NOW OPEN: YOU-PICK on weekends!!!       

Sept 24-25
You-Pick apple of the day:
 Honeycrisp        


Welcome to
Apple Creek Orchard!

Family owned and operated
agri-entertainment farm and store


In 1951 Gerhart & Else Sawatzky started an apple orchard on their family farm. Dan Ableman bought the orchard in 1997 and operated it for 24 years. In 2021, Kevin and Tami Theis bought it from Dan. From a working farm to an agri-entertainment destination, this land has been a staple in the Faribault community for over 70 years!

Apples 🍎

Our apples are the star of the show! With over 12,000 trees and 25+ varieties, we have been a wholesale and retail orchard for over 70 years! 

Our varieties include:
First Kiss, Premiere Honeycrisp, Honeycrisp, Kindercrisp, SweeTango, Zestar, Chestnut crabapple, Haralson, Sansa, Stella, B-51, MacIntosh, Creston, Sweet 16, Cortland, Wealthy, Keepsake, Snowsweet, Whitney crabapple, Snowdrift, Black Arkansas, Evercrisp, Blondee, Sonya, Riverbelle, Pazazz, Ambrosia, Pie Blend (mix of tart and sweet for baking)
*BOLD is current in store

Coming 2023-2026

 Ludacrisp, Triumph
& Juicy Jewel pears 

🍎🍏🍎🍏🍎🍏🍎🍏🍎🍏🍎

Entertainment 🚜

Packages

Single event: $5/person/event

Pick 1 for this price:

1) jump pad- 3yrs of age and older
2) wagon rides (weekends only)-23 months of age and younger is free
3) apple slinging

* Unfortunately, the seed was bad this year so there will not be a maze. look for it in 2023!

Monday-Friday package$7/person 
23 months of age and younger is free
3 and 4 years of age is $5

all inclusive: jump pad, games, 1 bucket of apples for slinging


Saturday-Sunday package: $10/person 
23 years months of age and younger is free
3 and 4 years of age is $5

all inclusive: wagon rides, jump pad, games, 1 bucket of apples for slinging

Large Group: $2 off
groups of 10 or more will receive a discount of $2 off per person
*must inform cashier prior to first transaction

Field Trips: $8/student
teachers and paraprofessionals are free
chaperones are $8

*minimum of 15 paid tickets to run wagon
Mix and Match 4 stations for this price:
1) wagon ride through orchard 
   *educational tour about trees and bees
   *3 apples to pick & bring home in a bag
2) nature walk with scavenger hunt list
3) art project to bring home
4) apple cinnamon donut and mini water bottle
5) Jump Pad/Rainbow playset
6) apple slinging 3 apples per person, including teachers and paraprofessionals

Additional stations: $2/paying person 
You may add stations to your fieldtrip for an additional fee

Produce & Meat 🌽

Produce:
sweet corn, squash, pumpkins
*strawberries coming 2023

Meat:
apple infused meat sticks and sausages 
*provided by Odenthal Meats, New Prague


Weddings πŸ’
and other celebrations

Book with Apple Creek Orchard for your next celebration!

Pavilion or full orchard 

     Rent our pavilion or close the orchard down for your special day!
Hire us to plan your special day
     Take advantage of our on-site wedding coordinator and designer
Book a package 
     Treat your guests to a unique experience! Include discounted day passes for your guests 
Call Tami
     Call Tami @ 952-210-2007 to plan your celebration with Apple Creek Orchard
    ***
Booking now for 2023. Some dates still available for 2022


Concession Stand 🌭coming 2023

pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, sliced pie, caramel apples, beverages, snacks
***under construction 2022


You-Pick
πŸŽπŸŽƒπŸ“ NEW!    

2022 YOU-PICK apples 
1/4 peck: $10. Includes wagon ride to orchard
Must pre-pay inside store
1/2 peck: $17. Includes wagon ride to orchard
Must pre-pay inside store
2022 YOU-PICK pumpkins
Any carving pumpkin $5
Jumbo pumpkins $10
Pie and heirloom available in store. Prices posted.
2023 YOU-PICK strawberries
Prices TBD

Store & Boutique
Opening Saturday August 27, 2022 🍎


Monday - Friday

08:30am – 06:00pm

Saturday

09:00am – 06:00pm

Sunday

09:00am – 05:00pm

  Orchard Special Hours:

Month of October
Fri & Sat we close at 10pm

Closed
Nov. 24 Thanksgiving
Open Nov. 25 Black Friday
Closed December 24 for the year


Google Maps Error

Google maps shows us further down the road than we actually are. If your navigation takes you to either Garfield Ave or Fairbanks Ave, it is directing you to the backside of the orchard which is on 190th St W. Look for sign on 185th St. This is where we are!

5524 185th St W
Faribault, Mn


Look for this sign!

Upcoming events

2022 season

27

August

2022

Open for the season!

9:00-6:00

Apple Creek Orchard

Faribault, Mn


25

September 

2022

Johnny Appleseed Day
(11am-4pm)

raffle drawings every hour 

Apple Creek Orchard

Faribault, Mn


30

September

2022

Closing Early
for private wedding
5pm

Celebrating Jessica and Kevin

Apple Creek Orchard

Faribault, Mn


1-31

October

2022

Halloween Town

come in costume all month
extended hours

Apple Creek Orchard

Faribault, Mn


21

October

2022

National Apple Day

celebrating all things apple!

Apple Creek Orchard

Faribault, Mn


23

October

2022

 Andrew David

solo artist
http://donourmusic.com/
2-4 pm

Apple Creek Orchard

Faribault, Mn


11

November

2022

Veterans Day

free 1/4 peck of apples
for Veterans

Apple Creek Orchard

Faribault, Mn


25

November

2022

Black Friday

Apple Creek Boutique

Apple Creek Boutique

Faribault, Mn


10

December

2022

Cocoa with Santa
(10am-4pm)
by appointment 

picture, cocoa & Santa 

Apple Creek Orchard

Faribault, Mn


Meet the team

We couldn't do it without them!

Kevin & Tami
Theis

owners

Amber
Theis

marketing

Cody Theis
& Lydia

production

Gracie
Theis

professional wagon rider

Max
Theis

professional pumpkin picker

Edvin, Jose Luis, Roberto, Daniel & Fran

seasonal workers

Reviews

What our customers write about us

Jessica Sunde

09/13/2021


Highly recommended. Our daycare did a field trip out there and the kids were 1/2. They had so much fun trying to get out of the corn maze. The hay wagon ride was the ultimate favorite! It was fun to see the orchard up close. Apples were delicious and the staff was extremely accommodating and kind! Will be back this season with our big boys.

Stephanie Clevenger

09/12/2021


So much fun at this place! The owners are such great people too! 10/10 would recommend!

Timothy J Flaten

09/12/2021


this place is awesome! owners are freaking amazing! sooooo much fun!!!

Square customer review

09/12/2021


Our family visits many times a year! We love your apples! And how friendly every one is. We drive down from Bloomington just to get apples!

Square customer review

09/12/2021


Very nice place! Friendly owners. Visit the orchard as this is a new venture for them. Cute place!

Square customer review

09/16/2021


I was surprised what you did inside! It was awesome what you done. Really nice that you have product besides apples. Cant wait till you have more!

Testimonials

What our customers write about us

Thank you for a wonderful time yesterday afternoon. Granddaughters loved it and the apples are so delicious as always. Had a great time on the hayride and the apple beef sticks are so yummy too!

Evonne Tuma

Had a great time there today!

Jill Sanvick

My first trip to orchard it’s so nice, got grandmas pie and it is amazing you all must go get one worth every pound you will gain eating it trust me.

Julie Weir

 We bought 2 bags, a couple of weeks ago, they are wonderful!! We will be back soon for more!!

Robin McGuire

If you haven't been to this orchard you must go see they've done a fantastic job with it. It's just what Faribault needed.

Diane Valentyn

Enjoyed my first time to the orchard yesterday. Thanks 😊

Becky Richie

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Address

5524 185th St W
Faribault, MN, 55021, US

About us

In 1951 Gerhart & Else Sawatzky started an apple orchard on their family farm. Dan Ableman bought the orchard in 1997 and operated it for 25 years. In 2021 Kevin and Tami Theis bought it from Dan. From a working farm to a agri-entertainment destination, this land has been a staple in the Faribault community for over 70 years!

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