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Johnny Appleseed Fest, September 27th, 2014 — Downtown Crystal Lake

Meet Johnny Appleseed

For a Day of Family Fun Bring your family to Crystal Lake’s largest one day event to celebrate the coming of Fall: Saturday, September 27th – from 9am to 4pm in Downtown Crystal Lake.

Saturday, September 27th – from 9am to 4pm in Downtown Crystal Lake:

Activities for the day include Live Entertainment, The Great Ball Race, Craft Fair, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, A Pumpkin Train, Pumpkin Bowling, Clowns, Face Painting, Story Telling, Temporary Tattoos, Wagon Rides, The Farmers Market and so much more!

 Pumpkin Train

Pumpkin Train

The Beaumonts will be singing and playing at Brink Street Market throughout the day. For a rockin’ good time, the band Triadd will be performing at the Gazebo in Depot Park from Noon to 3PM.

Meet and greet Johnny Appleseed himself, as he strolls the streets of downtown, telling his story.
View and participate in demonstrations of an antique apple cider press and apple peeler, provided by the Crystal Lake Historical Society.
There will be an Apple Pie Baking Contest as well as an Apple Pie Eating Contest.

Don’t miss the Scarecrow Decorating contest. Dozens of scarecrows will adorn the light poles in Downtown Crystal Lake. Anyone can participate!

Several local eateries will be offering food on site such as Duke’s Alehouse and Georgio’s PizzeriaDon’t forget to check out the Great Ball Race and cheer your ball on to victory!

This event is held in Downtown Crystal Lake. When you step off the Metra Train you will be in the midst of the celebration. For more information go to While you are there don’t forget to shop in the great selection of stores, two of our favorites are: Wear Did U Get That and Marvin’s Toy Store

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