This year's Apple Festival begins at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 18 and ends at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 21 in downtown Nappanee. (Note: the Tractor & Truck Pull will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2013 at the Callandar Sportsplex on C.R. 7 in Nappanee).
Thursday, September 18 – 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.; Friday, September 19 – 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, September 20 – 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Sunday, September 21 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please see our on-line brochure for specific event times.
The heart of the festival is located in downtown Nappanee with various other locations around Nappanee also holding events. Carnival rides line S. Main Street (St. Rd. 19 south of U.S. 6), 20 food vendors are located in the Depot Plaza located one block south of U.S. 6 and St. Rd. 19, craft vendors line North and South Clark Street (one block west of St. Rd. 19), commercial vendors are located on South Clark Street and just to the west of the Depot Plaza area. Our Wings and Wheels show on Saturday is held at the Nappanee Municipal Airport located three miles east of Nappanee on U.S. 6.
Indiana's largest 7' baked Apple Pie is located in downtown Nappanee at the El Cielito Lindo Mexican Restaurant on West Market Street (on U.S. 6 just 1/2 block west of St. Rd 19). Slices of the apple pie can be purchased at the restaurant or the Napple Store.
The cost for a 10'x10' space is $200.00 before August 1. After August 1, the cost is $250.00.
An airplane flyover kicks off the parade at 10:30 a.m on Saturday, September 20. The parade begins on U.S. 6 East (by Burger King) and heads west on U.S. 6 through downtown and ends at City Hall on Locke Street.
In 2013, an estimated 90,000 people attended the Nappanee Apple Festival.
No, admission is FREE! There are a few events that charge (e.g., helicopter rides, individuals who want to enter a car in the car show and the Nappanee Apple Festival Tractor and Truck Pull being held on Saturday, September 13).
All babies must live in the Wa-Nee Community School district to enter the contest.
It is held at the Nappanee Airport, three miles east of downtown Nappanee on U.S. 6. The show is Saturday, September 20 from noon until 5:00 p.m. (rain date — Sunday, September 21 from noon until 5:00 p.m.). No charge for parking and gate entry! This is a car and airplane show and airplane rides are free to first time flyers ages 8 to 18 (must have parental consent).
We are always looking for volunteers! Please visit the "Volunteer" page to sign-up.
Please contact Lora Beachy at email@example.com or 574.596.3061.
If interested in being a food vendor for the 2014 festival, please submit your business information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your name, business name, address, telephone number and what kind of food you serve. We appreciate your interest in the Nappanee Apple Festival!