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Apple Festival

September 30, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Gibbs Farm Apple Festival is back this year on September 30th from 10-2, this all ages fall celebration has something for the whole family!

Visitors can tour the orchard, learn apple facts, try their hand at cider pressing and sample apples not often seen in the grocery store or farmer’s market. Our Heritage Orchard has about 30 types of apples including heirloom and UofM developed varieties. We will have several “apple tasting flights” to help you experience these special fruits!

Several of our partners will be helping us take advantage of the season:

Music by Light of the Moon,

Face Painting with Barbara from Rainbow Party Arts,

Native Seed Cleaning with MN Seed,

Woodblock Prints with Peggy Stern

Dakota language books will be for sale by Dakhóta Iápi Okhódakičhiye including books illustrated and translated by Katie Bendickson.

Solar observing with our neighbors at the Bell Museum

Patricia Bauer and Dave Geister will share their newest book Making Minnesota and lead a seed art activity.

Plus Apple Treats and other activities including: Historic Farmhouse Tours, pioneer play kitchen, apple games, seed art and a prairie scavenger hunt.

Feel free to bring your own snack or lunch to enjoy. All treats, tours and activities are included in the admission price. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors (62+), $5 for children 4-16, free for children 3 and under. RCHS Members visit Gibbs Farm for free!


September 30, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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