Don’t Miss the Johnny Appleseed Festival

On September 30th, downtown Crystal Lake is honoring John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed.

For twenty-five years, the festival has welcomed thousands of visitors who come together to celebrate fall.

Highlights include:

Apple Scavenger Hunt – To celebrate the festival’s 25th anniversary, the city is hosting a scavenger hunt through September 25th. Downtown businesses with apples in their windows offer game cards, and to play, participants must find all twenty-five apples to reveal the words needed to form a complete sentence. Drop off finished cards to Marvin’s Toy Store for a chance to win a prize.

Scarecrow Decorating Contest – Decorate a scarecrow to compete against individuals and businesses in categories such as Most Creative, Most Colorful, and Scariest. The entries are displayed downtown, and to enter, participants must reserve a lamp post.

Great Ball Race – Want a chance to win one thousand dollars? Then purchase a numbered raffle ticket and watch as hundreds of balls roll down Brink Street. The one that crosses the finish line first will win the top prize for its owner. Runner-ups will receive gift cards or merchandise from area businesses.

Demonstrations – Visitors can watch and participate in demonstrations of an antique apple peeler and apple cider press.

Entertainment – The festival also features amusement rides, pumpkin bowling, and musical guests who will take to the stage.

The Johnny Appleseed Festival is just one of the fall events that residents of Algonquin Square Apartments can enjoy. If you would like to call our community home, please contact us to schedule a tour.

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