About Nappanee Apple Festival
A top IN festival in historic Nappanee, 9/17-20/2020, will showcase three stages of entertainment, over 150 exhibitors, carnival rides, parade & signature military aircraft fly-over, Miss Apple Blossom scholarship pageant, Power From the Past Antique Tractor & Engine Show (Thurs-Sat.), corn hole tournament, 5K road run, "Napple" baking contest, garden tractor pull, kids & adult pedal pull contests, Wings & Wheels show at Nappanee airport, apple peeling & pie-eating contests, plus many more activities throughout the three and a half day event.
In 2016 & 2013 the Nappanee Apple Festival was chosen as #1 in the State of Indiana in the Top Ten Fall Festival Signature Food Items for its 7 foot apple pie! Over 800 slices are served to visitors from around the United States.
Beginning in 1975 as a one-block festival, this community of 7000 offers up great Hoosier hospitality as it welcomes over 80,000 people.
Prior to festival weekend the 12th annual Tractor & Truck Pull will be held Saturday, Sept.12 at Nappanee Power From the Past Showgrounds (1600 West Market Street). Drawing in competition from the Midwest area, the popularity & participation of this event has grown annually with twelve classes of pulls including modified tractors.