Sage green pumpkin at Chiles Peach Orchard

Guide to Visiting Chiles Peach Orchard this Fall

September 22, 2020  |  Chiles Peach Orchard

Category: Fruit  |  Tags: Crozet, fall, fruit availability, season

Fall is nearly here and with it comes some of our favorite moments: dunking apple cider donuts into steaming cider, carving spooky jack-o-lanterns, and baking pies for the Thanksgiving table. While we’ll be doing things a little differently this year to protect our staff, visitors, and community during the pandemic, we’re grateful for the role our family farm plays in these traditions for our visitors.

We’re offering several ways to experience the orchard this fall, including ticketed entry for weekend apple and pumpkin picking, curbside pickup for Farm Market goods and specialty foods, and distanced shopping. To plan your visit, please read the options below.

We know that many of you may decide that you won’t be with us this year. We will miss you, and we understand. We’ll be here when you are ready to come back.

We’re open daily!

The 2020 fall hours for Chiles Peach Orchard are:

September–October: 9am–6pm
On Sunday, Nov. 1: 9am–5pm
Starting Nov. 2: 10am–5pm

COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines

The orchard, of course, is an outdoor and well-ventilated setting, but please keep everyone’s visit enjoyable by keeping your face covering on unless eating or drinking, staying socially distanced, and limiting your visit to under 2 hours. Feel free to ask any of our staff members if you have any questions at all. Please review our visitor guidelines before arriving at the orchard.

Pick-Your-Own Apples and Pumpkins

10/22 UPDATE: Tickets required for weekend access through Sunday, Nov. 1.

To moderate crowd size, we will be operating at reduced capacity during our peak season. For this reason, we will require tickets for anyone planning to pick your own apples and/or pumpkins on weekends (Saturdays & Sundays).

No tickets are required to pick your own on Mondays–Fridays. (We highly recommend a weekday visit!)

The apple trees are loaded with fruit and the pumpkins are ripening nicely: if Mother Nature continues to smile on us, it’ll be a fantastic crop this year. Check out our PYO page to see what varieties are available and learn about our special picking policies.

Farm Market and Bold Rock Tap Room (Tickets Not Required)

Our Farm Market will be open for gifts and specialty food shopping, while the pavilion will offer apples, apple cider donuts, and some surprise treats (follow us on Facebook for updates).

The seasonal Bold Rock Tap Room will also be open.

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Curbside Pickup

Stock up on Chiles Family Orchards apples, cider donuts, apple butter, and other favorites without leaving your car with our convenient curbside pickup, available 7 days/week.

It’s easy to place your order: pre-order on our online store or call us at 434.823.1583 and we’ll help you put together an order. We ask that you place orders by 5pm the day before to give our staff enough time to fill the order.

Other Local Pickup & Shipping Options

Not interested in visiting Chiles Peach Orchard but still want a taste of the orchard? Visit our hours page to see all of the local pickup and shipping options.

Glass Jar of Apple Butter by Chiles Family Orchards

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