Autumn Harvest Fest 2022


Whether you’re continuing a family tradition or starting a new one this fall, The Elegant Farmer, Hwys ES & J, Mukwonago offers you an old-fashioned, on-farm experience at our annual Autumn Harvest Fest Saturdays & Sundays Only, Sept. 10-Oct. 23, 10 am-5 pmWelcomed by the Smilin’ Barn, admission and parking are free. This is a family fun event but please no pets. Look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones in the orchard this year!  

HINT, HINT: To avoid the crowds, a hint is to come earlier in the morning or after 3 pm. Lots of people come for coffee and donuts in the market at 9 am when the market opens and then are here right when the orchard across the street opens at 10 am.  The early birds get the….apples. 

What’s Pickin’

Check here each Wednesdays to see What’s Pickin’ in the orchard and available in the market for that weekend. We’ll let you know which of our varieties are ready to pick and take home for eating, baking and enjoying.  We offer 18 varieties of apples in our orchard including Honey Crisp, Jonathan, Gala, Ida Red, Cortland, McIntosh, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Wisc. Granny Smith, Fuji, Sweet Tango, Jonagold, Macoun and more. They ripen and are available at different times throughout Harvest Fest so make sure to check our website if you have a favorite. Our apples are available to pick from the trees, in the orchard bins or in the market.

U-Pick Last Weekend in Orchard
All U-Pick Apples are sold in Peck Bags for $15

All Apples in the Market are sold as priced
Honey Crisp, Granny Smith, Ginger Gold, Macoun,
Cortland, Gala, McIntosh, Jonathan & Empire

Pumpkin Pricing
Pie Pumpkins     $4
Medium   $6
Large  $9
X-Large $12

Gourds $1 each &  Squash $3 each


Train, Pony & Hayrides

Enjoy Southeast Wisconsin’s beautiful fall colors aboard our tractor-pulled hayrides, on top of one of our friendly ponies or chugging along in one of the East Troy Railroad’s vintage trains.  Please visit the East Troy Electric Railroad’s website for more information about the train rides and schedules. 

Tractor-pulled Hayride: $7 adults, $5 kids 3-11, under 2 free.
Pony Ride: $10
Train Rides: Visit the East Troy Electric Railroad’s website for more information about train schedule and rates.   

Smilin’ Barn Cafe

Adding to the fun is the Smilin’ Barn Cafe featuring  our beloved cider donuts $8 for a 1/2 dozen along with BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, beef chili with scoop corn chips, chili dogs, chicken pot pie, orchard-fresh apple cider, slices of apple pie or caramel apple pie, caramel apples and cider donuts. Take a rest on the hay bales while telling your kids or grandkids about your own childhood memories of the harvest.  Please share your pictures on Facebook and Instagram #elegantfarmer. We feature lots of our guest pictures each year on our site.

Corn Maze & Laser Tag 

As part of our Harvest Fest, The Elegant Farmer offers a family-friendly corn maze with easy in and out access for all ages. Come experience the fun and laughter this apple orchard design corn maze is sure to provide. ***Please note that the last entry into the corn maze is 4 pm as Harvest Fest closes at 5 pm.  Later Tag is a family-friendly game that everyone ages 8 and older can play including boys and girls, moms and dads, even grandmas and grandpas can play! 

Corn Maze Tickets: $7, children 2 and under free
Laser Tag Tickets : $5 aged 8 and older

Our Farmer’s Market

A wonderful shopping experience, The Elegant  Farmer offers award-winning specialty foods in its Farm Kitchen Bakery, Deli & Market including our famed Apple Pie Baked in a Paper Bag, fruit crisps, delicious CiderBaked Ham, fruity applesauces, jumbo muffins & cookies, Blue Ribbon Cheeses, sauces and dressings, seasonal fruits & vegetables and more. The Market is open year-round 9 am to 6 pm.  So some in early and get a donut before heading over to the orchard that opens at 10am to 5 pm.   Grab dinner on the way out with our heat and eat ribs, pulled pork, ciderbacked ham or homemade chicken pot pies.

The Elegant Farmer, 1545 Main St. (Hwys ES & J), Mukwonago, Wis. For more info. call 262-363-6771.