Amaranth Apple Festival

We invite you to become a Sponsor of the 2018 Amaranth Apple Festival. Download the Sponsor Packet>

The Amaranth Apple Festival is proud to be the descendent of the original summer festival, The Taste of Downtown, produced by Downtown Springfield Inc. to raise funds for downtown revitalization. This year’s festival committee invites you to become a sponsor of the 2018 Amaranth Apple Festival.

DSI’s festival now takes its name from the mystical fruit in Vachel Lindsay’s utopian novel. S/he who eats of the magical Amaranth Apple shall see the true beauty of Springfield! And wonderfully enough, Lindsay’s novel reaches its utopian conclusion 100 years after its writing – which is during the state’s bicentennial in 2018.

Held each year in beautiful and historic downtown Springfield, the event includes nationally known musicians as always — and now weaves in amazing local poetry, art, and cuisine to feature the best of Springfield today.

The Amaranth Apple Festival is produced through the support of corporate and private donations and the dedication of nearly 200 volunteers. Sponsorship is critical to hosting high-quality musicians that attract a diverse audience. Our sponsorship packages are offered in a variety of sizes to suit any budget. Your sponsorship will get your company’s name before a large and enthusiastic audience for the two days of the festival and will include promotion of your business in the weeks leading up to the festival.

Your sponsorship allows us to book the best talent available and ensures another quality downtown event. This is the only summer festival which raises funds for downtown revitalization and DSI’s work to increase foot traffic, decrease vacancies and put forward creative placemaking projects.

90s power pop singer songwriter Matthew Sweet headlined the 2017 Amaranth Apple Festival.

Sound Celebration Chorus Performance

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks, Sound Celebration Chorus will be performing a set of holiday tunes inside the Old State Capitol.

Stop inside to get warm and enjoy some holiday cheer!

Uketopians/Layabout Performance

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks, Uketopians/Layabouts will be performing a set of holiday tunes inside the Old State Capitol.

Stop inside to get warm and enjoy some holiday cheer!

Dana Thomas House Holiday Tours

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks the Dana-Thomas House will be offering special Holiday Tours throughout the day.

Make sure you stop by and listen to the Debby Eddy Flute Choir performance. You won’t want to miss any of the holiday fun!

Sacred Heart Griffin Band Performance

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks, the Sacred Heart Griffin Band will be performing a set of holiday tunes inside the Old State Capitol.

Stop inside to get warm and enjoy some holiday cheer!

Springfield Showstoppers Performance

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks, Springfield Showstoppers will be performing a holiday-themed piece inside the Old State Capitol.

Stop inside to get warm and enjoy some holiday cheer!

Edwards Place Holiday Tea

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks, Edwards Place will be offering a special holiday tea. Stop by for a warm glass of tea and good company!

Uketopians/Layabouts Performance

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks, Uketopians/Layabouts will be performing a set of holiday tunes inside the Old State Capitol.

Stop inside to get warm and enjoy some holiday cheer!