Apple Picking Around West Cobb and North Georgia

As the days begin to get shorter and the air becomes a little crisper, it is a sure sign that fall cannot be far away and that it’s apple picking time in Georgia. And with it come lots of things to do around our area. One popular weekend excursion is to the Georgia mountains for apple picking in Gilmer County – Georgia’s Apple Capital, and there are two weekends this fall to choose from. With over ten apple orchards and more than 20 varieties of apples, visitors have lots of options. Named Apple Orchard Alley, there are 8 apple houses on Georgia Highway 52 East just outside of Ellijay, GA offering items such as fried apple pies, apple funnel cake, apple cider, apple milk shake and more. Some have petting farms, hayrides, and entertainment. A map of the orchards is available from the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce.

Annual Georgia Apple Festival

One of the highlights of apple season is the Annual Georgia Apple Festival, offering over 300 vendors with handmade items, as well as many on-site demonstrations of how selected types of crafts are made. See below for information on some the different varieties of apples you may find. Make sure you check the website for details.
October 12-13, 19-20
Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds
1729 South Main Street
Ellijay. GA
Sat. 9a – 6p
Sun. 9a – 5p
[email protected]

Apple Picking

The following is a list of area orchards offering u-pick apples. Please check the individual websites for information about pricing, additional activities, exact dates and times, as well as any other information you might need.

B.J. Reece Orchards

9131 Highway 52 East
Ellijay, GA 30536
Gala, Crimson Crisp, Jonathans, Mutsu, Red Delicious & September Wonders,

Hillcrest Orchards

9696 Highway 52 East
Ellijay, GA 30536
Arkansas Black, Cameo, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Mutsu, Rome Beauty & Yates

Mercier Orchards

8660 Blue Ridge Drive
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Ambrosia, Cameo, Crimson Crisp, Empire, Golden Delicious, Jona Prince, Jonahold, Mcintosh & Mutzu

R&A Orchards

5505 Highway 52 East
Ellijay, GA 30536
Arkansas Black, Detroit Red, Fuji, Gala, Ginger Golden, Gold Rush, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Jona Gold, June Apple, Limbertwig, Lo Di, Mutsu, Pink Lady, Red Delicious, Rome Beauty, Stayman Winesnap & Yates

Red Apple Barn

3379 Tailscreek Road
Ellijay, GA 30540
Farm tours and U-Pick every weekend in September & October (or until there are no apples left)
Arkansas Black, Cameo, Crimson Crisp, Detroit Red, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Golden Supreme, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Mutsu, Pink Lady, Pritchett Golden, Red Delicious, Rome Beauty, September Wonder, Staymen Winesap, Suncrisp, Winecrisp & Yates