Apple Festival celebrates 40th Anniversary Oct. 5-6
A Shawnee County fall tradition celebrates its 40th Anniversary next weekend. Apple Festival is set for Oct. 5-6 at Old Prairie Town. The family event features pioneer skill demonstrations including a black smith, the Kaw Valley Woodcarvers, the Kansas Muzzleloaders Association, the Peddler’s Village arts and craft show in the Ward-Meade Botanical Garden, heritage foods, railroad hand car rides, a petting zoo, organ grinders, a quilt show, the Smashing Bumpkins, Laura Ingalls Wilder and more. Spirit Dancer Dennis Lee Rogers returns to Apple Festival this year as well. Tours will be given of the historic buildings at Old Prairie Town.
The Wheatstock music festival is once again part of Apple Festival. This year’s line-up includes
- Bridges + Friends
- Kyler Carpenter
- Josh Hoover
- Ryan Wills + Greg Fox
- Jarrod Guth
- Steve Hinrichs + Chris Biggs
- Mike + Avery Stratton
- Novy + Jim
- Thorpe + McElroy + Thompson
- Spirit Dancer Dennis Rogers.
Advance tickets are $5 for one-day and $10 for a two-day admission. Tickets are $7 at the gate. Children under five are free. Advance tickets are available at Dillons, Old Prairie Town’s Mulvane General Store and the Shawnee County Parks + Recreation Annex in Hillcrest Community Center. Event parking is available at the Judicial Center, 10th and Jackson, with free shuttles to Old Prairie Town all day long.
– from Shawnee County Parks + Recreation –
Shawnee County Parks + Recreation includes 60 miles of trails, 2,625 acres of parks and 320 annual days of sporting activities. In addition, the department offers recreation programs, educational programs
and golf. A combination of tax dollars, user fees and private donations enables Shawnee County Parks and Recreation to offer parks, sporting and aquatic facilities with state-of-the-art features, and beautiful,
nationally recognized gardens.