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   Welcome to
Apple Creek Orchard!

~Formerly Ableman's~

Family owned and operated
agri-entertainment farm and store

In 1951 Gerhart & Else Sawatzky started an apple orchard on their family farm.  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 33+ varieties, we have been a wholesale and retail orchard for over 70 years! 

Our varieties include:
First KissPremiere Honeycrisp, HoneycrispKindercrisp, 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, RiverbelleAmbrosia, Ludacrisp, Fireside
Pie Blend (mix of tart and sweet for baking)
*BOLD is current in store

Coming 2023

 Triumph
Coming 2026
Pink Pearl, Sweetmaia, Sweet Zinger, Rosalee, September Wonder Fuji
Coming 2027
Juicy Jewel pear tree

🍎🍏🍎🍏🍎🍏🍎🍏🍎🍏🍎

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Entertainment πŸšœ
 

New for 2023!
Corn pit
3 more playsets
New location for entertainment
Corn maze is back
Pay with credit card at the sales hut or pay with cash inside the store

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Concession Stand 🌭

Pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, pizza,
sliced pie, caramel apples, donuts, beverages, snacks.
Gluten-Friendly options available. 

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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 @ 507-333-7272 or 952-210-2007 to plan your celebration with
Apple Creek Orchard

    ***
Booking now for fall 2023

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Store & Boutique
Closed until 2023 🍎


Monday - Sunday

Closed

Orchard Special Hours:

Closed Nov. 23 Thanksgiving
Open Nov. 24 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. between Fairbanks Ave and Echo Ave. This is where we are!

Apple Creek Orchard
5524 185th St W
Faribault, Mn


Look for this sign!

Upcoming events

2022-2023 season

4

February

2023

Bachman's Farmers Market

10-2

Eden Prairie

Bachman's greenhouse


21

January

2023

Bachman's Farmers Market

10-2

Plymouth

Bachman's greenhouse


7

January

2023

Bachman's Farmers Market

10-2

Eden Prairie

Bachmans greenhouse


23

December

2022

Last day store is open

Apple Creek Orchard and boutique

Apple Creek Orchard 

Faribault, Mn


17

December

2022

Farmers Markets

10-1

South Lake Village Mall

Prior Lake, Mn


3

December

2022

Farmers Markets

10-1

South Lake Village Mall

Prior Lake, Mn


25

November

2022

Black Friday

Apple Creek Boutique

Apple Creek Boutique

Apple Creek Orchard, Faribault, Mn


19

November

2022

Farmers Markets

10-1; 12-3

South Lake Village Mall, Prior Lake, Mn

Faribo West Mall, Faribault, Mn


12

November

2022

Craft Fair
Holiday Open House

9:00-3:00

St. Patrick Church

Shieldsville, Mn


11

November

2022

Veterans Day

free 1/4 peck of apples
for Veterans

Apple Creek Orchard

Faribault, Mn


23

October

2022

 Andrew David

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

Apple Creek Orchard

Faribault, Mn


21

October

2022

National Apple Day

celebrating all things apple!

Apple Creek Orchard

Faribault, Mn


15

October

2022

Winifred Sanderson
12:00-2:00pm

facepainting and pictures

Apple Creek Orchard

Faribault, Mn


1-31

October

2022

Halloween Town

come in costume all month
extended hours

Apple Creek Orchard

Faribault, Mn


30

September

2022

Closing Early
for private wedding
5pm

Celebrating Jessica and Kevin

Apple Creek Orchard

Faribault, Mn


25

September 

2022

Johnny Appleseed Day
(11am-4pm)

raffle drawings every hour 

Apple Creek Orchard

Faribault, Mn


27

August

2022

Open for the season!

9:00-6:00

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

The Crew!

H2A 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

We love taking pictures and videos of our family hard at work and our customers hard at play!

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