The sights of perfectly hand-dipped caramel apples coupled with smells of freshly popped popcorn, apple pie and hot cider return to Conner Prairie when a family favorite store opens for its 32nd season.
The Apple Store at Conner Prairie opens at 11 a.m. Sept. 1 and will be open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays through Oct. 31. On remaining Symphony on the Prairie performance nights, the store will be open until 9 p.m. During October’s Headless Horseman fall festival, hours will also be extended until 9 p.m. The store will also be open on both Labor Day and Halloween.
Popular products returning this season include hand-dipped caramel apples, gourmet caramel apples, apple cider slushies, fresh popcorn, apple pies, gifts, homemade candy and various treats. Other long-time favorites returning are caramel apples dipped in dark chocolate and dusted with sea salt and Annie’s Apples – fresh-cut apples drizzled with caramel and served in a bowl. Weekly specials and promotions will be offered throughout the season on Facebook.
In 2017, the store sold:
- 13,162 frozen apple cider slushies
- 6,156 nutty caramel apples
- 6,220 plain caramel apples
- 1,136 salted chocolate apples
- 891 chocolate toffee apples
- 51, 960 doughnuts
- 24, 120 doughnut holes
- 1,436 bags of fresh popcorn
- and even more items
You can visit the Apple Store without paying admission to Conner Prairie.
Since the store’s inception in 1985, more than $1.1 million has been raised through store sales to support Conner Prairie.
2018 Hours for the Apple Store at Conner Prairie
Sept. 1-Oct. 31
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Oct. 11-14, 18-21, 25-28 (Headless Horseman)
11 a.m.-9 p.m.
13400 Allisonville Road