The Yatir Forest Festival returns!
Cherry picking, snacks, baking pita bread in a taboon, grazing sheep,
It is bright red, sweet, small, tasty and there is no possibility of eating only one!
The short cherry season is at its peak at the end of May, and it is a great time to enjoy all this red red at the “Cherry Forest” festival, where you can pick cherries in a unique agricultural setting, great for the whole family.
This year the festival will take place on 3 weekends: the last two Fridays of May, and Thursday (Isru Chag, Shavuot) June 1, 2017.
The days of the festival include three events for the whole family: Street, klezmer, art workshops, activity stands, climbing wall, omega and a farmers’ market, a happening in the cherry grove of Moshav Maon, and an agricultural experience at Har Sinai Farm, including baking workshops, Gibbon cheese, shepherding and petting zoo, photo opportunities and lots more!
Each year, the trees in Yatir produce about 50 tons of sweet red cherries, reknown for their wonderful taste and juiciness. This year, following the particularly cold winter, the trees are expected to yield even more, and everyone is invited to reach the Yatir region and take part in the joyful harvest celebration. The main species grown in the region are cherries and gudgens. One sour and the other sweet, and they appear in a variety of colors from deep red to light orange. Since the fruit needs a lot of cold in the winter season, it grows in the highlands of the country, and cherry groves at Yatir, 800 meters above sea level, are perfect for growing the beloved fruit.
Friday, May 19 – Cherry blossoms in the Yatir Forest Self-picking, children’s activity stalls, a farmers’ market, Klezmer, street actors and a musical performance. Cost for early purchase: 30 for an individual, 145 for a family (parents and children). (Climbing wall, omega and jeeps at a separate cost) Cost: 35 NIS per participant (from age 2), 160 per family. The activity takes place between 09:00 and 14:00. How to get there? Look for ‘דובדבן ביער’ in WAZE
Friday, May 26 – Cherry blossoms at the Ma’on Farm Self-picking, children’s activity stalls, a farmers’ market, Klezmer, street actors and a musical performance. Cost for early purchase: 30 for an individual, 145 for a family (parents and children). Cost: 35 NIS per participant (from age 2), 160 per family. The activity takes place between 09:00 and 14:00. How to get there? Search for ‘מעון’ in WAZE
Thursday, June 6 – An agricultural event at Har Sinai Farm (Shavuot vacation) Baking workshops, gibbon cheeses, sheep herding, salafi position, tastings and tastings made locally! Early purchase cost: NIS 20 per participant (from 2 years old), 90 per family (parents and children). The activity takes place between 10:00 and 18:00. How to get there? Search for ‘סוסיא’ in WAZE