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“Family fun day!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hillcrest Orchards

Hillcrest Orchards
Ranked #9 of 27 things to do in Ellijay
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: U-Pick apple orchard featuring festivals on fall weekends with agritourism activities including pig races, cow milking, wagon rides, petting farm, apple museum, moonshine museum, farmhouse museum, fairy tale walk, kiddie corn maze, jumping pillow, mini golf, cow train rides, pedal cart rides, trike track and Bluegrass Bands and Cloggers on the stage. Weekdays the large farm market is open as well as the petting farm and playgrounds. School tours available.SEASONAL!!! OPEN SEPT-NOV
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Family fun day!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

A great place for the family to enjoy! Best time is the early fall. A little pricey but its the memories that count!! I recommend a fun trip for the family just buy the small bag so then you can visit other places with your kids :)

Visited November 2013
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Cumming, Georgia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Family Fun!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

The staff and owner of Hillcrest Farms, in Ellijay Georgia go out of their way to make things fun for the entire family, with clogging, live bluegrass music, tractor-wagon ride, petting zoo, pig races, putt putt golf, and so much more!!! The hot apple fritters are delish!!!!

Visited October 2013
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3 Thank Jennifer B
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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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111 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Tourist TRAP !!!! Stay Away.. Awful.. Rotten Apples High Prices !!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

Just like the title says.. Avoid this over priced tourist trap. Apples are expensive and bad. out of season.. with full price.. You can find better at Aldi's for better price. Staff was very rude.. Like a bunch of Yankees.. Never seen a bunch of employees in North Ga so rude before.. Thought I was in the city.. LOL.. PLease stay away don't waste your time of money.. $7 for kids to pet goats is a joke.. you can do it for free IN Canton.. Cagles corn maze. You have been warned.. Go hear and you will hate yourself. Maybe the owners and staff are from NYC.. Seriously I'm american by birth and Southern by the Grace of god.. Meanist Rude Awful staff I have ever seen in the good southern country.

Visited November 2013
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8 Thank tedman007
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Cumming, Georgia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lots of fun & family memories made!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

My family & I went on a Friday to avoid the crowds. All that was open on a week day was unlimited wagon rides, unlimited petting farm access and unlimited playground activity. We knew that going in because the lady at the ticket booth explained everything before we bought the tickets. This was of course completely fine with us & exactly what we wanted anyways! Our two girls 2 & 4 years old LOVED it!!!!!! We have memories & pictures that you could never put a price on. Our girls are still talking about it!!

Visited October 2013
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3 Thank REMcArthur
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing Fun for ALL ages!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Hillcrest Orchards has been a family tradition of ours for eight years now. We just absolutely love the wholesome family fun they provide for all ages. We came this past Saturday, October 19th. It was a blast, as usual. Every year they add a new attraction, this year it was an 18 hole mini golf!! Our girls 5, 7, 9, and 11 loved it!! They also loved the jumping pillow, pedal carts, the cloggers & the blue grass band, milking the cow, wagon rides, pig races (my 7 yr old had the winning pig & won a pig trophy), sit on a bull where they got their picture taken, playgrounds, tire mountain climb, tricycle rides & kid corn maze that ended up into another playground! All of that was included with the $7 admission!!! Then us adults also enjoyed the entertainment, the wagon rides, the mini golf, pig races, farmhouse museum, moonshine museum, milking the cow...yes, I milked Buttercup too and of course seeing our kids enjoying everything!! Now we did pay an additional $3 for the petting zoo (well worth it!!) and $5 for the girls to take a pony ride (again well worth it because they loved it!!) We also bought a 1/2 peck bag to go pick apples..the attendant told us where we would 'most likely' find some and we found more than would fit in our bag & actually went back & bought another bag to pick more. To say the least, our family had an amazing time!! It is well worth the trip up to Ellijay just to visit Hillcrest Orchards!!

Visited October 2013
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