Harvest Festival 2020

Pick-Your-Own Apple Harvest

We love it when the nights begin to cool and it starts to feel like fall. Fall is a special time, from the changing colors of nature to the start of the new school year, it brings back so many fun, nostalgic feelings. On the farm, fall is when all the hard work that goes into our orchards throughout the year begins to show the literal fruits of our labor, and along with it, one of our favorite things about fall, fresh, straight-from-the-tree apples. We want to invite all of you back to our farm to experience what it is like to harvest your own fruit off of the trees.  Apples always taste better–whether it is because you picked it, or because it the freshest apple you have ever eaten–when it comes fresh from the orchard.  Come and celebrate this fall with us! 

When to Come

This year we will start our pick-your-own apple harvest on Saturday August 29.
We will continue the harvest every Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm through September, different varieties will be available as they ripen.

What to expect on your visit.

Come and park at Rowley’s Red Barn.  Grab your camera and walk to the large tent on the west side of the road… you can’t miss it.  Here you will learn a little about harvesting fruit so that you don’t damage the fruit or the trees as you pick.  We will provide boxes and bags.  

There will be a few of our “Back Forty” activities available for the kids to play on while you pick, or after, while you relax in the orchard.  Some of those activities will be our giant jumping pillow and our pedal tractors.

We also will have many of our famous treats for after your pick:  Our freshly made apple cider donuts, award-winning ice cream, and fresh apple cider slushies. 

To make sure your visit is enjoyable and successful we suggest you do the following:

  • Dress for the weather.
  • Bring your photography equipment.
  • Bring any props you would like to use for pictures.

Price

  • There is no admission price to come to the orchard.
  • Honeycrisp Apples $30/half bushel box, $1.99/lb

Rules

Our farm conforms to a set of prescribed regulations, called Global Good Agricultural Practices, that ensure we are meeting certain safety and quality standards. As a visitor on our farm we ask that you also abide by these regulations in addition to some rules that protect our orchard:

  • Do not bring food or drink (other than water) into the orchards.
  • Do not climb in or on the trees.
  • Do not use the restroom in the orchard.
  • Do not cut or break limbs.
  • Be mindful of the irrigation system; do not step on it or disturb it in any way.

Rowley’s Red Barn will not be held liable for any injury, death, or damage to property. We will not be held liable for lost items. Visiting parties will be held liable for any damage to Rowley’s Red Barn property, including land, trees, irrigation systems, etc.