Grist Mill wraps up season with Apple Day

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

  • Oct. 2, 2012 4:00 p.m.
Jim Millar gives an apple ppress demonstration at last year's Apple Day celebrations at The Grist Mill.

Jim Millar gives an apple ppress demonstration at last year's Apple Day celebrations at The Grist Mill.

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.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Crystal Johns used her lunch break to film her audition video for the Vancouver Canucks.
VIDEO: Former Vees anthem singer wants to bring her voice to the Canucks

Crystal Johns made her audition tape during a lunch break

The Village of Keremeos is preparing to open up the village to in-province travellers as the province enters Phase 3 of its reopening plan. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Electric vehicle use continues to rise in Keremeos

August saw 147 vehicles for the peak of the year

Four staff members at the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen were self-isolating on March 19. The regional district is also considering whether to continue keeping its doors open to the public. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Feedback wanted on plan to make West Bench age-friendly

Some 43 per cent of West Bench residents are over the age of 55

The Okanagan Regional Library is holding a pair of online contests for its young readers. (File photo)
Okanagan Regional Library challenges young readers

Pair of contests online aimed at kids aged up to 18

Penticton Real Canadian Superstore
New COVID case at Penticton Superstore

The last day the employee worked was Jan. 21

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sits in on a COVID-19 briefing with Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, B.C. minister of health. (Birinder Narang/Twitter)
PHOTOS: Bernie Sanders visits B.C. landmarks through the magic of photo editing

Residents jump on viral trend of photoshopping U.S. senator into images

Auldin Maxwell stacks the 693rd block on the top of record-breaking Jenga tower on Nov. 29. (Submitted)
Salmon Arm boy rests world-record attempt on single Jenga brick

Auldin Maxwell, 12, is now officially a Guinness world record holder.

A woman injects herself with crack cocaine at a supervised consumption site Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Drug users at greater risk of dying as services scale back in second wave of COVID-19

It pins the blame largely on a lack of supports, a corrupted drug supply

A Dodge Ram pickup similar to this one was involved in a hit-and-run in Lake Country on Saturday, Jan. 16. (Crime Stoppers photo)
Stolen truck involved in Okanagan hit-and-run

Incident happened on Highway 97 in Lake Country just before 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16

Wet’suwet’en supporters and Coastal GasLink opponents continue to protest outside the B.C. Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, February 27, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
‘We’re still in it’: Wet’suwet’en push forward on rights recognition

The 670-km Coastal GasLink pipeline was approved by B.C. and 20 elected First Nations councils on its path

Kelowna Fire Department. (FILE)
Early morning downtown Kelowna dumpster fire deemed suspicious

RCMP and the Kelowna Fire Department will conduct investigations into the cause of the blaze

Jennifer Cochrane, a Public Health Nurse with Prairie Mountain Health in Virden, administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Robert Farquhar with Westman Regional Laboratory, during the first day of immunizations at the Brandon COVID-19 vaccination supersite in Brandon, Man., on Monday, January 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tim Smith - POOL
Top doctor urges Canadians to keep up with COVID measures, even as vaccines roll out

More than 776,606 vaccines have been administered so far

From the left: Midway RCMP Csts. Jonathan Stermscheg and Chris Hansen, Public Servant Leanne Mclaren and Cpl. Phil Peters. Pictured in the front are Mclaren’s dog, Lincoln and Peters’ dog, Angel. Photo courtesy of BC RCMP
B.C. Mounties commended for bringing firewood to elderly woman

Cpl. Phil Peters said he and detachment members acted after the woman’s husband went to hospital

Dr. Jerome Leis and Dr. Lynfa Stroud are pictured at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on Thursday, January 21, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
‘It wasn’t called COVID at the time:’ One year since Canada’s first COVID-19 case

The 56-year-old man was admitted to Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Most Read