Updated by Katie Moosbrugger

Apple picking is always a fun adventure for families, and a great way to spend an afternoon outdoors. Below is a list of pick-your-own apple farms and orchards within the Triad, or within a 3 hour drive if you are looking for a day trip excursion. Farms are listed in alphabetical order, and you can click on the name of each to visit their corresponding website. Where applicable, we also added in special notes about other fun things to do and note about the farms.

Be sure to call each venue and confirm that the apples are ripe for picking before you visit. There was a late frost this year and not all the buds have turned into apples that are ready for picking. Also, be sure to check operating hours, as many are closed on certain days of the week.

Apple Hill Orchard
2075 Pleasant Hill Avenue
Morganton, NC 28655
(828) 437-1224
* Orchard includes a cider mill, a country store, educational tours, group tours, and a bakery

Bee Sweet Orchards
2229 Pannel Rd
Reidsville, NC
Phone: (336) 427-6933
* The late season hail storm damaged some of their crops, but they are open for 2019. Red delicious apples have not come in yet.

Billy Laughter Orchards
111 Tullahoma Farms Lane
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: (828) 685-3241
* Call before you go to confirm they are open for picking for 2019. Once there, you’ll also find great Fall Harvest decorations such as pumpkins, Indian corn, winter squash and gourds.

Carrigan Farms
1261 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy
Mooresville, NC 28115
Phone: (704) 664-1450
* 2019 apple picking begins September 7. Enjoy hay rides (including old-fashioned nighttime hay rides), farm animals, and in October – rides to pumpkin patch and a haunted trail. In the summer, make plans to swim in their quarry!

Century Farm Orchards
Reidsville, NC
Phone: (336) 349-5709
* Only open for pick-your-own during Open House dates (the first three Saturdays in November).

Coston’s Apple House/Coston Farm Products
3748 Chimney Rock Hwy.
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: (828) 685-8352
* Visit the farm to find everything you need to decorate for the fall season, including pumpkins, gourds, corn shocks, hay, and Indian corn. You can also find other unique decorations in their gift shop, as well as seasonal treats in their bakery!

Creasman Farms
280 Bent Arrow Lane
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: (828) 685-7728

Grandad’s Apples N’ Such
2951 Chimney Rock Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: (828) 685-1685
* On weekends, the farm offers a corn maze, barn yard animals, a cow train, a jump pillow and an apple cannon!

Hill’s Orchard & Vineyard
4554 Finch Farm Road
Trinity, NC 27370
Phone: (336) 475-7042
* This 2019 season has slim pickings, but they are open

Historic Orchard at Altapass 
1025 Orchard Rd
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(828) 765-9531
*Also offers storytelling hayrides, play checkers, and dancing.

Justus Orchard
187 Garren Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: (828) 685-8033
* Tour the orchard, visit the ducks in the pond as well as the farm animals, let the kids take a ride on the Cow Train through the orchard, and don’t leave without a stop at its bakery or Apple House for pre-picked apples, honey, jams, jellies and preserves, and other homemade goodies.

Levering Orchard
163 Levering Lane
Ararat, VA 24053
Phone: (276) 755-2224
* Bring a lawn chair and enjoy their outdoor theatre, and check their web site for upcoming events.

Millstone Creek Orchards
506 Parks Crossroad Church Road
Ramseur, NC 27316
Phone: (336) 824-5263
* They not have pick-your-own apples for the 2019 season due to significant crop damage, but there are so many other things to do at this family friendly orchard! Visit their web site for a list of upcoming special events and festivals (all the way through December), take part in one of their fruity picking story times, visit their bakery and retail shop, enjoy a group tour (including hay rides)!

Skytop Orchards
on Pinnacle Mountain Road
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Phone: (828) 692-7930
* In addition to a long list of apple varieties, the orchard offers panoramic views, orchard ponds with ducks and geese, a barnyard area with sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, peacocks, a bamboo forest to explore, and lots of picnic areas.

Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard
221 Stepp Orchard Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Phone: (828) 685-9083
* Farm includes a five-acre corn maze, apple cannon, and a nature trail. Check opening dates with the farm before heading out!

Stoney Hollow Farm
944 Ollies Creek Rd.
Robbinsville, NC 28771
(828) 735-2983

Windy Hill Orchards
176 Windy Hill Lane
Ararat, VA 24053
Phone: (276) 251-5222
* To find this farm, do not use GPS. Use directions from the “Contact” page on their website.

Got another favorite that we missed? Email Katie@TriadMomsOnMain.com and we will add it to our list. In addition, if you have feedback or tips for any of the locations above, please leave a comment below!

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