The Farm and Homestead Tour is a new addition to Onalaska's Apple Harvest Festival! It is on Sunday, October 8th from 12 noon - 4pm.
Come experience Onalaska, WA like never before. Get to know some real farmers and homesteaders, see what it's like on their farms, and have a wonderful Sunday afternoon drive between farms in our beautiful area.
BURNT RIDGE NURSERY will be one of 9 local farms participating in this event. Other farms include: WillyTee's Pumpkin Patch, J Foss Gardens (a specialty flower farm), Well's Winery, BeeWrangler Honey, Rocky Top Arena (horse events), Nettlesnook Farm (a small permaculture farm), and Snowy Pines Bernese Mountain Dogs.
The Farm and Homestead Tour welcome booth will be open at The Mason Jar (637 Leonard Rd., Onalaska, WA 98570) at 11:30am where you can register for the free tours or purchase a $5.00 souvenir passport packed with details on your tour destinations. Each passport purchase enters you into a drawing for a chance to win prizes from local businesses. The passport is a fundraising opportunity for our non-profit Onalaska Alliance. Proceeds will go to the upkeep and development of Carlisle Lake and other Alliance projects. You may pre-purchase passports at www.onalaskaalliance.org/ahf-farm-tour-and-dinner.html
A five course Farm-to-Table dinner featuring the locally sourced cuisine of award winning chefs Derek Noble and Chris Simons will follow the tour. Tickets can be purchased at
As part of the Apple Harvest Festival Farm and Homestead Tour, BURNT RIDGE NURSERY will be offering guided tours of our 20-acre farm, with a focus on backyard fruit and nut varieties. Group tours will start on the hour and half-hour. Please note: our sloping farm site has rugged trails - not easy access for strollers or those with limited mobility. Wear closed toe shoes and dress for the weather. We will also be offering jam and fruit tastings, sales of produce (apples, kiwi berries, grapes and Asian pears) and nursery stock of rare and unusual fruit and nut varieties will be available for you to purchase and take home. Kids activities will include a Scavenger Hunt, nature crafts, and Beneficial Bug Bingo!
Parking can be a challenge at our farm. If the farm parking lot is full, please be prepared to park above in designated lots and walk down our 1/4 mile sloping driveway. Visitors with physical limitations can be dropped off/picked up at the lower office lot as needed.