Jackson Apple Festival


The 78th Annual Jackson Apple Festival will hit the downtown streets September 18th through the 22nd. The 2018 Grand Marshall is Pastor David Roach. The 2018 Queen and Court are Queen Briley Lusk, 1st Attendant Kylie Lang, and 2nd Attendant Sydney Humphrey. A complete schedule of this year’s Festival can be found below–printouts courtesy of Zip Systems can also be picked up at the Chamber office Monday through Friday, 10am-2pm.

For more information on entertainment, officers and sponsors, visit www.jacksonapplefestival.org.


2018 Jackson Apple Festival
Schedule of Events

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

9am-12pm: Quilt Check-In @ Jackson Library
12pm Noon: Jackson Apple Festival Opens to Public
2pm: Apple peeling contest w/CASH Prize
2:30pm: Booth and Window Display Judging
4:00pm: Opening Ceremonies, Hozer’s Pizza Main Stage, feat. the JHS Band & Auxillary
5:30pm: Baton Corps Show @ WesBanco/Coll Auto Stage
6pm: Mothman @ Hozer’s Pizza Stage
8pm: DRP and the PBR Band @ WesBanco/Coll Auto Stage
8:15: Lip Sync Contest @ Hozer’s Pizza Stage

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

12pm-5pm: All Rides You Can Ride “Special Price”
11am: Columbus Zoo Presentation @ Hozer’s Pizza Stage
1pm: Annual School Parade feat. Local BAnds & Little Queen Finalists
1:30pm: Big Wheel Race @ Hozer Pizza Stage
2pm: Oak Hill High School Band Performance
2:30pm: Ice Cream Blizzard Eating Contest @ Hozer’s Pizza Stage
3pm: TBA @ WesBanco/Coll Auto Stage
3:30pm: Minute to Win It @ Hozer’s Pizza Stage
4:30pm: Apple Pie Eating Contest @ Hozer’s Pizza Stage
5:45pm: Crossroad Station @ Hozer’s Pizza Stage
6pm: Far From Angels @ Hozer’s Pizza Stage
7:45pm–Opening Parade
8:30pm: Ohio University Drum Line @ Hozer’s Pizza Stage
9pm: Apple Festival GOT TALENT CONTEST @ Hozer’s Pizza Stage
9pm: Gary Everett @ WesBanco/Coll Auto Stage

Thursday, September 20th, 2018 

9am-11am: Pre-School Vision Screening @ Markay Theater, Jackson Lions Club
10:30am: Pre-School Parade and Stuffed Animal Competition
12pm: Baby Stroller Races, open to parents, $1.00 Entry Fee
1pm: Baby Crawling Contest, open to ages 6 months to 1 year, $1.00 Entry Fee
4:30pm: Wellston Line Dancers @ Hozer’s Pizza Stage
5:30pm: Majestic Dreamers @ WesBanco/Coll Auto Stage
5:45pm: Wings Eating Contest @ Hozer’s Pizza Stage
7:30pm: Clay Webb @ WesBanco/Coll Auto Stage
8pm: Southern Rock Superstars @ Hozer’s Pizza Stage

Friday, September 21st, 2018 

10am: Apple Bingo (with Prizes) @ Hozer’s Pizza Stage
3pm: Apple Pie Judging Contest
7pm: JJ & Good Times Bluegrass @ WesBanco/Coll Auto Stage
7:30pm: Jason Gillum @ Hozer’s Pizza Stage
9pm: William Michael Morgan, Nashville Artist @ Hozer’s Pizza Stage

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

7am: Registration for 5K Run, 8am Start @ Hozer’s Pizza Stage
9am: Pretty Baby Contest @ Hozer’s Pizza Stage
10am: Annual Apple Festival Volleyball Tournament at JHS Gym
10am-4pm: Annual Apple Festival Car Show @ Manpower Park
11am: Little Queens Contest, Top 10 Finalists @ Hozer’s Pizza
12pm: Radio Shine @ Wesbanco/Coll Auto Stage
12:30 Hog Wild Presentation, hosted by Jackson-Vinton Farm Bureau, Hozer’s Pizza Stage
1pm: JHS Band Festival @ JHS Alumni Stadium
1:30pm: Rollerblade w/ Roller Roo @ Hozer’s Pizza Stage
3:00pm: 7 Mile Bluegrass @ WesBanco/Coll Auto Stage
3:30pm: B&C Shakin Stompers @ Hozer’s Pizza Stage
5pm: Red Brush Band @ Hozer’s Pizza Stage
5pm: OFEA Queens Reception @ Held at Christ United Methodist Church
6pm: Road Dawgs @ WesBanco/Coll Auto Sales
7pm: Dynamic Mention Drum Corps @ Hozer’s Pizza Stage
7:45pm: Grand Finale Parade w/over 175 units, Band Competition
9:30pm: Announcement of Parade Winners and Auction
10pm: Announcement of Raffle Winners
11pm: Festival official closing for 2018

Make plans to visit the 79th Jackson Apple Festival in 2019
September 17th-21st