Fort Ross Harvest Festival 2018

Saturday October 13th, Fort Ross State Historic Park
10am – 3pm

Harvest is the time to enjoy autumn’s fresh air with friends and family, acknowledging all that the seasons provide us. Please join us!

  • Apple and pear picking in the historic orchard
  • Russian group Kedry and their families in traditional costume singing and performing seasonal games.
  • Juicing the apples. Store bought apple juice will be served
  • Kids games, seasonal food samples
  • 11:30am – Interpretive tour of San Andreas Fault and Spyra Redwood Grove (25 minutes, easy walking)
  • 12:10pm – Interpretive talk about the historic orchard highlighting the first grapes grown in Sonoma county, the Russian-era cherry trees that still survive, and the expanded orchard developed during the ranch era (15 minutes, in the orchard)
  • 12:20pm – Fort Ross Choir
  • 2:00pm – Windmill demo and interpretive talk

This is a free event. Regular CSP kiosk fees of $8/car apply.

Optional Family Style Lunch at Fort Ross Orchard

We invite the local residents to join Fort Ross Conservancy and guests for an optional luncheon in the historic orchard from 12:30 – 2pm. Advanced ticket purchase required – details at


Photos by Grace O’Malley.