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Fort Ross Harvest Festival

October 18, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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’s Women’s Ensembles andRussia 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.

Harvest Activities

We invite you to join us at Fort Ross Harvest Festival, generously underwritten by Chevron, Transneft, and Sovcomflot. In addition to the spectacular Fort Ross-Seaview Wine Tasting and 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,
  • 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,
  • Alaska Native demonstrate their crafts,
  • Historic Russian crafts, cannon firing, communal dances.

Special Event Fees

  • Harvest Special Event Fee: $20 per car (includes $8 State Parks fee).
  • Special event bus fee for small capacity (24 person or fewer) bus: $100.
  • Special event bus fee for large capacity (greater than 24 person) bus: $225

If you’d like to volunteer at the festival, email us at – four hours of volunteering gets you free admission to the Harvest Festival.
California State Parks supports equal access. Prior to arrival, visitors with disabilities who need assistance should contact (707) 847-3437.
Questions? Email us at, call us at 707/847-3437.


October 18, 2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fort Ross Conservancy


Fort Ross State Historic Park
19005 Coast Hwy
Jenner, CA 95450 United States
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(707) 847-3437
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