2019 Apple Blossom Festival Celebrating the KenTaco Derby

and Our Own Fancy Hat Competition(s)

WHO: Apple Lane Orchards and Julian Hard Cider Teaming Together

  • WHAT: The KenTaco Derby (With Apologies to the Kentucky Derby) and ALO Fancy Hat Contest

  • WHEN: May 4th, 2019, Doors open at 11:30 and close at 5:00 PM

  • WHERE: Apple Lane Orchards, 2641 Apple Lane, Julian, CA 92036

  • WHY: Because Exciting Events, Fun Competitions and Games, and Great Food and Drink are ALWAYS a good idea!

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    Get in Touch With Us

    You CAN register right now by e-mail. We only have 250 spots available. Fill out the following Contact Form to Register and secure your place on May 4th, at the Apple Lane Orchards in Julian, 2019 Apple Blossom Festival, which this year is our Zany, Crazy, and VERY VERY Fun KenTaco Derby!

    How many Adults (over 21) are in your Party?

    12 + 13 =

    The 2019 Apple Blossom Festival, KenTaco Fiesta, AND ALO Fancy Hat Competition Schedule

    11:30 Pm
    Doors Open

     

    Come in. Welcome to Apple Lane Orchards. Feel free to walk around. Be certain you are registered and have a Mint Julian ticket and a thoroughbred racehorse name ticket. Visit the Farmhouse Store. Play a game or two of Corn Hole. Savor the Apple Blossoms. The excitement is starting to build. The fun and games, the food, the refreshing drink, and the Race.

    11:40 to 2:00

     

    Welcome

    With Keith and Priscilla Webb

     

    Register, Compete, and Look Around.

    12:00 to 3:00
     
    Register for Fancy Hat Competition

     

    This year’s competition includes first, second, and third place in three categories.
    1. Most Stylish Hat Competition (Any Gender Adult).
    2. Most Beautiful Hat Competition (Adult Female).
    3. Most Flambuoyant Hat Competition (Adult Female).
    Each 1st Place wins $100 Winners Circle Check! Each 2nd Place wins Case of Julian Hard Cider. Each 3rd Place wins 1 Gallon of Apple Lane Orchard’s fresh squeezed Soft Apple Cider.

    12:00 to 3:00Pm
    KenTaco Derby Fiesta

    Lunch For a Moderate Fee

    KenTaco Derby Fiesta (Food Description). Everyone over 21 may sample our newly developed Special KenTaco Mint Julian (Drink). The Olde Julian Farmhouse will have for sale our normal soft apple cider, and Julian’s own Julian Hard Cider variety of flavors, and. of course, Mint Julian drinks. Bottled water will also be available at a moderate price.

    1:30 to 2:30 pm
    Fancy Hat Competition and Judging

    With Steve Gannon, Thomas Hensley, and TBD

    This year’s competition includes first, second, and third place in three categories.

    NOTE: All Prizes are given through the generosity of the Apple Lane Orchard Property Owners. No participant is entitled to any prize, award, or compensation (other than those awarded by the judges). No relative of the owners or judges may receive any of the identified prizes. ALL Judging and decisions are Final and may not be appealed!

    1. Most Stylish Hat Competition (Any Gender Adult). This competition is open to any-gender adult (over 21). Most Stylin’ Hat will be judged on the hat’s novelty (1-10 Points), the hat’s appropriate style for event (1-10 Points), the hat’s match of the contestent’s other clothes (1-10 Points), the hat’s color (1-10 Points), and the hat’s overall attractiveness on the wearer (1-10 Points).

    2. Most Beautiful Hat Competition (Adult Female). This competition is open to female adults (over 21). Most Beautiful Hat will be judged on the hat’s stand alone overall beauty (1-10 Points), the hat’s appropriate style for this event (1-10 Points), the hat’s variety and choice of color(s) (1-10 Points), the hat’s variety and choice of design, shape, and texture (1-10 Points), and the hat’s unique attractiveness when worn (1-10 Points).

    3. Most Flambuoyant Hat Competition (Adult Female). This competition is open to female adults (over 21). Most Flambuoyant Hat will be judged on the hat’s outrageous flambouyant design (1-10 Points), the hat’s overall message, purpose, and utility (1-10 Points), the hat’s unique size and shape (1-10 Points), the hat’s unique variety in one-of-a-kind design (1-10 Points), the hat’s variety and choice of materials, shape, color, and texture (1-10 Points).

    Each 1st Place in the above three categories wins $100 Winners Circle Check! Each 2nd Place wins a Case of Julian Hard Cider! Each 3rd Place wins 1 Gallon of Apple Lane Orchard’s fresh squeezed Soft Apple Cider.

    2:30 to 3:00 PM
    Other Great Competitions and Prizes

    Everyone will get a chance to play their registration ticket and root for their identified horse (as written on the ticket). Each Race Winner will be awarded a Gallon, Half Gallon, Quart, or Pint of Apple Lane Orchards soft Apple Cider depending upon their horse’s odds (as identified on their registration ticket). Enjoy playing Corn Hole, and Face Painting. Try our NEW Mint Julian Hard Cider drink, many flavors of Julian Hard Cider, and soft Apple Cider Refreshment. Visit the Gift Shop.

    3:00 PM
    Watch Kentucky Derby in the Olde Julian Farmhouse Store

     

    Kentucky Derby Thoroughbred Horserace on Wide Screen TV in the Julian Farmhouse Store. Don’t forget to check your registration ticket to verify the horse you’re rooting for. If your horse wins, you win a valuable soft cider prize depending on horse’s odds of winning

    5:00 PM
    ALO Event Ends and Gates Close

     

    Be sure to pick up your prizes as you leave. Thank you for attending our Apple Lane Orchards 2019 Apple Blossom Festival. Drive patiently and carefully. And definitely please use a designated driver or use an Uber Driver if you have had anything at all (alchoholic) to drink.

    Where It’s At

    IMPORTANT NOTE: LADIES PLEASE WEAR FLATS NOT HEELS!

    You can map quest Apple Lane Orchard at 2641 Apple Lane, Julian, CA 92036, but these directions are better. My cell number is 619-455-7019.

    Take HWY 67 from El Cajon (or HWY 78 from San Diego North Coastal) through Ramona which then becomes Highway 78 East to Julian. At Julian, Highway 78 dead ends but continues to the right (EAST which is also main street Julian). At this point you are roughly 5 blocks away.

    Continue on Highway 78 East (You will pass the Julian Post Office on the right then the Julian Library and High School on the left. When you see the Julian High School track and football field on the left, you will see a roughly five foot Apple Lane Orchards sign on the right at a dirt road intersection (this is Apple Lane). Turn right and drive to the top of the first hill and there will be a gated entryway to Apple Lane Orchards on your left.

    Park on Apple Lane (Dirt Road) or at the school and from the gate walk 75 yards to the bottom of the orchard. You will see the cider processing facility in front of you. NOW the fun begins!

    Directions to Apple Lane Orchards

    About Apple Lane Orchards

    Welcome to Apple Lane Orchards—Julian’s only USDA approved wholesale apple cider processor and Southern California wholesale apple cider distributor. Apple Lane Orchards employees gather apples from many orchards, but all of their apples rival the very best apples grown anywhere. All apples are harvested from orchard trees, collected, cleaned, and stored, as if politely waiting their turn to be tasted—by you and me.