Drumheller’s Orchard Apple Festival
September 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Drumheller’s Orchard has two apple festivals per year. They always fall on the last weekend in September and the third weekend in October. We have apples, apple butter, apple cider, honey, side meat, country hams, cookbooks, pumpkins, baskets, baked goods, etc. Our apple cider is non-pasteurized, which means it’s just the juice from the apple. There are not any preservatives or additives in the cider. We have had the same recipe for generations for our apple butter. We have always made it here at Drumheller’s Orchard. It has just the right amount of apples, sugar, and spices. The side meat and country hams are cured in southern Virginia.
This is where the fun comes in! We have a wide range of activities for all ages, such as hayrides to the pumpkin patch and corn maze, an apple sling shot, and kids zone. The corn maze is weather permitting. That implies for the early months also. If we have a dry summer our corn is likely not to grow, therefore there wouldn’t be a corn maze. We’re sorry if this happens. Last but not least there is always food and country music; only on our festival weekends. Our local Ruritan Club has BBQ chicken, BBQ sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and drinks. We also have vendors who have funnel cakes, pork skins, apple dumplings, and Brunswick stew.