Contact Us

Apple Day is Saturday at Ravalli County Museum

caramel apple
A caramel apple on a stick? No, this is easier to eat…quartered and drizzled with caramel. (Fullerton Photo)
McIntosh Apple Day at the Ravalli County Museum in Hamilton is the largest gathering of people in the Bitterroot Valley in October, and it’s easy to see why.

There’s the smell of freshly squeezed apple cider and the the bubbling vat of apple butter. The music this year will be from the local band Blue Melon. The Biggest Bake Sale Under the Big Sky features hundreds of apple pies, made from scratch by local bakers with local apples this week!

Add to that an expanded Farmers Market with over a hundred vendors from throughout Montana, a raffle with over 100 items and kids activities including face painting. And try a fairly new addition, BBQ pork with Apple Chutney.

This is the 34th annual event to raise money for the Ravalli County Museum in its ever-present battle to try to save the history and heritage of the Bitterroot Valley. So, while you’re at Apple Day, stroll on into the museum and see what’s there.

The day also has its “roots” in valley history, when developers started selling parcels of land to grow McIntosh Apples, back in 1866. The tart apples were soon well-known to be the best for pies, but the Montana weather – including hail, frost and irrigation problems doomed the Apple Boom by 1924.

A few local orchards have survived. For instance, Swanson’s Apples are great supporters of Apple Day at the museum.

No admission charge. Just show up at the corner of South 3rd and Bedford and enjoy! The day starts at 9 a.m. and will finish up about 3 p.m.

More from AM 1240 KLYQ

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://klyq.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 KLYQ quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on AM 1240 KLYQ quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!