Annual Apple Festival

 

"We invite you to a weekend of looking back into our country’s history, while shopping and eating your way through the orchard grounds." 

PLEASE JOIN US ON THE THIRD FULL WEEKEND IN OCTOBER!

HISTORY

Thousands walked the grounds of Heller Orchards for the 30th annual Apple Festival held on the orchard’s grounds. Under sunny fall skies, they were treated to all things apple, including handmade goods from 50 vendors and an array of historic and educational attractions.

The event started in 1988 as a fundraiser for two area churches, with the Heller family offering the groups to hold the festival on the grounds. Now, the event benefits roughly five area churches as well as several local first responder organizations.

Children are able to be a part of history with several hands-on activities, such as corn shucking, washing clothes with a hand-cranked wooden washer, or playing several old-time games.

Greg and Andrea Heller decided to keep the historic and educational elements alive.  They are appreciative and grateful to everyone who decides to come out every single year.

  

EVENTS

  • Church Service by the Pond

  • Narrated History in the Shanty

  • Handmade Wares

  • Pony Rides

  • Games for All Ages

  • Broom Maker

  • Antique Saw Display

  • Civil War Medicine Man

  • Miniature Horses Exhibit

  • Historical Woodcarving

  • Apple Butter Churning

  • Five Mountain Bear Clan

  • Blacksmith

  • Kid’s Corn Shelling

  • Witch and her Brew

  • Face Painting

  • Spinning Wheel Exhibition

  • Sauerkraut Making

  • 141st U.S. Light Artillery

  • Mifflin Guard Civilians

  • Five Mountain Clan Teaching & Museum

  • Springboard Exhibition

  • Crosscut Saw Competition

  • Costume Parade with Prizes

  • Kid's Feed Bag Races

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Square Dancers

  • Cloggers

  • Live Music

MENU

  • APPLES!

  • Apple Pie & Apple Dumplings 

  • Heller Fresh Pressed Cider

  • Soup

  • Haluski

  • Hamburgers & Hot Dogs 

  • Sausage & Peppers

  • Ice Cream 

  • Homemade Candy

  • Pulled Pork

  • Chicken Fingers & Fries 

  • Kielbasa

  • Funnel Cakes

  • Roasted Corn

  • Sweet Potatoes

  • Pigs in the Blanket.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • NO PETS permitted on the grounds.  

  • Events are weather permitting, and times are approximate.

  • GPS Users: 402 S Church St. Wapwallopen, PA. 18660

  • Handicap parking is available ONLY at our Farm Market.

  • Be respectful of the land.