Apr
1
to Nov 1

Rocky Reach Hydro Project

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Rocky Reach Discovery Center is located on the west side of Rocky Reach Dam, easily accessible from Highway 97A, and offers ample parking for guests, including recreational vehicles and buses.
Guests will discover a museum, a café, balconies that offer panoramic views of the dam and grounds, the juvenile fish bypass system, the reservoir (Lake Entiat) and the Columbia River. A 90-seat theater shows movies throughout the day and upon request. Guided tours are available by appointment.

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Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

100 Year Documentary Premier "A Lot Of Fuss About A Parade"

The Apple Blossom Festival is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2019 and producing a documentary “A Lot Of Fuss About A Parade” presented by Stemilt Growers as way to honor this remarkable milestone. Wenatchee’s own North 40 Productions is responsible for production of the feature film.

The documentary “A Lot Of Fuss About A Parade” follows the 2018 Apple Blossom royalty selection process as well as the events of 2018 Festival. It provides the opportunity to conduct extensive research into the Wenatchee Valley’s history in respect to the Apple Blossom Festival, tracking its evolution from 1920 to present day. Additionally, the film pays tribute to the people who started the festival and all those who have been involved in the last hundred years.

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Apr
25
to May 5

Memorial Park Food Fair

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.

Vendor booths are open daily from 11am - 8pm (vendors may choose to stay open longer)
 

 

 

2019 Vendors

ALI'I HAWAIIAN SHAVE ICE - BIG KAHUNA SHAVED ICE, ALL WITH FLAVORS

AMES CONCESSIONS (Formerly Black Kettle Catering) -Fresh Fruit Smoothies, Specialty Smoothies (Coffee & Candy), Milk Shakes, Iced Coffees, Hot Specialty Coffees, Hot Chocolate, Spiced Cider , Soft Serve Ice Cream, Ices Tea, Ice Cream Sundaes, Frozen Lemonade With Added Flavors, Fresh Squeeze Lemonade, Pepsi Fountain Drinks.

INNA'S CUISINE - Arrabiata Salmon Or Chicken W/Caesar Salad Or Rice Pilaf & Veggies, Beef Stroganoff, Baked Pastry, Piroshky W/Beef & Cheese, Cabbage Rolls, Greek Sandwich With Beef Or Chicken, Baklava,Khalva, Lemonade, Peach Lemonade, Pepsi Products And Bottled Water

KALEENKA PIROSHKY – Piroski- Beef & Cheese Smoked, Salamon, Vegetable Or Apple, Red & Green Cosshack- Potatoes & Sausage With Dill Sauce, Strawberry Lemonade, 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, Popcorn

KOLOSSUS GYROS -Pita Gyros Sandwich W/Beef, Lamb, Chicken Or Vegetarian. Faleffel Sandwich, Greek Salad, Spanakopitta, Hummus, Tsatziki, Baklava, Greek Fries, Greek Salad, Delmades, Lemonade And Pepsi Products

MAC & CHEESE WHHHATTTT - Fresh Made Mac & Cheese With 10 Different Toppings: 7 Cheese, Lobster, Garlic Shrimp, Maple Bacon, Bbq Pork, Veggie, Apple Sausage
8 Different Flavors Lemonade $5 Free Refills

MARSALEES THAI FOODS - Chicken & Beef Skewers, Veggies, Noodles, Egg Rolls, Steamed Rice, Crab Rangoon, Pot Stickers, Orange Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken, Fried Rice, Various Combo Plates, Pepsi Products

PHILLY'S & FRIES - Philly Sandwiches, Assorted Curly Fries & Pepsi Products

SHISHKABERRY'S - Chocolate (Milk, Dark & White) Dipped Fruit (Strawberries, Bananas, & Pineapple) On A Stick, Cheesecake On A Stick - Various Toppings:  Nuts, Cookie Crumbs, Sprinkles & Whipped Cream

SMOKENHAGEN- Smoked Turkey Leg Curly Fries, Smokenhagen Fries (Pulled Pork Fries Pulled Pork Sandwich Nachos, 2 Large Chicken Strips 1/4LB Hot Dog, 2 Chicken Strip W/ Fry Combo, 3 Chicken Strip W/ Fry Combo, Chili or Cheese to Anything for $1 Frozen Lemonade (Add any Flavor) Soda Fountain Drinks, Water Bottle

**NEW** Taco Bahia - *2 LARGE Alaska Red Salmon Tacos:Chipotle Aioli, Sockeye Salmon, Shredded Cabbage, Avocado Tomatillo Salsa, Smoked Queso Fresco Cheese *2 LARGE Alaska Rockfish Tacos: Chipotle Aioli, Pacific Rockfish, Shredded Cabbage, Pineapple Habanera Salsa, Smoked Queso Fresco Cheese *2 LARGE Dungeness Crab Tacos: Homemade Tartar Sauce, Chilled Pacific Dungeness Crab, Shredded Cabbage, Yogurt Lemon Drizzle, Smoked Queso Fresco Cheese, Pickled Jalapeno Slices *2 LARGE Carne Asada Tacos: Chipotle Aioli, Black Beans, Carne Asada, Shredded Cabbage, Pico Do Gallo Salsa, Mexican Blend Cheese, Roasted Tomatillo Salsa *2 LARGE Portobello Mushroom Tacos: Chipotle Aioli, Grilled Portobello Mushrooms, Black Beans, Shredded Cabbage, Pico De Gallo Salsa, Roasted Tomatillo Salsa, Mexican Blend Cheese *Alaska Red Salmon Salad *Breakfast Burrito: Cage Free Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Potatoes, Black Beans, Bacon, Pico De Gallo Salsa, Avocado Tomatillo Salsa, Mexican Blend Cheese *Smoked Salmon Quesadilla *Assorted Bottled Water, Soda

TAQUERIA PICANTE - Tacos, Taco Plate, Combo Plate, Enchiladas, Taquitos, Quesadillas, Burritos, Tostadas, Taco Dorados, Tortas, Takis, Ducles, Chips, Mexican Drinks, Water And Pepsi Products

THE DONER HAUS - Doner Sandwich, Veggie Done, Chicken Doner, Steak Doner, Lemonade & Pepsi Products

THE RAMBLIN' GOURMET - Sirloin Burger, Onion Burger, Mushroom Burger, Canadian Bacon Burger, Redneck Burger, Redenck Burger On Steriods, Mega Bacon Burger, 1 Pound Burger W/Cheese, 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 - Hawaiian Burgers, Buffalo & German Sausage, Buffalo & Sirloin Burgers, Elephant Ears, Indian Tacos, Ft Long & Regular Corn Dogs, Bloomin' Onions, Curly Fries, Chili Cheese Fries, Fajitas, Western Steak Sandwhiches, Hand Cut Tenderloin Sanwhiches,  Hot Dogs On Kids Menu, 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, Soy Drinks, Lemonade, Bottled Water, And Pepsi Products

YOU FOUND US! - Boehms Handdipped Ice Cream Bar, Frozen Banana Dippedi N Chocolate, Caramel Apples, Cottom Candy, Ice Cream Cones Regular And Waffle, Root Beer Floats, Sundaes/ Banana Spilts, Caramel Apples, Cotton Candy

YOUNG LIFE - Dippin Dots Ice Cream

ZIEGLER'S BRATWURST HAUS - Authentic German Bratwurst (Pork, Beef, Or Veal), Jumbo Regular & Spicy Polish Sausage, German Wiener,  Hot Dogs, Giant Corn Dogs, Corn Dogs, Curly Fries, Pepsi Products, Lemonade And Bottled Water


 

 

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Apr
25
12:10 PM12:10

Chief For A Day

The purpose of the Chief for a Day program is to create partners between local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, hospitals, and the community to provide a day of special attention to chronically ill children. Each child is selected and sponsored by a law enforcement agency.  These children or “little chiefs” are provided with law enforcement uniforms matching their sponsoring agencies, including badges and are honorary sworn into office for a day. 

Location : Gesa Credit Union Entertainment Stage in Memorial Park

 

Photo provided by: Elevated Marketing

Photo provided by: Elevated Marketing

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8th Annual Blossoms & Brews
Apr
25
to May 5

8th Annual Blossoms & Brews

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Join us EVERYDAY of the Festival in the Blossom & Brews Beer Garden for great drinks and music from the Gesa Entertainment Stage in Memorial Park.  You can also grab a bite to eat and bring it with you to enjoy your beverage from one of the many food vendors also located in Memorial Park!

HOURS:
Monday - Thursday 4:00 p.m. - Music Ends
Friday- Sunday 12:00 p.m. - Music Ends

Sunday- Thursday $1 Cover
Friday & Saturday $2 Cover

$6 Beer, Wine, & Cider or 4 for $20

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Apr
26
to May 6

Wenatchee Riverfront Railway Miniature Train Rides

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"Kids" of all ages (1 to 100+) can ride a quarter mile of 10" gauge railroad track near the Apple Dates : April 26th & 27th, and May 4th & 5th, 2019

Location : Wenatchee Riverfront Park – 155 Worthen Street in Wenatchee 

Time : 1-5PM

 

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 trails along the Columbia River just south of the carnival. Tickets are $2 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) 663-2900 or (509) 860-3176 for more information!

 

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Apr
26
to May 5

Funtastic Shows Carnival

Use the following link for an ADVANCED PURCHASE SPECIAL!

https://tickets.funtasticshows.com/p/tickets/apple-blossom-festival  

Advanced Special must be purchased by 11:59 P.M. on April 25th and are good for one
Unlimited Ride Wristband for $30.00 per person. 

Join us at The Town Toyota Center Parking lot April 26th - May 5th. Pay one Price Wrist-Bands will be available daily for $40 dollars and includes unlimited rides, three game tickets and a food item. 

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Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

Columbia Chorale "Songs From the British Isles"

  • Grace Lutheran Church, 1408 Washington St., Wenatchee, WA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Columbia Chorale presents “Songs From the British Isles”

An entertaining choral event featuring folk tunes, madrigals, stage pieces and classical works by well-known composers from England, Ireland and Scotland. A wide variety of music, from the Renaissance to the modern day, will tickle your ear bones and leave your Irish eyes smiling!

Event Date: April 26th @ 7:30 p.m.

Event Location: Grace Lutheran Church, 1408 Washington St., Wenatchee, WA

Ticket Price: Adults $20; Students $10

Purchase Tickets at: Numerica Performing Arts Center Box Office and At the Door

 

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Wenatchee Valley Corvette Club 8th Annual "Nothing but Vette"
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Wenatchee Valley Corvette Club 8th Annual "Nothing but Vette"

 

This is an annual early spring show of Corvettes only. This year is our 8th annual show, with corvettes coming from all over the northwest. Our show provides a donation each year to the Humane Society.

Location: Rocky Reach Dam Park, Highway 97A North.

Free and open to the public. Corvette owners may register upon arrival.

 
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Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Rustique Divas Vintage Market at Pybus Market

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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 27th, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Come on down before or after the Youth Parade and check out all the regional artisans and vendors selling antiques and collectibles, hand-crafted jewelry, home decor, furniture and everything in between!

 

 

 



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Apr
27
to Apr 28

12th Annual Two Rivers Medieval Fair

  • Chelan County Expo Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Two Rivers Medieval Faire, formerly The Wenatchee Renaissance Fair is on Saturday April 27th from 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. and Sunday April 28th from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price of admission is:  $10 for ages 13 and older
                                     $7 children 6-12 and Seniors
                                     Ages 5 and under FREE

“Come back in time to Medieval Ireland. Watch Knights jousting, meet Lords & Ladies and talk to Ogres & Fairies. Shop for unique wares, but watch out for Pirates! Enjoy Minstrels, storytellers, relax at the Green Dragon Tavern and feast at the Food Court. Activities and entertainment for all ages.
Location Chelan County Expo Center. 5700 Wescott Dr. Cashmere, WA 98815

www.2riversmedievalfaire.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Keyes Fibre Youth Parade
Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

Keyes Fibre Youth Parade

The Festival’s Youth Parade is one 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!

 
 
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2019 Jr. Royalty   Queen Teagan Collier Princess Emma Colyar Princess Hannah Roche

2019 Jr. Royalty
Queen Teagan Collier
Princess Emma Colyar
Princess Hannah Roche

*** Applications***  Line-up   ***  Route Map  ***  Broadcasts   ***  Parade Results

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! 

NEW AS OF 2018 YOUTH PARADE PARTICIPANTS: ANY ENTRY WITH A BUSINESS LICENSE MUST INCLUDE A "CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE WITH ADDITIONAL INSURED" WITH THEIR APPLICATION (AS SHOWN IN THE SAMPLE BELOW) TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE YOUTH PARADE.

Youth Parade Route
 

Watch the Keyes Fibre Youth Parade LIVE

** CHARTER- Channel 19   ** LOCALTEL- Channel 12 & 501  
  **  It will also be streaming at NCWLife.com

 

2018 Keyes Fibre Youth Parade Results

Grand Sweepstakes Award – Childrens Gate Montessori (#68)
1st Place Best Elementary Grades K-5 – Lewis and Clark Elementary (#31)
2nd Place Best Elementary Grades K-5 – Lincoln Elementary (#27)
3rd Place Best Elementary Grades K-5 – Columbia Elementary (#48)
Best Daycare/Preschool – Room 2 Bloom Preschool (#11)
2nd Place Best Daycare/Preschool – Joyful Scholars Montessori School (#9)
3rd Place Best Daycare/Preschool – Wee Wildcats PreSchool (#69)
Best Sport Group – Ki Fighting (#38)
Sport Group 2nd Place – Apple Valley Gymnastics  (#65)
Sport Group 3rd  Place – Wenatchee School of Karate (#61)
Best Small Group – Columbia Valley Community Health (#40)
2nd Place Small Group – North Central Regional Library Bookmobile (#55)
3rd Place Small Group – Omak Miss Forget  Me-Not (#32)
Best Large Group – Stage Kids WA (#25)
2nd Place Large Group – The River Academy (#10)
Best Use of Festival Theme – St Josephs Catholic School (#29)
Judges Choice – Columbia Fruit Packers (#72)
Best New Entry – Palisades 4-H (#16)

Bands

Junior High
1st Place    Columbia
2nd Pace    Eastmont

Middle School
1st Place     Harbour Pointe
2nd Place     Cashmere
3rd Place    Foothills

Middle School Drillteam
1st Place     Pioneer
2nd Place     Foothills
3rd Place     Harbour Pointe

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Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Art 4 Kidz sponsored by Costco

What a great way to showcase the best youth artistic talent in the Wenatchee Valley!  Art 4 Kidz is an opportunity for youth, grades K - 12th, to enter their artwork in different 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.

2018 Art 4 Kidz Winners  

Kindergarten and 1st Grade

3rd Place – Eliot Hart, Washington Elementary
2nd Place Camden Peterson, No School
1st Place -  Manny Salgado, Homeschooled                

2 Dimensional Division Black and White

2nd - 3rd
3rd Place Kate Smith, Osborn Elementary  
2nd Place Garrison Gormley, Cascade Elementary
1st Place Micah Saugen, Beaver Valley School 

4th - 5th
3rd Place Yahir Hernandez, Lee Elementary
2nd Place Sahalee Mahler, John Newberry Elementary
1st Place Finn Mathison, The River Academy

6th - 8th
3rd Place Kahlen Gilliver, Foothills Middle School
2nd Place Emma Banker, Foothills Middle School
1st Place Lili Williams, Orchard Middle School

9th - 12th
3rd Place Brittni Hastings, Eastmont Junior High/ Columbia Virtual Academy
2nd Place Brooke Elsensohn, Valley Academy
1st Place Brenda Arreola, Eastmont High School

2 Dimensional Color

2nd - 3rd
3rd Place Cardigan Adams, Peshastin Dryden Elementary
2nd Place Korbyn Osborn, Grant Elementary
1st Place Micah Saugen, Beaver Valley School 

4th - 5th
3rd Place Abbey Kimmel, Washington Elementary
2nd Place Casandrah Sperry, John Newberry Elementary
1st Place Danielle Peterson, Lewis & Clark Elementary

6th - 8th
3rd Place Cora Cruickshank, Foothills Middle School
2nd Place Kahlen Gilliver, Foothills Middle School
1st Place Ilsa Groff, The River Academy     

9th - 12th
3rd Place Rebecca Jacoby, Wenatchee High School
2nd Place Kailie Wulf, Wenatchee High School
1st Place Brooke Elsensohn, Valley Academy

3-D Mixed Media

2nd - 3rd
3rd Place Caleb Kolbo, Valley Academy
2nd Place Micah Saugen, Beaver Valley School
1st Place Ahnaleigh Wilson, Cascade Elementary  

4th - 5th
3rd Place Mary Elise Cliftan, Valley Academy
2nd Place William Carter, Valley Academy
1st Place Serenity Saugen, Osborn Elementary

6th - 8th
3rd Place Ella McClees, Valley Academy
2nd Place Marina Sapozknikova, Wenatchee Valley Academy of Learning
1st Place Ilsa Groff, The River Academy

9th - 12th
3rd Place Ryan Everest, Cascade High School
2nd Place Brooke Elsensohn, Valley Academy
1st Place – Dylan Kuehni, Cascade High School

Photography

6th-12th:            
3rd Place – Finnley Ottley, Pioneer Middle School
2nd Place – Alicia Hastings, Eastmont High School/ Wenatchee Valley College
1st Place – Emerson Carter, Eastmont Jr. High School

Best of Show:  Lucy Korzh of Cascade Elementary
Committee’s Choice: Tysh Ashmore of Eastmont High School
Royalty’s Choice: Brooklyn Eberth from Newbery Elementary
Costco Choice: Ella Tepley from Kenroy Elementary  
Washington Federal Choice: Kayli Reidt of Abeka Academy  
Seattle Children’s Choice: Riley Tepley from Sterling Intermediate School

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Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Pepsi-Cola Youth Day

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 from over 40 local vendors. just for kids!

To be involved as a vendor in this amazing day for our youth, fill out an application

2019 Princess Olivia Lancaster, Queen Savannah Slife, Princess Elizabeth Popoff

2019 Princess Olivia Lancaster, Queen Savannah Slife, Princess Elizabeth Popoff

 

2018 Youth Day Booth Participants.

Subject to change...
Weinstein Beverage/Pepsi Cola/Blue Hurricane
SAFE KIDS Coalition:
(Fire Safety)
(Water Safety)
(Pedestrian/Child Passenger Safety)
(Medicine Safety)
(911)
Wenatchee Valley VELO Club, Lids for Kids
Confluence Health-Health Benefit Exchange
Child Evangelism Fellowship-Story Barn
GESA Credit Union
Rocky Reach Dam Visitor Center
Town Toyota Center
Trinity Inflatables
Wenatchee Kennel Club
Ballard Ambulance
Camp Fire of NCW & Camp Zanika
Molina Health Care
Wenatchee Wild
The Vine
Washington State Parks and Rec
The River Academy
Pop Warner
Chelan/Douglas CSA
Rainbow for Girls
EPIC
St. Paul's Lutheran School
Youth Church of E. Wenatchee
Operation Christmas Child
Coordinated Care
Community Resource Group/Foster Care
Sage Hills Church
TEAMS Learning Center
 Chelan/Douglas CASA
Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center
West Side High School Spanish Club
Guardians of the Children
Team Naturaleza



 

 

 

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Apr
28
1:30 PM13:30

Cakes For College 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 4/28 at the Festival Booth at Memorial Park.  Free funnel cakes, hats, and shirts for all contestants.  Even if you lose you still WIN!

 

 

 

 

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May
1
12:00 PM12:00

All Service Club and Community Luncheon Hosted by Wenatchee Central Lions Club

  • Wenatchee Convention Center Grand Ball Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

2019 Speaker: Melissa Arias

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Melissa joined the local Make-A-Wish chapter in September 2018. She has 15 years of experience as a non-profit executive and previously served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement &External Relations at the University of Washington’s Bothell campus; Director of Development for the Domestic Abuse Women’s Network(DAWN) and spent five years in private legal practice.

She has a Juris Doctorate degree from Seattle University School ofLaw, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. Melissahas also completed a certificate in non-profit management from Seattle University.

Melissa is passionate about working on behalf of children and families and has concentrated her volunteerism in that space. She is currently a trustee for the Scholarship Foundation of Northshore, a member of the Association for Fundraising Professionals and the Washington State Bar Association. She has served on numerous other boards and been a member of a variety of professional organizations. She is also a Woodinville Rotarian. When not at work she enjoys reading, spending time with family and cheering on the Huskies.

 
 
 
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2018 ASCL Speaker - Dan Lewis

After 41 years in broadcast news, the last 27 at KOMO Television in Seattle, Dan Lewis retired in May of 2014. While at KOMO, Dan, Kathi Goertzen and Steve Pool were one of the longest running anchor teams in the country. Dan often left the anchor desk for reporting in the field locally, across the country and around the world. His international reporting included the award winning Vanishing Giants documentary in Africa. He also traveled on assignment to Japan, the Philippines, France, Poland, Germany, South America, Israel, Panama and the UK.

Over the years Dan interviewed many world leaders, athletes and celebrities including Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. For his anchoring, writing and reporting Dan won 14 Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award. Dan is now happily retired and enjoys time with his family, traveling, hiking, snowshoeing, golf and photography.

 

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May
1
to May 11

Apple Blossom Musical "NEWSIES"

  • Numerica Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Dates/Times: May 1, 2, 4, 8 & 11 at 7:30, May 5 at 4:00 p.m. and May 11 at 2:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices: ADULT: $27-$31 / SENIORS: $25-$29 / YOUTH: $15

Tickets:  Numerica PAC Box Office, 509-663-ARTS, or www.NumericaPAC.org

Description:

Music Theatre of Wenatchee and the Numerica Performing Arts Center presents Newsies as this year's Apple Blossom Festival musical. Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story of the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, the Disney musical Newsies tells the story of how the New York newsboys, lead by Jack Kelly, rally together to strike against the unfair work conditions of the publishers. Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score, featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

 

 

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May
3
to May 5

Arts and Crafts Fair

Hours of Operation:
Friday-Saturday 10am - 7pm

Sunday 10am -5pm

2019 Vendor list coming soon!

 

 

2018 Vendors!

Abadab
Absolutely Nuts! LLC
Ace Leather GoodsAJ
Paul Photography
Amazing Wood Boskets Inc.
Annika Jones
Annie Chrietzberg
Art of Letters Photography
Artimals Studio
Bayside Treasures
Beadee Eyed Gal
Beadware
Bird Houses by Al
Blue Moon Gardens Glassworks
Borsa Bella Design Co.
Brenda McGowan Jewelry
Brevin's Solid Gold Fudge
BSandC
Caramel Kitchen
Cheryl Stevens Studio
Christy's Crafts
Classy Sassy Jewelry
Clear Impressions Gifts and Decor
Country Strong
Critter Creations
Diaz Art Glass
Dog and Pup Studios
Drinking Straws Glass
Earth Wear
Flashback unlimited
Fox Island Trading Co.
Freeborn Metal Art
Friday Harbor House Of Jerky
Geno's Kettle Korn
Glassdrops
Goldenwood Soap
Gypsy Lotus
Hair Claws
Heaven Scent Candles of Wa
It's So Easel

 

Jeanne's Designs
JU JU GEAR
Kalphenna
KR Farms Handcrafted Soaps & Lotions
Lethal Customs LLC
Lisa Sofia LLC
MA GRAPHICS INC.
Marshall R. Mahler Photography
Mehndi Madness
Michael S. Kenney
Milostees
Name Ring 4 U/Shady Valley Traders LLC
Nectar of the Vine
No Pocket No Problem LLC
Nomad Leather
Over The Line Art
Peone Creek Pottery
Pony Tail Country
Quail Run Jewelry
Rainshadow Arts
Ready and Quilling
Riley's spice of life
ROCKING TU CREATIONS
Sara's Signs
Seattle Fudge
Shelby Kregel Art
Simplistic Designs
Simply Essential
Snooter-doots
Solid Rock Memorials and Gifts
Spin Art USA
Stone Crazy
Stormy Mountain Soaps
Tamarack Mountain Design
The Bag Ladies of Sequim WA
The Dogfather
The Recycled Spoon LLC
The Toy Box
Three Rivers Gourmet
Trillium Handcrafted Jewelry
TW Coffee Artist
ViP's Magnetic Jewelry
Vivid Imaginations face painting
Wabi Sabi Etc.
Washington Rocks
Winfield Designs Home & Garden Art
Yellow Dog Wine Barrel Furniture

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May
3
to May 5

Tour de' Bloom

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The Tour de Bloom Stage Race is a three-day cycling event being held May 3-5, 2019 in the Wenatchee Valley. Organized by the Wenatchee Valley Velo Club, Tour de Bloom features a Plain road race on Friday, a hill climb from Squilchuck State Park to the Mission Ridge Ski Area on Saturday's Tour de Bloom 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!

ROAD CLOSURES

ROAD CLOSURES

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May
4
6:00 AM06:00

59th Annual Downtown Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

  • Triangle Park & Pioneer Middle School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast whipped up by our own Wenatchee Downtown Kiwanis. A pre-parade tradition for 59 years! In advance, tickets are $6 for adults, children 6 and under are free. Tickets at the gate are $7. Tickets will be available at the Apple Blossom Festival Office, from any Downtown Kiwanis member or at the gate.

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May
4
8:00 AM08:00

28th Annual Apple Blossom Run

Mark your calendars for the 28th annual Apple Blossom Run, sponsored by Confluence Health and Ballard Ambulance! While our 2.1K (Kid's Race), 5K and 10K Runs, and 5K Walk, are all about having fun, we also focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle. More than half of our participants are first-time 5K runners and the event is centered around improving health and wellness in our communities. We hope that the Apple Blossom Run will act as a catalyst for our participants to live an active, healthy lifestyle.

$15 prior to Race Day; $20 Race Day

May 3: 8 am to 8 pm - Pre-registration packet pickup in the lobby outside the Walk-in Clinic at 820 North Chelan Ave.
May 4: 8-9 am - Registration at Triangle Park in Wenatchee
May 4: 9:30 am - Run Starts

Click here for information and on-line registration

 

 

 

 

 

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Apple Blossom 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
May
4
to May 5

Apple Blossom 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

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Join us for the longest running and largest 3 on 3 basketball tournament in NCW! Indoor and outdoor courts, qualified officiating, food and more. 3 game guarantee. High School and adult teams will play Saturday, May 4th. Games start at 8am. 1/2, 3/4, 5/6 & 7/8 grade divisions will play Sunday May 5th. 8am start. Actual times will not be available until the schedule is created.

All entries and payment must be received by April 21st. Late registration and payments will be taken until April 28th with an additional $20 fee. No refunds after April 29th

For registration visit:
https://goo.gl/forms/GoBzKlUto72x0S6F2

For more information visit...
Facebook: www.facebook.com/appleblossom3on3


 

 

 

 

 

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Stemilt Growers Grand Parade
May
4
11:00 AM11:00

Stemilt Growers Grand Parade

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2018 Queen Gretta Wiersma, Princess Sophie Castillo, Princess Jessica Murray

2018 Queen Gretta Wiersma, Princess Sophie Castillo, Princess Jessica Murray

*** Applications  ***  Line-up   ***  Route Map  ***  Broadcasts   ***  Parade Results

The cannon sounds promptly at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 4 to announce the Stemilt Growers 100th 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

Watch the Stemilt Grower Grand Parade LIVE

** CHARTER- Channel 19   ** LOCALTEL- Channel 12 & 501  
  **  It will also be streaming at NCWLife.com

2017 Stemilt Growers Grand Parade Results

FLOATS: 

Grand Sweepstakes Award
(The highest float award.  Given to most outstanding float in the parade, regardless of division.)
                        Capital Lakefair (Olympia) #45

Community Sweepstakes Award
(Presented to the outstanding float in the Community division.)
                         Washington State Fair #75

SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVAL AWARD
(Presented to the outstanding float in the Community/Volunteer Made Division.)
                          Chewelah #72

STEMILT GROWERS Sponsor’s Choice Award
(Given to the Sponsors favorite float, regardless of division.) 
                           Deer Park #12

Royalty CHOICE Award          

(Apple Blossom Royalty’s favorite float regardless of division)
                           Manson Apple Blossom Festival#94

*GOLDEN APPLE AWARD
(Awarded to a float deserving special recognition.)     
                           Spokane Lilac Festival #91

 1st Place(Given in each Community Division based on population.)

Division A (Population over 100,000)    Tacoma Daffodil #97
Division B (Population 40,000-99,999) Marysville Strawberry Festival #61
Division C (Population 5,000-39,999)    Rhododendron Festival #25
Division D (Population 2,000-4,999)     Cashmere #50
Division E (Population Under 2,000)     Wilbur #41

EQUESTRIAN UNITS:    (Cleanliness of Horse & Tack; Riding Apparel; CrowdAppeal; Parade Presence)

Best Royalty Equestrian            Ellensburg Rodeo #77
Best Group Equestrian              Rancho Los Lagos #14
Best Costume Equestrian         Othello’s Distinguished Young Women #47
Novelty Equestrian                   Ellensburg Posse #78
Judge’s Award                          Hispanos Unidos #52
Equestrian Most Original Clean-Up Crew     Miss Rodeo Othello #64

SPECIALTY UNITS:    (Uniqueness; Crowd Appeal; and Costumes)

1st Place Specialty               Tusuy Peru #35
2nd Place Specialty             Humane Society #55
3rd Place Specialty              Farmers Market #65

Most Original Specialty Unit:  Wenatchee Valley Museum #21

Band Results

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BANDS:    (Appearance; Music Ability; Marching; Audience Appreciation; and Pre-Parade Inspection)

AAAA Division         1st Place        South Kitsap High School
                                 2nd Place       Kennedy High School

AA Division              1st Place         West Valley High School-Spokane

A Division                  1st Place        Cashmere High School
                                   2nd Place      Sultan High School

B Division                  1st Place         Entiat High School

BB Division                1st Place         Manson High School
                                   2nd Place       Adna High School

Drum Major Overall:   Wenatchee High School
Band Sweepstakes Overall:  Mariner High School

**Wenatchee (except drum major) does not participate in band awards 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 score

AUXILLIARY/DRILL TEAMS: (Precision; Appearance; Originality; and Audience Appreciation)

AAAA Division         1st Place        Kennedy High School
AA Division              1st Place        West Valley High School, Spokane
A Division                 1st Place       Sultan High School
B Division                 1st Place       Entiat High School

**Wenatchee & Eastmont do not participate in awards as the hosts.

Drum major score is not included in band scores.

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May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Rugrat Nation 3 on 3

Rugrat Nation 3 on 3 basketball tournament is specifically for boys and girls grades K through 3rd grade. Play begins right after the Grand Parade on Saturday, May 4 starting at 2:00 p.m. Co-ed divisions are k-1st and 2nd-3rd. Rugrat Nation is held in the east (river and Loop Trail side) parking lot of Pybus Market with shade for spectators and plenty of seating and excellent food. Admission is free to the general public.

Rugrat Nation is a nonprofit scholarship foundation with all proceeds going toward scholarships for local student athletes.

Sign up location: https://www.elitehoopeffects.com/camps-clinics

Event Location: Pybus Public Market 3 N Worthen St.

Entry Fee: $50 per team

 

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May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Blossom Days Remembered

Since the initial celebration in 1920, the Apple Blossom Festival has produced some beautiful, entertaining and amusing artifacts, thousands of which are now a part of the Wenatchee Valley Museum’s Permanent Collection. In celebration of the centennial of the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival this year, the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center will be showcasing objects from this collection in our Main Gallery. Blossom Days Remembered invites festival lovers of all ages to learn about the evolution of this iconic festival through the decades with displays of gowns, crowns, and other memorabilia.

Where: Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center 127 S Mission, Wenatchee, WA 98801
When: Join us for special hours during the Festival including Sun., April 28 & Sun., May 4 10 am - 4 pm
Tuesdays - Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm

Price: $5 per person or membership available for purchase -Tickets purchased at Customer Service desk on-site. Memberships available at wenatcheevalleymuseum.org

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Pybus Art Lovers Sunday
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Pybus Art Lovers Sunday

Art Lovers Sunday is Sunday, May 5 from 10am to 4pm 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 meeting some of the valleys most talented artists. Listen to artists discuss their work; discover the inspiration behind their art, and take this opportunity to ask questions. Explore and handle the tools and materials our local artists use to create their work and view demonstration that reveal step-by-step processes. Admission is free to the general public.

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Art Print Reception Sponsored by: People's Bank
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Art Print Reception Sponsored by: People's Bank

Please Join Us for the
Washington State Apple Blossom Festival's
 2019 Limited Edition Art Print Reception Honoring Artist Marti Lyttle.


Sponsored by: People's Bank

Thursday, March 14th
6:00 pm-8:00 pm * Short Program at 6:45pm

The Reception will be at the Jones Tasting Room inside Pybus Market.

Art Prints will be available for purchase ($35) with personalization.

Light Hosted Appetizers * Wine Will be Offered

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Cashmere Valley Bank Royalty Selection Pageant
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Cashmere Valley Bank Royalty Selection Pageant

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2018 Royalty: Queen Gretta Wiersma, Princess Jessica Murray, Princess Sophie Castillo

 

Tickets are $25 for floor seats and $20 for upper level seating. Tickets go on sale Monday, January 14th at the Festival Office, located at 2 S. Chelan St., Wenatchee or online at appleblossom.org

2017 Pageant Award Winners

Photogenic Award: Madelyn Albert
Congeniality Award Lily Waterhouse
Most Original Speech Judith Torres
Achievement Award: Emily Thompson
Community Involvement Award: Lily Waterhouse
Leman Johnson Award: Pat Lynn, Char Allen, and Sally Feil

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Jan
9
6:00 PM18:00

Top 10 Announcement

Please join us at the Numerica Performing Arts Center for the announcement of our 2019 Top 10 Candidates. All vying for Royalty Scholarships and their chance to represent the Wenatchee Valley as Apple Blossom Festival Royalty.

2018 Top 10 Candidates

Our 2018 Top Ten Candidates from L-> R and bottom row -> top row. Sophie Castillo (W) Rebecca Hall (E) Shayn Stanaway (E) Gretta Wiersma (W) Jessica Murray (W) Estela Navarro (W) Lauren Thompson (W) Brynn Sherrell (E) Brooke Mott (E) Aryana Villafuerte (E)

Our 2018 Top Ten Candidates from L-> R and bottom row -> top row.
Sophie Castillo (W) Rebecca Hall (E) Shayn Stanaway (E) Gretta Wiersma (W)
Jessica Murray (W) Estela Navarro (W) Lauren Thompson (W)
Brynn Sherrell (E) Brooke Mott (E) Aryana Villafuerte (E)

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Nov
27
12:00 PM12:00

Mandatory Meetings

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Do you want to be a part of the Apple Blossom Royalty Experience?  The Mandatory Meetings for Senior Girls interested in running for the 2019 Apple Blossom Festival Royalty will be held Tuesday, November 27 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.  $31,000 in scholarships will be awarded to the Top 10 and Royalty.

 Royalty Manual

Royalty Information

Sample Documents

For more information, call the Festival Office at 662-3616.

 

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Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

23rd Annual Apple Blossom Auction

Halloween Costume Party 

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Mark your calendar's for Apple Blossom Festival's largest fundraiser and a Wicked Good Time. We are celebrating our 100th Festival this year and are pulling out all the stops! 

Tickets are $50ea. or a Table of 10 for $500.  Saturday, October 27th at 6:00 pm in the Wenatchee Center Grand Ballroom * Full Buffet Dinner * No Host Bar * Hosted Beer thanks to Odom Corp.

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Apr
28
3:30 PM15:30

"Life is a Cycle" 2018

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The nations largest group ride returns to Wenatchee! Join your fellow community members and ride Saddlerock to Saddlerock as you learn more about commuting options, the Wenatchee Valley Bicycle Master Plan, local businesses and more. Starting and finishing at Saddlerock Pub and Brewery, participants will be given a goodie-filled swag bag AND a $5 off the Wenatchee Pizza during the post-ride celebration. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Apr
19
9:00 AM09:00

Flywheel Investment Conference

At the Flywheel Investment Conference, entrepreneurs, investors, and community members come together to cultivate momentum for growing companies. The conference is a full-day event and includes educational seminars, speaker panels, an investment competition, and resources from professional service providers.

During the conference, Howard Wright, chairman and founder of Seattle Hospitality Group, and Diane Fraiman, partner at Voyager Capital, will be featured in an exclusive “fireside chat”. These leaders from their respective fields will engage in a dynamic conversation on how communities in the Pacific Northwest have driven community investment and engagement to support growing companies. In addition to hearing from Mr. Wright and Ms. Fraiman, attendees will have the chance to hear and connect with leaders in entrepreneurship and technology from across the PNW.

Another highlight of the conference is the company competition, where 6-8 Washington companies will pitch and compete for a $100k investment award. The public is invited to attend this full-day event to learn, connect, and get inspired.

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Jan
19
to Feb 14

Junior Royalty

Information will be sent via-mail to all 5th grade girls in the Wenatchee & E. Wenatchee public school districts. There will also be forms available at each school including all private schools and here on our web-site by January 19, 2018.

Sponsored by Dr. Cara Schroeder Children's Dentistry

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Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

Candidate's Reception

Please join us for the introduction of our Top 10 Royalty Candidates. This is a fun evening to come and cheer on your favorite candidate. Doors open at 6:30pm. The announcement of the Top 10 will be held Wednesday January 10th, 6:00 pm at the Wenatchee PAC

2018 Candidates to be announced

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