Fort Ross
Fort Ross Harvest Festival 2021

Fort Ross Harvest Festival 2021

Fort Ross Harvest Festival

Saturday October 16th, Fort Ross State Historic Park

10am – 3pm


Happy Fall! What better time to announce we will be hosting Fort Ross Harvest Festival than as we feel the crispness of autumn. It has been two years since we welcomed you to this event and we have missed you all! 


Join us in the historic orchard for a safe and joyful reunion for Fort Ross Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 16, 2021. 


Our dear friends from Russian House Kedry will tantalize your eyes and ears with their enchanting traditional Russian songs and dances. Join in!


As the health and happiness of our visitors are paramount, this will be a low key version of our usual Harvest Festival celebration. We will not be organizing pumpkin carving, apple painting, or apple juicing this year due to the close proximity these activities require. 


Approximate times, this is a free flowing event:

  • Apple Picking - All day or until the fruit has been picked  
  • 10:30am to 11:30am - Russian House Kedry Song and Dance in the Orchard 
  • Around 11:00am - Interpretive Talk in the Historic Orchard
  • 1:00pm - Slavitza Folk Song & Dance in the fort compound


Pack a picnic, bring an empty bag to collect fruit, and help us harvest the bounty of the orchard. We encourage gentle harvest of all the fruit found in the orchard. 

Bake a pie and tag us @fortrossconservancy with the result! We’d love to see what you do with these beautiful fruits. 


Bring a hat and wear layers - weather on the coast can change quickly. We will not have a shuttle this year so please park at the main parking lot and walk up to the orchard. If you have an ADA placard you can park across from the orchard.  And you may drive to the orchard to drop members of your group off who may not be able to walk up to the orchard, but cars without ADA placards must park in the main Fort Ross parking lot.


This event is free. California State Parks $10/car parking fees apply


Call or email us for more information (707) 847-3437