Hillcrest Orchards

Hillcrest Orchards is THE place to visit in the fall. Activities include: U-Pick apples, cow milking, pig races, wagon rides, petting farm, jumping pillow, Moonshine Museum, multiple playgrounds, kiddy corn maze, pedal cart and trike rides. There's live entertainment on the Hillcrest Stage each weekend including Blue Grass Bands and cloggers. There's great fair food such as funnel cakes, corn on the cob, hot boiled peanuts, burgers, hotdogs and BBQ. And save room for dessert.. hot fried apples pies, cider doughnuts and apple fritters will satisfy any sweet tooth.. There's homemade ice cream and fudge too. The large farm market is filled with fresh picked apples, apple cider & slushies.Apple peelers, baskets and other kitchen gadgets too. There's local honey and sorghum syrup. Bring the family and make Hillcrest Orchards your fall tradition.Hillcrest is family owned and operated since 1946.

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Market, bakery, petting farm open daily. Festival activities available on weekends only. School & Sr. tours available Wed., Thurs, & Fridays.

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9696 Hwy 52 East, Ellijay, 30536

34.619145, -84.370257

34° 37′ 9″ N, 34° 37′ 9″ N


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Hours of Operation

Sunday 9:00 am ~ 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am ~ 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am ~ 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am ~ 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am ~ 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am ~ 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am ~ 6:00 pm

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Apple Cider 6.5 / gallon
Fresh squeezed apple cider offered in pints, 1/2 gallons and gallons...and by the cup...
Available in 6 months
Sep 1st ~ Nov 30th
Apples 14 / container
Tree ripened apples..many varieties..u-pic during festival.. or we pic daily...offered by: 1/4 peck, 1/2 peck, peck & 1/2 bushel.
Available in 6 months
Sep 1st ~ Nov 30th
Jams & Jellies 6 / jar
Hundreds of different canned goods from apple butter to chow chow and everything in between. Also, many syrups, hot sauces, jams and jellies.
Available in 6 months
Sep 1st ~ Nov 30th
apples, U-Pick 6 each
U-pick apples available weekends beginning Sept. 8th and continuing each weekend through October. Many fun activities also offered on these weekends including wagon rides, petting farm, cow milking and pig races. Multiple playgrounds. Museums, bakery, live entertainment and great fair food.
Available in 6 months
Sep 8th ~ Oct 28th