Apple Holler’s peach crop is “perfect” for the 2018 season

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Contact: Dave Flannery
Phone: 262.884.7100

Apple Holler’s peach crop is “perfect” for the 2018 season

Peaches2cropW620July 6, 2018, Racine, Wisconsin.. Apple Holler is experiencing a perfect fruit growing season, according to owner Dave Flannery. Dave shares that “the mild winter, along with a cool spring and tropical late spring and early summer weather of heat and rain have contributed to making the summer of 2018 a perfect peach growing season resulting in the largest crop of peaches that Apple Holler has ever harvested.”

While peaches are a more difficult fruit to grow in Wisconsin than apples, you will find 14 hardy varieties of peaches growing in the Apple Holler orchards. The various varieties were chosen for their ability to survive the long cold winters of Wisconsin, as well as their availability to be ready for early picking. Apple Holler’s Peach picking will start mid- July and continue into mid-August. Please call Apple Holler for exact peach picking dates.

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Apple Holler Celebrates 22 years of their Big Bunny Adventure and Easter Egg Hunt!

Big Bunny on the porchRACINE, WISCONSIN.  Apple Holler’s Big Bunny Adventure and Easter Egg Hunt is a fun family event that has been an Apple Holler tradition for the last 22 years. A day with the Big Bunny Adventure and Easter Egg Hunt will be one to remember as guests embark on a journey to Bunnyville.

Upon arrival, guests will visit the Big Bunny Train Depot to receive their Big Bunny Adventure ticket and see Grandpa’s Table Top Easter Train as it travels through Springtime Town.

Then, guests will follow the bunny trail and hop through the Big Bunny Tunnel on their way to the Bunnyville Puppet Playhouse to see the Original Country Bunny Puppet Show.  After the show, families will ride the Big Bunny Express Train to Bunnyville Town where they will be able to explore the glorious town and all of its happenings as well as hunt for Easter eggs.

The Big Bunny Adventure also includes fun games to play, lovable baby farm animals to visit and hand-led pony rides to enjoy! …. read more

Apple Holler Hosts Fundraiser for Devastating Five-Alarm Fire

devastating barn fire

STURTEVANT, WI –  Apple Holler will be hosting a meaningful fundraiser to help a long-time employee throughout March. When guests purchase a 5-inch apple pie, 50% of the sale will go to manager Gail Knapp and her family to support the rebuild of what they lost in a devastating barn fire.

“We have horses and barns and I can’t imagine losing everything, let alone in the middle of winter” Apple Holler owner Dave Flannery said. “Gail has worked with us for almost ten years, so we immediately knew we wanted to do something to support her.”…. read more

APPLE HOLLER CELEBRATES 30 YEARS, GIVES BACK TO COMMUNITY

STURTEVANT, WI – Apple Holler is excited to announce a special anniversary. It’s been 30 years since doors first opened for families to experience the magic of apples and to make memories. Apple Holler will celebrate this milestone with its guests by giving back to the community. From February 14th through February 28th, guests who bring in a canned good will receive 30% off a single bakery item of their choice.

Apple Holler has a rich history. What was originally an old dairy barn was converted by Dave and Vicki Flannery into the Red Barn Restaurant, Country Store and Bakery in 1987. Five years later, they started planting thousands of fruit trees, and created a Farm Park. Thanks to creativity, dedication and hard work of many, Apple Holler has transformed into a down-home setting, traditional meeting spot and a special place for thousands of people….. read more

A Fireside Chat With Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln

An inside look at Abraham and Mary Todd’s life with dinner at Apple Holler

Abe & Mrs. Lincoln

Racine, WI –  In honor of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday and President’s Day, Apple Holler invites guests to join the Lincolns on February 17 at 7 p.m. for a time travel experience back to the White House in 1865.  An in-depth, entertaining performance will give an exclusive look at not only Abraham and Mary Todd’s courtship and early marriage, but also the memories they have of starting a family, the development of Mr. Lincoln’s political career, his presidency and the tumultuous years of the Civil War.

“At Apple Holler, we are all about nostalgia,” owner and CEO Dave Flannery said. “This performance shows guests how politics have evolved and offers interesting perspectives from more than 100 years ago.”

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Apple Holler Offers Special North Pole Experience

Racine, Wisconsin, November 29, 2017..  A trip to the North Pole may be out of the question, but Apple Holler offers an experience that will resemble the joy and holiday spirit of Santa’s headquarters.

Apple Holler is excited to kick off the season with a family holiday program and musical show, “Mrs. Claus and the Littlest Reindeer,” beginning December 2nd.

Guests that attend will check in at the Holiday Train Depot to receive their Candy Cane Express Train Tickets and there they will marvel at Grandpa’s Holiday Model Train Display….. read more

Apple Holler Charity Walk Raises Over $10,700 for MS!

RACINE, WI – November 21, 2017 – On Saturday, August 26, 2017, Apple Holler Family Farm held its 13th annual Orchard Walk & Fundraiser to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The event raised $10,715 and will go directly to research to improve the lives of people affected by MS.

Over three hundred participants of all ages took part in a 1-mile walk through the orchard. A tractor-drawn hayride was available for those who preferred not to walk. The event included a free t-shirt, apple pancake breakfast, the opportunity to pick a bag of Paula Red apples and a chance to win a wide range of raffle prizes….. read more

Apple Holler Announces 13th Annual MS Orchard Walk & Fundraiser

RACINE, WISCONSIN – August 17, 2017 – Apple Holler Family Farm is inviting the public to kick off this year’s apple picking season on Saturday, August 26 when it hosts its 13th annual Orchard MS Orchard Walk & Fundraiser. Advanced tickets are available online at appleholler.com or by calling 262-884-7100.

MS Orchard Walk & FundraiserParticipants of all ages will be able to enjoy a farm fresh all-you-can-eat apple pancake breakfast, take a one-mile morning walk through the orchard and pick a quarter-peck bag of Paula Red apples. They’ll also receive a complimentary ticket for raffle prizes (additional tickets may be purchased.). Admission tickets are value priced at $25 per person, with proceeds benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter.

A tractor-drawn wagon ride will be available for those who don’t want to walk or who are unable to….. read more

Kick Off Apple Picking Season with the Apple Holler 12th Annual MS Orchard Walk & Fundraiser

Apple Holler's MS Walk & FundraiserRACINE, WISCONSIN – August 2016 – Apple Holler Family Farm is inviting the public to kick off this year’s apple picking season on Saturday, August 27 when it hosts its 12th annual Orchard Walk & MS Fundraiser. Advanced tickets are available online at appleholler.com or by calling 262-884-7100.

Participants of all ages will be able to enjoy a farm fresh all-you-can-eat apple pancake breakfast, take a one-mile morning walk through the orchard and pick a quarter-peck bag of Paula Red apples. They’ll also receive a complimentary ticket for raffle prizes (additional tickets may be purchased.). Admission tickets are value priced at $20 per person, with proceeds benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter….. read more

Perfect Growing Conditions Mean the Best Peach Crop Ever at Apple Holler

CONTACT:
Dave Flannery
info@appleholler.com
262-884-7100

RACINE, WISCONSIN, July 7, 2016.

Why? This year’s weather conditions were almost perfect for the budding and blooming, of Apple Holler’s peach trees, which is necessary for the bloom to grow into a peach. This year throughout the growing season there was plenty of warm weather and rain at just the right times. PLUS, choosing and planting the right varieties of peach trees that can withstand Wisconsin winters is extremely important to expect a successful harvest.Peaches hanging on a branch

Apple Holler started planting peach trees in the spring of 2011. Dave Flannery, owner of Apple Holler, knew he was taking a chance with planting  peaches, known to grow more successfully in the South. BUT, Dave Flannery did his research and found some heartier peach trees that grow better in the North and can handle colder temperatures….. read more