Manson Apple Blossom Festival 2019
- Posted on 03/09/2019
This year marks the 99th Manson Apple Blossom Festival and we hope you can join us for a fun-packed weekend, May 10 and 11. The weekend weather will be amazing with Saturday topping out at 88-degrees. Stay hydrated and bring your sunscreen for sure!
Matt Brown leads the Manson High School band in the Apple Blossom Parade
There are many events including the Manson Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, the Pig Jig (a 2k and 5k run sponsored by North Cascades Bank - register online), a Street Fair, a Quilt Show (sponsored by Valley Undercover Quilters), a 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament (sponsored by Windermere Lake Chelan) and of course the Manson Apple Blossom Parade.
Manson Apple Blossom kicks off on Friday - May 10 at Manson High School with a dinner (small charge) at 5:00 followed by Manson Apple Blossom Coronation at 6:30. The public is invited so come out and support our students.
Queen Megan Clausen, Princesses Perla Villasenor and Marisol Mendoza. Royal Escorts Avery Thompson, Oliver Ellingson, Cole Beazley
Manson Apple Blossom Saturday - May 11 events.
Manson Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast is the best way to begin Manson Apple Blossom. It will take place at the Manson Grange hall, downstairs. Breakfast includes Pancakes, Eggs, Ham, Juice and Coffee. Just $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Starts 6:30 a.m. and runs to 10:30, so you can go out and watch the parade with a full stomach.
Runners in the Pig Jig.
The Quilt Show will be held at the Manson Grange Hall, upper level (8:00 to 4:00) featuring "Quilter of the Year" Karen Jefferies and quilts made by Chelan Valley Undercover Quilters.
Food and fun items will be available at the Street Fair all along the parade route.
The big event of the day is the Manson Apple Blossom Parade that gets underway promptly at 11:00 to the sound of the Firehouse siren. In 1921, the first blossom festival was held for a crowd of about 500 people and featured an auto parade of 150 cars driving through the orchards of Manson. Over the past 99 years the parade, and the crowds, have grown. Highway 150 will be lined with people starting at Lake Chelan Building Supply to the end of town so you need to arrive early to secure your place along the route. Manson American Legion Post 108 and the Chelan VFW Post 6853 will the parade proudly displaying several flags. They will be followed by this year's Grand Marshall, Dean Morehead.
2018 Manson Apple Blossom float
The Parade will last about one hour and it is packed with floats, bands, drill teams, horses, car clubs and much more. Have your camera ready as the Manson Apple Blossom float passes by with this year’s Royalty including Queen, Megan Clausen, Princess, Perla Viviana Villasenor and Princess, Marisol Mendoza.
Besides all the Apple Blossom Festival events be sure to visit our great restaurants and twenty tasting rooms in downtown Manson.
By Norm Manly