Fall is in the air and that means its harvest time for local growers on Green Bluff, who are getting ready to celebrate the fall apple festival that kicks off this weekend.
The conditions on Green Bluff were an absolute perfect recipe for a great crop this season and while the produce is always the main attraction at the fall harvest festival there is so much more to see and do the next six weekends.
Live music, vendors, rides and games for the kids, and of course the corn maze: Harvest House owner Todd Beck said its the best he's ever had.
"The corn is tall, its thick, it is nice and challenging so come and get lost and have a great time," Beck said.
Most of the corn is easily nine to ten feet tall. The maze takes about a half an hour to get through, but don't feel bad if it takes you longer.
"Bring your family from town come and enjoy a little bit of what the country has to offer," Beck said. "Show your kids where fruit comes from, not just behind the counter at Yokes but actually from the tree and pick a fresh apple and eat it. Nothing beats that."
"Peaches and apples have been great this year we have got some heat, we also got some rain when we really needed it which has made the peaches ... great and big and beautiful and so are the apples," he added.
Beck does have one note, especially for folks driving from Idaho and Spokane Valley. Construction on Bruce Road is still a little bit of a hassle for Green Bluff growers and their guests/
"Avoid the construction, go a little bit further on the freeway up to Hamilton, take Hamilton all the way north until you hit the Newport Highway and we are right there off Day Mt. Spokane Road," he said.