Trip Advisor 2016 Winner

Trip Advisor Excellence Badge 2016

We are pleased to announce that we have received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for 2016. We are honored to have earned this award every year since 2013. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

We would like to thank all our guests for helping us earn this award. We truly want each and every guest to have a wonderful experience at Apple Holler. Thank you for sharing your positive experiences on Trip Advisor.

Apple Holler offers horse-drawn sleigh rides

Snow Horse and Carriage

“As soon as we get the first snows of winter our horse-drawn sleigh ride experiences become quite popular,” said Dave Flannery, owner and CEO of Apple Holler. “Guests just love the idea of riding…

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YORKVILLE — “What’s that one? What’s that one?”

JTApples again in full blossomOn an orchard tour Sunday, Jackson Hurd and little sister Sydney pointed at apple tree after apple tree, peppering mother Julie Hurd with questions.
Hurd patiently read the trees’ names aloud from posted signs: “Jonathan … Rome Beauty … Golden Delicious …” READ MORE

In Support of Earth Day & Arbor Day, Apple Holler is offering free orchard tours and have planted over 2,000 fruit trees.

Tractor Ride

RACINE , WISCONSIN, April 9, 2015….Coming up this month are two days that are especially meaningful to Apple Holler, an earth friendly family farm and orchard in Racine County, Wisconsin. Earth Day on April 22nd is designated for fostering appreciation of the earth’s environment and awareness of the issues that threaten it. Arbor Day on April 24th is a holiday that encourages the planting and caring of trees. Apple Holler takes their appreciation to another level by planting on an average of 1,000 trees a year. In fact, this year they are planting 2,000 new fruit trees.

Apple Holler is proud of the beneficial effects it’s orchard and farm has on the environment. Fruit trees help purify the air by absorbing CO2 and converting it into oxygen. One tree can produce on average over 260 lbs. of oxygen a year. This means Apple Holler’s orchard may produce over 7 million lbs. of oxygen each year. This is a very good thing. Trees also absorb pollutants by trapping them in their bark and leaves. One tree can absorb about 10 lbs. of pollutants annually. That means that Apple Holler’s Orchard helps remove about 150 tons of pollutants from the air a year. What a great way to help the earth.

Apple Holler uses earth friendly growing practices, such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to produce high-quality fruit, while minimizing economic, health and environmental hazards. IPM is a method of pest management used to help farmers anticipate and prevent pest outbreaks so that crop growing can be more environmentally safe and economically sound. It is based on using a wide variety of pest management tactics to produce wholesome apples and other crops.

To celebrate Earth Week and Arbor Day, Apple Holler is inviting the public for free orchard tours and to visit the farm, on Sunday, April 26th, 10am to 3 pm at no charge. Learn more about Apple Holler’s family farm, while you enjoy the fresh springtime air. Also included in this free event: roasting marshmallows, visiting baby chicks, ducklings, goats and farm animals, farm park fun, Mazes, Giant Slide, Kids Corral Play Area and MOre. Plus there will be free tasting in the Country Store of Apple Cider, Apple Cider donuts, Apple Butter, Wine and More.

Apple Holler Honored with Award from MS Society

For Immediate Release

STURTEVANT, WI February 7, 2013 – Apple Holler was recently honored as a “Mission Driver” by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter. This honor was awarded to organizers of “Do It Yourself Fundraiser” events that raised $10,000 or more to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s mission. Apple Holler raised $12,500 during their 2012 fundraising event.

“Twenty years ago we had few tools to treat this disease,” said Colleen G. Kalt, president and CEO of the National MS Society-Wisconsin Chapter. “Thanks to people like David Flannery and the incredible staff at Apple Holler, there are now nine treatment options for those with MS and fifteen more in the pipeline. The people in Wisconsin who are living with MS have a resource for programs and services to improve their quality of life.”

“We feel that it is so important to support the efforts of the MS Society,” said David Flannery, owner and CEO of Apple Holler. “We are incredibly honored with this award and will continue to help raise funds for MS so they can forge ahead with their research and provide services to those in need. This happens to be a personal concern for me as I have family members who are affected by MS.”


About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.1 million people worldwide. More than 10,000 children, women and men have been diagnosed in Wisconsin, believed to be one of the higher prevalence rates in the country.

About Apple Holler

Apple Holler is a 73-acre apple orchard and family farm, restaurant and bakery open year-round in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. We provide the perfect place for families and friends to enjoy good, old-fashioned food and fun. Entertainment experiences include: Seasonal apple, peach, pear and pumpkin picking, Holler Travel Club excursions, orchard tours , Kids Corral play area, petting zoo, and children’s programs. For more information, visit

CONTACT: Dave Flannery, Owner & CEO

TELEPHONE: 262.884.7100

The Apple Holler Family Farm is one of the most popular stops on I-94 between Kenosha and Racine.


It’s hard to miss the Apple Holler when you pass it on i-94 on weekends. Nearly any weekend will find a crowd of cars parked on the frontage road near it. I’ve often wondered what could create such crowds that parking guides are needed at a farm. It had to be more than just apples. I took a closer look and found that the Apple Holler has a whole lot of reasons to stop by and many of them are very tasty….. read more

Apple Holler Invites You to Celebrate Sinatra’s 100th Birthday

Dave Flannery
Press release, Jan. 28, 2015

Entertainment is a long-standing tradition at Apple Holler’s Red Barn Dinner Theatre, so celebrating Frank Sinatra’s centennial is a perfect fit.

Famous entertainer Frank Sinatra’s approaching 100th birthday has inspired a unique experience at Apple Holler’s Red Barn Dinner Theatre, featuring the performer as well as special introduction by guest host, Marilyn Monroe.

Of course, the real Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe won’t be making an appearance, but rather two local performers bring these famous entertainers to life during Apple Holler’s Fabulous Frank Sinatra event.
“Entertainment is a big part of what we do here at Apple Holler,” owner Dave Flannery said. “Entertainment was, obviously, a big part of Sinatra’s livelihood. So it makes perfect sense that we celebrate the life of Frank Sinatra in our own theatre.”

Ed Franks will perform as Frank Sinatra. Franks has been performing his show, The Sinatra Tradition, for the past 15 years. Complete with familiar hand gestures and one-liners, attendees will enjoy listening live to a collection of songs by Sinatra. This will be Franks’ first appearance at Apple Holler’s Red Barn Dinner Theatre.

Lori Minneti is a repeat performer at Apple Holler, who will be making her appearance as Marilyn Monroe. Lori has been in over 20 productions at Apple Holler. Lori may be recognized from television appearances – Fox6 Builders Showcase host, Racine Harley Davidson Commercials, Wisconsin Lottery host and more.

The Dinner Show will be on 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 1. A themed meal, dessert, beverage, show, tax and tip all included in the $49.55 price per ticket. All shows by reservation only. Visit or call (262) 884-7100 for ticket information.

Apple Holler is located between Racine and Kenosha, on the west side of I-94, just north of the highway KR exit. Apple Holler and the Flannery Family Farm is a restaurant, bakery, gift shop and apple orchard, and features many entertainment activities, including the Red Barn Musical Theatre shows, children’s shows, barnyard animals, outdoor play areas for children, hay wagon rides, and fall apple and pumpkin festivals.

Make a Memory While Making a Difference at Apple Holler’s Frostyfest

Donate your clean, reusable winter coat to Apple Holler of Sturtevant and receive half off your entry to the farms Frostyfest celebration.

Most people empty their closets when spring cleaning comes around, but Apple Holler of Sturtevant is asking guests to do so a bit early this year as a way to give back to the community.

The local family farm is organizing a coat drive to benefit Love, Inc., a nonprofit based in Burlington that helps families in need.

“With Wisconsin winters being what they are, we don’t want anybody to be cold,” said Sheri Gavin of Apple Holler. “We thought this was a nice way to give back. Everybody has a coat that they’re not wearing in their closet, so why not donate to where there is a need.”

To kick off the coat drive, Apple Holler is hosting Frostyfest: an event focused on winter family fun, but also on making a difference.

Frostyfest will be held January 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $7 per person, and includes horse drawn sleigh rides, marshmallow roast and warming campfire, hot apple cider, interactive story-telling, visits with “Frosty” the snowman, cookie decorating and more winter fun. Visit for more information.

So, where do the coats come in? Individuals that bring in a clean, reusable coat will receive half-off their entry cost for Frostyfest.

For those that are unable to attend Frostyfest, Apple Holler is still accepting donated coats each day through the end of February. Families donating one or more coats will receive a certificate good for a six-pack of delicious apple cider donuts and each person will receive a cup of cold or hot spiced apple cider.

The coat drive was inspired by One Warm Coat, a national organization that connects volunteers with agencies in need of donated coats. Apple Holler chose Love, Inc., because the nonprofit organization “does a lot of good in Racine County,” Gavin said.

Apple Holler is located between Racine and Kenosha, off I-94 at exit 337 on the west frontage road, just north of the highway KR exit. Apple Holler is a family farm, restaurant, bakery, country store, gift shop and apple orchard, and features many entertainment activities, including children’s programs, barnyard animals, catering, outdoor play areas, hay wagon rides, horse-drawn sleigh rides and fall apple and pumpkin festivals.

Call (262) 886-8500, or visit or Facebook for further information.