Upcoming Events

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.

Women on the Wing: Pollinators & Produce: July 17th, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Registration Required

Join Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever of Nebraska along with Becoming an Outdoor Woman, Walton’s, and Kimmel Orchard for a fun afternoon of Pollinators & Produce! This social event welcomes participants to learn about the importance of pollinators and experience their role in our lives through hands-on experiences. Not to mention samples of the tasty drinks & food they provide for us. To register for this event click here.

Pollinator Play Days: July 19th & 20th, 9:00am-12:00pm

Registration Required - $10 Registration Fee

Come join Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard & the UNL Bee Lab to explore the wonderful world of pollinators and their role in food production!

  • Learn what happens from flower to fruit.
  • Explore the inside of honey bee hives.
  • Learn how honey and other foods are extracted and processed.
  • Become more familiar with fresh farm produce.
  • Farm fun for family and kids! 

Register before July 13th by clicking here!

Once registered, payments can be mailed to 5995 G Road Nebraska City, NE 68410 or paid by card over the phone at 402-873-5293.

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 in late August for apple picking. More information will be coming soon. 

54th Annual AppleJack: September 16-18, 2022

Join us at the 54th Annual AppleJack Festival in mid-September and enjoy picking your own apples in the U-Pick barn, or enjoy pre-picked apples. Stick around to also enjoy apple cider with some apple cider donuts, educational programs, endless adventures on the Pollinator Playground, and educational family fun!

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 a variety of different types of pumpkins, and look forward to enjoying the harvest. Check back for more information.

Events for 2023!

Strawberry Harvest Festival: Coming in 2023!

We are looking forward to our first U-Pick crop of the season. In late June, the U-Pick barn will be available for families to join us in harvesting. This is a great way for all ages to enjoy Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard, and learn about our history. Stay tuned as more information will be coming.

Stay tuned for more information.