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Fall-Time Fun: Apple Picking

Not only is apple-picking a great way to spend the day with your family, but it also provides an opportunity to show children where this kid-favorite fruit really comes from! Plus, a basketful of our area’s best apples might inspire the baker in you to make a fresh pie, cobbler, or torte! And yes, in case you were wondering, DullesMoms.com does take baked goods as a thank-you!

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Crooked Run Orchard
37883 East Main St., Purcellville, VA 20132
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (540) 338-6642

About 25 miles from Dulles International Airport

Crooked Run Orchard is a small family-run working farm on the outskirts of Purcellville that offers seasonal you-pick opportunities to the community, as well as groups. Enjoy picking apples, pears, plums, blackberries and more!


Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Rd., Bluemont, VA 20135
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (540) 554-2073

About 34 miles from Dulles International Airport

Plenty of friendly barnyard friends await your visit at this working farm, including cows, chickens, pigs, and miniature horses. Make a day of it by playing on rope swings or a giant jumping pillow, playing a round of putt-putt, and enjoying a country hayride. The farm is open from Spring to the Fall and offers an extensive selection of seasonal pick-your-own crops including strawberries, cherries, plums, peaches, apples, potatoes, and more! The farm also hosts a variety of popular seasonal and holiday events


Hollin Farms
1436 Snowden Rd., Delaplane, VA 20144
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (540) 592-3574

About 38 miles from Dulles International Airport

A fourth-generation family farm located in Fauquier County, Hollin Farms specializes in a wide variety of agricultural products, including grass-fed, natural Angus beef, hay for livestock, and seasonal pick-your-own fruits and vegetables. Pick-your-own opportunities to the community extend throughout the late spring, summer, and early fall. Available produce includes peaches, plums, potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkins, apples, and peanuts, to name just a few! Basil and flowers are also available on a cut-your-own basis.


Valley View Farm
1562 Leeds Manor Rd., Delaplane, VA 20144
Connect: Online | (540) 592-3730

About 38 miles from Dulles International Airport

Just south of Sky Meadows State Park in Fauquier County, this historic 500-acre farm offers seasonal you-pick opportunities to the public, including peaches and apples.


Hartland Orchard
3064 Hartland Ln., Markham, VA 22643
Connect: Online | Facebook | (540) 364-2316

About 45 miles from Dulles International Airport

Hartland Orchard, owned by the Hartland Farm family, offers more pick-your-own opportunities seasonally. Visitors will enjoy getting fruit right from the stem, including raspberries, cherries, blueberries, peaches, and apples.


Mackintosh Fruit Farm
1608 Russell Rd., Berryville, VA 22611
Connect: Online | Facebook | (540) 955-6225

About 45 miles from Dulles International Airport

Mackintosh Fruit Farm is open from late May to late October for pick-your-own fruit and vegetable opportunities. Visitors are invited to take advantage of delicious apple, peach, berry, and vegetable- and pumpkin-picking. Parents and kids will love the scenic Northern Shenandoah Valley location in Berryville, VA, as well as the you-pick opportunities, cooking classes, seasonal festivals, and premier locally-sourced dining.


Stribling Orchard
11587 Poverty Hollow Ln., Markham, VA 22643
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (540) 364-3040

About 45 miles from Dulles International Airport

Stribling Orchard is open to the public every year from late July to early November. A premier, family-owned fruit farm and orchard in Markham, VA, Stribling Orchard specializes in peaches, plums, and apples for picking. Located in Virginia’s scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, Stribling Orchard is over 200-years old and also features a wide variety of farm-fresh produce and products. Parents and kids will enjoy the fresh fruit, baked goods, farm animals, educational tours, and the beautiful, historic buildings.


Rinker Orchards
1156 Marlboro Rd., Stephens City, VA 22655
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (540) 869-1499

About 60 miles from Dulles International Airport

Rinker Orchards has been open to the community for pick-your-own apple opportunities since 1972! This 3rd-generation apple orchard, nestled in Frederick County, VA, offers seven different types of apple, including Red and Golden Delicious, Isa Red, Rome, and more!


Marker-Miller Orchards
3035 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester, VA 22602
Connect: Online | Facebook | (540) 662-1391

About 63 miles from Dulles International Airport

Marker-Miller Orchards is open to the public for pick-your-own opportunities and special events throughout the year. Come mid-summer, visitors are invited to pick peaches, red raspberries, blackberries, tomatoes, and green beans. August and late summer then brings apples, with pumpkins soon to follow! In addition to picking fresh fruit and vegetables, play sets, and a sandbox are available for young guests. Most notable are Marker-Miller Orchards’ annual fall events, including Apple Harvest Festival, Pumpkin Festival, and Bakery Festival.


Graves Mountain Farm
141 Apple Tree Ln., Syria, VA 22743
Connect: Online | (540) 923-4231

About 82 miles from Dulles International Airport

Graves Mountain Farm is an educational farm in the heart of Madison County that offers tours for school groups in April, May, September, and October. In addition to growing apples, they boast goats, sheep, cows, pigs, chickens, peacocks, ducks, horses, and more! Enjoy you-pick apple opportunities on select dates beginning in September, including Red and Golden Delicious, Stayman, York, Winesap, and Mutsu to name just a few! They also host a popular annual Apple Harvest Festival throughout October. The festival has fresh food, live entertainment, hayrides, a hay maze, and more!


Westmoreland Berry Farm
1235 Berry Farm Ln., Colonial Beach, VA 22443
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (804) 224-9171

About 87 miles from Dulles International Airport

There is only one place to go for berry-picking, and that is the Westmoreland Berry Farm & Market in Oak Grove, VA. Celebrating over 30-years, the farm welcomes families and groups looking to enjoy a riverside pick-your-own and ready-picked fruit farm along the gorgeous banks of the Rappahannock River as they are seasonally available. Westmoreland also offers a goat walk and petting zoo, as well as its own Country Store and Café. Looking to spend more time by the farm? Visit the adjacent 729-acre Voorhees Nature Preserve and see spectacular views from high over the banks of the Rappahannock.


Paugh’s Orchard
5591 Senedo Rd., Quicksburg, VA 22847
Connect: Facebook | (540) 740-8028

About 100 miles from Dulles International Airport

Paugh’s Orchard is a family-owned orchard that offers you-pick opportunities seasonally. They produce apples, peaches, strawberries, blackberries, and more!


Carter Mountain Orchard
1435 Carters Mountain Tr., Charlottesville, VA 22901
Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter | (434) 977-1833

About 104 miles from Dulles International Airport

Carter Mountain Orchard offers spring, summer, and fall pick-your-own fruit opportunities. Plus, each July, Carter Mountain hosts the annual Ole’ Fashioned Peach Festival, featuring family-fun activities like pick-your-own peaches, hayrides, face painting, and more. The annual apple harvest follows quickly on its heels each September-November. Visitors are invited to celebrate the apple harvest with apple picking, hayrides, wine tastings, pumpkins, and more! In addition to the fresh produce opportunities, the Orchard is open Thursday evenings, May-September for live music, food, wine, and beautiful views!


Showalter’s Orchard and Greenhouse
17768 Honeyville Rd., Timberville, VA 22853
Connect: Online | Facebook | (540) 896-7582

About 104 miles from Dulles International Airport

Showalter’s Orchard and Greenhouse, a family-owned and operated orchard in the Shenandoah Valley, features over 26 varieties of apples with pick-your-own opportunities from early August to November. After a brief winter closing, Showalter’s reopens in early April for Greenhouse season, where you can find a wide range of annuals, perennials, and hardy vegetables for purchase. Showalter’s Orchard and Greenhouse also offers a number of seasonally appropriate gardening classes and seminars each spring, as well as a diverse smattering of festivals and events throughout the year.


Disclaimer: Events are subject to last minute cancellations and changes that might not be reflected in this DullesMoms.com post. Please, always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.


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