There are lots of events, activities, and tours for groups of all sizes. See the events below and be sure to check out the menu on the left to see the various Kimmel Orchard and Vineyard tour options.
Blackberry Harvest Festival: Late July - Mid. August
Looking for the perfect snack? Starting in late July we will have blackberries available in the U-Pick barn. Getting outside and picking fruit is the perfect way to enjoy the last month of summer, and enjoy the history Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard has to offer.
Asian Pears Harvest Festival: Early September
Try our Asian Pears in early September. There are multiple varieties of Asian Pears we have to offer, and you can pick them all as a family in our U-Pick barn. Stay tuned for more information.
Apple Harvest Season: Late August - October
Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard has been producing apples for nearly a century. Not only are the apples rich with flavor but so is the history. Plan a trip to Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard to enjoy fresh-picked apples, apple doughnuts, apple cider, and of course learn about our rich history. The U-Pick barn will be open starting AppleJack Weekend for apple picking. More information will be coming soon.
54th Annual AppleJack: September 17th & 18th
It's time to celebrate the harvest season with educational family fun, U-Pick apples, hayrack rides, delicious homemade Apple Cider Doughnuts, caramel apples, homemade apple pie, and other delicious treats! Join us for family fun with delicious treats, adventures on the Pollinator Playground, hayrack rides into the Orchard for U-Pick, and a vendor fair! The Kimmel Education Research Center will have activities and educational programming from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
Special Event hours are:
Saturday, September 17th, 8 am-7 pm
Sunday, September 18th, 8 am-5 pm
Pumpkin Harvest Festival: October
Our last fruit to be harvested in our U-Pick barn this season is pumpkins. They are ready just in time to be carved for Halloween. We have various types of pumpkins and we look forward to enjoying the harvest. Check back for more information.