I’ve been wanting to go apple picking for years and am now determined to make it happen, but had no idea where to go! I polled friends via Twitter and got a ton of great suggestions and will follow up with a full report when I finally hit the orchards in Sept/Oct. Have to wait for it to cool off just a little bit more….
Here are the places/events I was recommended, so you can plan your own apple picking adventure this Fall! Be sure to click on the site links to get the costs of the actual apples (pecks, bushels, etc).
Mercier Orchards- Blue Ridge, GA. Sat/Sun 10-4pm. Free tractor rides and U-Pick Apples. Bakery, deli, market with apple items and home decor.
Hillcrest Orchards - Elijay, GA. Sat/Sun 9-6pm. $6 entry.U-Pick Apples, Petting Farm ($3), bakery and ice cream parlor, farm market.
Reece Apple Orchards - Elijay, GA. In Sept/Oct daily 8am-6pm. $2 ride to U-Pick orchard, petting farm, wagon rides, apple cannon, and bakery with famous fried apple pies. Not just apples, peaches too!
Red Apple Barn - Elijay, GA. In Sat/Sun. $5 tractor ride/tour. 1/4 peck from $4. Market features apple bread, muscadine & blackberry cider, fritters, jams/jellies, and more!
Georgia Apple Festival - Elijay, GA. 10/13-14, 10/20-21. $5. 300+ vendors, demos, crafts, car show and parade.
Embrace this fun Fall activity and support our local farmers in the process!