38th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival
The 38th annual Mapleside Farms Johnny Appleseed Festival will be held Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18 and promises to be bigger and better than ever with lots more to do. The event commemorates the birthday of Johnny Appleseed and is the official kick-off to the fall apple harvest season. The festival will take [...]
Monday September 12 2011
The 38th annual Mapleside Farms Johnny Appleseed Festival will be held Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18 and promises to be bigger and better than ever with lots more to do. The event commemorates the birthday of Johnny Appleseed and is the official kick-off to the fall apple harvest season. The festival will take place on top of the hill at Mapleside Farms, overlooking 4,000 apple trees in the valley.
There’s always plenty of fun for the whole family—especially kids. All new this year is the addition of Pumpkin Village. It’s an all encompassing fun experience on the farm. It includes the Adventure Farm Jump Park with its 70 foot Giant Jumping Pillow—the largest of its kind in Ohio—with Ratllesnake Mountain, Kids Clubhouse, Snake Belly Tunnel, and Corn Box—along with the bigger and better corn maze—the Superhero Corn Maze, the Moo-lar Express Cow Train, Superslide, and Horse Drawn Hay Rides.
The Barnyard Petting Zoo will have over 20 animals for children to see and touch. Entertainment for all ages will include country music from Sunset Country, JP & the Chatfield Boys, Conestoga and Double Barrel along with Top Rail Bluegrass Band. There will be a Concert Over the Valley on Saturday night from 6 to 9 pm featuring Diamond Mind—a Neil Diamond tribute band. There also will be several dance troupes performing and over eighty craft and commercial exhibits.
New this year is a chain saw carving demonstration by chain saw artist Fredrick Gromley. He will perform several shows throughout the weekend. And of course, there will be an appearance by Johnny Appleseed himself.
There’s always plenty of great food at the Johnny Appleseed Festival. An outdoor barbeque will feature ribs smothered in Mapleside’s apple butter barbeque sauce, hamburgers, and pulled pork sandwiches. And of course, there will be plenty of homebaked apple pie, giant apple fritters, caramel apples, apple dumplings and apple cider.
Admission is just $4 for adults, $3 for seniors aged 60+, $1 for children ages 6 thru 12 and free for children 5 years old and younger. Some activities require an additional charge. Parking is free.
For more information, call 330-225-5577
Here is the entertainment schedule: