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Field Trip

Apple Orchard

Educational, Fun, Hands on Experience!

Offered Monday - Friday, Late August - October, come join our interactive lessons that our designed to help teachers meet educational objectives.

Field Trip Tours Are Canceled Due to COVID-19

We are sorry to say that field trips will not be offered for the 2020 season. In order to follow current health guidelines, we will not be able to accommodate large groups this year.

We feel the best way to serve you is to focus on individual visitors, our Farm Market, and U-Pick. You will find several changes this fall to allow for better visitor flow, reduced lines, and more space to enjoy. Visit here to find out more!

Tour Highlights

  • A covered wagon ride through the orchard and farm

  • A lesson on bees, pollination, and honey production

  • Apple and cider tasting

  • A visit to the apple cold storage room

  • A visit to the Cider Mill

  • View apples being sorted on the apple grading line

  • A lesson on how apples are grown and harvested

  • A quarter peck bag of apples (each student is allowed to choose their apples from large apple bins)

  • Memories of a fun day

  • Indoor restrooms and handwashing sinks

  • Apple Pickin' Picnic Shelter can be reserved for lunch

Field Trip Policies

  • ​​​Tours begin at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. Please arrive early and allow ample time to check-in and use the restroom if needed. If you are late your tour time may be shortened; we must be respectful of other groups.

  • The Apple Pickin’ Picnic Shelter can accommodate 125 people.  You may need to share the shelter with others.

  • We encourage schools to keep their reservations unless there are heavy rains. Please call the orchard at 437-1224 the morning of your tour to check on our weather conditions. The majority of the tour is under roof, including the wagon ride.  If you must cancel, we will work to reschedule your group.

  • Homeschool groups are welcome. We do ask for a minimum group size of 15 but can often accommodate smaller groups by combing with others.

  • Children cannot go on the tour without adult supervision.

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Hudson Elementary

Fantastic job again this year!

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West Marion Elementary

As always we greatly enjoyed our visit. Your staff is so great with our class!

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Marion Elementary

This is a wonderful field trip. Thanks for all you do!

2075 Pleasant Hill Ave.

Morganton NC, 28655

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