THE 8TH ANNUAL OLIVE FESTIVAL

ACTIVITIES

With a variety of farm activities, free workshops and olive pressing demonstrations, The Olive Festival at Highland Springs Ranch & Inn offers something for the entire family.

OLIVE OIL PRESSING

See a live demonstration on how olives are pressed to make olive oil. Demonstrations are held throughout the day.

CRAFTS

Kids crafts: olive leaf votive candle holders $2, leaf luminaries $2, owl & olive leaf pine cones $2, olive leaf crowns/or wreaths $4

Adult Crafts: Olive Wreath Making $15

OIL DISTILLATION

See how we distill our rosemary to extract the essential oils at the distillery. Learn about the health benefits of aromatherapy. Led by a farmer from 123 Farm.

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WORKSHOPS

Workshops are free and take place in the Hitching Post. Some workshops have limited spacing so please come before the scheduled time. Participants are asked to bring a water bottle, hat and comfortable shoes for workshops that take place outdoors.

SATURDAY

 

 

11 AM - 12 PM

The Wonderful World of Wine

by Ruan Krugel

Certified Sommelier

Youngs Market - Fine Wines

 

12-1 PM

Why is it Important to Buy California Estate Grown Olive Oil?

Includes a demonstration of how olive oil is pressed.

by Glenn Foster

Olive Grower & Miller

San Felipe Olive Co.

 

1-2 PM

Rosemary Essential Oil Distillation

See how 123 Farm's rosemary is distilled to produce organic essential oil and hydrosol. Also learn about the benefits of aromatherapy. At the distillery, behind the music stage.

by 123 Farm

 

2-3 PM

Cooking with Herbs

A cooking class featuring the use of herbs to make delicious and healthy dishes.

by Sonia Perez

Chef

Eating Off the Vine

 

3-4 PM

Rosemary Essential Oil Distillation

See how 123 Farm's rosemary is distilled to produce organic essential oil and hydrosol. Also learn about the benefits of aromatherapy. At the distillery, behind the music stage.

by 123 Farm

 

4-5 PM

The Health Benefits of Olives, Olive Oil and Olive Leaves.

An in-depth look on how olives and olive products can be used on a daily basis to improve your health.

by Cynthia Cruz

Nutritional Consultant

Clark's Nutrition

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY

 

11 AM - 12 PM

Uses of Olive Oil

An informative lecture on various uses of olive oil.

by Cheryl A. Gaultney

Olive Grower & Miller

Olive Oil Company

 

12-1 PM

The Wonderful World of Wine

by Ruan Krugel

Certified Sommelier

Youngs Market - Fine Wines

 

1-2 PM

Promoting the Vision of a Wine Industry in the Yucaipa Valley

by Craig Suveg

Owner & Grower

Suveg Cellars

 

2-4 PM

Beekeeping: The Importance of Bees & Treatment-Free Beekeeping

Learn about beekeeping and the important role bees play in the ecosystem. The second hour of the workshop gives participants an opportunity to visit 123 Farm's beehives (beesuits and gloves will be provided - limited quantities).

by Rob Ruehle

Beekeeper

OLIVE PICKING

Enjoy the experience of picking olives straight from the tree in one of our groves. Participants will receive a $10 gift certificate or free admission for 2 adults into the festival for every 30 lb bucket. Sunday only 10am-5pm.

LIVE MUSIC

Relax and enjoy live music on the outdoor stage. Saturday, October 28th 1-3 pm: Coral Bells, Sunday, October 29th 1-3 pm: Faust & Farrow.

GAMES

Explore our property with a scavenger hunt with prizes, play apple grab or a game of harvest bingo or guess the number of olives in a jar.

LIP BALM MAKING

Learn how to make your own lip balm using organic ingredients including olive oil of course. $5

WORKSHOPS

Topics ranging from the importance of California olive oil and a cooking class using olive oil to a beekeeping class, are included on the schedule for our free workshops. Scroll to the bottom of this page for more information.

ORGANIC GALLERIES

The Organic Galleries consists of 12 artisanal boutiques showcasing products from 123 Farm. Don't miss our vanilla olive oil ice cream on sale at The Sweet Barn. Click here for more details.

SHEEP FEEDING

Visit our sheep and feed them olive branches to experience firsthand our organic approach to caring for our animals.

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10600 Highland Springs Ave., Cherry Valley, CA 92223       Tel. 951.845.1151     Fax. 951.845.8090