The Apple Works Orchard and Farm Market

The Apple Works is a family-run, family-oriented apple orchard and pumpkin patch located on gently rolling hills in Trafalgar, Indiana. The country store and grounds of Apple Works are open 7 days a week April-December, but fall is when the farm really gets to shine. During the weekends of September and October, visitors can enjoy live music and other entertainment, a train ride called the Apple Express, a petting zoo, a bamboo maze, a super slide, and more.

The Apple Works

Where is The Apple Works located?

The Apple Works lies in southern Johnson County, at 8157 S 250 W, Trafalgar, IN 46181. Nestled on gently rolling hills dotted with ponds and pockets of woods, the farm is a destination away from the fast pace of today. 

What are The Apple Works hours?

The Apple Works county shop is open 7 days a week. 

Monday-Saturday: 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm

During the weekends of September and October, visitors can enjoy live music and other entertainment, a train ride called the Apple Express, a petting zoo, a bamboo maze, a super slide, and more. 

Family Fun at The Apple Works

Petting Zoo

The petting zoo is open from Memorial Day through the end of October. Visitors can interact with climbing goats, chickens, peafowl, turkeys, brown-eyed donkey, and lovable alpacas, to name a few.

Super Slide, Rope Barn, Zip Line

Kids will love playing on the farm-inspired playground. 

The Apple Express, Pony Rides, and Wagon Rides

From the last weekend in September through the end of October, the Apple Works offers extra fall fun activities for families. Children and families can ride the Apple Express train to the pumpkin patch to pick out their own pumpkins.. Pony & Wagon rides are also available on these weekends. 

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Farm Market

As the season progresses, colors in the retail barn change like a kaleidoscope. The begining of the season starts with bright red luscious Indiana strawberries, and winter-protected tomatoes and tender green asparagus in May and June. Soon follows blackberries and Indiana blueberries in July. By August you’ll also find sweet corn, and melons, as well as the first juicy drip-down-your-arm peaches from Southern Indiana. By Labor Day, expect Honey Crisp and Jonamac, with a rush of varieties soon to follow, including old standards such as Red & Yellow Delicious and Jonathan, as well as newer favorites, including JonaGold, Mutsu, Crimson Crisp, Pixie Crunch, Cameo, Fuji, GoldRush, and Pink Lady. Sixty varieties of apples in all! In the fall, alongside the many apples, expect to see dazzling mums, pumpkins, winter squash, and gourds.

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Apple Works Fall Day TripHow much does admission cost at The Apple Works?

It’s Free! Admission to The Apple Works and many of the activities offered are completely free. Activities such as the Apple Express train ride, wagon rides, and zip line cost $3-5. Free activities include the petting zoo, super slide, bamboo maze and more. For more information visit The Apple Works website

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