The farm is now closed for the 2018 season.
Hope you will visit us in 2019.
Thank you for a great year!
The Stepp Family has been inviting guests to pick their own apples on our 70-acre working farm and apple orchard in Hendersonville NC for nearly 50 years. We invite you and your family to visit the farm to experience fun, family-friendly farm activities in a beautiful country setting on the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina near Asheville. Pick your own apples and pumpkins or select from varieties of pre-picked apples. Navigate our 5-acre corn maze or try hitting a target with the apple cannon. Visit our Country Market for a delicious cup of apple cider or an apple cider slushy. Enjoy apple cider or pumpkin donuts, fresh from our own bakery. Bring a lunch to enjoy in picnic area beside the orchard.
"You drive right up to the tree. You are free to go anywhere. We were there last week, and the apples are everywhere. We picked Honey Crisp and they were GREAT!" Randall - Memphis TN …
"We LOVE Stepp Orchard. We make several trips up there every year. It's a great family atmosphere and a fantastic way to spend the day!!" Cassandra - Greenville SC …
"I've been picking apples here since 2001, and now that our family has grown, I am more excited than ever to share this tradition with our little one. They have the best apples, the friendliest …
This weekend, Oct. 27-28, 2018, will be the last weekend of the 2018 apple season. The farm will close on Wednesday, Oct, 31, at 5:30.
All the fun farm activities will be in full swing Saturday and Sunday. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit and enjoy the farm one more weekend.
Pick your our own apples are limited but available. You may have to walk to the end of the row and look inside and down low.
Apple varieties available to pick are Red Delicious, Rome, Stayman, Granny Smith. There will be more available Saturday than Sunday.
Prepicked apples available while they last: Cameo, Fuji, Granny Smith, and Pink Lady.
Shop for great gifts in the Market: sourwood honey, jams and jellies, syrups, t-shirts, sweat shirts, embroidered towels, hand made greeting cards
The weather looks sunny and fall like.
The Farm Hands would love to visit with you one last time before the season ends.
Credit cards are accepted except American Express.
The weather for Saturday shows a possibility of light rain in the morning but less likely in the afternoon. The farm is open rain or shine. Sunday will start out cold so dress warmly. You’ll definitely want a cup of hot apple cider!
Pick your own varieties still available: Rome, Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Pink Lady with a limited amount of Blushing Gold, Stayman and Golden Delicious. We can’t say how long each variety will be available since it all depends on how many people come and pick.
Prepicked apples in the Apple House now are Fuji, Pink Lady, Granny Smith.
Pick your own pumpkins are in the patch ready for your visit.
Ugly Pig BBQ will be at the farm Saturday and Sunday serving up some mighty good food. They are very popular with our guests, so go by and visit with the Dudas family. They are real friendly folks!
Get your apple cider and pumpkin donuts, apple fritters, fried apple pies, hot apple cider as well as apple cider slushies at the Apple House.
To enjoy the full farm experience you can:
Fun farm t-shirts are going fast. This weekend you might need a long sleeve one or a hoodie!
The farm is open seven days a week through October. Saturday 8-6, Sunday 10-6, Monday – Thursday 8-5:30, Friday 8-6. Admission is free.
We take all credit cards except American Express.
Better make a trip to the farm; the season won’t last much longer!
Woo Hoo! The farm placed seventh in USA Today’s ranking of the 10 Best Apple Orchards in the nation.Thank you for voting and supporting the farm.
Hillcrest Orchard is gearing up for a great weekend. The rain is over, the sun will be shining and a touch of fall is in the air, perfect apple picking weather.
Pick your own apples available this weekend: Red and Golden Delicious, Blushing Gold, Stayman, Rome, Pink Lady, Granny Smith and a limited supply of Arkansas Black.
The pick your own pumpkin patch has lots of great pumpkins for you to choose.
Ugly Pig BBQ is back this weekend. Plan to join them for lunch. They are located beside the green barn and next to the picnic area. You can use your credit card.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with apple cider and pumpkin donuts, apple pies, apple fritters, fudge, apple cider slushies, and hot apple cider.
All the fun farm activities will be in full swing: apple cannon, five acre corn maze, and wagon rides around the farm.
Take home fresh local cabbage and SC sweet potatoes.
Did you know we have farm t-shirts and hooded sweat shirts to help you remember your farm adventure? Choose from “Farm Hand,” “How ’bout them apples,” and “I came for the donuts.”
We take credit cards but not American Express.
Hours: Saturday 8-6, Sunday 10-6
Weekdays; Monday – Thursday 8-5:30. Friday: 8-6
Hope to see you at the farm.