It was a beautiful Saturday in Minnesota. We decided to take full advantage and begin our Apple Orchard Exploration.
Located on a frontage road just off of 169, Emma Krumbee’s looks big and commercial from the road. They even have a hotel affiliation.
Emma Krumbee’s fall event is the Scarecrow Festival. Anyone can register to participate in creating unique scarecrows to win cash prizes.
This year, the Scarecrow Festival is from September 8-October 28. The Festival costs $5 for anyone who is three years and older. You can just pick your own apples for the price of $15.95 per peck and enjoy the general store without participating in the festival and paying the entrance fee.
However, if you bring any little ones with you, I can assure you that they will be lured by all the fun activities.
And for that reason, I am going to label this orchard as All Inclusive–because of the entrance fee to the activities.
There is lots to do at Emma Krumbee’s.
- Waterpump duck races
- Barrel Train ride
- Rope Maze
- Playground that includes a hill slide and some tire horses
- Tractor trike paths
- Giant Hay Pile
- Play areas like the wooden pirate ship and monster truck
- petting farm (with goats)
- tile maze
- live music
- tractor ride through the orchard
- I liked the variety of activities even though my kids could have ridden the train for 2 hours straight!
- I was glad they had the ability to pick your own apples. There is just something about going to an orchard to pick your own apples.
- I though $5 was a steep price to pay. We were also charged tax, so for my family (without Daddy) it cost us over $20 to enter. Honestly, I wasn’t expecting that. But like I said, you didn’t HAVE to go into the festival; you could choose to pick your own apples or enjoy the general store without paying the entrance fee. I really appreciated that fact!
- It felt a little bit like Wall Drug. Located on the side of the road with big electronic signs didn’t give that hometown local farm feeling.