Pear Festivals in 2016 in the U.S., Canada and Britain!

This month's notes: December 2016: Apples are still  available, but already picked.  In some areas, late season crops, are still available (if there hasn't been a frost) - like persimmons, pears, winter squash, kiwis, even figs and raspberries.  See your state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. But now it is time to tag your Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

And we have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! Also make your own ice cream - see How to make ice cream and ice cream making equipment and manuals. Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy  directions

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2016 Pear Festivals: Where, When and More to Find an Pear Festival Near You in 2016 !

Looking for a pear festival in 2016?  There is no other listing as complete and current as this list, just updated for this year. All the pear festivals in the US, Canada and Britain we can find are listed on this page! If you love peaches, look for a festival near you below! And I'm looking for more pear festivals! Please write me, if you know of any to add!  I will update it for next year as soon as the festivals publish their information. 

Always click on the links (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this year's dates on the website for each festival. If they don't have a website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.

Also, see our pages on easy illustrated directions about

For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!


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  • Courtland Pear Fair - Always the last Sunday in July; the 37th Annual Pear Fair will be Sunday, July 26, 2009 from 9 am to 7 P.M
    P.O. Box 492, Courtland, CA 95615. Phone: (916) 775-2000. Directions: located in the Sacramento River Delta town of Courtland, located just 20 minutes south of Sacramento, off Hwy 160. Click here for directions and a map. The fair offers a wide range of entertainment for everyone and a scrumptious food court with many foods to choose from! Be sure to get your slice of pear pie and pear smoothies early before they sell out! To quench your thirst, join us in the Coors Beer and Ehrhardt Wine Garden for a cold refreshing pear beer or taste some of the local wines of the delta. Don't forget to take home your souvenir wine glass! Be sure to catch our Parade at 1:00 pm, you will want a good seat for this great tradition! As the day goes on be sure to sit back and enjoy one of the great bands featured at the fair! Free Admission - $10 parking fee -A portion of the proceeds benefit educational scholarships & the Courtland Volunteer Fire Association. Ample parking is provided by the Courtland Volunteer Fire Dept. The Pear Fair offers a wide range of entertainment for everyone. Be sure to see their website to get a taste of what's in store for this year's Annual Pear Fair! Proceeds benefit educational scholarships

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