Piper’s Orchard 6th annual Festival of Fruit in Carkeek Park this Saturday

The Friends of Piper’s Orchard in Carkeek Park invite the public to attend its 6th Annual Festival of Fruit.  The event runs from 10 AM to 2 PM.  Carkeek park is at 950 NW Carkeek Park Road, Seattle, WA 98177.  Below is their announcement.

We’re excited to be having another Festival of Fruit, celebrating one of our best years for apples and pears in Piper’s Orchard. We have a great program lined up, with Tim Smith, a highly respected apple expert from Wenatchee, and Kathy Mendelson, an expert on both Seattle history and orchards, to share their knowledge with us. The festival starts at 10AM. You can check out the agenda here. Looks like we’ll have some great weather again this year.

We encourage you to bring an apple pie for the apple pie contest. Entries should be brought to the Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center by 10AM. It’s not mandatory, but to make the entry submissions as efficient as possible, please email jenndunlap@gmail.com if you’re planning on entering a pie. Grand prize will be a $50 gift card from Swansons. If you’re interested in baking a pie (for the contest or just to donate to Tillie’s Café for sale) with apples from the orchard, feel free to come down Thursday 9/13 between 6 and 8PM to pick a few.

In addition to presenters and the pie contest, we’ll be having:

  • Cider pressing
  • Live music
  • Kids crafts
  • Tilllie’s Café, where we’ll be selling pie and cider
  • Information booths

Around 1, we’ll head down to the orchard, with experts on a number of topics there to share their knowledge. And beginning around 3PM, in the Rootbound: Heaven and Earth exhibit Orchard Room, there’ll be poetry and conversation.


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