Folk & Bluegrass Music under da Apple Trees - Sun. Sept. 8 - Oct. 13.
Returning by popular demand. Sunday afternoons from 1:00-4:00, great Folk and Bluegrass music all over da orchard weather permitting.
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.
Barn Rentals and Tours available.
Call and reserve the hayloft or picnic shelter for a good ole fashion party. 608-845-5966. Large private parties best on weekdays.
UNDER THE APPLE TREES
1:00- 4:00 PM
Sept. 8 The Blue Accordion
Sept. 15 Breezy Hill Bluegrass Band
Sept. 21 Dark of the Moon-Norwegian Fiddlers
Sept. 22 Buttons and Banjo
Sept. 29 The Blue Accordion
Oct. 5 The Sheriff & The Outlaw
Oct. 6 Buttons and Banjo
Oct. 12 Dark of the Moon-Norwegian Fiddlers
Oct. 13 The Blue Accordion
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 Tuesdays and 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.