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Versailles Old Tyme Apple Festival

The Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce presents the 38th Annual Olde Tyme Apple Festival on Saturday, October 7th.

The award-winning festival includes a parade that starts at 10am that morning, along with a pancake breakfast, car show, vendors, crafts, food and more.

Find out more about the Versailles Old Time Apple Festival at www.versaillesapplefestival.com.

Parade Route Info

The parade will NOT go by Walmart and McDonald’s this year. the parade will start from the Morgan County R-II School entrance by Sakelaris Ford. The parade line-up will be at the school, Parade participants will need to enter from the Westview Drive entrance and follow the signs for the parade line-up.

The Moving Wall

“The Moving Wall” is the half-size replica of the Washington, DC Vietnam Veterans Memorial and has been touring the country for thirty plus years. When John Devitt attended the 1982 dedication in Washington, he felt the positive power of “The Wall.” He vowed to share that experience with those who did not have the opportunity to go to Washington.

John, Norris Shears, Gerry Haver, and other Vietnam veteran volunteers built The Moving Wall. It went on display for the first time in Tyler, Texas in October of 1984. Two structures of The Moving Wall now travel the USA from April through November, spending about a week at each site.

The Moving Wall will be in Versailles and on display from October 5-9.   It will be open 24 hours a day. 

Apple Festival Schedule of Events

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5

7 p.m. “Moses” Play – Royal Theatre

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6

5:30-7:30 p.m. Apple Pie Baking Contest Entries – Morgan County Courthouse

6 p.m. Baby Dumplings, Apple Tarts Contest – First Baptist Church

6:30 p.m. Apple Dumplin’ & Darlin’ Contest – First Baptist Church

6:30 p.m. Cruise Night – Sonic Drive-In

7 p.m. “Moses” Play – Royal Theatre

7-11 p.m. Sock Hop – Sonic Drive-In

7:30 p.m. King and Queen Crowning – Sonic Drive-In

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7

6:30-9 a.m. Pancake Breakfast – Westminster Pres. Church

7 a.m. Parade Check-In – Fairgrounds Rd.

8 a.m.-Noon Car Show Registration – Versailles City Park

9 a.m. Fun Zone for Kids Opens – Corner of Jasper & Krekel

9 a.m. Vendor Booths Open – Downtown Versailles Square

9 a.m. Tractor & Engine Display – Newton Street

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Museum Open for Tours – Monroe Street

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Quilt Show – Bank of Versailles Courtesy Room 119 N Fisher

10 a.m. Parade Starts – Brown Rd. & Hwy. 52

After Parade Finley River Boys Performs – Main Stage

Noon Pie Baking Contest Auction – Main Stage

12:30 p.m. Staff for Life Helicopter Lands – Across from Fire Station

12:30-5 p.m.Mitch Shields and Special Guest Miss Melani Biggers from Main Street Music Perform – Stage on North Monroe (near Carpenter Guenther)

1-5 p.m. Finley River Boys Perform – Main Stage

1 p.m. Olde Tyme Fiddler’s Contest – Royal Theatre

5 p.m. Vendor Booths Close – Downtown Versailles Square

7 p.m. “Moses” Play – Royal Theatre

7 p.m. Compact Figure 8 Race & Powder Puff Scramble – Fairgrounds/Hwy. 52

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8

Noon Olde Tyme Apple Festival Golf Tournament – Rolling Hills Country Club

THURS, FRI, SAT, OCTOBER 12-14

7 p.m. “Moses” Play – Royal Theatre

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