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Apple Picking near Winston-Salem + Greensboro

Did you know that apple season in North Carolina starts in mid-August? Although it might seem like a quintessential fall activity, the season actually begins in the summer. If you’re looking for an apple-picking adventure, North Carolina has a wealth of farms that offer u-pick, child-friendly activities, and famous apple cider donuts. But before you make the trip, be sure to check the farm’s website for any updates on availability or events. Don’t miss out on this delicious and fun-filled experience!

Note: Some farms require reservations. 

Updated August 2023


Sky Top Orchard

1193 Pinnacle Mountain Rd., Flat Rock

2023 Season Opening: August 4, 2023

Attractions | Tractor ride, barn with animals, apple cannon, playground, apple picking

Treats | Apple slushies, apple cider donuts, hot apple cider, caramel apples, fudge apples, kettle corn

Hours | Open every day 9 AM – 6 PM


Millstone Creek Orchard

506 Parks Crossroads Church Rd., Ramseur

2023 Season Opening: July 22, 2023

Attractions | Orchard hayride, pre-picked apples

Treats | Apple cider slushies, apple cider, apple cider donuts, baked goods, candied apples, ice cream

Hours | U-Pick is only available September 23 by reservation. Pre-picked apples are available daily 


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Justus Orchard

187 Garren Rd., Hendersonville 

2023 Season Opening: July 20, 2023

Attractions | Apple canyon, playground, cow train, jumping pillow, animals apple picking

Treats | Full bakery with apple cider donuts, fried apple pies, ice cream, candied apples, coffee, and more

Hours | 9 AM – 5 PM through early November


Historic Orchard at Altapass

1025 Orchard Rd., Spruce Pine

2023 Season Opening: June 1

Attractions | Hayride, apple picking, occasional live music, walking trails

Treats | General store with loads of treats, apple pie with ice cream

Hours | Wednesday-Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM (June-October 29)


Creasman Farms

280 Bent Arrow Ln, Hendersonville

2023 Season Opening: September 10

Attractions | Apple picking

Treats | Apple cider and homemade apple treats

Hours | U-Pick orchard is open Sundays 1-5 PM from September – October


Coston Farm

3748 Chimney Rock Rd., Hendersonville

2023 Season Opening: August 18, 2023

Attractions | Gift shop, apple picking, playground 

Treats | Fried apple pies, cookies, muffins, and more

Hours | 8:30 AM – 5 PM Monday – Saturday through Fall season


Billy Laughter Orchards

111 Tullahome Farms Lane, Hendersonville

2023 Season Opening: TBD

Attractions | Apple picking

Treats | N/A

Hours | 8 AM – 8 PM Monday – Saturday



Blueberry Thrill Farm

6938 Eaglesfield Rd., Gibsonville

2023 Season Opening: TBD

Attractions | Apple picking

Treats | NA

Hours | Saturday 7:30 AM – 12 PM. Hours are subject to change due to pending fruit supply


Apple Hill Orchard 

2075 Pleasant Hill Ave., Morganton

2023 Season Opening: August 12, 2023

Attractions | Apple picking

Treats | Full bakery with donuts, pies, cakes, bread, brittle and more

Hours | Opening August 12th, 9 AM – 6 PM Monday-Saturday. You must purchase a “Picking Pass” online before visiting.


Stepp’s Hillcrest Orchard

170 Stepp Orchard Dr., Hendersonville

2023 Season Opening: August 18, 2023

Attractions | Corn maze, apple cannon, wagon rides, jump pad, apple picking

Treats | Apple cider donuts, slushies, and more

Hours | Friday & Saturday 9 AM – 6 PM, Sunday 10 AM – 6 PM, Monday-Thursday 9 AM – 5:30 PM


Carrigan Farms

1261 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy., Mooresville

2023 Season Opening: September 5, 2023

Attractions | Petting zoo, hayride, apple picking 

Treats | NA

Hours | Reservation required 


Perry Lowe Orchard

8741 North Carolina 16, Moravian Falls

2023 Season Opening: September 2, 2023

Attractions | Apple picking

Treats | Apple cider, dried apples, pies, and other baked goods

Hours | U-pick is available Saturdays and Sundays starting in September. Reservations required. 


Levering Orchard

163 Levering Lane, Ararat, VA

2023 Season Opening: September 9, 2023

Activities | Apple picking

Treats | NA

Hours | U-pick is available Saturday and Sunday, but you can buy pre-picked apples any day of the week.



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