This year would have marked the 47th annual Apple Squeeze in Steilacoom. The hugely popular South Sound fall event where guests can press their own apples into cider the old-fashioned way was canceled this year due to COVID-19 related restrictions.
While it’s disappointing that no apple pressing will be done on the premises, all is not lost as the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association brings the next best thing: ‘Tasting the Squeeze.’
Apple lovers have until Oct. 1 to preorder many of the traditional flavors they hold dear from years past, including jugs full of tasty Lattin’s apple cider, freshly made jars of apple butter, Marcoe’s delicious caramel apples, and scrumptious apple fritters by the Original House of Donuts. You can also buy items like the brand-new Steilacoom 2021 calendar.
Items can be picked up on Sunday, Oct. 4 between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at booths set-up on Lafayette Street near Town Hall. Social distancing practices will be observed and face coverings are required. Guests are recommended to preorder goods as only a limited number will be available for walk-up sales. You can also place orders by calling (253) 584-4133.
Once you have picked up your appley goodness, enjoy the Historic Steilacoom Walking Tour or pay a visit to the recently reopened Steilacoom Historical Museum or Wagon Shop close by. Open now through Oct. 31, on Saturdays and Sundays between 1 to 4 p.m.