Acorns, crickets and apple picking season are a few signs that summer is nearing an end and fall is just around the corner! Much like the taste of biting into a Red Delicious, the arrival of apple season in Northern Virginia can be bitter sweet. As it marks the beginning of a fresh, new season that includes tons of fun fall activities, there is also a bit of sadness knowing that we will soon be saying good-bye to summer. But cheer up! Our list of orchards, just a short drive from Fairfax County, will get you geared up for a fall (or end of summer) road trip to some great orchards and farms where you can enjoy the thrill of picking your own apples fresh off the trees. Apple picking is a fun, family-friendly activity and a great way to welcome a brand new season here in Virginia!
Please visit the websites or social media pages of the orchards listed here for all the details about their apple harvest and hours of operation. Apple season usually begins in mid to late August and runs through October, but can vary due to weather conditions and other factors. It’s a good idea to call before making the drive to the country.
Hollin Farms, 1436 Snowden Road, Delaplane, VA 20144 Phone: 540-592-3574
Hartland Orchard, 3064 Hartland Lane, Markham, VA 22643 Phone: 540-364-2316
Mackintosh Fruit Farm, 1608 Russel Road, Berryville, VA 22611 Phone: 540-955-6225
Stribling Orchard, 11587 Poverty Hollow Lane, Markham, VA 22643 Phone: 540-364-3040
Marker-Miller Orchards Farm Market, 3035 Cedar Creek Grade, Winchester, VA 22602 Phone: 540-662-1391
Rinker Orchards, 1156 Marlboro Road, Stephens City, VA 22655 Phone: 540-869-1499
Crooked Run Orchard, 37883 W Main Street, Purcellville, VA 20132 Phone: 540-338-6642
Great Country Farms, 18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, VA 20135 Phone: 540-554-2073