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North Central Washington Ghost Signs:  Cashmere

Ghost signs can be found anywhere.  Out in the middle of nowhere or in cities of all sizes.  They can also be found in small towns, and that’s what we’re taking a look at here with a visit to Cashmere.

Cashmere is just a short drive west from Wenatchee and has a lot to offer, including a fun downtown area for shopping and eating, plenty of park space and access to the Wenatchee River, and an incredible museum.  In sign hunting though we’re after a different kind of history.  A kind that is usually found looking up.

A faded Cashmere warehouse

We have a lot of warehouses, mostly of the fruit variety, here in North Central Washington and some have very interesting signs painted on them.  Over the years, signs fade though.  Some are merely plain lettering, usually white on black, while others are more colorful.

A very colorful Cashmere sign

My favorite Cashmere ghost sign though, without a doubt, is painted high on the rear of a downtown building and is visible from the Aplets & Cotlets parking lot.  It’s really one of the coolest in the region. 

Modern Apartments in Cashmere

The font… the look… that Modern Apartments sign is awesome.

Delicious Treats At Sure To Rise Bakery In Cashmere

If you’re looking for a tasty treat and in the Cashmere area, take the chance and stop in at the local favorite, Sure to Rise, a bakery with a whole lot to offer.

I stopped in for the first time not too long ago and tried an M&M Cookie, Maple Bar, and picked up the last Triple Berry Tart…

Mmmmm, delicious! 

It’s a friendly atmosphere and there’s quite a selection too.

Judging from what I sampled, I have to imagine everything there tastes great.

Sure to Rise Bakery offers a few comfortable seats or you can take your treats home.  If you do take your goodies to go, remember to bring enough for everyone.  You don’t want to risk an argument.

Downtown Cashmere is a great destination with some fun shops and eating establishments.  Whether you’re headed there for the afternoon or just driving by, stop in at Sure to Rise Bakery.  You won’t regret it.

2015 Apple Days in Cashmere – Great Fun!

Cashmere’s annual Apple Days, held primarily on the grounds of the Cashmere Museum, is always great fun. It combines all the usual attractions of the museum, including the historical artifacts and information inside and the pioneer village outdoors, with some fun activities that include everything from live entertainment to archery.


This year’s event was a lot of fun, and it still continues on tomorrow. You get to see people dressed in period costumes and watch demonstrations of skills common to the pioneers of the area, including cooking, sewing, and more. The archery attraction is always great fun as kids and adults, even those with zero experience, can line up, take some basic instruction, and try to shoot their arrows into the targets. Of course, the saloon was also a popular stop as you could go there and buy yourself a cold and refreshing cream soda or sarsparilla (root beer).


There were arts and crafts projects near the train station, hot dogs at the Village Cafe, tasty treats at the bake sale just inside the front gate, the chance to shop for used books, and more. You could also shop the tables of the local vendors who showed up selling everything from stuffed animals and jewelry to pieces of fool’s gold and handmade dish towels.


With live entertainment consisting of cowboy music, the Wenatchee Youth Circus, and mock gun fights, the admission cost of just $3 was very affordable. There was even a chance to learn how to pan gold too! One of the very cool featured attractions was the guided tour of all of the pioneer buildings. This is something not always available and is the best way to see these true treasures.


The Cashmere Museum is a fantastic place to visit in North Central Washington but visiting it during Apple Days makes it even better.

2015 Cashmere Apple Days: Saturday & Sunday, October 3rd and 4th

NCW Photo of the Week: The Wenatchee River Flows Through Cashmere

The Wenatchee River is a beautiful body of water that leaves Lake Wenatchee in the west, flows through the mountainous areas of Plain and Leavenworth, before heading through the Wenatchee Valley and emptying into the Columbia River in the east. Here, it is seen going through Cashmere, much of the rocky riverbed is viewable and this is typical of the region.

Check Out The Cider Mill In Cashmere!

We made a recent trip up to the Cider Mill in Cashmere and what a great place to stop in North Central Washington!

The Cider Mill

The building is set right on the banks of Mission Creek and can be reached by heading through Cashmere and up Mission Creek Road. Cashmere is a very cool little town to visit and the Cider Mill is one more reason to pull off of Highway 2 when you’re passing through the area.

The facility specializes in a whole host of tasty concoctions, all based on their delicious apple cider. There are syrups, jams, jellies, and more that are all great to sample, and available for purchase too. There is even an apple butter milkshake that is unbelieveable!

The Cider Mill

The specialty is of course the apple cider though. The tasting room / gift shop is attractive and inviting. Shortly after entering, we were given the opportunity to have a tasting of several of the different flavors of cider that are all made right there at the facility. There are a number of different great flavors ranging from the tart to the sweet, and each having its own unique tastes and qualities. Some of the available flavors include Cherry, Old World Spice, Raspberry, Huckleberry, and Peach among others. They all taste awesome, we left with a bottle of Huckleberry and it didn’t last long once we got home.

The Cider Mill

Outside, there is a decent sized grass area, some picnic tables, an outdoor seating area, and a small art gallery. This makes a good location for a short break from a long car ride or just a chance to relax in the shade next to the comforting sounds of Mission Creek flowing by.

There is also a small stage outside and we were there in time to hear the award winning blues music of the power duo, RavinWolf. It was a very intimate experience and we thought it so good that we had to buy a CD on our way out. What a great place to sit and relax while listening to some good live music. If you are looking for something to do and you haven’t been there yet, check out the Cider Mill, it comes highly recommended.


Check out more photos of Cashmere (including more photos of The Cider Mill)!

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Check out the Cider Mill website!

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