APPLE PEAK

Saturday, October 15th, 10am-6pm

This event is free & open to the public.

Quarry Hill Orchards will celebrate a true taste of autumn with our annual Apple Peak Harvest Gathering (every year, we host this special event on the 3rd Saturday in October). This event will highlight the peak of harvest, the turning of the leaves, and an appreciation for all things local.

This harvest gathering will include a Makers Market with a small selection of vintage, handmade, farm-style open-air market vendors. 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. Here’s what you can expect: Apple Picking, Wagon Rides, Food Trucks, Local Wine, Vendor Market, Live Music, Honey Demo, Hiking, Apple Butter Demo, Face & Pumpkin Painting, and more!

Wagon Rides

Our shiny red wagon will venture through our orchards and adjacent Edison Woods Preserve.  Enjoy fall colors at their peak and soak up the flora and fauna of the restored native grasslands.  The Cub Scouts will be mingling the event selling tickets for $6 cash per person (ages 0-2 ride for free!).   

Apple Picking

Available from 10am – 5pm; look for the white tent on the back lawn with the big PICK YOUR OWN banner; get some direction from our staff (including a highlighted map), purchase your picking bag, snag a wagon and you’re ready to go!

Wearable Art

The popular Amazing Moments will have your kids lining up for their turn to get some wearable art including face painting and glitter tattoos.

Pumpkin Painting

Available from 10am – 5pm; look for the white tent on the back lawn with the big PICK YOUR OWN banner; get some direction from our staff (including a highlighted map), purchase your picking bag, snag a wagon and you’re ready to go!

Live Music

We’ve got a great lineup of some local musicians who will add a beautiful acoustical backdrop to this special event. Grab a seat at the picnic tables and enjoy the show!

Bella Burdella 10-11:30, Locals 11:30-1, Thomas.D.Music 1-2:30, Brent Kirby 2:30-4

Apple Butter Demo

Join our friends Linda and Dave next to their Airstream trailer while they demonstrate how to make Apple Butter – a method developed during the Middle Ages over hundreds of years ago! Apples and cider are slow-cooked for several hours to a point where the sugar in the apples caramelizes, turning the apple butter a deep brown.

Forging Demo

Come out to meet James from Burning River Forge and watch him as he demos with his anvil, vise, forge, and tools! He has these awesome kitchen utensils, bottle openers, chef knives, leather wallets, hammers, fire pokers, and items made from railroad spikes.

Stein Honey

Learn about the benefits of local raw honey and springtime pollination here at the farm. Check out a glass observation hive on display, and even try on a beekeeper suit (child and adult sizes) to see what is needed to stay safe while working the bees. Visit them online.

Quarry Hill Winery

We’re bringing the vineyard to you and we will have a remote “cash bar” located inside our event at the Orchard and will be serving wine tastings and wines by the glass.  Now there’s more reason to linger a little longer; make sure your glass stays full!

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Sweet Potato Catering

We have a special treat welcoming your taste buds this year at Apple Peak with these chef-inspired options. All menu items are paired with quality ingredients from our family farm. Stop by to enjoy our signature drink with fresh pressed cider from the Market Barn.

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The Walking Taco

Let’s talk tacos… walking to be exact! Chase from one of the local favorite food trucks will be slinging Doritos, Fritos, and Cheetos during this year’s annual celebration. This is one for the kiddos, always fun and of course, delicious.

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Busy Bee Sweets

Alecia is a talented baker that will be offering farm-fresh, apple-inspired treats such as her famous Classic and Dutch Apple – whole and by the slice, Apple Dumplings, Apple Crisp, Personal Cakes, and much more! 

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Naturally Country

We are bringing this 5,000 sq. ft. shopping experience to you for a display to wow our guests. Tracy Lake and her crew specialize in quality silk floral design, home decor, and unique gifts. There may even be some Christmas items available if we are lucky (hint, hint)!

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OH GOODNESS

Have you met this stylish maker? Erin’s creative tent will catch your eye with her fun designs and positive vibes. She will have shirts, sweatshirts, hats, candles, baby onesies, tea towels, plants, and more.

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MITCHELL CUTLERY

Will Mitchell is stepping into the limelight with his handmade, custom-forged hunting & pocket knives that are sure to impress. He’s here to help answer your blade questions and delight his customers one knife at a time.

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REDHEAD DRINKING CREATIONS

Colleen has a great variety of custom items and options with her laser engraving sidekick Brutus. She packs a punch with creative gift ideas, personalized products, cutting boards, glasses, and tumblers in all shapes and sizes.

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PAPER KITE CREATIONS

Say hello to this local artisan Rachael, she makes fun colorful acrylic, wood, and leather engraved earrings, hair accessories, keychains, and more. Repurposed and sourced from her family farm right here in our local area.

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BEELER BASKETS

Handmade with care these 100% cotton rope baskets from Amy Beeler will be on display during our celebration. Choose from unique designs and all shapes and sizes. These are the perfect item for any home.

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Visit Rain or Shine!!

Parking Instructions

Please park in the grass (gold highlight) on either side of Humm Road and enjoy a short walk through the grassy lawns to the Market Barn (number 3) where the event will take place (green highlight). The parking immediately NEXT to the Market Barn will be very congested and at capacity. Thank you!