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Guide to Apple Festivals in WA

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From learning about apple trees, to picking apples and pressing cider, there are lots of fun family activities this fall celebrating Washington’s most famous fruit!

Lattin’s Apple Festival
Saturdays and Sundays
9:00am – 5:00pm
September 29 and 30
October 6 and 7
October 13 and 14
October 20 and 21
October 27 and 28
9402 Rich Road SE
Olympia, WA 98501
360.491.7328
http://www.lattinscider.com

Enjoy a day in the country with Bluegrass music amid the sweet aroma of apples. Sample fresh-picked, crunchy apples and take some home at a great low price. Tractor-drawn wagon rides to our Pumpkin Patch from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Find your way through the new, year-round maze. Kids can pick our their own pumpkins, bob for apples, and visit farm animals. Savor apple crisp, caramel apples, apple butter, apple cake, baked apples, apple pie by the slice and famous apple fritters. Bring your friends, family and cameras! No admission charges, $3.00 per vehicle parking.

Old Apple Tree Festival
Saturday, October 6
11:00am – 4:00pm
Old Apple Tree Park
112 SE Columbia Way
Vancouver, WA 98661
http://www.cityofvancouver.us

The annual Old Apple Tree Festival is a celebration centered on the oldest living apple tree in the Northwest, planted at Fort Vancouver in 1826. It’s a free, family-friendly event with activities for children, fruit tree pruning workshops, food, live music, apple cider pressing, tours of Fort Vancouver, and a scarecrow contest. Press your apples at the cider station and take home a jug of fresh cider. Bring a clean jug with you to take your cider home.

Apple Days
Saturday and Sunday
October 6 and 7
9:00am – 4:30pm
Cashmere Museum
600 Cotlets Way
Cashmere, WA 98815
509.782.3230
http://www.cashmeremuseum.org

The Pioneer Village at the Cashmere Museum is the setting for entertainment, food, arts and crafts and local residents dress in authentic pioneer clothing. Mock shoot-outs are a popular event and are held at various times during the day. Visitors can ride in a horse-drawn wagon, join in the apple pie baking contest or watch the dog pulls at Riverside Park.

Apple Squeeze
Sunday, October 7
10:00am – 4:00pm
Downtown Steilacoom
Steilacoom, WA 98388
http://www.townofsteilacoom.com

Enjoy the sweet aroma and taste of fresh squeezed apple juice and many other apple food items! The festival of the apple will have 20 presses running for cider squeezing. On Lafayette Street, vendors will be offering their wares and food items.

Apple and Pear Sample the Harvest Event
Saturday, October 13
11:00am – 2:00pm
16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
http://www.nwfruit.org

Learn about the hard cider research program and see samples of cider apples. Some cider apples will be available for tasting, and some fresh eating apples and pears available for picking to take home. Check out the details HERE.

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