VA Apples

THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & CONSUMER SERVICES

THE VIRGINIA APPLE BOARD

PHONE (434) 984-0573

ADDRESS 900 Natural Resources Dr, Suite 300  Charlottesville, VA 22903

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The Virginia Apple Board is an official commodity board of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services --promoting research, education and marketing efforts for the state's apple industry through assistance to the Virginia Apple Growers Association.

© 2019 by The Virginia Apple Board

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EVENTS

Apple

Festivals & Events: 

Fun in Virginia!

More than just great taste, apples represent big business in Virginia; the state ranks sixth in the nation in apple production. Approximately $30 million is added to the state’s economy each year through the sale of fresh market apples and products such as applesauce, processed apple slices, apple butter, apple juice and cider. In addition, there are the tourism dollars, generated by the many regional apple festivals.

 

Festival-goers can choose from a variety of events which feature apple sales, taste samples and apple-related foods and crafts. Festivals often offer music, square dancing or line dancing, folklore and demonstrations as well. They can also be an excellent way to stock up on locally-grown and produced agricultural products such as wine, pumpkins, ornamental gourds, Indian corn, jams, jellies or fall vegetables.

FALL 2019

PANCAKE BREAKFAST EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Chiles Peach Orchard

1351 Greenwood Road

Crozet, VA 22932

​Saturdays: 9AM - 11AM 

Sundays: 10AM - 12 PM 

We do the cooking and cleanup, you enjoy time together with family and friends!
Each Saturday and Sunday we offer all you can eat pancakes, served with fresh seasonal fruit toppings, a side of sausage, biscuits, sausage gravy, and your choice of coffee, orange juice, or milk!

Orchard Name | Sponsoring Organization:

Chiles Peach Orchard of Chiles Family Orchards

Event Information Phone:

434-823-1583

FALL FESTIVAL AT HARTLAND FARM

Hartland Farm

3205 Hartland Lane

Markham, VA 22643

Every weekend through the end of October!

Corn maze, World's best hayrides, Pig Races at Hartland Downs, Jumping Pillow for ages 3-12, 60 foot slide mountain, and more! Avenue Disc Dogs will appear in the Fall Festival Fun Field October 12, 2019. 

Orchard Name | Sponsoring Organization:

Hartland Farm

Event Information Phone:

540-533-6901

LAYMAN FAMILY FARMS 2019 FALL FESTIVAL

Layman Family Farms

1815 Mountain View Church Road

Blue Ridge, VA 24064

Every weekend from September 26th - November 9th

Layman Family Farms has grown to be the one of the most popular Fall destination in the Roanoke and Shenandoah Valleys. You're sure to be lost, laughin' and lovin' it in our corn maze. Layman Family Farms is proud to offer plenty of farmtastic fun for the whole family!  Where Magical Memories are Made!

Orchard Name | Sponsoring Organization:

Layman Family Farms, LLC

Event Information Phone:

540-947-2844

PICK YOUR OWN PUMPKINS & GOURDS

Morris Orchard

226 Tobacco Row Lane

Monroe, VA 24574

Pick your own pumpkins and gourds from late September to Halloween! Check our website or give us a call for more details! 

Orchard Name | Sponsoring Organization:

Morris Orchard

Event Information Phone:

434-929-2401

October 26, 2019

9AM - 5PM

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

Marker-Miller Orchards Farm Market

3035 Cedar Creek Grade

Winchester, VA 22602

Come find the "great pumpkin." Choose from ones already picked or pick your own. Enjoy pumpkin pie, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin bars and pumpkin donuts from our bakery.  A variety of food will be available at the food building.

Orchard Name | Sponsoring Organization:

Marker-Miller Orchards

Event Information Phone:

540-662-1391

October 26, 2019

11AM - 2PM

HOLIDAY DESSERT SAMPLING AND PRE-ORDER

Saunders Brothers Farm Market

2717 Tye Brook Hwy.

Piney River, VA. 22964

Meet Christina Paulino, local owner and operator of The Wooden Spoon bakery. She will be on hand with her best-tasting holiday desserts prepared with Saunders Brothers fruits. Pre-order for your holiday celebrations. Live music by Kim and Jimbo 11-3.

Orchard Name | Sponsoring Organization:

Saunders Brothers Farm Market

Event Information Phone:

434.277.5455 x. 37

THE GHOST OF VALLEY VIEW

Valley View Farm
1550 Leeds Manor Road
Delaplane, VA 20144

Saturday, October 26th - Halloween

Stop in for a ghoulishly good time and enjoy “chilling” libations served by the frightening Wine Specters of Valley View Farm.  Wear your Halloween costume and receive a 10% discount on wine purchases.

Orchard Name | Sponsoring Organization:

Valley View Orchard

Event Information Phone:

540-592-1021

November 02, 2019

APPLE VALLEY 5K

Gross' Orchard

6817 Wheats Valley Rd. 

Bedford, VA 24523

Check our website or give us a call for more details!

Orchard Name | Sponsoring Organization:

Gross' Orchard

Event Information Phone:

540-586-2436

November 02, 2019

9AM - 5PM

APPLE BUTTER MAKING

Saunders Brothers Farm Market

2717 Tye Brook Hwy.

Piney River, VA. 22964

We wait for this exciting event all season! Come smell the sugar and spice as we stir apples in the copper kettle. Take home a warm jar of apple butter cooked over a crackling wood fire. Hang around for live music with Kim and Jimbo 11-3.

Orchard Name | Sponsoring Organization:

Saunders Brothers Farm Market

Event Information Phone:

434.277.5455 x. 37

November 09, 2019

11:30AM - 4PM

SALUTE TO HOMETOWN HEROES

Carter Mountain Orchard

1435 Carters Mountain Trail

Charlottesville, VA 22901

Join us for a day to celebrate our own Hometown Heroes – fire, rescue, police, and military!
We’ll commemorate Veteran’s Day with a flag ceremony by our local American Legion, see military and rescue vehicles on display, and visit booths honoring those who serve and have served. All hometown heroes who bring their ID receive special discounts all day long on all purchases.

Orchard Name | Sponsoring Organization:

Bold Rock Tap Room at Carter Mountain 

Event Information Phone:

434-982-8942

November 09, 2019

9AM - 5PM

FIRST RESPONDERS DAY

Chiles Peach Orchard

1351 Greenwood Road

Crozet, VA 22932

All first responders who bring their ID receive special discounts all day long on all purchases.

Come on out and enjoy the peak of fall foliage in the country! The leaves are at peak, and apple picking is still on. Enjoy s’mores by our fire pit, hot cider and hot chocolate, breakfast and lunch, and visits from the first responders in our community!

Orchard Name | Sponsoring Organization:

Chiles Peach Orchard of Chiles Family Orchards

Event Information Phone:

434-823-1583

November 09, 2019

9AM - 5PM

VETERAN'S DAY THANK YOU

Saunders Brothers Farm Market

2717 Tye Brook Hwy.

Piney River, VA. 22964

Join us at 11am for a tribute to our veterans, and join Papa Saunders as he leads us in “God Bless America.”

Orchard Name | Sponsoring Organization:

Saunders Brothers Farm Market

Event Information Phone:

434.277.5455 x. 37

November 09, 2019

9AM - 4PM

BAKERY FESTIVAL

Marker-Miller Orchards Farm Market

3035 Cedar Creek Grade

Winchester, VA 22602

Grab a plate and help us celebrate the Bakery Festival!  Enjoy a free sampling of some of our baked goods. We will be taking orders for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Orchard Name | Sponsoring Organization:

Marker-Miller Orchards

Event Information Phone:

540-662-1391

November 16, 2019

11AM - 2PM

APPLE CIDER MAKING DEMONSTRATION

Saunders Brothers Farm Market

2717 Tye Brook Hwy.

Piney River, VA. 22964

Watch us press fresh apples into delicious cider the old-fashioned way. Using Papa Saunders’ antique press, we’ll press out fresh samples made from a wide variety of apples grown on our farm. While you are here meet meet Pat Saunders, a local artist and family member. She will have her lovely paintings and note cards available for purchase from 9-5. Get an early start on your holiday shopping list.

Orchard Name | Sponsoring Organization:

Saunders Brothers Farm Market

Event Information Phone:

434.277.5455 x. 37

November 23, 2019

9AM - 5PM

WREATHS, SWAG AND CHRISTMAS TREES

Saunders Brothers Farm Market

2717 Tye Brook Hwy.

Piney River, VA. 22964

Select beautifully handcrafted wreaths and swags for your holiday décor. Pre-cut Fraser Firs will also be available for purchase at the Farm Market.

Orchard Name | Sponsoring Organization:

Saunders Brothers Farm Market

Event Information Phone:

434.277.5455 x. 37

November 30, 2019

1PM - 2:30PM

COOKIE DECORATING WITH THE ELVES

Saunders Brothers Farm Market

2717 Tye Brook Hwy.

Piney River, VA. 22964

Kids (and the kids at heart), come decorate cookies with the Elves of Saunders Brothers Farm Market. We will be decorating sugar cookies with icing and festive sprinkles. Cookies will be pre-baked from local bakery, The Wooden Spoon. Event begins at 1pm. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Email mjohnson@saundersbrothers.com. Registration deadline is November 22,2019. Event cost is $18 per dozen cookies. All supplies are included in the fee.

Orchard Name | Sponsoring Organization:

Saunders Brothers Farm Market

Event Information Phone:

434.277.5455 x. 37

ANNUAL THANKSGIVING WEEKEND SPECIALS AND CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM

Valley View Farm
1550 Leeds Manor Road
Delaplane, VA 20144

Friday, November 29th - Sunday, December 1st

40% off select wines, cider, and meads on Black Friday, 25% off select wines on Saturday and Sunday.    

  

We invite you and your family to join us for a very special Virginia thanksgiving tradition when Valley View Farm transforms for the Christmas holiday season.  Christmas trees, holiday wreaths, hot chocolate and an assortment of holiday goodies just perfect for the Season.  

Orchard Name | Sponsoring Organization:

Valley View Orchard​

Event Information Phone:

540-592-1021

HOLIDAY ON THE HILL

Carter Mountain Orchard

1435 Carters Mountain Trail

Charlottesville, VA 22901

Two Saturdays in December, 12/7 & 12/14  10AM - 5PM

Enjoy breakfast with your family, a visit with Santa, low-key shopping, and amazing views!
Celebrate the holiday season on the Mountain with some kid- and family-friendly crafts and decorating activities. Enjoy shopping our Country Store – no mall traffic, no big box crowds! Then, cozy up and relax with some hot cider and hot chocolate for the kids and warm adult beverages from Prince Michel at Carter Mountain and Bold Rock Carter Mountain.

Orchard Name | Sponsoring Organization:

Carter Mountain Orchard of Chiles Family Orchards

Event Information Phone:

434-977-1883

December 07, 2019

9AM - 5PM

JAM AND JELLY SAMPLING

Saunders Brothers Farm Market

2717 Tye Brook Hwy.

Piney River, VA. 22964

Come sample a variety of tasty jams and jellies. Enjoy a 25% discount on all jarred items; excludes honey, sorghum, and Saunders homemade apple butter.

Orchard Name | Sponsoring Organization:

Saunders Brothers Farm Market

Event Information Phone:

434.277.5455 x. 37

December 18, 2019

9AM - 5PM

LAST DAY OF THE SEASON

Saunders Brothers Farm Market

2717 Tye Brook Hwy.

Piney River, VA. 22964

Come grab your last minute stocking stuffers! The Farm Market will be closing for the season today!

Orchard Name | Sponsoring Organization:

Saunders Brothers Farm Market

Event Information Phone:

434.277.5455 x. 37

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