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Pick-Your-Own Cherries

Spring Valley Orchard will be open May 23–June 14, 2024

Sweet cherries are ripe for picking at Spring Valley Orchard in Afton! We’re open from 10 AM to 6 PM every weekday and from 9 AM to 5 PM on the weekends. Come quick though; cherry season won’t last long!

Sweet cherry availability is subject to change. Make sure to check our Facebook page or call ahead to make sure we’re picking!

To enter the orchard and pick your own sweet cherries, visitors (ages 2+) will need an Orchard Pass. Orchard Passes are $5 per person, and available for purchase online or onsite while availability lasts.

The retail market and picnic area are free to visit with convenient onsite parking.

9th Annual Fall Into Fun Festival

It’s time to celebrate the arrival of autumn!

All for fun, and fun for fall! Join us on Saturday and Sunday to celebrate the opening of our pumpkin patch, pick your own apples, and enjoy other fall-themed entertainment.

On Saturday, the Men of Mt. Moriah Methodist Church will be making apple butter the old-fashioned way during the morning and mid-afternoon. Plus, Skyline Country Cloggers will return to the orchard pavilion for clogging demonstrations at 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM.

The fun continues on Sunday with live music from Tommy Wood—a Ruckersville-based country music artist—from 2–4 PM. We can’t wait to see you there! No tickets required!


Saturday 9/18

  • Apple picking
  • Pumpkin picking
  • Apple butter making demonstration
  • Clogging demonstrations | 1:30 PM & 2:30 PM
  • Order Up food truck | 12–3 PM
  • Mountain View Farm – sampling and selling cheese | 11AM – 5PM
  • Love Faces | – face painting 11AM – 4PM
  • Wine Shop specials

Sunday 9/19

  • Apple picking
  • Pumpkin picking
  • Just a Bite Food Truck 12-4 PM
  • Love Faces | – face painting 11AM – 4PM
  • Tommy Wood – Live country music | 2–4 PM
  • Wine Shop specials

Blossoms & Bees

How do strawberries grow and develop? What role do bees play in our environment? These are the kinds of questions we’ll answer if you join us at our Blossoms and Bees children’s program!

We’ll take a scenic wagon ride through the strawberry patch to see all the strawberry plants and blossoms. Afterward, we can treat our taste buds to some fresh honey and strawberry frozen yogurt!

Sessions at 11am & 2pm.

8.00/person. Please arrive about 15 minutes early for registration. No reservations required, though if you are bringing a group, we’d love to know in advance to prepare.

Children learning about how bees impact our environment

Kids in the strawberry field in Crozet

Strawberry plants

Blossoms & Bees 2019

Learn all about how strawberries grow and develop

Join us at our children’s program on Blossoms and Bees. Take a wagon ride through the strawberry patch to see all the blooms and learn all about the role that bees play in our environment. We will have strawberry frozen yogurt and fresh honey for everyone to taste!

Featuring live music from Vincent Zorn from 1:00pm-4:00pm on Saturday, the 13th!!

Please arrive about 15 minutes early for registration. No reservations required (though if you are bringing a group, we’d love to know in advance so we’re prepared!).