AppleJack Harvest Festival 2021 - Taste of AppleJack!

September 25th - 26th, 2021



Apple pie, apple cider, apple cider donuts, candy apples, caramel apples, apple fritters, apple salad…pretty much anything you can imagine made from apples are available at the AppleJack Festival.

Nebraska City’s historic AppleJack Festival annually draws between 60,000 and 80,000 people to Nebraska City to celebrate the apple harvest. This year, we are spreading the celebration out over the entire harvest season, not just on one three-day stretch.

Come anytime this autumn for our AppleJack Harvest Festival, kicking off Saturday, September 18, and lasting until the final apple is eaten.

See below for details on what’s happening the entire season long!

AppleJack Festival has been named as one of the top 10 Fall Harvest Festivals in America by the USA Today!

Visit the orchards
Nebraska City Museums
Make a weekend out of it and book an overnight stay!
Need to do some shopping?


SEPTEMBER 25 & 26:
Food, Glorious Food!
It’s the 2nd Annual Nebraska City Food Truck Street Fair in Downtown Nebraska City on Saturday, September 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.!
Have a food truck?  Want to enter?  Information sheet/Registration form on the Nebraska City Food Truck Street Fair coming soon.

Sunday, September 26, is the Taste of AppleJack ‘All Things Apple’ Contest!  This is a qualifying event for the 2021 World Food Championships!  The event will be at the Historic Barns at Arbor Day Farm from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Information sheet/Registration form on the Taste of AppleJack ‘All Things Apple’ Contest coming soon.

Also, watch for our Foodie Passport to learn where to go for the best of all things APPLE.


OCTOBER 2 & 3:
Celebrate 150 Years of Arbor Day and the 100th Birthday of the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park!  More details to come…


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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Food Truck Street Fair

Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Downtown Nebraska City
Description: Details (including specific location and sign up sheet) coming soon!

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Taste of AppleJack "All Things Apple" Contest

Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Historic Barns at Arbor Day Farm, 2611 Arbor Ave
Description: Come and taste dishes made with apples -- from BBQ to baked goods! Buy tickets for tastings: 5 tickets for $10 or 12 tickets for $20. Want to enter? See if your goodie is voted People's Choice or Judge's Favorite! This is a qualifying event for the World Food Championship!

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Festival Sponsors

Historic Morton Orchard

AppleJack Fun Run

Apples ready to go!

River City Classic Car Club Car Show

Water Barrel Fights