FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A fall tradition in Fort Wayne will be underway this weekend. Thousands of people will head to Johnny Appleseed Park to celebrate the 41st Johnny Appleseed Festival.
The event celebrates the life and times of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, who was known as a legend, crossing the country spreading appleseeds. He is believed to be buried in Fort Wayne.
The event features over 100 booths featuring crafts and handmade goods and a wide variety of foods including caramel apples, kettle corn, apple cider as well as meat and sides cooked over the fire. Reenactors and entertainers will make their way around and to stages scattered about the park, helping take you back to the 1800s. You can also see live demonstrations of what life was like in that time period.
The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free parking is available at Concordia High School’s athletic fields and on the I.P.F.W. campus. Free shuttles will be available to the event. You can also pay to park at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.