Daily Farm Updates Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Plan Your Day

No matter how much time you have, time spent at Center Grove Orchard is always fun, family–friendly and informative! To help you make the best of your day with us, we’ve put together some activity suggestions based on time. Have fun and see you soon!

Have 2 Hours?
With plenty of fun activities for the whole family, your visit can be packed with enjoyment.
Have 4 Hours?
A half-day visit gives you options to explore more of Center Grove Orchard, have a meal and pick some apples.
Have All Day?
Spend it with us! With dozens of activities and exhibits, a day at Center Grove Orchard flies by.

Stay and Eat

With cafes, bakeries and even a coffee shop, there’s plenty to eat and drink at Center Grove Orchard. From snacks to meals, we’ve got your appetite covered!

    Eat at CGO!
    Eat at CGO!
    Eat at CGO!

Don't Forget the Apples!

We’ve got dozens of varieties of home-grown apples spread over 20 beautiful acres just waiting to be picked. Grab a bag (and some friends) and enjoy!

Get Picking →

Getting Around

With more than 32 acres of Farmyard and Orchard, CGO has a lot of room to explore. To find what you’re looking for, or to avoid getting lost (unless getting lost is what you want), take a look at this map of our facilities.



Click to Explore Map

Policies and FAQ

Have a question about your visit or how it works here at Center Grove Orchard?
Check out our FAQ and Policies →

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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