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Apple Days

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Pie Contests
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September 15- 17, 2023


Excelsior Apple Days is a coveted lakeside festival celebrating community, art, locally produced food, and a good old-fashioned street dance. Since 1935, beloved fans of Apple Days have been enjoying a day full of events - craft booths, the Happy Apple Kids Corner, food vendors, history tour, Apple Pie contests, live entertainment - from local groups to well-known bands on the big stage, and the popular beer and wine garden located in the middle of it all!


Together, they create an amazing weekend filled with food, fun, and community!  Join our countdown to Apple Day!


Apple Days Pie Contests

Every year, the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce hosts a pie baking and eating contest. We invite judges involved in the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka community to judge the submitted pies and announce winners from the stage in Downtown Excelsior!


Interested in getting involved? Find the following details below:


2023 Artists

To view our 2023 Apple Day artists and vendors at the show, please visit here.

2023 Food Vendors

Nothing Bundt Cakes
Firehouse Foods
North Star Donuts
Roon's Savory Cones
Greek Gourmet
Deep Roots Concessions LLC
Hoppers Mini Donuts
Pizza Karma

Media Kits

Download these media kits and use them to post on your social media to promote Apple Day 2023!

Suggested Hashtags: #appleday23 #exclakemtka #lakeMTKA

Tag us at @exclakemtka

Schedule of Events 

Friday, September 15


5 PM: Apple Day Kick-Off with Flag Raising provided by Excelsior Fire District!
Modus Advisors Beer Garden Opens
National Anthem sung by Tristana Ward

5:30-7 PM: Mark Miller Band on Youngstedts Apple Day Stage

7:30-10 PM: Pandoras Other Box on Youngstedts Apple Day Stage

*Vendors will load-in on September 16*


Saturday, September 16


10 AM: Show opens with vendors on the street

Modus Advisors Beer Garden Opens

Lakes Area Realty Kid's Corner Opens

10 AM: Submissions for Pie Baking Contest Close: Lakes Area Realty

11 AM: Apple Day Historic Water Street Walking Tour:

12:15 PM: Adult Pie Eating Contest on Youngstedts Apple Day Stage

12:30 PM: Kid's Pie Eating Contest on Youngstedts Apple Day Stage

12:45 PM: Pie Baking Contest Awards Announced

1 PM: Apple Day Historic Water Street Walking Tour:

1:30 PM: Chris Kelly on Youngstedts Apple Day Stage

4:15-6:15 PM: Static Jones Band on Youngstedts Apple Day Stage

6 PM: Vendors close on street

7-10 PM: Apple Day Street Dance FEATURING JACUZZI PUMA on Youngstedts Apple Day Stage

10 PM: Modus Advisors Beer Garden and Youngstedts Apple Day Stage shuts down



Sunday, September 17


10 AM: Vendors open on street

*Lakes Area Kid's Corner Opens

*Story Time at Excelsior Bay Books!

*MN Champions Basketball and Gymnastics Course

*Camp Fire Kid's Activities

4 PM: Vendors close on street



Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!

Stage Sponsor

Beer Garden Sponsor

Apple Day Street Dance brought to you by:

Marty and Anne Davis


Kid's Corner Presented by:


Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

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