APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL
October 6 and 7, 2012
One of Fortuna's most anticipated events, this year's 28th annual Apple Harvest Festival is sure to deliver a great day of free family fun. Held on the first Saturday in October, Apple Harvest features free hay wagon rides starting at 10 a.m. and continuing to 4 p.m.. The hay wagons provide transportation to each of the six venues hosting activities this year, including Clendenen's Cider Works & Apple Orchard, Rohner Park, Downtown Fortuna, Redwood Village Shopping Center, Strong's Creek Plaza, and Ray's Food Place.
At Clendenen's Cider Works,
participants can take a narrated tour through the apple orchard,
which has been in continuous production since 1869. Throughout the day you can sample new and vintage apple varieties including Mutsu, Jonagold, Spitzenberg, Idared and others. Grab some food at the Applewood
Barbeque while listening to live music by the Scotia Band and Falling
Rohner Park will be hosting the Eel River Valley Family Health and Resource Fair presented by Redwood Memorial Hospital. There will be informational booths, blood draw coupons, and free low-cost testing. Other activities include a Pancake Breakfast, the Dutch Oven Cook-Off, and pulled pork sandwiches by the Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department, Ladies Auxiliary.
Enjoy the Old Fashioned Street Fair in Downtown Fortuna, beginning at 9 a.m. Enter the Apple Pie Baking Contest at 1055 Main Street and you could win a prize. Throughout the day civic organizations will have homemade apple pie, apple crisp, and apple fritters for sale. There will be games and bounce houses, artisans and crafts, antiques and collectibles. Enjoy all of this in addition to live music!
Redwood Village will have demonstrations galore from HealthSport, wax hands, and free pony rides. This family fun filled hay wagon stop will have face painting, bounce houses, sandwich and bake sales, much more! Live music! Participating merchants will be hosting a sidewalk sale.
Strong's Creek Plaza will be hosting Apple Harvest Free Kid Festivities and Community Fundraiser with the Shriners Clowns, Child ID Program, Fire truck tours and Smokey Bear, sidewalk sales, Bounce House, Miranda's Rescue petting zoo, kids craft, and Darth Vader, Tri-tip sandwiches, cupcakes, face painting and more..
Ray's Food Place will have a petting zoo and their famous Produce Fall Tent Sale and more.
The Fortuna Apple Harvest Festival is sponsored by the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce, Fortuna Business Improvement District, and the City of Fortuna, and planned in conjunction with Clendenen's Cider Works, the Fortuna Downtown Business Association, Redwood Village Shopping Center and the City of Fortuna Parks and Recreation Department.
For more information on this city wide event please call 707-725-3959 or 707-725-9261