2024 Schedule

On this page, you will find pre-Applefest event details, the brochure, and parade line up. Scrolling down this page you will find community events that are unaffiliated with Applefest. The Board of Directors are working hard to finalize details and this page will continue to be updated. Please continue to check back.

If you have specific questions about events that have not been listed please email, president@applefestusa.com 

Applefest at La Crescent Farmer's Market

Last Pop-Up Sale–Click Here!

Pop-up sale! Come visit our tent to purchase the 2024 Applefest button for $7.00! Grab Applefest swag or a mug or two!

Apple Annie Cabaret: 40th Anniversary!

Saturday, August 24, 2024

Doors open at 6:00 pm, Show begins at 6:30 pm

La Crescent Event Center

595 Veterans Parkway
La Crescent, MN 5594

$10.00 Admission and Applefest button required and available for purchase at the door. 

Basket Raffle

Thank You Home Federal for your sponsorship!

If you are a past Annie and want to be part of the program please email, appleannies@applefestusa.com

Queen Candidate Style Show

Sunday, August 25th

Doors open at 2:30 pm, Show begins at 3:00 pm

La Crescent Event Center

595 Veterans Parkway
La Crescent, MN 55947

Join the 2023 Queen Candidates as they show off their favorite styles!

*Button required and available for purchase at door, FREE admission.



Apple Cobbler Golf Scrambler

 Saturday, September 14th 

*Button Required and available to purchase at door

  • 2024 Apple Cobbler Golf Scramble Flyer
  • Shot Gun Starts at 8:00 am & 1:30 pm   
  • $50.00 for Pine Creek members
  • $60.00 for Non-members      
  • 4-person scramble Includes 18 holes, Cart, & Lunch
  • Women, Men, Co-ed, all ages

Register Here!  

2024 Hole Sponsorship Flyer


2024 Event Sponsor


Golden Apple Luncheon


Wednesday, September 18th 


La Crescent Area Event Center

595 Veterans Pkwy

La Crescent, MN 55947

Golden Apple Luncheon Flyer

  • $15.00 per person, includes one button.
  • $10.00 per person, if you already have a button. *Must show proof of button*

Thursday, September 19th

2ND Annual! The Applefest Board of Directors are excited to start the weekend off with a torchlight parade! The Applefest Family and local businesses will light up the streets for a family friendly parade! Pull the glow in the dark clothes out of the closet, add some glow sticks and find your spot to sit!

  • Parade will start around 7:30pm
  • Join us for a Parking Lot Party located at the end of the parade! Food and drink specials from TimeOut Tavern & Swing Bridge Pub available to purchase! 
  • See flyer below for parade route and additional details:

Please support our local businesses before or after the parade for food, drinks, or both!

Swing Bridge     

TimeOut Tavern

Sports Hub

Affogato Lane (open until 6)

Corky’s Pizza

If you are a local business of La Crescent and want to participate in the parade please email secretary@applefestusa.com or for additional information. This is a free event and we encourage any local business to participate. Thank you for all you do for our community!



The following events which occur during Applefest are hosted and sponsored by local organizations. Please contact them with questions regarding their events:

Take me out to the ball game...

When: 9/21/24

Where: Old Hickory Park

Time: 10:30 am

Spend your Saturday morning at the ball diamond with La Crescent’s very own Apple Jacks Vintage Baseball Club as they play against the Roosters of Olmsted County and the Fillmore Fungi!

Let’s Play Ball!!

Applefest Great River Makers Market 2024

When: 9/21/2024

Where: La Crescent Area Event Center

Time: 9am-3pm

Stop by to shop from ~40 local and handmade vendors! Great Rivers Makers Market is La Crescent’s only handmade vendor market, showcasing local small businesses. This is our second annual market on Applefest weekend, and last year’s was a HUGE hit! Free Admission.

US Lock & Dam #7 Tours

When: 9/21/2024

Where: US Lock and Dam #7 (Main Gate Entrance)

33018 HWY 61

La Crescent, MN 55947

Time: 10AM to 2PM

Questions can be directed to, Troy Frank 651-802-4909

La Crescent Applefest 5K

When: 9/21/24

Where: in front of the La Crescent City Hall and finish at Old Hickory Park

Time: 8:30 am

100% of the sponsorship and registration dollars are directed to the District 300 Foundation to support race costs and a yearly running scholarship awarded to a La Crescent Senior High School senior female and male each spring. The La Crescent Applefest 5k will be held Saturday, September 21,2024 starting at 8:30am. The La Crescent Applefest 5k race is a challenging hilly course that will start in front of the La Crescent City Hall and finish at Old Hickory Park. Participants can look forward to a race shirt with registration pick up and a bag of local apples after completing the race. We will continue to have a short children’s race this year that will take place at Old Hickory Park after the completion of the 5k.

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