Apple Holler

Pick your own memories year round! Fun is always in season.
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Open Year Round!
(262) 884-7100

Field Trips

We love to teach others about our farm and local agriculture. 

We have developed several fun engaging cross curriculum based learning experiences that your group can choose from. Be a part of a special adventure on our farm while experiencing deeper learning with hands-on activities and the fresh outdoors.

Call now to reserve your group outing. Groups smaller than 30 may schedule with an already scheduled group. Call Sheryl at 262-884-7100 and we will be happy to assist you in planning your next memorable day down on the farm. No matter what show and time of year you choose, we'll entertain the children and help them create memories they'll cherish for a lifetime.

Teacher's Tips

  • Watch local weather forecast to have children dress appropriately
  • Arrive 10 minutes before scheduled time
  • Guided portion of the field trip is approximatley 90 minutes. 
  • Allow additional time for Children's play area and/or lunch.
  • The chaperones are responsible for the safety of the children.  The activities of the children must be monitored by the chaperones while here.

 

NEW & IMPROVED

~A fun and educational story-telling with music and audience participation.~

September to November

Discover the real man behind the legend of Johnny Appleseed with our newly improved show The Legend of Johnny Appleseed Musical. This fun-filled interactive experience with Johnny Appleseed himself includes some very interesting history of John Chapman. Watch the story of his life unfold in front of you, from traveling across the land planting apple trees to befriending pioneer, Indians and animals. Laugh, dance and sing-along with this engaging show while also having fun learning about the life-cycle of an apple tree, pollination, bees and more!

Visit our NEW Johnny Appleseed History Walk, where you can learn about Johnny and the history of growing apples. Johnny Appleseed was a folk hero and pioneer apple farmer during the 1800’s.

Legend of Johnny Appleseed Field Trip Includes:

  • Experience the Legend of Johnny Appleseed Musical Show
  • Discover our NEW Johnny Appleseed History Walk
  • Tour the Orchard on a Tractor-drawn Wagon
  • Enjoy an Apple from our Orchard & a Freshly Baked Cookie Treat
  • Take home a Mini-Pumpkin for each Child & a Full Size Pumpkin for each Classroom (20 or more)
  • Receive an Apple Holler coupon for each student & an Educational Packet for teachers
  • Explore our Farm Park — Farmyard Animals, Kid's Corral, Crazy Corn Maze, Cow Trivia Maze, Giant Slide, Music Garden & MORE!

 

 

Cost: $8.00 per person (children & adults)
One complimentary Adult ticket per ten children or more.
*Reservations Required

 

gemstone mining miners

A unique, hands-on experience, mining for minerals, gemstones and fossils

April - October

Take a trip back to pioneer days, with this exciting, educational and engaging experience! Begin your mining experience with entertaining melodramatic storytelling as our own Prospector Joe tells a tale intertwined with the history of Wisconsin mining. Following the storytelling, Prospector Joe will present more interesting facts about Wisconsin history and geography.

Prospector Joe will then guide guest miners through a mining experience at the Apple Holler Mining Company. Have a “rocking” good time as you roll up your sleeves and sift through your own bag of treasure in our flowing sluice. Discover and identify genuine fossils, gemstones and minerals that can be taken home. This unique mining experience will be a memorable learning event sure to spark imaginations and the desire to learn more about mining and geology.

Apple Holler Mining Experience Includes: 

  • Experience Apple Holler Mining Mayhem Melodramatic Storytelling with Prospector Joe
  • Learn about Wisconsin History and Geology with Prospector Joe’s Presentation
  • Enjoy Fun, Hands-On Mining Experience with a Bag of “Mining Rough”
  • Containing Genuine Gemstones, Minerals and Fossils 
  • Receive a Fossil & Gemstone Identification Chart
  • Discover our NEW Johnny Appleseed History Walk
  • Tour the Orchard on a Tractor-drawn Wagon
  • Enjoy an Apple from our Orchard & a Freshly Baked Cookie
  • Take home a Mini-Pumpkin for each Child & a Full Size Pumpkin for each Classroom (20 or more)
  • Receive an Apple Holler coupon for each student & an Educational Packet for teachers
  • Explore our Farm Park — Farmyard Animals, Kid's Corral, Crazy Corn Maze, Cow Trivia Maze, Giant Slide, Music Garden & MORE!

   

  Cost:  $9.00 per person (children and adults)
One complimentary ticket per groups of 10 or more
Reservations Required

Mrs. Claus and the Littlest Reindeer

~A children's holiday musical that emphasizes the value of kindness,
inner strength and the spirit of the holidays.~
December 2014

The heartwarming holiday, musical show, Mrs. Claus and the Littlest Reindeer, reminds us that the quality of one's character is more important than their outward appearance.  The touching story, interactive songs and a special visit from "The Man in Red" himself, is sure to bring holiday joy to the young and young at heart.  Following the shoe, everone will enjoy a homemade holiday cookie and craft and then visit a real reindeer!   Finally, a ride on the Candy Cane Express will add the finishing touches to a unique and educational holiday experience.

Holiday Program Includes:

  • Holiday musical show "Mrs. Claus and the Littlest Reindeer"
  • Fresh, home-made, holiday cookie
  • Surprise holiday activity
  • Special appearance from Santa Claus
  • Ride on the Candy Cane Express
  • Visit with a Real Live Reindeer
  • An opportunity to have a picture taken with Santa, the reindeer and Mrs. Claus, so BRING YOUR CAMERA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost:
$8.00 per person (children & adults)
*One complimentary admission per 20 paid admissions

**Reservations Required

Children of all ages will enjoy this educational engaging experience of everyday life on a family farm!

June - August

Discover all about the farm as you explore the Garden of Eatin’ and pick your own garden-fresh vegetable, fruit or herb. Learn about how “helpful and harmful” bugs affect the farm and the importance of bees with a visit to our educational display area and Bee Hut. Explore the live bee hut, while learning all about bees and pollination.

Your farm guide will accompany your group on a tractor-drawn wagon tour through
the orchard and Enchanted Forest. You will enjoy seeing and learning more about our farm while also playing “I Spy” as you pass through the Enchanted Forest.

 

Farmer for a Day Experience Includes:

  •  Visit our Organic Garden of Eatin' and learn about growing plants
  •  Pick a garden fresh vegetable, fruit or herb​
  •  Snack on farm-fresh vegetable salsa and chips
  •  Learn about orchard growing practices, bees, pollination, farm animal care and more!
  • Visit our farm animals
  • Feed the goats
  • Tour the orchard on a tractor-drawn wagon
  • Explore our Farm Park - farmyard animals, Kid’s Corral,
  • Crazy Corn Maze, Cool Cow Maze, Giant Slide and more!
     

Cost: $7.50 per person (children and adults)
One complimentary ticket per groups of 20 or more
Reservations required

 

Celebrate the new life on our farm and learn while exploring!

April to June

Begin your day’s adventure with Apple Hollers fun original puppet show “Bonnie the Bee”, as she discovers why her job as a worker bee is important. Learn about a beekeeper, their suit and the honey making process. Explore the bee hut, while learning about bees, pollination and the parts of the apple blossom.

You will love visiting our adorable baby animals while learning about their care. Take in the beauty of the Orchard in the springtime on a guided tractor pulled wagon ride, and have fun at our Farm Park!

Engaging Educational Experience Includes:

  • Participate in curriculum based educational learning experience about blossoms, bees, pollination, farm animal care and more.
  • Enjoy an educational puppet show about bees, bugs  and about having a purpose in life.
  • See what a beekeeper wears and participate in the bee dance.
  • Visit baby animals and learn about their care on the farm.
  • Tour the Orchard in the Spring on a Tractor – Drawn wagon Ride
  •  Enjoy a freshly baked cookie treat
  • Explore our Farm park - Farmyard animals, Kid’s Corral, Crazy Corn Maze, Cool Cow Maze, Giant slide and more!

**Reservations Required**

Cost: $7.00 per person (children & adults)
*One Complimenatry Ticket per groups of 20 or more
*Please Call for weekday afternoon & weekend availability

262.884.7100

September to November 2015

This show is perfect for our preschool guests. They will enjoy this interactive puppet
show about Bob the Rooster that doesn’t know how to crow. Experience barnyard animals, their sounds, sign language and audience participation. Laugh, sing and dance along with this fun show with special guest, Old McDonald!

Barnyard Puppet Show Field Trip Includes:

  • Experience the NEW Barnyard Puppet Show with Bob the Rooster 
  • Discover our NEW Johnny Appleseed History Walk
  • Tour the Orchard on a Tractor-drawn Wagon
  • Enjoy an Apple from our Orchard & a Freshly Baked Cookie Treat
  • Take home a Mini-Pumpkin for each Child & a Full Size Pumpkin for each Classroom (20 or more)
  • Receive an Apple Holler coupon for each student & an Educational Packet for teachers
  • Explore our Farm Park — Farmyard Animals, Kid's Corral, Crazy Corn Maze, Cow Trivia Maze, Giant Slide, Music Garden & MORE!

Cost:  $8.00 per person (children and adults)
One adult complimentary ticket per
groups of 10 students or more.
Reservations Required

 

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