Pin It

Pies, Cider, Fun 

Gravenstein Apple Fair is sweet

click to enlarge artscc-2b636f7562f5e4c0.jpg

They're crisp, they're sweet, they're tart and they're falling from trees in west Sonoma County right now.

The Gravenstein apple was once a ubiquitous treat throughout Sebastopol orchards before grapes became the dominant cash crop. But the apples still prosper, and the Gravenstein Apple Fair, entering its 43rd year this weekend with two days of food, drinks, live music, arts and crafts, contests and fun, puts the fruit front and center.

Highlights include the pie-baking contest, in which locals are invited to whip up their best apple pie for the lucky judges to sample. For the rest of us, fritters, caramel apples and pies aplenty go well with barbecue, Indian cuisine, tacos, teriyaki, paella and popsicles from celebrated local food vendors. Craft ciders, beer and wine will help the food go down, and a chef's tent features masterful dishes from John Ash & Co. chef Thomas Schmidt, Michele Anna Jordan and others. Kids will love the various farm-life activities, and adults can groove to music by David Luning, Bootleg Honeys, Tommy Thomsen, Dgiin and others.

The Gravenstein Apple Fair happens on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13–14, at Ragle Ranch Park, 500 Ragle Road, Sebastopol. 10am–6pm. $10–$15; kids five and under are free.

Pin It

Speaking of Gravenstein Apple Fair

Latest in Arts


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Find It

Submit an event

Boho Beat

Oct. 21: Debut Dream in San Rafael

Oct. 22-23 & 29-30: Halloween Medley in Sonoma

Oct. 22-23: Revisit the Beat in Santa Rosa

More »

Facebook Activity

Most Commented

  • Musical Family

    Punk legends play it forward in Petaluma
    • Aug 31, 2016
  • Until Death

    New Cinnabar play celebrates life in the darkness
    • Oct 19, 2016
  • More »


Read more @nbaybohemian

Copyright © 2016 Metro Newspapers. All rights reserved.

Website powered by Foundation