Ongoing & Early Events Friday Events Saturday Events Sunday Events
Ongoing & Early Events
(Note that some of the fun begins before the 3-day event)


7th Annual Pink Splash for the Cure - Fountain Park
Tuesday, Sept 30th - 5:30 pm Fundraising and awareness event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Kirtland Cancer Foundation. The fountain will be colored PINK by local cancer survivors. "In memory of" and "in honor of" balloon sales, 50/50 raffle, as well as weekly "Dine for the Cure" events by local restaurants. Come out and support the Cause!

Spaghetti Dinner
Thursday, Oct 2, Christ United Methodist Church will host a spaghetti dinner at the Franklin Elks Lodge, 1309 Buffalo St Adults -$8.00 Youth 12 and under -$5.00 Serving 4:30 to 7:30 Takeouts available.Proceeds benefit the church mission trip to Zimbabwe

FHS Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Thursday, Oct 2, Franklin High School will hold the Induction Ceremony for the Hall of Fame. Dinner will be held at The Quality Inn and Conference Center Inductees include James Hedglin, Sr, Very Rev Ronald D Witherup, Hilary Hager-Carter, Jill Wilkinson-Blalock and Rich Hancox. Tickets are available at the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce $25.00 Cocktails - 5:00 pm Dinner - 6:30 pm

Hospitality Center
The Hospitality Ministry of the First Presbyterian Church offers restrooms, diaper changing station, free water, a place to eat and relax. Offering a self guided stained glass window tour and quiet mediation in the sanctuary. Located at the corner of West Park and Elk Streets across from Fountain Park. Ongoing hospitality during the days and hours of Applefest.
First Presbyterian Church

Chicago
Franklin Civic Operetta Association presents Chicago at the Barrow-Civic Theatre, 1223 Liberty Street, September 26-27-28 and October 2-3-4 (Thurs-Sat-7:30 pm) - Sunday - 2 pm.Call 814-437-3440 for tickets

Gigantic Book Fair
Venango County Historical Society 301 S. Park St Oct 2 Books 10 am-5 pm and Hot Dog Sale 11 am - 3 pm Oct 3-4-10am - 5 pm Oct 5 Noon -4 pm

Used Book Sale
Franklin Public Library, 421 12th St, Sept 27 10 am - 5 pm Sept 29 - Oct 3 10:00 am - 8 pm Oct 4 10 am - 5 pm Oct 5 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Clearance Sale Oct 6 - $1 a bag

Face Painting
10 am - 3pm - Oct 3-4-5 Rocky Grove High French Club and Art Club will be doing face painting in the Fountain Park Gazebo Proceeds benefit RGHS French Club and Art Club


Friday Events

Arts & Crafts - Food - Entertainment
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Apple Pancake Breakfast
NEW LOCATION 5:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon) at St Patrick School 10th and Buffalo Street Handicap Accessible Adults $ 7.00 - Children - 12 and under $ 3.00
Marc Maslov - Ear Nose and Throat Associates NW PA

In-Store Antique Estate Jewelry Sale
Estate and jewelry sale at Feldman Jewelers, 1260 Liberty Street. For more information call 814-432-5925 or 800-748-1895

Farmer's Market
10:00 am - 5:00 pm 12th Street

Max Schang - G6
10:00 am - 11:30 am in the Food Court G6 (Fountain Park)
Specialty Fabrication and Powder Coating

DeBence Antique Music World Tours - F7
Guided Tours 10 am - 5 pm 1261 Liberty Street

Tiffany Window Tours - G8
St. John's Episcopal Church - 1145 Buffalo St, Tours at 10 am, Noon and 2 pm, St John's Church will be open 8 am - 8 pm

Victorian Residential Architecture Walking Tours
Tour 1: 10:30 am Meet at 12th and Elk St Tour 2 : 2 pm meet in front of the Quality Inn and Conference Center 1411 Liberty Street
Franklin Rotary Club

B and E Combo I6
10:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Bandstand (Bandstand Park)

Harvest Lunch G8
11:00 am - 2:30 pm at St. Johns Episcopal Church, 1151 Buffalo St. Have lunch or just come in to put your feet up any time from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Adults-$9.00 ages 6-10 $5.00, children 5 and under free with purchase of an adult meal Chinese Auction

HOLeY Jeans-G6
Concert Performance 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm in the Food Court (Fountain Park)

Johnny Appleseed
Noon - 5 pm Meet Johnny Appleseed as he strolls through Applefest

Rocky Grove Steel Drum Band
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm in the Bandstand (Bandstand Park)

Samantha Sears-The Banned - G6
2-4 pm in the Food Court (Fountain Park)

Venango Brigade -G6
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Food Court -Enjoy music from a bygone era

Chicago
Franklin Civic Operetta presents Chicago Barrow-Civic Theatre Show:7:30 pm Call 814-437-3440 for tickets

4th Annual Applefest Comedy Show
The Commons at Franklin, 1340 Liberty Street presents the comedy of Gio Attisano. Show - 8 pm - Doors open at 7:30 pm Admission - $12.00 Call 814-437-7771 x 1 for tickets. Tickets go on sale Aug 15th


Saturday Events

Arts and Crafts
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce

Venango Regional Airport Fly-In
Fly-in breakfast and shuttle service for fly-in visitors to Applefest

In-Store Antique Estate Jewelry Sale F5
Estate and jewelry sale at Feldman Jewelers, 1260 Liberty St. For more information call 814-432-5925 or 800-748-1895

Farmer's Market
10 am - 5 pm - 12th Street

Franklin Retail Merchants' Auction
8:30 am - 10:30 am at the Barrow Little Theatre

Applefest 5K "Race for Any Pace"
10:00 am on Liberty Street (runners, walkers and wheelchairs.) Registration desk at YMCA at West Park and Otter Streets

DeBence Antique Music World Tours F7
Guided Tours 10 am - 5 pm - 1261 Liberty Street

Tiffany Window Tours G8
St. John's Episcopal Church - 1145 Buffalo St - 10 am - Noon - 2 pm St John's Church will be open from 8 am - 8 pm

Franklin Silver Cornet German Band
10:30 am - 11:30 am in the Bandstand Bandstand Park

Speakeasy Rascals G6
10:30 am - Enjoy the harmonies of this group
Specialty Fabrication and Powder Coating

Silver Cornet German Band
10:30 am - 11:30 am Bandstand Park

Victorian Residential Architecture Walking Tours
Tour 1: 10:30 am - meets at 12th and Elk Streets. Tour 2: 2:00 pm Meet in front of the Quality Inn and Conference Center 1411 Liberty St
Franklin Rotary Club

Segway Demonstration
Liberty Street 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wagon Rides
The Venango County Draft Horse Association will be providing wagon rides on Liberty Street after the 5K Race

Apple Pie Baking Contest
Pies to be delivered to Neverending Stories-lower level- 1252 Liberty Street 11:30 am - 1 pm Pies must be in disposable pans Winners announced at 5 pm in the Bandstand

Harvest Lunch
11:00 am - 2:30 pm at St. Johns Episcopal Church, 1151 Buffalo Street Have lunch or just come to put your feet up any time from 10 - 5 Adults - $9.00, ages 6-10 $5.00, children 5 and under free with purchase of an adult meal Chinese Auction

Mostly Brass
12:00 pm (Noon) - 1:00 pm in the Bandstand (Bandstand Park)

Johnny Appleseed
Noon - 5 pm Meet Johnny Appleseed as he strolls through Applefest

Carolyn Longo - G6
1- 3 pm Performing in the Food Court (Fountain Park)

Franklin High School Marching Band
1:30 pm on Liberty Street

The O Needers
2-4 pm in the Bandstand (Bandstand Park)

Studio 22 Dancers
2:30 pm on Liberty Street

BeerFest - Wine Food Pairing
2:30 pm - 5 pm presented by The Commons at Franklin, 1340 Liberty St - Sample craft brew and local wines Entertainment provided $30.00 per person Call 814-437-7771 x 1 for tickets. Tickets go on sale Aug 15th

Franklin YMCA Magic Allstar Cheerleaders
3:00 pm - Liberty Street

Apple Pie Eating Contest
4:00 pm on Liberty Street by the Visitor's Center Gazebo at Liberty and 12th Street

Max Schang - G6
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Performing in the Food Court (Fountain Park)

Contest Winners Announced I6
5:00 pm in the Bandstand (Bandstand Park)

Homemade Chicken and Noodle Dinner
4-7 pm Atlantic Ave. United Brethren Church, 160 Atlantic Ave., Rod King 814-673-0142 Adults - $8.00, Children 6-12 $ 6.00 Under 6- Free (Take out available.) Proceeds benefit 2015 Mission trip to Haiti

Chicago
Franklin Civic Operetta Assoc Presents Oklahoma 1223 Liberty St Showtime 7:30 pm Tickets call 814-437-3440

Blue River Band
Blue River Band - The Commons at Franklin 1340 Liberty Street 8 pm - 11 pm Tickets - $ 10.00 each Tickets available at the Franklin Area Chamber office 1327 Liberty St or call 814-432-5823


Sunday Events

Arts & Crafts - Food - Entertainment
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Franklin Elks Sunday Breakfast D7
7:00 am - 11:00 am - Elks Lodge - 13th and Buffalo Streets. Open to the public. For more information call 814-432-8119. Tickets at the door. Benefits the Elks Home Service Nurses Program - $8.00 per person

Antique and Classic Car Cruise
8:00 am - 4:00 pm on Liberty and 12th Streets
First United National Bank

Farmer's Market
10 am - 4 pm 12th Street PNC Bank Lawn

Venango Regional Airport Fly-In
Fly-in breakfast and shuttle for fly-in visitors to Applefest

In-Store Antique Estate Jewelry Sale F5
Estate and jewelry sale at Feldman Jeweler's, 1260 Liberty St For more information call 814-432-5925 or 800-748-1895

DeBence Antique Music World Tours
Guided Tours 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 1261 Liberty Street

Uncharted Course -G6
Noon - 2 pm - in the Food Court (Fountain Park)

Fun for Preschool Children
Sesame Street - Noon - 3:30 pm PNC Grow Up Great will present the Walkaround Cookie Monster from Sesame Street at the Galena Building located at 1134 Liberty Street. Preschool Children are invited to a Meet and Greet Noon-12:30 1:00-1:30 2:00-2:30 and 3:00 to 3:30. Bring your camera for a free photo opportunity and learn about school readiness from PNC Grow Up Great Sesame Workshop All Rights Reserved.
Sponsored by Grand Sponsor PNC Bank

Victorian Residential Architecture Walking Tour
1:00 PM - Tour 2 Meet at 12th and Elk Streets,
Franklin Rotary Club

Johnny Appleseed
Noon - 3:00 pm Meet Johnny Appleseed as he strolls through Applefest

Duck Race-D2
2 pm - Easter Seals Western PA Duck Race at the Fountain in Fountain Park. Prizes Awarded Call 814-437-3071

Tiffany Window Tours
2:00 pm Enjoy the splendor of the Tiffany windows St. John's Episcopal Church 1145 Buffalo Street

Blue River Band I6
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Bandstand (Bandstand Park)
Grand Sponsor - Marc Maslov-Ear,Nose and Throat Assoc. of Northwest PA

Pine Valley Boys - G6
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Food Court (Fountain Park)


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The Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce hopes that you enjoy your Applefest® visit and return during the year to see more of our community. Our special thanks to all of our sponsors and the many volunteers who make Applefest® possible.

For more information contact
Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce
1327 Liberty St. Franklin, PA 16323
(814)432-5823 - (888)547-2377
applefest@franklinareachamber.org