Fall is in the air, maybe not in San Diego proper, but venture northeast for Julian’s historic Apple Days Celebration on October 6th and 7th at Menghini Winery, and you'll see proof that there are seasons in San Diego. This autumnal event features apple displays, music and dancing, an antique tractor display, children’s games and activities, gold panning demonstrations, a beer and wine garden, food and merchandise vendors, contests, and, of course, apple pie. The festival runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday.
Admission to the Apple Days Festival is $5 per day for adults with children 12 and under free of charge. The first 250 people through the gate (paid admission only) each day receive a FREE pie server. There’s plenty of free parking for the Apple Days Festival available at Menghini Winery, located at the end of Farmer Road, about 2 miles out of downtown Julian. Last year’s festival attracted over 3,000 visitors. The action won't be limited to the Winery as there will be plenty of apple admiration along Julian's main drag, too, where patrons will line up outside bakeries like the famous Mom's Pies, as people wait for a slice of the good stuff.
Julian Merchants Association, a community group representing more than 90 merchants in the greater Julian area -- Julian, Wynola and Santa Ysabel in San Diego County's eastern mountains. But the action'll be along Julian's main drag, too, where lines'll queue up outside bakeries as people wait for a slice of the good stuff.
Menghini Winery is located at 1150 Julian Orchards Dr. in Julian.