With fall right around the corner, that means our orchards are now loaded with apples! What could be better than bringing your family to the farm and enjoying a day of fun picking apples right off the tree? One of Spartanburg County’s most-visited orchards is Nivens Apple Farm and apple-picking season is in full swing there.
To celebrate apple season, Nivens will be holding an Apple Fest on September 29th from 10am-6pm. There will be bluegrass and gospel music, barbeque, an apple recipe contest, and you can enjoy hayrides around the nearly 40-acre farm, try to find your way through the corn maze, mine for gems and find the perfect pumpkin in their pumpkin patch.
At Nivens you can find a large variety of apples including Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Red Jonathan, Winesap, Rome, Granny Smith, Gala, Mutsu, Fuji, Cameo, Pink Lady, Jonagold, Ginger Gold and Arkansas Black. When arriving at the farm to pick your own apples, come by the farm store first. They will provide bags for your apples, as well as apple-picking sticks if you need one.
Before you head home, stock up on apple cider, apple butter, jellies, relishes, candy or caramel apples, pies or bags of apples. That way you can enjoy the apple farm even when you get home.
Nivens farm is open Monday-Saturday from 8am to 6pm, and Sunday from 1pm-6pm through November. For more info, visit www.nivensapplefarm.com or call 864-576-4195.
You can find the farm at:
130 Orchard Drive
Moore, SC 29369