About the Festival

The Nappanee Apple Festival is located in Nappanee, Indiana (Elkhart County) and held annually on the third weekend of September. During the 3½ day festival there are many attractions for all ages to enjoy. There is live entertainment on two stages, carnival rides, over 130 craft and 60 commercial booths, 25 food vendors, and a huge parade with an airplane flyover on Saturday morning.

Other events include an apple peeling contest, 5K road run, half marathon, apple pie eating and apple peeling contests, goldfish races, wings & wheels show (cars and airplanes), tractor pull (Saturday, September 13), farm tractor and antique farm equipment show, napple baking contest, kids & adult pedal pull contests, talent contest, 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!

A Little History

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 90,000 visitors in 2013, 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!