The time for the Covington Apple Fest is here

September 22 – COVINGTON, IN – The start of fall this week means it’s time for the Covington Apple Festival.

The 31st Covington Apple Fest will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT Saturday in downtown Covington around the town square.

Amy Thompson of the Apple Fest committee said there were more than 100 vendors registered.

The vendors are all kinds of arts, crafts and collectibles. There will also be food, entertainment, a car show, Coffing Brothers apples, Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast, Masonic Fish Fry, Spiderman, Party Princess Bailey as Elsa and much more.

The pancake and sausage breakfast is from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Covington Fire Station. Voluntary donations are accepted.

The car show is a big draw, Thompson said.

Registration for the car show is from 9 am to 12:30 pm EDT. Awards are at 1:30 p.m. Entry fee is $10. Top 10 prizes will be awarded, with the top 50 entries being dashed.

Apple Fest Gazebo activities are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m

“We have Elsa at the Gazebo, which is always a crowd favorite,” Thompson said.

The Masonic Fish Fry is from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at the Covington Fire Station.

The 1842 Foundation County Clerk Building/Museum will be open from 9am to 4pm at 516 4th Street. It was built as an additional fireproof depository for the county court records. Famous author Lew Wallace started his law practice in the building. It has been restored as a local interpretive museum. Features include: a replica of Wallace’s office, an exhibit of notable Fountain County personalities, a county history exhibit, and maps. No entrance fee.

“One of the cool things I think is that the Fountain County Prosecutor’s Office is doing a Polaris Ranger (UTV — Utility Vehicle) raffle,” Thompson said.

Entertainment Main Stage: 8:55 a.m. Welcome by Mayor Brad Crane and the 2022 Covington Apple Festival Queen; Covington High School Orchestra at 9 a.m.; Little Miss Eyeball Contest from 10am; Covington Line Dancers at 11 a.m.; 11:45 a.m. Dedication of Apple Fest 2022 by the Earl Peyton family; Trudy Wolfe at 12:15 p.m., Kathleen Crozier at 1:15 p.m.; Erin Reynolds at 2:15 p.m.; Eddie, Booe & Tim Bob Too at 3.15pm; and the Wabash Valley Area Band at 4:00 p.m. Master of Ceremonies is Mike Stultz.

Apple Fest Queen Audrey Galloway was crowned earlier this month.

“I’m back to doing it this way. It was just too much to try to do it all in one day. This allows the new royals to rule the day. They will start their day early at the Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast and be on the go all day during Apple Fest,” according to Thompson.