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I tagged along w/my parents and sister's family on Sunday, 10/1 as well. We probably arrived around 10:30-11am too. I couldn't believe the masses that came on that gorgeous fall day. It was overwhelming and chaotic. I wish we would've had enough bodies to get into each line so that we could've purchased some baked goodies or eaten at the restaurant. There were lines everywhere! The lines to purchase bags to pick your own were like waiting for a ride at the amusement park. I was disappointed in the lack of selection/variety of the apples to be picked. If we were to go on a Saturday instead, I would've much preferred to go to Royal Oak Farms in Harvard. It's more rural, the size is more manageable, and I liked the variety.Ramon wrote:Sunday, Oct 1st, we returned for apple picking at Apple Holler for the third year in a row -- they must be doing something right. We were honored to be accompanied by the grandparents and my sisters family and a good time was had by all. We arrived at 11:00, the crowd was even larger than the previous years, and immediately put our name on the list for lunch to start at 12:00. The grands hovered near the restaurant to make sure our position was preserved while we took the kids on the blow-up jumpy thing, corn maze, pony rides, etc. We were seated at 12:15.
KevinT wrote:Does anyone have an update on the preference between Apple Hollar and Royal Oak Frams. We are taking our 3 little ones (under the age of 5) to pick apples and a pumpkin.
We are trying to determine which one is better.
live2eat wrote:Need a rec for a pick your own orchard not too far from Chicago - Anyone out there have a favorite (or at least know of one)? Thanks for the feedback!
deke rivers wrote:Edwards Orchards in Polar Grove Il...
LikestoEatout wrote:I don't think this is too "beyond" but we go to Kuipers Orchard in Maple Park which is just west of Elburn
Ramon wrote:Hey, seebee, what day are you going? I'm looking for a new place to go this Sunday, as this weekend it's just us 3. What's to eat along the way?