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Fall Tours at Brown's Orchards

We take pride in our orchards, farm, gardens, market and employees and love to share that with the community. The perfect way to learn about the importance of farming, food production, and respect for nature is to visit a real working farm. Our tours are fun and informative for all ages.  It’s no wonder that teachers return year after year to tour Brown’s Orchards. 

We’ve been doing this a long time!

Farmer Stan Brown and his wife Nona, a former elementary school teacher, enjoy sharing their farm and knowledge with community groups. Over the years the Brown’s family have been involved in promoting Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, the 4-H Club, the Farm and Natural Lands Trust and many more. Stan and Nona began hosting school groups over 30 years ago and we have continued to educate 1,000’s of youth each year since then.

Fall Tours (Sept 11th - Oct 27th)

Our Fall tours are approximately 1-1/2 hours in length and can be scheduled Monday through Friday at 9am, 11am or 1pm.

Apple Market Tour - $4 per child

  • Tour our Honey House and learn about the importance of the honey bee
  • Walk to the apple trees to learn about how apples grow and how to pick apples
  • Follow the apple from the orchards to our Market - grading machine, cider making, produce room, bakery and the market. Meet some of our workers and learn about their jobs.
  • Kids receive an apple, coloring book and sample our apple cider. Teachers receive a bag of apples for making applesauce in the classroom.

Apple Hayride Tour at our Yellow Church Road Farm - $7 per child

  • Learn about the importance of the honey bee
  • Take a tractor drawn wagon ride to the apple trees to learn about how apples grow and how to pick apples
  • Kids pick a 1/4 peck bag of apples (about 5 apples), receive a coloring book and sample our apple cider.
  • For every 10 paying children, one adult is free to pick apples.
  • Parents/Teachers/Chaperones not planning to pick apples are free to ride the wagon. A wagon has a max. capacity of 30 people. We need a minimum of 14 paying riders to book a hayride tour.

Pumpkin Hayride Tour at our Yellow Church Road Farm - $7 per child

  • Learn about the importance of the honey bee
  • Take a tractor drawn wagon ride through the apple trees to learn about how apples grow and how to pick apples, then continue on to the pumpkin patch
  • Kids pick a small pumpkin, receive a coloring book and sample our apple cider.
  • For every 10 paying children, one adult is free to pick a pumpkin.
  • Parents/Teachers/Chaperones not planning to pick a pumpkin are free to ride the wagon. A wagon has a max. capacity of 30 people. We need a minimum of 14 paying riders to book a hayride tour. 

Apple & Pumpkin Hayride Tour at our Yellow Church Road Farm - $10 per child

  • Learn about the importance of the honey bee
  • Take a tractor drawn wagon ride to the apple trees to learn about how apples grow and how to pick apples
  • Kids pick a 1/4 peck bag of apples (about 5 apples) 
  • The wagon continues to the pumpkin patch where kids pick a small pumpkin
  • At the end of the ride, they sample our apple cider and receive a coloring book.
  • For every 10 paying children, one adult is free to pick apples & a pumpkin.
  • Parents/Teachers/Chaperones not planning to pick are free to ride the wagon. A wagon has a max. capacity of 30 people. We need a minimum of 14 paying riders to book a hayride tour. 

How do I book a tour?

It is very helpful if you have ready the following information when you make your reservation request:


  • Date and time you prefer, as well as alternative dates in case your first choice is not available
  • How many children are coming
  • Age of the children
  • Any children with special needs or bee/peanut allergies?
  • Phone numbers at which to reach you 
  • Email address

Questions or for more information, please email our Education Coordinator, Sarah Lehman or call her at 717-428-2036 ext. 252.
Teachers and parents don't forget your cameras. We have wonderful photo opportunities for individual children or the whole class.