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Washington Fruit Place Visitors Center Cherry Festival
Washington Fruit Place Visitors Center
Sarg Hubbard Park
105 South 18 Street
Yakima, Washington 98901
Voice: 509-865-4510

Visitors had a nice day to eat cherries and let the children play while sitting back and listening to good music. This event was well planned making it a very enjoyable day.

The Northwest Cherry Growers Association brought some great cherries to be tasted. Several of the varieties were still experimental. The visitors tasted the cherries then voted on their favorite. They had the following cherries to be voted on.

  • Bing
  • 7144-11's
  • Cashmiers
  • Rainiers
  • Tietons


  • Glaciers
  • Columbias


Horsely Orchards was on hand with some of their Bing cherries they had just picked. You could purchase some of the cherries for $1.99 a pound.

Volunteers from the Washington's Fruit Place Visitors Center handed out Cherry juice donated by Tree Top. And if you were a chocolate lover they double dipped cherries just for you.

Gymnastics Plus brought the kids castle and dragon. The kids loved them, running back and forth from one to the other.

Riverside Christian School was on hand to help their school raise money.

  • Cheerleaders
    With desserts
  • Sr. Class
    With espresso
  • Jr. Class
    With hot dogs

The Flying Hat Ranch brought ponies for the children to ride. The line seemed to grow and grow. It was a big hit with the kids.

Washington Women for Agriculture was on hand to help teach kids farm safety. This is a very important role to help prevent our children being hurt or killed in farming accidents.

The Blue Tropics played music for the visitors. The name tells the sound of the music. It seemed like you must have been in Jamaica, man. They where very good.

Sandy Kallenberger from Orchard Prop Creations had some of her custom wood work to sell.

Giggles the Clown entertained the kids young and old.



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