Broom Orchard - Carlinville, IL
This 120+ acre orchard was established in 1920 by Leonard Sooy and bought by William and Joan Broom in 1968. It is still run by the Brown family. Pick your own apples (over 20 varieties) are available beginning the end of July. Sweet cider is available at the end of August. The Farm Market is open July through December and sells fresh produce, local products and sweet apple cider. They hold an Apple Festival at the end of September and a Pumpkin Festival in the middle of October.
Centenial Farms - Augusta, MO
A sixth generation family farm in St. Charles County owned and operated by their family since 1854.Originally a grain and livestock farm, they planted the first orchard in 1969. They grow 24 varieties of apples.You pick is available in September and early October.Pumpkin Fantasyland starts the last weekend of September.On weekends, they have a farm fun land play area for kids with mazes, play tractor, fort and grain bin.You can also enjoy a hayride around the farm, fresh cider without preservatives, their homemade apple butter and 20 kinds of preserves.
Eckert’s - Grafton, IL
The Grafton farm began allowing pick your own apples in 1963. In addition to the Grafton location, both the Belleville and Millstadt locations also allow apple picking. Each location has its own activities, with some activities only on weekends.Grafton has pony rides, camel rides, miniature golf, farm animals and other entertainment. Millstadt has pig races, corn maze, haunted hayride, pumpkin patch and other activities. Belleville is the original site of their 1910 roadside stand and has a country restaurant, Country Store, garden center and kids activities. The orchard also offers apple cider, cider donuts, pies, and other goodies.
Herman’s Farm - St Charles, MO
Herman’s Farm Orchard has been in business since 1985. They offer hay rides and pumpkins that you cut right off the vine. They also have u-pick apples and kid’s play area. They are open daily in season. The location address is 3663 N Highway 94, St Charles, MO. It is about 26 miles northwest of St Louis.
Herman’s Farm Orchard - St. Charles, MO
U-pick apples as well as cut from the vine pumpkins.Outdoor kids play area is free if you spend $10 at the farm.Located northwest of St. Louis.
Mills Apple Farm - Marine, IL
Family owned and operated on land settled nearly 200 years ago – the farm was purchased by the Mills family in 1971. The first commercial apple orchard was planted here in 1973 and now has 16 varieties of apples available for pick your own, as are pumpkins. There are children’s activities, and tractor and wagon rides are free and available on weekends. Bakery goods, including pies and cookies, are made on site. They are still replacing their cider operation (they lost everything in their market in a 2014 fire, and are still coming back from it). They also offer Christmas trees, both farm grown and pre-cut, beginning after Thanksgiving.
Schartz Orchard - Centralia, IL
They have two locations, but only Centralia has u-pick apples and a pumpkin patch. Enjoy their award winning apple cider, fresh produce and baked goods (including year round apple cider donuts!) from their complete kitchen. They also distribute their Schweet Juice, their 100% all natural fruit juices, to wineries and microbreweries. They offer an Apple Festival each year at the Centralia location.
Thierbach Orchards - Marthasville, MO
Pick your own apples on weekends in September and early October.They grow more than 15 varieties of apples which you can also purchase pre-picked in their Market.Their most popular varieties are Mutsu and Missouri Red. They also use their apples to make fresh apple cider.They also have a variety of mazes and inflatable bounce houses to enjoy for an admission of $5 per child.Located near Katy Trail an hour west of St. Louis.