Apple Festival Grand Marshal
Every year the Apple Festival Committee picks a person who has significantly impacted Bayfield to be the Apple Festival Grand Marshal. The Grand Marshal makes several appearances across the Apple Festival grounds throughout the weekend and has a premium spot in the Apple Festival Parade.
Below is a list of past Grand Marshals; as you can see, our records are pretty sparse. Please contact the Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau if you know who any of the past Grand Marshals were. If you have a photo of that person, we would love to feature it here! Contact the Public Relations Manager at kati@Bayfield.org
2023 Apple Festival Grand Marshals:
Allen and Mary Jo Rabideaux
Allen (Bummy) and Mary Jo Rabideaux were born and raised in Bayfield, have owned Rabideaux Orchard for 59 years, and have been married for 63 years.
They both were surprised and extremely happy about being nominated for the 2023 Grand Marshals. Be sure to stop by the orchard and say congratulations and pick up some of Mary Jo's homemade jams!
Thank you to our Royalty Sponsors: Apostle Islands Rustic Makwa Den and Washburn Family Dentistry - David J. Blong DDS
Past Grand Marshals
Marilyn Van Sant 2022 Grand Marshal
Celia Duquette 2021 Grand Marshal
Canceled Due to Pandemic
Tom Polaski 2019 Grand Marshal
Shirley Bodin and Shirley Hansen 2018 Grand Marshals
Bill & Claudia Ferraro 2017 Grand Marshal
Don Albretcht 2016 Grand Marshal
Mary Rice 2015 Grand Marshal
Harold Hyde 2014 Grand Marshal
Past Grand Marshals Continued
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1984: John Torbick
1986: Jack and Shirley Johnson
1988: James and Muriel Erickson
1989: Buck and Gene Franzen
1991: Mary (Ahnen) Halvorson
1994: Leo Lafernier
1997: Mary Hepner
1999: Charlotte Weber
2001: Ruth Moon
2002: Jerry & Mary Phillips
2003: Harriet & Vermont Johnson
2004: Laurie Nourse
2005: Sharon & John Johnson
2006: Len Erickson & Bill Deragon
2007: Tom & Linda Gordon
2008: Jim Hauser Sr.
2009: James & Muriel Erickson
2010: John & Libby Telford
2011: Julian Nelson
2012: Robert and Jackie Hansen
2013: Gary Connell