From pie to sauce to jelly, apples are the stars of many a recipe handed down from generation to generation. In Sonoma County, they are agricultural royalty, celebrated every year at the Gravenstein Apple Fair. There, festivalgoers will find not just apples, but cider, microbrews, and wine, as well as two stages of live music, arts and crafts vendors, demos for do-it-yourselfers, an Artisan Tasting Lounge, and children’s activities. This year’s fair is August 17–18, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., at Ragle Ranch Park in Sebastopol. Tickets are $10–$15; kids 5 and younger get in free. Purchase them for cash only at the door, or use a credit card online: gravensteinapplefair.com.