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12th Annual Festival of Fruit – Saturday, September 15

The Friends of Piper’s Orchard, a group of volunteers who discovered and then rescued the historic North Seattle orchard from invasive plants, are hosting the 12th Annual Festival of Fruit on Saturday, September 15, 10am to 2pm. With highlights including cider pressing, a pie contest, and mastheadpearsfruit tree experts, the free event attracts hundreds of people young and old each year and helps ensure that the orchard, originally planted in the 1890s, will survive at least another 100 years.

There will be activities in two locations in Carkeek Park.  FREE and fun for the whole family, activities include:

At the Environmental Center
Apple pie contest (10-10:45am)
Mason Bee demonstrations
Apple identification
Apple and Pear variety tasting Fresh pressed cider demonstration
Cider pressing
Buy pies and cider from Tillie’s Cafe (11am-2pm)
Master Gardener Clinic with activities for adults and children
Honey Bee demonstration
Demonstartion Gardens tours for children (11:15am and 1:00pm)
Demonstartion Gardens tours for adults (12:30pm)
Heaven and Earth Outdoor Art Exhibition Opening
Live Music

In Piper’s Orchard
Visit the orchard
Orchard tours (11:30am and 1:30pm)
Orchard History presentation
Get your fruit tree and grape questions answered