Family Fun Twin Cities Guide to Apple Orchards

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Family Fun Twin Cities Guide to Apple Orchards

Twin Cities-area apple orchards have already begun throwing their doors open to usher in the picking season! Find an old favorite or a new destination to spend a fall day from our Guide below.

Come join us at our 4th Annual Orchard Crawl, hosted by Fischer’s Croix Farm Orchard, on Sunday, September 23, 2018! Tickets are just $5/pp and can be purchased using this link.


TWIN CITIES WEST METRO APPLE ORCHARDS

Family Fun Twin Cities Guide to Apple Orchards - Apple Jack

Apple Jack Orchards | Delano
Open: Aug 17-Oct, 2018
Hours: August, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sept-Oct, daily 10am-6pm
Cost: Free admission, fees for additional activities
Picking & more: PYO apples, fall raspberries and pumpkins. This orchard literally bursts with fall activities.

Apple Tree-O | Delano
Open/Hours: Labor Day 2018, then fall weekends, hours TBD
Cost: Free admission
Picking & more: PYO apples & pumpkins. Weekends bring occasional activities.

Deardorff Orchards & Vineyard | Waconia
Open: Aug 15-Oct, 2018
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 Apple Orchards - Deardorff Orchards

Fall Harvest Orchard | Montrose
Open: Aug 30-Oct, 2018
Hours: Thurs-Sun, 10am-6pm
Cost: Free admission
Picking & more: PYO apples & pumpkins available. Lots of free family activities and a few requiring a small fee.

LuceLine Orchard | Watertown
Open: Sept 1-Oct, 2018
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.

Minnetonka Orchards | Minnetrista
Open: Aug 18-Oct, 2018
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.

Family Fun Twin Cities Guide to Apple Orchards - Minnetonka Orchards

For more details about west metro apple orchards:

Twin Cities Apple Orchards: Fresh Picks in the West Metro


TWIN CITIES EAST METRO APPLE ORCHARDS

Aamodt’s Apple Farm | Stillwater
Open: Aug 4-Oct, 2018
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 Oct 2018
Hours: Click here for current hours.
Cost: Free admission, additional fees for activities
Picking & more: Pre-picked apples only among other offerings

For more details about east metro apple orchards:

Twin Cities Apple Orchards: East Metro

TWIN CITIES SOUTH METRO APPLE ORCHARDS

Afton Apple Orchard | Hastings
Open: Aug 18-Oct, 2018
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.

Applewood Orchard | Lakeville
Open: Aug 25
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, 2018
Hours: Daily, 9am-7pm; Scarecrow Festival open daily early Sept-Oct, 2018, 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.

Family Fun Twin Cities Guide to Apple Orchards - Fischers Croix Farm OrchardsFisher’s Croix Farm Orchard | Hastings
Open: Mid-Sept-Oct, 2018
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 15-Oct, 2018
Hours: Daily, 10am-6pm
Cost: Weekdays are free, weekends are $2/pp or $5 per car Sept-Oct
Picking: PYO apples

Whistling Well Farm | Hastings
Open: Sept 1, 2018
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.

For more details about south metro apple orchards:

Twin Cities Apple Orchards: Southern Hospitality
Twin Cities Apple Orchards: Southeastern Fun


TWIN CITIES NORTH METRO APPLE ORCHARDS

Sunrise River Farm

Applecrest Orchards | Hugo
Open: Sept-Nov, 2018
Hours: Daily, 9am-7pm
Cost: Free admission
Picking: Pre-picked apples only

Pleasant Valley Orchard | Taylors Falls
Open: Labor Day weekend-Oct, 2018
Hours: Daily, 10am-6pm
Cost: Free admission
Picking & more: PYO apples available weekends only, pumpkins can be picked Sept 23 thru October. Free activities and a 12 Days of Halloween event annually.

Remick’s Orchard | Anoka
Open: Aug 29-Oct 28, 2018
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.

Sunrise River Farm | Wyoming
Open: Sept-Oct, 2018; 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.

Victoria Valley Orchard | Shoreview
Open: Sept-Oct, 2018
Hours: 9am-6pm
Cost: Free admission
Picking: Pre-picked apples only

For more details about north metro apple orchards:

Twin Cities Apple Orchards: Pickings in the North Metro



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