked apple dumplings, apple pie, apple butter, apple cider, apple fritter bread, apple turnovers, homemade applesauce and much more!
The Nappanee Apple Festival began in 1975 and has continued every year since its inception; including the annual baking of the famous 7' apple pie weighing in at 600 lbs. The Festival has become an important part of the heritage of Nappanee and we thank the many sponsors, committee members, volunteers and community for their continued support.
With over 85,000 visitors in 2012, we have grown to become one of the largest festivals in the State of Indiana! We hope you will visit the Nappanee Apple Festival and enjoy all that the festival has to offer!