Apple Picking

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    Delicious apples that you pick yourself.Showalter's apple trees in Timberville.Fresh on the tree at Williams Orchard in Wytheville.
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    Juicy, fresh-picked apples are hard to beat.

    Visit Virginia's orchards to pluck your own, or find an apple themed festival for ready-to-eat treats!

    Central Virginia | Shenandoah Valley
    Blue Ridge Highlands | Northern Virginia | Chesapeake Bay 

     

     

     



     

     

    Central Virginia

    Charlottesville - Carter Mountain Orchard - Pick your own and pre-picked peaches and nectarines (July-August) and apples (mid-August through November). Our bakery serves fresh-baked pies and cookies, hand-dipped ice cream, and our famous Apple Cider Donuts!

    Crozet - Chiles Peach Orchard - Pick your own strawberries in the spring, sweet cherries and peaches in the summer, and apples and pumpkins in the fall! Our Ice Cream Parlor serves up frozen yogurt, soft-serve ice cream, sundaes, shakes and other refreshing treats!

    Lovingston - Drumheller's Apple Orchard - Many varieties of apples including red and golden delicious, festivals, wagon rides to the pumpkin patch and 5-acre Corn Maze on weekends.

    Monroe - Morris Orchard - Apples'n cider donuts on weekends in October. Hay creations in fall with Halloween decorations. Apple butter making first and last Saturday in October.

    Monroe - Rock Hill Orchard - Fresh-picked-apples include Red & Golden Delicious, Winesap, Fuji, and Stayman. Some pick-your-own on weekends - call ahead. Old fashioned candy apples, apple butter, jams and jellies, ham, fresh cider, and more.

    Piney River - Saunder's Brothers Orchard & Farm Market - Fresh-picked apples include Gala, Golden and Red Delicious, Fuji, Braeburn and Pink Lady. Apples are available starting early August through November.

    Roseland - Dickie Brothers Orchard - Come visit our orchard/farm that has been in the family since England's King George granted the land to our family in 1752. We grow about 100 acres of apples, with about 15 different varieties. Nestled against the eastern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the cool mountain air gives our apples great color and excellent flavor.

    Syria - Graves' Mountain Apple Pick-Your-Own Orchard - Come to Graves Mountain farm and pick your apples from our trees. But, whether you pick your own apples or pucharse them already picked by our farmhands you will be sure to fine a few varieties to tickle your tastebuds.

    Tyro - Fitzgerald's Orchard - Apple varieties include Red and Golden Delicious, Gala, Rome, Stayman, Granny Smith and York. Open Monday - Saturday during apple season.

    EVENTS 

    Lovingston - Sept. 28-29, Oct. 19-20 - Apple Harvest & Apple Butter Festival at Drumheller's Orchard - Featuring apples, apple butter, cider, honey, country hams, pumpkins and baskets. Food available for purchase, apple sling shot, arts and crafts, bouncy houses, hayrides and corn maze (weather permitting). Free parking and entertainment.

    Tyro - Oct. 5 & 19- Apple Butter Makin' Festival at Silver Creek and Seaman's Orchards - We make our apple butter the old-fashioned way in large copper kettles. Products for sale include apples, apple butter, jams, jellies, cider, cookbooks, gifts, and more. Pick your own pumpkins, children's games, food, crafters, corn maze, and a clown to visit with.

    Syria - Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 - Graves' Mountain Apple Harvest Festival - Enjoy fun-filled days complete with Graves famous Food, live bluegrass music and cloggers, arts & crafts, hay maze and hay mountain, hayrides, horseback rides, pick-your-own apples and watch kettles of apple butter cook over an open fire.

     

     

    Shenandoah Valley

    Daleville - Ikenberry Orchards - Fresh-picked apples -- Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, York, Winesap, Stayman, Rome. Peaches, sweet corn, and other summer vegetables available in season. Pumpkins, Indian corn, straw in season.

    Stephens City - Rinker Orchards - Easily accessible, clean orchard, quality fruit, containers provided, and free recipes. A pick-your-own orchard.

    Timberville - Showalter's Orchard & Greenhouse - Showalter's apples are 45 cents/lb or less! These include Stayman, York, Fuji, Red Delicious, and Rome varieties.

    Timberville - Turkey Knob Apple Orchard - Turkey Knob Apples are grown on more than 3,500 acres of orchards in Virginia's mineral-enriched limestone soil (since 1918). Choose from Ginger Gold, Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Rome, Stayman, Granny Smith, Cameo, Virginia Gold, York, Fuji, Albermarle, Pippin, Pink Lady, and Empire.

    Winchester - Marker-Miller Orchard - Fresh produce and baked goods; front porch with rocking chairs, children’s play center and picnic area; pick-your-own raspberries, greens beans, pumpkins and apples (each available by season).

    Winchester - Virginia Farm Market - Sample crisp Winchester-Frederick County apples with a dozen varieties to choose from. Taste our jug-your-own apple cider, and smell the hot apple pies.

    EVENTS 

    Luray - Sept. 21 - Apple Butter Celebration in Shenandoah National Park - Enjoy freshly made apple butter, apple candy, apple art, and more!

    Raphine - Oct. 19 - Apple Butter Festival at Wade's Mill - A great day for the family, featuring maple syrup, homemade bread, live music, crafts, baskets, chestnuts, and, of course, apple butter!

     

     

    Blue Ridge Highlands

    Ararat - Levering Orchard - The South's largest pick-your-own cherry orchard with many acres of apples, peaches, pears, and nectarines. The Levering Orchard was first founded in 1908. Visitors are encouraged to bring their entire families - and yes, this is a pet friendly facility.

    Cana - Ayers' Orchard - The orchard offers pick-your-own cherries, apples, peaches, nectarines, and plums. The crops are seasonal and you must plan your trip according to the season that the crop is ready to pick. Hiking and picnicking are encouraged.

    Woolwine - Wade's Orchard - Local grown apples, peaches, cabbage, tomatoes, honey & other assorted produce and canned goods as season permits.

    Wytheville - Williams Orchard - We have a wide variety of produce from July until October ranging from apples and corn to pumpkins and gourds.

     

     

    Northern Virginia

    Purcellville - Crooked Run Orchard - Apples and pumpkins available in quantity amounts. We have farm animals, a nature trail, and picnic tables. Please, no dogs. Call before visiting the farm about pick-your-own information.

     

     

    Chesapeake Bay

    Oak Grove - Westmoreland Berry Farm and Orchard - Slow down and spend a day at the farm. At the Westmoreland Berry Farm and Orchard you will not run out of sweet things to do. Come to the farm, pick seasonally, picnic along the river, hike trails in the Vorhees Nature Preserve and ride your bike down country lanes. Apples available late August through October!

Last Updated: 11/21/2013 8:50 PM
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