Plan Your Visit2023-01-18T21:09:43-06:00

Plan Your Visit

Barn with Pumpkins2022-05-04T19:28:48-05:00
Apple Bins2022-05-04T19:28:07-05:00
Jumping Pillow2022-05-04T19:30:59-05:00
Hard Cider2022-05-04T19:21:04-05:00
Apples on Tree2022-05-04T19:36:18-05:00
live music2022-05-11T14:06:32-05:00


We have something for everyone; from a jumping pillow, slides and corn maze to live music, hard cider, hayrides, and pumpkin patch.

Week days are a great time to visit. Most of our attractions are available during the week and guests enjoy the classic fall experience without weekend crowds.

Apple Acres opens at the end of August and closes the first weekend in November. We are open daily in the fall (weather permitting).


How much does it cost to get in?2022-09-07T13:47:17-05:00

There is no admission charge to visit the Apple Barn, the pumpkin patch, listen to live music, or to go on a weekend hayride. If you’d like to enter Apple Acres (zinnias, jumping pillow, giant slides, corn pool, corn maze, etc.) there is an admission charge for those ages 3-64.  Check here for prices and information on Apple Acres.

When is the best time to visit?2022-05-09T14:46:29-05:00

Our fall season runs from the end of August to early November.  When we open in late August, you can enjoy the beauty of our flower fields which will only be in bloom for a limited time.  Our pumpkins and U-pick apples are ready in mid-September.

September is a great time to visit if you want to enjoy your visit with smaller crowds.  Our busiest weekends are typically the second and third weekends in October.  Apple Acres activities are open daily (weather permitting).

What forms of payment do you accept?2022-04-20T19:59:59-05:00

We accept cash and cards in the Apple Barn, Concession Barn, and Admission Shed.  Pony rides and extra activities during Fall Festival accept cash only.

Can I pick my own apples?2022-05-09T14:47:14-05:00

Yes!  But keep in mind that apple picking season is short.  Our u-pick varieties are typically ready in mid September and are usually off the trees in early to mid October.  We have apples available in the apple barn through Christmas.

Cider: What is the difference between yellow and red label?2022-04-20T20:09:20-05:00

Yellow label contains preservative and will last 2-3 months in the fridge.  Red label does not contain preservatives and will last 2-3 weeks in the fridge.  Both are flash pasteurized.

Cider: How long does it last?2022-04-20T20:02:52-05:00

Yellow label contains potassium sorbate and will last 2-3 months in the fridge.  Red label does not contain preservatives and will last 2-3 weeks in the fridge.

Can you ship your produce and cider?2022-04-20T20:10:01-05:00

Due to the weight of our cider and apples, shipping is very expensive.  We will ship, however please keep in mind that shipping will often be more costly than the price of the product.

Do you ship Hard Cider?2022-04-20T20:03:47-05:00

Unfortunately, we don’t ship our hard cider at this time.

Do you have gift cards?2022-04-20T20:04:16-05:00

Yes!  Gift cards can be used for produce, Apple Acres admission, pies, hard cider… anything we sell.  Visit our Apple Barn to purchase.

Can I bring my own food?2022-04-20T20:04:49-05:00

We allow guests to bring in their own food (no alcohol).  Our concession stand is open on weekends with pork burgers, hot dogs, walking tacos, etc.

What happens if it rains?2022-04-20T20:10:58-05:00

We are a working farm and things can get muddy.  In the event of rain, some attractions will be closed for safety reasons (like our jumping pillow).  We recommend you call ahead or check our social media pages if you plan to visit on a day with rain in the forecast to ensure activities are open.  We do not issue weather-related refunds.

Is professional photography allowed?2022-05-09T14:48:53-05:00

Please read our professional photography policy here.

Can I smoke on the farm?2022-04-20T20:07:45-05:00

Deal’s Orchard is a non-smoking property.  If you’d like to smoke, we ask that you do so in our parking lot.


Our Christmas Tree farm opens in November. Guests can cut their own tree or pick from one of our pre-cut trees. Find more information about variety and prices here.


The Apple Barn opens for the year when sweet corn is ready, typically in early July. Other seasonal produce includes tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, zucchini and peppers. You can also find our produce at the Ames Main Street, Carroll, and Greene County Farmer’s Markets.


Hear what our guests have to say

Best orchard in Iowa. My favorite fall destination.
So many things for kids to do, such a fun and neat place. Enjoyed our 1st time so much we’ll definitely be back!
Entertainment for young and old. Great apple cider donuts and hard cider, caramel apples and so much more. Great play area for the kids and sunflower fields.
Everything about our visit was so pleasant! We enjoyed all the creative & fun outdoor shenanigans available! The corn box, oversized trikes, the slide with saucers, the helpful staff, ALL of our day at the orchard was a bright memory! Thanks!
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