The 2017 Vendor applications will be available after January 1st. Reminder - if you are looking to be considered as a vendor, please read the Vendor Guidelines. New potential vendors please note - this festival does not allow modern vendors, or vendors not able to comply with our 1800 period rules.
To educate and stimulate historical interest among the general public in order to promote a better understanding of Johnny Appleseed, his life and times. To provide a historically authentic recreation of the time of Johnny Appleseed and the period in which he lived and the plan, operate and administer the annual Johnny Appleseed Festival in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
We are an approved 501c3 organization.
Festival Dates & Times
Saturday - September 16th 10am - 6pm
Sunday - September 17th 10am - 5pm
Vendor Setup - Friday September 15th - 12 Noon - No earlier
Parking is available in several locations. You can park for FREE over at the IPFW college and ride our FREE shuttle to and from the festival. You can park for FREE over at Concordia High School's athletic field parking off Anthony Blvd & St. Joe River Dr. and ride our FREE shuttle. You can also park in the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum parking lot for a nominal fee. We are not in control of the Coliseum fees nor does the festival benefit from those fees.
While we LOVE our furry four legged friends, the festival just is not a place for them. We would appreciate you please leave your pets at home. It is also a city ordinance that your pet cannot be in a place such as the festival. We have signs all around the festival to remind those that may not visit our site in regards to our policy.
If you bring a pet that is not a service animal and are asked to leave, you must remove that pet at once from the festival grounds. If you refuse to adhere to the city ordinance and our policy, the Fort Wayne Police will issue you a citation.