Hay Rides


Private group Hayrides

Reservations required, wagons hold up to 30 adults or up to 35 children. Multiple wagons are reserved at same cost. Options include:

1 hour hayride

This includes a relaxing tractor pulled wagon ride around our scenic orchards. Participants will remain in the wagon for duration of the ride. Cost is $100 per wagon. FAQ


2 hour event

This includes a 45 minute leisurely tractor pulled wagon ride around our scenic orchards to our private campfire area.  Our staff will attend the fire and assist your group with getting on and off the wagon. After enjoying one hour at the campfire site, your group will finish the evening with a 15 minute hayride back to the parking area. Cost is $200 per wagon. FAQ


3 hour or 4 hour events

Your group is welcome to schedule an extended time down at the campfire.  Cost is $100 per hour, per wagon. Remember to place your order for apple cider donuts and apple cider to enjoy during your hayride at least one week prior to the event!

Open to the public Hayrides

Hayrides to the Easter Bunny 

These are offered weekends prior to Easter. Look for specific dates and times each Spring. This event includes a hayride through the orchard to the Easter Bunny’s barn. Each person will get to visit the Easter Bunny, enjoy a seasonal poem and a special treat. Please check the Events page for more details.


By the Light of the Silvery Moon Hayrides – Not available Fall 2021

These are offered Friday and Saturday evenings from 6pm-8pm each October – first weekend in November. You are welcome to come and go as you please. This is a non-scary leisurely ride through the orchard. After the ride you may enjoy a cup of cider as you sit around the campfire. Please visit the Red Shed by the playground when you arrive to purchase tokens. Cost is $7 per person, 2 years old and older.


Fall Harvest Weekends

These are offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm-5pm in September and October. This is a 15 minute Hayride loop through the orchard. These hayrides do not take you to the Pick Your Own Fields. Cost is $5 per person, 2 years and older.

Frequently asked Questions

How many people fit on a wagon?

Our wagons can hold 30 adults or about 35 adults and children.


What happens if the weather is questionable?

We ask that you give as much notice as possible if you choose to cancel or reschedule your event. Highland Orchards Inc. reserves the right to cancel an event if conditions at the orchard are unfavorable.


Where do we park before our event?

Your group may park in the parking area by the market. Please have your group arrive 15 minutes before the event. We are not able to wait for late arrivals. Our campfire area is accessible by wagon only.

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What should we bring for our event?

Your group may want to enjoy come donuts and cider during your event.  Please bring cups, napkins and a trash bag. Your group is welcome to bring roasting sticks, hot dogs and marshmallows!  You may want to bring a few blankets to snuggle up under on a brisk evening and a guitar. A flashlight may be useful.  


Are there rules we should be aware of?

We ask that the contact person is responsible for making all participants aware of the Hayride Rules.  The wagon cannot leave the parking lot if overloaded. Excessive rowdiness and unsafe behavior on the wagon or at the campfire site will not be tolerated.  For everyones safety we ask that there is no smoking in or near the wagon.  We are requiring all participants to wear a mask on the hayride. While enjoying your private campfire, participants are not required to wear masks as long as 6ft physical distance can be maintained between households.  


How do I reserve a hayride?

To reserve your private group hayride please click here.