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Did you sign up for the Applefest Parade yet?

It’s not too late to get your application in.  Please contact us for further details.  We will be sending out Line-up numbers the first week of September. Applefest King Apple Parade Chair See our King Apple Parade page for more info.

Run to the Edge! Applefest Scenic 5K

Recognized in “Runner’s World” and “The Wall street Journal” for our challenging course, scenery and bag of local apples at the finish. Long-sleeve t-shirt, prize money and age group medals. Family friendly with all proceeds going toward two college scholarships and select charities. For more information and to register for this race please go directly…

Apple Cobbler Open

The course looks great this year! Includes 18 holes, cart, and lunch.  (Men, Women, Co-ed — All Ages Welcome!) See our Apple Cobbler Open golf page for more info.

Attention Little Miss & Little King Contestants

To ensure that your child and his/her picture is included in the Houston County News, applications must be submitted by the first Monday in September. Parent information letters will be emailed/mailed on the second Thursday in September. If you do not receive your letter within a few days of the mailing, please call 608-781-2500 during…

2013 Parade Marshall-Very Well Deserving

Applefest is proud to announce our 2013 Parade Marshal Kevin Gittens!! Kevin has been a long time volunteer for fest and we thank him for all the years of hard work! Congrats, Kevin!

2013 Apple Annie Winner

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate and kick off our Applefest Schedule. Last night at the La Crescent American Legion we had the honor to welcome Chandra Cox into our Applefest family as the 2013 Apple Annie. Your talent was remarkable!  

2012 King Apple Parade

Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate our 64th Annual Festival. We would like to especially thank those who traveled to be in the King Apple Parade. You can view the parade results here. 2012 King Apple Parade Results Mark your calendars for 2013 –Sunday September 22, 2013 1pm.

Congratulations to the 2012 Royalty

Congratulations to our 2012 Royalty: Your 2012 Applefest Royal Court! Miss La Crescent Megan Bush! 1st Princess Miranda Norman! 2nd Princess Bridget Krage! Congrats!!

Not sure where to go for the parade line up?

We have provided a staging map for all groups and organizations for the King Apple Parade. Print this off before you come the beautiful city of La Crescent on Sunday September 16, 2012 to help guide you through town. If you get lost there will be a lot of volunteers you can ask. If you…

Thank you to all who have signed up their son and/or daughter for the Little King/Little Miss contest.

Parent information letters will be emailed/mailed on September 4th. If you do not receive your letter by Thursday, September 6th, please call 608-781-2500 during the day or email Just a reminder: The Little King / Little Miss program is open to boys and girls ages 4 and 5. Candidates will be escorted onstage and announced to family…

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