The Apple Dumpling Festival

A Celebration of Community

August 16-17, 2019

Chamber of Commerce

Formed for the purpose of promoting the village of Atwood, our local chamber of Commerce is composed of dues-paying members from local businesses, organizations and private citizens. The Chamber is open to all who desire to improve our community!

The Apple Dumpling

The Apple Dumpling Festival was first held in Atwood in 1994 to celebrate the Community by inviting the world to come and experience the essence of our uniqueness! For the past 26 years, we have hosted thousands from surrounding cities and towns, as well as former townspeople returning to celebrate that which makes us who we are. 

26th Annual Apple
Dumpling Festival 

August 16 and 17, 2019 Atwood will be hosting the 26th Annual Apple Dumpling Festival! To the right is the schedule of events for this year's festival.

Shalynn’s Shuffle 5k Run

Shalynn’s Hope, Inc. will be hosting the 2nd Annual Shalynn’s Shuffle 5k Run which will be held during the 2019 Apple Dumpling Festival on Saturday, August 17th at 7:30 a.m.

Founded in February 2018, Shalynn’s Hope Inc. provides education through speaking engagements and presentations at area schools, community meetings, and other public venues. These presentations focus on the education and prevention of drug abuse. Statistically, 90% of addicts started using before the age of 18. Through open assemblies in local school districts, Shalynn’s Hope provides a safe place for youth to talk openly about the risks of drug abuse, learn statistics to help prevent first-time drug use, plus recognize signs and symptoms and how to ask for help. This year’s race proceeds will be supporting continued assemblies and educational resources for the surrounding school districts and communities.

Gateway to Amish Country

Just north of the Town of Arthur, Atwood daily experiences the casual influence of the Amish. Horses, buggys, pony carts and bicycles are familiar sights in and around the village. An industrious yet serene people, the Amish add much to our lives. 

Apple Dumpling Sponsors 2019

Corporate Sponsors

First State Bank

Harris Companies

Kirby Medical Center

MMS Rentals (Stage)

Sav-Mor Pharmacy - Atwood

Tuscola Ford

Village of Atwood

Gold Sponsors

Lyondell Equistar

Patient Equipment

Silver Sponsors


American Family Ins. - Alora Murphy

Dale Wiens - Dale's Lawn Service

Farnsworth Group

IV Container

Oye's Hardware

Topflight Grain

Unity Township

Bronze Sponsors

Advantage Disposal

It'll Do - Atwood

Lawson's Pumping Service

Loman Ray Insurance

Lyon's Pride - John Lyons

Paddy Wagon Antiques

Sloan Equipment

Southern Piatt Record Herald

United Church of Atwood

The Village Craftsman

Willoughby Auctions - Norm Willoughby

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!