Fall is an exciting time of year at Orr’s Farm Market! While we are busy picking, packing and processing our apples, pumpkins, squash, etc.… we also welcome groups for tours or school field trips during the season.
Between September 17th and October 31st groups can make appointments for a Pumpkin Patch Field Trip on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays to tour our farm and learn all about the different types of produce we grow. The tour includes a discussion of pumpkin varieties, pumpkin components, the different apple varieties, and how each are grown. The tour also includes a hayride through the orchard and pumpkin patch.
Students will leave with a goody bag that contains one coloring book, crayons, a sticker and a small pumpkin. The ideal age group for this experience is Pre-K through 4th grade, but older groups can be accommodated. Each hayride wagon will hold up to 30 people and it is possible to reserve multiple wagons.
Field trips take approximately 2-2 ½ hours and admission is $7.25 for groups of 16 students or more. Teachers, aides and bus drivers will have free admission. Parents will pay $4.50 for admission which includes the tour and snack.
In addition to our school-aged field trips, we also offer Bonfire Hayride Tours for groups of up to 25 people. Enjoy a tractor-driven hayride through our beautiful orchards. You can plan this trip during the daylight and see the scenery of the countryside and nearby mountains, or plan it later in the evening for a hayride under the stars. Then enjoy the warmth of the crackling bonfire in our woods. Bring your own refreshments and entertainment and enjoy an evening of fun in the country. Benches are provided, but you may want to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.
Bonfire Hayride tours are available on Fridays and Saturdays in the fall at 6:30 or 7:30 pm. The fee is $165 per wagon which includes a 45-minute hayride and a 75-minute bonfire. Each group will get one picnic table and a piece of fruit for each person. If you are only seeking the bonfire experience, the fee is $125 for 25 people.