South East Wisconsin Apple Picking Guide

14 South East Wisconsin Apple Picking Orchards

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School is starting soon, which is always the first sign that Fall is around the corner. To our family that means it is apple picking time and fresh apple cider and flannel and crisp, cool nights. I know it’s hard to imagine with 80 degree days, but it’s time for apple picking in Lake Country and South Eastern Wisconsin! How about you?

Here is a round up of verified farms that have u-pick (or you-pick) apples. Orchards open their you pick (u-pick or PYO) all at different times. Please check the website link and verify that there are still apples left to be picked, and/or the season is open, before you drive all the way there and learn that there are none left! Go out and make some fabulous memories with the ones you love! We hope you enjoy our South East Wisconsin Apple Picking Guide.



peck and bushel


Peck & Bushel Organic Fruit Company
Wisconsin’s largest certified organic apple orchard


Peck & Bushel announces the 2019 apple season opening!
Pick Your Own and pre-picked organic apples will be available along with Organic cider, apple cider doughnuts, homemade bakery onsite Organic raspberries and a huge gourmet food and home décor selection!


Apple season begins weekends starting August 24thand 25th
10am – 4pm Saturdays and Sundays through mid-October


Peck & Bushel Fruit Company
5454 County Road Q, Colgate, WI 53017 (Town of Erin)
Located about 30 miles northwest of Milwaukee


The orchard is a great place to spend time with family and friends, enjoy splendid grounds with farm country vistas and take home some healthy Wisconsin-grown apples.

Hope to see you at the orchard!

Lake Country Family Fun so enjoyed our apple picking experience last fall at Peck and Bushel. See our fun on Facebook HERE.


PECK & BUSHEL – Colgate 414-418-0336
Apple season begins weekends starting August 24th and 25th and is open 10am – 4pm Saturdays and Sundays through mid-October. Their orchard is “pick your own”. Also head back to the apple barn for some thirst-quenching organic cider, doughnuts, sauce, butter or a caramel apple! Follow them on FACEBOOK.

THE ELEGANT FARMER – Mukwonago 262-363-6770 
The Elegant Farmer offers a family fun on farm experience Saturdays and Sundays September 7-Oct 26. Everyone is welcome with free admission to the orchard to pick from 12 varieties of apples right from the tree or selecting the prefect pumpkins from the patch. Enjoy beautiful fall colors aboard a tractor-pulled hayride, pony ride or train ride. Pick up a famous “Apple Pie Baked in a Paper Bag.” The East Troy Electric Railroad’s turn-of-the-century train departs from and returns to The Elegant Farmer Depot.

APPLELAND FARM MARKET – Fredonia   262 692-2560
Fun for the whole family! Appleland Farm Market has many varieties of apples, both U-Pick
and Pre-Picked. We have pumpkins of all sizes (mini to giant) with wagon rides to the pumpkin
patch. Continue the fun with a playground for the kids featuring an old fashioned tractor, sand
tire pyramid and horse swings. We offer a picnic area overlooking the orchards and beautiful
countryside. Apple season opens on August 30th. U-Pick Apples begins on September 10th .We
are open daily in-season. Sun-Wed 10-5 and Thu-Sat 9-6. Follow us on Facebook.

BARTHEL FRUIT FARM – Mequon  262-242-2737
Both pick your own and pre-picked apples go from early September-October. Pre-picked apples will be available through November. Their hours are 7 days a week 9am to 6pm.

APPLE BARN ORCHARD AND WINERY – Elkhorn  262-728-3266
Apple picking lasts 6-7 weekends generally starting in mid- September. Open Friday thru Sunday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Follow updates on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

NIEMAN ORCHARDS – Cedarburg  262-377-4284
Take a wagon ride out into their u-pick orchard in September and October! There are many varieties to choose from. Wagon rides on weekends only and pick your own is subject to availability. Open all week in the Fall from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.

APPLE HOLLER – Sturevant  262-884-7100
Apple picking begins in late August and goes through October. In late summer, enjoy pick-your-own peaches.  For additional fruit variety beginning in early fall, try our pears. Everyday 9 am – 3 pm. Last Picking Bag will be sold at 2:30 pm. Hours are subject to change during the season. Conveniently located halfway between Milwaukee and Chicago right off of I-94.

DOOR CREEK ORCHARD – Cottage Grove  608-838-4762
Pre-season hours August 17th from 12-4 pm! They expect to open for Pick Your Own with regular hours Labor Day weekend, 2019. They do have a short nature trail that winds through part of the wetland, and you may visit the sheep (they are friendly!).

JELLI’S FARM – Helenville  262-593-5133
The Farm Store is open all week 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. Their early varieties are usually ready in late August 2019. You-pick apples are available on the weekends (9-5) and Wednesday afternoons (1 pm – 5 pm). They do have apples for sale in the store everyday as well as the farm animals to see and games available any time they are open.

THE APPLEBERRY FARM – Cross Plains  608-798-2780
Ready to pick apples late August through end of October. So many apples! Easy picking!  We have fresh cider. Cash is much preferred- credit cards accepted but it slows the line. Open Fri-Sun 9-5. Mon-Thur 9-noon.  We allow well-behaved dogs on a leash and of course clean up after.

RIM’S EDGE ORCHARD – Germantown  262-509-0090
Come to Rim’s Edge Orchard to start your own family tradition of picking the freshest, tastiest apple varieties right from the tree.  In addition to the more than 20 apple varieties, they also have several pre-picked varieties,  honey,  maple syrup, Dutch apple pies, and apple cider donuts available in the store.  Orchard store opens mid/ late August, Pick Your Own is available Thursday through Sunday, September through October (please check back for exact end dates).

EPLEGAARDEN– Fitchburg (608) 845-5966
Eplegaarden is an old fashioned orchard featuring selv plukk (U-Pick) apples, raspberries and pumpkins for lots of old fashion rural farm fun right in Fitchburg, WI. Closed Mondays. Open Tues – Sat 9-5 and 11-5 Sundays.

Jacobson Orchards Waterford (414) 303-6086
Jacobson Orchards is open for the 2019 season! They will be offering Pick Your Own on Saturdays and Sundays.  Pick Your Own hours are from 10:00am to 4:30pm. Varieties will vary.  Be sure to check the Harvest Date information or out Facebooknpage for PYO varieties available. They  press fresh cider weekly throughout the season, using only the ripest varieties for premium flavor.  

THE ORCHARD STORE – Franksville  262-895-6747
Opening weekend will be August 31 and September 1st.  After that they will be open throughout the fall with apple picking. New varieties open up for picking each weekend during September and October. Read about their Opening weekend event HERE.  This year they planted an EXTRA LARGE SUNFLOWER PATCH.  Unfortunately, mother nature has limited our supply of apples. We will have apples for picking in limited quantities.

Don’t Miss:

The Retzer Nature Center’s Annual APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL on September 21st, 2019!!!

Map of the Apple Picking Farms

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