St. John Parish Applefest – Fenton MI

42nd Annual Applefest – September 18-21, 2014

2014 Applefest Races – 35th Annual

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Starting Times

  • 10k Run : 9:00 am
  • 5k Run/Walk : 9:15 am
  • 1 Mile : 10:00 am
  • 1/4 Mile : 10:30 am

Course Information

  • All races start and finish near St. John Church and are run through the scenic Fenton area, flat, fast, 100% paved roads.
  • Parking: Adelaide Street and North Road will be… Continue reading

Attic Treasures

Attic Treasures reveals the collected treasures of an entire community. Donated by people far and wide, the Attic Treasures tent provides an amazing shopping experience to Applefest. Make sure to stop by early to see the treasures – they’ll be gone before you know it!

Located at the south end of the Parish Grounds, it’s the Applefest’s answer to the… Continue reading

Eating at Applefest

Come early, come late, but come hungry!  Applefest offers a smorgasbord of different festival food favorites, from Apple pies, caramel apples, to hamburgers and hot dogs, to (if you’re over 21) sliders in the entertainment tent.  Read on for just a few of the festival favorites!

Applefest Grill and Sausage Stand

For the more traditional meal, head for… Continue reading

Padre’s Chili and The Padre’s Recipe

A visit to St. John’s Applefest means a bowl of Fr. David W. Harvey’s famous homemade chili to many. It is nearly as popular as the festival’s homemade apple pies. Also referred to as the “Padre’s Chili,” it’s a spicy concoction sought after no matter what kind of weather is on the docket. Even when temperatures soar, people covet… Continue reading

Directions from Port Huron, MI

Traveling from Port Huron to Applefest should take approximately 90 minutes (traffic depending). The fastest route is I-69 west to US23 south, exiting at North Road. You can find detailed directions and a link to Google maps below.

(directions are from Google Maps)

  1. I-69 West, to
  2. I-75 / US23 South (stay right for US23), to
  3. Exit 80 for North Road… Continue reading