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:  Our U-pick orchards will open on August 26th and will remain open every day until October 29th. Monday -Friday from 9-6 we will be open for apple picking, petting farm, giant farm slide, corn box, and rubber duck races. We are open rain or shine including Labor Day and Columbus Day. We sell the last tickets to go into the orchard each day at 5 p.m. This allows plenty of time to fill your bag before our closing time of 6 pm. Please check our U-pick calendar for picking varieties on the day of your visit. Please note: varieties can change the day of due to staffing, maintenance, or other unforeseen events.

Cost: Prices vary based on the level of fun. To view pricing, click here.

Mercier Orchards

Location: Blue Ridge, GA

Description: Our U-Pick events are popular with everybody in the family! It’s an opportunity to pick your own fruit in our family-owned and operated orchard here in Blue Ridge, Georgia.

Please remember that the weather here in North Georgia can be unpredictable, and safety is our top priority, so we don’t offer U-Pick or Tractor Tours during lousy weather.

Check their website for when apples will be available.

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:  Load up your family and friends to pick your own apples right off the tree! U-Pick apples are offered during apple season weekends (Sept-Oct.) beginning Labor Day Weekend.

Cost: Check their website or call for pricing.

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, three flowers, animals at the Orchard, tractor tire swings, rock and pumpkin painting, and a new play area for the kids. Orchard visits are available Saturdays and Sundays from September to November. Not all apples are available for U-pick. There is also a pumpkin patch in October that includes monster-sized pumpkins.

Cost: Check the website for pricing.

The Folk Collaborative 

Location: McCaysville, GA

Description: Apple U-pick season starts September 1st and lasts until Thanksgiving. We grow a large variety of apples here at The Folk Collaborative, and they all tend to move at their own pace. So, what’s available for U-pick depends on the time of year you come to visit. Here’s a general timeline to help you plan your trip, if you’re so inclined. Of course, when you’re here we’ll be happy to tell you about all the characteristics of each apple that’s ripe for the pickin’.

Cost: In addition to U-pick The Folk Collective also offers tractor rides and picnics. Check their website for pricing.

Jaemor Farms

Location: Alto, GA

Description: One of the most cultivated and well-known crops throughout written history, the apple is still a firm favorite. During apple season Jaemor Farms specializes in east coast apples. While we grow Ginger Gold and Arkansas Black apples at the farm and harvest in late September/Early October, due to our working relationships with other farms we are able to bring in fresh Gala, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, Fuji, Winesap, Mutsu, Red Rome, among other varieties each fall when in season. We ensure that, even in our offseason, we have a fresh supply of tasty apples available.

Cost: Check their website for picking dates and cost

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

Where to Go Apple Picking around Atlanta