Our opening and closing times are crop and weather dependent, but generally you will find us ready for pick-your-own guests from mid-August to the end of October. Our opening date is Friday, August 18, 2023! Please check our social media for updates throughout the season.
Fall hours are Monday-Thursday, 9am-5:30pm; Friday-Saturday, 9am-6pm, and Sunday, 10am-6pm.
Please check social media for spring hours.
No admission is charged. You pay for what you pick, buy or do. Alcohol products are not allowed.
Our 40 acres of apple orchard, one of Henderson County’s first pick-your-own orchards, has 26 apple varieties.
Pick your own apples from our 6 orchards, using our WishTrip app to navigate to the orchard to your favorite ripened variety of apple. Download the WishTrip on your mobile device here.
For our customers not using the WishTrip app, please use directional signs at the end of the apple rows to find your favorite variety. Look for “Ready to Pick” signs at the end of rows that tell you that the apples are ripe and ready for picking.
We provide boxes or baskets for your picking.
Along with our pick-your-own crops, we provide weekend family fun. There is a 5-acre corn maze to explore, an apple cannon to target, a jump pad, and wagon rides. We encourage you to bring a picnic and enjoy our picnic area by the orchard or visit the food trucks available on some weekends.
Walk your dog on a leash through acres of apple trees. Please clean up after them, throw their waste in the dumpster next to the picnic shed or trash cans, and monitor their behavior. Pets are welcome everywhere on the farm except in the Apple House and on the wagon rides.
North Carolina Apple Festival
Hendersonville’s Apple Festival, held annually on Labor Day Weekend to celebrate the apple crop, is a special event for our farm. Visit us at our booth near the Historic Courthouse that weekend for apples, apple cider slushies, apple cider donuts from our own bakery or come see us at the farm.
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Matthew, Rocky Mount NC
“My child was part of the group that came with the field trip from Clyde Elementary on 10/20. I was able to come along and was so impressed with the day that your staff put on for the children.”
Cindy, Statesville NC
“We LOVE Stepp Orchard. We make several trips up there every year. It’s a great family atmosphere and a fantastic way to spend the day!!”
Cassandra, Greenville SC