39th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival (VIDEO)

By Jake Perrone - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

September 21, 2013 Updated Sep 21, 2013 at 7:46 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – It's time again for the 39th annual Johnny Appleseed Festival.

The festival is designed to take you back in time to the early 1800’s, during the time of the folklore character john Chapman, also known as Johnny Appleseed.

There are plenty of games, crafts, entertainment, and of course, delicious foods.

“It's very interesting I think to watch the demonstrators make food, make the things you would have eaten the food off of or to carve a wooden spoon and to think about the amount of effort it would have taken to be able to prepare a meal and then to actually prepare the meal and by the time I got through creating a wooden spoon I think I would have been too hungry I have to live with a dishwasher,” said Bruce Hayes, Johnny Appleseed Director.

The festival is held at Johnny Appleseed Park just south of the Coliseum. The festival began Saturday morning and runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday with a church service in the park beginning the day’s events.

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