You’re sure to feel a little bit of child like excitement as soon as you start to see the Apple Annie’s signs showing you the way. Three unique locations all offering family friendly activities with plenty of photo opportunities. This is a weekend adventure worthy of a place on your calendar! Welcome to Apple Annie’s in WIllcox Arizona.
Stop in at Apple Annie’s Country Store for mouth watering fudge and homemade desserts (apple pie!) . We spent most of our morning, wandering the Produce & Pumpkin Patch. Sunflower filled fields were amazing, walking up and down each row, seeing up close the many varieties of sunflowers with bees and butterflies enjoying them as well. The laughter of families (many with three generations or more!), as well as newly engaged couples taking their engagement photos – seemingly everyone enjoying being outside and being together. Open daily until the end of October, you’re almost guaranteed to find the perfect pumpkin. Over 40 acres of pumpkins, boasting 25 to 30 different varieties – you can either pick your own or pick one from the store. You definitely won’t be disappointed. For the adventurers, take a turn at mastering this year’s corn maze – 20 acres offering two levels of difficulty! Either one is a fun time, but be sure to read the instructions first! Parking and admission are both free, but there is a nominal fee for the hay rides and corn maze (and any purchases from the store).
Head on down the road to Apple Annie’s Orchard where you will be treated to the BEST APPLE CIDER DONUT this side of the Mississippi! Save yourself some time and money – buy the half dozen the first time (you’ll thank us later). Stop by the Info table for directions and then head out to the orchards. We thoroughly enjoyed walking through the tree lined rows and picking our own apples (although we’re told they usually have pears and peaches, we must have missed these or we would have picked them too). However, we did forget to wear sunscreen (yes, it is needed in October) and found ourselves with a added souvenir of a sunburned face and arms.
Overall, we had a great day being outside, enjoying the beautiful Willcox weather and the Apple Annie’s hospitality. Our second year visiting and definitely not our last (and yes, there will be more donuts!).