Apple Family Reunion!!!

**UPDATE**

OFFICIAL SCHEDULE AND MEET UP POINTS!

Alright every Pony here it goes!

11am: meet at Boa Vista Orchards  Here we will have lunch (either bring one or you can buy lunch there.) we will bee meeting at the BoaVista Arch sign (picture is on here) this is where you can purchace apple apple baked goods and the addicting apple cider (i will personally be buying 6 gallons)

12:30/1pm we will be walking (short distance) to Pine O' mine for hayrides through the orchard! there will also be crafts to be made

1:30 We will caravan/carpool up to Kids Inc, to meet the living history of Apple Hill! many of the founding familys will be there for the day

2:30 we will then head back down the hill stopping at HighHill Ranch's Fudge Factory for some amazing Candy and views. maybe we will get lucky and grab some cider shakes too!

3pm we will head back to BoaVista for final purchases and apple fritters on the back porch (wine tasting for those over 21).

From here we can part ways or meet up at the Apple Cafe on the way down the hill for dinner

 

Also for those interested I shall be spending the morning (9am) in  Placerville which is on the way to apple hill. there are many cute boutique shops, candy and toy stores and antique shops, I highly recommend checking it out as it is a charming town and on the path you will already be taking to get to the meet up

Apple hill site www.applehill.com (directions Maps and further info)

 

 

As a self proclaimed expert on apples, apple attractions, and apple tourism. I excitingly invite one and all to the annual Apple Blossom Days at Apple Hill! Details are still in their infancy but I garentee a wonderful time among friends in the magnificient blooming orchards.

Last year 6 of the top orchards participated in the festivities iclusing Kids Inc, Boa Vista, Fudge Factory Farm at High Hill, Larson Apple Barn, Jack Russle Brewery and my personal favorite Rainbow orchards! This is a festival to celebrate the great apple products of apple hill and the beauty of spring post Winter Wrap up.

 

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  • Brandon N.

    It wasn't bad, but it wasn't that good, either. Way more low-key than I thought it'd be, and the meetup ended rather abruptly (It's like when you go to the CA State Fair just to go shopping, other than visiting a petting zoo or two). However, balanced out with amazing views, great food and crazed antics on tire-swings.

    April 27, 2013

    • Brandon N.

      Sorry about being brutally honest. Just felt that way to me. :\

      April 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Last year it was a lot bigger I agree the fall will be much better lots more to do.

      April 28, 2013

  • Jason C.

    Awesome meetup, and I'll be looking forward to the next meetup as well!

    April 27, 2013

  • Jason C.

    We just arrived at Apple Hill. Look for a balloon on the way up here, that is where we are.

    April 27, 2013

    • Jason C.

      To be specific: Fluttershy hanging on a 35 MPH sign with a balloon tied to her.

      April 27, 2013

  • Ohad K.

    Driving around the area now, trying to find Mel's diner

    April 27, 2013

    • Jason C.

      We just left the area, head on up to Apple Hill now.

      April 27, 2013

  • Jason C.

    Just got into Placerville, anyone still around?

    April 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      On our way back

      April 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We're coming coming down the main road if you want to meet ua

      April 27, 2013

  • FireStreak_I

    accident just passed watt Avenue- backed up pretty bad

    April 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sacramento

      April 27, 2013

    • Ohad K.

      Damn. And I'll be passing through it soon:/

      April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anyone gets lost or late please txt me at[masked] or call for help

    April 27, 2013

  • Ohad K.

    Heading there now. It's a 2 hour drive for me but I'll try to be there as fast as I can! [masked] just in case

    April 27, 2013

  • Jason C.

    Just curious, how long will you be in Placerville Nurse?

    April 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Unr Will be going up to the orchard 1030 we will be at Plasterville at 9 let's meet infront of mels

      April 27, 2013

  • Bo F.

    Sorry guys, I won't be able to go after all. I feel really ridiculous, messing up on going to all these events. I made it to the Cherry Blossom Festival, but that was it. My sister and I are going to make sure we do some serious planning for all the upcoming ones we want to attend.

    April 27, 2013

  • Bo F.

    Does anyone with a car that'd be willing to carpool live in or close to the Concord/Walnut Creek/Pleasant Hill area? Me and my sister need a ride.

    April 25, 2013

    • Bo F.

      Oh, sorry that I messed up the Placerville part.

      April 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's fine I live close lol

      April 26, 2013

  • Eric Wu ( LyokoTravels )

    Since nopony is able to give me a ride to the meetup. In unable to go

    April 26, 2013

    • Eric Wu ( LyokoTravels )

      I'm on a strict budget so I'm not willing to pay $50 for a round trip on Amtrak

      April 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Well another time

      April 26, 2013

  • Cedric

    Guys I'm sorry something came up. I think I can't attend... Sorry RedHeart, I guess next time...

    April 26, 2013

    • Cedric

      My ridership suddenly ended so

      April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Everypony! Don't forget to bring a lunch and maybe a blanket

    April 26, 2013

  • Brandon N.

    So the Apple Cafe is in Apple Hill? Or in Placerville? I'm not getting anything for Apple Hill, but I have the Red Apple Cafe in Placerville (Writing down directions atm).

    April 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yep that's it it's a big green barn on the way up you can't miss it

      April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I so wish this was closer, sounds awesome!

    April 25, 2013

  • Patrick

    Will definitely try to be there, but once there I will most likely need to carpool. Can't even tell you how long I've been waiting for a meet up near here.

    April 22, 2013

    • Cedric

      I definitely agree Patrick, Sacramento and El Dorado needs more meetups.

      April 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can take 2 in my car comfortably. 3 if tiny

      April 24, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location from Larsons Apple Barn to Boa Vista Orchards - Apple Hill

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My parents will be joining us my mom is boarder line joining the herd

    1 · April 21, 2013

  • carlo

    Aight i'll go.

    April 21, 2013

  • FireStreak_I

    Can't wait, little more than a week now. just bought a couple bottles of Crispin hard cider and it awesome. hope to get a bottle of hard cider at the meet up plus a few regular ones too. sad tho that it looks like Larsen Apple Barn and Rainbow Orchard are not gonna be part of the festival

    April 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      screw crispin buy Angry Orchard much better trust me ive tried them all. mostly apple wine in apple hill but JaskRussle has one i believe

      April 18, 2013

    • FireStreak_I

      I was at Costco when I bought the Crispin cider, it was on sale, 4 bottles for $15. I did see Angry Orchard but it was like $35 for a case so I stuck with Crispin for now but they were pretty good. still tho can't wait to go up there, should be a really fun day.

      April 19, 2013

  • gear d.

    I'm sorry there is simply not enough apples in the itinerary for me.

    April 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm sorry I failed you so!!! Will my apple tattoos help?

      April 7, 2013

  • Nathan W.

    Hhhhmmmm I'll have to think bout this one

    March 30, 2013

  • Eric Wu ( LyokoTravels )

    APPLES!!

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there anyone going in a car within a short distance of a BART station willing to let me bum a lift with them? I'd love to go to this thing.

    March 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      What's the closest Bart to sacramento

      March 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Pittsburg. Too far away, I'm sure.

      March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I made a run to Boa Vista today for some cider and took some pictures of the apples that are starting to bloom enjoy hopefully it indices you to come the blooms will be out in force then!

    March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I want to go even more than before. It looks really pretty.

      March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was magnificient

      March 16, 2013

  • FireStreak_I

    I'll definitely go, might actually take part in the 5K run they are having but got to train up first for my stamina

    March 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Train on hills there is no flat areas

      March 15, 2013

  • Muffyn-Man

    That sounds awesome. Didn't know they held a flower festival, and Larson's is one of my favorite orchards. If I have it in my schedule, then I'll definitely go.

    March 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's only been happening 3 years but its getting bigger each year!

      March 15, 2013

  • Bo F.

    OMGASH, me and Lori love Apple Hill! :D Consider us there!

    March 14, 2013

  • Michiko N.

    Oh! This sounds amazing! We'll have to see though. I might have my license by then so I can drive (and maybe get people on the way but... I wouldn't be able to drive unless I have a 25(?) year old in the car). If I can't go by myself, then I'll probably have a parent come with me because I'm pretty sure my mom would not mind seeing something like this (and do not worry, my mother tries her best to "fit in" with people like me, good learning experience for her). And is the Cider, alcohol cider? I do not like alcohol. :P (and I'm not old enough either).

    March 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      All kinds of cider mostly just pressed unless we go to the brewery

      March 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Your mom is totally welcome it's a great expierence

      March 13, 2013

  • Robertshy S.

    This sounds like a lot of fun! I am going to keep an eye on this meet up.

    March 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's going to be awesome

      March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    That really is quite a drive but it sounds really really fun. Is it dog friendly?

    March 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I believe so I think the only rule is no dogs inside the barns, a food safety thing but in the orchards I believe it is but I can confirm maybe ill bring my dog too!

      March 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Cool, please do! I am getting a new puppy and this would be a great experience if I decide to go. It really is quite a drive for me (San Jose) but it sounds super fun.

      March 13, 2013

  • Brandon N.

    That'd be fun if I had the cash to buy all that apple goodness.

    March 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I've never been off season but in season usually $20 gets you pretty far.

      March 13, 2013

  • Brandon N.

    Putting this here as a tentative yes; not sure if I'll go or not depending on how much bits I have after the meetups in March.

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had no idea such a thing actually existed, yet it sounds pretty fun and adventurous. It's extremely far out from where I am, though, unfortunately.

    March 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awe too bad there is another one in sabastapool but apple hills is better. Ill have another meet up like this at harvest time!

      March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just received word from the committee chair on the event the shuttle will not be available but we will try to carpool. I can get a car that can seat 7+ if we squeeze in.

    March 12, 2013

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