The 13th Annual Piper’s Orchard Festival of Fruit will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. This year’s festival will be held entirely in Piper’s Orchard.
There will be orchard tours, apple juice pressing, apple variety identification- bring your apples, heritage apple tasting, apple tree planting, & tree pruning & orchard care demonstrations, children’s games, mason bee display, live music and a Master Gardener clinic with free consultation.
The Festival of Fruit is organized by the Friends of Piper’s Orchard, a group of dedicated volunteers who rescued the historic North Seattle orchard from invasive plants. Each year, the annual festival raises awareness and funds to help the volunteers ensure that the orchard, originally planted in the 1890s, will survive at least another 100 years.
Alongside the Friends of Piper’s Orchard, the Festival of Fruit is also sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation, Carkeek Park Advisory Council, Seattle Tree Fruit Society, and City Fruit.
Getting There: Metro bus lines D, 28 and 40 all travel near the McAbee entrance to Carkeek Park. From there it’s a ½ mile walk down the Piper’s Creek trail to Piper’s Orchard.
Parking: Parking is limited. If you park at the bottom of the hill along Carkeek Park Rd., it is less than a 1/2 mile walk up Piper’s Creek Trail to the orchard.
Make your way down to Piper’s Orchard between 11am and 2pm on Saturday, October 5th and join in the fun!