California Apple Festivals in 2018
Looking for a apple festival in California in 2018?
(just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as
complete and current as this list, just updated! All the apple
festivals in California we can find are listed on this page!
If you love strawberries, look for a festival near you below! And I'm always
looking for more apple festivals! Please write me, if
you know of any to add! I update the dates as soon as the festivals
publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually
the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's
I update this list
every year, but still click on the
links to the festival (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this
year's dates on the website for each festival. They may change or
at the last minute. . If they don't have a
website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S
DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.
Click here for the form to add a festival and have detailed information; or click
here if you have general information and are not connected with the event!
2018 Apple Festivals in California - Where, When and More to Find an Apple Festival Near You!
Apples typically ripen from July (yes, some early varieties start
then, especially in southern areas)
through early November. Most apple varieties ripen in
Spetember and October and this is when most apple festivals are
Unlike strawberries, which grow almost anywhere, apples are
grown commercially in half as many states. They do not grow well in
very warm climates, like Florida, and along the Gulf coast, etc.
Apples require a certain number of hours of cold (below 40 F) in
order to produce fruit. So most commercial apple production and
apple festivals are north of Interstate 20 (I-20).
There are two general types of apple festivals 1) community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town and 2).
Apple festival held at and by a farm. They are different in what they
community festivals tend to be less expensive so they are grouped separately.
(of course not all states and areas have both.)
festival listings are links to our easy to follow directions about
making apple jam, freezing apples, apple pies and
Community Apple Festivals
Fortuna Apple Harvest Festival - held in October (schedule is here)
Humboldt County, PO Box 1000, Fortuna, CA 95540. Phone: (707) 725-9261.
Alternate phone: ( 707) 725-0806. Email:
[email protected]. Cider works tour and an Apple Harvest Festival.
Directions: Citywide Take Kenmar or Main St exits from Hwy 101 and park at one
of 5 venues. Free Haywagon rides take you from there to Festival sites. The
festival celebrates historic Apple Harvest & Fortuna's Clendenen's Cider Works &
Johnny Appleseed Days Festival - Saturday and Sunday in
October from 9 am to 4 p.m.
Paradise, CA. The festival celebrates John Chapman, better known as
Johnny Appleseed, who traveled for most of his life across the U.S.,
planting apple seeds and encouraging settlers to plant apple
orchards. An annual event, the first such celebration was in 1880
and was called the Harvest Home Festival. It continued through the
years with some name changes and postponements due to war years,
etc. In 1968, it was finally named the Johnny Appleseed Festival.
Contact the Paradise Ridge Chamber of Commerce/Visitor's Bureau at
(530) 877-9356 for more information
Julian Apple Days Festival - apples, pumpkins,
Menghini Winery Julian Orchards Lane, Julian , CA 92036. Phone: 760-765-4758.
[email protected]. Directions: Menghini Winery is located 2 miles past
Julian at the corner of Farmers Road and Julian Orchards Lane. 760-765-2072. And
for a map to our farm,
click here. Crops are usually available in October. Open: Saturday and
Sunday, October 4th and 5 Thursday, 2008 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Payment: Cash, only.
U-Pick Apples located nearby - Peacefield Orchard, 3803 Wynola Road,
Sonoma County Gravenstein Apple Fair - mid August
Ragle Ranch Regional Park, 500 Ragle Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472. Phone: (707)
837-8896 - Message Returned Promptly. Email:
[email protected]. The 43rd Gravenstein Apple Fair will be held on
August 13th and 14th, 2016 under the shade of majestic oaks in Ragle Ranch Park
in Sebastopol. Join us for a weekend of old-fashioned fun. There's something for
everyone: live music on 2 stages, arts & crafts vendors, excellent local food,
wine, cider & beer, contests & activities, children's corner, chef's tent,
artisan cheese tent, do-it-yourself tent, life on the farm arena and of course
our famous heirloom Gravenstein apples.
Springville Apple Festival
- the third weekend in October,
CA. Phone: (559) 202-6904. Email:
[email protected]. Sponsored by the Springville
Community Club in mid-October, the Apple Festival is a family oriented,
non-profit, alcohol and drug free event that attracts more than 20,000 visitors
each year. The Festival consists of over 200 booths. Craft booths are juried to
ensure quality merchandise, selling handcrafted, hand-embellished arts and
crafts items. Food booths offer a large variety of choices. Entertainment
consists of; Music, kid's games, carnival-type rides and clowns. The Festival
has activities for all age groups; (UPDATED: February 09, 2017)
Farm Apple Festivals
In addition to community and church festivals, some private farms have their own apple festivals.
See each farm for this year's dates (they often do not announce them
until the end of May). They usually have PYO apples then, too.
Also, scroll down to see the links to recipes, freezing, canning and jam making
directions at the bottom of the page.
Apple Butter Festival at Riley's at Los Rios Rancho - Event
dates: Thanksgiving weekend, from 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m. each day.
39611 S. Oak Glen Road, Oak Glen. Phone: (909) 797-1005. Contact: Devon Riley,
[email protected]. Directions: Take the Yucaipa Blvd. exit from I.S. 10; turn
left on Oak Glen Road and follow the signs near the crest of the hill to Riley's
at Los Rios Rancho. The Apple Butter Festival is free to the public and
includes a hands-on demonstration of apple butter making the old-time way,
outdoor pioneer games, music, carriage rides, and more. Saturday's events
include the "Lighting of the Ranch" at dusk, when the giant pines at the
entrance will be illuminated to welcome in the Christmas season. Guests are
invited to make apple garlands and popcorn strings to help deck out the ranch
for the holidays. An old-fashioned hoedown (tickets required) Saturday night
will feature music by the Riley's Mountaineer Band.
Related Apple Information: Freezing, Making Jam,
Canning, Apple Pies, Recipes and More
Also, see our pages on easy illustrated apple
Recipes and Canning directions
For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!