MEA at the Orchard

By October 17, 2023Pleasant Valley Orchard

This week has been just golden!? Every day has been a perfect fall day and we’re looking forward to a beautiful weekend! This weekend we start our annual end of season special event: The 12 Days of Halloween. We’ve got lots of special activities planned and weekday specials!

To start it all off – this Friday, October 20th we will have Spooky Story time featuring the book, Halloween at the Orchard, by Phyllis Alsdurf with readings at 11 am and 12:30 pm. Friday we are able to offer PYO apples and we will have the food trailer open serving up apple cider donuts, slushees and hot cider. Finally on Friday, we will have hayrides going with an optional stop in the pumpkin patch to pick out your own pumpkin!

On Saturday and Sunday, we will have the regular line -up of activities (food trailer, hayrides, music) and the final weekend of pick-your-own apples, this weekend featuring Fireside apples. Saturday and Sunday we are also bringing back our popular Orchard Scavenger Hunt for kids and families. Complete the game for a prize!

Its the best of the apple world right now too! Apples available in the store are all your favorites! Honeycrisp, SweeTango™, First Kiss™, Haralson, Honeygold, Cortland, SnowSweet, Sweet 16, Fireside, Prairie Spy and Frostbite. Soon we will add Keepsake. ?

Finally, don’t miss trying your skills at baking with real pumpkin. Enter our pumpkin baking contest to win cool prizes from The Oven Mitt and the Orchard.

The regular season ends at 5 pm on October 31st; and November hours will begin Thursday, November 2nd when we will be open Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm. Not open Thanksgiving weekend. Our last weekend of the season will be November 30, December 1 & 2 from 10 am to 4 pm. Lots of end of season specials in November and December!