Atlanta Fall Guide :: Where to Go Apple Picking

Atlanta Fall Guide Where to Go Apple Picking

Apple picking is a fall staple for so many families, and a short drive from Atlanta to North Georgia brings you plenty of options! Pick an orchard and pick some apples!

B.J. Reece Orchards

Location: Ellijay, GA

Description: The U-pick calendar starts on August 27th and goes through October 30th. During the week, a petting farm and slide are also available; on weekends, they layer in pig races, apple cannons, wagon rides, and so much more! B.J. Reece Orchards has 30 varieties of apples on 120 acres.

Cost: During the week – $8 per person ages 2+ includes access to U-pick orchards. Bags to fill are an additional cost based on size. Weekends – $15 for 2+, and includes pig races, wagon rides, and cow milking.


Hillcrest Orchards

Location: Ellijay, GA

Description: The Apple Pickin’ Jubilee is a weekend festival held September 3rd  – until all apples are picked (Saturdays and Sundays only) that includes apple picking, cow milking, pig races, live bands, and cloggers. A farm market and bakery are open every day. There are two sizes of apple picking bags to choose from on the weekends. The apple maze is included in the cost of admission.

Cost: Weekdays – $12/person includes a petting farm, wagon rides, and playground. Weekends – $18/person for the Apple Pickin’ Jubilee.


Mercier Orchards

Location: Blue Ridge, GA

Description: U-Pick will be back again this year! There are so many types of apples to choose from. Be sure to go early in the season as they will run! Also, while you are there, be sure to check out their hard cider tasting room and bring home some fried apple pies!

Cost: U-Pick pricing – TBD. Apples, baked goods, produce, and gifts are available for purchase in the Market.


R&A Orchards

Location: Ellijay, GA

Description: Pick Your Own Apples available weekends in September. Check the orchard’s website for more information.

Cost: Pay per bag, price depends on the size of the bag. No admission fee.


Red Apple Barn

Location: Ellijay, GA

Description: Admission includes a tractor ride to and from the orchard, one apple, a cup of cider, an apple cider doughnut, two flowers, rock painting, and a play area. Orchard visits are available Saturdays and Sundays in September and October (or until apples are all picked). There is also a pumpkin patch in October that includes monster-sized pumpkins.

Cost: $10/person admission, plus additional cost per bags of apples picked. Children 2 and under free.

Let us know if we missed any of your favorite places around to go apple picking!

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