Closed for the 2018 season. Thank you for a great year! Hope you will visit us in 2019.
Stepp's Hillcrest Orchard & Farm News
Farmer Rex taking care of the orchard on cold January days. The orchard is looking clean and well pruned .
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.
- Apple Cannon – $5 to shoot 10 apples
- 5 acre corn maze – $3, 12 yrs. and under, $5 above 12
- Wagon rides around the farm on the hour – $4, 3 and under no charge
- Ugly Pig BBQ serving up smokin’ good food
- Apple cider and pumpkin donuts
- Hot cider and cider slushies
- Caramel apples
- Apple pies
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:
- take a wagon ride around the farm. The wagon leaves on the hour starting at 10 ($4 for over 3 years old).
- navigate our five acre Enjoy NC Apples corn maze. $3 for 12 years and under, over 12 – $5.
- try your skill at hitting targets shooting apples with our apple cannons: $5 for bucket of 10 apples.
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!