Northern Indiana is an area that prides itself with many seasonal festivals and celebrations.  From the large Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne to the smaller Ligonier Marshmallow Festival, people in Northern Indiana find themselves with a great selection of events to entertain the whole family.

Festivals Provide Family Fun

It’s undeniable that families in today’s culture have more obstacles in the way of quality family time together.  The many festivals, like the Kendallville Apple Festival, make a great option for families to spend quality time together and to make memories that will last forever.

Kendallville Apple Festival

The festival was first held in 1985 by four locals who wanted their small town to have a festival.  Starting with a small budget, they needed to encourage the local community and crafters to do their part.  In the beginning years, there were only a handful of vendors and dealers, but now the festival boasts a large number of craft, food, and antique vendors. This year, the festival will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 9am to 6pm.  Families will be able to enjoy great food from many vendors, unique crafts, antiques, entertainment, and educational activities that encourage cultural and historical appreciation for the area’s heritage.

Hotel Accommodations Nearby

To make your weekend complete, consider an overnight stay after you enjoy the festival activities.  Located at the Noble County Fairgrounds, the festival is held less than 40 minutes away from Oakwood Resort, making the resort a great hotel option to complete a fun weekend away.  Although the town of Kendallville has a few lodging options available,, on the shores of Lake Wawasee can provide beautiful sleeping accommodations in one of their rooms or suites, delicious food in their on-site restaurant, and many family-friendly activities, like swimming, biking, kayak rental, and board games.  Come and stay, dine at The Pier Restaurant and Bar or relax at the on-site Aveda Spa following your day at the festival.  Oakwood Resort is located at 702 E. Lake View Road in Syracuse, Indiana.  Any questions about lodging options or services, please call 574-457-7100 or visit