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Apple Picking

Apple picking is sold out for the remainder of the season. We will begin pumpkin picking beginning September 30th! Click here to make a reservation for pumpkin picking! 

Looking for the authentic apple picking experience? Look no farther than Carrigan Farms. Conducted every September since 1975, our tractor-drawn apple orchard hayrides are the authentic pick-your-own experience! The apple trees are on dwarf rootstock, meaning they are short, so no ladders are needed for picking. We ask that all apple pickers wear appropriate clothing and footwear for being on a working farm. Closed toed shoes or boots are recommended.

In September, each hayride includes a trip to the apple orchard where everyone gets to pick a half-peck bag of apples. Reservations are required for apple picking and the cost of apple picking is $15.00 per person for everyone ages 2 and above. Young babies 23 months and under are free; however, they do not get a bag of apples.

Beginning September 5th and lasting through September 30th, apple picking hayrides will be available – please check the “Book Now” button for a calendar of dates and times. A $5 non-refundable deposit is due per person at the time of booking and then $10 more is due at the door. The farm only accepts cash or check for payment at the door.

Our farm market is open from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM September 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th September. More hours are coming soon. Come enjoy a fun time shopping for fresh apples and apple cider, corn stalks, straw bales, colorful and fun shaped gourds.

Please do not bring pets or dogs.

To schedule a school field trip, please contact us. Include your preferred date/ time, # of students, and contact information in the email.

Click to watch a video about apple production at Carrigan Farms

Click to watch a video about apple ripeness at Carrigan Farms

Apple Picking guests should go to the red market to check-in for their hayride. The address for GPS purposes is 1261 Oakridge Farm Hwy, Mooresville NC 28115.


Strawberry picking begins in late April. Open swim is open now and will be available through at least Labor Day weekend. The pumpkin patch and haunted trail are open in October and reservations will be available in September. We are currently taking reservations for weddings, company picnics and Christmas parties.