An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

News | Sept. 26, 2023

Fort Riley’s Fall Apple Day Festival set for September 30

By 1ID Public Affairs

RELEASE NO. 23-041

Fort Riley’s Fall Apple Day Festival returns this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival, which is free and open to the public, is the largest annual event at Fort Riley and serves as the military installation’s open house.

Community members can get an up-close look at military helicopters, tanks and other vehicles, watch demonstrations by the Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard, military working dogs, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers, and the 1st Infantry Division combatives team, and enjoy musical performances, kid-friendly activities, and apple pie sales. Food and beverages will be available for purchase
Visitors can park at Riley’s Community Center, 446 Seitz Ave., just off Huebner Road. Signs will direct visitors to the nearby festival grounds at Artillery Parade Field. Attractions and demonstrations will be located throughout Historic Main Post, including Artillery Parade Field, Tuttle Park, Sturgis Field, and Cavalry Parade Field. No pets or outside alcohol are allowed at the festival.

Fort Riley’s Survivor Outreach Services will be honoring the fallen with a song and balloon release in front of the main stage at 10 a.m.

Traffic is reduced to one lane on Henry Drive, near Marshall Army Airfield, due to work on the Kansas River bridge. Drivers can expect delays and may want to consider alternate routes.

Visitors to Fort Riley who do not have a DOD ID card can stop by the Visitor Control Center (Exit 301 off I-70) to get a pass or apply online at on the “Accessing Fort Riley” link. The visitor’s center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

A full schedule and map of Fall Apple Day is available on the Fort Riley MWR website,

Media interested in covering the event should contact the Fort Riley Public Affairs Office at or 785-239-3033 by noon Friday.

Fort Riley Public Affairs Office