Hillcrest Orchards debuts their Apple Pickin’ Jubilee on September 6, 2014 and it runs every weekend through October. This is the only time that you can pick your own apples at this orchard.
Pick your fun at the annual “Apple Pickin’ Jubilee” where you can pick your own apples, milk a cow, watch live pig races, walk a nature trail, visit the petting farm ($3.00 per person), take a wagon ride through the orchard, visit the Moonshine Museum and watch live bands and cloggers on the Hillcrest Stage.
Visit the playground, fly on a zip line and ride their giant slide down the mountain. NEW kids playground, hillbilly mini golf, an apple adventure museum and cow train ride around the orchard for extra fun. Jump for Joy on the Giant Jumping Pillow!
Visit the bakery and ice cream parlor for homemade fried apple pies, apple cider doughnuts, apple fritters, homemade ice cream and fudge. Wash it all down with some fresh cold apple cider. They will have the grill fired up outside in the festival area for hamburgers, hotdogs and barbecue along with Billy Bob’s famous boiled peanuts, turkey legs and roasted corn.
Hillcrest Orchards is open daily: 9:00am – 6:00pm (Sept. – Oct.) 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Nov.) Admission is $7.00 per person, $3.00 for petting zoo. Click here for directions and more information. Apple varieties: Golden & Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, Pinata, Ambrosia, Gala & Honey Crisp and more. Pig races are at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm & 4:30 pm each day of the festival only.
Hillcrest Orchards 9696 Hwy 52 East Ellijay, Ga. 30536 706-273-3838 www.hillcrestorchards.net
APPLE ORCHARDS / CORN MAZES / FARMS IN NORTH GEORGIA
It is the start of apple season and the orchards are opening! Here is a directory of apple orchards and festivals in North Georgia. There are also corn mazes opening from Buford to Uncle Shuck’s to the North Georgia corn maze! Cagle’s Family Farm, Warbington Farms and Kinsey Family Farm are also a fun-filled place to visit.
If you can’t make it out to the apple orchards but want to enjoy fresh North Georgia apples, check out City Produce in Cumming, GA on the corner across from Dairy Queen. They are already bringing in apples from Ellijay!