Sammamish Valley Fall Harvest Celebration
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, September 25-27, 2020
Celebrate the season by exploring the beautiful Sammamish Valley during the annual Fall Harvest Celebration. Visit farms and businesses to enjoy food and farm demonstrations; take a class; chat with a farmer; enjoy farm inspired art. You’ll find a variety of activities that celebrate the fall: learn about local farms; sample freshly pressed apple cider; taste farm-fresh food and local wine; dig in some soil and take a walk in a peaceful farm field.
Each location will have its own schedule of events during the Valley celebration. All ages are welcome and most activities are free. Click on the links below for more information and individual schedules on what’s happening throughout the weekend at each farm and business.
2019 Participating locations.
Please check back for updates for our 2020 events.
Autumn on the Farm
13701 NE 171st St,
Saturday, September 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Join us as we celebrate the fall harvest with our friends and farms throughout the Sammamish Valley. There’s a full day of activities for all ages. The Crop Walk for Hunger begins at 9 a.m. All day activities: Woodinville Arts Alliance Teen Art Show, Visiting Mini Pigs from Dragonfly Farm, Sammamish Valley Grange & SV Alliance BEEvesting activities (kid-friendly); 11 a.m. Farm Walk; 1:30 p.m. Make Your Own Perfume Class (fee, register in advance); Time TBD, Moon on the Farm Herbal Walk. Farm Market also open Friday, Sept. 27, 11-6. See website for details.
Annual Crop Hunger Walk
21 Acres, 13701 NE 171st St.
Saturday, September 28, registration 8:30 a.m., walk begins 9 a.m. The fifth annual Walk is a three mile loop beginning and ending at 21 Acres. Raise funds to relieve hunger in our community and abroad; contributions are voluntary. A portion of the funds benefit local Farms For Life and YMCA’s Hunger Initiatives-Totes to Go Program
U-Pick Apples at NW Bloom Farm
15410 NE 124th St. Redmond
Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Join us for the quintessential fall fun of picking your own apples from a mature orchard! Boasting 5 varieties, William’s Pride, Liberty, Spartan, Jonagold and Golden Russets, we’ve got apples for every recipe, though available varieties will depend on ripening. We provide 5 gallon buckets for picking, pricing is $15/5 gal, but please make sure to bring your own bags/boxes/totes to take your haul home.
See a 100-year old cider press at work.
13404 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE
See a century-old cider press, enjoy fresh-pressed varietal ciders, and shop the 90-year old barn store for apple butter, applesauce, apple chips, Blue Cottage jams, local honey, local eggs, fine chocolates, and many more local, farm fresh products. Fridays 3:30-6:30 P.M. Saturdays 10-5:00 P.M. Sundays noon-5:00 P.M
Farm Walk, Cider Press & BEEvesting
16215 140th Place NE –Grange Garden
Sammamish River Trail Access
Saturday, September 28, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. See a 100 year-old cider press in action. Get current information on the weekend celebration, the Grange and SVA. Come bee happy with us! Learn about bees and pollinators and kids can make a craft and play bee-friendly games. Walk the 21Acres farm trail to the Viva/SAgE Collaborative & Incubator Farms. Learn about local farm history and our Valley’s agricultural heritage with Grange members. Find out more about how you can support the farms in the Sammamish Valley.
Fall Farm Tour
14017 NE 124th St. Redmond
Friday, September 27, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn more about using compost in agriculture and see firsthand how the valuable resources recycled every day can be used to grow healthy food for the community we live in. Farm Stand open Saturday, September 28, 10-4. Check website for updated info.
Annual Cider Pressing Celebration
16215 140th Place NE
Enjoy the freshest cider possible at Tonnemaker’s annual cider pressing on Sunday, Sept 29 from noon to 4:00 p.m. Wash, chop and press organic apples into cider. Free for ages 1-13 and $5.00 for 13 & above. Samples will be offered, if you would like more, a glass of cider will be available for $1.00. If you bring your own jug fill it for free. We have empty cider jugs available for $10.00. Visit our farm stand and U-Pick flower fields. Farm tours will be available at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Check website or call for updated info.
16215 140th Place NE
Friday-Sunday, September 27-29, 11 a.m.-3 p.m, self-guided walking tours. Sunday, September 29, 11-3, meet farmer Adelaide, Alki Market Garden. Come see how farm incubators provide land and other the critical resources for the next generation of farm and food businesses. Learn about the educational partnerships and sustainable growing methods practiced by these local farmers and students.
Closing Day / Farm to Table Lunch
13680 NE 175th St