Cooler temperatures, crisp apples and fluffy pumpkin donuts can only mean one thing in the Valley – fall has officially arrived at White House Fruit Farm! As a staple in our local community and destination for visitors, White House pulls out all the (freshly grown) stops during the fall season. Here’s your guide to what’s happening on the farm this fall.
Pumpkins, Apples & Sunflowers
It’s not fall without pumpkins, right? Luckily, White House Fruit Farm has plenty in their Pumpkin Pavilion. On the property, take time to peruse and take pictures with a variety of pumpkins, available in all shapes, sizes and colors. The fall season also marks the return of White House’s signature crop: apples. The farm grows over 20 apple varieties, sold in their market throughout the year. In September, expect varieties like Honeycrisp, Gala and Red Delicious to hit the shelves. Here’s the full apple variety chart. Don’t forget the fresh apple cider, and last, but certainly not least, don’t miss the opportunity to pick sunflowers at White House this fall! Their vast sunflower field will be open in late September to visitors for pictures and picking.
Don’t Forget the Donuts
White House Fruit Farm and donuts…is there a more iconic duo? Baked fresh each morning, White House donuts are an absolute must-try when you visit. And although their blueberry donuts are definitely the most popular, the bakery whips up a wide variety of limited time flavors in the fall. September rings in the return of the pumpkin donut. Once October rolls around, check the case for pumpkin cinnamon and pumpkin iced donuts. Here’s the complete list of donut flavors that White House offers throughout the year.
Fall Gift Barn
The Fall Gift Barn with Lutz Greenhouse opens its doors Friday, September 6 and stays open daily until Sunday, October 27. Inside the barn, expect to find all sorts of seasonal gifts and décor, and fall mums. The barn is open Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sunday 11am-5pm. After October 27, the Fall Gift Barn transforms and reopens on November 2 as the Winter Gift Barn.
Fall Festival Weekends
For all things fall at White House, visit during the farm’s Fall Festival Weekends. These themed weekends are a one-stop-shop for every White House experience you’d hope to have – and they’re about to start up again for the fall season! Fall Festival Weekends begin Saturday, September 7 and continue each Saturday and Sunday (11am-5pm) until the last weekend of October. Here’s what you can expect to find:
- Horse-drawn wagon rides ($4/person)
- Petting zoo
- Pony rides ($5/person)
- “Budgie” Bird feeding experience ($2/person)
- Food vendors with fall fare
- Kettle corn
- Caramel apples
- Flowers and foliage from Lutz Greenhouse
- Pumpkin Pavilion and Gift Barn filled with fall décor
- Professional family portraits by the lake
Mark Your Calendars
While the fall season is definitely a fun time at White House, the farm is also home to a variety of other exciting events during the year. Sample the brand new Evercrisp apple starting November 1 or get your holiday shopping done inside the Winter Gift Barn (open select weekends, starting November 2). Then, mark your calendar for Christmas on the Farm, December 7 & 8! This year, you can expect to find photo opportunities with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, s’mores, holiday music and more. Here’s the full calendar of events happening at White House.