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Johnny Appleseed Fest


Celebrating 25 years, Johnny Appleseed Fest, Crystal Lake’s largest one-day event brings families and the community together to celebrate fall with music, demonstrations, craft fair, farmers market and the Great Ball Race. Saturday, September 30, 2017.

Meet and greet Johnny Appleseed – Steve McPhail himseslf, as he strolls the streets of downtown, telling his story throughout the day.

FREE ENTERTAINMENT, music and demos all day.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary, Downtown Crystal Lake is inviting the community to join us for 25 days of fun! From September 1st to September 25th Downtown Crystal Lake will host an Apple Scavenger Hunt. Here’s how the Apple Scavenger Hunt works:
– Grab a game card from Out of the Box (71 N. Williams), Marvin’s Toy Store (64A N. Williams), or at a business where you see an apple displayed within the downtown area. Game cards can be also be downloaded on our website
– 25 red apples will be in the windows of downtown businesses. They will be visible from the sidewalk; so this is a 24/7 game.
– Each apple will be numbered and reveal a word for the puzzle.
– To play, write down the words you find in the matching apple box on the game card and discover the completed sentences.
– Drop off your completed game card to Marvin’s Toy Store or Out of the Box.

Please, only one entry per person. We will draw 10 winners from the completed game cards, and winners will be notified by phone. You could win tickets for the festival, Crystal Lake souvenirs, and more! Additional details (and even a few hints) are available on the game card and at participating businesses.



Saturday, September 30 from 9 am to 4 pm




Downtown Crystal Lake (Office), West Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL, United States

Johnny Appleseed Fest
Downtown Crystal Lake (Office), West Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL, United States

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