Eplegaarden in 2019 

     Family Farm Fun For Everyone


Labor Day Weekend Fun - Open Sat. Sun. & Mon. Aug. 31- Sept.1 & 2 .

Ole Fashioned Ice Cream Social with FREE ice cream.                                                                                 A fundraiser for Friends of Fitchburg Seniors.                                                                               Donations accepted for Patient Advocary Program                                                                                Face Painting by Holly Berry on Sunday.

Grandparents Day - Sun. Sept. 8     

Come celebrate a multigenerational day of farm fun for everyone.                                               Specials for grandparents who bring their grandchildren to the orchard.                                                 Selv Plukke specials and games by the Fitchburg Seniors.                                                                    Face Painting by Holly Berry

Verona Library Story Hour - Fri. Sept. 13 & 27, Oct. 11 @10:30

Come sit outdoors and enjoy a story hour presented by the                                                                  Verona Public Library.  A huge success in 2018.

Holly Berry Face Painting – Sundays Sept. 1 & 8 – 11:00-3:00                                                                                                                       

Fun for kids of all ages. Fancy, fun detail designs.  Begins on Labor Day Weekend.                           Very popular in 2018. 

Honky Tonk Hoe Down – Sat. Oct. 5, 1:00-4:00

Come listen to The Sheriff & The Outlaw, enjoy the BBQ and have                                                                 some great country family fun.                                                                                                                         

Family Scaretroll Building – Sat.-Sun. Sept 21-22 & 28-28, 11:00-4:00

            Have some good old country fun.  Supplies provided. 

Haven’s Petting Farm – Sun. Sept. 29 & Oct. 6, 11:00 – 4:00

            New this year.  Come enjoy the farm animals.

Pumpkin Carving Contest – Sat. & Sun. Oct. 26 & 27

            Also new this year.  Come, buy your pumpkin and join in the fun.

Badger Football Ticket Drawings Sundays     

on Sundays in September and October we will have a drawing for 2 football tickets to be given away.  Selv Plukke a bag of apples or raspberries and sign up for the drawing.

Horse Drawn Hayrides -Sat. & Sun. Sept. 7- Oct. 27.

On weekends we will have horse drawn hayrides  around da orchard and  pumpkin patch for your pleasure from 11:00 – 4:00. Buy tickets at Info Booth.

Halloween Fun - Sat.& Sun.  

Through out September and October we celebrate Halloween with haunted decorations, pumpkin plukkin,  Harried Haunts, old barn loft and silo possibly haunted, and fun activities for kids of all ages.             

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.





               FOLK MUSIC              





                  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


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 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.

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