*Reminder: there is no u-pick during the weekdays in the fall. All u-pick fruit is only available on weekends through our special events.
AppleFest 2019 Continues
Saturday, September 21st: 10am-4pm | Sunday, September 22nd: 1-5pm | Admission: $8/person
Join us this weekend as we continue having lots of fun at AppleFest 2019 and for the season opening of u-pick pumpkins. Enjoy apple bobbing, piñatas, apple pie eating contests, apple storytime, cider pressing demonstrations, apple classes, apple cider donuts and more. Guests must pay the AppleFest admission in order to access the u-pick orchards, and the cost of fruit is not included in the admission price. Click here for tickets, a schedule of events, and more details. We hope to see you and your family at the Orchard this fall.
*As a reminder, we sadly won’t have any u-pick apples this season due to significant crop loss and disease. However, we will always have fresh pre-picked apples for sale in the Apple Barn.
U-Pick Pumpkin Patch
Saturday, September 21st: 10am-4pm | Sunday, September 22nd: 1-5pm | only accessible through AppleFest event
Pumpkin pricing: $.70/lb
It's feeling a lot more like fall at the Orchard as we open our pumpkin patch this weekend. Our pumpkins ripened a little early this year, but since they're ready for picking now, and so are we. Come out this weekend to pick the first pumpkins of the season. White, orange, big and little, we have all sorts of pumpkins for all sorts of pumpkin activities. Guests must pay the AppleFest admission in order to access the u-pick orchards, and the cost of fruit is not included in the admission price.
AppleFest Surprise Activity - A Visit with the Char-Mar Alpacas
Sunday, Sept. 22nd: 1-3:30pm | Included in AppleFest admission
The Char-Mar alpacas had so much fun with all our guests last weekend that they’re joining again for a lot more fall fun. Come out to pet, feed, and play with the alpacas and make an alpaca craft to take home. AppleFest admission is required for this activity.
Fresh Apples in the Apple Barn
Apples are the perfect snack no matter what time of day, and we have a great bunch of fresh apples that are ready to be enjoyed. This week’s varieties include Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Rome & Fuji.
Fresh-Pressed Apple Cider
It wouldn’t be fall without apple cider, and we are doing our first large cider press of the season this week. We have fresh cider available everyday in the Apple Barn in 1/2 gallon quantities or in slushie form. Come out on fall weekends to enjoy apple cider donuts for an added cider treat.
Upcoming @ The Orchard
“Happy” Halloween Hayride & OktoberFest
U-Pick Orchard Conditions
PICKING RIGHT NOW @ THE ORCHARD...
muscadine & scuppernong grapes: closed for ripening
Fall gourds: closed for ripening
pumpkins: opening the weekend of 9/21
***Picking is only available on weekends through our special events in the fall (Sept. - Dec.)