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The sights and sounds of Johnny Appleseed Festival 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 4:03 pm

The Johnny Appleseed Festival was in full swing Saturday. Sunny weather graced the festival and the crowds were thick. The festival continues until 5 p.m. Sunday.

The annual Johnny Appleseed Festival celebrates the man and the pioneer era with crafts, music, food and more. The Gathering of the Bands, featuring all fife-and-drum and pipe bands, took place at 2 p.m. both days at the Festival Stage. The festival is held at Johnny Appleseed and Archer parks, behind Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave. Free admission.

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•Parking at Memorial Coliseum is $5, main lot, and $8, preferred lot. Free parking is available at IPFW, off Coliseum Boulevard, and at Concordia Lutheran High School on North Anthony Boulevard. Free shuttle buses will run continuously from IPFW and Concordia to the festival grounds.

•Staffed and secure bike check locations will be offered at the north and south ends of Harry Baals Drive in Johnny Appleseed Park, along the river.

•No pets are allowed, except service animals and those in entertainment acts.