Apple Blossom Festival
– presented downtown Wenatchee, Washington
All Week long – beginning the last Thursday of April thru the First Week of May
Apple Blossom Festival | Live Music | Arts & Crafts Fair | | Memorial Park |
The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival is an annual event located across the Cascade Mountain Range in Sunny Wenatchee. Every year the Apple Blossom Festival celebrates the spring with gourmet recipes featuring Apples and good ol’e apple pie. The Apple Blossom Festival also presents arts and crafts, golf events, car shows, carnivals, parade, and running race event. And, Free Wi-Fi in the Park provided by Firefly.
Blossoms & Brews Hours: 1pm – 10pm
Happy Hour from 4-6pm – $1 off drinks
Daily cover charge $1
Opening Day thru May 5th, 2024
– Thursday April 25 – 12:00 Noon to 8:00 PM
– Friday April 26 – 12:00 Noon to 9:00 PM
– Saturday April 27 – 11:00 am to 9:30 PM
– Sunday April 28 – 11:00 am to 9:30 PM
– Monday April 29 – 11:30 am to 7:30 PM
– Tuesday April 30 – 11:30 am to 6:30 PM
– Wednesday May 1 – 12:00 Noon to 7:00 PM
– Thursday May 2 – 12:00 Noon to 9:00 PM
– Friday May 3 – 12:00 Noon to 9:00 PM
– Saturday May 4 – 11:00 am to 9:30 PM
– Sunday May 5 – 11:00 am to 7:00 PM
Funtastic Shows Carnival | presented at Wenatchee Riverfront Park
Opens Thursday, April 26 | Weekdays 5:00 PM to Midnight | Weekends 12:00 Noon to 10:00 Midnight
Stemilt Growers Grand Parade | Saturday – 11:00 am
Apples were introduced to England during the Roman invasion in the first century BC. Later, their cultivation was appropriated by Christian monasteries. Monks sought out isolated places, drained swamps and terraced mountains to make their apple orchards and vineyards abundant and fruitful. These ancient cultivation methods were inherited by the peasant, serf, knight, and lord of the Middle Ages, becoming the foundation of precise apple orcharding.
In America, the first apple trees were planted in Massachusetts Bay by the pilgrims, just nine years after the first colony was established. By the middle of the 18th Century, the Dutch had grown apples extensively throughout New York State. As restless settlers pushed the Western frontier of the nation over the Appalachian Mountains into Ohio, Illinois, and beyond, they took apples with them. Each family unit had its own sack of apple seeds. Often, the family orchard was planted before ground was broken for the rude log dwellings that would be called home. Often, too, settlers in Ohio and Indiana found a thriving nursery of apples waiting for them, carved out of the wilderness and planted by devout, dedicated, friendly Jonathan Chapman–better know by his legendary name “Johnny Appleseed” through his generous spirit and impartial helpfulness.
Apples found their way to Washington State in 1826 on a Hudson’s Bay Company sailing vessel. Seeds of a “good luck” apple were planted at Fort Vancouver, WA in the spring of 1827. From this auspicious beginning, the Washington apple industry has grown to national significance, producing about 100 million boxes of apples each season.
Apple Blossom Festival – Schedule of Events
Apple Blossom Festival Future Dates
|2025||April 24-May 4|
|2026||April 23-May 3|
|2027||April 29-May 9|
|2028||April 27-May 7|
|2029 (1100th)||April 26-May 6|
|2030||April 25-May 5|
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