Fall Festival

September and October are a special time of year at the farm. Fall colors burst through the trees, cooler weather makes warm apple cider a delicacy, and the farm comes alive with its many activities.

NEW Activities!

For years, families have come to the farm to welcome fall at Hickory Nut Gap Farm. This year, we have added more activities, better value, and a greater overall experience. Our u-pick apple orchard is finally bearing fruit, rides are now included with weekend admission, and several interactive activities have been added.


  • Music Making Sound Silo
  • U-pick Apple Orchard 
  • Outdoor Corn Pit Box and Parent Lounge
  • Daily Baby Calf Feeding at 10:30am 
  • Pumpkin picking (October)
  • Apple Tasting and picking
  • Meadow Maze
  • Lawn Games
  • Trike Track
  • Farm Scavenger Hunt
  • Culvert Slides & Play Area


Includes all weekday activities, PLUS:
  • Hay Rides
  • Kiddie Cart Rides
  • Horseback Rides (Additional Cost)
  • Cider Pressing and Sampling
  • Bouncy House
  • Baby Chick Holding at 2pm 
  • Specialty Demos
    • Examples: WNC Nature Center, Chimney Rock State Park Animal Encounter, spinning and weaving demo, pottery demo, other animal encounters


$5/ Person
Ages 4 and Under Free
$10/ Person
Ages 4 and Under Free

September 1st – Early November