Apples are an autumn staple in the Pacific Northwest and are now in season. Come one come all to Bill’s Berry Farm located in Grandview, for their Apple Festival.

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Luscious, red and juicy Honey Crisps ready for the picking. The trees this year at Bill’s Berry Farm have graced us with plenty. Photo credit: Viannka Madison

The Apple Festival has a plethora of fun, family-friendly activities to do. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the 2021 Apple Festival dates are Saturdays in September — just enough days to squeeze in some fantastic family time. Don’t miss out because Apple Festival is now in season.

Apple Slingshots

If you and your family want to shoot at a range, you’ll enjoy Bill’s apple range. Here you can slingshot apples at targets. A small bucket of apples costs $3, and a large bucket is $6. Not only will you have a load of applesauce fun, whoever shoots one apple through the donut target wins a half dozen of their famous homemade donuts. At their last Fall Apple Festival, they gave away donuts to over 100 winners. Everyone knows you can never miss out on a chance to win donuts!

Make Your Own Apple Cider

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The apple cider making station — supplying you with everything to press fresh apple cider. They even give directions at each station. Photo credit: Viannka Madison

At Bill’s Berry Farm, this is the perennial favorite — making your very own apple cider. Once you get there, all you need to do is buy a box of their juice apples and three jugs. ($25 for a 40 lb. box of apples, included with the three jugs). They have the equipment you need to make your own apple cider including cheesecloths, grinders and presses. There’s everything to make three jugs of delicious, sweet juice. And if you get lost in the process, it’s okay. They have wonderful people to help you along the way. This apple cider made with your own hands will definitely keep you warm and cozy for the upcoming fall season — maybe even winter.

Barnyard Mystery Corn Maze

Are you a family that loves board games? If so, you all will love the Barnyard Mystery Corn Maze. Similar to the game of CLUE, you and your family will have a passbook with clues to go through the maze. With six clue posts to reveal which farm animal was kidnapped by Farmer Bill, you will get to uncover what weapon was used and where the animal was taken. Pick your teams, and it’s a race to the finish. Go and save the farm animals!

Little Farmers

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A little peek of the playground at Bill’s Berry Farm for the little ones, complete with a cute haystack and a slide for races with mom and dad. Photo credit: Viannka Madison

For families with little ones wanting slower activities, come to the Little Farmers section of Bill’s Berry Farm. Admission for the Little Farmers section is $3 for children ages two to five. Adults are free.

Here’s what the little ones can do:

  • Small straw bale tractor
  • Small straw stack
  • Little corn crib
  • Piggy tire climb
  • Dress the scarecrow
  • Pedal tractor go-kart track

Berry Park Food

At Berry Park, they have scrumptious food for the Apple Festival and some other foods that they have daily.

The foods during the Apple Festival are available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Fresh apple cider donuts ($12/dozen) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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    Freshly made donuts are something everyone loves. With a perfect ratio of sugar to donuts, you will want to come back for these guaranteed. Photo credit: Viannka Madison
  • BBQ pork sandwiches
  • Hot dogs
  • Fries
  • Chili
  • Chips
  • Caramel apples
  • Fresh baked cookies
  • Cold and hot drinks

At the adorable Farm Store, they sell these products (plus, fresh fruit) daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Ice cream
  • Fresh baked cookies
  • Pies
  • Chips
  • Candy bars

Apple Scavenger Hunt

The Apple Scavenger Hunt is perfect for those who love animals. Come grab a clue sheet inside their Farmland and search ten clues to find “Which Apple Fell Far from the Tree.” Witnesses are the animals on the farm. They will help you along the way. Once you complete the mystery and the card, you take it to the Farm Store or Fall Concessions for a piece of candy. And just so everyone knows — clues change each month so you can play in September and again in October (Fee included in Farmland wristband).

Fairy Tale Trail

Live your fairy tale dream and wander through the farm’s old cherry orchard. You can read the enchanting stories The Three Little Racing Pigs and The Big Fast Wolf. As you read these stories, you will find out who wins the pumpkin pie at the annual harvest race. The Fairy Tale Trail starts near the Animal Farm — no fee.

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The entrance to Bill’s Berry Farm greets visitors with cute flowers and tons of greenery. Children will enjoy the little playground in this area. Photo credit: Viannka Madison

Other Fun Activities

  • Tire mountain and 70′ slide
  • Giant straw bale tractor
  • Farm scramble obstacle course
  • Steer roping
  • Giant Jenga
  • Pumpkin tetherball
  • Apple tic-tac-toe and checkers
  • Straw stack and double barrel slides

Bring the entire family to Bill’s Berry Farm and join the Apple Festival fun this fall. It’s a guarantee that you will have loads of fun. And if you love their festival, go and check out their website for more events including the upcoming Pumpkin Festival.

Bill’s Berry Farm
3674 N County Line Rd.

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