Richard’s Apple Festival

FREE Admission! Join us on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 11am – 4pm for our Apple Festival! We’ll have live music, farm food (our own burgers, farm to crust pizza, hotdogs, peach milkshakes & more), 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, take a ride on the hay wagon, 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.

 

 

 

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!

Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival

The 2019 Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival will be held at the Frederick County Fairgrounds and continues to grow with attendance over 7,500 people! The festival has always been family (and pet) friendly!

WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR: BUBBLEBALL by Wonderfly Games… and a human HAMSTER BALL. Come out (Sunday only, noon-5pm ) and try the hilarious new activity that is fun for all ages!

Craftsmen and Vendors:Local and Regional Artisans and Vendors throughout the grounds and two (2) buildings.

CANINE OBSTACLE COURSE: Since we are pet friendly, this new fun-to-watch and fun-to-participateactivity is our new fun element for our four-legged friends (Saturday only).

KIDZONE AREA with INFLATABLES: An area just for the kids with Knocker Ball, Giant Slide, Obstacle and Bounce House, face painting and other fun activities. Meet Little Joe our minature horse.

ANTIQUE CAR SHOW AND BINGO

TAP & CORK TASTING (HARD CIDERS & CRAFT BEERS) 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 WHITE HOUSE/NATIONAL FRUIT: What would an apple harvest festival be without the popular apple pie eating contest? Center stage, Sunday at 3pm!

APPLE PIE BAKING CONTEST/FREE APPLE: Watch while the judges sample the variety of homemade pies in the apple theme booth. The Apple Theme Arena is where you can get a free apple and apple cider. Meet representatives of the Virginia Old Time Apple Growers Association and the Alson Smith VA Tech Research Lab, ask questions and see the over 60 varieties of apples on display.

APPLE BUTTER MAKING: Made fresh on-site. Almost guaranteed your purchase will still be warm!

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Continuous entertainment featuring Nashville star Blake Esse (currently touring with Clint Black), Robbie Limon, Bud’s Collective and Jimmy Lee…all family friendly.

FOOD CONCESSIONS: Plenty of EVERYTHING APPLE along with Apple Pie, Apple Dumplings, BBQ, Crab Cakes, Turkey Legs, Donuts, 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 schools, day care centers and all HANDY MART stores with $1.00 off admission coupons! Admission includes all activities except Tap & Cork and is $8 or less! Under age 6 are FREE!

It’s for a good cause! 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 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.