Chicago Area Apple Orchard Guide 2016

Chicago Area Apple Orchard Guide 2016 #Upick #PickYourOwn #Chicago #apple

Apple pie, apple cider, applesauce, apple tart, apple cinnamon oatmeal… there are so many things you can do with apples and it’s time to stock up. It’s apple-picking time! Spend the day in the beautiful changing weather and enjoy some apples fresh from the tree.

Some orchards charge and admission fee, while others only charge for apples. Also, picking conditions can change daily. It’s always a good idea to check with the orchard you plan to attend before leaving.


All Seasons Orchard14510 IL Route 176, Woodstock, 815-338-5637 — See my All Seasons Orchard post

  • U-Pick season starts September 3. Open 10am-5pm weekdays, 10am-6pm Saturday & Sunday. Open Labor Day and Columbus Day 1oam-6pm.
  • 11 varieties of apples and a pumpkin patch that opens in late September
  • 10-acre corn maze, petting zoo, country market, restaurant, jumping pillow, tire mountain, pedal cart track, mini zipline park, and more. Pig races and magic shows on the weekends.

Apples On Oak16146 Oak Avenue, Lockport, 815-726-0386

  • Apples On Oak has started. See website for hours.
  • More than 30 varieties of apples.
  • Apple picking begins September 2. Hours are 9am-6pm daily.
  • Over 60 varieties of apples and pears. Other fruits and vegetables available for U-Pick.
  • Country market.

Heinz Orchard1050 Crest Road, Libertyville, 847-770-3449

  • Heinz Orchard will be opening September 9.
  • U-Pick season hours will be announced soon. Closed Monday-Thursday.
  • 5 varieties of apples.
  • Cash only.
  • U-Pick season has started. Open 10am-4pm Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm Saturday, 12pm-5pm Sunday.
  • 23 varieties of apples.
  • Cash or check only.

Honey Hill Orchard11747 Waterman Road, Waterman, 815-264-3337

  • U-Pick apple season has started.
  • Early season hours are  Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9am-1pm. Full season hours begin September 6 when they will be open 9am-5:30pm daily.
  • 17 varieties of apples and a pumpkin patch that opens in mid-September.
  • Store, petting zoo, straw maze.

Jonamac Orchard19412 Shabbona Road, Malta, 815-825-2158 — See my Jonamac Orchard post

  • U-pick season has begun. Open 9am-5pm.
  • More than 30 varieties of apples and a pumpkin patch that opens in late September.
  • Corn maze, jumping pillow, slides, duck races, grain bin, hay bail pile, peddle trikes, spider web, kiddy barn, fort and children’s maze, petting zoo, apple launcher and cannon, apple train

Knutson Harvest13550 Townhouse Road, Newark, 815-695-5905

  • Open Tuesday-Friday 9am-2pm, Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 1pm-4pm.
  • 13 varieties of apples.
  • Country store.

Kuipers Family Farm1N318 Watson Road, Maple Park, 815-827-5200 ext. 1

  • U-Pick season has begun. Open 9am-6pm Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm Sunday, but apple picking will ONLY be available on weekends.
  • More than 20 varieties of apples and a pumpkin patch that opens September 17.
  • Pumpkin farm activities available beginning September 17: corn maze, pig races, duck races, Fort Kuipers, tractor tire mountain, box-o-kernels, woodland walk, peddle tractor derby, haunted forest, haywagon ride, farm animals, chalk house, bail maze, ropin’ roundup, Back 40 playground, cornstalk cavern, Charlotte’s Web, Charlotte’s fence maze, giant chess & checkers, mountain slide, toss games, and more.
  • Strollers, wagons, and backpacks are NOT permitted in the orchard.
  • U-Pick begins September 10. Hours are 11am-4pm Wednesday-Sunday.
  • 11 varieties.

More Than Delicious Orchard9905 Thompson Road, Woodstock, IL, 815-575-9650

  • U-Pick begins September 10. Open Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm.
  • More than 40 varieties of apples.
  • U-Pick season has begun. Open 10am-5pm daily.
  • 3 varieties of apples.
  • Coffee kiosk with coffee, pie, and other refreshments.

Royal Oak Farm15908 Hebron Road, Harvard, 815-648-4141 — See my Royal Oak Farm post

  • U-Pick season has begun. Open 9:30am-5:00pm Monday-Thursday, 9:30 am-7pm Friday & Saturday, 11am-6pm Sunday.
  • Over 30 varieties of apples and a pumpkin patch opens in mid-September.
  • Country market & bakery, restaurant, petting zoo, “Royal Oak Express”, carousel, play area, and hay rides.

Valley Orchard811 E. State Street, Cherry Valley, 815-332-9696

  • U-Pick season has begun. Open 9am-6pm Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm Sunday.
  • Over 25 varieties of apples.
  • Store and bakery.

Woodstock County Orchard17015 Garden Valley Road, Woodstock, 815-923-4359

  • Opens for U-Pick on September 9. Open Friday 10am-2pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-4pm. Closed Monday-Thursday.
  • 13 varieties of apples.


County Line Orchard200 S. County Line Road, Hobart, IN, 219-947-4477

  • U-Pick has begun. Open 9am-5pm daily.
  • 5 varieties of apples for u-pick and a pumpkin patch available in the Fall.
  • Bakery, gift shop, kitchen grill, Kids Farm, Moo-Choo, and corn maze.

Mowry’s Fruit Farm2411 E. 109th Ave., Crown Pointe, IN, 219-663-4782

  • U-Pick season has begun. Open 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.
  • 11 varieties of apples.

Radke’s Orchards8999 W. 200 North, Michigan City, IN, 219-872-3140

  • U-Pick apple season has begun. Open 8:30am-6pm daily until all apples have been picked.
  • 20 varieties of apples.

Garwood Orchard5911 W. 50 South, LaPorte, IN, 219-362-4385

  • U-Pick apple season has begun. Open 8:30am-5:30pm daily.
  • 16 varieties of apples and pumpkins are available in the fall.
  • Farm market and special events.


Apple Holler5006 S. Sylvania Ave, Sturtevant, WI, 262-884-7100

  • U-Pick apple season has begun. Open 9am-5pm daily.
  • 30 varieties of apples and pumpkins are available in the fall.
  • Farmer’s Market, restaurant, pony rides, barnyard animals, Apple Holler Express train, corn maze, pedal carts, cow maze, playground and play area, straw mountain, and bounce house.
  • U-Pick apple season begins September 10. Open 10am-5pm on weekends.
  • 12 varieties of apples and pumpkins are available in the fall.
  • Tractor pulled hayride, corn maze, vintage trolley ride, and lots of special events.
  • U-Pick apple season has begun. Open Noon-5pm Thursday-Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday-Sunday.
  • 16 varieties of apples and pumpkins are available in the fall.
  • Orchard Store.

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