Green Bluff Apple Festival

Boy holding a pumpkin

Green Bluff Growers just outside Spokane, Washington is the perfect place to be all autumn! Whether you want to pick apples during the Apple Festival (now through Oct. 25th), mull cider, choose pumpkins, or sample a complete fall bounty, you can do it all at Green Bluff¦and all amid a fun, festival atmosphere. From the official website: The farms offer a wide variety of fruits and vegetables either picked or U-Pick. There are also unique items such as a winery, antiques, an alpaca ranch, a landscape nursery, U-Pick lavender, homemade Italian food and U-Cut Christmas Trees.

One of Green Bluff's youngest fans.

One of Green Bluff's youngest fans.

Now open seven days a week for the fall season, Green Bluff has a network of over 30 farms to visit, all located within a few miles of each other. Weekends are busiest, obviously, but also sport the most events and recreation, such a bounce houses and pony rides for the kids at many locations. If you know what you want to bring home with you, check the fruit and vegetable calendar to see what will be ripe when.

Date last visited: 2001…it’s been too long!

Distance off the interstate: Just off Highway 2, thirty minutes from downtown Spokane (I-90).

Hours and Admission Prices: Most farms are free admission, and produce prices vary. Average prices for a pound of apples is

Bathrooms: At most farm locations.

Food Services: Each farm has its own options. At most, you’ll find carnival-type foods such as hot dogs, corn dogs, and ice cream. At some, fresh pies, pastries, and homemade meals are on offer.

Website: Official website: www.greenbluffgrowers.com. With over 30 farms in the area, be sure to check out their grower’s map to locate the farms you want to visit. Another useful site: http://www.essential-spokane-guide.com/green-bluff.html

Directions: Green Bluff is located about 15 minutes north of Spokane and is nestled at the foothills of Mt. Spokane. It is divided into two loops of farms, the East and the West. From Highway 2 (Newport Highway), take E. Day Mt. Spokane Road, and follow the Green Bluff signs.
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Amy Whitley AUTHOR: Amy Whitley is the founding editor of Pit Stops for Kids and content editor of Trekaroo. She writes on staff monthly as a family travel expert at Go Green Travel Green and Practical Travel Gear, and contributes to Outdoors NW as an outdoor adventure traveler. Find Amy at Google.

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  1. Diana says:

    Amy, thanks for stopping by our Green Family Friday round-up this weekend!

    Green Bluff sounds like a blast — I wish we lived closer! :)

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