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Applefest Time!

Buckstop Junction, Bismarck - September 22 & 23, 2018

 Applefest is celebrating its 12th year at the historic Buckstop Junction and is known as one of the best fall festivals in the Midwest!  The event is a celebration of the autumn harvest and where the charming, small town atmosphere of Buckstop Junction comes alive with entertainment, fresh baked goods, games, live music, and great food.  “There are a few new additions to this year’s event that will make it even more fun for the family,” said marketing director, Sara Kelsch, “We are holding our first ‘Applefest 5k Fun Run’, which will start at Buckstop Junction on Sunday morning, September 23.  We also have ‘The Voice’ contestant, Blind Joe, performing on Saturday, cupcake decorating with ‘Karmin’s Kitchen’ for the kids, an inflatable obstacle course, and much more!‘“  But, what really makes Applefest so great?  Is it the charming small town atmosphere?  The apple pie eating contest?  Or the countless booths of fresh apple pies, caramel apples, ciders, and other fall treats?  Most people would agree the best part of Applefest is the combination of a family fun event while helping to make a difference to those on their cancer journey.

All proceeds from Applefest benefit the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation and provides an amazing array of services to help those going through cancer treatment.  With these funds, the Bismarck Cancer Center is able to offer an array of complementary services including transportation and lodging assistance, spiritual counseling, support groups, nutritional care, survivorship care plans, massage, and physical therapy. “What began as a way to bring the community together to lend support to cancer survivors, has grown into a family tradition to attend year after year,” said Amy Gross, Executive Director at the Bismarck Cancer Center.  Come join the fun with your family!  Check out for more information.

 2018 Applefest features:

Saturday, September 22 – 11:00- 6:00

  • 11:00- Flag raising ceremony- *Anthem sung by Elks Men’s Choir
  • 11:15 & 2:00-  Mylo Hutzenbuhler- Hotel
  • 12:00- Parade
  • 12:30- ‘My Fix’ performance- Music tent
  • 12:45- 'Cowboy Logic' with Ryan Taylor- Hotel
  • 1:00- BHS ‘New Gen’ Jazz Choir- Church
  • 3:00- Northern Plains Ballet- Hotel
  • 3:15- Legacy Jazz Choir- Church
  • 4:00 North Dakota Beer and Wine tasting- Hotel (21 and older-$5 entrance fee)
  • 2:30- Prairie Road- Music tent
  • 4:30- ‘Blind Joe’ performance- Music tent

 Sunday, September 23 – 11:00-4:00:

  • 9:00- 5k Applefest Fun Run- Buckstop Junction
  • 11:00- Flag raising ceremony- *Anthem sung by Brianna Helbling
  • 11:00- Yoga- Hotel
  • 12:00- Parade
  • 12:00- ‘Brianna Helbling & the Outsiders’ performance- Music tent
  • 12:15- ‘Braveheart’ performance- Church
  • 12:30- Cupcake Making with Karmins Kitchen- Hotel
  • 12:30- Drums Alive- Outside Hotel
  • 1:00- Johnny Vincent- Bake sale area
  • 1:15- Apple Pie eating contest- Hotel porch
  • 1:30- Drums Alive- Hotel
  • 2:00- Slime Station- Hotel porch

(*Schedules and activities may change)

*All day activities:

*Kids’ carnival games, face painting, and petting zoo

*Paintball, mini golf, and inflatables

*Bake sale, apple cider press, apple fries, and a variety of delicious cuisine

*Musical entertainment

*Arts and crafts sale

*Gem and mineral demonstrations

*Tractor show

*Fermented orchard


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