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Terhune Orchards to Host 36th Annual Apple Festival

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 15-16.

Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by Terhune Orchards.

Autumn is the season for crisp, sweet apples. Here at Terhune Orchards we celebrate this fabulous time of year with fun for the whole family at our two-day Apple Festival.

Our 36th annual festival will be held Sept. 15 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will continue the celebration with fall festival weekends through October.

Pick you own fresh apples from our dwarf trees, take a tractor-drawn wagon ride, enjoy live music Saturday and Sunday from the Daisy Jug Band (returning for the 31st year), visit our “Everything about Pumpkins” adventure barn, walk the farm trail and enjoy farm fresh snacks and homemade lunch.

Plenty of activities will be offered for kids, including face painting, pumpkin painting, pony rides, make-your-own scarecrows and our popular cornstalk maze.

You can pick your own apples at our Cold Soil Road farm and our Van Kirk farm on Apple Day. Autumn also brings pumpkins and gourds, and you can pick your own at the Terhune home farm.

Make sure to bring an appetite. At Pam’s down-home food tent we will be roasting a pig for pork sandwiches, and you will also find barbecued chicken, hot dogs, homemade salads and soup for sale. Satisfy your cravings for dishes made with apples! We will have apple pies, apple muffins, apple bread, cider doughnuts and applesauce, and you can quench your thirst with cold cups of our own Terhune apple cider.

Adults 21 and over can stop in at our vineyard and winery tasting room in our 150-year-old barn and sample our award-winning red and white wines, plus our popular apple wine.

Our farm store will be full of fresh-picked fruits and vegetables, homemade pies, homemade cookies, and of course our own fresh-pressed apple cider.

Our fall festivals continue Saturdays and Sundays beginning the weekend of Sept. 22 and ending Oct. 28 , including Columbus Day, Monday Oct. 8. There will be live music, pumpkins to pick and decorate, pony rides, face painting, wagon rides, the corn stalk maze to explore, the adventure barn to visit, and festival foods to eat.

Take pictures at the farm and enter them in our “Shades of Fall at Terhune Orchards” photo contest. Entries are due Oct. 5. For complete rules and entry information stop by the farm store or visit terhuneorchards.com.

There is no admission to the farm store, winery tasting room, and Van Kirk pick your own on Apple Day and festival weekends.

Admission to the festival area is $5. Children 3 and under receive free admission. Parking on the farm is free. There is no admission to the farm on weekdays.

Terhune Orchards is located at 330 Cold Soil Rd. in Lawrence Township. Visit our website at terhuneorchards.com or call the farm store at (609) 924-2310 for directions.

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