Fall Visit Tips
Thousands of families and groups visit Tuttles each fall. At Tuttles, we want you to have the best fall experience on the farm that you can. Here are some tips to help you have a great experience.
What can we do?
When Should We Visit?
Want to pick pumpkins? October....Our pumpkin patch is open October 1-31. Pre-picked pumpkins are available typically by mid-September if the weather is agreeable.
Want to pick apples? September is the best time to come and pick apples...any time after Labor Day weekend.Find out when your favorite variety will be ripe.
Want a fast moving festival environment? Come during one of our festival days....Festival days offer the most activities and a fun filled, busy environment. Click here for Festival days for this season. The busiest days are typically the last Saturday in September and the first two Saturdays in October.
Want a quieter experience? Early on a Saturday (9-11AM) or 2-6PM weekdays....the crowds are less, and we can give more personalized attention during those times.
When NOT to visit: Sunday....we are closed. Since we're still a family farm, we find we and our employees must have a day to rest and worship with their families. It helps us serve you better and have energy to keep growing great apples.
Directions we've tested. Recommended over GPS or Mapquest.
Before You Come:
Dress for fun, outdoor environment. Tennis shoes and casual clothes are best. Dress for the weather...which could mean sunscreen or a hat and gloves.
Bring your camera. Photo opportunities are endless. Info about our photo contest.
Feel free to bring a sack lunch or snack. We have plenty of picnic areas or if it's Saturday enjoy lunch at the Tuttle's Food Stand.
We find most families spend several hours at the orchard so plan to arrive early enough to do all the activities you want.
Affordable Fun: We strive to make a family visit to Tuttles affordable. There is no general admission charge or a parking fee. Our corn maze and play area admissions are very reasonable...only $3/person.
Form of payment. We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover.
Make a day of it: area restaurants, attractions, and accommodations.
Bringing a group? Information for groups and tours.
Things we provide:
Bags and baskets for picking.
Wagons for u-pick pumpkins (unless you prefer to use yours...we have red wagons you can borrow at no charge).
Can I bring my pet?
We don't recommend it. Here's why: Due to USDA regulations, no pets or animals are allowed into any growing areas (ie. apple orchards, pumpkin patch, corn maze, kid's play area, etc.). Due to health department regulations, no pets except certified service dogs are allowed in the farm store. With this in mind, we find families have a better experience if your pets stays home. Otherwise, one person has to stay in the parking lot with your pet while everyone else experiences the orchard.
In farming, we say weather is name of the game. We all wish for nice sunny days, but sometimes it can be cold or rainy. Our farm store is always open with apples and pre-picked pumpkins (in October) for your convenience. The apple orchard, corn maze, and pumpkin patch are typically OPEN during cold/rainy weather. Just bring your raincoat and some shoes that you don't mind getting muddy. However, if there is lightning ALL OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES will be closed. For your safety, the kid's play area and hayrides are sometimes closed if it is raining.
Smoke Free Farm
You should also be aware that for your safety Tuttle's is a smoke free farm...even in outdoor areas.