APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL
October 3 and 4, 2015
The festival is a city-wide celebration of history, family and farms, with plenty of apple and cider tasting as well as other tasty foods.
The Apple Harvest Festival includes an old fashioned downtown fair with Main Street open only to walking traffic to accommodate the street sale, pie sales, a barbecue, live music at Rohner Park and more. Vendor and booth applications are available on the Downtown Fortuna website.
Free hayride transportation will shuttle guests from one venue to the next while enjoying the wonderful October weather in Fortuna. The haywagon route for this year will include Dowtown, Clendenen's, Strong Creek, Redwood Village, Fortuna Volunteer Fire Dept, Mid-Town, and Rohner Park.
Clendenen's Cider Works will be hosting narrated tours through their apple orchard, Applewood BBQ, vendor booths, live music, cider and a wide variety of apples.
Main Street will be alive with vendors, crafts, apple products, Texas BBQ, a bounce house and music.
The Fortuna Fire Department will be having an open house from 10am - 4pm with information booths, displays, fire truck rides and more.
On Sunday from 10 - 4, the Timber Heritage Association will be running their popular Speeder train - making a round trip from Clendenen's up to the foot of 8th Street and back. Experience a piece of railroad history, cross the Rohner Creek trestle, and enjoy an all-ages ride.
The Cider Works is open mid-August through January with the picking season ending in late November or early December. Besides making pure, delicious unpasteurized cider, they sell exceptionally tasty apples as well. Almost 30 varieties of apples are grown at the farm, so there certainly is something to suit every taste.
From Hwy 101 park at any venue and take the haywagon the rest of the day. To Redwood Village Shopping Center: take Kenmar exit, east to Fortuna Blvd. north .3 miles to center. To Downtown street fair: Take Main Street exit .5 miles on Main, park on L or N streets or nearby, To Clendenen's and Park: take Main street exit and detour either down 12th to Clendenens or re-join Main to Rohner Park.