Apple Festival Grand Marshal 

Every year the Apple Festival Committee picks a person who has made a significant impact on 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 to share of that person we would love to feature it here! Contact the Marketing Director at marketing@bayfield.org 

Nominate the Apple Festival Grand Marshal! 

We invite you to nominate a person to serve as the Grand Marshal of the Bayfield Apple Festival Grand Parade.

Please fill out the form below by Friday, August 12! 

The person(s) (this is not open to organizations, non-profits, volunteer groups, etc.) must live in or have lived in the City of Bayfield, Town of Bayfield, or Town of Russell.

The following criteria should be taken into account when nominating someone for Grand Marshal:

• The person(s) must have a significant connection with (past or present) Bayfield. Number of years living here will be a consideration.

• A person(s) who has donated time and effort to:

A. Accomplishment of community projects.

B. Public service through local, county, state boards.

C. Local organizations, charitable activities and community volunteerism.

• A person(s) who has provided a valuable service to the community through their business and/or profession.

• A person who deserves special recognition for their creativity, initiative, or other superpower.

Nominee Name

* Indicates a required field.



Past Grand Marshals

2021 Grand Marshal

Celia Duquette 2021 Grand Marshal

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Canceled Due to Pandemic

2021 Grand Marshal

Tom Polaski 2019 Grand Marshal

2018 Grand Marshals

Shirley Bodin and Shirley Hansen 2018 Grand Marshals

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Bill & Claudia Ferraro 2017 Grand Marshal

2017 Grand Marshal

Don Albretcht 2016 Grand Marshal

Apple Festival Grand Marshal

Mary Rice 2015 Grand Marshal

2014 Grand Marshal

Harold Hyde 2014 Grand Marshal

Past Grand Marshals Continued 

Help us fill in the blanks by emailing marketing@bayfield.org. 

1984: John Torbick

1985: 

1986: Jack and Shirley Johnson

1987: 

1988: James and Muriel Erickson

1989: Buck and Gene Franzen

1990: 

1991:    Mary (Ahnen) Halvorson

1992: 

1993: 

1994: Leo Lafernier

1995: 

1996: 

1997: Mary Hepner

1998: 

1999: Charlotte Weber

2000: 

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