Fall in the Lake Geneva Area: Apples, Pumpkins, Hayrides Galore!

It’s finally fall – and that means apple orchards, pumpkin patches, hay rides, piles & piles of crunchy leaves…not to mention pie and everything pumpkin flavored!  If you’re looking for something fun to do this fall, you’ve come to the right place.  Walworth County is FULL of fun autumn activities, including great Fall Festivals.

The Lake Geneva area is home to many great apple orchards and pumpkin patches – including some that offer “pick your own” in addition to their pre-picked selection.  For those looking to get apples and pumpkins pre-picked, the area offers plenty of additional choices!

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Apple Barn Orchard & Winery
W6384 Sugar Creek Road, Elkhorn
Pre-Picked Apples, Pick Your Own Apples, Pre-Picked Pumpkins, Pick Your Own Pumpkins
The Apple Barn allows guests to pick their own apples on weekends only (beginning this Saturday, September 20).  PLUS – join them September 27-28 for the 26th annual Apple Fest, featuring food & refreshments, face painting, live entertainment, FREE train/tractor rides, arts & crafts, and more!

Busy Barns Adventure Farm
W7675 US Hwy 12, Fort Atkinson
Pre-Picked Pumpkins, Pick Your Own Pumpkins
Join Busy Barns this fall for Autumn Adventures (weekends Sept 13 – Oct 26; weekdays in October)!  Take a hayride out to the you-pick pumpkin patch to select your perfect jack o’ lantern, or choose from their pre-picked pumpkins.  Find yourself in the 4-acre trivia corn maze or check out any of their kid-friendly activities – the fun never stops!

The Elegant Farmer
1545 Main Street, Mukwonago
Pre-Picked Apples, Pick Your Own Apples, Pre-Picked Pumpkins, Pick Your Own Pumpkins
Every weekend is Harvest Fest at The Elegant Farm (Sept 6 – Oct 26)!  Enjoy a corn maze, pick your own apples, train rides, pony rides, hayrides, and more!  The market at The Elegant Farmer is open daily (with plenty of pre-picked apples), but the orchard is only open on weekends, so plan accordingly if you’re looking for pick your own.

Little Miss Sweet Peas
431 E. Geneva Street, Elkhorn
Pre-Picked Apples
Little Miss Sweet Pea’s farm store is open daily and offers daily picked produce, sweet corn, local honey, eggs, homemade canned goods, jams, organic produce, handmade soaps, bulk goods & fresh cut flowers.  Delivery service is available – call for details.

Pearce’s Farm Stand
W5740 N. Walworth Road, Walworth
Pre-Picked Apples, Pre-Picked Pumpkins, Pick Your Own Pumpkins
In addition to an expansive collection of seasonal produce (including apples), canned goods, and fall decor, Pearce’s Farm Stand offers “pick your own” pumpkins in their patches.  Visit them this weekend (Sept 20-21) for Harvest Festival – featuring hayrides, fun family activities, and more!

Pesche’s Greenhouse & Gift Barn
W4080 Wisconsin 50, Lake Geneva
Pre-Picked Pumpkins
Pesche’s Greenhouse offers a wide variety of plants, gifts, & home decor – including all of your festival fall decorations!  Pick up pumpkins of varying sizes for yard decorations or for carving.  While you’re there, check out their selection of fall mums and other fall annuals & perennials.

Quednow’s Heirloom Apple Orchard
W5098 County Road ES, Abell’s Corners/Elkhorn
Pre-Picked Apples
In addition to the 90+ varieties of apples Quednow’s grows at their orchard, they offer honey, soaps, and other seasonal items.  Typically, they offer 10 or more types of heirloom apples per season.  As their mission is to grow as naturally as possible, as nature intended – you can be sure that your apples are as “natural” as they come!

Royal Oak Farm Orchard
15908 Hebron Road, Harvard
Pre-Picked Apples, Pick Your Own Apples, Pre-Picked Pumpkins, Pick Your Own Pumpkins
Visitors can stop by to pick their own apples daily – but Royal Oak recommends you call ahead to check on picking conditions.  In addition to the expansive orchard, they offer orchard tours, hay rides, a market/bakery, on-site restaurant, a free petting zoo, and train rides – to name a few fun activities!

 

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