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 apple 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:

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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