• 40 Awesome Fanfics to Read for Applejack Day!

    "They wrote what about me?"

    Applejack here has been one of the most fanficced ponies of the past seven years, and it definitely shows. She has had big adventurous epics, sad and dramatic parent exploring tales, and a whole bunch of comedy. She is a silly pony after all~

    Go get a bunch of them below! Thanks to Art for the list!


    Ah Ain't Got no Ack-cent!

    When Rarity is overwhelmed with making designs for an agriculture exhibition, she turns to Applejack for advice. But when she gives Applejack a hair style treatment in return, the apple farmer lets her accent slip from southern drawl to sophisticated Manehattenite. The result? More fancy parties than you can shake a candy apple at!

    An Apple Comes Out of the Cellar

    Applejack has never missed a meal on purpose before, let alone a Pie Day dinner – that glorious day of the week serving Granny's famed hot, fresh apple pie. So why was Applejack absent at the dining table today, of all days? Little does the rest of the family know, Applejack's a lot closer than they think – she's in her bedroom, nervously pacing around and building up the courage to perform the single hardest thing she's ever done.

    What is this herculean task that not even Applejack can overcome?

    Being honest…

    Applejack: Princess of Eyebrows

    Applejack is known for a lot of things: being honest, being strong, loving her family... apples. But the thing she's most known for is having a really incredible set of eyebrows. It's for this reason that Celestia has seen fit to bestow upon Applejack that highest of honors. She's going to make her a princess... of eyebrows.

    It takes less than 24 hours before Ponyville is literally on fire.

    Applejack's Bar

    Due to a typo on her permit to build a new barn, and the meddling of a recalcitrant bureaucrat, Applejack is stuck running a bar, at least until Mayor Mare gets back to town. So sit down and have a drink in Ponyville's least likely watering hole!


    After a strange set of circumstances involving baby beavers, a field trip from Princess Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns, and an "epic rain cloud" leave Sweet Apple Acres adrift Applejack writes to Mayor Mare asking for some understanding, some sympathy...and a bailout.

    As things go from bad to worse around the farm a young republic is tested and Caramel finds himself in an usual position...all while Applejack informs the mayor of her attempts to save the farm.

    The Importance of Being Earth Ponies

    Apple Bloom is left alone and bored while Scootaloo is learning to fly and Sweetie Belle is learning magic. Applejack sees that her sister feels less special because she's an earth pony, and decides to get Pinkie Pie's help in teaching the filly about why earth ponies are so important.

    Apple Loader

    WHURRRRRRR! CL-CLAKK! Cht-Cht-Chtunkka-Tch! Whirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr-Crkk-Crkk-Chtung! Hissssssssss

    Beep beep beep beep-Ding!

    Wreeeeeeeeeee CLANK! Wreeeeeeeeeee CLANK! Wreeeeeeeeeee CLANK! Clakka-THUNK! Whirrrr-Schlmmmp! Pffffffffft...

    One week, Applejack saves Rarity's life. To show her thanks and generosity, Rarity buys Applejack a brand new Crystal Powered Servomatic Apple Loader 4000.

    Ponyville is so doomed.

    Trains, Carriages and Airships

    If necessity is the mother of all invention, then assumption is the mother of all screw-ups. And there's no worse time to be making assumptions than when you're traveling - especially when what should have been a simple overnight ride turns into a three day trip from hell.


    The Fires of Friendship

    Rarity and Applejack share a secret history: as fillies, they were the best of friends, until one terrible day soured their relationship for years to come. Forced back together by recent events and mutual friendships, they nevertheless cannot ignore the painful memories of all that went wrong. The past cannot be changed, but when Rarity and Applejack must work together to save their sisters from terrible danger, it just may be the case that a friendship once broken can be reforged in fire, and emerge from the flames stronger than ever before.

    This story is a birthday gift from me and the illustrator, Harwick, to a very dear friend with a singular affection for Rarity and Applejack.


    In the wake of the events of "Infernal Machines" and the Nightmare's most pathetic assault on Ponyville yet, Applejack is thrown into an existential crisis, despite her not knowing what the word "existential" means. So when a stranger named Stranger arrives in town, teaching a new way of coupling talent to power using complex machinery, she is quickly suckered in, along with everypony else. Now, it falls to the Most Dependable of Ponies to bring the resulting ruckus down to earth, but can even Applejack's legendary pragmatism stand up to the brain-fizzing horror that is... CONTRAPTIONOLOGY?

    Mother of Invention

    Awake and alone, Applejack will find a way to survive.

    The Assumption of Applejack -or- Appletheosis

    Applejack's life is turned upside-down after she suddenly inherits the full powers of a goddess. She insists that it isn't a big deal and that she's the same pony as always, just bigger. Meanwhile, everypony else starts making demands on her and placing expectations on the 'new princess'. When the constant stream of petitions and gawkers starts interfering with farm work, Applejack reacts a bit strongly. Luna, fearing the worst, is determined to rescue Applejack from corruption, further irritating the farm pony. Will Applejack accept her destiny, or is destiny what you make of it?

    Though Much is Taken

    Applejack is old. Age has taken much from her. It has worn down her joints and muddied her memories, but it has not yet bowed her proud head, nor has it taken away her great heart. When a sick colt has only one hope, Applejack knows what she must do.

    Though much is taken, much abides, and so Applejack must walk the trails through the Everfree alone one more time.

    [Slice of Life / Normal]

    Hay Loft

    Applejack has a voice that will not leave her alone. It isn't just some crazy magic or hallucination--she feels something physically and hears somepony speaking. Night after night, she's pushed it away, but it keeps coming back to try again. What is it that this voice wants from her? Why does her chest hurt so much? What does it all mean?


    When Twilight and Applejack have a falling out over who can claim to have the best big brother, each will stop at nothing to prove theirs is better.

    And their brothers will stop at nothing to make their sisters happy.

    Love Song of a Loser

    Applejack doesn’t get the chance to speak that often, to say what she really wants. That’s okay. I’d like to have a conversation with her anyway.

    We Apples, Three

    When Big Macintosh saves Applejack from a broken promise on the last day of harvest, she starts to worry she's been taking him for granted. Intent on fixing it, she takes him and Apple Bloom on a camping trip into Whitetail Wood, determined that they all have a good time together, as a family.

    A simple story about a brother, his two sisters, and how much they mean to each other.

    [Shipping / Romance]

    Diamond in the Rough

    After the Gala, Applejack has a little too much to drink, and Rarity agrees to escort her home; but then, much to Rarity's embarrassment, Applejack decides that right then and there is the perfect time to confront the unicorn about their true feelings for one another.

    Far From The Tree

    After finishing her portion of the day's harvest in record time, Applejack heads home early to check on how Apple Bloom's doing alone in their house. What she discovers once she gets there shocks her right to her core, and what happens afterwards changes the way she sees her little sister forever.

    Five Should Be Enough

    When a tragic event befalls Applejack, she takes drastic measures in an effort to prevent it. But can a simple farm pony make a difference in the face of an inevitable end?

    A story about the sacrifices we aren't willing to make, and those that we are.

    Home Grown

    Some secrets need to be kept, and others need to be set free; but sometimes, not even the Element of Honesty can tell the difference. How do you tell your family the truth about something that you can't even admit to yourself? When Applejack begins to realize that she may have feelings for a friend, she needs to find the courage to accept who she really is before she can truly be happy.

    Let Me Complain, Dear

    Camping has never been Rarity's favorite activity, but she got to pick last anniversary's, so it's only fair that Applejack gets to pick what to do this time. When their trip goes wrong, however, it's up to Rarity to fix the problem herself. No matter how much she might complain about it.

    One Day

    It is the day after Applejack and Rainbow Dash made their relationship official, and Rainbow is giddy with excitement to see her new-borne mate. However, Applejack doesn't seem to share the same sentiment, and in the hours that follow, strange behaviour and hushed secrets make Rainbow Dash desperate for the truth. But soon, she finds out just how life can change... in just one day.

    Random Dash

    When a freak science experiment at Twilight's library zaps Rainbow Dash with temporary aphasia, it's up to Applejack to get her a cure.

    Spelling It Out

    Applejack has always struggled to make ends meet at Sweet Apple Acres. After the chaotic events of the Grand Galloping Gala, she returns home to find her farm experiencing a stroke of good luck. Applejack celebrates her fortune with all her friends, all except for one. Rainbow Dash has gone missing, and Applejack decides to find out why.

    Where the Fields Are

    Applejack was happy for Rarity, she really was. Moving to Canterlot to pursue a rather unique oppurtunity made sense... but it didn't help her feel any less homesick. As Rarity works on special dresses for the biggest fashion show of the season, Applejack dreams of where the fields are, where the summers are wet and the winters clear.

    Happy is she who knows the causes of things--and as Rarity begins to understand the underlying problems with Applejack's discontent, perhaps she can find the right words to say.


    Rainbow Dash has it all: a life of mystery and suspense, ups and downs, adventure and calamity. As time goes by, she finds herself swiftly becoming the most daring, awesome pegasus in all of Equestria.

    She would gladly give it all up, though, just for a chance to tell Applejack how much she loves her.

    It's Always Sunny in Fillydelphia

    When Applejack goes with Rainbow Dash on a trip to Fillydelphia, she learns that life doesn't always go according to plan... and that can lead to something better. Written because I wanted to do my take on a shipfic, minus what always annoyed me.

    Those Blue Wings

    A short trip to Canterlot with Rainbow Dash and Applejack is the perfect opportunity for Twilight to test out her new long-distance Teleportation spell. But a nasty cold dashes the hopes of a quick trip, and makes the spell disappear in smoke: instead of arriving in Canterlot, the three find themselves in the nearby Everfree Forest, and discover that their location is not the only thing that went wrong.

    While Rainbow has exchanged her wings and tail for a straw blond tail, Applejack has acquired a rainbow tail as well as a pair of strong, blue wings.

    While Twilight attempts to find a spell to return the body parts to their rightful owners, the others must attempt to deal with this situation... and with their changing feelings.

    Trial Run

    It's obvious to everypony, themselves included, that Applejack and Rainbow Dash have romantic feelings for one another. The only reason they're not together is that they're both convinced that a relationship between them could never work out. Rarity, on the other hoof, is convinced that it could, and Rainbow Dash agrees to a 'three date trial' to prove her wrong...

    [Drama / Sad]

    But You Surpass Them All

    "Strong" is definitely a word that describes the Apples, and their family bonds are one of their biggest strengths. But Applejack will need to show her vulnerable side to get the most out of this day.

    With her friends' help and a few cracks in her armor, Applejack is going to make this Mother's Day the best one yet.

    Cream and Sugar

    The Apple sisters fall down a well and can't get out.
    They argue about what truly matters in life
    as rain falls and the water slowly rises around them.

    Lone Black Train

    Applejack takes a train ride to see her parents.

    Nopony Needs to Know

    "Oh come on, Applejack! Just one trip around the clouds! One!"

    It's an invitation that Applejack has heard countless times. However, no matter how often Rainbow Dash bugs her to experience an air ride, the farm filly flat out refuses.

    Then one afternoon, on a day when Applejack is strangely quiet and distant, she suddenly agrees to Rainbow Dash's persistent request. The pegasus happily oblidges, not knowing what has truly motivated Applejack to give in, nor the fact that--more than anything--Applejack could really use a good friend right about now.


    Everypony has secrets, and Applejack is no different. Apple Bloom's looking for answers only her older sister can give, but Applejack doesn't want to talk. If her secrets came to light, she fears they could crush the filly who looks up to her with nothing short of admiration.

    We Left a Light On

    It is late night in Ponyville. Most of the town's ponies are asleep.

    A light has been left on at the Sweet Apple Acres farmhouse. Inside, Applejack paces throughout her home, unable to rest.

    Tonight, her life will forever change.

    When The Field Becomes Fallow

    The name's Applejack. Canterlot, the capital of our kingdom was beset by a plague of changelings durin' a weddin'. Had it not been for Cadence and Shining sendin' them packin', we might all be changelings by now. Not long after, Princess Celestia ordered a stallion from every house to enlist for the counterattack against them. He served his kingdom, as did countless other colts, and he came back without a scratch on him. Or, so Ah thought...


    When Applejack is set upon by a series of unnatural nightmares, she turns to good friend and confidant Pinkie Pie to try to figure out exactly what's causing them. Day after day they struggle to learn the skills that will allow her to make sense of it all, as they discover what is needed to walk the realm of dreams.
    And as time goes by, the clearer the picture becomes.

    But still it remains - the mystery and the clues that lay scattered across her nighttime episodes where words do not exist, only to be analyzed during the day where conversation is all she has.

    Join Applejack and Pinkie as they work it out together and traverse a story where nothing is ever as it seems.

    Morning in the Kitchen

    Few things hold memories the same way as a family recipe. Each time it is made, it allows us to reminisce about the previous times the recipe was prepared and enjoyed with friends, family, and even strangers.

    On one particular morning, Applejack is preparing every family recipe she knows for a very important reason.

    Run for the Roses

    ‘A horse walks into a bar...’

    One evening a despondent Applejack walked into Ponyville’s tavern. The next morning she was gone without a trace.

    In the days following her disappearance the inn’s landlord recounts events in Ponyville as the town searches for its lost friend, struggling to understand why she left, and where she went.