Daily Farm Updates Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Activities at Center Grove




The Farmyard

Closed until 2021 season. Thanks for a great year!  

Step into the Farmyard at Center Grove Orchard for a day of amazing activities and fun. With more than 25 attractions, including animals, interactive activities, Corn Maze, Jumping Pillow, Super Slides, the CGO Express and more, this is the place to be for family adventure.

Apple Orchard

Closed until 2021 season. Thanks for a great year!  

Experience apple picking in our 20-acre Apple Orchard! Purchase admission, pick up a U-pick bag, spend some time in nature and set out on a quest to find the perfect apples to enjoy at home.

Sunflower Meadow

Closed until 2021 season. Thanks for a great year!  

A picture perfect spot! The Sunflower Meadow consists of 9 acres featuring 16 varieties of sunflowers, most of which grow to a height of between 5 to 6 feet. Varieties include not only a single, large yellow blossom but an assortment of options.

Seasonal Items

We don’t only have apples at Center Grove Orchard. Every fall, you can find pumpkins and other gourds in our 25-acre patch. We also offer peaches seasonally and festive items around the holidays.

Special Events

From September to December, Center Grove Orchard is a flurry of activity! Even when the Apple Orchard and Farmyard are closed for the season, there are special events to be enjoyed, especially around the holidays!

Follow Along

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


Happy December !
Meet our very own Elf on the Farm!
Follow along with the CGO Elf up until Christmas as she explores the farm with all we have to see and do. We hope she can stay on Santa's nice list!
When you purchase a ticket for Brunch with Santa, you can meet our elf in person along with Santa & Rudolph. They all  will be excited to see you!
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You’ve been asking and here’s your answer!

Santa Claus is coming to town! 🎅🏼

Join us for Brunch with Santa each weekend until Christmas.  Tickets must be purchased online and include brunch 🍴, crafts and activities 🎨, a CGO Express train ride (weather permitting) 🚂, and of course...SANTA! 🎅🏼

Being safe is a gift we can all give each other this year, so Santa (masked) will be in the chair while children (masked) share their wishes with him from the straw bales behind the picket fence. Elves will help monitor the timing so that each child/family gets their best-that-2020-can-offer photo op 📷 with Santa. 

Tickets are limited for each time slot. 
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It was the laughter, the smiles, seeing your family hand in hand, the joy that was spread this season that fills us with so much gratitude. 
We at CGO are so grateful for our staff who came up with creative and adapting ideas then put more than 💯 effort into it. 
And you! Thank you! For your support, feedback and ideas so we can better provide the space for running, jumping, picking, laughing, playing and of course, eating! 
We hope the joy sustains you and your loved ones and you too feel the gratitude with memories that last a lifetime!
Happy Thanksgiving!
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