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Celebrate the Harvest: Our Inaugural Opening Day Apple Pageant

Updated: Jun 28

We are thrilled to announce the inaugural Opening Day Apple Pageant at Meadow Lakes Apple Farm, a magical celebration of community, creativity, and the bounties of nature. This year's pageant, written and directed by the esteemed retired Fresno State Professor, Linda Dryden, promises to be an enchanting experience for all ages.

A Story of Friendship and Adventure: Flame's Journey

The highlight of this year's pageant is the captivating tale of "Flame's Journey." The story follows Flame, a baby Phoenix, as he embarks on a mesmerizing adventure through a mystical forest. Along the way, Flame encounters an array of charming forest friends who join him on his journey through trials of fire and nature. Their destination is none other than the beloved Meadow Lakes Apple Farm, where their friendships and courage lead them to a heartwarming reunion.

A Spectacular Production Featuring Life-Sized Puppets

Under the visionary direction of Professor Dryden, "Flame's Journey" will come to life through stunning life-sized puppets. Each character, from Flame the Phoenix, his whimsical forest companions, and each variety of our apples will be portrayed with intricate craftsmanship and artistic detail. These puppets will bring a sense of wonder and enchantment to the stage, creating an immersive experience that will captivate both young and old.

Calling All Volunteers: Be a Part of the Magic

To bring this extraordinary pageant to life, we need the help of our community. We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to assist with various aspects of the production. Whether you have a flair for puppet-making, stage design, costume creation, or simply want to lend a helping hand, your participation will be invaluable in making this event a resounding success.

How You Can Help

  1. Puppet Creation and Operation: Assist in the creation of the life-sized puppets or learn how to operate them during the performance.

  2. Stage Design and Setup: Help design and set up the enchanting forest backdrop and other stage elements.

  3. Costume Design and Sewing: Join our team in creating beautiful costumes for the characters.

  4. Event Coordination: Assist with organizing and coordinating various aspects of the pageant day.

  5. Promotion and Outreach: Spread the word about the pageant and help us reach a wider audience.

Join Us in Celebrating the Harvest Season

The Opening Day Apple Pageant is more than just a performance; it's a celebration of the harvest season and the spirit of community. We invite you to be a part of this special event and contribute your talents and enthusiasm to create something truly magical.

Mark your calendars, gather your family and friends, and join us at Meadow Lakes Apple Farm for a day of storytelling, creativity, and fun. Together, we can make the first annual Opening Day Apple Pageant an unforgettable tradition.

For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, please contact us at or visit our website Let's make this harvest season one to remember!

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