Daily Farm Updates Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Group Reservations

Center Grove Orchard is great for groups. With plenty of space and numerous activities, CGO can accommodate any function.

Click through the options below to find the best fit for your group. Then scroll down for details, pricing and to reserve your space!

Pricing below is for 2020 and subject to change for 2021. Thanks for a great season!

Campfire

What’s better than a cool autumn day spent around a campfire?

Campfires are available for these times:

9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
3:00 – 7:00 PM

Reserving a campfire at Center Grove Orchard allows you to grab a hot dog, s’more and roasting sticks, and tell jokes or swap stories around an open fire.

Scroll down for pricing and reservations.

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Campfire

What’s better than a cool autumn day spent around a campfire?

Campfires are available for these times:

9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
3:00 – 7:00 PM

Reserving a campfire at Center Grove Orchard allows you to grab a hot dog, s’more and roasting sticks, and tell jokes or swap stories around an open fire.

Scroll down for pricing and reservations.

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Group Night

Bring your group out for an evening of fun. Group Nights are great for groups of 25 or more, like church youth groups, family gatherings and clubs.

Group Nights are available for two-hour sessions:

  • 6:00 – 8:00 PM
  • 7:00 – 9:00 PM

There is the potential for groups to overlap while enjoying the Corn Maze, Jumping Pillow or Hay Maze.

Group Nights include:

  • Groups can choose from TWO of the following:
    • Hayride,
    • Corn Maze,
    • Super Slide (NO slide for 7-9PM),
    • Jumping Pillow, or
    • Corn Pool.
    • Additional activities in the Farmyard are NOT included.
  • Groups will then head to one of our campfire sites.
  • Roast s’mores and enjoy a cup of cider.

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Welcome Porch

Comfortably seating 30 people, our big Welcome Porch just off the Country Store is a great place to gather and celebrate.

Welcome Porch is available for these times:

Weekdays
3:00 – 7:00 PM

Weekends
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
3:00 – 7:00 PM

An event space surrounded by our Farmyard and Orchard makes for unique views and a memorable gathering. Beautiful surroundings, fun activities and great food—all that’s missing is your group!

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Pricing and Reservation Information

In addition to reserving space for your group, discounted admission for large groups is available (see below). Groups are welcome to bring in food and nonalcoholic drinks. If you plan to use an outside catering service (i.e. you are paying someone to prepare food for and/or serve food to your group), you must register the caterer when booking your event. An outside catering fee of $200 must be paid in full prior to your event. Center Grove Orchard staff will need to be alerted so that they can direct the caterer to your site or deliver the catering to your site. Outside caterers absolutely may not drive to the campfire sites unless accompanied by CGO staff. Safety of all of our guests is our main concern.

We reserve the right to change/move your location due to the number of groups we have for the day. We accept cash, MasterCard, Visa and Discover. We also accept purchase orders for tour groups. Contact us at 515-203-9202 or via email at [email protected].

Group Nights, Campfire, and Welcome Porch reservations are non-refundable. If the weather is questionable that day, please call ahead as the weather can change within a short time frame or can miss us completely. If the weather changes your plans, we will work with you to reschedule for a later date or carry over your reservation to the next season.

CAMPFIRE

Available times:
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
3:00 – 7:00 PM

RESERVATION FEE OF $50Accommodates 15-25 people

RESERVATION FEE OF $75Accommodates up to 50 people

Farmyard Admission required for each person

Campfire food available for purchase:

1. S’mores Fixings – $2.50/person
2. Hot Dog Snack Box – $2.50/person
3. Campfire Roast Box – $5.00/person

  • Hot dogs
  • Buns
  • Condiments
  • S’mores fixings
  • Roasting sticks
LARGE-GROUP ADMISSIONS

Discounts on admission are available for groups of 200 or more when paid as a single transaction.

Contact us at 515-203-9202 or via email at [email protected] to arrange for discounted admission.

Weekday discount:
200+    Email for pricing

September weekend discount:
200+    Email for pricing
500+    Email for pricing
1000+  Email for pricing

October weekend discount:
200+    To Be Announced
1000+  To Be Announced

 

GROUP NIGHTS

Two-hour sessions:
6:00 – 8:00 PM
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Contact us at 515-203-9202 or via email at [email protected] to arrange for Group Nights.

GROUPS OF 25 OR MORE:$10.95 per person, including sales tax

Available to groups smaller than 25 for $273.75

WELCOME PORCH

Available times:

Weekdays
3:00 – 7:00 PM

Weekends
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
3:00 – 7:00 PM

RESERVATION FEE OF $100Farmyard Admission required only for each person who wishes to enter the Farmyard

Outdoor heaters may be added for $25.

The Welcome Porch comfortably seats 30 people.

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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