The 2013 Steilacoom Apple Squeeze event takes place on SUNDAY 6 October 2013. This is a non-sponsored event, with no organized run. Just come out to Steilacoom Town Center, which will be abuzz with activity revolving around and about apples.
The below information has been extracted from the Steilacoom web site, which should convince you to come out and experience this fun event:
"Come press apples into cider, stroll the street fair of hand made crafts, listen to toe-tapping music all day and eat great food, including apple pie and ice cream in Town Hall. Children’s activities are available, the Steilacoom Tribal Museum and the Steilacoom Historical Museum will be open and there will be pony rides from noon to 4.
Danny Marshall, Steilacoom Tribal Chair, will tell Native American stories in the Historical Museum at 2:00. See spinning and weaving demonstrations, and browse the vintage and reproduction apple labels. Bring a fruit and a leaf and our apple ID experts will tell you about your apple tree. Sponsored by the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association.
For more information, call 253-584-9410."
The event opens to the public at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Parking is at a premium and you may have to pay for parking.
A.J., the primary apple squeezer and PSMC member, volunteers the use of his personal hand operated antique apple press, (along with many other volunteers who provide electric and hand operated devices), and provide the public an opportunity to hand squeeze apples which you can only purchase at the event. No store bought, and/or home grown apples are permitted to be used, because of cross contamination of apples, i.e., e-coli, etc.
Please take the time to look for AJ, and he'll even let you crush and squeeze your own apples. Side note: A few years back AJ purchased an antique apple press and refurbished it. If you do the math, based on the refurbishing cost verses the amount of apples juice he's made, he has gotten his costs down to about $200.00 per gallon. "Please help me get my cost down, so that I can afford to drink this stuff!"