Bismarck Cancer Center
Applefest 2019

 Buckstop Junction - September 21 & 22

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    It’s Applefest time once again! A celebration of the autumn harvest and North Dakota heritage, Applefest at Buckstop Junction is the kickoff to the fall season in the North Dakota. The 13th annual event is a celebration of the autumn harvest, where the charming, small town atmosphere of Buckstop Junction comes alive with entertainment such as Mylo Hatzenbulhler, fresh baked goods and cupcake decorating, games, live music, and great food choices.  You can tour the historic buildings, peruse fine arts and crafts while sampling local foods. There will be live music by the Johnny Cash tribute band, Church of Cash, Briana Helbling and the Outsides, and performances by 6-year-old singing sensation, Herlof Huso, just to name a few. All of these things and much more make Applefest unquestionably one of the best festivals in North Dakota. 

   Applefest has a few new additions and changes this year that will make this year’s event better than ever according to Sara Kelsch, Marketing Director at the Bismarck Cancer Center, “We really strive to make Applefest fresh and different every year. We’ve added new inflatables, including an enormous 80 foot long blowup obstacle course for the kids, the first ever Junk ‘n Flip auction, a kids scavenger hunt, the first Applefest Blood Drive, plus much more. We also like to keep the event affordable,” says Kelsch, “And, this year the cost of admission is only $5 for everyone and kids 3 and under get in for free.” 

   All proceeds from Applefest benefit the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation. With these funds, the Bismarck Cancer Center is able to offer an array of complementary services including transportation and lodging assistance, spiritual counseling, support groups, nutritional care, survivorship care plans, massage, and physical therapy. “What began as a way to bring the community together to lend support to cancer survivors, has really grown into a family tradition to attend year after year,” said Amy Gross, Executive Director at the Bismarck Cancer Center.  Come join the fun with your family!  Check out for more information.

   Saturday, September 21 – 11:00- 6:00

  • 11:00- Flag raising ceremony/Elks Mens Choir
  • 11:15- Herlof Huso performance- Hotel
  • 12:00- Johnny Vincent- Bake Sale
  • 12:00- Mylo Hatzenbuhler- Hotel
  • 12:30- Parade
  • 12:30- Briana Helbing & the Outsiders- Music tent
  • 1:00- New Generation Jazz Choir- Church
  • 1:15- Let’s Dance performance- Hotel
  • 2:00- Herlof Huso performance- Hotel
  • 2:30- Rock Creek- Music tent
  • 2:45- Mylo Hatzenbuhler- Hotel
  • 3:00- Legacy Choir- Church
  • 4:00- Dakota Beer and Wine tasting ($5- must be 21 or older)- Hotel
  • 4:30- One ‘n Done- Music Tent

 Sunday, September 22 – 11:00-4:00

  • 11:00- Flag raising ceremony
  • 11:15- Cupcake Decorating with Karmins Kitchen Table ($1 per cupcake)- Hotel
  • 11:30- Music Worship Service- Hotel
  • 11:30- McMahon Bros w/ Cleaver- Music tent
  • 12:30- Parade
  • 1:00- Apple pie eating contest- Hotel
  • 1:30- Junk ‘n Flip auction- Hotel
  • 2:00- Church of Cash- Music tent
  • 2:00- Master’s Plan- Music tent
  • 2:00- Clint Morgenstern- Beer Gardens


  2019 Applefest features:

*All day activities:

*Kids’ carnival games, face painting, petting zoo, and inflatables

*Bake sale, apple cider press, apple fries, and a variety of delicious cuisine

*Musical entertainment

*Arts and crafts sale

*Gem and mineral demonstrations

*Tractor show

*Scavenger Hunt

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