Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Julian: Julian Apple Days – Let Them Eat Pie

Fall is the season for apples and there’s no better place to enjoy them than Julian, the historic mining town famous for the fruit. Located in the Cuyamaca Mountains an hour east of San Diego, the rustic village salutes its award winning Julian apple with its annual Apple Days celebration now through November 15, 2010. The wooden sidewalks will be lined with visitors browsing the cafes, shops and eateries in search of the perfect apple delight. You’ll find gourmet candy apples, apple cider, tarts, fritters, jams, and jellies and of course, homemade apple pies – all with fruit from local orchards.

As part of the Apple Days celebration, the entire family can enjoy two days of fun at the Apple Days Festival October 2nd & 3rd at the Menghini Winery in Julian. The event will feature apple displays, carnival games, a beer and wine garden, food and merchandise vendors, a pie eating contest, live music and more. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children ages 12 and under.

Julian is a delightful place to visit year round, but especially enchanting during Apple Days when hillsides and tree lined roads are ablaze with the colors of autumn. It’s the perfect “Sunday drive” destination – scenic, relaxing, artful and historic.

Be prepared for crowds, especially on weekends during apple season, but don’t let that deter you. There’s plenty of pie to go around. Just follow the aroma of apples and cinnamon to lead you to a welcoming slice.

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  1. Sounds like wonderful place for an urbanite like me!

  2. Ummm, love the Apple Festivals. Ours is just starting too. Its in Apple Hill and a gazillion people converge on all the little orchards to eat and enjoy.

  3. my sister lives in Lemon Grove. maybe I'll do this one day.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. We have apples near here, as well, and the festivities are just kicking into high gear!

  5. I love apples. Here, we have what is called "Simla Apple" very sweet.

  6. I love appels of all kind, and eat a lot of them at least 3 per day !

  7. I may have to head south to savor apples - heard today that almost all of our apples (northern end of Sacto River Valley) were lost due to a late Spring frost.

    Let's celebrate the beginning of Fall!