Apple Fest returns to Fuhrmann Orchards

By Ciara Conley -

After seeing success last year, Furhmann Orchards located at 510 Hansgen Morgan Road, will be hosting their Second annual Apple Fest on October 15 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Visitors can participate in a tractor pulled wagon tour of the 210 arce orchard, nestled in the scenic hills of Scioto County, seeing firsthand where the famed apples come from.

While their is no admission fee, patrons can pick and choose which activities they wish to participate in.

Designed to be a family-friendly event, activities include, wagon rides, a corn maze, face painting, apple tasting and apple picking, pumpkin decorating and more.

Wagon rides are $3 per person, the corn maze and face painting are $1 per person. Dependent upon the size of the pumpkin, painting prices range from $1-$5.

There will also be caramel apples, apple cider, cider slushies and other apple-centered desserts available for purchase. Apple varieties currently harvested will be available to purchase in 5lb, peck, half-bushel and bushel bags. Varieties available include Cortland, Summer Rambo, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Mutsu, Red Delicious, McIntosh, Shizuka, Melrose, Encee, Braeburn, Cameo, Winesap, Law Rome, Granny Smith, and Fuji. In addition to apples, there will be pumpkins, gourds and squash available for purchase.

To find the orchard from US 52, go north on OH St. Rt. 140 2.2 miles, turn left at Gampp’s BP, on Dixon Mill Road proceed 1/2 mile, turn right on Hansgen-Morgan Road 1/2 mile to orchard on right.

By Ciara Conley

Reach Ciara Conley at 740-981-6977, Facebook “Ciara Conley – Daily Times,” and Twitter @PDT_Ciara.

Reach Ciara Conley at 740-981-6977, Facebook “Ciara Conley - Daily Times,” and Twitter @PDT_Ciara.