In 1994, with the revival of the Leominster Downtown Association,
the Johhny Appleseed Festival began as a modest event featuring
local crafts people, food, entertainers, a petting zoo and face
painting - Today, the event has grown into two days of celebration,
including the Johnny Appleseed 5K Road Race, and the Johnny Appleseed
Parade and has been renamed the Johnny Appleseed Arts and Crafts
Ever since his birth certificate was found collecting dust in City
Hall archives in the 1930s, Johnny Appleseed has been embraced by
the city of his birth.
He is everywhere.
So it is no surprise that Leominster makes the apple-picking season
the occasion for an annual Johnny Appleseed celebration.