Come celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Shaker Historical Society and the 200th Anniversary of the North Union Shakers at AppleFest! AppleFest is a historical event for SHS, held annually from 1989-1998 on museum grounds that were once home to the Shaker's apple orchards. Join the Shaker Historical Society and several community partners from 12:00-4:00 pm on Saturday, October 1st for this free, family-friendly event!

All ages are welcome to attend! Admission to the event is donation-based.


12:15 pm and 3:15 pm: History Walking Tour

Approximate length: 30 min

12:30 and 3:00 pm: Shaker Dance Performance

featuring Cleveland City Dance

1:00 pm: "Owls of Ohio" Program

with the Cleveland Metroparks

2:00 pm: Live Music

Featuring the Shaker Heights Community Band

Sponsored by Shaker Heights Animal Hospital

All Day (12:00-4:00pm):

Please note that all craft activities, food, and beverages are available while supplies last. This is our first time hosting AppleFest since 1998, so we appreciate your patience and understanding!


Shaker Historical Society is located at:

16740 South Park Blvd.

Shaker Heights, OH 44120

We encourage visitors to walk, bike, or use the RTA (using the Shaker Blvd/Lee Rd stop) to attend AppleFest.

Those who walk, bike, or use public transportation to get to AppleFest can see an SHS volunteer for a FREE AppleFest sticker!

If you are driving, parking is available on the north side of South Park Blvd (across the street from the museum). The parking lot behind the museum will be closed to cars and only used for vendors and activities the duration of the event. If you require handicap parking or accommodations, please contact before Friday, September 30 so we can ensure a smooth visit!

Thank you to our AppleFest Sponsors:

Thank you to our AppleFest Partners:

Artisan Karen Beck | Wildwood Basketry Guild Members | Shaker Heights Community Band

Community events and programs like AppleFest are made possible through support from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, members, and friends and neighbors like you. In light of ongoing challenges related to the pandemic, we are kicking off our Diamond Year Campaign early and asking directly for your help as our 75th anniversary year comes to an end.