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Fall Activities at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City

Experience the abundance of the harvest season this fall at Arbor Day Farm. The fragrant, cool air is simply irresistible, and the trees are aglow with swaths of brilliant autumn hues.

In our orchards, families delight in the fruitful adventures of picking their own apples, while nature lovers enjoy the welcoming respite offered by the expansive open spaces and lovely hiking trails.

2018  Harvest  Celebration

Events and Activities


With mellow warmth, cool nights, and plenty of autumn-inspired activities to choose from, there is no better time to be outdoors.

U-Pick Apples & Corn Maze

Orchards at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

Weekends: September 1–October 31  |  11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Apple picking is a wonderful experience the whole family can enjoy. Pick your own apples in the orchards or take advantage of pre-picked apples available at the Apple House Market.

Enjoy a free hayride to the orchard on weekends: September 29–October 21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Heirloom Apple Tasting

Arbor Day Farm Preservation Orchard

Weekends: September 29–October 21  |  1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Sample some of the oldest and finest varieties of heirloom apples, many of which are no longer available in grocery stores. The Preservation Orchard represents one of the nation’s few collections of antique apple varieties, some of which date back as far as the 1600’s.

Hayrack Ride, S’mores, & Storytelling

Lied Lodge & Conference Center

Fridays & Saturdays: September 29–November 10  |  Evenings

Enjoy a mash-up of Arbor Day Farm’s most beloved fall season activities — all rolled into one unique family-friendly event. Go on a hayrack ride to Morton Oak tree, sip hot apple cider, make delicious s’more treats, and listen to tales from storyteller.

Oktoberfest at Arbor Day Farm

Arbor Day Farm Historic Morton Barns

October 7  |  1 p.m.–4 p.m.

Savor the flavors of authentic German fare paired with seasonal beer offerings. Kindle your fall season spirit with dancing, yard games, and other exciting Oktoberfest activities.

Complete your trip to Arbor Day Farm with an overnight stay at Lied Lodge. The Oktoberfest Package includes admission to the event, 12 beer tickets, unlimited food, and accommodations.

Halloween Pumpkin Party

Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure

October 27  |  9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Enjoy no-scare family-fun activities at the Tree Adventure. Our special pumpkin party offers free hayrack rides to the pumpkin patch, a Halloween-themed hike along the Tree House Trail, and activities including face painting and craft making.

Living History at Arbor Lodge

Arbor Lodge Mansion

Weekends: September 29–October 21  |  Hours Vary

Journey back in time to the bygone days of yesteryear. See historic trades, talents, and other demonstrations come alive inside the mansion and out on the grounds of Nebraska City’s National Historic Landmark.


Go to our Events Calendar and Attractions & Activities page to learn more.