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Where will the carnival move next year?

WENATCHEE — From about 1930 to 1972, the city’s waterfront was used as a landfill. The landfill was capped with clay and then eventually repurposed as Riverfront Park. For years. Apple Blossom organizers have used it to host the annual carnival.

Keyes Fibre Youth Parade lineup

Editor’s note: This is the parade lineup as of April 21. For an up-to-date list, visit The youth parade begins at 11 a.m. Saturday.

2016 Royal Court

The 2016 Royal Court will reign over this year's Apple Blossom Festival. The court, from left to right, includes Princess Emily Holmes, Princess Sami Everhart and Queen Kori Martin. (Parsons Photography)

Apple Blossom Festival entertainment schedule

The Gesa Credit Union Entertainment Stage in Memorial Park will feature some of the best talent the area has to offer over the course of the 11-day festival.

The Food Fair experience

Try a new cuisine or indulge in a festival favorite from any of 21 vendors open daily from 11 am. to 8 p.m. at Memorial Park. The food fair starts Thursday.

Classy Chassis revs up for another big turnout

EAST WENATCHEE — As it enters its 31st year, the Les Schwab Classy Chassis shows no signs of slowing down. Entries for the parade and car show have topped 400 each of the last two years. Organizer Dan White expects that trend to continue.

Apple Blossom Junior Royalty

The Junior Royalty will ride in Saturday’s Keyes Fibre Parade. The Junior Royal Court includes, left to right, Princess Miranda Nayak, Queen Macy Fowler and Princess Olivia Harle. (Parsons Photography)

Royalty float schedule

The Apple Blossom Festival float and royalty will attend these events...

A queen connection

Apple Blossom Queen Kori Martin gives a high-five to a runner in the John Newbery Elementary School Fund Run on April 15. Be sure to check out today's D section for complete Apple Blossom Festival coverage, including the lineup for Saturday's Keyes Fibre Youth Parade.
Apple Blossom Royalty candidates

Competition begins for 2016 Apple Blossom Royalty

WENATCHEE — Twenty-five young women from the Wenatchee and Eastmont school districts will compete to be one of the ten candidates for the Royal Court of the 2016 Washington State Apple Blossom Festival.

Once a Queen | Anika Grubbs, 2005

Today: Anika Grubbs has moved on from Apple Blossom Queen to the Big Apple in the 10 years since she reigned over the 2005 Washington State Apple Blossom Festival.

Once a Queen | Theresa Adams Ogan, 1975

Today: Theresa Ogan, 58, has been teaching music at John Newbery Elementary School in Wenatchee since it opened in 1993. She also taught for a few years at Mission View Elementary, and has taught piano lessons to students at a studio in her home. She is a member of the Wenatchee Chapter’s Washington State Music Teachers Association, and achieved her permanent national certification. In her free time, she likes to read and study new strategies for teaching. She also likes golfing, hiking and making jewelry using beads, silver and natural ...

Once a Queen | Sharon Redlinger Utigard

Favorite Queen moment? "My two-week trip to San Francisco, Hollywood and San Diego, where I was on many radio and national TV shows, including Eve Arden "Our Miss Brooks," Tennessee Ernie Ford and the Bob Crosby Show."