Hillcrest Orchards
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are your hours of operation?
A: Sept. 3 - Oct. 31 - 9:00am - 6:00pm and Nov.1 - Nov.30 - 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Q: What is the cost for the festival?
A: $18.00 per person walking age and up.

Q: What is the cost during the week?
A: $12.00 per person walking age and up.

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: For 2023: Apples have all been picked. Admission required before entering u-pick area. You-pick apples limited due to late frost in Ellijay. Come early in the season.

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. 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 $15.00 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 in November.

Q: What is the cost of tours?
A: School field trips are $8.00 per person and Senior tours are $8.00 per person.

Q: Do I need to bring my own contaniers for U-Pic?
A: No. We offer bags 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: $12.00 per person.

Q: What do you offer during the week?
A: Petting farm, soccer challenge, ping pong, corn hole, zipper swings, wagon rides, jumping pillow, soccer challenge, ping pong, corn hole, zipper swings, kiddie corn maze, ball zone, pig race (one per day) and playgrounds as well as the farm market and bakery (both the market and bakery are opened 7 days a week at no charge).

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:Pig races at 12:30, Jumping Pillows, Ball Zone, Playgrounds, Kiddie Corn Maze area, Picnic area, Petting Farm, Wagon rides, Corn Hole, Soccer Challenge, Fairy Tale Trail, Zipper Swings, Ping Pong, Cow Milking at 11:00-12:00.

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.