Looking for way to welcome in Fall? Julian’s Apple Day Festival is a two-day celebration held on October 4th and 5th at Menghini Winery, located at 1150 Julian Orchards Dr., (between Farmer Rd & Wynola Rd) Julian, CA 92036.
The festival features apple displays, music and dancing, an antique tractor display, children’s games and activities, gold panning demonstrations, a beer and wine garden, food and merchandise vendors, contests, and, of course, apple pie. The coronation for Mr. and Mrs. Apple Days will be held on Saturday.
The event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday. The admission is $5 for adults with children 12 and under free of charge. The first 250 people through the gate (paid admission only) each day receive a FREE pie server.
Julian Apple Days is a full two month celebration with a variety of daily activities,“The Festival gives you a special weekend of fun.” Tracy Turner, president of Julian’s Merchants Association.
There’s plenty of free parking for the Apple Days Festival available at Menghini Winery, located at the end of Farmer Road, about 2 miles out of downtown Julian. Last year’s festival attracted over 3,000 visitors.
There will also be a variety of other events throughout the town and surrounding areas this weekend, including an Oktoberfest at the Rabobank Parking lot on Main Street, the Annual Laguna Mountain Rendezvous in Santa Ysabel, the OId Time Melodrama & Olio performance at Town Hall, wine tours, a Country Market at Wynola Junction Antiques, and entertainment by Julian’s Doves & Desperadoes.
The Apple Days celebration is planned by The Julian Merchants Association, a community group representing more than 90 merchants in the greater Julian area
images and information from www.julianmerchants.org