Ellijay‘s Georgia Apple Festival 50th Anniversary! Oct 9-10, 2021
Hillcrest Orchards (Hwy 52) Hillcrest Orchards features entertainment for the whole family: pig races and swimming pig races, pony rides, petting farm, milk Buttercup the cow, music, apple picking, tractor rides, Moonshine Museum, Giant Jumping Pillow
U-pick apples every day until they are gone or visit their store to purchase a bag of apples/other goodies. Apple pickin’ jubilee begins September 4 and is on weekends through October 31. “Apple Pickin’ Jubilee” where you can pick your own apples, milk a cow, watch swimming pig races, and watch live bands and cloggers on the Hillcrest Stage. 9 a.m -6pm weekends
Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge: Mercier ia a popular destination in Blue Ridge. Family owned and operated, open year-round, they offer multiple U-Picks throughout the year (No Apple U-picks this fall), Tractor rides, cafe for breakfast/lunch and store to purchase fruit and house accessories. Mercier Orchards is @ 1/2 hour from Apple Orchard Alley near downtown Blue Ridge.
Fall 2021 at Mercier Orchards:
Unfortunately, due to a staff shortage and a harsh freeze in April, which affected most of the orchards in North Georgia, we will not be offering Apple U-Pick this year as we have in previous years.
However, you are welcome to walk in the orchard with your family on weekends. We ask that guests do not walk in the orchard on weekdays as our crews are out working in the orchard Monday through Friday. We also ask that you do not drive into the orchard.
B.J. Reece Apple House (Hwy 52) U-Pick open Fall 2021. Check their calendar for U-pick dates. U-pick open every day or until picked out. Farm fun open September and October weekends and include apple cannon, petting farm, cow milking, and more. Market, farm fun, bakery and orchards. A family owned and operated farm in Ellijay, GA. Their website has the dates when different varieties of apples will be available. 9131 Hwy 52
R&A Orchards (5505 Hwy 52 East) Open year round with a neat country store. Click on the link for their U-pick dates. Ellijay, GA
Mack Aaron’s Apple House (Hwy 52) Not a U-pick apple house but they sell multiple varieties of apples. They are known for their fried pies (the bbq restaurant at the corner near 515 intersection also sells them – yummy and fresh!) Produce: Apples, cider, peaches, grapes, jams, jellies, relishes, honey, syrup, apple cakes, strudels, cookies, bread, fried pies.
8955 Highway 52 East Ellijay, GA 30536 Phone 706.273.3600
Panorama Orchards – Fresh picked apples and homemade goods available at this Orchard located on 515 just South of Ellijay. Panorama is known for their apple pies! (Panorama is not on Apple Orchard Alley but its close.) Call ahead. (706) 276-3813
Article updated from original August 2012. Updated September, 2021.