Over the years, Apple Day at Terhune Orchards has become a local tradition. We are pleased to welcome many of the same families who return year after year because they so enjoy being part of life on a family farm, even for just one day. If you were fortunate enough to attend the first Apple Festival in 1976, you might have sampled fresh apple crisp baked by Gary’s mom, helped make our batter-dipped apple rings, and parked your car with assistance from the Mount relatives!
Over 40 plus seasons, our family, apple orchards, and enthusiasm for apples continue to grow bigger and stronger. Over the years our popular Apple Day stretched into a full weekend and we added a series of Fall Family Fun weekends through the end of October. Now with 34 apples varieties to pick from, we’re turning the entire season into Apple Days Fall Festival Weekends to celebrate our abundant apple harvest. Join us on any or all weekends, from September 16 through October 29, to experience the joy of fall on our farm.
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 past time 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. Be sure to stop by the barnyard to visit the animals. Kids can take a pony ride or have their faces painted, too.
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 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 and apples 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, September 16 through October 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:
September 16: Stone Hearth
September 17: Sparkle Pony
September 23: Ocean Country
September 24: Swingin’ Dixie
September 30: Stonybrook Bluegrass
October 1: Raritan Valley Ramblers
October 7: Borderline
October 8: Back Door Band
October 9: Jay Smarr
October 14” Heavy Traffic Blue Grass Band
October 15: Growing Old Disgracefully
October 21: Daisy Jug Band
October 22: Albo
October 28 Jimmie Lee Ramblers
October 29: Tom and Jerry
Pick-your-own apples: every day. Terhune Orchards’ Van Kirk Road orchard will be open every day for apple picking from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting, through October. Call for available apple varieties 609-924-2310.
Farm Hours – September
Farm Store: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Pick your Own at Van Kirk Road Orchard, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Trenton Farmers Market: Thursday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Winery: Friday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
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