Applefest Saturday, October 9

October 9, 2021 10:00 am


If you thought last year’s AppleFest at Friske Farm Market was great, this year is going to be even better! *Please note that you will find us only at our main location (Friske Farm Market – 10743 N US-31, Ellsworth). We will not be attending downtown Charlevoix AppleFest this year.

Admission is FREE! *some activities require tickets. Tickets are $5 ea or 10/$40.


•LIVE CONCERT with Traverse City’s Jim Hawley Band 12-4pm – FREE admission
•PONY RIDES *11am-3pm *1 ticket
•HUGE PETTING ZOO *11am-3pm *1 ticket
•NEW for 2021! BUNGEE RUN *11am-3pm *1 ticket
•FACE PAINTING 11am-3pm *by donation
•WAGON RIDES *10am-5pm *1 ticket – ages 2 and under ride FREE!
•JUMPING PILLOW *10am-6pm *1 ticket gets you a wristband good for ALL DAY!
•GIANT APPLE SLINGSHOT *10am-5pm *1 ticket/10 shots
•U-PICK APPLES 10am-6pm

•All Beef Hot Dogs + Chili Dogs
•Famous Chili
•House-Smoked Pulled Pork Sliders
•Apple Cider Donuts – (hot from the fryer)
•Mini Pies
•Caramel Apples
•Caramel Apple Cookies
•Caramel Apple Crisp
•Hot & Cold Apple Cider
•Sparkling Apple & Cherry Cider
•Apple Cider Slushies

ENJOY live music and lots of seating under the tent! (We will have heaters if the weather is cool.)

PYO honeycrisp apples out of a giant bin straight from our fields, and enjoy fresh-pressed cider straight from our cider mill!

Stock up on the latest and greatest Friske Merch, and get a FREE hot cider with any purchase of a Friske tumbler or mug!

INSIDE THE MARKET (open 8am-7pm)

•BREAKFAST – House-Made Quiche + a huge selection of scratch-made pastries from our bakery!
•LUNCH – served 11:30am-3:30pm: House-Smoked Pulled Pork, Homemade Soup & Chili, Housemade Quiche, Beef Hot Dogs, and our amazing Wood-Fired Pizza *pizza available until 7pm!
•TONS of scratch-made goodies in our bakery: Apple Cider donuts, Pumpkin Spice donuts, Apple Fritters, Apple Pies of all kinds, Caramel Apple Cookies, German Apple Cake, plus Scones, Turnovers, Cookies and so much more!
•GRAB-N-GO cooler will be stocked with fresh-made sandwiches, salads, wraps, croissants, and more!

Make sure to enter all your favorite pics of your Friske experience in our 2021 Photo Contest for a chance at great prizes!

Friske Apple Fest – A Family Tradition!

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      Wagon Rides: $5/person. This is a delightful 15-20 minute narrated ride (wagon seats 15 adults at a time) through parts of our orchard – which includes a view of Lake Michigan!

      Lunch *
      In order to serve you as efficiently as possible, we offer a limited menu of 2 of our most popular options for $15.00+tax per person.

      • All lunches are served with fresh seasonal fruit, a bag of Michigan-made kettle chips, and fountain beverage of choice.
      • An 18% gratuity will be added for parties of 12 or more.
      • Lunch will be offered to the tour director and bus driver at a 50% discount
      • Lunches can be taken to-go

      Menu Options:
      Friske BBQ Pork: On-site pit smoked pulled pork topped with our house BBQ sauce, served on a toasted bun.

      Cherry Pippin Wrap: Homemade chicken salad with dried cherries, apples, pecans and crisp romaine served in a lightly grilled wrap.

      *We are happy to accommodate special dietary requests. Please let us know what your needs are.