Sunflower Experience
Fun for all ages

Fall Events

Fall is when our farm truly comes alive! We look forward to being a special part of your fall family traditions.

Fall Hours:

  • We will be open August 31st, 2024 thru October 31st, 2024.
  • Tuesday thru Friday 10am-6pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
  • Closed every Monday
View Events

Experience The Magic of Fall Harvest

Discover a world of bountiful apple orchards, vibrant sunflower fields, and a captivating pumpkin patch that will ignite your senses and fill your heart with joy.

Sunflower Experience

Anticipated Bloom, August 31st, 2024 thru September 21st, 2024

Sunflowers are a weather-dependent crop. Severe heat, wind, rain, and cold can affect the bloom.

  • Purchase a "Pick & Play" Pass with the cashier for $7.50 + tax per person over the age of 2 prior to heading to the field
  • Our Sunflower field is filled with great photo opportunities

Apple Picking

Welcome to Helene's Hilltop Orchard, where we take pride in growing the highest quality apples for you and your family to enjoy year after year. Our Pick your own season typically runs from mid-September to mid-October, but we recommend following us on Facebook for updates on weather and crop abundance.

Zestar- Available in our Farm Store ONLY begining 8/31/24

MacIntosh- Picking to begin 9/14/24

Honeycrisp- Picking to begin 9/14/24

RiverBelle- Available in our Farm Store ONLY begining 9/18/24

Cortland- Picking to begin 9/21/24

Our dwarf apple trees make picking easy for all ages, so your children can experience the wonder of harvesting fresh apples straight from the tree. We love seeing families return year after year, building upon their traditions and creating new memories.

When you arrive at our orchard, make sure to purchase a picking bag and a "Pick & Play Pass" from the cashier before exploring the orchard.

  • ½ Peck: $12
  • Peck: $24
  • ½ Bushel: $40
  • Pick & Play Pass: $7.50 + tax per person over the age of 2, required for picking
  • Planning on picking more than twice? Season Passes are available!

We understand that family outings can be costly, which is why we've priced our Pick & Play Pass at just $7.50 + tax per person over the age of 2. If you purchase your tickets online in advance, you'll be able to budget your day better and skip lines to start having fun even faster!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to create cherished memories with your loved ones. Come visit us at Helene's Hilltop Orchard for a day of fun and delicious apples!

Not wanting to pick your own apples, that's ok. We have pre-picked apples for you inside our Farm Store!

Pick the Perfect Pumpkin

Our Pumpkin Patch Opens, September 21st 2024

Bring the whole family out to find the perfect Jack-O-Lantern. Our pumpkins grow in a wide variety of shapes, colors and sizes. Simply purchase a “Pick & Play Pass” from our cashiers, grab a wagon and head on out to the patch.

  • Choose any size pumpkin from the patch for $8 each!
  • Pick & Play Pass $7.50 + tax per person over the age of 2, required for picking
  • Planning on picking more than twice? Season Passes are available!

We understand that family outings can be costly, which is why we’ve priced our Pick & Play Pass at just $7.50 + tax per person over the age of 2. If you purchase your tickets online in advance, you’ll be able to budget your day better, and skip lines to start having fun even faster!

Pumpkins Require Cold Weather Care

  • Prior to harvesting pumpkins, inspect your pumpkin thoroughly for any signs of deterioration, rodent damage and signs of injury.
  • After harvest, display your pumpkin on a piece of wood, not directly on the ground or cement.
  • Any time temperatures drop below 34 degrees, cover your pumpkin with a towel or blanket to protect them from freezing and frost. Unprotected pumpkins are likely to experience increased rotting prior to Halloween.

Pick & Play Pass

Our farm is all about creating family memories. That's why we offer the Pick & Play Pass, an admission that gives you access to all the best parts of our farm. This includes the ability to access our orchards, pumpkin patch, wander through our sunflower field, and take part in an endless array of activities at our Barnyard Play Area, including a wagon ride next to the woods to enjoy the fall colors.

We understand that family outings can be costly, which is why we've priced our Pick & Play Pass at just $7.50 + tax per person over the age of 2. And if you purchase your tickets online in advance, you'll be able to budget your day better and skip any lines to start having fun even faster!

Please note Tuesday thru Friday the wagon ride departs on the top of the hour (11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm) The Cow Train departs on the bottom of the hour (10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm) 

Saturday and Sunday's the rides depart continuously.  

Season Pass

Grab a season pass and get access to the farm ALL season long! Your season pass membership allows access to everything the Daily "Pick & Play" Admission gets you. Attain access to the Barnyard Playarea, Apple Orchard, Pumpkin Patch, and the Sunflower field throughout the fall season, beginning August 31st through October 31st. Passes are $18.95 + tax per person over the age of 2.

Please note: an adult MUST accompany children under the age of 13. If you do not purchase a season pass for yourself and just the children, you must buy a daily "Pick & Play" admission pass for yourself.

  • A great option for not only the whole family but if your child visits the farm with various adults - get them their own pass! That way, the adult would just have to purchase admission for themselves, not the child.
  • Must present a pass to an employee at admissions to get a daily sticker
  • Passes are non-refundable and non-transferable

Purchase Season Pass

After purchasing the season pass, you will receive an email from Helene's Hilltop Orchard My Pass Tracker system inviting you to upload your own picture for each season pass holder. A separate email will be sent to each person. Once Helene's Hilltop Orchard receives your photo, the pass will be activated and automatically emailed to you. Store the pass on your phone or print it out and present it to a Helene's Hilltop Orchard employee to get your sticker for admission.

*If you are purchasing a season pass as a gift, please put in their email so the My Pass Tracker selfie uploads and season passes will go directly to them. If it's for a family, only one email is required for contact.

Gift a Pass

Looking for a gift for a local family? Consider a season pass!

Purchase Here

Our Barn Cellar

We at Helene's, believe in using all our resources when creating joyful customer experiences. The Barn Cellar at Helene's is located inside the lower level of the original homestead barn. Over 100 years of history have been created between those walls, and we're happy to share that with you.

We take pride in supporting local agriculture and showcasing the best of Wisconsin's craft beer, wine, and liquor from nearby producers. By doing so, we're able to highlight the exceptional value these agricultural products bring to our community.

Fall Hours:

Tuesday thru Friday noon-6pm

Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

Our Own Apple Cider

We're excited to share with you the story of our delicious apple cider! Our Farm Store is home to our state-of-the-art cider mill, where we press fresh apples weekly to create our 100% pure apple cider. We don't add any sugar or preservatives. We use low-temperature ultraviolet light to help remove any potentially harmful pathogens, ensuring that you can enjoy our cider with peace of mind.

Our apple cider is perfect for making hard ciders, wines, and kombucha. We offer large quantity pricing for those interested. Stock up on our cider while it's in season - it can be frozen for up to one year!

The Loft at Helene’s

Introducing The Loft at Helene's Hilltop Orchard - a charming and historic destination for all your home decor and gift needs. Located in the heart of the original 100-year-old homestead barn. The Loft is simply a unique collection of all of Olivia's favorite things.

Browse through our carefully curated selection of seasonal decor, home merchandise, and gifts while taking in the breathtaking vaulted ceiling, thick old wood, and all the charming creeks that an old barn makes. Discover truly special treasures that will add a touch of charm and warmth to your home.

Come and explore The Loft at Helene's and discover the perfect addition to your home or the perfect gift for that someone special.

Fall Hours:

Tuesday thru Friday 10am-6pm

Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

Holiday Hours: 

Friday and Saturday 10am-4pm. Closed Friday, November 29th 2024.

Our Growing Practices

At our farm, we take pride in creating a sustainable and environmentally-friendly operation that is economically viable. To achieve this, we utilize an Advanced Integrated Pest Management program that ensures the safety and well-being of our crops while minimizing any negative impact on the environment.

Throughout our farming practices, we make conscious decisions to promote natural plant defenses, reduce excessive or unnecessary use of pesticides, manage pest populations, and increase the survival of beneficial insects. We also use natural processes instead of chemicals whenever possible. For instance, we leave fallen apples on the ground to act as a natural fertilizer.

We believe in the quality and safety of our products, and we're committed to promoting the long-term health of our land. Unlike produce that travels long distances to reach grocery stores, our farm provides locally grown produce that reduces our carbon footprint and supports the local community. Thank you for choosing us as your go-to farm for fresh, sustainable produce.