Weekend Activities

There’s tons of fun every weekend at Curtis Orchard! There’s no admission charge, so enjoy our place for free, or pay for some of the affordable fun activities as you like. It’s up to you!

Check out a map of all you can do out here!

NOTE: Weekend activities are also available on Labor Day Monday, on the Friday before Columbus Day, and on Columbus Day itself.  As a result, prices on these three days will reflect the weekend rates.

Apple Picking — Early August through October

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We also have plenty of apples available inside our store! Keep in mind that:

1)  Not all varieties sold in the store are available for u-pick
2)  You must first purchase a u-pick bag in the store for orchard entrance.

U-Pick is not available after 5:30 pm.

U-PICK Admission Prices

  • 1/4 peck bag per person — $7
  • 5+ bags = $6 each
  • Each person over 36″ must purchase a bag to enter the orchard.
  • Kids under 36″ free with paid parent or guardian (no bag included).
  • Did you know? A portion of your admission fee goes to support Every Drop Matters, a nonprofit devoted to bringing clean water to those in need by providing water purification systems. Learn more on their website.

Outdoor Activities

Check out a map of all you can do out here!

July 20th – October 27th

Munchkinland toddler areaFree!
Petting ZooFree!
Giant Corn Maze$5
Play-All-Day Putt 'n Play$3
Emerald City Rope Maze$3
Giant Slide (currently closed due to Illinois Phase 4 guidelines)$1
bouncyslide

August 29th – November 1

  • All of the above, plus…
Wicked Orchard Air Cannon$3
Tractor Tour$3
Emerald City Rope Maze$3
Giant Corn Maze$5
Pony Ride$5
Obstacle course (closed currently due to Illinois Phase 4 restrictions)$1
Giant Jumping Jacks Pumpkin Pad (closed currently due to Illinois Phase 4 restrictions)$2
Giant Slide (closed currently due to Illinois Phase 4 restrictions)$1

Other Activities

  • Horse-drawn carriage rides (pricing starting at $5): Sundays in September & weekends in October
  • On hold this year due to Illinois Phase 4 guidelines: Face painting ($3 – $6)
  • Fresh kettle corn is available every day in our Country Store.
  • Please note: Tokens are non-refundable: They never expire.
PONYRIDE

Play-All-Day Wristbands (2020 NOTE: Weekend wristbands not available due to limited activities)

  • $8 (1st child), $6 (each addt’l child) through August 23.  Includes admission to Putt ‘n Play, Rope Maze, and Giant Corn Maze
  • 2020 update: Not available due to limited activities- $25 each from August 24 through October 27.  Includes two pony rides, five rounds in the Wicked Orchard Shoot-Out, and unlimited play on all other activities.

Does not include face painting or horse-drawn rack wagon ride.

Pumpkin Picking — Patch opens–Friday, September 18, 2020 — through early November 

Curtis Orchard features plenty of pumpkins – small sugar pies to regular jack o’ lanterns, and everything in between.  Even weird, warty knuckle-heads and colored pumpkins like blue, white, and tan “Libby” pumpkins! Don’t forget that we have a wide variety of squash and gourds too.

Check out the Pumpkin Patch!

Live Entertainment — September & October 

Toe-tapping live music almost every Saturday & Sunday afternoon, starting around 12 noon!

Currently, on hold due to Illinois Phase 4 guidelines.

2019 Line-up

Sat, Sep 1412:00-4:00Corn Desert Ramblers
Sun, Sep 1512:00-4:00Mackville
Sat, Sep 2112:00-4:00Corn Desert Ramblers
Sun, Sep 2212:00-4:00The Jazz Collective
Sat, Sep 2812:00-4:00The Jazz Collective
Sun, Sep 2912:00-4:00TBD
Sat, Oct 512:00-4:00Corn Desert Ramblers
Sun, Oct 612:00-4:00TBD
Sat, Oct 1212:00-4:00The Jazz Collective
Sun, Oct 1312:00-4:00TBD
Mon, Oct 1412:00-4:00TBD
Sat, Oct 1912:00-4:00Mackville
Sun, Oct 2012:00-4:00The Chickadee Sermon
Sat, Oct 2612:00-4:00The Chickadee Sermon
Sun, Oct 2712:00-4:00Denny K.

Are you an artist or band member interested in being part of next year’s lineup out here? Go to our Live Entertainment Consideration Request Form to be considered for next season!

CHECK OUT ALL THE FUN THINGS YOU CAN DO OUT HERE!