The Wenatchee Valley is blessed with abundant natural resources including the Columbia River, which provides affordable and renewable hydroelectric power for local residents and visitors. A day trip to Rocky Reach Dam is fun and informative. Self-guided tours of the powerhouse include historical exhibits in the Museum of the Columbia, community art shows and displays that explain how clean, renewable hydroelectric power is generated. There is also the opportunity to see the giant generators at work from a walkway high above the powerhouse floor. Outdoors, there are acres of landscaped grounds with shady spots for picnicking, sunny lawns, a playground and geocaching. Rocky Reach Visitor Center is open daily, including weekends. For more information, call Chelan County PUD's Visitor Center at (509) 663-7522. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VisitRockyReach.
The 38th Annual Regional High School Art Show is on display at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center 127S. Mission St. until May 6th.
The museum is proud to sponsor the juried show each year, in cooperation with the North Central Educational Service District and the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI.).
The show and judging are overseen by museum Exhibits Curator Kasey Koski. Judges this year are Central Washington University Assistant Professor Rachel Kirk, and local artists Alessandra Piro and Sheryl Smith. From approximately 170 works of art, the three judges selected the top three in several categories: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, mixed media, graphic design, three-dimensional and decorative arts. They also selected twelve works as “Best of Show” that have moved on to the “44th Annual Superintendent's High School Art Show,” March 31 through June 2 at OSPI in Olympia.
“The quality of the submissions never ceases to amaze me,” Koski said. “And the experience of having their artwork in a show can be the start of a career for some of these students. We are so pleased to be able to host this show each year.”
Admission: Adult $5- Seniors $4- Children $2.
Purchase tickets at the door.
Museum Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 10am - 4pm.
For questions please call the Museum at 509.888.6247
We have selected the 2016 Apple Blossom theme!
2017 Food Fair ~ April 27 - May 7 at Memorial Park
A delicious part of the Apple Blossom Festival is the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Food Fair in Memorial Park. From lunch through dinner, many tasty treats satisfy the appetite and make meal plans during the Festival a snap! There will be entertainment during the lunch and dinner hours, making the Food Fair in Memorial Park the place to be!! Contact the Apple Blossom Festival Office at (509) 662-3616.
The vendors open their booths daily at 11am (vendors have to stay open until 8pm but many stay open longer)
BLACK KETTLE CATERING - PULLED PORK & TRI-TIP SANDWICHES, BAKED POTATOES, SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM WITH TOPPINGS, MILKSHAKES, FRUIT COBBLER, FROZEN LEMONADE, REGULAR LEMONADE, AND LIMEADE. SMOOTHIES, COFFEE, BLENDED COFFEE, ICED TEA, BOTTLED WATER, AND PEPSI PRODUCTS
DIPPIN DOTS - ICE CREAM
INNA'S CUISINE - ARRABIATA SALMON OR CHICKEN W/CAESAR SALAD OR RICE& VEGGIES, BEEF STROGANOFF, BAKED PASTRY PIROSHKY W/BEEF & CHEESE, CABBAGE ROLLS, GREEK SANDWICH WITH BEEF OR CHICKEN, BAKLAVA, LEMONADE, PEACH LEMONADE, PEPSI PRODUCTS AND BOTTLED WATER.
KALEENKA PIROSHKY - PIROSHKY – BEEF & CHEESE, SMOKED SALMON & VEGGIES, PIROSHKY-APPLE & CINNIMON, COSSACK- POTATOES & SAUSAGE W. DILL SAUCE, STRAWBERRY LEMONDAE, SODA, WATER
KEEP IT IN THE VALLEY - FUNNEL CAKES WITH VARIOUS TOPPINGS, APPLE SLICES WITH CARAMEL, CHEESE OR PEANUT BUTTER DIP, COTTON CANDY, SNO CONES, LEMONADE, STRAWBERRY LEMONADE, HOT CHOCOLATE, COFFEE, BOTTLED WATER
KOLOSSUS GYROS - PITA GYROS SANDWICH W/BEEF, LAMB, CHICKEN OR VEGETARIAN. FALEFFEL SANDWICH, GREEK SALAD, SPANAKOPITTA, HUMMUS, DOLMADES, BAKLAVA, GREEK FRIES, GREEK SALAD, LEMONADE AND PEPSI PRODUCTS
MARSALEES THAI FOODS - CHICKEN & BEEF SKEWERS, VEGGIES, NOODLES, EGG ROLLS, STEAMED RICE, VARIOUS COMBO PLATES, PEPSI PRODUCTS
PHILLY'S & FRIES - PHILLY SANDWICHES, ASSORTED CURLY FRIES & PEPSI PRODUCTS
ALI'I HAWAIIAN SHAVE ICE - BIG KAHUNA SHAVED ICE, ALL WITH FLAVORS
SHISHKABERRY'S - CHOCOLATE (milk, dark & white) DIPPED FRUIT (STRAWBERRIES, BANANAS, & PINEAPPLE) ON A STICK, VARIOUS TOPPINGS: NUTS, COOKIE CRUMBS, SPRINKLES & WHIPPED CREAM
TAQUERIA PICANTE - TACOS, TACO PLATE, COMBO PLATE, QUESADILLAS, BURRITOS, TORTAS, MEXICAN DRINKS (PURCHASED THROUGH WEINSTEIN BEVERAGE, WATER AND PEPSI PRODUCTS
THE DONER HAUS - DONER SANDWICH, VEGGIE DONER, CHICKEN DONER, STEAK DONER, LEMONADE AND PEPSI PRODUCTS
THE RAMBLIN' GOURMET - SIRLOIN BURGER, ONION BURGER, MUSHROOM BURGER, BURGER TOPPINGS 1/4 POUND ALL BEEF HOT DOG, JUMBO HAND DIPPED CORN DOG, JUMBO CURLY FRIES, COFFEE, PINK LEMONADE AND PEPSI PRODUCTS
WHITE'S CONCESSIONS #1 - BUFFALO & GERMAN SAUSAGE, BUFFALO & SIRLOIN BURGERS, ELEPHANT EARS, INDIAN FRY BREAD, INDIAN TACOS, FT LONG & REGULAR CORN DOGS, NACHOS, BLOOMIN' ONIONS, CURLY FRIES, FAJITAS, PEPSI PRODUCTS, LEMONADE, TEA
WHITE'S CONCESSIONS #2 - TENDERLOIN & STEAK SANDWICH, ONION RINGS, CHEDDARWURST BUN ON A STICK, HAWAIIAN BURGERS, NACHO SUPREME, FT LONG & REGULAR CORN DOGS, FRIES (STRAIGHT CUT, CURLY, FREEDOM), SLUSHIES, LEMONADE, PEPSI PRODUCTS
YC ORIENTAL FOOD - EGG ROLL, TERIYAKI CHICKEN OR BEEF, CURRY CHICKEN OVER RICE, PAN FRIED NOODLES, STIR FRY VEGETABLES, FRIED RICE, COMBINATION PLATES, ICED TEA, LEMONADE, BOTTLED WATER, AND PEPSI PRODUCTS
YOU FOUND US! - BOEHMS HANDDIPPED ICE CREAM BAR, FROZEN BANANA DIPPEDI N CHOCOLATE, ICE CREAM CONES REGULAR AND WAFFLE, ROOT BEER FLOATS
ZIEGLER'S BRATWURST HAUS - AUTHENTIC GERMAN BRATWURST (PORK, BEEF, OR VEAL), JUMBO REGULAR & SPICY POLISH SAUSAGE, GERMAN WIENER, HOT DOGS, CORN DOGS, CURLY FRIES, PEPSI PRODUCTS, LEMONADE AND BOTTLED WATER
CHURROS N MORE - CHURROS, SOPAPILAAS, COFFEE, HOT CHOCOLATE, WATER, JAMAICA, ORCHATE
JAVA OASIS - DEEP FRIED OREOS, TWINKIES, SNICKERS, CHURROS, CURLY FRIS, SAUSAGE CORN DOGS, ESPRESSO,GRILLED CHEESY SANDWHICH/MELTS PANINI'S,LEMONADE, SODA, FROZEN LEMONADE
2016 Concessions Awards
Best Of Show: White's Concession's from Worley Idaho featuring; foot long corn dogs, elephant ears, indian tacos and buffalo burgers.
Best Cleanliness/Overall Appearnce: Kallenka's from Redmond Washington featuring; Beef, cheese and Pepperoni and Smoked Salmon piroshki's.
Best Customer Service: The Ramblin Gourmet from Enumclaw Washington featuring: Ground Sirloin burgers, 1/4 all beef hot dogs, and 1/4 pound hand dipped all beef corn dogs.
Best Food Main Dish: Le Crepe De Grills Gone Wild from Keizer Oregon featuring deep friend peanut better & jelly sandwiches, assorted crepes and a gluten free menu.
Best Value: The Corn Guy/Jim Ammons from Spokane Washington featuring loaded baked potatoes and corn on the cob.
Best Snack/Dessert: You Found Us from Everson Washington featuring hand dipped ice cream bars, frozen bananas dipped in chocolate, root beer floats and orange creamcicles
Click "LEARN MORE" below to find a printable version of the entertainment schedule, or visit the Apple Blossom Booth in Memorial Park during the Festival.
This is the schedule as of April 27th 2017.
Changes and updates may occur through festival.
We are excited to announce the new location for this years Funtastic Shows Carnival! Join us at The Town Toyota Center Parking lot April 28th - May 7th. Pay one Price Wrist-Bands are available daily for $40 dollars and includes unlimited rides, three game tickets and a food item.
The hours for the Funtastic Shows Carnival are:
April 28: 3:00-11:00 p.m.
April 29: 12:00-11:00 p.m.
April 30: 1:00-11:00 p.m.
May 1st - 5th: 3:00 - 11:00 p.m.
May 7: 1:00-3:00 p.m
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Friday, April 28th 4:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday, April 29th 1:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday, April 30th: 3:00pm- 10:00pm
Monday May 1st - Thursday 5th: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, May 6th: 1:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Sunday, May 7th: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Cover charge $1
Beverages from Icicle Brewing Co., Badger Mountain Brewing, Deschutes, Iron Horse, Columbia Distributing, Jones Winery & more will be features at this year's Blossoms & Brews during the Festival.
Friday, April 28 4:00-9:30
Saturday, April 29 3:00-9:30
Sunday, April 30 Closed
Monday, May 1 6:00-9:30
Tuesday, May 2 6:00-9:30
Wednesday, May 3 6:00-9:30
Thursday, May 4 4:00-9:30
Friday, May 5 4:00-9:30
Saturday, May 6 3:00-9:30
Sunday, May 7 Closed
Two Rivers Medieval Faire, formerly The Wenatchee Renaissance Fair is on Saturday April 29th from 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. and Sunday April 30th from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price of admission is: $10 for ages 18 and older
$5 children 5-17
Ages 5 and under FREE
“Go back in time to the Ireland of 1363 at the Two Rivers Medieval Faire. Watch Jousting,meet Knights & Ladies, talk to Ogres & Fairies, shop the Medieval Market, try your hand at Archery and enjoy Musicians, Dancers & Storytellers. Don't forget the Pirates! Family fun for all ages!
New location Chelan County Expo Center. 5700 Wescott Dr. Cashmere, WA 98815
The Wenatchee Riverfront Railway, home of the Nile Saunders' miniature train, will be open for train rides from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th, and again Saturday May 6th and Sunday, May 7th.
All rides are $2.00
Location: Wenatchee Riverfront Park - 155 N. Worthen Street or just an easy walk across the Railroad Pedestrian Bridge at the foot of First St. in Wenatchee.
What a great way to showcase the best youth artistic talent in the Wenatchee Valley! Art 4 Kidz is an opportunity for youth, grades Pre-K to 12th, to enter their artwork in differnt categories. The artwork may be any art the student has created within the last year. All entries will be displayed at the Pepsi-Cola Youth Day festivities in Memorial Park.
Free Activities and Prizes at Every Booth
Youth Day will be one of the highlights of this year’s Washington State Apple Blossom Festival. Great performances and activities just for kids.
To be involved as a vendor in this amazing day for our youth, fill out an application here.
2017 Youth Day Booth Participants.
Subject to change...
Weinstein Beverage/Pepsi Cola/Blue Hurricane
SAFE KIDS Coalition
Wenatchee Valley VELO Club, Lids for Kids
Confluence Health Pediatrics
L-Bow the Clown
Chelan-Douglas Child Services Association
Child Evangelism Fellowship-Story Barn
GESA Credit Union
Rocky Reach Dam Visitor Center
Sage Hills Church Kids
Stage Kids WA
St. Paul's Lutheran School
Suicide Prevention Coalition
Town Toyota Center
Wenatchee Kennel Club
TEAMS Learning Center
Operation Christmas Child
Camp Fire of NCW & Camp Zanika
Guardians of the Children
Wenatchee Football Club
Wenatchee Racquet and Athletic Club
Chelan/Douglas Health District
The Brave Warrior Project
Molina Health Care
Firehouse Pet Shop and Grooming
Community Resource Group
All New 2017 Team Funnel Cake Eating Contest
Wenatchee!!!! It's food fair time! And that means one thing and one thing only - it's time to line up for a funnel cake at the Cakes for College booth where all profits support college scholarships for students from Wenatchee, Eastmont and Cashmere. Skip the line this year and get a funnel cake for FREE! Sign up to be in the Cakes for College Funnel Cake Eating Contest held Sunday April 30th in Memorial Park. Separate divisions for Grade School, Middle School and High School. Turn in your entry form from 11am to 1:15pm on 4/30 at the Festival Booth at Memorial Park. Free funnel cakes, hats, and shirts for all contestants. Even if you lose you still WIN!
Written by Mel Brooks
MTW's Apple Blossom, 2017 Musical
in Partnership with the Numerica PAC
Directed by Cynthia Brown
Produced by Selina Danko
Performances: May 3-6 & 10-13, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Matinee: May 7 at 4:00 PM and May 13 at 2:00 PM
Numerica Performing Arts Center
sponsored by Washington Trust Bank
The Apple Blossom Golf Tournament takes place at Highlander Golf Course in East Wenatchee. With 144 golfers it is one of the best tournaments in the Northwest at the beautiful Highlander Golf Course. Awards, raffles and a Hole-in-One contest sponsored by Sangster Motor's will also take place!
Arts & Crafts Festival is May 5-7th:
Friday-Saturday 10am - 7pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm
2017 List of Vendors
Absoltely Nuts LLC.
Ace Leather Goods
Agape art studio
Ann'ue Sensation LLC
Beadee Eyed Gal/ Trillium handcrafted jewelry
Bear Art Studios
Bird Houses by Al
BLT Brands LLC
Blue Moon Gardens Glasswork
Borsa Bella Design
Brenda McGowan Jewelry/Studio B
Cake Chic Studio
Celia's Salt Creek Apothecary
Classy Sassy Jewelry
Country Strong Ammo Jewelry
Cupbearer (Sara's Signs)
Diaz Glass Art
Dog and Pup Glass Studio
For the Love of Pasta
Fox Island Trading Co
Freeborn Metal Art
Friday Harbor House of Jerky
Geno's Kettle Korn
Golden Wood Soap
Heaven Scent Candles
It's So Easel
K & R Farms
Lethal Customs LLC
Liberate and Lather
Marshall R. Mahler Photography
McUnes Creative Side
Me & Moms Hats
Mehndi Madness INC.
Michael Kenney Designs
Name Ring 4 U
Nectar of the Vine
Over the Line Art
Pearls By Nature
Peone Creek Pottery
Riley's Spice of Life
San Juan Island Nature Nuts
Spin Art USA
Stormy Mountain Soaps
Taramck Mountain Design
The Recycled Spoon
The Toy Box
Three Rivers Gourmet
VIP's Magnetic Jewelry
2016 Arts & Crafts Awards
Best of Show: Sibbet Studio from Tacoman feating solid wood jigsaw puzzles made from Northwest Red Cedar. Booth A 5 & 6
Royalty Choice: Brenda McGowan Jewelry/ Studio Bfrom Cashmere Washington featuring handmade jewelry. Booth E 5a
Wal Mart Choice: Christy's Crafts from Karlstad MN featuring framed painted glass. Booth B 20 & 21
2nd Place: The Burlap Lady from Redmond Washington featuring custom metal and wood signs. Booth E 3 & 4
3rd Place: Flying Horse Art WearKettle Falls Washington featuring metal jewelry and scarves. Booth C 9
The Tour de Bloom Stage Race and Omnium is a three-day cycling event being held May 5-7, 2017, in the Wenatchee Valley. Organized by the Wenatchee Valley Velo Club, Tour de Bloom features a Leavenworth road race on Friday, a hill climb from Squilchuck State Park to the Mission Ridge Ski Area on Saturday morning, a twilight criterium in historic downtown Wenatchee on Saturday afternoon and evening, and a road race among the rolling wheat fields near Waterville in adjacent Douglas County on Sunday. The event is USA Cycling-certified. Tour de Bloom is held during Wenatchee’s famous Apple Blossom Festival.
Please vistit: http://www.wenatcheevalleyvelo.com for more information or registration!
Join us for the 5th Annual Apple Blossom Cruiz-In Car Show. Immediately following the Classy Chassis Parade. All cool cars are invited to park between 2nd and Palouse St.'s on Wenatchee Ave. beginning at 5:00 pm. This event is free to enter and free to view. For more information contact Jim McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wendowntown.org
When: On Saturday, May 6th from 6:30 10:00 am
Where: Triangle Park on Miller St
What: All you can eat pancake breakfast
Price: $6 in advance $7 at the gate CHILDREN 6 & UNDER ARE FREE!!
Tickets are available at the Apple Blossom Festival Office or the Kiwanis Club or at the gate.
Radio control flying event at Wenatchee Red Apple Flyers Field. All type RC airplanes from small size to 12 foot wingspan. All types war-bird and civilian. Free for public viewing both Saturday and Sunday 9am - 4pm at 520 4th St. S.E. East Wenatchee.
High School teams and above will play Saturday, May 6th. 8th Grade level and below will play on Sunday, May 7th. Actual times will not be available until the schedule is created.
Registration and fees must be received by April 25th. A $30 late fee will be added from April 26th - May 1st. No entries after May 1st.
For registration visit:
For more information visit...
2017 Stemilt Growers Grand Parade
Saturday, May 6, 11 am
The cannon sounds promptly at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 6 to announce the Stemilt Growers 98th Washington State Apple Blossom Festival Grand Parade. Leading off the parade is the traditional Apple Blossom Run, as well as the daredevil maneuvers of the Seattle Motorcycle Police Drill Team. Bands from throughout the Northwest join with the many colorful floats and proud-stepping equestrian units to make this one of Washington’s grandest parades. Dignitaries from many of Northwest Festivals, as well as local and state legislators join in to enjoy the Greater Wenatchee Valley at springtime. Contact the Festival Office for more information at (509) 662-3616 or appleblossom.org
Parade route maps below.
Watch the Stemilt Growers Grand Parade LIVE on NCWLIFE Channel.
CHARTER- Channel 19
LOCALTEL- Channel 12
It will also be streaming at NCWLIFE.com
2016 Stemilt Growers Grand Parade RESULTS
Grand Sweepstakes Award SUNNYSIDE #82
(The highest float award. Given to most outstanding float in the parade, regardless of division.)
Community Sweepstakes Award CHEWELAH #20
(Presented to the outstanding float in the Community division.)
SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVAL AWARD DEER PARK #49
(Presented to the outstanding float in the Community/Volunteer Made Division.)
STEMILT GROWERS Sponsor’s Choice Award WILBUR #85
(Given to the Sponsors favorite float, regardless of division.)
Royalty Choice Award CASHMERE #68
(Apple Blossom Royalty’s favorite float regardless of division)
*GOLDEN APPLE AWARD WASHINGTON STATE FAIR #54
(Awarded to a float deserving special recognition.)
1st Place (Given in each Community Division based on population.)
Division A (Population over 100,000) Tacoma Daffodil #76
Division B (Population 40,000-99,999) Marysville #60
Division C (Population 5,000-39,999) Penticton #25
Division D (Population 2,000-4,999) Cashmere #68
Division E (Population Under 2,000) Wilbur #85
EQUESTRIAN UNITS: (Cleanliness of Horse & Tack; Riding Apparel; CrowdAppeal; Parade Presence)
Best Royalty Equestrian Miss Omak Stampede #38
Best Group Equestrian Ellensburg Rodeo Posse #16
Best Costume Equestrian Rancho Los Lagos #28
Novelty Equestrian Othello's Distinguished Young Women #63
Judge’s Award Appleatchee Roders Queen- Sash Ragan #16
Equestrian Most Original Clean-Up Crew Ellensburg Rodeo Posse #16
SPECIALTY UNITS: (Uniqueness; Crowd Appeal; and Costumes)
1st Place Specialty Town Toyota Center and GS Long #58
2nd Place Specialty Chelan COunty Sheriff #55
3rd Place Specialty John The Clown #14
Most Original Specialty Unit Wenatchee Valley Museum #57
West Valley High School- Spokane
Best Drum Major overall
Wenatchee High School
AAAA Division 1st Place South Kitsap High School
2nd Place University High School
AAA Division 1st Place Kennedy High School
A Division 1st Place Medical Lake High School
2nd Place Sultan High School
BB Division 1st Place Manson High School
2nd Place LaConner High School
B Division 1st Place Entiat High School
AAAA 1st Place Univeristy High School
AAA 1st Place Kennedy High School
AA 1st Place West Valley High School- Spokane
A 1st Place Sultan High School
B 1st Place Entiat High School
Wenatchee & Eastmont (except drum major) do not participate in bandawards as the hosts, although Wenatchee scored highest.
Sweepstakes winner is best overall band, regardless of division.
1st & 2nd places are indicated by division, with music caption as the tie breaker.
Best drum major is awarded regardless of division.
Drum major score is not included in band scores.
Rugrat Nation is a 3 on 3 basketball tournament specifically for grades k-3rd boys and girls. Divisions are k-1st and 2nd-3rd. Rugrat Nation is held in the back parking lot of Pybus with shade for spectators and plenty of seating and excellent food. Right after the Grand Parade on Saturday starting at 2:00 p.m.
Sign up location: http://www.tourneymachine.com/E28532
Event Location: Pybus Public Market 3 N Worthen St.
Entry Fee: $50 per team
Art Lovers Sunday is Sunday, May 7 from 10am to 3pm in the concourse at Pybus Market. It is the public’s chance to meet and visit with local artists who are actually practicing their craft. Sure, you can buy something …. but Art Lovers Sunday is really about chatting with local artists and celebrating the wonderful arts community that NCW is fortunate to have … while the artists are working.
This event is FREE to the public.
The Festival’s Youth Parade is one of the only parades in the state to feature so many of Washington’s youngsters. Over 4,500 children ages 14 and under (and some who are just young at heart) participate in this celebration! Contact the Apple Blossom Festival Office at (509) 662-3616 with any questions.
2017 AWARDS LIST BELOW
2017 Keyes Fibre Youth Parade Awards
The winners of the 2017 Apple Blossom Festival’s Keyes Fibre Youth Parade are listed below:
Grand Sweepstakes Award – Animal Habitat 4-H Group (#28)
1st Place Best Elementary Grades K-5 – Lewis and Clark Elementary (#45)
2nd Place Best Elementary Grades K-5 – Columbia Elementary (#39)
3rd Place Best Elementary Grades K-5 – Lincoln Elementary (#59)
Best Daycare/Preschool – Chelan/Douglas Child Services Headstart (#18)
2nd Place Best Daycare/Preschool – Room to Bloom Pre School (#55)
3rd Place Best Daycare/Preschool – Joyful Scholars Montessori School (#70)
Best Sport Group – Apple Valley Gymnastics (#37)
Sport Group 2nd Place – Elite Hoop Effects(#38)
Sport Group 3rdPlace – Eastmont Dance Team Mini Dancers (#63)|
Best Small Group – Columbia Christian Home School Co-Op (#58)
2nd Place Small Group – Stage Kids Washington (#64)
3rd Place Small Group – Lucky Dogs 4-H Club (#68)
Best Large Group – St. Paul’s Lutheran School (#48)
2nd Place Large Group – St Joseph’s School (#56)
Best Use of Festival Theme – Children’s Gate Montessori School (#17)
Judges Choice – SamStrong (#72)
Best New Entry – Elmview (#12)
1st Place Eastmont
2nd Pace Columbia
3rd Place Quincy
1st Place Foothills
2nd Place Harbour Pointe
3rd Place Manson
Junior High Drill Team
1st Place N/A
Middle School Drill Team
1st Place Pioneer
2nd Place Cashmere
3rd Place Sterling
The Rustique Diva's Vintage Market you know and love is back once again at the Pybus Public Market during the Apple Blossom Festival on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..
Come on down before or after the Youth Parade and check out all the regional artisans and vendors selling antiques, collectibles, home decor, hand crafted jewelry, soap, repurposed furniture, signs, salvaged and metal works and so much more! Come see what all your friends are talking about at the Pybus Public Market on Saturday, April 29th! There will be something for everyone!
We have a new venue this year, our show will be asocial show, no judging. Nothing but Vettes billed as "The Best corvette Show by a Dam Site" will be held at Rocky Reach Dam Park.
The Columbia Chorale presents “Good News!...Songs of Africa-America” This event will include spirituals and other music influenced by the African-America experience. Local voice instructor/soprano Leslie McEwen will join the chorale as a featured soloist. For more information, contact director Mike Hibbett, 663-5256
This unforgettable performance will feature Magical Music from Disney Movies. Derived from some of the most famous movie scores ever. Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Aladdin, The Lion King and more. The musical program explores many of Walt Disney's stories and characters through memorable melodies. In addition to local instrumental musicians, the show will feature four Broadway caliber vocalists, high-resolution film clips from iconic Disney movies and a narrative presented by the singer and conductor.
Tickets range from $25 to $65
Presented by:Wenatchee Valley Symphony
Please Join Us for the
Washington State Apple Blossom Festival's 2017 Limited Edition Art Print Receptionn Honoring Artist Paula Christen. Purchase "Heritage" here.
Sponsored by: People's Bank
Thursday, March 9th
6:00 pm-7:30 pm * Short Program at 6:45pm
The Reception will be at Peoples Bank at 901 N. Mission Street.
Art Prints will be available for purchase ($32) with personalization.
Light Hosted Appetizers * Wine Will be Offered
Tickets are $20 for floor seats and $15 for upper level seating. Tickets go on sale Monday January 16th at 9:00 am. at the Festival Office, located at 2 S. Chelan St., Wenatchee or online at appleblossom.org
Please join us at the Numerica Performing Arts Center for the announcement of our 2017 Top 10 Candidates. All vying for Royalty Scholarships and their chance to represent the Wenatchee Valley as Apple Blossom Festival Royalty.
A bicycle race that boasts Jr. racers all the way to professional racers. Spectator friendly, as there are beer gardens on course.
The Tour de Bloom Stage Race and Omnium is a three-day cycling event being held May 6-8, 2016, in the Wenatchee Valley. Organized by the Wenatchee Valley Velo Club, Tour de Bloom features a Leavenworth road race (with racing on a closed lane on Highway 2 in Tumwater Canyon and a finish in the Bavarian Village), a hill climb from Squilchuck State Park to the Mission Ridge Ski Area on Saturday morning, a twilight criterium in historic downtown Wenatchee on Saturday afternoon and evening, and a road race among the rolling wheat fields near Waterville in adjacent Douglas County on Sunday. The event is USA Cycling-certified. Tour de Bloom is held during Wenatchee’s famous Apple Blossom Festival. For more information and applications follow the link below.
Rugrat Nation 3on3 Tournament is a co-ed basketball tournament for grades K-3. Rugrat Nation is a non-profit scholarship fundraising event with all proceeds and donations going to scholarships for our local students/athletes. This tournament is fun for all, the athletes and spectators! Enjoy watching the cutest ballers in town from the outside patios at the awesome venue of Pybus Public Market.
Date: Saturday, May 7
Location: Pybus Public Market
3 N. Worthen Ave., Wenatchee
Cost: $50 registration per team
This exhibit features the iconic 1920’s-era images associated with Skookum Packers Association’s successful global apple marketing campaign. Everything’s Skookum examines Skookum from its roots in Chinook Jargon to its evolution as a loved and controversial part of the North Central Washington landscape. Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center hopes the exhibit will foster a community conversation about the history of this beautiful valley and the people that call it home. Contact: 509.888.6262 for more information.
Dates: Opening Day May 6th 5pm-8pm Free exhibit this day.
Days: Tuesdays through Saturdays year-round
Location: Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center 127 S. Mission St.
Admission: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for children
Come by and celebrate 12 years of fun and fantasy. Shine up your “hog” or any favorite motorcycle and ride it on down to the best show in Wenatchee. No entry fees or pre-registration required. We’re open to all classes – new, old, tricked out or just plain fun!! And, everyone is invited to vote for the Best In Show Award. FREE – OPEN TO PUBLIC.
Location: RiverWest Retirement, 900 N. Western, Wenatchee
Time: 1-3 pm
Cost: Free event
Hosted by: RiverWest Retirement Community
Contact: Jeril Hansen, (509) 662-2797
The North West Super Late Model Series drivers compete for over $20,000.00 in cash on the North Wests fastest ¼ mile oval.
Location: Wenatchee Valley Super Oval
Wenatchee Riverfront Railway will be running the weekends of Apple Blossom and kids of ALL ages are welcome to ride the 10 inch gauge train. The course winds through a figure-8 layout of bridges, trestles and rails along the Columbia River just south of the carnival. Tickets are $1 per ride and may be purchased at the Pear-a-Dise Station. Train rides are held “weather permitting.” Parking is available at 155 North Worthen Street. Call 509-662-1831 for more info.
Date: April 30 & May 1, & May 7-8
Location: Wenatchee Riverfront Park, 155 Worthen St.
Cost: $1 per ride
The 2016 WSU Chelan-Douglas Master Gardener Foundation Plant Sale will once again be held at the Pybus Market located on Worthen Street, at the foot of Orondo Street.
This year's sale will feature 21 varieties of tomatoes, many of which were voted most delicious at last summer's Tomato Gala. Also available this year will be 18 Varieties of peppers as well as many other types of vegetables and herbs.
Also available will be the popular Walla Walla perennials, and this year we will have blueberries available.
The sale is Saturday, April 30 - 9am to 2pm
Do you want to be a part of the Apple Blossom Royalty Experience? The Mandatory Meetings for Senior Girls interested in running for the 2016 Apple Blossom Festival Royalty will be held Tuesday, December 1 at 12:00 noon, 4:00 p.m., & 6:00 p.m. at the Wenatchee Convention Center. You must attend ONE of the mandatory meetings. A parent or guardian must attend one of the meetings as well, however, it does not have to be the same meeting. $24,000 in scholarships will be awarded to the Top 10 and Royalty
For more information, visit appleblossom.org or call the Festival Office at 662-3616.