For over 40 seasons, Terhune Orchards has held festivals to celebrate our abundant apple harvest. Over the years as our family continues to grow, we also have planted new varieties in the apple orchards. Our enthusiasm for everything apples continues to grow bigger and stronger!
Join us on any or all weekends, from September 15 through October 28 to experience the joy of fall on our farm for Apple Days Harvest Festivals, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.
During these seven fall weekends, a full day of fun on the farm awaits the entire family. Enjoy the view of trees laden with red, golden and green apples during a tractor-pulled wagon ride around our preserved farmland. Explore our corn stalk maze. Sit a while and listen to some good old-fashioned country music. Inhale the aroma of fragrant apple pies wafting in from our bakery. Warm up with a cup of our freshly pressed apple cider and famous donuts. Stroll on the Farm Trail to get up close and personal with nature. Pumpkin picking and apple picking are always a favorite pastime here at the farm.
Children’s activities include scavenger hunts, rubber duck races, pumpkin painting and many more ways for children to interact with nature here on the farm. Our Adventure Barn is decorated differently each year and tells the story of life on a farm. This year our theme will be Corn. Be sure to stop by the barnyard to visit the animals. Kids can take a pony ride or have their faces painted, too.
Every Saturday and Sunday during the seven fall weeks, Terhune Orchards features live music played by some of the area’s best local talent. Most bands are returning by popular demand. (see schedule below).
Pam’s Food Tent is always adding new seasonal delights to the lunch menu. Indulge in pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, BBQ chicken, vegetarian chili and soups and other traditional fare. Pam cooks up apple goodies for the Apple Buffet. Treat yourself to a taste of our very own apples in cider donuts, pies, muffins, salads, and much more.
The winery tasting room is open for a place to pause and overlook the farmyard. Enjoy a tasting 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 and apples are perfect for pausing to take a family photo and for choosing fall decorations for your home.
Apple Days Harvest Festivals are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Sept. 15 –Oct. 28. 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/
Pick-your-own apples Every Day
Terhune Orchards’ Van Kirk Road orchard is open every day for apple picking from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting, through October.
Apple Days Harvest Festivals Music Schedule
Sep 15- Daisy Jug Band
Sep 16- Borderline
Sep 22-Swingin’ Dixie
Sep 23-Jimmie Lee Ramblers
Sep 29 – Mountain Heritage
Sep 30- Raritan Valley Ramblers
Oct 6- Heavy Traffic Blue Grass Band
Oct 7- Stonybrook Bluegrass
Oct 8- Jay Smarr
Oct 13- Tom Reock and Friends
Oct 14- Stone Hearth
Oct 20- Growing Old Disgracefully
Oct 21- Albo
Oct 27- Magnolia St String Band
Oct 28-Back Door Band