PHOTOS: Here is a look inside the making of Woolworth's caramel apples, Mitchell's longest tradition

Woolworth's caramel apples will be available from August 24 thru 28, 2022.

Cindy Symes (right) and Carol Oster (left) help prepare the Woolworth's Caramel Apple on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, in the courtyard west of the Corn Palace.
Adam Thury / Mitchell Republic
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MITCHELL — The Corn Palace Festival is here which means so is Mitchell's longest-standing tradition, Woolworth's Caramel Apples.

Apples are $5.50 each, with any order of five or more to be delivered, along with the option of purchasing a case of 80 caramel apples for $350.

Apples will be available for purchase from Wednesday, Aug. 24, thru Aug. 27, starting at noon running until 9:00 PM and noon until 4:00 PM on Sunday, Aug. 28.

Here are 17 photos from the over 60 year tradition.

Adam Thury joined the Mitchell Republic in March of 2022. He was born and raised in Mitchell, S.D., and graduated from Mitchell High School in 2015. He always had an eye for photography but started honing his skills mid-2014. He has worked on growing his knowledge of photography by shooting for local events. He can be reached at and found on Instagram at
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