Farm News & Events at Apple Castle
Know Your Farmer Tour
August 26 @ 10am
Come get to know your local farm & farmer!
Participants will be lead through Apple Castle's orchards by sixth generation farmer, Steve Johnston. The tour will include both a wagon ride and walking portions (so wear proper shoes!) and focus on our farm history, an overview of the crops we grow & the current focus of work around the farm.
The tour is approximately 90 minutes and cost $30 per participant. In addition to the tour you will receive a Know Your Farmer T-shirt, reusable Apple Castle bag, a pint of our fresh pressed cider & one of our famous cider donuts!
Purchase Your Ticket
The event will only be cancelled in the event of thunder & lightning in which case we will offer a full refund.
35th Annual Fall Harvest Festival & Craft Fair
Saturday October 14th 9am-5pm - Rain or Shine
- Free Parking & Admission
- 70+ quality crafters
- Tractor rides to Pick Your Own Apples & Pumpkins
- Live Entertainment
- Kids activities & crafts
- Apple Slingshot
- Bag Your Own Apples
- Cider, Homemade Donuts, Caramel Apples & More!
We are no longer accepting vendor applications - all spaces have been filled.
Pick Your Own Apples
Come out to the farm to pick your own apples from 10am - 3pm on Saturdays from September 9th - October 21
Holiday Specials - Also join us Monday September 4th (Labor Day) & Monday October 9th (Columbus Day) from 10am - 3pm
- $10 ½ peck (5-6 lbs, usually 12-14 apples)
- $16 peck (10-12 lbs, usually 24-28 apples)
- $25 ½ bushel(20-22 lbs, usually around 50 apples)
(subject to change based on weather conditions & crop size)
- Monday, September 4th: Gala
- September 9th: Gala
- September 16th Macintosh and Ozark Gold
- September 23rd Ozark Gold
- September 30th Empire, Jonathan, Gold Delicious, Jonagold, Red Delicious
- October 7th & 9 th Empire, Jonathan, Gold Delicious, Jonagold, Red Delicious
- October 14th Jonagold, Gold Delicious, Red Delicious, Empire
- October 21s Fuji, Braeburn, and maybe Romes, maybe Jonagold
Pick Your Own Pumpkins
Come out to the Apple Castle to pick a pumpkin from our patch on Saturdays starting September 30 - October 21 from 10am-3pm.
We have large carving pumpkins, pie pumpkins, webee littles, white pumpkins, gourds & more.
Simply park in our store parking lot and follow signs to walk behind the market into our pumpkin patch.
Fall Family Fun Days
Join us on Saturdays in September and October for more family fun!
September 9th - Petting Zoo
Join us from 10-12 as we partner with some local 4-H members to learn about Rabbits, Chickens, & Goats. Kids will have the chance to learn a few facts about each animal and then have a brief interaction with them!
September 16th - Story Time
We hope you will make your way out to the farm, from 10-12 the New Castle Public Library will be here telling stories, singing songs, & the chance to make a craft. This is a day you won't want to miss!
September 23rd - Johnny Appleseed Day
Come on out and wish Johnny Appleseed a very happy birthday! From 10-3 we will have our very own Johnny Appleseed to interact with. He will tell stories, sing songs, and give you all sorts of Johnny Appleseed knowledge!
September 30th - $1 Tractor Rides
Here at Apple Castle we all know how much you guys love going on tractor rides, so for today only, we are offering Dollar Tractor rides! From 10am - 3pm we'll offer tractor rides out to our Pick Your Own Apple Orchard & Pumpkin Patch for just $1 per person over the age of 1. (additional fees apply to pick apples & pumpkins)
Check back for more information on October events soon! We can't wait to see you out on the farm this fall!
Christmas Open House
Saturday, December 2 9am-3pm
Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be here from 9-3 to help us get into the holiday spirit! Stop in for samples of some of our favorite products, gift basket ideas, hot cider & donuts and more holiday fun.