California Festivals


California Apple Festivals

HAYWARD: Garin Apple Festival September 8, 2018, 12-4 p.m.
Garin/Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park
1320 Garin
Hayward California
(510) 544-3220
Free, $5 parking
Garin is home to an antique apple orchard with varieties of apples you won't find anywhere else. Tour the vintage apple orchard, try hand-cranking ice cream or pressing apple cider and then taste the fruit of your labor. Music, dancing, crafts, and old-fashioned games make this event fun for the whole family!  In 2018: Kristina Parkison, Naturalist - Celebrate the area's farming and pioneer past during this year's Apple Festival! Garin is home to an antique apple orchard with varieties of apples you won't find anywhere else except at the Apple Festival! Try your hand at hand-cranking ice cream or pressing apple cider and then taste the fruit of your labor. Music, dancing, crafts, and old-fashioned games make this event fun for the whole family! No registration; drop-in.

BOONVILLE: Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show September 14-16, 2018
Apple Tasting, Cider Tasting, Apple Bowl Football Game. Apple food contests include Apple Sauce, Apple Cake, Apple Pie, Apple Cider, Apple Juice, Apple Jelly, Apple Butter, Apple Syrup and Dried Apples.

Apple growing competitions include Largest edible apple by size (not weight,) and over 80 varieties of apples in designated categories: 20 Ounce Pippin | Akane | Ambrosia | Arkansas Black | Arts Apple | Ashmeads Kernel | Baldwin | Belle D'boskoop | Ben Davis | Black Twig | Braeburn | Bramely Seedling | Connell Red | Cook Seedling | Cortland | Cox Orange Pippin | Crab Apple, Red | Crab Apple, Yellow | Criterion | Delicious | Elstar | Fall Pippin | Fameuse | Freyburg | Fuji | Gala | Gold Rush | Golden Delicious | Golden Russet | Granny Smith | Gravenstein, Red | Gravenstein | Hanners Best | Hauer Pippin | Honeycrisp | Jonagold | Jonathan, Red | Jonathan | Jonnee | Kidds Orange Red | King David | King of Tompkin | Lady Apple | Macoun | McIntosh | Melrose | Mutsu | Newtown Pippin | Northern Spy | Orange Pippin | Pink Lady | Pink Pearl | Pride-O-Philo | Prime Gold | Red Delicious | Red Gold | Red Rome | Reinette Pippin | Rhode Island Greening | Rome Beauty | Rubinette | Sierra Beauty | Smokehause | Spartan | Spitzenberg (Esopus) | Splendour | Stayman Winesap | Swaar | Tolman Sweet | Tydeman Red | Wagener | Waltana | Wickson | Winesap, Red | Winter Banana | Yellow Bellflower | York Imperial | Any other variety

ARROYO GRANDE: Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival September 28-29, 2018
Apple Pie Exhibition

AVILA BEACH: Apple Festival Apple Dinner September 22, 2018, 5-9 p.m.
Avila Beach, CA
Tickets: $100,
Apple Themed Dinner

APPLE HILL: Johnny Appleseed Day September 23, 2018
APPLE HILL EVENT: Johnny Appleseed's Birthday Celebration  Sep 23 all-day Johnny Appleseed's Birthday honors our folk hero! Bring the kids to participating farms and experience a back-to-the-land experience and a simpler lifestyle. Maybe you'll see Johnny himself, planting a brand new orchard! See the participating farms and activity (details to follow). Visitors of all ages are invited to tour around the hill and enjoy the variety of activities at participating farms. Always look for the sign of quality: the famous red Apple Hill logo that guarantees you are supporting the small family farms of the Apple Hill Growers.

CAMINO: 22nd Annual Kids Weekend and Johnny Appleseed Day September 22-23, 2018 
Delfino Farms, 3205 N. Canyon Road, Camino, CA. (event posted on
Apple Hill member orchard  Sep 22 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm Have fun celebrating Johnny Appleseed Days with us! More info to come.
Johnny Appleseed's Birthday honors our folk hero! Bring the kids to the farms to show them a back-to-the-land experience and a simpler lifestyle. Maybe you'll see Johnny himself, planting a brand-new orchard!

McCLOUD: Apple Harvest Festival October 13, 2018, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
303 Main St.
McCloud, CA 96057
Apple Harvest Festival includes Apple Pie Contest, Fresh Pressed Apple Juice, Artisan Crafts, Scarecrow Contest, Music, Vendors, Games, Fresh Pressed Apple Juice, and an Apple Pie contest. Catered dinner at 6 p.m. followed by dance from 7 to 11 p.m. (tickets available for dinner and dance at event). Contact: McCloud Chamber of Commerce, 530-964-3113 website:

BOWMAN: Machado Orchards Apple Festival October 20, 2018
(530) 823-1393
Machado Orchards
100 Apple Lane
Bowman, near Auburn, CA 95603
Annual Apple Festival includes Food Sampling, Artists in the Orchard, music and the biggest attraction--apples. Sample the Famous Apple Juice and Apple Sauce. Help me celebrate as we ease into cooler weather, bake with fall spices, and start the road to holiday markets!  Machado's Apple Festival in Auburn features lots of apples, holiday treats, music, fun for the kids, jewelry and crafts as well as some pretty amazing breads, caramels, scones, and cake and confections

MANTON: Manton Apple Festival October October 6, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Manton School, Manton, California
1st Saturday of October each year
Celebrating 26 years in 2018!

FORTUNA: Apple Harvest Festival October 6-7, 2018
735 14th St.
Fortuna, CA 95540
Free admission, |
A city-wide celebration of the fall apple harvest. Free hayrides around town, orchard BBQ, live music, apple pie contest , merchant and vendor street sales, children's games and much more. Admission Free. Sample some tasty apples and treats in northern California's Humboldt County every October. Apple sampling, cider tasting, as well as other food-tasting opportunities. This festival delivers an old-fashioned feel down a blocked-off street. The festival is complete with barbecue, fresh apple pies for sale, and live music. Wagons carry visitors from one booth to the next for an easy journey through the festivities from morning to early evening.

TEHACHAPI: Tehachapi Apple Festival October 13-14, 2018
October 13, 2018 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
October 14, 2018, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Downtown Tehachapi 
Green Street & Tehachapi Blvd.
Tehachapi, CA
Free Admission,
Kids Zone, local apples, pie eating and baking contest, modern day apple bobbing, music, beer garden for adults, tons of apple related items and food, hand crafted local artisan gifts, many vendors, car show on Sunday only. Lots of other fun for the family.

PARADISE: Johnny Appleseed Days Festival October 6-7, 2018
Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
First Full Weekend in October
The second largest event on the Paradise Ridge is just around the corner. The annual Johnny Appleseed Days festival, recognizing the early 19th Century American folk (known as John Chapman) hero who traveled for decades across the Midwest planting apple seeds and encouraging settlers to plant apple orchards

SPRINGVILLE: Springville Apple Festival October 20-21, 2018
Springville Apple Festival
35680 Highway 190
Springville, CA 93265
Located in the north east of California near Sacramento, the town of Springfield holds an annual apple festival for a weekend in October. This festival has taken place for 30 years, and draws more than 30,000 people each year. The festival consists of 200 booths of arts and crafts and food. Also, a pie eating contest and apple baking contest.

LOS MOLINOS / DAIRYVILLE: Dairyville Orchard Festival October 20, 2018, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lassen View School
Los Molinos, CA
Always the third Saturday in October, this festival includes taste and buy opportunities-- California's finest and freshest Walnuts, Almonds, dried Plums, Figs, Pecans, Pistachios, local olive oils and the famous Dairyville Chocolate Dipped Prunes. Live entertainment, lil' farmers' corner, unique arts and crafts with over 60 vendors, huge display of antique tractors and orchard equipment, fantastic food, raffles and silent auction and more local produce! There is never an entry or parking fee!

FOREST CITY: Forest City Annual Apple Harvest Celebration October 21, 2018,  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location Dance Hall, Forest City, Pliocene Ridge, CA Celebrate the Annual Apple Harvest Celebration 12-4pm in Forest City held at the Dance Hall. Featuring our regionally famous apple dessert contest with prizes in 3 categories. Live Music, Stamp Mill firing, BBQ lunch available to purchase. Historical tours of the National Register townsite and Museum.

OAK GLEN:   Apple Butter Festival November 23-25, 2018 Riley's at Los Rios Rancho 39611 Oak Glen Rd. #13, Yucaipa, CA
Pioneer families made a custom of gathering together in late fall to cook up apple butter from the last apples of the season.

POLLOCK PINES: Johnny Apple Seed Day 
2640 Blair Rd. Pollock Pines, CA Make your own apple crisp and go on a scavenger hunt.

PETALUMA Apple Festival at the Farmers' Market No current date Celebrate the Gravenstein Apple at the Saturday Farmers' Market

SEBASTOPOL: Gravenstein Apple Fair August 
Ragle Ranch Park, Sebastopol, CA
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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.

JULIAN Apple Days Festival no event 

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