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The annual Moraga Pear Harvest will be held on the first weekend in August at the orchard next to Joaquin Moraga Middle School. The Moraga Park Foundation organizes the harvest and donates the pears to the county food bank. Every year Moraga donates about 10,000 pounds of pears were harvested by volunteers and donated to the Contra Costa and Solano Counties Food Bank.

The Pear Festival is usually the last Saturday in September. That event features live music, food, children's activities, pear recipe contest, and sale of pear pies. Festivities continue from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

  • Pear Pie sales start at 10:00 AM at the Moraga Park Foundation tent
  • Pear Recipe Contest - Entries must be delivered by noon, including the prepared dish, recipe instructions, contestant's name, addres and phone. Contest winners will be announced at band shell at 1:00 PM. All ages are encouraged to enter.
  • Children's games and activities
  • Entertainment at band shell including an afternoon concert
The Moraga Pear Festival celebrates the heritage of the Moraga Valley that was once covered with pear orchards.
One section of the pear orchards still stands at the corner of Canyon Road and Camino Pablo. This acre of 100 year old pear trees is the site of a pear harvest every August.

Due to popular demand we have made the Moraga Pear Festival Recipe Contest Winners recipe book available online.  PDF

The Moraga Park and Recreation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Copy of IRS documentation.