Evening Hayrides are *CANCELLED* for tonight 10/27/2016 due to inclement weather!


Apple Festival & Pie Eating Contest

Bring your whole family for a fun filled day!
When Location Hosted By Price
September 24 & 25, 2016
Linvilla Orchards Entertainment Garden
Makin' Music
No admission fee
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What to know

Linvilla Orchards’ Apple Festival honors apples every autumn. This legendary festival could not properly be celebrated in just one day!  This two day event is hosted by Makin’ Music. Pick Your Own Apples are during the height of their season and you can choose from the many varieties grown right here at Linvilla. You won’t want to miss our Apple Pie Eating Contest for bushels of fun!


Our Pumpkinland Harvest Festival will also be in full swing, bring your whole family for a fun-filled day! Experience costumed characters, games & contests and live music.


Pick Your Own Apples & other fresh fruits and vegetables begins at 8:00 am!


Were you aware of the many delicious varieties of Apples and their uses? We are having Apple tasting ALL DAY for you to find that perfect apple, whether it be sweet or tart.


Bring your questions, because we will have the answers you need!


Some apples are tart and some are sweet. Some make good Pies and others tasty Treats! Our staff will be in front of Linvilla’s Farm Market to let you taste our many varieties and show you the several things you can do with apples all fall.

Guest Appearances by:

Mystery Dog                                          11:00am

Absorbent Sea Creature                      11:30am

Purple Dinosaur                                    1:00pm


Book of the Weekend: "Pete the Cat- I love my Red Shoes"


Around 11:15, we will start the “Donut Eating” Game.  This game is more for our younger guests.  We will tie one of Linvilla’s famous Donuts to one end of a piece of ribbon.  The other end of the ribbon will be tied to a clothes line, the length of our stage.  Each heat will have about 8 donuts hanging from the clothes line.  The goal is to be the first contestant to eat the donut that is dangling in front of your face.  The catch?  You cannot use your hands!  Each heat will be divided by age, just like the Pie Eating Contest. 


Our Annual Pie Eating Contest will begin promptly at 2pm!  Don’t forget to stop by the registration table at 12 to sign up!


Annual Pie Eating Contest

Enter the Apple Pie Eating Contest, featuring our deliciously famous pies, for the chance to win the Champion Title and a prize! 


Come hungry, contest begins at 2:00 pm


Want to enter?

Complete the short entry form onsite beginning at 12:00 pm.

Grand Prize: $25 Gift Certificate for each age bracket!

Entrants for each age group are selected from a hat and called to the stage. 

Each age group is presented with a pie or portion:


Five brackets will be held:

Ages 8 – 9 

Ages 10 – 11

Ages 12 – 14

10 participants each

Size: ¼ pie

Time: 1 minute


Ages 15 – 17 

9 participants

Size: ½ pie

Time: 1½ minutes


Ages 18 & up 

8 participants 

Size: Whole pie

Time: 2½ minutes


When time is up each plate is weighed, whoever ate the most pie wins!

.... Bring your appetite, this is our biggest contest ever!


Activities & Special Features

Be sure to try some of these activities while you're at the festival! 


Take your family on a hayride through our scenic fields and orchards!

Linvilla Grill & Farm Market

When you get hungry, visit the Linvilla Grill for a hot lunch. And before you leave, be sure to visit the Farm Market for fresh produce, baked goods and more!

Face Painting

Our partner, Stacey’s Face Painting, brings professional artists to Linvilla Orchards who transform faces with wonderful designs creating big smiles!

Train Rides

Linvilla Orchards Playland Express chugs around a 1-acre track near our Playland Playground. Perfect for kids and train enthusiasts of all ages.


Linvilla Orchards Playland Playground is a special place where children and their imaginations can run wild. Wooden structures in the form of trucks, boats, tractors and trains invite children to climb up and slide down.

Pony Rides

Linvilla Orchards offers safe and fun pony rides on tame, friendly ponies with highly qualified handlers. Located in our Barnyard Area.

Upcoming Events

Full Calendar
  • Oct 28
    Jack-o-lantern Exhibit

    Jack-o-lantern Exhibit

    Friday, Oct 28  /  6PM to 8PM

    Jack-o-lanterns created by our staff are lit every night at dusk.  

  • Oct 28
    Autumn Moon Hayrides

    Autumn Moon Hayrides

    Friday, Oct 28  /  6PM to 8PM

    Enjoy a crisp fall evening star gazing while on a hayride through our orchards.  This hayride ends with a bonfire where you can roast some marshmallows and enjoy a sample of our cider.  

  • Oct 28


    Friday, Oct 28  /  8AM to 9PM

    Larger than life figures & scarecrows illustrate the legens and lore of the harvest season, local history & some of the many stories of pumpkins & apples.  Over 100 tons of pumpkins on display!

  • Oct 28
    Hayrides to the Witches House

    Hayrides to the Witches House

    Friday, Oct 28  /  5:30PM to 8:30PM

    Take a hayride to visit the friend witches house!  She will tell you a story and jokes and gives all of the kids a treat!  The hayride ends at a campfire where you can roast some marshmallows and enjoy a sample of our cider.  

  • Oct 30


    Sunday, Oct 30  /  8AM to 8PM

    Larger than life figures & scarecrows illustrate the legens and lore of the harvest season, local history & some of the many stories of pumpkins & apples.  Over 100 tons of pumpkins on display!

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Visit the Linvilla Orchards Bakery for our famous apple pies.