Windy Hill Orchard and Cider Mill, 1860 Black Highway, York, South Carolina, is open for their Fall 2020 season.
Visiting the orchard is a family tradition, and a tasty way of welcoming the fall season and everything it includes, especially apples.
Windy Hill features U-pick apples, fresh pressed apple cider, hard cider, apple products and more. Especially popular are Windy Hill’s hot apple cider doughnuts.
Read about more U-pick farms in the Charlotte area.
This year, Windy Hill has taken several safety measures, which you can read about here. They include table spacing, face coverings when you must be close to others (including on hayrides) markers to ensure a 6-foot spacing while in line, hand sanitizer, touchless menus, and employee screening. The lawn games will not be available this year.
Apple Cider Donuts
One of the most craved products of Windy Hill Orchard & Cidery are the apple cider donuts. You can watch them as they’re made, making them very hard to resist.
U-pick apples at Windy Hill
Pick-your-own apples started September 5th, with limited quantities available. Check their Facebook page on website for making a reservation! You need to pre-purchase a reservation for picking apples. Everyone two years of age and older must have a reservation.
The apple available for U-pick is Stayman Winesap, which is excellent for cider, apple sauce or baking.
- 1/4 peck bag (4-6 pounds) $5
- 1/2 peck bag (6-8 pounds): $7
- 1/2 bushel bag (25-30 pounds): $25
Windy Hill’s Farm Stand and Cider Bar
Windy Hill’s Farm Stand has opened for the season. It’s open every Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Enjoy fresh pressed cider, apple cider donuts, apple cider slush, fried apple pies, fried pork skins, soft pretzels and more.
Windy Hill creates Ginger Gold Hard Cider, fermented with Stayman Winesap apples from their orchard. The hard cider bar is generally open on Friday evenings, and Saturdays and Sundays, and tastings are available. Check Windy Hill’s calendar for details.
Hayrides and Special Events
Hayrides are available on select dates.
Please see the calendar for the dates and times of hayrides.
The hayride will take you on a quick trip around the orchard and costs $2.50 a person, with kids under 2 free with a paying adult. You buy tickets at the farm stand or cider bar. Schedule is subject to change, so check the website and Facebook page.
From August 22nd to November 14th, 2020, live music is scheduled on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, generally from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
From November 6th to December 4th, on Friday nights there will be a fire pit to enjoy.
Every year, Windy Hill Orchard holds the very popular Apple Harvest Festival on the 3rd Saturday in October. The Apple Harvest Festival is currently scheduled for October 17th, 2020. It’s a ticketed event with limits on attendance. We’ll update on this festival when we learn more.
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