Now in its 43rd year, the Gravenstein Apple Fair continues the tradition of celebrating and exhibiting Sonoma County’s treasured Gravenstein apple, combined with fantastic live music on two stages, arts & crafts vendors, excellent local food, wine, cider and beer, chef’s tent, Artisan Tasting Lounge, Do-It-Yourself Arena, Life on the Farm Arena, and of course, those famous heirloom Gravenstein apples! Visitors experience the feeling of an old time country get-together. They can throw darts at apples, ride in a wagon pulled by plow horses, shop the local artisan booths for handmade jewelry, clothing, pottery and gourmet goodies.
The best part? All entertainment and most activities are free with admission.
The Children’s Corner is an integral part of the fair that children look forward to year after year. There are live music sing-alongs, circus performers, puppet shows, storytelling, and ongoing arts & crafts activities for kids in a shady, nurturing environment. Schulz Museum will also be on site both days, offering Peanuts… Naturally, an interactive exhibit with hands-on art and science activity stations.
Kids love playing in the hay maze, visiting animals at the Life on the Farm Arena, chasing giant bubbles, hula hooping, and being awed by the stilt walkers. They’ll also enjoy performances each afternoon by Summerfield School and Farm’s “Circus Waldissima” (the locally acclaimed youth circus inspired by Waldorf Education).
And then there are the old-timey apple-themed contests (apple pie eating, apple juggling, caramel apple eating). Sign-ups are on a first come, first serve basis at the Information Booth. Budding junior chefs can enter the Pie Baking contest sponsored by the Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce. Entry forms are available on the Gravenstein Apple Fair website and at the Chamber of Commerce in downtown Sebastopol.
Check out this fun VIDEO from the Gravenstein Apple Fair to see what's in store for your family! Visit the Gravenstein Apple Fair website at www.gravensteinapplefair.com for the full schedule of all fair events and music, and to buy tickets.
The Gravenstein Apple Fair is produced as Sonoma County Farm Trails’ primary annual fundraiser. All proceeds fund efforts to support sustainable agriculture in Sonoma County.
See you there!
Fair Dates and Hours :
Saturday, August 13 – 10am until 6pm
Sunday, August 14 – 10am until 6pm
Purchase advanced discounted tickets at http://www.gravensteinapplefair.com/#tix Harmony Farm Supply in Sebastopol, at all Oliver’s Markets (Cotati, Montecito, Stony Point, & Windsor), and at all Copperfield’s Bookstores (Calistoga, Healdsburg, Napa, Novato, Petaluma, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol), and through our office.
On Site Admission :
Adults (ages 13 and over) $15
Seniors and Veterans $12
Adults who cycle to the fair $10
Children (ages 6 to 12) $10
Kids 5 and under are FREE
Premium on-site parking is available at Ragle Ranch Regional Park for $5/day. Cyclists receive a discounted admission price. Free shuttle buses will run regularly between two (free) satellite parking locations:
~ Holy Ghost Hall @ 7960 Mill Station Rd
~ O’Reilly Media @ 1005 Gravenstein Hwy North/ Hwy 116