The smell of spicy apple deliciousness will soon fill the crisp, cool Kimmswick air. This coming weekend, October 28-29, we will have our largest celebration of the year. Over 100,000 visitors will join us to enjoy the charming, historic town of Kimmswick, with the notable addition of hundreds of vendors and entertainment providers. I have many details to share that will help you prepare for your visit. You can find additional details here.

  • The festival runs from 10am to 5pm.
  • The streets of Kimmswick will be closed to vehicle traffic during the festivals. Visitors may park at Windsor School and be shuttled to town or in the (limited) space along Highway K.
  • Shuttles will run continuously from Windsor School to 5th and Vine, and will pick up at 5th and Vine and at Front and Mill.
  • There will be 500-600 vendors selling food, crafts, and much more.
  • There will be live entertainment throughout town. Enjoy many different kinds of music, including bluegrass, country rock and dulcimer.
  • For the kids. This is a family friendly event, with much for the kids to do! There will be train rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, inflatables, a climbing wall, face painters, and more.
  • Apple Butter. Of course, there will be apple butter! On Friday, the Kimmswick Historical Society will peel and prepare the apples. Before dawn each day, the kettle will be filled with apples and cooked over a wood fire. Everyone can stop by the pavilion and stir, as it cooks for 7-8 hours. Apple Butter will be for sale each day, while supplies last.
  • The Blue Owl. Here are all the vendors you can find at The Blue Owl. We invite you to visit us for a bite to eat, and of course, a delicious dessert. Keep in mind that we may have longer than normal wait times, as we expect more than 100,000 people in Kimmswick that day! However, we simply can’t wait to see you and serve you.

We’ll see you this weekend, friends! Come and enjoy this most wonderful festival and the treat it celebrates. And of course, remember that Dreams Really Do Come True!

All My Love,

~Mary