30th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival

In Crystal Lake, it isn’t cool crisp weather or the change of color in the leaves, but the annual Johnny Appleseed Festival that kicks off fall. This year was extra special as it marked the 30th anniversary of this crowd favorite. This year’s festival was full to the brim with fun, vendors, and entertainment.

Once again, downtown Crystal Lake made way for that famed traveler and storyteller, Johnny Appleseed. True to form, he had listeners sitting on the edge of their haybales.

If you missed the festival this year, we can’t deliver the fun, but we can at least show you a little of what you missed.

And if you want to continue down memory lane, be sure to check out these articles from previous years, including one of the very first ones we published in 2014, 2021, & 2023.

Address: Williams St & Brink St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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This year’s haul.

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