Pumpkins, apples, and fall colors OH MY! When you want to get out of the city and enjoy fall in the country, head to Walworth County where we have farm stands, pumpkin patches, apple orchards, and corn mazes to make all your photo ops and food stops perfectly fall!
Shop Fall Favorites at Pearce’s
Your first stop has to be Pearce’s Farm Stand between Fontana and Williams Bay. They have seasonal fruits and vegetables, including corn, pumpkins, and colorful gourds. They also have jams, jellies, local honey, and fresh bakery items. Families can enjoy their large jumping bales, 12-acre corn maze, helicopter rides, and hayrides to the pumpkin patch in September. Local tip: If you go on the weekends, they have fresh donuts and kettle corn!
Pick Fall Favorites at Apple Barn
With more than 4,000 apple trees, Apple Barn Orchard and Winery is the perfect spot if you want to pick your own apples this fall. Varieties they grow and sell include Cortland, Empire, Holiday, Honey Crisp, Honey Gold, Ida Red, Gala, Ginger Gold, Jona Gold, McIntosh, Paula Red, Autumn Gala, and Zestar. They also have a bakery and country store where you can get fresh pies and apple cider donuts and try some of the wine made on the premises by their master winemaker. Local tip: Grab some of their fresh-from-the-orchard apple cider in their country store to enjoy at home…it’s good hot or cold!
Explore Local Favorites this Fall
There are three spots in Walworth County that are kind of local secrets. Hafs Road Orchard in Genoa City is a scenic orchard nestled off a quiet country road. They grow apples and sell crisp apple cider and fresh hand-dipped caramel apples. Their more than 40 varieties of apples are available from their orchard store along with local honey, squash, pumpkins, spices, and fall decorations. Local tip: They have some of their family’s favorite recipes on their website for you to try.
Another local secret is Quednow’s Heirloom Apple Orchard near Elkhorn. Their apple season runs from August to the end of October, and they also grow sweet and tart cherries, peaches, and pears. Their focus is to grow their more than 90 varieties of apples as naturally as possible. Local tip: Quednow’s isn’t a pick-your-own orchard…they do the work for you!
And don’t miss Mac’s Market in Delavan. Mac’s Market is a family market located right on their family farm. They have corn, unique pumpkin varieties, gourds, and squash. They’re perfect if you want to grab your fall favorites and get back on the road.
So put on your fall boots and a cozy sweater, and head to Walworth County for some pumpkins, apples, and other fall goodies.