Windy Hill Orchard and Mill

Windy Hill Orchard is a family-owned and operated boutique apple orchard and Hard Cider producer located outside York, SC, not far from Rock Hill and I-77. They are open every Fall from mid-August until right before Christmas (this year, the last open date is December 19, 2021). Their hours are Thursday – Sunday, and they offer guests a cider bar where you can taste their award-winning hard ciders (alcoholic)! You can pick your own apples (reservations are needed for this – please click here). They often have local musicians play for visitors’ enjoyment. They offer non-alcoholic pressed apple cider, fresh-made apple products, and fresh-picked apples at their farm stand.

Their events calendar (here) lets you know what is happening each week. Windy Hill celebrates the end of picking season each year with its Annual Apple Festival! This year marks the 28th year they’ve put on this event and it will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Hayrides, Apple Cider Donuts, Music, Hard Cider Bars, Scarecrow Making, and more! This is a limited capacity ticketed event and will sell out! Tickets Now on Sale Here  They also warm their customers’ hearts in November and December with fire pits, warm apple doughnuts, and cold cidermosas! Again, check their calendar for dates.

They also bake fresh apple pies for your Thanksgiving table! Pick-up day is the day before Thanksgiving. They’re closed on Thanksgiving Day, but are having a day-after party that sounds amazing. They’ll offer guests hard cider tastings at The Cider Bar, hayrides, and a Friday Night Fire Pit at The Cider Bar. More here.

If you follow them on Facebook, they post regularly here.

By Kathy Gardener

Publisher at Gardener Media | Gardener Publications LLC

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