Shelburne Orchards

Senior Citizens’ Days, Thursday & Friday

Thursday, October 17 — Friday, October 18, 2013

If you’re old enough, you can get discounted “drop” apples—ones that are on the ground—for only $10 a bushel.

Ringo Matsuri: Taiko in the Orchard

Saturday, October 5, 2013

An informal gathering of Taiko groups from Vermont and beyond!

The Orchard Cafe and Cider House Farm Market will be open for eats and drinks.

Time Activity
11:00 – 12:00 Taiko drumming with beginning students & early guests (This will include an opportunity for audience participation.)
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 4:00 Burlington Taiko and visiting groups
4:00 Closing Circle & Load-out
##Pie Fest winners 2013!!  Yeah!!

Pie Fest winners 2013!! Yeah!!

12th Annual Cider House Run & Pie Fest

Sunday, September 29, 2013
11am — 3pm

Start the day with a run through the orchard. Then you can enter, enjoy, or eat the homemade apple pies in the Pie Fest!

The Cider House Run/Walk (2 or 4 mile run/2 mile walk) begins at 11:00 a.m. Cost is $25 for anyone over 12 which includes a Pick Your Own apple bag. Kids under 12 are asked to pay $8 for the bag (children in backpacks and strollers are free).

Please register by September 25 by calling Shelburne Health and Fitness at 985-4410.

Race Day registrations will be $35/individual and $18/child 12 and under.

Save $10 by registering by September 25, 2013.

All PAID registrants receive a bag to pick your own apples following the race. Please note that registration fees are non-refundable and not transferable. For more info, please contact Rayne at 316-7142, e-mail him at, or go to

Race day check-in is from 9:45-10:30 a.m. right here at the orchard.

The Pie Fest consists of 3 local judges taste-testing 30 double crusted apple pies. Judges then use their finely tuned palates to discover the winners among pies. First Place walks away with $200 cash. Please e-mail Megan at to enter your delectable pie in the contest.

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##Live music all day.. Food from local farms.. It doesn't get any better than this!!

Live music all day.. Food from local farms.. It doesn't get any better than this!!

12th Annual Small Farms Food Fest

Sunday, September 15, 2013
11am — 5pm

Our traditional celebration is jam-packed with taste-testing foods from local farms and food producers, a wonderful lineup of Vermont musicians, delightful tractor hayrides, a cool Tractor Petting Zoo (with special thanks to Bob Blair and 1-800-GOT-JUNK), the a-mazing haybale maze, great facepainting, ropemaking, neat apple prints, and lots of info available about interesting area organizations.

Musicians include Francesca Blanchard, Cartwheels, Red Hot Juba, Robert Resnik, Gordon Stone Band, and the Zii Trees. Co-sponsored by Big Heavy World & The Radiator (105.9 FM).

Free if you're under 6.5 or over 65 years of age. Otherwise, it's $5 per person (this covers the cost of the musicians, tent rental, etc.).

Farmers and food producers may charge for their specially-prepared foods.

Please bring a donation of non-perishable food for our local Food Shelves.

Thank you!

Apples to iPods

Apples to iPods

Apples to iPods 2013

Sunday, September 8 — Thursday, October 31, 2013

Participating pick-your-own orchards have a hidden wooden apple just ripe for the picking! Find one and you’ll get an Apple iPad or iTouch awarded on a first-come-first-served basis, so start searching early. Apples will be tucked away sometime after September 8.

“Apples to iPods” is sponsored in partnership by Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing, Woodchuck Draft Cider, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Small Dog Electronics, and Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association.

Apple and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.

Official Rules and Regulations:

  • Employees of participating apple orchards, the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, Small Dog Electronics, and Green Mountain Beverage and their affiliated companies and agencies, suppliers, wholesalers and retailers of alcoholic beverages, and members of the immediate families, or households of such employees are not eligible.
  • Prizes include the Apple iPad, iPod touch, and iPod nano. Each prize is preselected for the corresponding apple.
  • Winners must contact the Vermont Department of Tourism at 1-800-VERMONT to claim their prize.

Pick for Your Neighbor 2013

Sunday, September 1 — Thursday, October 31, 2013

Vermont Foodbank and Vermont Agency of Agriculture are again sponsoring the "Pick for Your Neighbor" program. People can pick apples at the orchard, purchase them, and then donate them to the program---we'll store them right here and the Foodbank will pick up the apples. Our goal is to donate at least 600 lbs. this year. Thanks for sharing with your neighbors!

Pick Your Own Apples

Saturday, August 24 — Thursday, October 31, 2013
Monday-Saturday, 9:00-6:00 — Sunday 9:00-5:00

$1 per pound for most apples, others are $2 per pound

(dates subject to change)