Make a pit stop in Sunnyvale for this weekend’s cherry festival

The 19th annual Cherry Festival is this weekend at C.J. Olson’s historic stand on El Camino Real in Sunnyvale, promising plenty of juice-stained faces and spit pits for everyone.

Deborah Olson will be giving tours of her family’s cherry orchard, and there will be live music and cherry-related fun both Saturday and Sunday, including cherry pancakes for breakfast, pitting and pit-spitting contests, and birthday cake on Sunday to celebrate Deb Olson’s birthday. Not a bad way to spend part of the weekend and step back into the Santa Clara Valley’s agricultural history.