Join Us for an Educational Tour of Hillcrest Orchards!

Our fun farm offers several educational tours. Join us for behind the scenes and in depth look at farming and all of the work that goes into the food you eat!

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School Tours for Pick Your Own Apples & Pumpkins at Dodd's Hillcrest Orchard Fun Farm, Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch in Amherst, OhioAbout the Tours

Find out how the apple gets from the tree to your local supermarket. We will have a 15 minute tour where your class gets to check out our cool apple grading machinery. We use these tools to wash, sort, and package our apples before we send them off to market.

Next, we will all take a visit to the Activity Barn where students will have 15 minutes to play in our crate maze, slide, and straw tunnel. This activity is a great way to shed some energy before we head to the wagon ride.

On the wagon ride each student will get an apple to eat as we venture off into the farm to pick a pumpkin or apples, depending on which tour has been selected. See our tour options below to choose what the students will be picking!

Tour Options & Pricing

Apples & Pumpkins
until Oct. 12

Tour Length : 1 ½ Hours

Tour Cost: $8.00 per person.

Each member of the group will have the opportunity to pick 6 apples, plus 1 to eat, as well as take home a small pumpkin.

An Apple a Day
until Oct. 12

Tour Length : 1 Hour

Tour Cost: $7.00 per person.

Each group member will get to pick six apples, plus one to eat.

A Pumpkin Pilgrimage
Until Oct. 31

Tour Length : 1 Hour

Tour Cost: $6.00 per person.

Each group member will pick one small pumpkin from the patch and get an apple to eat on the wagon ride.

Teachers & Chaperones

The first teacher is invited to join us for free. Chaperones and additional teachers are required to pay the tour fee.

Click here to reserve your educational field trip.