Fall at Weaver’s Orchard

Fall Family Festivals

Saturday, Sept. 11 – Johnny Appleseed Day

  • Join us for pick-your-own apples and storytelling with Johnny Appleseed himself. We’ll have plenty of apple treats, including caramel apples, baked apple desserts and apple cider! Johnny will be here from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.!
  • No other kid’s activities this Saturday.

Fall Family Fun Days – Saturday’s, September 18th through October 30th plus Columbus Day Monday

Autumn at Weaver’s will offer these fun fall activities:

  • Hayrides
  • Barrel train rides
  • Face painting
  • Giant tube slides
  • Petunia the clown with her balloon animal creations
  • Sand pit with tractor tire pile for climbing
  • Play tunnels with hay towers, hay mazes, and corn kernel bin
  • Live entertainment (currently every Saturday in October)
  • Pony rides
  • A chance to see alpacas, goats and chickens
  • Food sheds with outdoor seating
  • An expanded garden center with pumpkin and mum displays
  • Kim’s Café featuring seasonal favorites (located inside the market or visit the walk-up window)
  • Pick-your-own fruit


This year, there will be no entrance fees. Activity fees apply to children under the age of 16. Adults may enter the play areas at no charge. Hay ride fees apply to all riders except infants. You may purchase tickets by cash or card at the ticket booth in the festival area from 10am-5pm.

  • Tickets are $2 each. Pay Only for The Activities You Want -Or- get UNLIMINTED access to all activities for $10 (hay ride and pony ride excluded)
  • The following activities require tickets:
    • Face painting – $2/person (1 ticket)
    • Barrel train – $2/person (1 ticket)
    • Tractor tire pile – $2/person (1 ticket)
    • Big straw bale play tunnel – $2/person (1 ticket)
      • After leaving the area, another ticket will be required for entry.
    • Small straw bale play tunnel – $2/person (1 ticket)
      • After leaving the area, another ticket will be required for entry.
    • Giant tube slide – $2/person (1 ticket)
      • Good for multiple trips down the slide. After leaving the area, another ticket will be required for entry.
    • Hay rides – $6/person (3 tickets)
    • Pony Rides – $10/person (5 tickets)

Weekly Details:

Saturday, Sept. 18

  • Vendor sampling by Stone Ridge Beef
  • All activities listed above

Saturday, Sept. 25

  • Vendor sampling by Loud Mouth Kombucha
  • All activities listed above

Saturday, Oct. 2

  • Reptile Explorer’s Show at 12pm and 2pm!Herpetologist Jesse Rothacker features fifteen reptiles from around the world, including snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodilians!Jesse is the founder and president of Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit reptile rescue and education organization. Jesse serves as the “Critter Correspondent” for the Kids Cookie Break radio show on WJTL 90.3, and a featured animal expert on television programs such as ABC 27‘s Good Day PA and BRC News 11.Jesse is a founding member and the current President of the Lancaster Herpetological Society, a partner organization focused on the conservation of reptiles and amphibians, and educating the public about their importance on Earth.Each year Forgotten Friend finds homes for unwanted pet reptiles and provides outreach programs for thousands of families. Come out and his amazing show!

  • Vendor sampling by Kreiders
  • All activities listed above

Saturday, Oct. 9

  • Entertainment by the Celtic Martins!
  • Vendor sampling by Bella Pizzelle
  • All activities listed above

Monday, Oct. 11 – Columbus Day

  • Entertainment by Ray Owen presenting Old MacDonald’s Farm Heritage Show for kids!A tuneful tribute to the American farmer celebrating farm life, the good earth and old fashioned country living – a true harvest of the heart, embracing a bountiful blend of songs, stories and family fun.Ray Owen is a GRAMMY Nominated Singer/Songwriter, and National Recording Artist— an entertainer whose engaging vocal style and infectious blend of good time music and humor continues to captivate audiences across the country. He has toured and appeared with nationally-known artists such as: Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Judy Collins, Alabama, Steve Goodman, Nashville Bluegrass Band, and Jerry Jeff Walker.
  • Vendor sampling by Esh Foods (granola)
  • All activities listed above

Saturday, Oct. 16

  • Entertainment by the DKers Juggling Duo
  • Vendor sampling by Loud Mouth Kombucha
  • All activities listed above

Saturday, Oct. 23

  • Vendor sampling by Dietz & Watson
  • All activities listed above

Saturday, Oct. 30

  • The Superhero Sprint 5k Run/Walk
    • OneRun in partnership with Weaver’s Orchard presents this new 5k race to benefit local cancer patients.
    • Dress like a superhero for the race for a chance to win a prize!
    • Free lunch with registration includes a pulled pork sandwich, fries, apple cider, donut and an apple.
    • See the registration form for more details.
  • Entertainment by the Exit Strategy
  • Vendor sampling by Simply Ghee
  • All activities listed above


Picking pumpkins at Weaver's Orchard