Thank you to everyone who made the 2019 Festival of Fruit a success! We’re looking forward to the 2020 Festival of Fruit, which will be hosted by the Redwood Empire chapter next summer.


The Foothill Chapter of California Rare Fruit Growers invites you to join us for the Festival of Fruit for 2019!

Do you grow fruit? Do you enjoy eating fruit?

The California Rare Fruit Growers Festival of Fruit 2019 is a 3-day celebration of fruit with fruit-growing talks, workshops, garden and nursery tours, fruit and plant vendor booths, tastings, and more.

Friday, August 16 to Sunday, August 18, 2019

Main Event Location: (Saturday, August 17, 2019)
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden,  301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia CA 91007 


Register: CRFG members registration price is $85 (members apply coupon code “MEMBER” at checkout to get the members’ price). Nonmembers registration price is $115, which includes the cost of an annual CRFG membership*. All CRFG members are required to have membership with the national CRFG organization; chapter membership alone is not sufficient.

Friday events: Check-in, speakers in the morning, tours throughout the day, ending with an evening reception (additional cost to attend the reception). Friday schedule

Saturday events: A full day of speakers, presentations, vendors, raffles, and lunch, along with a dinner with guest speaker (additional cost to attend the dinner). Saturday schedule

Sunday events: Speakers in the morning, tours throughout the day. Sunday schedule


  • For the Festival (admission and included lunch) and optional reception and dinner. You must register for the Festival first, then choose your talks, tours, and meals. If you decide to attend the reception and/or dinner, you must register for the reception and/or dinner simultaneously with your Festival registration, as the reception/dinner cannot be added to a later order.
  • To hear specific speakers. Read about speakers and topics.
  • For tours of home gardens, botanical gardens, etc. on Friday and Sunday. Check the Tours page for the full list and descriptions of the tours. 

Weather in the San Gabriel valley and foothills is hot and sunny in August; we recommend Festival attendees bring reusable water bottles, sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats. Water will be available at the public venues, as well as many of the home gardens.

Click the PDF files below for tables of each day’s schedule.

Friday Schedule
Saturday Schedule
Sunday Schedule


2019 Festival of Fruit flyer showing the event name, dates, pictures of fruit, and website address

* CRFG membership includes semi-monthly digital issues of Fruit Gardener magazine, access to local chapters and their scion exchanges (there may be a small additional fee for chapter memberships) and supports college scholarships in fields related to fruit science.