bringing arts to placerville ca


Applecore collective presents:

Summer Solstice, Sun Flowers, and Sangria.

In partnership with Placerville Flowers on Main.


Coming soon! July 27th 2018

Applecore Collective presents summer movie nights in partnership with totem coffee

Our first film:





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APPLECORE Fringe invites you SEP 2018 to join us for two weekends of ground-breaking innovative theatre in the heart of historic Placerville CA. A gorgeous small Northern California town with an astounding amount of artists in residence. Kick back in the fresh mountain air and see something you've never seen before.

Picking your fruitful experience at this festival will be as easy as picking a big juicy low hanging apple from a bough, with local and international artists alike performing in the many gorgeous venues of our gold rush era town.

Applecore Fringe is a project of El Dorado Art Council's Fiscal Sponsorship Program, donations are tax deductible.


AppleCore Fringe Festival Dates:

september 2018

7th 8th 9th 


Shows still under review!

*our performance schedule will be finalized by July 10th 2018*



Volunteer @ Applecore

AppleCore Fringe is about to be born into existence because of the help of its extraordinary volunteers. What a beautiful thing to devote your time to help our artists, art, and audiences in a brand new festival!

To sign up, click here and fill out the info :

I Want to Volunteer!




volunteer Rules

  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older
  • Volunteers must be able to attend at least one day of very simple training in July 2017
  • Volunteer jobs can range from taking money and tickets, to pouring booze, to selling merch and much more. We encourage volunteers to be prepared for a rawdy and fun crowd. :)

Volunteer Perks


In return for your service, Applecore Fringe offers free tickets to shows!

Every 3 hour shift = One free ticket, One free sticker, Credit in our program :)

In addition to this you will receive AppleCore's undying love


Perform Here




We are accepting applications! Looking for shows with minimal tech. 60-90 minutes. Deadline for application is July 10th 2018!

Placerville CA is 2.5 hours east of San Fransisco and 2.5 hours west of South Lake Tahoe, nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains "above the fog below the snow". A fun little town with great food, great people, and great art. It is always fun and refreshing to perform to these great crowds of open friendly mountain town audiences, APPLECORE Fringe being truly special as it is Placerville's only theatre festival. We look forward to seeing you make history in this town with your innovative stories to tell.






Apply now

We will be accepting applications starting now.

Deadline: July 10th 2018

Please fill this out and we will contact you back with application information & material, registration material, and some choices for your specific venue.

APPLECORE Fringe operates on a flat-rate ticket pricing of $10 and is proud to have a 100% box-office return rate to artists.

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About Applecore collective


Mission Statement:

Applecore Collective is dedicated to bringing arts of all mediums to the community of Placerville. We focus on partnering with local arts businesses to promote culture. We strive to create a more thriving cultural life in rural Placerville. We aim to bring arts to as many at risk communities as possible with your help.

About the Director:

Gavin Sellers has a degree in theatre and is a professionally trained actor from Placerville CA. He has travelled and performed all around the US and the UK. His mission and his reason for founding Applecore is to re-invigorate the arts community of his hometown. He believes that we can have a thriving cultural life in downtown extended thru Apple Hill, with your sponsorship and support.



What is a Fringe Festival?

Fringe Festivals are a global phenomena that draw innovative theatrical work to a certain location for a short time. They consist of well-selected and crafted shows that are touring the country or the world from fringe fest to fringe fest. Shows at fringe festival usually take place in non traditional spaces, therefor, shows are typically not technically advanced, however focus upon the performer / story in a bare bone space.


What is it with apples?

Why an apple? you may wonder. The apple harvesting industry has been a huge source of tourism, economy, and fun for over 40 years in Apple Hill! During the months of August - December folks find comfort in these pretty fresh-aired hills picking apples, wine tasting, harvesting pumpkins, hunting for Christmas trees and so much more. Come up for apple pie and stick around for an awesome event.