Pick Your Own Apples in North Georgia

pick your own apples north georgiaFall is here which means football, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and apple picking!

We love to visit an apple orchard in North Georgia and pick apples for the day. It’s a wonderful way to visit North Georgia and see our beautiful state.

Please call ahead as details can change before you plan your trip. Also, most apple orchards have a Facebook page as well as a website so you can get last minute event details.

Here is a list of a few North Georgia apple orchards. I have also written in more detail about Hillcrest Orchards Apple Picking Jubilee.

What is your favorite apple orchard?

Ellijay, GA

B.J. Reece Apple House & Orchards – This apple house has a wonderful bakery as well as pick your own apples. They have wagon rides, pig races, inflatable pillow, hayrides on weekends – prices for farm fun here. $2 to enter orchard. $7 half peck, $11 peck, $18 half bushel bags. Scavenger hunt, apple cannon and more (extra), BBQ. Hours 9 am – 6 pm daily until 11/1. 9131 GA 52 E, Ellijay, GA. Please call with questions – 706-276-3048. Their Facebook page is here.

Hillcrest Orchards – This orchard is chock full of family activities including: Apple Picking Jubilee through November 1st. Music, pig races, BBQ, much more. $10 festival admission (includes petting zoo) There is also you pick, pony rides, bungee jump for additional costs. Food is available for purchase. Hours 9 am – 6 pm Sat. and Sun. through October. 9696 Ga. 52 E, Ellijay, GA. 706-273-3838. Check out their Facebook page here.

Red Apple Barn at Little Bend Orchard – You pick apples and pumpkins ($5-10). Pick your own Wildflowers too! $.25 each. $5 tractor ride and tour, get a cup of cold cider, apple cider doughnut and opportunity to pick an apple $5 per person. Hours: 9 am – 6 pm Mondays – Saturdays, 12:30 – 5:30 pm Sundays. You pick apples 10:30 am – 5 pm. Saturdays 1 – 4 pm through October or until all have been picked. 3379 Tailscreek Road, Ellijay, GA. 706-635-5898. Facebook page.

R&A Orchards – Free admission and wagon ride. Roadside market. Pick your own apples. Hours are 9 am – 6 pm daily. Orchards open 10 am – 5 pm Saturdays and Sundays in September. 5505 Ga 52 East, Ellijay, GA. 706-273-3821. Facebook page.

Georgia Apple Festival – Oct 10 & 11 and Oct. 17 & Oct. 18, 2015. Location is at the Lions Club Fairgrounds on 1729 South Main the 2nd & 3rd weekends of October. There are around 300 vendors that participate each weekend with music, car shows, entertainment and of course about any kind of specialty products from the vendors. Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds, 1729 South Main Street, Ellijay, GA 30540. Phone: 706-636-4500. Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Adults $5, children under 10 are free. Parking is limited, shuttle buses are recommended to take. Facebook page.

Location is at 1 Broad Street on the downtown Ellijay square the 2nd & 3rd weekends of October – 10/10 – 10/18/15. Stroll around downtown Ellijay and enjoy the sites. There are typically 50-60 vendors up the street by the Courthouse. There is of course plenty of apples, local food vendors and a wide variety of other unique arts and crafts. The second weekend is the downtown parade which is one of the biggest in the area. In 2013, “Ellie Mae”, Donna Douglas from the Beverely Hillbillies was the Grand Marshall. Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday during the Apple Festival dates.

Blue Ridge, GA
Mercier Orchards – Blue Ridge, GA – Apple U-PICK – Weekends through October. Tractor tours. Try out their new apple cannon! Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am – 4:00pm. This event is weather permitting. If you are making a long trip to see us, call ahead to confirm.  Varieties: The types of apples ready to be picked varies throughout the season. If you are looking for a specific variety of apple, feel free to call us for an estimate on when it will be available. We are currently picking Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Rome, Cameo, Topaz, Jonagold, Granny Smith, Mutsu, Braeburn, Jonaprince, September Wonder, Ambrosia, and McIntosh apples. These apples are first come first served, so get here early if you’re looking for a specific type! You can also pick a pumpkin for $6! They also have a bakery, deli, market store, and farm winery. Visit us at Mercier Orchards while you are in Blue Ridge, Georgia. We’re one of the top tourism attractions in the whole state, and just one stop will show you why! For directions, please click here. 8660 Blue Ridge Drive, Blue Ridge, GA. 30513. Call for details – (800) 361-7731. Check out their Facebook page for events.

9/19 event: Buster Brown with Georgia Mountain Falconry is coming back this weekend! He’ll be here Saturday, September 19th from noon to 3:30 set up inside of the store for a meet and greet. Then after that, around 4, we’ll be taking a tractor up into the orchard with anyone interested to see the falcons in action! Hope to see ya there! https://georgiamountainfalconry.com/
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