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Fort Ross Harvest Festival

  • Fort Ross State Historic Park 19005 Coast Highway Jenner, CA, 95450 United States (map)

Fort Ross Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 17, 10:00AM-5:00PM
Fort Ross State Historic Park, 19005 Coast Highway, Jenner
$20 per car includes $8 State Parks fee


Harvest is the time to enjoy Autumn's fresh air with friends and family, acknowledging all that the seasons provide us. Harvest Festival starts out with a morning of gentle apple picking in the historic orchard, where we'll harvest fruit while enjoying the Eastern European harmonies of Kitka Women's Ensemble and Russian House Kedry. The celebration then moves to the historic Fort Ross compound, where we'll enjoy the old-world charm of the 19th century Russian settlement.

In addition to the spectacular Fort Ross-Seaview Wine Tasting and Grand Luncheon, the day offers a wide variety of activities suitable for all ages:

Song, dance, and gentle apple harvesting in the historic orchard

Horse and buggy ride

Interpretive talks by dedicated experts on the historic orchard, replica windmill, and the Alaskan marine history at Ross

Working demonstration of replica Russian-style windmill

Demonstration boat build of a traditional nigilax, an open kayak used by the Alaska Natives at Fort Ross

Food trucks with delicious seasonal fare for sale

Local samples of heirloom apples, apple cider, apple baked goods, Sonoma cheese, and more

Su Nu Nu Shinal Kashia Pomo dances

Lovely Eastern European harmonies of Kitka Women's Ensemble

Russian House Kedry demonstrating old world Russian cooking, song, and dance

Alaska Native demonstrate their crafts

Historic Russian crafts, cannon firing, communal dances.

Earlier Event: October 17
Earth Energy Walk
Later Event: October 17
Oktoberfest at Forest Home Farm