I have "advertised" for our Harvest Fest before.....and truthfully, I don't know that anyone yet has come all the way from Portland for just this fest....but let me do so again.
Directions on our website www.pipersorchard.org
Info on the fest http://pipersorchard.org/category/festival-of-fruit/
Dr. Rob Norton will be a pie judge. Entries need to be there by 10 (or 10:30 a.m) Judging at noon.
Bev Gerdeman, an expert on spotted wing drosophilia will be our featured speaker and talking about backyard pests in general at 10 a.m.
Orchard tour at 1 p.m. I will expect to be demonstrating an apple bagging device I purchased from a private individual in China. They are plastic bags that I can put on by machine on the tree. Theoretically it should be faster but I never mastered mine. I am still using foot sox, but I have not been putting on the kaolin clay right....or something.....because in a high codling moth population, I am getting more and more frustrated with the footies and getting more "sold" on the idea of going back to #2 bleached paper bags......or the clear Ziploc bag (good if you have a relatively dry summer)....anyway, maybe a separate thread for that subject.