It’s cherry festival weekend in Sunnyvale

Cherry Festival
We’re in the thick of cherry season and that means it’s time for the annual cherry festival this weekend at C.J. Olson’s historic stand in Sunnyvale.

This is the 18th annual Olson’s Cherry Festival, though the family has been selling fruit since 1899.

All the familiar activities will be taking place Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There’ll be cherry pancakes for early arrivals, cherry-pitting and pit-spitting contests as well as live music from the Hot Rods on Saturday and Chico & the Band on Sunday.

Deborah Olson, the fourth-generation owner who celebrates her May birthday at the festival each year, will be giving tours of the orchard each day at 11 a.m. Visitors can enjoy birthday cake on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. for as long as it lasts.
The stand is at 348 W. El Camino Real, but if you need directions or more information, you can get them at or by calling 800-738-2464. By the way, those last four digits spell out “BING.”