Marcus Cider Fest & Parade

On Saturday morning we headed north on highway 25 along the Columbia River/Lake Roosevelt to the little town of Marcus. Marcus hosts the best little festival around. Annually in October the crowds head to Marcus for Cider Fest and the Parade.

We were so happy to see the day dawn with the promise of sunshine instead of rain.

The parade rolls along right on Highway 25. We found our spots and waited for it to begin.

Some of the firetrucks and other vehicles are loud and Addy had to hold her ears.

Smokey the Bear even made an appearance!

90% of the parade participants threw handfuls of candy to any kids along the parade route.

Dear kept tabs on Addy to keep her safe.

JJ will have more fun next year at the parade when he can pick up candy, too.

After the parade we met up with “our people” to enjoy some of the classic cider fest treats like fresh pressed apple cider and caramel apples. My cousin Jim, from California, enjoyed the fest and made some purchases to take home with him. Dear bought some local honey for us.

Addy was leading Gramps along and then Uncle Scott took over.

So sweet to see JJ’s big smiles while looking at his mommy.

You can’t get any fresher than this. Look at all that pomace (pulp/skin) discarded to get the fresh pressed cider. The cider was so sweet and delicious! They sold it by the gallon, half gallon, and by the glass.

We said goodbye to our people and headed home with a stop along the highway to get some photos of Lake Roosevelt. What a beautiful day it was.

Zooming in across the lake to the other shore.

We will put the festival on our calendar for next year.

After we dropped our purchases off at home we headed south to our favorite Mexican restaurant with Jim and after lunch we took some back roads on our way home.

Today, Monday the 7th, Dear and my cousin are going to try to get the trusses up on the shop posts with the help of our son’s tractor. I’ll be praying along during the process for sure!

Hope your new week runs smoothly for you.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

12 thoughts on “Marcus Cider Fest & Parade

  1. That looks like a fun festival with lots to do and yummy things to eat/drink! From everyone’s attire, it appears a bit chilly. What a sweet photo of JJ giving his mommy that big smile!! Oh, and those spectacular views on your drive home . . . a beautiful autumn day!

  2. So great to see you integrate into the community like that. So many new things to enjoy and it’s a new life with grandkids close by.

  3. Hi Ellen, I love festivals like this one. Addy is so cute picking up the candy at the parade. I know the apple cider was delicious. Your lake photos turned out gorgeous.

  4. Ellen – I had to grin at your description and photo of Dear keeping tabs on Addy. We attended a parade in Missoula last weekend, and there was a toddler with a hoodie – that hoodie was used to great effect to keep the little one from wandering into traffic! I also noticed the float from Chewelah – we saw that float at the Spokane Lilac Festival – they sure make the rounds. Hope all is going well with shop construction!

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