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/

Apple Picking 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 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. $2 to enter, $5 wagon ride. $6 half peck, $11 peck, $18 half bushel bags. Scavenger hunt, apple cannon (extra), BBQ. Hours 9 am – 6 pm daily until 10/31. 9131 GA 52 E, Ellijay, GA. 706-276-3048.
Hillcrest Orchards – This orchard is chock full of family activities including: apple picking jubilee through Oct. music, pig races, BBQ, much more. $7 admission (mini golf, pick your own) you pick $7 and $11. Petting farm $3, pony ride $5, bungee jump $7. Food. Hours 9 am – 6 pm Sat and Sun through Oct. 28. 9696 Ga. 52 E, Ellijay, GA. 706-273-3838.
Red Apple Barn at Little Bend Orchard – You pick apples and pumpkins ($5-10). Pick your own Wildflowers too! $.25 each. $5 hay ride, 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.
R&A Orchards – Free admission and wagon ride. Roadside market. Pick your own apples in $8 and $14 bags. 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.
Georgia Apple Festival – Oct 11 & 12 and Oct. 18 & Oct. 19, 2014. 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.
Location is at 1 Broad Street on the downtown Ellijay square the 2nd & 3rd weekends of October. 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 – Prices: $10 a peck and $18 a 1/2 bushel. Tractor tours are $2 per person. 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.

 

Hillcrest Orchards Fall 2014 Apple Picking Season

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!

Hillcrest Orchards Fall 2013 Apple Picking Season

Visit Hillcrest Orchards farm market this Labor Day weekend for fresh picked apples including Honey Crisp, Ginger Gold, Gala, Jonagold and Fuji. The bakers are cooking up hot apple pies, cider doughnuts and apple fritters hot out of the fryer. Hop on the wagon for a relaxing ride through the orchard. Visit the petting farm with a new crop of baby farm animals waiting to be hugged and petted.

Hillcrest Orchards also debuts their apple pickin’ jubilee on September 7, 2013 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 our giant slide down the mountain. There is a new kids play area for extra fun. You can even get your picture made on one of their live steers. Jump for Joy in the Giant Jumping Pillow! Get Lost in the New Corny Kids’ Maze!

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. Click here for directions and more information. Apple varieties: Golden & Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, Pinata, Ambrosia, Gala & Honey Crisp with more coming in. Pig races are at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm & 4:30 pm each day of the festival.

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 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!

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for September 14 – September 16, 2012.

Fowler Park

Fall is here and we love the football, festivals, farms and all the rest of the fun that comes along with it. Here’s a roundup of weekend events in Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, September 14

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Brookwood Farmers Market  – At a new location this year – Caney Creek Preserve. Lots of fun activities for the kids, fresh produce, unique crafts, musical entertainment and more!

5:00 pm – Mellow Mushroom at The Avenue Forsyth – Family Fun Friday. For the kids: Balloon Art at 5 PM, Medium Cheese Pizza $10, $3 Mel’s Kids Floats. For the Adults: Live music at 7:30 PM.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Sweet & Sassy Girls Night Out at The Avenue Forsyth. Mini-facial, hand treatment, polish, limo ride, pizza & snacks, dancing, giveaways! $25.00 per girl, reservations required. Call the store for details. 770.781.030.

Saturday, September 15

11:00 am – 7:00 pm – Lambert Family Music Festival – Lambert High School, 805 Nichols Road, Cumming, GA. This a one day event with live music, 75 arts & crafts vendors, kids play area, and more to benefit the award winning Lambert High School Stampede Band.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble storytime at The Avenues Forsyth. Barbie: The Princess and the Pop Star. It’s a very Barbie Storytime! Come join us as we read about the adventure of The Princess and the Pop Star. Great for anyone who loves Barbie.

11:00 am – Quarter Midget Racing – Cumming Fairgrounds -The North Georgia Quarter Midget Association welcomes you and your family to come out and watch the races. Admission is free; we have concessions and plenty of excitement for the whole family. Quarter Midget Racing is a family oriented sport for children ages 5 to 16. Children race in Quarter Midget cars that are a scaled-down (approximately 1/4 scale) version of an actual midget-racecar on oval tracks that are approximately 1/20th of a mile.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Midway Family Fall Festival, Post Road, Cumming, GA. Join the businesses of Midway Festival for a fun afternoon of games and prizes for the kids, great food, demonstrations and music! Free admission!

ALL WEEKEND

Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Always the 3rd weekend, the Market features Antiques, Home Decor and Collectibles. Come shop as over 150 dealers have brought treasures form all over to North Georgia.

9am – 5 pm Friday
9am – 6pm Saturday
10 am – 5 pm Sunday

$3 Admission Friday – Sunday (good all weekend) (children under 12 free)

NEARBY EVENTS

Burt’s Pumpkin Farm – 5 Burt’s Farm Rd Dawsonville, Georgia 30534. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. Admission is free. The hayrides will be weekends only until October then the hayrides will be 7 days a week. Hayride cost: Adults $5.00, Kids 12 & under $4.00, infants 12 months and under free.

NEARBY EVENTS

Hillcrest Orchards – Apple Pickin’ Jubilee begins September 8! Hillcrest Orchards is open daily: 9:00am – 6:00pm (Sept. 8 – Oct.) Admission is $6.00 per person. Click here for directions and more information. Apple varieties: Golden & Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, Pinata, Ambrosia, Gala & Honey Crisp with more coming in. Pig races are at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm & 4:30 pm each day of the festival.

APPLE ORCHARDS/CORN MAZES/FARM FUN

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 and Kinsey Family Farm are also fun-filled places to visit.

Apple Pickin’ Jubilee at Hillcrest Orchards Starts September 8, 2012.

Trip to Hillcrest Orchards

One of our family’s favorite things to do is to go to North Georgia and pick apples. The weather is cooling off and the apple orchards are opening for business! Pack up a picnic basket and take your family to Ellijay, GA for the day!

Hillcrest Orchards debuts their apple pickin’ jubilee on September 8, 2012 and it runs 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 our giant slide down the mountain. There is a new kids play area for extra fun. You can even get your picture made on one of their live steers. Jump for Joy in the Giant Jumping Pillow! Get Lost in the New Corny Kids’ Maze!

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. 8 – Oct.) Admission is $6.00 per person. Click here for directions and more information. Apple varieties: Golden & Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, Pinata, Ambrosia, Gala & Honey Crisp with more coming in. Pig races are at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm & 4:30 pm each day of the festival.

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 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!


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