All the lovely colors of fall can be seen in Apple Hill. | Photo by @applehill
Fall is almost here, and with that comes pumpkin spice lattes, football, school photos, and the expected pilgrimage of Sacramentans to Apple Hill — our region’s hub for all things autumn.
Today, we’re planning out a whole day’s worth of eats + activities in Apple Hill, so all you’ll have to do is sit back, relax, nibble on some pie, and sip on some cider.
Head to Boa Vista Orchards to grab one of its apple donuts to start off your morning — and don’t forget to snag yourself a pumpkin to paint or carve before you leave.
Pop on by Apple Ridge Farms to enjoy the early afternoon with a walk along the Butterfly Trail, and munch on a tri-tip sandwich or chicken pot pie in a bread bowl for lunch. After you finish, the kids can get lost in a maze or “mine” gemstones — just don’t forget to pick up a pie on your way out.
End the day at the Blue Barn Provisions to indulge in dishes like Brussels sprout hash or beef brisket. When you’re done, stop by Fudge Factory Farm to pick up dessert, then head to Jack Russell Brewery to cap off the night with a flight of beer or cider (responsibly) at its family-and-dog-friendly farm brewery.
Jonas Brothers | Monday, Sept. 11 | 7:30 p.m. | Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento | $39.95-$229.95 | Don’t let this concert distract you from the PR hit job Joe Jonas is currently attempting on Sophie Turner amid their divorce.
Trivia Night | Monday, Sept. 11 | 8-10 p.m. | The Flamingo House Social Club, 2315 K St., Sacramento | Free | Topics range from science to sports and everything in between at this trivia night presented by Geeks Who Drink.
Pull over Kyle Larson, Lincoln’s Kylie Glick is the latest driver from our region to lap the competition. At just 13 years old, Kylie is already competing in junior NASCAR competitions, with dreams of moving up to the pro class. (CBS 13)
Mattie Groves Brewery has signed a lease to take over the former home of Big Stump Brewing Co. at 1716 L St. in Midtown. The brewery’s taproom is expected to have up to 12 taps on hand — though no opening date has been set. (Sac Biz Journal)
Sacramento’s Parks and Community Enrichment Comission is seeking volunteers to help beautify our local parks as part of 916 Day — a day named after the city’s area code that’s meant to celebrate all things Sacramento.
Seven events will be held this week where volunteers can pop by to lend a hand. Tools will be provided, but are limited (so bring your own if you have them). The locations and date for each event are:
Blackbird Park, Friday, Sept. 15
Oki Park, Friday, Sept. 15
Five Star Park, Saturday, Sept. 16
Gardenland Park, Saturday, Sept. 16
Valley Hi Park, Saturday, Sept. 16
Woodbine Park, Saturday, Sept. 16
Zapata Park, Saturday, Sept. 16
Be sure to register ahead of time, and check out our guide to volunteering in the City of Trees if you’re looking for other ways to get involved.