Fall is just around the corner and who doesn’t love a good apple pie or cider?
Vancouver has it’s very own legendary Old Apple Tree that just happens to be turning 193 years old this year. Everyone is invited to celebrate at the annual Old Apple Tree Festival on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Old Apple Tree Park (112 S.E. Columbia Way) on the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
This event is free and family-friendly with live music, tree care workshops, Vancouver Land Bridge tours, kids’ hands-on arts and crafts, and food to buy. Guests are also invited to bring clean apples and containers for the free apple pressing event. Not much is better than fresh-pressed apple cider.
The Old Apple Tree planted its roots in 1826 at Fort Vancouver and is deemed the matriarch of Washington State’s apple industry as the oldest tree in the state. It has stood the times with floods, winds, drought, ice, and snow and continues to produce its fruit to this day.
For more information about the Old Apple Tree Festival, visit the City of Vancouver online.