Apple Days

October 4 & 5, 2014 at the Cashmere Museum

Apple Days began at the Cashmere Museum in the 1970’s as a celebration of the region’s bountiful fruit harvest. In 1979, Tom Price organized a group of “Shootists” to perform mock shoot-outs and robberies in the Pioneer Village, and the harvest celebration took on a Cowboys and Indians flavor. Then the Oregon Trail Travelers began arriving each year to set up camp in the Village and give demonstrations on pioneer living. More recently, performances by the Wenatchee Youth Circus and Tillicum Riders equestrian group have been added.

The Traditional Bow Hunters provide targets and the equipment for young and old to try their skills at hitting a bull’s-eye with an arrow. Apple Days traditionally features an ‘apple only’ bake sale, an apple pie contest, and kettle cobbler cooked by the local Boy Scout Troop. An old-time church service at the Mission Church in the Village happens on Sunday morning, after which the saloon begins selling bottles of sarsaparilla. A variety of live music, food vendors, Native storytelling, crafts for children, arrowhead making demonstrations and much more round out the activities.

Apple Days has evolved from a local celebration to become a premier Fall event in the Wenatchee Valley, attracting visitors from across the region and as far away as Denmark and Japan. Circle your calendar for the first full weekend in October. Don’t miss it!

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