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Apple Day

Save the Date. September 16-17, 2023. Downtown Excelsior.

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September 16- 17, 2022


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 Day Applications

Interested in participating in the show for Apple Day 2022?

Please follow the link below for information regarding the pie baking and pie eating contests.

Bridgewater Bank Apple of the Lake Track and Field & 5k

A track and field day filled with fun for all! Come join us for a day of competition and nostalgia as you compete in classic track and field activities at Excelsior Elementary School. All ages are welcome and encouraged!

Activities run every half-hour and include:

- Gunny Sack Races

- Apple Bullseye

- Race/Walk Competition

- Endurance Course

- Apple Long Jump

- 4x100 Apple Relay

-Options for the 1-mile and 5k fun runs are also available to complete the Lake Minnetonka Running Series, located on the Lake Minnetonka Regional Trail

2022 Artists

To view our 2022 Apple Day artists and vendors at the show, please visit here.

Schedule of Events 

Friday, September 16

2 PM: Show opens, Modus Advisors Beer Garden opens, No Stone Unturned on Bridgewater Bank Apple Day Stage, Lakes Area Realty Kid's Corner opens

4:15 PM: Shalo Lee on Bridgewater Bank Apple Day Stage

6 PM: Show closes

6:30 PM: Mark Miller Band on Bridgewater Bank Apple Day Stage

8:45 PM: Sawyer's Dream on Bridgewater Bank Apple Day Stage


Saturday, September 17

8 AM: Pie Contest Submissions begin at Excelsior City Hall, registration opens for Bridgewater Bank Apple of the Lake Track & Field

9 AM: Show opens, Modus Advisors Beer Garden opens, Bridgewater Bank Apple of the Lake Track & Field starts, Lakes Area Realty Kid's Corner opens

10:30 AM: Pie Contest judging begins at Excelsior City Hall

11:30 AM: Pie eating contest begins at Bridgewater Bank Apple Day Stage, Pie Contest winners announced

12 PM: Historical walking tour of Excelsior hosted by the Excelsior- Lake Minnetonka Historical Society (

1 PM: The Legendary Percolators on Bridgewater Bank Apple Day Stage

3:15 PM: Chris Kelly on Bridgewater Bank Apple Day Stage

4 PM: Show closes

5:15 PM: Silver Warehouse on Bridgewater Bank Apple Day Stage

7:45 PM: Excelsior Fire Relief and ELMCC Apple Day Street Dance featuring: Chris Hawkey on Bridgewater Bank Apple Day Stage

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!

Media Kits

Artist Media Kit
Sponsor Media Kit
Participant Media Kit
Volunteer Media Kit
Apple of the Lake Media Kit

Download these media kits and use them to post on your social media to promote Apple Day 2022!

Suggested Hashtags: #appleday22 #exclakemtka #appleofthelake22 #lakeMTKA

Tag us at @exclakemtka


The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society will present a walking tour of Water Street on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 12:00 noon. Historian Scott D. McGinnis will lead this tour down Excelsior's historic Water Street and will discuss the history of Excelsior, Waters Street buildings, businesses and townsfolk and Apple Day. The tour will begin at the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society Museum, 305 Water Street and end at the Port of Excelsior on the shore of Lake Minnetonka. This portion of Water Street is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Society’s free museum will be open before and after the tour from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.  Excelsior parking information may be found at Free tour registration is requested at For more information contact the Society at, 952-221-4766, or visit

About the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Historical Society: Founded in 1972, the Society collects, preserves and shares the history of Deephaven, Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood and Tonka Bay. The Society’s Archives and Museum are open to the public and house one of the largest collections of Lake Minnetonka historical artifacts, documents and photographs in the area. A number of books about Lake Minnetonka history have been published by the Society and programs and initiatives have been created to share the history of the area with children and adults. For more information about the Society visit

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