Visiting Dignitaries

2021 Visiting Dignitaries List of Events

As we prepare for the 73rd 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 2021 festival, taking place September 16th-19th, in La Crescent, Minnesota. Dignitary events for the weekend include:

Hay Wagon Ride to a Local Orchard

Join the Board of Directors and the 2020 Royalty for a scenic, open air, country wagon ride to a local hidden gem.  Peruse local apple related wares and tempt your taste buds with the delicious apples that are grown on the family operated orchard. Snacks and drinks will be provided. 

President’s Reception 

Applefest President Meghan Schossow invites you to join her on Saturday, September 18th at the La Crescent Snowmobile Club at 4pm. This is a great way for all visiting dignitaries and royalty to gather for fellowship, food and drinks before coronation. 

Miss La Crescent Coronation

At 6:30 pm, coronation will begin at the La Crescent Fine Arts Center. You and your court will be announced on stage, along with other local dignitaries. The crowing of the 2021 Miss La Crescent and her court will complete the coronation program.

Miss La Crescent Queen’s Tea

On Sunday, September 19th, 2020 Miss La Crescent, Maddie Danielson, and her court: Nadeen Hill and Abby Cuhel, along with 2019 Miss La Crescent Maddi Schick and their families, invite you to congratulate and visit with the 2021 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 73rd 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.

If you are a past or current member of a Royalty Family, please fill out this form and return to the email listed below to sign up for our Dignitary Packages!

We look forward to seeing you all at the 73rd Anniversary of Applefest!

~ The 2021 Board of Directors

Contact information

If you have any questions, please reach out to:
Lisa Mikkelson– Chair