Apple season is underway at Kercher Sunrise Orchards

NOW: Apple season is underway at Kercher Sunrise Orchards

GOSHEN, Ind. -- Now that we're into October, pumpkin patches and apple orchards are getting more visitors each day. 

Many people used the nice weather this past weekend to their advantage by visiting some of the many local spots for fall activities. If you haven't been able to make the trip yet, don't worry, you still have plenty of time. We're currently in the middle of apple season with many more varieties ripening later in the month.

At Kercher Sunrise Orchards in Goshen, a variety of apples are ripe for the picking, and the harvest this year has been amazing. "Apple season has been really good this year," Mollie Kieffer, a part-owner of the 5th generation of Kerchers, commented. "We actually have our best crop from 2011 was our last best crop to today."

Pumpkins are also doing very well this year, with many available for picking in Kercher's pumpkin patch. Visitors can take hayrides to get to the patch during the weekend.

If you don't want to pick your own apples, pumpkins, and gourds, they are also available for purchase among many other local goodies in the orchard's market.

Kerchers is open 7 days a week from 9AM to 6PM, except for Sundays when they open at noon. 

Visitors going to the orchard during the beginning of the week can expect plenty of sunshine and temperatures hovering around 70. If you're hoping to make the trip near the end of the week or during the weekend, pack a jacket or coat - high temperatures are expected to drop into the 50's by Friday.

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