Hillcrest Orchards
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Pick Your Own Festival
Apple Tree Maze
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School Field Trips
Seniors & Church Tours
Farm Market
Petting Farm
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About Us

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are your hours of operation?
A: Sept.1 - Oct. 31 - 9:00am - 6:00pm and Nov.1 - Nov.30 - 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Q: Do you allow pets?
A: No. Due to the insurance requirements and the safety of our visitors and the animals in the petting farm we don't allow any pets on the farm premises.

Q: When do you offer "you pick" apples?
A: During the Apple Pickin' Jubilee held weekends of September and each weekend in October. Saturdays and Sundays only.

Q: How do I find you?
A: From Atlanta: Take 575 North to Ellijay, take the Hwy 52 exit toward Amicalola Falls State Park. This will be a right turn off of Hwy 515. Go to the bottom of the hill and turn left onto Hwy 52 East. Hillcrest Orchards is 9 miles on the right.
From Atlanta: Take Hwy 400 North to the Dawsonville exit just past the Outlet Mall, turn left at the light onto Hwy 53 toward Dawsonville, go through Dawsonville on Hwy 53. About 1 mile outside Dawsonville, turn right onto Hwy 183, go about 10 miles until this road intersects Hwy 52. At the Y turn onto Hwy 52 West. Hillcrest Orchards is about 12 miles on the left on Hwy 52 West of Dawsonville.

Q: What is the cost for the festival?
A: Admission to the festival is $12.00 per person. Petting farm is included.

Q: How do I schedule a field trip or a senoir tour?
A: Call during business hours to 706.273.3838 to make reservations. Tours are offered Wed. Thurs. & Fri.

Q: What is the cost of tours?
A: School field trips are $7.00 per person and Senior tours are $7.00 per person.

Q: Do I need to bring my own contaniers for U-Pic?
A: No. We offer 2 bag sizes for purchase.

Q: Can I finish filling my U-Pic bag inside the market with a different variety?
A: Yes!

Q: How do I sign up for the newsletter?
A: At the top left of this page, under the big apple with the barn in it.

Q: What is the price during the week for fun activities?
A: $8.00 per person.

Q: What do you offer during the week?
A: Petting farm, wagon rides, and playgrounds as well as the farm market and bakery. We also offer pre-registered tours on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Q: What are the GPS coordinates?
A: According to Google- they are: 34.6200314,-84.3733547

Q: What is the cost to park?
A: Free.

Q: Do you have bus parking?
A: Yes, we have plenty and it is free.

Q: What activities are offered through the week?
A: School field trips, Senior tours, the petting farm, wagon rides, and the playground ($8.00 per person) Available Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. The farm market & bakery are open 7 days a week.

Q: What varietes of apples do you grow?
A: Red & Golden Delicious, Rome Beauty, Pink Lady, Mutsu, Granny Smith, Fuji, Cameo, Winesap, Honey Crisp, Gala, Jonagold, Arkansas Black, Gold Rush, Pinata, Ambrosia & Yates. Call for availability. 706.273.3838.