An apple a day keeps the doctor away, giving you ample time to rifle through his office for hidden lollipops. Savor the sweet flavors of nature's candy with today's Groupon: for $5, you get to handpick 10 pounds of fresh apples (a $10 value) at Country Apple Orchard in Harrisburg, just south of Sioux Falls.
Country Apple Orchard was established in 1984 and opens its arboreal doors to eager pomme pickers every year in the middle of August, staying open through late October. Thirteen varieties of crisp, juicy apples sweetly seduce orchard visitors, and today's Groupon lets you hand-select the contents of your own 10-pound satchel. Connel Red, Fireside, Sweet Sixteen, Regent, and Cortland apples are vibrant and crisp, just right for snack seekers, pie makers, and children who need extra incentive to get good at playing catch. Haralson and Haralred apples tout tongue-tickling tartness, making them marvelous in cold-weather desserts and when paired with feather earrings. If you're seeking an apple that's as sweet as an apple pie all on its own, track down a tree of Jonathons. An afternoon at the orchard makes a wholesome autumn excursion ideal for families, outdoorsy friends, and curious proto-humans. Approximately 6,000 fruit-bearing trees make up the orchard, flaunting a diverse body of flavors.
In addition to its apple-adorned trees, Country Apple Orchard plays host to seven acres of plump pumpkins and a full calendar of seasonal events. Plan your trip for the weekend of October 2 to happen upon the Harvest Festival, which will feature horse-drawn hayrides, pony rides, train rides, an inflatable playground, and snacks of homemade apple and pumpkin pie. The Pumpkin Festival is scheduled for the following weekend and will swap out pies for face painting, kettle-korn, and more; so if you come with friends, you can take turns singing about the Great Pumpkin while glancing nervously, now and again, over a foliage-dappled shoulder.
Groupon cannot be used for Honey Crisp apples.
27249 SD Hwy. 115
Harrisburg, South Dakota 57032Get Directions