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Johnny Appleseed Festival Celebrates Fall With A Step Back In Time

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O'Rourke feels that slowing the pace & stepping back in time is the key to the festival's long-time appeal.

If you're in the mood for a particularly seasonal celebration this weekend, Fort Wayne's 46th annual Johnny Appleseed Festival may be what you're looking for.

After a year's delay due to COVID-19, this family friendly event will take place this Saturday and Sunday, September 18th & 19th at Johnny Appleseed/Archer Park.

For a look at the staying power of this beloved festival, WBOI's Julia Meek invited JAF committee member John O'Rourke into the studio to discuss the myriad traditional activities it offers, its namesake, John Chapman and the place it has made for itself in the hearts of the community.

Event Information:

46th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival
@ Johnny Appleseed/Archer Park, Fort Wayne
Saturday, September 18th, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 19th
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information and a complete listing of activities, visit the Festival website.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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