Annually, the visitors to the festival spend over $3 million while attending the various events. $1.25 million of this total is spent in off-site locations.
The annual operating budget for the Festival is approximately $200,000 and the Festival is dependent on corporate sponsorship, municipal support, and gate fees to raise those funds.
The Apple Blossom Festival is a non-profit organization, and tax receipts are issued to all financial supporters.
The Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival celebrated its inaugural year in 1933, and is now the second longest consecutive running festival in Canada.
Traditionally held in late May to eary June the Festival salutes the culture, the heritage, and the agricultural base of the Annapolis Valley.
With the support of communities from Windsor to Digby, over 150,000 visitors enjoy the great variety of family oriented events, and feel the spirit of co-operation the Festival embodies.