Are you ready for fresh produce, you pick berries, apple pies and cider slushes? We are, too! Anderson Orchard in Mooresville opens for the 2020 season on Friday, July 3, and we can't wait. Fun for all ages, Anderson Orchard has been a Morgan County tradition for over 50 years! Below, you'll find everything you need to know about this season's biggest events at Anderson Orchard.
Located just outside of Mooresville on Greencastle Road, Anderson Orchard was started in 1969 by Paul and Carolyn Anderson, whose vision was to have an orchard where customers had the freedom to pick their own apples, something that is still offered today. The orchard has grown over the years to include 150 acres of apples, red raspberries, various nuts, peaches, pears, plums and pumpkins. The orchard store also offers fresh, in-season produce sourced locally and regionally, tasty cider, caramel apples and a variety of other items. Remember to check their website regularly during their season for updates on available produce and apple varieties. You pick produce includes red raspberries, blue plums, apples, pumpkins and chestnuts.
Opening Weekend & COVID 19 Precautions
Still family owned and operated by Paul and Carolyn Anderson, along with Robin Anderson and Iran and Erin Sterling, this is truly a Morgan County family tradition is worth experiencing. As a family business, they understand the importance of keeping your family safe during these unprecedented times. The orchard will open this year on Friday, July 3. They are open seven days per week for your convenience. Hours are 8 am to 6 pm in July and August and 8 am to 8 pm (or dark) in September and October. NEW in 2020 is online ordering and curbside pickup. If you or someone in your family is high risk for COVID-19, please don't hesitate to take advantage of this new service. In light of the ongoing global pandemic, Anderson Orchard asks that you please respect other customers' personal space by social distancing during your visit. Masks are welcome, especially inside the market, but not required. Watch for updates on event dates, as all dates are subject to change or cancellation if the COVID-19 situation deteriorates.
Craft Fair & Apple Festival
An annual tradition, this fun weekend event features two days of browsing through 50+ craft vendors, live entertainment, great food and more! The Craft Fair and Apple Festival is rain or shine with most vendors set up under a tent and is always fun for all ages. It's literally all the fun of a typical orchard visit, plus shopping - what could be better? This event is currently scheduled for September 26 and 27.
Kid Friendly October Fest
Anderson Orchard's annual Kid Friendly October Fest event features two days of inflatable bounce houses and obstacle courses, fun activities, great food, and more. Take part in face paining, enjoy a train ride and learn about several animals on hand for the event. Apple and raspberry picking and hay rides will be available throughout the day as well. This year's event will take place on October 3 and 4.
Orchard Dash 5K
Enjoy the beauty of the orchard in the fall with the fun and family-friendly Orchard Dash 5K event. The 5K course takes you through magical autumn scenery with colorful leaves as you loop through the orchard among the trees. There's also a special "Lil' Apple Dash" event for the smallest competitors. After the race, indulge in caramel apples, pie and cider from the concession stand! Register online. This year's Orchard Dash is scheduled for October 18.