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


8th Annual Pink Splash for the Cure - Fountain Park
Tuesday, Sept 29th - 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!

FHS Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Thursday, Oct 1, 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 the 1996 200 Medley Relay Team: Darren Livezey, Mike Frederick, Ryan Fennick, Nathan Edmonson; Jim McCullough; Cory Ace; Seth Bodnar; and Barrett Melvin. Tickets are available at the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce $25.00 Cocktails - 5:00 pm Dinner - 6:30 pm

Mary Poppins
Franklin Civic Operetta Association presentsMary Poppins at the Barrow-Civic Theatre, 1223 Liberty Street, September 25-26, October 1-2-3, and October 9-10 (Thurs-Sat-7:30 pm), and September 27 and October 11 (Sunday - 2:00 pm).Call 814-437-3440 for tickets

Gigantic Book Fair
Venango County Historical Society 301 S. Park St. Applefest Book Sale and Garage Sale Oct 1-2-3-10am - 5 pm Oct 4 Noon -4 pm

Sports and Beverages
Barrow Civic Little Theatre will be open October 2-3-4 12-6 pm for sports on the big screen and beverages. Stop in any time to watch the game of the hour and rest your weary feet.

In-store Antique Estate Jewelry Sale
Estate and jewelry sale at Feldman Jewelers, 1260 Liberty St., Oct 2-3-4. For more info, call (814)432-5925 or (800) 748-1895.

Tiffany Windows Tour
St. John's Episcopal Church, 1145 Buffalo St., Oct 2-3 tours at 10 am, Noon, and 2 pm; Oct 4 tour at 2 pm only. Doors open 8 am - 8 pm Fr. and Sat.

Victorian Residential Architecture Walking Tours
Fri and Sat: tour 1: 10:30 am (12th and Elk St.), tour 2: 2 pm (front of Quality Inn and Conference Center), Sunday 1 pm (12th and Elk St.) Led by Franklin Rotary Club
Franklin Rotary Club

Used Book Sale
Franklin Public Library, 421 12th St, Sept 26 10 am - 5 pm, Sept 28 - Oct 2 10:00 am - 8 pm, Oct 3 10 am - 5 pm. Clearance Sale Oct 4 - $1 a bag

Face Painting
10 am - 3pm - Oct 2-3-4 in the Fountain Park Gazebo. Proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 28

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

DeBence Antique Music World Tours
1261 Liberty St. Guided tours Oct. 2-3-4: 10 am - 5 pm


Friday Events

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

Apple Pancake Breakfast
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
Edward Jones (Chris Rakow, Meralee Obenrader, Brian Macy)

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

FHS Madrigal
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm in the Bandstand (Bandstand Park). Enjoy the sounds of local high school talent.

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

Old Guys with Guitars-I6
2:30 pm - 4 pm in Food Court (Fountain Park)

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

Mary Poppins - F7
Franklin Civic Operetta presents Mary Poppins Barrow-Civic Theatre Show:7:30 pm Call 814-437-3440 for tickets

5th Annual Applefest Comedy Show
The Commons at Franklin, 1340 Liberty Street. Show - 8 pm - Doors open at 7:30 pm Admission - $15.00 Call 814-437-7771 for tickets.


Saturday Events

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

Myrtle Lodge Breakfast Buffet
7 am - 11 am, 1257 Liberty Street. $8 per person, tickets available at the door.

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

Applefest 5K
10:00 am on Liberty Street (runners, walkers and wheelchairs.) Registration desk at YMCA at West Park and Otter Streets. Call for more information: (814)432-2138

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

Grow Up Great G8
10 am - 3 pm. As part of their PNC Grow Up Great Program, PNC employees will host educational activities to help children and families prepare for success in school and life. Focus will be for children ages 3 - 6. PNC Parking Lot and Drive Thru
Grand Sponsor - PNC Bank

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

McCoy Equipment Sales - E6
Demonstrations of some of their outdoor power equipment on Liberty St. from 10:30 am - 5 pm.

Segway Rides - E6
Liberty Street 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Front Porch Folk - G6
10:30 am - Noon in the Food Court (Fountain 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

Howard Mincone
11 am - 2 pm. Mr. Mincone, physical comic and juggler, will be wandering through the Parks and along Liberty St.
Edible Arrangements

Harvest Lunch - G8
11:00 am - 2:30 pm at St. John's 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

Apple Pie Baking Contest - F7
Pies to be delivered to Barrow Theatre, 1223 Liberty Street 11:30 am - 1 pm Pies must be in disposable pans Winners announced at 5 pm in the Bandstand

Mostly Brass - I6
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

Lamberton Road - Hunter and Hagan Cook - I6
2-4 pm in the Bandstand (Bandstand Park)

Studio 22 Dancers
2:30 pm on Liberty Street

BeerFest
2:30 pm - 5 pm presented by The Commons at Franklin, 1340 Liberty St - Sample craft brew and hors d'oeuvres. Entertainment provided $30.00 per person Call 814-437-7771 for tickets.

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

Apple Pie Eating Contest - H6
4:00 pm on Liberty Street by the Visitor's Center Gazebo at Liberty and 12th Street. Be sure to enter your name at the Information Gazebo if you want to try to be a contestant.

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. Adults - $8.00, Children 6 and under $6.00 (Take out available.) Proceeds benefit Mission trip to Haiti. For more information call Rod King 814-673-0142

Mary Poppins - F7
Franklin Civic Operetta Assoc Presents Mary Poppins, 1223 Liberty St. Showtime 7:30 pm Tickets call 814-437-3440

Blue River Band
Blue River Band -Quality Inn and Conference Center, 1411 Liberty Street 8 pm - 11 pm, doors open at 7:15. Tickets - $ 10.00 each. Tickets available August 17 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

Praise in the Park - I6
8 am - 9 am in the Bandstand Park. First United Methodist Church and Christ United Methodist Church join together to provide a morning of praise music.

Antique and Classic Car Cruise
8:00 am - 4:00 pm on Liberty and 12th Streets. Be sure to look for the 1912 Little Giant bus which was built right here in Franklin by the Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company and has been fully restored.
First United National Bank

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

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 - G7
Guided Tours 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 1261 Liberty Street

RML Jazz -G6
10:30 am - 12:30 pm - in the Food Court (Fountain Park)

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

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

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)
Friends of the Band

Group Therapy - G6
3 pm - 4 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