Family Fun Twin Cities Guide to Family Friendly Apple Orchards


The Twin Cities is perfect for family friendly apple orchards. Pick your own or grab a pre-picked bag and have some fun along the way. Use the guide below to find an old favorite or a new destination to spend a fall day with the kids.

Family Fun Twin Cities Guide to Family Friendly Apple Orchards

MAP OF TWIN CITIES METRO APPLE ORCHARDS

WEST METRO FAMILY FRIENDLY APPLE ORCHARDS

Family Fun Twin Cities Guide to Family Friendly Apple Orchards

Apple Jack Orchards | Delano
Open: Through Oct, 2019
Hours: Daily, 10am-6pm (last Fun Farm entry at 5pm)
Cost: Starting Labor Day weekend, admission is free Mon-Thurs but PYO apples and most of the activities are closed. Fri-Sun, admission costs $5/pp and includes a wagon ride ticket. There are extra fees for additional activities or you can save $ with an all-access wristband ($10-$15).
Picking & more: PYO apples and pumpkins. This orchard literally bursts with fall activities (but bring your wallet for activities like the jumping pillow, cow train and apple cannon.) There are a few free diversions such as a play area and petting farm. A cafe and bakery onsite will fill your dining needs.

Apple Tree-O | Delano
Open/Hours: Mid-September 2019, then fall weekends, hours TBD
Cost: Free admission
Picking & more: PYO apples & pumpkins. Weekends bring occasional activities.

Deardorff Orchards & Vineyard | Waconia
Open: Sept 7-Oct, 2019
Hours: Orchard: Wed-Sun, 10am-6pm & Winery Tasting Room: Friday 3-8, Sat & Sun 12-6
Cost: Free admission, free family activities
Picking & more: Ride the tractor into the orchard to pick your own apples. There is a limited amount of free activities; adults may enjoy the onsite winery.

Family Fun Twin Cities Guide to Family Friendly Apple Orchards

Fall Harvest Orchard | Montrose
Open: Aug 29-Oct 27, 2019
Hours: Thurs-Sun, 10am-6pm plus Labor Day and Wed of MEA weekend
Cost: Free admission
Picking & more: PYO apples & pumpkins available. Lots of free family activities to enjoy (corn boxes, tire mountains, lots of hands-on animal encounters) and a few requiring a small fee such as the jumping pillow and corn maze.

LuceLine Orchard | Watertown
Open: Aug 31-Oct, 2019
Hours:
Wed-Sun, 10am-6pm

Cost: Free admission, some fees for additional activities
Picking & more: Apples are pre-picked, but there are lots of other activities onsite to stay busy, including some that are open on weekdays such as the hay mountain, petting farm, corn boxes and swings.

Minnetonka Orchards | Minnetrista
Open: Aug 31-Oct, 2019
Hours: Daily, 10am-7pm
Cost: Free admission weekdays, $8/pp weekends covers all activities including hayrides.
Picking & more: PYO apples. Visit during the weekday if you can to take advantage of lots of free activities – hayrides are $3.

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EAST METRO FAMILY FRIENDLY APPLE ORCHARDS

Aamodt’s Apple Farm | Stillwater
Open: Aug 4-Oct, 2019
Hours: 10am-6pm daily, PYO 10am-5pm daily
Cost: Free admission
Picking & more: PYO apples, pay for the bag in advance. There are a few free activities and much to do that requires a small fee. Adults may enjoy the onsite winery.

Pine Tree Apple Orchard | White Bear Lake
Open: Salesroom open Aug 20-March, 2019; fall activities through October
Hours: Click here for current hours.
Cost: Free admission, additional fees for activities
Picking & more: Pre-picked apples only among other offerings

White Pine Berry Farm | River Falls WI
Open: Late August – October for Apples
Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays 9am-2pm (or by appt.)
Cost: Free admission, call or check Facebook before heading out!
Picking & more: Honeycrisp, Zestar, Sweet Sixteen, Harrel Red. No activities announced for 2019 yet.

For more details about east metro apple orchards:

Twin Cities Apple Orchards: East Metro

SOUTH METRO FAMILY FRIENDLY APPLE ORCHARDS

Afton Apple Orchard | Hastings
Open: Aug 24-Oct, 2019
Hours: Daily, 10am-6pm
Cost: Admission is $5/pp ages 5+, $4/pp under 5, includes some orchard activities.
Picking & more: PYO apples, fall raspberries & pumpkins. There is lots to do here that is included with the admission fee such as the playground, huge tire mountain and petting farm. The cow train and jumping pillow and corn maze (opening Sept 14) cost extra.

Applewood Orchard | Lakeville
Open: Aug 31, 2019
Hours: Daily, 10am-6pm
Cost: Free admission
Picking & more: PYO apples, limited free kids activities, additional fees for activities.

Carpenter St Croix Valley Nature Center Orchard | Hastings
Open: Daily, 8am-4:30pm (nature center hours)
Cost: Free admission
Picking & more: Pre-picked apples only. Stop in at the nature center for some animal exhibits.

Emma Krumbee’s Orchard & Farm | Belle Plaine
Open: Mid-August through Oct, 2019
Hours: Daily, 9am-7pm; Scarecrow Festival open daily early Sept-Oct, 2019, 10am-6pm
Cost: Admission to the Scarecrow Festival is $6/pp+tax
Picking & more: Call the crop hotline at 952-873-3006 before coming out to get the schedule for PYO apples, raspberries & pumpkins. Emma’s is busy with activities and a restaurant.

Fisher’s Croix Farm Orchard | Hastings
Open: Mid-Sept-Oct, 2019
Hours: Tues-Sun, 9:30am-5pm
Cost: Free admission, fees for additional activities
Picking & details: Fischer’s Croix Farm Orchard is a beautiful apple orchard and a great place to visit with your family!  Apples (pick-your-own and pre-picked), pumpkin patch, gourds, corn maze, farm animals, weekend wagon rides, and more.

Sponsel’s Minnesota Harvest | Jordan
Open: Aug 17-Oct, 2019
Hours: Daily, 10am-6pm
Cost: Weekdays are free, weekends are $2/pp or $5 per car Sept-Oct
Picking & more: PYO apples ($20/bag paid in advance). Visit the barnyard for a visit with the animals, try out the apple cannon or the corn maze.

Whistling Well Farm | Hastings
Open: Aug 31, 2019
Hours: Daily, 9am-6pm
Cost: Free admission
Picking & more: PYO apples or pre-picked options. Limited children’s activities on a lovely small farm setting.

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NORTH METRO FAMILY FRIENDLY APPLE ORCHARDS

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Applecrest Orchards | Hugo
Open: Sept-Nov, 2019
Hours: Daily, 9am-7pm
Cost: Free admission
Picking: Pre-picked apples only

Knapton’s | Rockford
Open: Late August-October
Hours: Daily, 9am-5pm
Cost: Free admission
Picking: Pre-picked apples; pick-your-own pumpkins. Children must be supervised.

Pleasant Valley Orchard | Taylors Falls
Open: Sept 5-Oct, 2019
Hours: Daily, 10am-6pm
Cost: Free admission
Picking & more: PYO apples available weekends only, pumpkins can be picked mid-Sept thru October. Free activities and a 12 Days of Halloween event annually.

Remick’s Orchard | Anoka
Open: Sept 8-Oct, 2019
Hours: Daily, 9am-6pm.
Cost: Free admission on weekdays, $8/pp weekends ages 4+ for fall fun activities.
Picking & more: Apples are pre-picked, pick your own pumpkin for .39/lb. Activities (weekends only) include crowd-pleasers like duck races, a train ride, straw bale maze and more.

Sunrise River Farm | Wyoming
Open: Sept 3-Oct, 2019; check their website for opening day information
Hours: Tues-Sun, 10am-6pm
Cost: Free admission
Picking & more: PYO apples and a quiet atmosphere with free family activities such as a farmyard and small play area. There are also train and wagon rides for a small fee.

Victoria Valley Orchard | Shoreview
Open: Sept-Oct, 2019
Hours: 9am-6pm
Cost: Free admission
Picking: Pre-picked apples only

For more details about north metro apple orchards:

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