Fort Ross Harvest Festival

Sat, October 5, 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Pack a picnic and bring your family and friends and join us at Fort Ross State Historic Park for our annual Harvest Festival!

Harvest Festival is a free event. Regular California State Parks kiosk fees of $8/car apply.  There will not be food vendors at the park–please bring a picnic.

  • Apple and pear picking in the historic orchard,
  • Juicing the apples (store bought apple juice will be served),
  • Russian group Kedry and their families in traditional costume singing and performing seasonal games,
  • Wooden apple painting with Andrei Borovsky,
  • Kids games, seasonal food samples,
  • 11:30am – Interpretive tour of San Andreas Fault and Spyra Redwood Grove (25 minutes, easy walking),
  • 12:10pm – Interpretive talk about the historic orchard highlighting the first grapes grown in Sonoma county, the Russian-era cherry trees that still survive, and the expanded orchard developed during the ranch era (15 minutes, in the orchard),
  • 12:30-2pm optional farm-to-table family style luncheon in the orchard. Advanced purchase required; details below.

And back down the hill:

  • 2:00pm – Windmill demonstration and interpretive talk (at the main parking lot),
  • 2:30pm & 3pm – interpretive talks in fort compound with bilingual guide Hank Birnbaum.

Fort Ross State Historic Park

19005 Coast Highway One

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