2017 Fall Guide: Apple Orchard, Pumpkins & Farms

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Its that time of year again! Here is a list of  apple orchards, pumpkin patches and farms. Corn mazes can be fun for the whole family as well, see our list here. We add events to our calendar daily. Here are some of our favorite Fall spots on the east side of Lake Winnebago!

Typically pumpkins are available the end of September and beginning of October. Note this is an updated list from last year. 2017 Update: Due to an extremely wet spring and hail throughout the summer, local apples have been significantly impacted.

I urge you to call ahead before you visit to ensure the locations are open. These are seasonal businesses that often have varying hours due to staff, weather, and product availability. Please let me know if your favorite location is missing by emailing me at govalleykids@gmail.com. It’s always helpful and appreciated if you can provide details on the location. Also note, many places don’t accept credit or debit. Check individual sites for more info.



Apple Orchards & Pumpkin Picking


Star Orchard

Address: 253 County Road CE Kaukauna, Wisconsin
Phone: 920.759.9294 (seasonal)
Products: Pick-your-own apples, pumpkins, squash and gourds. The Orchard Store also has pre-picked apples and a variety of seasonal items including honey, apple butter, mustards and salsas. Don’t miss the cider and caramel apples either – but hurry, as they go fast!
More Information: Star Orchard features 20 varieties of apples spread over 55 acres. All trees are dwarf sized so even the kids will enjoy picking the apples right from the branches. And since you can drive right into the orchard, there’s no hauling heavy bags around either.

Star Orchard is open 7 days a week through the end of October, including Labor Day. To see what apple varieties are ripe now, check their website www.StarOrchard.com.




Sprangers Orchard

Address: W2100 County Trunk KK, Kaukauna, Wisconsin
Phone: 920.733.6739
Products: Apples, pears, plums, pumpkins (Seasonal)
More Information: Please note that season start and end times flucuate annually due to growing conditions. Come Halloween time don’t forget about our 4 acre PICK-YOUR-OWN pumpkins patch! We also sell a variety of Halloween yard decorations such as straw, cornstalks, gourds and various other crafts.




Hofacker’s Hillside Orchard

Address: W3964 Wege Road, Appleton, Wisconsin
Phone: 920.734.0780
Products: Apples, apple cider, honey, jellies, maple syrup, popcorn, pumpkins
More Information: Honeycrisp, mollies, Paula Reds and Williams Pride are available to purchase in the store or pick your own.




Apple Valley Orchard

Address: 1670 Mar-El Rd, De Pere, Wisconsin
Phone: 920.366.0667
Products: Apples, pumpkins, fresh baked pastries, cookies, cornstalks, gourds
More Information: Enjoy apple picking, a walking trail, and a petting zoo. Pumpkins are pre-picked. Offers a petting zoo: Adults (13 and up) $2, Children (3-12) $1, Children 2 and under Free.

Note: Due to an extremely wet spring and hail throughout the summer, our apples have been significantly impacted. Pick your own quantities are very limited and some varieties have not produced at all. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask that you please be courteous and cautious while picking and only pick the apples you intend to purchase. Thank you for your understanding!




Bauer’s Apple Shed

Address: W7763 Wisconsin Ave., Hortonville, Wisconsin (5 miles west of the Fox River Mall)
Phone: 920.757.6187
More Information: We offer Pick-Your-Own or Pre-picked Apples, Apple Syrup, Pumpkins, Honey, Jams & Gift Baskets, Squash & Gourds




Peter’s Pumpkin Patch

Address: N181 State Highway 55 Kaukauna, Wisconsin
Phone: 920-243-8411
Products: Pumpkins, squash, gourds, hay bales, corn stalks, honey, jams
More Information: Pre-picked or pick-your-own.




Porter’s Patch

Address: W4314 State Hwy 156, Bonduel, Wisconsin
Phone: 715.758.8162 or 715.584.2070
Products: Pumpkins, squash, gourds, hay bales, corn stalks,
More Information: Activities in the Pumpkin VillageTry and find your way thru the Corn Maze and play Check Point Chaos. Relax and sit on a bale of straw aboard the Porter Patch Pumpkin Express on our scenic trip around the Farm. Search the Pumpkin Patch for that perfect Pumpkin you have been dreaming about all year. Try your luck at Pumpkin bowling. Leave the mess here and paint your own pumpkin and or make your own Scare Crow creation (bring pants & long sleeve shirt – to dress your scare crow). Try your aim at the Corn Cob Chuck (our giant sling shot) and hit targets down range or put in the cow barrel. Draw a pumpkin face on our old Silo, try the Water Pump Races, guess the Weight of your Pumpkin, plus bring your camera to catch all those classic memories from around the Farm. Prices for activities range $3 and up.




Cuff Farms

Address: N2299 Ledge Hill Rd, Hortonville, Wisconsin
Phone: 920.779.4788
Products: Pumpkins, squash, gourds, cornstalks
More Information: Offering a “Pumpkin Picking” ride to the field to pick a pumpkin of your choice, mini pumpkins, gourds, and colored corn. Or purchase our pumpkins and fall products from our shed. Enjoy our round-bale climbing area, a straw-bale maze, a sorghum grass maze, a straw catepillar, and a straw slide. Family fun for everyone! During the weekdays and week nights in October we are open for large groups by appointment only. Please call the Farm Hotline for reservations.




BerryLand Pumpkins

Address: 5687 Steinkraus Ln, Abrams, Wisconsin
Phone: 920.826.7297
More Information: Child Friendly Haunted Hayrides every Saturday and Sunday starting Saturday, September 26th 10 am to 4 pm. Ticket price of $5 includes a pick your own pumpkin in the field. Child Friendly Haunted Hayrides, Munchkin Maze, Ducky Derby, Pony Hops, Face Painting, Giant Bale Fort, Corn Box, Game Tent and Lots of Fall Fun on the East Frontage Rd. just north of McDonalds at the Farmhouse Ice Cream parlor. September 26 we will be open daily for pumpkins and games 9 am to 5:30 pm.





National Railroad Museum – The Great Pumpkin Train

Address: 2285 S. Broadway St. Green Bay, Wisconsin
Phone: 920.437-7623
More Information: Ride the train to the pumpkin patch and select your pumpkin. Enjoy family entertainment and children’s activities. Ticket prices: $12; under 2: Free.





Mulberry Lane Farm

Address: W3190 County Road B, Hilbert, WI
Phone: 920.989.3130
Products: Pick-your-own pumpkins and petting farm
More Information: Mulberry Lane Farm celebrates the PuMpKiN harvest from the last weekend in September to October 31st. Each guest receives a FREE PuMpKiN that you pick yourself from over 8 acres of pumpkins!

Ride a Pony, Milk a Cow, Catch a Chicken, Kiss a Pig, Cuddle a Kitten, Enjoy a Hayride, Pick your own FREE Pumpkin and More!

Also available at the farm in fall; Farmer Felicia’s caramel apples, Farmer Jeanne’s homemade chili, Farmer Barb’s homemade sloppy joes, Farmer Bonnie’s chocolate chip cookies. But wait…we also have hot apple cider and hot chocolate too. $13 per person (under 24 mos free). All inclusive so no hidden surprises. Admission INCLUDES the hayride, pony ride, the grain to feed the goats, pumpkin picking etc.




Little Farmer

Address: N9438 Hwy 151, Malone, Wisconsin
Phone: 920.921.4784
Products: Apples, apple pies, caramel apples, pumpkins
More Information: U-pick apples and pumpkins, Farmhouse with coffee, gifts and cafe, Craft Barn, weekend hayrides ($3.75) and Food Stand, fun corn maze ($2.75) , animal feeding and petting corral, play area (50 cents a kid), Rodyville ($1.00).




Meuer Farm

Address: N2564 Highway 151, Chilton, Wisconsin
Phone:  920.418.2676
Products: Pumpkins, squash, gourds, syrup, and more
More Information: Offers a corn maze, activity area, and hay rides. Activity area includes duck races, giant 80 foot tube slide, pumpkin launchers and the corn (sand) box. All hayrides are one half hour in length or longer and are educational snacks. They also offer a picnic area and farm animals. Please see website for admission to corn maze and hay rides. There are many different options to choose from, including combo prices. 2 and under are FREE.
















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