Monday, September 8, 2014

Garin Park Apple Festival- old fashioned apple fun!

We had a great time at the Garin Park Apple Festival on September 6th.  Highlights included a tour of the apple orchard, tasting antique apples, eating home-made ice cream and fudge, trying out stilts, and playing tug-of-war.

Garin Park is in the East Bay Hills above Hayward.  The apple orchard there includes apple trees of all sorts -- "ancient apples" that you typically do not find in any grocery store.  The tasting at the festival included roughly 24 different types of ancient apples.  Flavors ran from very tart to very sweet, and everything in between.

Blacksmith at work:

Dogs welcome:

 Pulley versus block-and-tackle system:

Band with Fiddle:

Block and tackle:

 Horse saddle:

Outside the barn:

 The barn:

Dogs allowed on leash:

The very dry but beautiful hills:

 Antique apple tasting:

Touring the orchard:

 Cow-milking simulation:

Looking down from the hills:

Using an old scrubbing board:

 Sack racing:



Garin Apple Festival
September 2014
Garin Park
Hayward, CA 

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