The Tradition Continues
Over the years, Apple Day has become a local tradition. We are pleased to welcome many of the same families who return year after year mostly because they so enjoy being part of life on a family farm, even for just one day. If you were fortunate enough to attend the first Apple Festival 36 years ago, you might have sampled fresh apple crisp baked by Gary’s Mom, helped make the batter-dipped apple rings, and parked your car with assistance from the Mount relatives!
Although much has stayed the same of the years, some things have changed. Now, for instance, Apple Day is a two-day celebration, and while the relatives still love to visit us on Apple Day, they come to enjoy the day, their tasks assumed by a cadre of Princeton University students.
Apple Day gives everyone the opportunity to enjoy the fun activities associated with farming—especially the Terhune Orchards’ staff. Most farm work is suspended for the weekend, and staff become official festival “hosts.”
Make Apple Day a tradition for your family by joining your friends, neighbors, and coworkers for this year’s fun activities and excitement! Help us celebrate the Apple Harvest, Apple Cider, and Autumn by coming to Apple Day at Terhune Orchards on September 15th and 16th, 10am-5pm.
A Weekend of Fun
We’ve planned a whole weekend of fun for everyone — grandparents, moms, dads, and children of all ages! We’ll have farm wagon rides and horse-drawn wagon rides, pony rides, pumpkin painting, and scarecrow making for the kids. Visit our adventure barn to see what stories and farm fun you can see. Each year, Terhune Orchards Farm Staff spends the year planning a new and fun theme for the barn. Our amazing Corn Stalk Maze is a walk through a cornfield – can you find you way out? The adventure barn and corn maze will remain open every weekend through the end of October for some family fun during Terhune Orchards’ October Fall Festival weekends.
There’s always lots to do at Apple Day. Try your hand at some “farmer” chores by feeding the animals and picking some apples and pumpkins. Say hello to our yellow Labrador dogs, Apple and Peach.
Hop on a tractor-drawn wagon to tour the orchards and our pumpkin patch. Follow our Trail Signs and enjoy the natural beauty of local flora and fauna along our Farm Trail. Just follow the path starting at the horse stable and say hello to Mexicali, our horse-in-residence.
Bring your appetite!
After walking in the country air, you won’t be able to resist the delightful aromas beckoning from Pam’s outdoor down-home “cafe.” Join us for lunch again this year. Watch the pig roast in an outdoor roasting pit. There’s nothing like a fresh pork sandwich! Our “Everything Apple ” buffet will include fresh apple pies, apple cider donuts, apple salad, apple muffins, and lots of other “apple” goodies and, of course, traditional fare of hot dogs, soup, chicken, pies, cider and more.
Relax in the shade and listen to The Daisy Jug Band, one of our favorites, play real country music while dunking your donut in some of Terhune Orchards savory hot or cold fresh-pressed cider.
Make your own scarecrow We supply the straw and bags full of old clothes. You supply the imagination. All out of imagination? Find our “samples” lurking in some very unusual places in our Farm Yard! Check out our “bee” “hanging” around Pam’s flower garden in front of the house.
Empire, Stayman Winesap, and Red Delicious apples by the pound. Terhune Orchards dwarf apple trees located in the front by the pond make it easy. No ladders, no climbing. The apples are within easy reach. They’re great in pies, applesauce, and for crunchy snacking. Scout our five-acre pick-your-own pumpkin patch to find that special Halloween pumpkin. Or, choose one from the bins stacked high with pumpkins of all sizes.
Parking & Admission
Parking is available at the Farm. Apple Day is held rain or shine. Admission is $5.00. Children under 3 admitted free.
The Farm Store, pumpkin and mum display and our new winery and tasting room are open without admission fee. Convenient parking is available at the farm on Cold Soil Road. It’s a great place to bring your out-of-town guests and to meet your neighbors.
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