12 spots you can pick apples across Wisconsin this fall

As pumpkin spice takes over and temperatures continue to drop, fall is just around the corner.

And that means many Wisconsinites and their families will venture out to start their fall traditions, whether it’s visiting the local pumpkin patch or the apple orchard, hiking through the forests of gold or baking those sweet apple pies.

For now, let’s start with apple-picking.

Here’s a look at some of the top apple orchards around the state.


The Elegant Farmer

Pick from 18 different varieties of apples at The Elegant Farmer’s Autumn Harvest Fest. The festival also includes train, pony and hayrides, a corn maze and more. If you’re not in the mood for picking apples, but still want a taste, the marketplace offers pre-picked apples for sale — and their famous “Apple Pie in a Paper Bag.”

Address: 1545 Main St, Mukwonago, WI 53149

Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (through Oct. 23)

Price: Free parking & admission, $15 for half a peck; $25 for full peck; $45 for half bushel

Apple Holler

With a 28-acre orchard, Apple Holler offers plenty of fun fall activities in their apple-picking package. Those that purchase the package can take part in free tractor rides, apple-tasting and the farm park, which offers access to a kids’ play area, corn maze, farm animals and more.

Address: 5006 S Sylvania Ave, Sturtevant, WI 53177

Hours: Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Price: $20 for everyone entering the orchard, $25 for half a peck; $35 for full peck; $50 for half bushel

(Courtesy of Barthel Fruit Farm)

Barthel Fruit Farm

Complete with a full bakery, corn maze and greenhouse, Barthel Fruit Farm has a lot to offer besides apple-picking. You can try some of their apple cider donuts and apple cider slush after you’ve picked to your heart’s content. They’ll even have their own Oktoberfest from Sept. 24-25, with live music, warm pretzels and, of course, beer.

Address: 12246 N Farmdale Rd, Mequon, WI 53097

Hours: Daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Price: free admission to farm, $18 for full peck; $28 for half bushel

Peck & Bushel Organic Fruit Co.

As a certified organic orchard, Peck & Bushel press their own organic cider using the apples grown in their orchard. With admission, you can also take a stroll through the nature trail and enjoy some doughnuts or caramel apples. And fun fact, like a vineyard, many of their apple trees are grown on a trellis.

Address: 5454 County Rd Q, Colgate, WI 53017

Hours: Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Price: free admission, $17 for a half peck; $32 for full peck

(Courtesy of Peck & Bushel Organic Fruit Co.)



After picking fresh apples at the orchard, enjoy a glass of fresh cider with some doughnuts. Varieties range from gala to honey crisp to golden delicious. The Farmstore also sells pre-picked bags for those not wanting to go it on their own in the orchard.

Address: 2227 Fitchburg Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53575

Hours: Tuesdays-Thursdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Price: Not listed

Appleberry Farm

Even though the name suggests otherwise, Appleberry Farm has more than just apples to spare. They also offer raspberry-picking and blueberry-picking earlier in the summer. And like many others, you can stop in their store to get some cider (hard or regular) and caramel apples.

Address: 8079 Maurer Rd, Cross Plains, WI 53528

Hours: Mondays-Thursdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fridays-Sundays 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Price: Not listed

(Courtesy of Eugster’s Farm Market)

Sutter’s Ridge Farm

Enjoy a fun-filled day at Sutter’s Ridge Farm by picking your own apples, indulging in a fresh homemade apple cider donut, traveling through the 5-acre corn maze and more.

Address: 2074 Sutter Dr, Mt Horeb, WI 53572

Hours: Thursdays-Sundays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Price: free admission & parking, $8.50 for a half peck; $15 for full peck; $25 for half bushel

Eugster’s Farm Market

Marvel at over 2,500 apple trees at Eugster’s Farm Market. While admission isn’t free, your ticket comes with access to a petting farm, the apple orchard, a kids’ corn maze and the bakery filled with fall treats. However, tickets must be purchased online because of high demand, so make sure you prepare before you go.

Address: 3865 WI-138, Stoughton, WI 53589

Hours: Wednesdays-Mondays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Price: $10.50-$11.50 admission (depending on entry time), $2/lb

Fox Valley-area

Bauer’s Apple Shed

This apple orchard’s first trees were planted in 1972. Besides apple-picking, the Apple Shed has lots of jams, honey and apple syrup for purchase in the shed.

Address: W7763 Wisconsin Ave., Hortonville, WI 54944

Hours: Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Price: Not listed

The Little Farmer

With a full spread of muffins, Farmhouse drinks and homemade caramel, The Little Farmer is so much more than an apple orchard. Families and friends who visit this spot can enjoy the playground, corn maze, barnyard and hayrides.

Address: N9438 US-151, Malone, WI 53049

Hours: Mondays-Fridays 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Price: free admission, apple prices not listed

(Courtesy of The Little Farmer)

Heritage Orchard

Apples aren’t the only thing on offer at Heritage Orchard. At the bakery, indulge in apple pie roll-ups, apple and cherry turnovers, jams and jellies and more. They’ll also be selling at the Appleton Farmer’s Market through October.

Address: N2963 Lake Shore Dr, Chilton, WI 53014

Hours: Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (until Oct. 30)

Price: Not listed

Oneida Nation Apple Orchard

This apple orchard comes with a unique mission; it aims to generate an interest in agriculture and encourage children to eat healthy at a young age. There are over 30 acres of orchard to pick from. Apples aren’t the only crop you can pick. Visitors can also pick a variety of vegetables.

Address: 3976 W Mason St, Hobart, WI 54155

Hours: Thursdays 12 – 5:30 p.m., Fridays-Sundays 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Price: $1.25/lb