Richard’s Apple Festival

FREE Admission! Join us on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 11am – 4pm for our Apple Festival! We’ll have live music, farm food, a tasting table, wine & craft beer, and of course, LOTS of apples!

This is a family friendly event, so bring the kids and spend the day in the country with us! Have fun in our petting zoo, let the kids cruise around in the barrel train, or just run around til they’re exhausted. We’ll have badminton & corn hole too.

The event is rain or shine, but no worries – there’s plenty of undercover space if a sprinkle happens along.

 

 

 

Pick Your Own at Rinker’s Orchards

We can’t believe it, but this weekend will be the final weekend of Rinker’s 2020 Pick Your Own season. We will be open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 10-5.

Back by popular demand! Come enjoy Cobbler Mountain Cider as they visit Rinker Orchards again this weekend. Taste the hard ciders produced directly from Rinker Orchard apples including the newest releases of Harvest Pumpkin, Strawberry Lemon, Summer Sangria and Blueberry Lemonade.

All available to taste and purchase Saturday and Sunday 11:00 – 5:00.

The varieties of apples that will be available to pick from the trees this weekend are Ida Red, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Nittany, and Rome apples.

And don’t forget your fresh Rinker’s Apple Cider! It is available at Rinker’s in gallons, half gallons, and pints.

Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival

The 2020 Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival will be held at the Frederick County Fairgrounds, 250 Fairground Rd., Clear Brook, VA.
The festival has always been family (and pet) friendly!

BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR OR BLANKET (please, no ice chests)

WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR…MILITARY/VETERANS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE FREE!

Age 10 and under are always FREE! Gate admission includes free inflatables, live music, apple pie eating contest, artisans and vendors, free apple, samples, and classic car and hot rod show!

CRAFTSMEN & VENDORS…Local and Regional Artisans and Vendors throughout the grounds and two (2) open-air buildings.

KIDZONE AREA with INFLATABLES AND PONY RIDES…always popular, always fun! An area just for the kids with a Giant Slide and Obstacle Course. Nearby handwashing station for use before and after play.

CLASSIC CAR & HOT ROD SHOW…Enjoy a great collection of antique vehicles in a festive atmos-phere, Saturday at 11am.

TAP & CORK AREA (HARD CIDERS & CRAFT BEERS)…Local Brew masters will be joining the festival! Must be 21 and over with ID required. Tasting fee extra. Live entertainment nearby makes this a can’t miss attraction!

APPLE PIE EATING CONTEST HOSTED BY WEST OAKS FARM MARKET…What would an apple harvest festival be without the popular apple pie eating contest? Center stage, Sunday at 1pm!

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT… Continuous entertainment featuring Jimmy Lee, Wayne Lee Ray Band, Bryan Stutzman, Gary Smallwood and others TBA…all family friendly.

FOOD CONCESSIONS… Plenty of EVERYTHING APPLE…Apple Pie, Apple Dumplings, BBQ, Crab Cakes, Turkey Legs, Burgers, Ice Cream, Kettle Corn, Lemonade and all your festival favorites!

ADMISSION IS DISCOUNTED WITH $1.00 OFF COUPONS THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY…We flood the area HANDY MART stores with $1.00 off admission coupons! Admission includes all activities except Tap & Cork, Pony Rides and is $10 or less! Age 10 and under are FREE!

IT’S FOR A GOOD CAUSE…Giving back to the community just feels good. Be a part of something big and contribute to this event by exhibiting and/or attending. All proceeds for the event go to local non-profits. Over $1 Million Dollars has been given over the life of this event…so thank you!

Apple Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 12 (9am-5pm) & Sunday, Oct. 13(10am-5pm)
Everything apples!

20 varieties of apples to choose from, with pick your own available. Apple cobbler and apple cider slushees can be enjoyed while sitting on the front porch or listening to the music each day from 1-3 P.M.

For the kids we have the cow train, a playground and room to run. A variety of food will be available at the food building. Wagon rides around the farm scheduled throughout the day.

AppleFest and Iris Sale

Another fun festival for the family! Kick off the fall season with a trip to the farm market!

APPLES APPLES APPLES AND MORE! Plus Apple Pies, Apple Dumplings, Apple Cider, Apple Cider Donuts, Apple Cider Slushies, Apple Salsa and many more delicious Apple Treats!

Corn Maze, Hayrides, and Pumpkin Patch will be open 10am-6pm!

Live music in the courtyard from Robbie Limon 1-4pm!

We will also be partnering with the Shenandoah and Potomac Iris Society who will be holding a large Iris Sale! You will have the opportunity to purchase high-quality rhizomes ready to take home and plant right away!

Apple Picking and Apple Butter Making

Visit Rinker’s Orchard to pick-your-own apples!

We take our traditions very seriously here at Rinker Orchards, and we know it wouldn’t be apple season without the local Stephens City Lions Club here making their famous apple butter! Join us on September 14 and 21 to watch members of the club make their famous apple butter and to pick some up to take home with you. This is an annual fundraiser that provides support for their many charitable projects throughout the year.

Crim’s Concessions will be on site September 14 making fresh kettle corn! It goes great with Rinker’s cider!

Regular and sugar free varieties available.

Rinker’s is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 10:00am – 5:00pm! (September 6 through Columbus Day, October 14th, 2019.)

Cider Celebration at Winchester Ciderworks

Come celebrate the harvest at Winchester Ciderworks.

There will be ongoing orchard and cidery tours throughout the day, live entertainment, food, yard games, and of course, cider!

A cider making workshop will start at 11AM, tickets required. For more information, visit the Cidermaking Workshop page.