Special Events

BASKET FESTIVAL 5K WALK AND FUN RUN – AUGUST 4, 2019 

Meet us under the two pin oak trees on the front law at Quarry Hill Orchards to stretch your legs and get ready to run!  The 5K Race traditionally starts at 9:00 a.m., and the Fun Run starts at 9:05 a.m. Day of race registration begins at 7:00 a.m. and will continue until 8:30 a.m.  This is a cross country race that takes you up and down the orchard rows and allows you to really explore the farm!

Hydration stations provided by our sponsers at Fisher Titus.  Fresh peaches and ice cream served for race participants.

Top 5K Race performers in each age group will be presented with awards; 1 Mile fun run will not receive awards.
Registration Fee: $15.00 pre-registration (nonrefundable), $20.00 day of the race.
Registration Form – Please click here.    
Pay by check or money order to: Basket Festival c/o Basket Festival committee, P.O. 378, Berlin Heights, OH 44814

For more information regarding the 5K Race, please email: 5KRace@basketfestival.com

When: Sunday August 4, 2019 – 9:00 a.m.
Where: Quarry Hill Orchards, Southeast Corner of Mason and Humm Rd

PEACHES AND CREAM ICE CREAM SOCIAL – AUGUST 10, 2019 

Join us for a celebration of our summer peach harvest with a scoop of Cleveland’s famous Masons Creamery Ice Cream, local food, live music, and fun to be had for the whole family!   This event is free and open to the public; festivities will be held from 10am – 3pm.  Normal market hours of 9am – 6pm still remain.      

Food truck “The Gaucho and The Gringa” will be on site serving up their Argentinian / American cuisine for lunch (11am – 2pm).

Fancy Me Boutique” will be on-site all day serving up fresh peach lemonade (courtesy of their children’s non-profit operation where 70% of proceeds are donated back to a good cause), in addition to their mobile shed on wheels that features handcrafted apparel, accessories, home goods and more. Happy shopping!

Flower crown making, nature make and take crafts, endless orchards to run through, live music, farm dogs Hudson and Walter, juicy ripe peaches to eat, and free popcorn and melon slices from Farmer Bill will round out a perfect day at the farm.  

PLATED LANDSCAPES APPLE DINNER WITH SPICE – OCTOBER 4, 2019

We invite you to enjoy an evening of fine dining in the orchard at Spice Catering Co.’s Plated Landscapes dinners, Northeast Ohio’s first and finest “earth-to-table” dining experience. You’ll enjoy five-courses, expertly paired with wines, featuring ingredients you may have just picked yourself.  

The Apple Dinner will be held at Quarry Hill Orchards.  Purchase tickets here.  Events begin at 6pm, unless noted; Cocktail reception and tour/harvesting 6 pm – 7:30 pm; Dinner 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm; Stargazing ends the night.

ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW – OCTOBER 12-13, 2019

The Early Days Gas Engine and Tractor Association will be hosting their annual “Antique Tractor Show” at Quarry Hill Orchards.  Bring the kids to explore antique tractors, machines from the past, buzz saw, burr mill, hit & miss engines, corn sheller, blacksmith, handmade brooms, rug weaving, seed potato cutters, knitting, and classic cars.  Kiddie tractor pull is on Saturday at 2:00pm.  Prizes for all age groups.  The event is from 10am – 5pm and open to the public.  Questions?  Contact Jim @ 419-366-1767 after 6pm

APPLE PEAK FALL GATHERING – OCTOBER 19, 2019 

Apple Peak For WebOn the third weekend of October, Quarry Hill Orchards will celebrate a true taste of autumn with their Fourth Annual Apple Peak Gathering. This event will highlight the peak of harvest, the turning of the leaves, and an appreciation for all things local.  This event is free and open to the public.  Quarry Hill Orchards has teamed up with local and regional favorites to bring a full day of flavors, engaging activities, and unique keepsakes for all ages.  Pick your own apples, wagon rides through the orchards, live music, hiking in adjacent Edison Woods Metropark, local eats and drinks, shopping with local vendors, storytelling with our local library, children’s homesteading demos, rope making, painting, and much more.  You won’t want to miss this signature event!  

EARTH TO TABLE DINNER AT CULINARY VEGETABLE INSTITUTE – October 26, 2019

The Culinary Vegetable Institute welcomes the Gammie family of Quarry Hill Orchards for our third annual mid-summer gathering to share their story and lessons learned on a family farm. Join our friends and neighbors Bill, Jacque, Ben and Brooke to hear their perspectives on the generational transition of their orchard, as well as its deep history.  

Served family style, platters will brim with fruit ripe from the orchard. The menu will also include tomatoes, squash, beans and several more summer selections from The Chef’s Garden.

CVI Chef Jamie Simpson will prepare a multi-course dinner pairing for the event.  Purchase tickets here.