Friske Orchards

Apple Festival

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Friske's Applefest 

In Celebration of our Apple Harvest!

Date:    Saturday, Oct. 1st,  2016, and Saturday, Oct. 8th, 2016

Time:   Event Hours: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.   (Market Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

Place:  Friske's Farm Market  10743 US 31 N. Atwood • Ellsworth, Michigan 49729  (231) 599-2604

Celebrate this year's incredible fall season and scrumptious apple harvest with our annual Applefest!  Bring a whole gang of family and friends along for a very big "Bushel of Family Fun!"  Our 2015 Applefest Days are bound to be great times for young and old, with many special events planned for you to enjoy with us, beginning with Homemade Apple Pie Pancakes for Breakfast! 

Some highlights include live family music, pick your own apples, and tractor-drawn wagon tours through Friske Orchards during the apple harvest.  "Farmer Bill" will be serving up wagon rides every half hour starting at 10 a.m. til 4 p.m where you'll enjoy a live informative presentation about our orchards while soaking in the sweet, intoxicating aromas and colors of fresh apples.  Hopefully, Little Miss Sunshine will also make an extended appearance!  Scheduled events (rain or shine) include: 

  • Homemade Apple Streusel Pancakes for Breakfast 8am-Noon
  • Pick Your Own Apples - Voted #1 U-Pick Farm 2011, 2012 & 2015 by Traverse (Northern Michigan's Magazine)  
  • Live Country Music Festival by the favorite "Cherry Blossom Ramblers" 11:30-2:30
  • Tractor-drawn Wagon Ride Orchard Tours featuring our Apple Harvest
  • Award-Winning Apple Cider (hot & cold), Hot Apple Donuts, Honeycrisp Caramel Apples, Grandma Friske's German Apple Cake, Apple Pies of all kinds
  • For the "Little Fruit Pickers" - Giant Apple Bounce Balloon, Fruity Face Painting, Farm Animals, Nature Walk and "Miss Apple"! 10am-4pm
  • More amazing APPLE stuff than you can imagine
  • Barnyard Petting Zoo and Orchard Playland
  • Specialty & Gourmet Food Tastings
  • Unique Northern Michigan Shopping

If you are looking for a "Bushel of Family Fun!" we'll see you here!


Friske's is OPEN Year-Round with Special Seasonal & Holiday Events! ... or visit our Online Market > 
Questions or Comments?  Call 231.599.2604

FRISKE'S APPLE FESTIVAL (APPLEFEST):  Award-Winning Apple Cider, Hot Apple Spice Donuts, Honeycrisp Caramel Apples, German Apple Cake, Dutch Apple Pie, Apple Pie, U-Pick Apples, Live Gospel / Bluegrass / Country Music, Tractor-Drawn Wagon Rides, Nature Walk, Giant Apple Bounce Balloon, Face Painting, Kid's Games, Children's Petting Zoo, Farm Animals, Orchard Playground Playland, Specialty Foods, Gourmet Food Tasting, Holiday Shopping, Gift Shopping and much more ...