Eplegaarden in 2016  - 25th Anniversary

     Family Farm Fun For Everyone

Labor Day Weekend Fun - Open Sat. Sun. & Mon. Sept. 3-5.

          Ole Fashioned Ice Cream Social with FREE ice cream.

            A fundraiser for Friends of Fitchburg Seniors. Donations for

            Scholarships for Senior Programs.

Grandparents Day - Sun. Sept. 11   

            Come celebrate a multigenerational day of farm fun for everyone.

            Specials for grandparents who bring their sons and daughters and

            grand children to the orchard.  Selv Plukk specials and games.

Toddler Fun Week - Wed. thru Fri. Sept. 14 - 16

            Extra fun activities for toddlers during the week of Sept. 14-16 in additional

            to the usual farm fun  for everyone like selv plukkin Apples, Raspberries,

            and pumpkins, picnicing in our new shelters and enjoying the countryside

            of Wisconsin in beautiful fall weather.

Celebration of Vern's Life and Work - Sun. Sept. 18

          A special day to celebrate Vern's Life. We will have special ole time prices

          on self plukk apples, family and friends to share memories and stories,

          special music and a dedication at 2:00 pm of a memorial wayside

           in da orchard for all to rest at after plukkin those wonderful apples.

Scaretroll Making Contest - Sat. & Sun. Sept. 17 & 19, 24 & 25. 

            Get your family and/or friends together for a fun day of creating a troll.

            Come to the orchard for details.

Badger Football Ticket Drawings Sundays     

            on Sundays in September and October we will have a drawing for

            2 football tickets to be given away.  Stop by the orchard for details.

Horse Drawn Hayrides -Sat. & Sun. Sept. 3 - Oct. 30.

            On weekends we will have  horse drawn hayrides  around

            da orchard and pumpkin patch for your pleasure from 11:00 – 4:00.

Halloween Fun - Sat.& Sun. Oct. 1 - 30  

          Through out September and October we celebrate Halloween with haunted

            decorations, pumpkin plukkin, Harold Potterson’s Hallowed Haunts and Harried

            Haunts, old barn loft and silo possibly haunted, and fun activities for kids of all ages.              

Harold Potterson’s Hallowed  Haunts Playground for Little

Wizards and Trolls - Sat. & Sun. Oct. 1 - 23, 2016

 Back again, a self guided playground for families with kids 10 years and younger,

 and der parents (no entrance wit out muggles).  Open weekends  beginning

 Oct. 1. Closed for the season due to very wet conditions.

 Harold Potterson is da little cuzzin of da famess vizard from Yolly ole England.

Folk & Bluegrass Music under da Apple Trees - Sun. Sept. 10 - Oct. 16

            Returning by popular demand.  Sunday afternoons Sept. 10 - Oct. 16, 2014,

            from 1:00-4:00, great Folk and Bluegrass music all over da orchard.

Da Trolls - Everyday, all day long

            Dave Watson of Watson’s Woods in the Wis. Dells, a chainsaw wood carver, created

             a family of trolls for the orchard in 2007.  Come say hi to our family of trolls.






                         FOLK MUSIC




                               SUNDAY AFTERNOON

          1:00- 4:00 PM


Sept. 10      The Blue Accordion (1 - 2 PM)

Sept. 11      Dark of the Moon - Scandinavian Music


Sept. 18      High Ridge


Sept. 25      Buttons and Banjo


Oct.   1       Dark of the Moon - Scandinavian Music

Oct.   2       Buttons and Banjo


Oct.   9       High Ridge


Oct.  16      The Blue Accordion 




            Harold Potterson’s

 Hallowed Haunts Playground

              for little wizards & trolls  (10 & under)


                     at Eplegaarden

               2227 Fitchburg Rd, Fitchburg, WI


Don’t be late!  The                          

railroad  station’s  open                                                                                                   

Saturday  & Sunday,                                       

11:00 am – 4:00 pm                                           

Oct. 1 - 30, 2016

         Special stops at the sorting hat,

         haunted castle,  quidditch field, 

         dinasaur dig,  amazing maize,

         magic mirrors, enchanted forest ,

         black  tunnel,  and more.


                                 Plus a free Pumpkin for Wizards


                         Tickets:  Wizards  (Children)   $5.00                                                          

                        Muggles   (Adults)  $1.00 


          An overwhelming, magical success in 2002 - 2015.

           Don’t be da only wizard or muggle to miss it.

          Wizard & witch costumes encouraged.


Apples, pumpkins, cider, squash, gourds, popcorn & more in da store.      

            P.S. Directions ( For non Wizards & Trolls) -   Seminole Hwy                     

            South of  Beltline  4 miles to Whalen Rd., turn right.                                                        

                         www.eplegaarden.com   (608) 845-5966




Group Tours

Pre-scheduled school tours are very popular at da orchard. 1000's of children visit Eplegaarden in groups each summer and fall. An organized tour of 1- 1 ¼ hours of presentation and hands on experiences and includes velkommen, background of orchard, hayride to the orchard , information handout for teachers and actual experience of plukkin and gradin apples. Minimum of first grade is required.  We will need to charge for the produce and other items.  Tours will be given on Wednesdays by appointment only. If you wish to have a snack or lunch at the orchard, please remember all garbage must be taken with you when you leave.

Preschool, nursery, daycare, head start groups, etc. have found Eplegaarden to be a fun place for a self organized, self conducted tour or group activity. Groups must register at the store prior to picnicking, receive written  requirements, and verbal instructions for apple plukkin and prepay for apples prior to entering the orchard. All garbage must be taken back home with the group. No charge per child except for cost of produce (apples, pumpkins, raspberries) plukked, unless you would like to reserve the picnic shelter or barn which have a rental fee. Note: Consider having each child brings a small bag with their name on it, which can be placed in our larger apple plukkin bags.  For pumpkins, leader should bring a marker for putting names on pumpkins. Please call with group name, date, time, and number of guests.

Keeping children under control is expected of teachers and parents to insure safety and enjoyment of all. We have many picnic tables for your enjoyment. Please bring a trash bag and take any trash back with you generated from snacks, etc.

Travel Tours have found the orchard to be a vonderful stop in the Madison area.


Birthday parties, church picnics, business picnics, wedding receptions and anniversaries, and other events have been held at Eplegaarden. Call or better yet come out to the orchard to find available times, space and prices.

Two new picnic shelters and hayloft in barn available for rent.

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