Things To Do
Aplets & Cotlets Candy Kitchen Tours
The Aplets & Cotlets Candy Kitchen is off Highway 2/97 on Mission Street, one block south of Cottage Avenue. Tour hours are: April through December from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; January through March 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and closed Saturdays and Sundays. The candy kitchen also has an extensive gift shop. Come and enjoy a Cashmere tradition at the Aplets & Cotlets Candy Kitchen!
Cottage Avenue Historic District Walking Tour
Cashmere took shape and survived as a rather traditional American small town, the accident of its topography defined by valley walls and the sweep of the river. The forethought of its early town-builders, the planting of its countless street trees and the laying out of a public park, even the luck of losing the highway to a bypass, all seem to have played some role in preserving the Cottage Avenue Historic District.
Cottage Avenue and its craftsman-style bungalows survive as an authentic, visible reminder of the early 20th century in an up-and-coming orchard town. Self-guided walking tour brochures are available at the Chamber, 101 Cottage Ave., and at the Cashmere Museum and Pioneer Village, 600 Cotlets Way.
Doane’s Pharmacy Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain
Once upon a time, just about every drug store had its own soda fountain, with hand-crafted phosphates and ice cream treats. Doane’s Pharmacy, in downtown Cashmere, still retains its old-fashioned soda fountain, with drinks made to order. Take your place at the counter and relive those magical days with Bobbie Sue and Billy Joe!
The Cashmere Community Coffeehouse, from September through May, has monthly bluegrass performances that not only draw people from throughout the region but also attract some of the best bluegrass bands in the West. Every June, the local group also hosts its annual Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival, which brings together in Cashmere the best in bluegrass music.
Downtown’s Club Crow also has built a name for itself—Central Washington’s Home of the Blues. Monthly shows set the stage to rockin’ at Club Crow, which attracts some of the best blues bands in the area.
The Cashmere Art & Activities Center features the work of local artists from throughout the Wenatchee Valley. Open daily, the downtown gallery has rotating exhibits and a monthly artist reception with live music and wine.
History buffs will revel in the extensive collections of the Cashmere Museum and Pioneer Village. Artifacts from the Wenatchee Indians include hunting and fishing artifacts, a sweat lodge, native food and medicine items, an exhibit about the Hudson Bay Company and a Meso-American collection. Some artifacts date back 9,000 years. Displays from local pioneer history include tools, mining, veterinary equipment, boy memorabilia and dioramas depicting the lifestyles of the early settlers, including a trapper’s cabin. “Old Mission,” the Pioneer Village, consists of 20 original structures brought in from the local area.
Open 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 1 through Oct. 31. The museum is also home to the annual Apple Days celebration, held the first full weekend of October each year.
Cashmere is at the heart of some of the most beautiful and productive orchards in the world. Grab your free culinary tourism driving map from the Cascade Foothills Farmland Association in the Chamber lobby, 101 Cottage Ave. It lists the valley’s fruit stands, wineries, tourist attractions and more. Book your orchard tour from cherry harvest time to peach and apple picking, courtesy of Washington Apple Country.