Come join us for our 29th Annual Fruit Festival.
- Fruit Sampling
- Live Music
- Events for the Kids
- Julia’s Pumpkin Patch
- Special Nursery Pricing
October 6,10-5 pm
October 7, 11-4 pm
Admission is $5.00 per person, or $10.00 per carload. Bring the family (but please leave the dog at home).
Come taste over 200 varieties of apples, European and Asian pears, cherries, berries, peaches, plums, grapes, and cider along with rare and unusual fruits.
This is a great opportunity to sample fruit that you can grow here in Western Washington. Sample apple and pear varieties not available in the grocery stores, and find out what you’ve been missing! Take advantage of the nursery sales and plant the tree whose fruit you love.
Returning for a eighth year to the music stage is Bridge. Influenced and inspired by folk, rock, jazz and blues, the band bridges these musical genres through original songs and instrumentals and a wide range of cover tunes. Virtuosic guitarist and composer Brian Cunningham is equally at home with intricate solo instrumentals and smokin’ rock ‘n roll licks. Percussionist Cary Stevens creates a solid groove from upbeat rock to steamy ballads, which fans of Bellingham-based The Atlantics will recognize. The singer-song writer duo of Keith Carpenter and Lynne Givler bring their mandolin, guitar, bass and harmonies to the mix. These four Whatcom County musicians will be joined by Seattle performing and recording artist Brian Butler, whose hot guitar and superb vocals and songwriting are guaranteed to draw you in. Join Bridge as they beckon you to the grassy dance floor in one tune and pull you into the relaxing rural landscape in the next.
Once again, Mallard Ice Cream will be at the festival with their wonderful ice cream treats. Mallard’s uses fruit and even hot peppers from Cloud Mountain Farm Center to make special flavors for the festival each year. Stop by and have a scoop! If you’re hungry for lunch, try a slice from Goat Mountain Pizza! They will be serving up special pies using Cloud Mountain produce!
Fun for the Kids
As always, Julia’s Pumpkin Patch is open for pumpkin sales. And there will be lots of fun activities for the kids- leaf art, cider pressing, caramel apples…
Fruit Tree Sale in the Nursery
Dreaming of your own home orchard? For the festival
Buy 2 Fruit Trees,
Get a 3rd Tree, Free!
Taste at the Fruit tasting, then plant the trees!
Sale starts October 6th
Volunteer at the Festival!
Maybe you’ve been to the festival before, and would like to help out. We would love to have you come help us one or both days. Activities for volunteers include helping with children’s activities, admission and parking, helping with pumpkins and squash sales, general stocking of farm stand, and other miscellaneous activities. If you are interested, please Email us us or call 360-966-5859.
2010 Festival on YouTube