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Activities & Events

Though you could argue that Apple Hill® is actually one big event lasting several months, some of our growers offer up special activities year-round.  We compile the list below to help you plan your trip up the hill.  Hopefully you'll take advantage of all we have to offer ... soon!

We've categorized these by month with a separate section just for the kids below.  For information on major annual events, click here.

 

JUNE 1: HARVEST DAY PLANT A PUMPKIN SEED
#23 ... Mill View Ranch 530-622-6885

JUNE 14: SUNDOWN AT THE BARN SUMMER MUSIC SERIES BBQ KICK-OFF
#55 ... Grace Patriot 530-642-8424

JUNE 16 & 17: FATHERS’ DAY CELEBRATION
#27 ... Time Out 530-644-0314; #26 ... Lava Cap Winery 530-621-0175

JUNE 22 & 23; JULY 13 & 14: LAVENDER FESTIVAL
#56 ... Bluestone Meadow 530-621-1830

 

JULY 27: SUMMER TUNES IN THE VINEYARD
#26 ... Lava Cap Winery 530-621-0175

 

AUGUST 17-SEPT 28: WINE AND SUNSETS
#26 Lava Cap Winery 621-0175

AUGUST 24: CAMINO BARN DANCE
#10 Rainbow Orchards

AUGUST 31-SEPT 1, 2: OPENING DAYS OF MOST APPLE HILL® RANCHES!

AUGUST 31: TENTH-ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
#25 Wofford Acres Vineyards 626-6858

 

SEPT 7: COUNTRY HOEDOWN
#23 Mill View Ranch (530) 622-6885

SEPT 7 & 8: ART IN THE ORCHARD
Sponsored by Apple Hill and El Dorado Arts Council

SEPT 9: GRANDPARENTS’ DAY
#17 Grandpa’s Cellar (530) 644-2153

SEPT 13, 14, 15: CHUGGERS’ SHOW
#1 High Hill Ranch (530) 644-1973

SEPT 14: WINE TASTING, BREAD AND MUSIC
#23 Mill View Ranch (530) 622-6885

SEPT 18: EVENING IN THE ORCHARD
#10 Rainbow Orchards - Benefits Pollock Pines-Camino Rotary (530) 644-1594

SEPT 21-22: KIDS’ BAKING-DAY
#37 Apple Pantry Farm (530) 318-2834

SEPT 21-22: 17TH ANNUAL KIDS’ WEEKEND
#5 Kids Inc. (530) 622-0184

SEPT 22: JOHNNY APPLESEED DAY

 

OCTOBER 5: BARREL-SAMPLES KICKOFF
#25 Wofford Acres Vineyards (530) 626-6858

OCT 6: GIRL-SCOUTS’ SCARECROW CONTEST
#84 Harris Tree Farm, harristreefarm.com (530) 644-2194

OCT 24-31: HAUNTED NATURE-TRAIL
#17 Grandpa’s Cellar (530) 644-2153

OCT 25: NEVADA DAY WEEKEND SPECIALS
#5 Kids Inc. 622-0184 • #19 El Dorado Orchards (530) 642-1222
#26 Lava Cap Winery (530) 621-0175 • #25 Wofford Acres Vineyards, (530) 626-6858

 

NOV 2: GUY FAWKES’ BONFIRE
#36 Jack Russell Farm Brewery and Winery (530) 647-9420

NOV 2: CHESTNUT FESTIVAL
# 133 Smokey Ridge Farmstand & Charcuterie (530) 626-5078

NOV. 2: PRE-HARVEST RUN SPAGHETTI LUNCH
#5 Kids Inc. (530) 622-0184

NOV 3: APPLE HILL® HARVEST RUN (Benefits Camino School)
See the Cider Press P.6 ... or click HERE for more info

NOV. 3: RUNNER APPRECIATION SPECIALS
#10 Rainbow Orchards (530) 644-1594 • #17 Grandpa’s Cellar (530) 644-2153
#25 Wofford Acres Vineyards (530) 626-6858

NOV 9-10: VOLKSMARCH WALK
#19 El Dorado Orchards (530) 642-1222

NOV 11: VETERANS’ DAY SPECIALS
#5 Kids Inc. (530) 622-0184 • #10 Rainbow Orchards (530) 644-1594

NOV 16: HOLIDAY-PIE TASTING
#37 Apple Pantry Farm (530) 318-2834

NOV 22: OPENING DAY OF MOST APPLE HILL® CHRISTMAS TREE FARMS

 

Kids’ Activities

 

#38 Abel’s Apple Acres  (530) 626-0138
Lead-Line Horse/Pony Rides, Hay-Bale Maze, Measuring Tree & Photo-Op Cutouts, Field Trips

#20 Apple Ridge Farms  (530) 647-0613
Petting Zoo, Hay-Bale Maze, Nature Trail, Field Trips, You-pick Pumpkin Patch

#56 Bluestone Meadow  www.bluestonemeadow.com
You-pick Pumpkin Patch, Train, Puppet Theater, Pumpkin Catapult

#42 Cardinini’s Pumpkin Patch  (530) 644-2140
You-pick Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze

#14 Denver Dan’s Apple Patch  (530) 644 -6881
You-pick Apples, Cookin’ Kids & Adults, Apple-Wreath Making Sara’s Animals, Pony Rides

#19 El Dorado Orchards  (530) 642-1222
Hands-On Crafts, Train Rides, You-pick Pumpkins, Horse/Pony Rides

#40 Fudge Factory Farm  (530) 644-3492
Candy Making Workshops, Birthday Parties, Play Area

#21 Goyette’s North Canyon Ranch  (530) 622-9299
You-pick Apples & Pumpkins

#17 Grandpa’s Cellar  (530) 644-2153
Educational Nature Trail, Tours, Pet an Emu, Haunted Nature Trail and Hands-on Pottery Making

#15 Hangtown Kid Apple Orchard  (530) 647-1810
You-pick: pears, apples, pumpkins & persimmons. Photo-Op: hay-bale with GIANT pumpkin & scarecrows; apple & worm cut-out. Chestnut Fun: learn how chestnuts grow.

#84 Harris Tree Farm  (530) 644-2194
Nature Trail, Scavenger Hunt, You-pick Pumpkins

#1 High Hill Ranch  (530) 644-1973
Fishing, School Field-Trips, Pony Rides, Hay Rides

#5 Kids Inc  (530) 622-0184
Mini-Pumpkin Decorating, Farm Animals, Nature Trail, You-pick Pumpkins, Corn Maze

#9 Larsen Apple Barn  (530) 644-1415
Family Pioneer-Museum and Family Park

#23 Mill View Ranch  (530) 647-1789
Kids Crafts, Country Line Dancing, Wagon Rides, Hay Maze

#41 Pine O’ Mine  (530) 344-0288
You-pick Blueberries, Raspberries, Apples and Pumpkins. Play Area, Photo-Op Seasonal Wagon.

#10 Rainbow Orchards  (530) 644-1594
Hay-Bale Hop-a-Crooked-Mile, “Piper’s Pumpkins” Photo-op Wagon with Heirloom Squash and Pumpkins.

#28 Sun Mountain Farm  (530) 621-3740
You-pick Apples, Pumpkins, Blueberries

 

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