Fall Fest at Fifer’s Orchards

Autumn is the perfect season to get outside and make memories with your family. Come experience the fall at Fifer’s Farm Store in Delaware's Quaint Villages.

Fifer Orchards Fall Fest at Fifer's Farm Store

When the summer heat fades away, and the leaves start changing color, you know the fall season has officially begun! The rich colors, cozy fashions and delicious treats make autumn one of the most treasured times of the year. From carving pumpkins and playing in the leaves to making homemade apple pie, there's an endless supply of fall activities for your family to enjoy from September to November. 

If you're looking for a delightful and lowkey autumn getaway, Delaware's Quaint Villages are the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy the season in the charming countryside. When you make your way to Delaware, Fifer'sDelaware's Farm Store has to earn a spot on your to-do list. Located in the heart of Kent County, Fifer's Farm Store captures the magic of autumn with all of the fall delights you can imagine. From apple orchards and pumpkin patches to corn mazes and many other outdoor activities, you can have the complete fall experience in one family-friendly location at Fifer's Farm Store.

Pumpkin Picking

Bright orange pumpkins are a fall staple, and picking them straight from the patch is even more special! Bring your family to the Fifer's Farm Store pumpkin patch from September 23 through the end of October to enjoy this activity. 

Children and adults of all ages love scouring the crop to find the perfect pumpkin to carve into jack-o'-lanterns or use for decorating the house. Pumpkin picking is a great way to get outside, take beautiful photos and enjoy the refreshing fall breeze — just be sure to wear comfortable shoes that are suitable for the farm. And make sure to bring your own wagon! Fifer's also has pre-picked pumpkins and gourds if you'd rather choose your pumpkin quickly so that you can enjoy the other fall activities. You'll see why visiting the pumpkin patch is a beloved family tradition. 

U-Pick Apples

If your family enjoys pumpkin picking, they'll likely also love harvesting apples. Your children will love searching for the ripest ones and climbing on your shoulders to reach the highest branches.

Everyone knows that freshly picked produce just tastes better, and apples are no different. You can use them for dozens of recipes or eat them plain. With delicious sweetness, they're the perfect addition to any fall-themed menu. When you and your family eat them, you'll be reminded of the wonderful memories you made during your day at the orchard.

Here are some seasonal recipe ideas for your apple harvest:

  • Caramel apples
  • Apple pie
  • Candy apples
  • Apple dumplings
  • Spiced apple sauce
  • Apple crumble

Fifer's U-Pick Apple orchard is open on Saturdays through October 14, weather permitting. Wagons run from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Corn Maze And U-Play Activities

Fifer's Farm Store is a one-stop shop for hours of family fun, and the pumpkin patch and apple orchard are just the beginning. Once you've collected your pumpkin and apple harvest, you can make your way to the 6-acre corn maze and try to navigate your way through.

This year's corn maze has a "Motor Maze" theme. Your family can try to solve the Motor Maze by uncovering hidden stations throughout the cornfield. As you travel through this intricate picture, you'll make exciting memories and hone your navigational skills. 

The fun continues with U-Play Activities. Children can enjoy all that the season has to offer with over a dozen exciting activities, including:

  • Jumping pillows.
  • Giant corn crib.
  • Super straw slides.
  • Pedal tractors.
  • Tire tumblers.
  • Rubber ducky races.
  • Farm volleyball.
  • Funnel ball.
  • Roller bowlers.
  • Farmer foosball.
  • Hula cows.

More Weekday Events 

There's much more to explore at Fifer's Farm Store during the week! You can browse the Fifer's Farm Store from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., where you'll find local fruits and veggies, donuts, kettle corn, and cider. From 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., you can also grab ice cream, slushies, shakes and more. Before you enjoy those sweets, though, order up a burger or another fresh snack. 

More Saturday Events 

If you visit on Saturdays, there are even more fun things to do. The farm store, sweet treats and fresh eats are still available, so if you start to smell something delicious in the air, it's probably coming from the Fifer's farm kitchen. Stop and grab a fall treat, like freshly roasted and cinnamon-glazed nuts, salty kettle corn or a classic apple cider donut from their bakery. Fifer's hand-dipped ice cream is made right here in Kent County, Delaware, featuring their famous Fifer peaches.

After you've fueled up, enjoy tractor train rides, view baby farm animals and line your kids up for face painting. There are even apple cannons for the more daring visitors! Live music is another plus of visiting Fifer Orchards on a Saturday.

At Fifer's Farm Store, you can enjoy all of the classic farm experiences. From the autumn activities to the fall foods, you can soak up everything the season has to offer in one weekend. You'll spend the whole day laughing and making lasting memories together. When the day is over, your family will be ready to hit the hay.

Location and Travel Information

If you live near the Kent County area or you're interested in escaping to Delaware's Quaint Villages, make sure you plan a visit to Fifer's Farm Store this fall. You can set your GPS to 1919 Allabands Mill Rd, Camden Wyoming, DE 19934. If you have any questions, you can contact Fifer's Farm Store at 302-697-2141 to get some help planning your trip.

Stay the weekend to enjoy the orchard and other local attractions in Delaware's Quaint Villages. There are so many ways to recharge and have fun:

  • Shopping: After a big day at Fifer's Farm Store, you can wind down with some shopping. Enjoy tax-free shopping at charming local boutiques, antique stores and art galleries in the historic communities of downtown Dover. Discover true craftsmanship from Amish-made furniture, quilts and other handcrafted goods.
  • Museums: While you're visiting the United States' first state, you can brush up on your revolutionary history at one of our local museums and historical sites. Stop by the John Dickinson Plantation, Johnson Victrola Museum or The Old State House to learn something new about U.S. history.
  • Libations: Sample some locally made beverages at Kent County's best winery, brewery and distillery destinations. Enjoy ciders, wines, beers and spirits that you won't find anywhere else. It's the perfect way to spend an autumn evening in Delaware. 
  • Casinos: Slot machines, table games, roulette, sports betting and harness racing are just a few of the activities you can enjoy at our two local casinos. If you're an adventure-seeker, there's no shortage of thrills in Delaware's Quaint Villages.

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Get the most out of the season and celebrate autumn when you visit Fifer's Farm Store. Spend quality time with your family in the crisp autumn air, enjoying exciting farm activities and attractions. We're confident that you'll cherish these memories for a lifetime.

The slow-paced country setting makes Delaware's Quaint Villages the perfect place to unwind and welcome autumn with your family and friends. Stay for a few days and explore Delaware at your own pace. Plan your getaway with our Kent County visitors guide.

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