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One classy car show

The Les Schwab Classy Chassis Parade and Car Show returns to the Apple Blossom Festival for its 24th year. Line up along Grant Road and Valley Mall Parkway at 6:30 p.m. May 1 for classic car pageantry.

Float schedule

The Apple Blossom Festival float and royalty will attend the following events:

Downtown ripe with activities

This year, Apple Blossom festivities have expanded to downtown. The May 2 "Celebrate Downtown," on Wenatchee Avenue between Orondo Avenue and Second Street, will include sidewalk sales, door prizes, drawings, outdoor restaurant seating, live music and a festive atmosphere for grand parade-goers and after-parade strollers and shoppers.

Find your fill of festival entertainment this year

Feeling bored with what's on TV? Then head over to Memorial Park to catch a live show at the AT&T Entertainment stage. Local (and some out-of-town) talent will perform throughout the Apple Blossom Festival.

Apple Blossom by the numbers

1: Extra truck-sized dumpsters into which smaller trash receptacles will be regularly emptied

This year’s Apple Blossom royalty

The 2009 Washington State Apple Blossom Festival royal court, from left to right, is Princess Rebecca Higgins, Queen Katherine Safar and Princess Breanna Allstot. The royal court will debut the festival's main float during the May 2 Stemilt Grand Parade.

Food vendors serve up tasty treats

Hungry? Then make your way over to the food fair at Memorial Park, where there are a variety of vendors who will satisfy all of your cravings. The food fair opens Thursday and will continue daily throughout the festival from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., although some vendors may stay open later.

Youth parade grand marshal is Guppo the Clown

Paul Pugh, founder and director of the Wenatchee Youth Circus, is this year's Apple Blossom Festival Keyes Fibre Youth Parade grand marshal. The parade starts at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Apple Citizen of the Year: Bob Brody

When Bob Brody was named Apple Citizen of the Year in March, he was so surprised you could have knocked him over with a feather. "I still can't believe it," he says. "I had no idea this was going to happen."