It is apples, apples, apples here at Terhune Orchards. The pick your own apple orchard is now open daily at our Van Kirk Road orchard. Apple Days Fall Festival Weekends every Saturday and Sunday through October 29 celebrate all things apples here at Terhune Orchards. During the fall, a full day of fun on the farm awaits the entire family.
For Apple Days Fall Festival Weekend on Sept. 23-24, Pick Your Own Apples is the theme. Farm owner, Gary Mount said, “In over 40 years of growing apples, this is the best year yet. We have so many apples in the orchard, ready to be picked.”
Pick your own Jonathan, McIntosh, Jonamac, Empire and Early Fuji varieties. Take a tractor-pulled wagon ride around our preserved farmland to enjoy the view of trees loaded with red, green and gold apples.
Children’s activities are abundant on festival days at home farm on the Cold Soil Road . Follow the corny jokes in our corn stalk maze to find your way out. Tots have fun scampering through the hay bale mazes and playing on the pedal tractors. Have a friendly competition in the rubber duck races and express your artistic talents while pumpkin painting. Spot out collection of scarecrows around the farm. Don’t forget to stop by the barnyard to visit the animals. Kids can take a pony ride or have their faces painted, too.
Our Adventure Barn is decorated differently each year and tells the story of life on a farm. This season, the interactive exhibit goes underground. While learning about soil and water, children can pretend to be earthworms and move through a tunnel, see how root crops grow and spot a dinosaur.
Is there anything more nostalgic than biting into a candy or caramel apple? These confections and other apple goodies are part of the Apple Buffet. Cool down with an apple cider slushie. Treat yourself to a taste of our very own apples in cider donuts, pies, muffins, salads, and much more. Pam’s Food Tent features seasonal lunch items. Indulge in pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, BBQ chicken, vegetarian chili and soups and other traditional fare.
The winery tasting room is open for a place to pause and overlook the farmyard Enjoy a tasting flight or a glass of our award winning red, white and fruit based wines. Seasonal favorite, Apple Wine, is made with our own apple cider.
Stop in front of the farm store where the display of colorful mums, Indian corn, pumpkins, hay bales and cornstalks are perfect for pausing to take a family photo and for choosing fall decorations for your home.
Apple Days Fall Festival Weekends are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. through Oct. 29. Three day festival for Columbus Day Weekend.
Admission on festival days is $8, ages 3 and up. Parking and access to the farm store and winery is free. More details online: http://terhuneorchards.com/fall-family-fun-weekends/
2017 Fall Festival Band Schedule:
9/23- Ocean Country
9/24- Swingin’ Dixie
9/30- Stonybrook Bluegrass
10/1- Raritan Valley Ramblers
10/8-Back Door Band
10/9- Jay Smarr
10/14- Heavy Traffic Blue Grass Band
10/15-Growing Old Disgracefully
10/21-Daisy Jug Band
10/28-Jimmie Lee Ramblers
10/29-Tom and Jerry
Pick-your-own apples Every Day
Terhune Orchards’ Van Kirk orchard will be open every day for apple picking from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting, through October.