Families are invited to one rip-roaring Western-themed weekend of fun at the second annual Apple Blossom Festival April 26 and 27 at BelleWood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian, south of Lynden.
Visitors will be able to view the blooming pink and white flowers on the orchard's 25,000 trees, which will be filled with color for the two-day fest.
People of all ages can enjoy rides on the apple bin train, visit an interactive bee display, get their faces painted and play lawn games before chowing down on barbecued salmon, burgers, chicken, hot dogs and more at the BelleWood Bistro, said Dorie Belisle, who owns BelleWood with her husband, John.
The theme is "BelleWood's All Star Boots and Hats Parade," and visitors are invited to dress up in boots and cowboy and cowgirl gear.
Admission to the festival is free, with items available for purchase.
As part of the event, adults 21 and older can take a farm-to-glass distillery tour.
"If parents want to have a cold drink, there will be a lot for kids to do, including our recycled tire playground," Belisle said.
BelleWood will invite visitors to participate in an Instagram photo contest, with prizes for the best pictures.
The fest will feature a musical performance from Lost at Last starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, followed by line dancing lessons from 4 to 6 p.m. where everyone young, old, big and small is invited to learn from Char Lenn, Belisle said.
Then, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Knut Bell and the Blue Collars will play an all-ages "honkahillarockabilly" show. Cost for that portion of the day is $8; kids 10 and younger will get in free.
On Sunday, the fun will continue with the same kid-friendly events offered Saturday, plus music from Stinky Pete Irving from 1 to 4 p.m.
Apple cider donuts and other treats will also be among the food offerings at the Bistro throughout the weekend.
For more information about BelleWood visit bellewoodfarms.com or call 360-318-7720.
Reach Samantha Wohlfeil at Samantha.Wohlfeil@bellinghamherald.com.