Apple Picking in Kansas City

We know fall is on its way when apple picking opens in Kansas City. You’ll find our favorites in this list, with many of the orchards opening Labor Day weekend. Be sure to check their social media accounts for the latest picking reports and weather delays.

Johnson Farms Plants and Pumpkins (Belton, Mo.)

A bumper crop of apples including Honey Crisp, Gala, Fuji and others from the 5,000 U-Pick apple tree orchard. Just wait until you taste the difference of a fresh picked from the apple tree. You’ll see why Adam and Eve couldn’t resist. Check their social media for latest picking availability.
KCMC Tip: Tickets can be purchased ahead of time online.

Weston Red Barn (Weston, Mo.)

Beginning Labor Day Weekend, the farm is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily through the first weekend in November. The U-Pick season for apples begins at the end of August. Pre-picked apples are available in the country store throughout the fall with a variety of kinds to choose from.
KCMC Tip: Admission and parking are free. Just pay for the activities you want to participate in.

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Cider Hill Family Orchard (Kansas City, Kan.)

An apple wagon will take you to pick from the orchard’s more than 1,300 apple trees. Once you fill your bags, you can pick out a pumpkin or fish at one of the orchard’s five ponds. Cider Hill apples are already available and pumpkin season begins in October. Closed Mondays.
KCMC Tip: Apples are sold by the bag size not the weight so fill that bag up to the top!

Alldredge Orchard (Platte City, Mo.)

Get your apples and pumpkins in one spot! Alldredge is open Saturdays and Sundays in September and October for apple picking and weekends in October for pumpkins. The orchard also has a playground, store, bakery and cafe and farm animals. U Pick is not available every weekend; check social media before heading out.
KCMC Tip: Check Facebook before you go to ensure the variety of apples available is one you want.

Gieringers Family Orchard (Edgerton)

U-pick apples available in September. Check their Facebook for variety availability and picking reports. Don’t miss their apple cider donuts and strawberry lemonade slushies!
KCMC Tip: Entry is $5, no reservations needed.

Schwezier Orchards (St. Joseph, Mo.)

Schweizer Orchards in St. Joseph, Missouri, grows a large assortment of apples. The orchard features hayrides to the apples, a market store with a wider variety of fresh produce and gifts and a playground.
KCMC Tip: Plan to relax at the picnic tables while enjoying an apple cider slush!

Though we aim to ensure the accuracy of all our postings, we always advise you check online before heading out for the most up-to-date information including COVID-19 precautions.


Sarah grew up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza, and now Overland Park. Sarah is mom to 10-year-old, Henry, 7-year-old Clark and 5-year-old Lucy. She has her master’s in urban administration and is passionate about making Kansas City a more equitable and supportive community. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, hike, travel as much as possible, and experience all things Kansas City!