The annual Apple Day end of season celebration at The Grist Mill in Keremeos goes this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The apple pie judging begins at 2 pm with apple pie sales at 3 p.m. Entries are due at the Apple Pie Baking Contest Booth by The Tea Room Gift Shop no later that 1 p.m. on Sunday.
The water drop onto the old mill wheel is in working order so that Apple Day visitors will be able to see the 1887 water driven mill in action. There will also be a demonstration of the old apple press, a guess the number of apples in the barrel contest and an apple race from the mill bridge to the garden bridge.
Old time, contemporary and traditional music will also be part of Apple Day. An open mike invites those on stage with a song or tune to share.
Residents and growers with interesting apple varieties are invited to bring them to the mill on Apple Day for tasting and discussion.
If you have varieties of heritage apples that you would care to sell to Apple Day visitors, contact Dave at 250-499-5417 and space will be afforded. Apple vendors are asked to share their proceeds with The Grist Mill Heritage Club.
There will be beverages and baked good and luncheon fare from the Grist Mill Tea Room. The Grist Mill Heritage Club will offer smokies and burgers with trimmings in the garden by the old mill wheel.
Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and children under five years are admitted free. A few volunteers are still needed to help make the day a bigger success. Call 250-499-5417 if you would like to join the volunteer crew.