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
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
1 PM: The Legendary Percolators on Bridgewater Bank Apple Day Stage
3:15 PM: Silver Warehouse on Bridgewater Bank Apple Day Stage
4 PM: Show closes
5:15 PM: Chris Kelly 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!
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