Daily Farm Updates Thursday, October 1, 2020

Make Memories That Last A Lifetime

Latest News

We are hiring! Special need for daytime help on weekdays. Apply today! 

Pumpkin Patch now open!

We are capping daily attendance and taking other safety measures due to COVID-19.
> Purchase your tickets online. If available at gate, ticket prices will be higher. 
> Season Pass holders do NOT need to make daily reservations.


Family Fun Starts at Center Grove Orchard

Pick apples, get lost in a corn maze, befriend animals, enjoy a great meal, and more at Center Grove Orchard. No matter what you want to do during your day on the farm, you’ll leave with priceless memories.

Farmyard Season Pass

With a Season Pass to the Farmyard at Center Grove Orchard, your family can enjoy unlimited access to our Farmyard activities all season long!

2020 Season Pass

Access to the Farmyard from August 20 to November 8, 2020
- Great value for frequent visitors
- Unlimited CGO Express Train rides


Season Pass

Learn more about Season Pass here →

Please note, sunflower, apple and pumpkin picking is not included in the Farmyard admission. Inquire about prices at check-in or at our Country Corner.

Get Picking

Our 20-acre Apple Orchard features more than 34 types of delicious, home-grown apples throughout the season. At Center Grove Orchard, we invite you to experience apple picking first-hand. Just purchase your preferred size U-Pick bag and fill it up with juicy, perfectly ripe apples!

Once you arrive at CGO and proceed through the Admission Bins, you can take the Hayride to the Orchard and be dropped off at the Country Corner stand, where you can purchase a U-Pick bag in the following sizes:

Follow Along

For a glimpse into the every day life at Center Grove Orchard, follow us on Instagram @CenterGroveOrchard

Happy October! 
Meet RJ! He is one of our bottle goats. 
RJ is ready for sweater season! Are you?
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UPick apples will be closed Thursday and Friday then reopen for the weekend. 
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Jump for joy!
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