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.
at Arbor Day Farm
Celebrate the fall apple harvest with us at Nebraska City’s annual AppleJack Festival. Throughout the weekend, families and nature explorers enjoy an array of activities offered by Arbor Day Farm.
Round off your festival experience with a chef-inspired meal at the Timber Dining Room and an overnight stay at Lied Lodge.