Eplegaarden in 2014

     Family Farm Fun For Everyone

Labor Day Weekend Fun - Open Sat. Aug. 30, Sun. Aug. 31,

& Mon. Sept. 1

          Ole Fashioned Ice Cream Social with FREE ice cream.

            A fundraiser for free eye exam/glasses for kids sponsored by

            Fitchburg Lions Club.

            Model A Fords by Don McCord

Grandparents Day - Sun. Sept. 7     

            Come celebrate a multigenerational day of farm fun for everyone.

            Choice of special treats for grandparents bring their sons and daughters and

            grand children to the orchard.

Toddler Fun Week - Tue. thru Fri. Sept. 16 - 19

            Extra fun activities for toddlers during the week of Sept. 16 - 19 in additional

            to the usual farm fun  for everyone like selv plukkin Apples, Raspberries,

            and pumpkins, picnicing in our new shelters and enjoying the countryside

            of Wisconsin in beautiful fall weather.

Farm and Collectible Toys - Sat. Sept. 20

            A new treat for young and old. Bob Anderson will display his collection of toy

            trucks, tractors, farm machinery, gigantic earth moving equipment & more.

            You might even be tempted to buy a piece or two.

Scaretroll Making Contest - Sat. & Sun. Sept. 20 & 21, 27 & 28. 

            Get your family and/or friends together

            for a fun day of creating a troll. Come to the orchard for details.

Badger Football Ticket Drawings Sundays at 4:30 

            Beginning Aug. 31and on each Sunday in September and October we will have

            a drawing for 2 football tickets to be given away.  Stop by the orchard for details.

Horse Drawn Hayrides -Sat. & Sun. Sept. 7 - Oct. 26.

            On weekends we will have  horse drawn hayrides  around

            da orchard and pumpkin patch for your pleasure from 11:00 – 4:00.

Halloween Fun - Sat.& Sun. Sept. 27 thru Oct 26  

          Through out September and October we celebrate Halloween with haunted

            decorations, pumpkin plukkin, Harold Potterson’s Hallowed Haunts and Harried

            Haunts, old barn loft and silo possibly haunted, and fun activities for kids of all ages.              

Harold Potterson’s Hallowed  Haunts and Harried Hunts for little

Wizards and Trolls - Sat. & Sun. Sept. 27 - Oct. 26

 Back again, a self guided playground for families with kids 10 years and younger,

 and der parents (no entrance wit out muggles).  Open weekends  beginning

 Sept. 27 thru Oct. 26.

 Harold Potterson is da little cuzzin of da famess vizard from Yolly ole England.

Folk & Bluegrass Music under da Apple Trees - Sun. Sept. 7 - Oct. 12

            Returning by popular demand.  Sunday afternoons Sept. 7 - Oct. 12, 2014,

            from 1:00-4:00, great Folk and Bluegrass music all over da orchard.

Da Trolls - Everyday, all day long

            Dave Watson of Watson’s Woods in the Wis. Dells, a chainsaw wood carver, created

             a family of trolls for the orchard in 2007.  Come say hi to our family of trolls.






                         FOLK MUSIC




                               SUNDAY AFTERNOON

          1:00- 4:00 PM


Sept. 7        Down from the Hills


Sept. 14      Buttons and Banjo


Sept. 21      High Ridge


Sept. 28      Buttons and Banjo


Oct.   4      Dark of the Moon

                   Norwegian Fiddle Music

Oct.   5       Buttons and Banjo


Oct.  12      Down from the Hills





    Harold Potterson’s Hallowed

         Haunts Playground

                      for little wizards & trolls  (10 & under)

                        at Eplegaarden

                     2227 Fitchburg Rd, Fitchburg, WI


Don’t be late!  The railroad  station’s  open

Saturday  & Sunday,  11:00 am – 4:00 pm

        Sept. 27 - Oct. 26, 2014

        -   special stops at the sorting  hat,  castle,  the magic                                                               

-        mirrors (new),  quidditch field,   dinasaur dig,  amazing maize,                                                    

-        enchanted forest ,  black  tunnel, &  other fun, scary places.

-        And a free pumpkin for da wizards


                   Tickets:  Wizards (Children)  $_5.00                                                                                                                                                 Muggles  (Adults)    $_1.00


An overwhelming, magical success in 2002 - 2013                             

    Don’t be da only wizard or muggle to miss it  

        Wizard & witch costumes encouraged.






Group Tours

Pre-scheduled school tours are very popular at da orchard. 1000's of children visit Eplegaarden in groups each summer and fall. An organized tour of 1- 1 ¼ hours of presentation and hands on experiences and includes velkommen, background of orchard, hayride to the orchard , information handout for teachers and actual experience of plukkin and gradin apples. Minimum of first grade is required.  We will need to charge for the produce and other items.  Tours will be given on Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment only. If you wish to have a snack or lunch at the orchard, please remember all garbage must be taken with you when you leave.

Preschool, nursery, daycare, head start groups, etc. have found Eplegaarden to be a fun place for a self organized, self conducted tour or group activity. Groups must register at the store prior to picnicking, receive written  requirements, and verbal instructions for apple plukkin and prepay for apples prior to entering the orchard. All garbage must be taken back home with the group. No charge per child except for cost of produce (apples, pumpkins, raspberries) plukked, unless you would like to reserve the picnic shelter or barn which have a rental fee. Note: Consider having each child brings a small bag with their name on it, which can be placed in our larger apple plukkin bags.  For pumpkins, leader should bring a marker for putting names on pumpkins.

Keeping children under control is expected of teachers and parents to insure safety and enjoyment of all. We have many picnic tables for your enjoyment. Please bring a trash bag and take any trash back with you generated from snacks, etc.

Travel Tours have found the orchard to be a vonderful stop in the Madison area.


Birthday parties, church picnics, business picnics, wedding receptions and anniversaries, and other events have been held at Eplegaarden. Call or better yet come out to the orchard to find available times, space and prices.

Two new picnic shelters and hayloft in barn available for rent.

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