Best Apple Picking Orchards in Georgia

It’s apple season! Pick your own crisp, juicy apples and enjoy family-friendly extras at one of these orchards. Expect to pay around $8 per half-peck of apples. Be sure to check with the orchard on availability before you go.

Hillcrest Orchards 

The orchard’s Apple Pickin’ Jubilees occur on weekends; visitors can pick from several tasty varieties, including Mutsu and Goldrush. In addition to apple picking, the $14 admission fee includes farm activities and games. Visit the café for homemade treats.

B.J. Reece Orchard 

Crimson Crisp, Rome Beauty and Stayman Winesap are just a few of the apple varieties available to pick. The orchard fee is $2 on weekdays and $5 on Saturdays and Sundays. Kids can enjoy a wagon ride, cow milking, pig races and the giant slide; more activities are available for purchase. Grab a fried apple pie at the market and bakery before heading home.

Mercier Orchards

Enjoy a tractor tour of this 75-year-old orchard before you begin picking Paula Reds and Ginger Golds. Admission, $5. You’ll also find pies, cookies, doughnuts, bread and other treats at the Market Store; enjoy lunch at the market café.

 

Red Apple Barn 

The orchard’s $7.50 admission fee includes apple picking, a tractor ride to the orchard, farm tour, games, cider and a doughnut. Enjoy the kids’ playground and stop in the farm market, which sells everything from fried pies to peanut brittle.

R&A Orchards 

This farm planted its first apple trees more than 70 years ago and today has more than 60 acres of trees, including Winesap, Ginger Golden and Jonagold. You-pick apples and farm tours are available on weekends in September. The roadside market offers all things apple: jams, jellies, sauces and pies.

Hillside Orchard

Purchase a picking bag and choose from a wide selection of apple varieties. Kids will enjoy the playground, barnyard, giant sandbox and antique farm equipment. Take a train ride around the orchard for $4. The farm’s retail store offers something for everyone- fried pies, salad dressings, syrups and jellies. 

Apple Festivals:

Big Red Apple Festival, Cornelia

Arts and crafts, children’s area, classic car show, hayrides, cornhole tournament, everything apple competition and more. Sept. 28. 

Georgia Apple Festival, Ellijay

Ellijay is known for being apple country and this fall festival celebrates their prize fruit. Watch the parade and take part in apple-themed activities. Oct. 12 and 13; Oct. 19 and 20.

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