About the time the leaves begin to change color, it's time to celebrate the abundance of apples and pears. We're always well-supplied with a large variety of apples and pears to taste and purchase by the pound, as many as 60 different varieties in all!
Tasting lines, as well as our fresh-pressed cider demonstration and tasting, will be open during all six days of this free event.
A special thanks to our sponsors
Food Drive Benefitting the Oregon Food Bank!
Please bring your donations of non-perishable food items to 5050 SE Stark. Bins will be up October 10-24.
11th Annual Scarecrow Contest
- 1st Prize: A $100.00 Portland Nursery Gift Card.
- 2nd Prize: A $75.00 Portland Nursery Gift Card.
- 3rd Prize: A $50.00 Portland Nursery Gift Card.
- All entrants receive a free 5lb. bag of apples.
Help us pick the winner - Vote October 13-20
Winners announced October 21 and are notified by phone.
Pick up an entry form at the Stark Street Info desk or
Download your Scarecrow Contest Entry Form here.
Friday, October 20 is Field Trip Day for public school kids. Our Kid's Tent is CLOSED and we have planned activities for field trip groups. For groups larger than 10 please call ahead to schedule a field trip time.
Slots fill quickly so do not delay!
Special mid-week event: Elder Day
Elder Day is Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1:00-3:00 pm
A portion of the sales of apples and pears will once again go to help support the fine work by Elders in Action.
Music to dance to both weekends!
All vendors will be on site Saturday and Sunday of both weekends. A limited number of vendors on site Fridays.
Tasting & Buying Guides
We’ve created some handy guides to the apples available at Apple Tasting this year. Download and bring them as a guide
to tasting and buying!
PLEASE NOTE: This is our best prediction of the apple supply. Often we sell out early on some varieties or some varieties fail to reach us as planned.
Apple & Pear Recipes
We have a number of Apple and Pear recipes generously provided by Chef Dan Brophy and staff from the Oregon Culinary Institute.