Fall Guide 2018 :: Apple Picking


J. Reece Orchards

Location: Ellijay, GA

Description: The U-pick calendar starts on August 25 and goes through October 28. During the week, a petting farm and slide are also available. Reece Orchards has 20 varieties of apples on 120 acres.

Cost: During the week–$2 per person ages 2+ includes access to U-pick orchards. Bags to fill are an additional cost based on size. Weekends– $5 for 3+, but also includes pig races and cow milking.

Hillcrest Orchards

Location: Ellijay, GA

Description: The Apple Pickin’ Jubilee is a weekend festival held September 8-October 28 that includes apple picking, milking a cow, swimming pig races, live bands, and cloggers. A farm market and bakery are open every day. There are 2 sizes of apple picking bags to choose from on the weekends.

Cost: Weekdays– $8/person includes a petting farm, wagon rides, and playgrounds. Weekends– $12/person includes Apple Pickin’ Jubilee.

R&A Orchards

Location: Ellijay, GA

Description: Pick Your Own Apples available weekends in September.

Cost: pay per bag, price depends on the size of the bag. No admission fee.

Mercier Orchards

Location: Blue Ridge, GA

Description: Pick your own apples on Saturdays and Sundays 10-4, weather permitting through September. There is also a Market Café on site.

Cost: $4 tractor tour for 4+, 3 and under are free. One peck bag available for $14.

Red Apple Barn

Location: Ellijay, GA

Description: Admission includes a tractor ride to and from the orchard, a cup of cold cider, an apple cider doughnut, rock painting, and a play area. Apple picking is available Saturdays and Sundays in September and October (or until apples are all picked). There is also a pumpkin patch in October that includes monster-sized pumpkins.

Cost: $7/person admission, children 2 and under free. Quarter-peck apple bags $4.

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