Hillcrest Orchards
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School Trips
Seniors & Church Tours
Pick Your Own
Bakery & Farm Market
Petting Farm
Contact Us & Map

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are your hours of peration?
A: Sept.1 - Oct. 31 - 9:00am - 6:00pm and Nov.1 - Nov.30 - 9:00am - 5:00pm. No pets allowed.

Q: When do you offer "you pick" apples?
A: During the Apple Pickin' Jubilee held weekends of September and each weekend in Octorber. 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 $7.00 per person. Petting farm admission is an additional $3.00.

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 $5.00 per person and Senior tours are $4.00 per person.

Q: How do I get on the Hillcrest Orchards email list for newsletters and updates?
A: Simply email your address to us at or sign our guest book inside the market.

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 ($7.00 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.