Dear Friends,

As we prepare for the 70th Annual La Crescent Apple Festival, we remember the friendships that we have developed over the years, as well as look forward to meeting future friends.  It is in this spirit that we cordially invite you to attend our 2018 festival, taking place September 13th-16th, in La Crescent, Minnesota.  Dignitary events for the weekend include:


Presidents Reception

President Verissa Jonsgaard invites you to join her on Saturday, September 15th at the Fest Grounds, near the King Apple Tent at 4 pm.  This is a great way to for all visiting dignitaries and royalty to gather for fellowship, food and drinks before coronation.


Miss La Crescent Coronation

At 6:30 pm, we will make our way to the La Crescent Fine Arts Center, where coronation will begin at 7:00 pm.  You and your court will be announced on stage, along with other local dignitaries.  The crowing of the 2018 Miss La Crescent and her court will complete the coronation program.


Sparkle Into the Night

Following coronation, we invite you to head back to the tent to welcome the newest members of our Applefest family: the 2018 Applefest Court.  Dance and sparkle the night away!


Miss La Crescent Queen’s Tea

On Sunday, September 16th, 2017 Miss La Crescent, Natalie, and her court: Emma and Paige, along with their families, invite you to congratulate and visit with the 2018 Applefest Royal Court. The Queen’s Tea is held at the Church of the Crucifixion School, 407 South 2nd Street, La Crescent, Minnesota from 10:30 am until 12:00 pm. Food, drink and merriment will be provided.  A group picture will be taken at approximately 11:30 am.


King Apple Parade

Following the Queen’s Tea is the 70th annual Applefest King Apple Grande Parade. Immediately following the parade, join the Board of Directors at the King Apple Tent and enjoy a performance from our Ambassador’s of Song: the Apple Annies!  This is a perfect way to end a great weekend celebrating good times with great friends.



We look forward to seeing you all at the 70th Anniversary of Applefest!

~ The 2018 Board of Directors


Click here for the hospitality packages.

Click here for the hospitality order form.

Click here for hotel information.


If you have any questions, please reach out to:
Shannon Stremcha- Chair
Bridget O’Connell – Committee Member
Meghan Schossow – Committee Member



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