Apple Festival

The Bloomfield Apple Festival is one of the best small-town fall festivals in Southern Indiana, featuring carnival rides, food, merchandise vendors, live music, various contests (such as a baking contest, baby contest, pedal tractor contest), art exhibit, 5k Run, ball tournament, live demonstrations, and more. A great time for all ages. For the first time, the festival will be for three days! The Apple Festival is held in the Bloomfield town park and is always on the first full weekend in October. Beginning 2022, the festival will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The parade will be at 1:00 p.m. starting at the intersection of Mill Street and Franklin Street on the South side. The parade will end at the school. Free shuttle service is available for those parking on the side streets or around the courthouse.

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NEW PARADE ROUTE|NEW START TIME

Parade will begin at Frankling & Mill St, ending at the High School.| Parade line-up at Noon. Parade will start at 1pm.

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Event Highlights:

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Art & Photography Show

Registration Thursday 10/6/2022 at Bloomfield Library Annex from 2pm-7pm.

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Pet Parade

11am Saturday Oct 07, Sponsored by the 4-H Dog and Cat Club.

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Wiffle Ball Tourney

Sponsored by Bloomfield High School Baseball, Friday (Oct 06) & Saturday (Oct 07). Entry Form

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Kiddie Tractor Pull

Starting at Noon on Saturday Oct 07, watch these little guys and gals put the pedal to the metal to win the tractor pull.

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Queen Contest

Queen contest held at the Shawnee Theatre on Oct 01 at 5pm. Presentation of Queen & Court at the Festival on Friday Oct 06 @ 5pm.

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Baking Contest

Starting at 11am on Saturday Oct 07, show your baking skills and win the honor.

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5K RUN & WALK

Part of the Magnificent Seven Series

Registration 8am Saturday Oct 07 at Bloomfield Public Library, Start Time 9am.

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Carnival & Amusements
by Brady’s Amusements

Friday Oct 06, open 12pm - 4pm with armband, close/break 4pm - 5pm, new armband 5pm - closing.
Saturday Oct 07, open 10am - 4pm with armband, close/break 4pm - 5pm, new armband 5pm - closing.
Sunday Oct 08, armbands open 12pm - 5pm.

Single Tickets $3,
10 tickets for $25,
20 tickets for $48,
Armbands $25

Parking

 Parking is available at the School lot for a fee, proceeds benefit school programs.

 Parking is unavailable along Spring St, however side street parking may be available.

Shuttle

You'll find shuttle services available on the corner of Franklin and Spring Streets at Hi-Lift and at the Festival on Spring and Harrison Streets.

There will also be golf carts traveling to and from the Festival offering assistance.

Accessibility

Handicap Parking will be available at the Dairy Queen parking lot on Spring Street, with pick up on golf cart or shuttle at that point.

Apple Logo   Schedule   Apple Logo
6:30 am
Breakfast
9:00 am
Opening Prayer & Vendors Open
9:00 am
Presentation of Colors - BHS ROTC
9:00 am
National Anthem - Center Stage
9:15 am
Joyful Noise, Cardinal Song & Center Stage
10:00am - 2pm
INDOT Touch A Truck & Bicycle helmet giveaway
12:00am
Carnival Opens
4:00 pm
Carnival Break/Temp Close
5:00 pm
Carnvial Resumes *new armband required
5:00pm
Queen, Princess & Court Presentation
5:15pm
Miss Apple Dumpling, Miss Autumn Apple & Jr Princess Pageant *must pre-register*
5:15pm
Little Miss & Mr Presentation, Baby contest winners
6:00pm
Lloyd Wood Band
9:00pm
No Fences - The Garth Brooks Tribute Band
6:30 am
Breakfast
9:00 am
Opening Prayer & Vendors Open
9:00 am
Presentation of Colors - BHS ROTC
9:00 am
National Anthem
10:00 am
Carnival Opens
11:00 am
Pet Parade - Sponsored by the 4-H Dog Club
11:00 am
Apple Baking Contest - Oliphant shelter house
11:30 am
Bloomfield Community Band
12:00 pm
Pedal Tractor Pull - Sponsored by BHS FFA, in front of HS
1:00 pm
Indiana Dance Company - Cloggers
2:30 pm
Charlie Archer Acoustic
4:00 pm
Carnival Break/Temp Close
4:30 pm
Exit 209
5:00 pm
Carnvial Resumes *new armband required
6:30 pm
Terry Lee Ridley & his Million Dollar Band
11:00 am
Opening Prayer & Vendors Open
11:00 am
Presentation of Colors - BHS ROTC
11:00 am
National Anthem
12:00 pm
NEW: Carnival Opens
12:00 pm
NEW: Parade Line-up (Franklin & Mill St)
1:00 pm
Parade Start (New: Route from Mill St to High School)
5:00 pm
Carnival Ends
6:00 pm
Festival Ends

Info-Vendors

Vendors of all sorts may reserve booth space in the Town park or along the street.
  • Food Trucks
  • Merchants
  • Non-Profits
  • Local Business Awareness
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Locations-Vendors

  • Food Trucks typically line the streets.
  • Merchants fill the park.

Forms-Vendor

Here are the forms vendors will need to setup along with helpful hints document. Learn More

Info-Carnival

The carnival will run for 3 days, Friday through Sunday.
  • Single Tickets $3
  • 10 tickets for $25
  • 20 tickets for $48
  • Armbands $25 available on
    Fri from 12-4pm & new armband 5pm-close,
    Sat 10am-4pm & new armband 5pm-Close,
    Sun from 12-5pm

Location-Carnival

The carnival will be located in the new parking lot by the school.

Schedules-Carnival

Carnival & Amusements by Brady’s Amusements

Friday Oct 06, 12pm - 4pm, (break 4-5pm), 5pm - closing
Saturday Oct 07, 10am - 4pm, (break 4-5pm), 5pm - closing
Sunday Oct 08 12pm - 5pm

Single Tickets $3,
10 tickets for $25,
20 tickets for $48,
Armbands $25
   Fri from 12-4pm & new armband 5pm-close,
   Sat 10am-4pm & new armband 5pm-Close,
   Sun from 12-5pm

Info-Parade

The parade will line-up at Noon on Sunday at the intersection of Franklin and Mill St. The parade will begin at 1pm.

Parade: Line-up (12pm) at Franklin & Mill St, Start (1pm). Route map

Route-Parade

The parade will line-up at Noon on Sunday at the intersection of Franklin and Mill St. The parade will begin at 1pm.

Parade: Line-up (12pm) at Franklin & Mill St, Start (1pm). Route map

Forms-Parade

Below you will find the parade registration forms necessary.

Info-Queen & Princess

Queen contest will be held at the Shawnee Theatre on Oct 01 at 5pm.

Presentation of Queen & Court at the Festival on Friday Oct 06 @ 5pm.

Schedule-Queen

  • Shawnee Theatre on Oct 01 @ 5pm.
  • Presentation of Queen & Court at the Festival on Friday Oct 06 @ 5pm.

Forms-Queen

Queen, Princess and related forms.

Info-5K

The Bloomfield Apple Festival 5K, featuring a 5K run, 5k Competitive Walk, and a Non-Competitive Fun Walk will be held at the Bloomfield Public LIbrary on Saturday, Oct 07.

Proceeds benefit the Bloomfield Athelitic Department.
  • Registration: 8 to 9am.
  • 5K Run/Walk begins: 9am
  • Awards immediately follow race.
  • Questions may be directed to Kris Jarman 812.325.1998 or email jakrdase@aol.com

Location-5K

All race activities begin and end at the Bloomfield Library on 125 S Franklin St.

 

Registration-5K

Below are the 5K Run/Walk forms.

Info-Little Mr & Miss

Contest sponsored by Eastern Star. Please fill out the entry information form and mail it with your $15.00 entry fee per child to the address listed.
  • Deadline: Sep 28, 2022.
  • Judging: Oct 1, 2022 at 4pm, South Shelter House
  • Presentation: Friday Oct 06 @ 5:15pm
  • Questions may be directed to Rhea Dawn Gadberry, see entry form.

Judging-Littles

Judging: Oct 1, 2022 at 4pm, Bloomfield Park, South Shelter House. Please have the children at the park at least 15 minutes early prior to the judging begins at 4:00 pm. No calls will be made to remind you about the contest and no refunds will be given if the child can’t participate.

The winners will be announced the day of the judging so they will be able to reign during the entire Apple Festival.

Registration-Littles

Sign-up paper/pdf form.
The categories are as follow:
  • Newborn - 12 months
  • 13 months - 23 months
  • 2 years - 3 years
  • Little Miss & Mister: 4 years - 6 years

Info-Apple Dumpling

Please fill out the entry information form and mail it with your $15.00 entry fee per child, payable to the Bloomfield Apple Festival Committee, to the address listed.
  • Deadline: Sep 30, 2022.
  • Judging: Oct 2, 2022 at 3pm, Shawnee Theatre
  • Presentation: Friday Oct 06 @ 5:15pm
  • Questions may be directed to Eliza Seymour, see entry form.

Judging-Dumpling

Judging will be at the Shawnee Theater on Sunday, October 2nd at 3:00 pm. The ladies are invited to stay for the Princess and Queens contest - doors open at 4:30 pm. They will be invited to come on stage at the beginning of the program.

The winners will be crowned on stage at the festival at approximately 5:15 p.m. on October 7th. The ladies will be able to reign during the Apple Festival, wearing their crowns and sash as they meander. The parade lineup will reserve a place for the winners.

Registration-Dumpling

Sign-up paper/pdf form.
The categories are as follow:
  • 1st – 2nd grade Miss Apple Dumpling
  • 3rd – 4th grade Miss Autumn Apple
  • 5th – 6th grade Jr. Princess
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Past Videos

Just watch what fun can happen.

Here are some past videos of the Apple Festival. Enjoy!

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