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September 13, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Applefest is the La Crescent community event honoring the apple harvest in the Apple Capital of Minnesota. A fun-filled weekend, Applefest has something for everyone – entertainment, refreshments, a carnival, classic car show, Arts & Crafts Fair, a Flea Market, Pancake Breakfast, and Apple Orchard Tours and Apple Pie Sales + more. The weekend culminates with the King Apple Parade on Sunday afternoon.
The La Crescent Apple Festival was founded in September 1949 by Ralph Jones and Mel Hickenbotham, with the purpose of promoting La Crescent, its apple industry, and “putting La Crescent on the map”. The initial planning session was held just two weeks prior to the fest. The first Apple Festival was a huge success, drawing a crowd of nearly 20,000 people and was just a sample of what was to come, as the festivals have grown in size and quality every year.