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Celebrate the Harvest!

‘Tis the season of fresh, crisp, fall apples, of pressed cider, and apple butter. Just before everything from lattes to beer are flavored with pumpkin spice, there is the season of the apple. The Central Virginia area is a great place to pick your own apples at family-friendly orchards, to make a day of it with a hayride and taking a turn to churn the apple butter. We’ve sought out the local apple harvest festivals and pick-your-own orchards so you don’t have to. Here’s our list!

The Apple Barn at Carter Mountain Orchard

The Apple Barn at Carter Mountain Orchard

CENTRAL VIRGINIA APPLE FESTIVALS

 

Apple Orchard 1

Drumheller’s Orchard Festival | September 30; October 1; 21-22, 2017

Drumheller’s Orchard | 1130 Drumheller Orchard Lane | Lovingston, VA | Nelson County

434-263-5036

A fifth generation family farm celebrates the harvest with fresh apple butter, apple cider, and various food vendors. Inedible delights include live music, hayrides, corn maze, pumpkin patch, apple slingshot, and kid zone.

 

Apple Butter Makin’ Festival | October 7 & 21, 2017

Silver Creek & Seamans’ Orchards | 5529 Crabtree Falls Hwy | Tyro, VA | Nelson County

434-277-5824

Help make apple butter by taking a turn to stir the pot! Then explore the corn maze or pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.

Apple Trees

Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival | October 7-8; 14-15; 21-22, 2017

Graves Mountain Lodge | Route 670 | Syria, VA | Madison County

540-923-4231

This celebration will feature apple butter-making, over 70 arts & craft vendors, hayrides, a maze, bluegrass music, and cloggers.

 

Amherst Apple Harvest Festival | October 21-22, 2017

Amherst County High School | 139 Lancer Lane | Amherst, VA | Amherst County

Gather together with your neighbors and enjoy fresh apples, cider, crafts, food vendors, musicians, and dancers.

 

Pink Lady Fun Day | October 28, 2017

Silver Creek & Seamans’ Orchards | 5529 Crabtree Falls Hwy | Tyro, VA | Nelson County

434-277-5824

Festivities include an apple tasting, cider pressing, cider tasting, scavenger hunt, and live music.

 

Apple Orchard 3

 

PICK YOUR OWN or BUY FRESHLY PICKED APPLES

Carter Mountain Orchard

View from Carter Mountain Orchard

View from Carter Mountain Orchard

 

1435 Carters Mountain Trail | Charlottesville, VA

434-977-1833

Open Daily during the season

 

Chiles Peach Orchard

1351 Greenwood Road | Crozet, VA | Nelson County

434-823-1583

Open Daily during the season

 

Saunders Brothers Farm Market

2717 Tye Brook Hwy | Piney River, VA | Nelson County

434-277-5455 ext. 37

Closed Sundays

 

Dickie Bros. Orchard

2685 Dickie Road | Roseland, VA | Nelson County

434-277-5516

Open Daily during season

 

Morris Orchard

226 Tobacco Row Lane | Monroe, VA | Amherst County

434-929-2401

Open Daily during season

Fresh pressed apple cider every week

Apple Orchard 2

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