Some of our favorite fall (and late summer) family bucket list activities are peach and apple picking in Wichita and the surrounding areas! We’ve compiled a list of You-Pick orchards in Wichita (and a few that offer pre-picked produce) for fruit lovers of all ages. Depending on the season, you can grab a bushel and a peck of apples, peaches, or pears. Be sure to call before you make the drive to one of these orchards so you know what’s available!
Thank you to Meadowlark Farm for sponsoring this guide and providing fall fun for the community!
Apple Picking and You-Pick Farms in Wichita
Meadowlark Farm and Orchard
Apple Picking Season
The Meadowlark apple orchard comprises more than 2000 trees, of more than 20 apple varieties. The earliest apples ripen in July, and latest ripen in November, allowing local families to pick-your-own for four months each season. As each apple variety ripens, Meadowlark posts a description on their Facebook Page.
Special Family-Friendly Events
In late September and into October, there will be 3 sweet cider pressing days (dates TBA on Facebook), where you can see the entire process from fresh picked apples to delicious sweet cider in the jug. Occasional live music in the evenings that can be combined with evening apple picking with cooler temperatures and nice light for awesome photos – watch Facebook posts.
Families can enjoy strawberry picking in May, and peach picking in July and August.
Hours & Admission
During the apple season Meadowlark Farm is open 10am-5pm, Wednesday – Sunday. There is an entry fee of $2.50/person 13 years and over. There is plenty of space to have a shady picnic, there is a big swing set for kids to play on, and restrooms.
Hey there… it’s Elaine the owner of Entz Orchard. We dropped our land line 316 799 2515 and unfortunately due to the April frosts do not have any apples (or peaches) to pick or sell 🙁 if you’ll email me I can give you my cell and you can text me for fruit updates. Thank you so much for the kind support over the years! Will you delete us from the list on this blog? I know we’ll have curious fans drive up to check us out! I’d hate for them to make the long trek out.
Thank you for the update, Elaine! We are so sorry to hear the weather has given you such trouble. Hopefully we’ll be able to add you to next year’s guide!
October 16, 2019……Do you have any apples this year? looking for small Gala for church bash….i need 500. Thanks so much Norma Richards 1931 N. st clair wichita 316 655-3132
Hi, Norma! You’ll need to contact the orchards individually with your request. Thanks!
Meadowlark Farms is wonderful! Southeast of Andover. Depending on the time of year it’s pick your own strawberry, peach, apple, pumpkin patch, and corn maze!
When will the fruit be ready to pick?
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