Ed Dunneback Farms
If you’re looking for one family farm to visit that will check all the boxes for amazing fall activities, consider Ed Dunneback & Girls Fruit Farm.
It’s located on 6 Mile Rd in Alpine, and is just 15 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids.
This fifth-generation family farm offers U-Pick apples and pumpkins along with a corn maze, market (featuring beer and hard cider) and more.
This farm has expanded quite a bit over the last several years. Today, when you visit, you’ll find a great food counter and often live music. Trivia and special events also fill their calendar, plus they have a wonderful sunflower field in late summer.
New for 2022: A giant haybale mountain, slide, and jumping pillow are part of the fall fun package.
Read on to learn all about what you can expect when you visit Ed Dunneback Farms in the fall.
Ed Dunneback & Girls
73025 6 Mile Rd, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
(Hours may change due to special events – call before going)
THURSDAY 9AM -8PM
KITCHEN CLOSES 1/2 HR EARLY
Weekend Fall Fun Pass – Ed Dunneback & Girls
Buy a 2022 Weekend Fall activities pass for $10 per person and get access to all fall activities, including 5 new attractions for 2022.
Good Fridays – Sundays in September & October.
The fall pass includes:
– Visiting different animals on the farm
– Super mega slide
– Bounce Pad
– Corn Maze
– Wagon Ride
– Straw Mountain
Apple Picking at Ed Dunneback & Girls
Pick your own amazing apples at Ed Dunneback & Girls. Pricing for u-pick varies from season to season depending on the success of the growing season.
Varieties available for apple picking may include: Gala, Jonagold, Empire, Yellow Delicious , and Honeycrisp.
You can also opt for the Pick n Play Pass ($16 per person). Available on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.
Contact the farm for specific picking hours and availability. Taste testing is encouraged!
Donuts, Cider, Restaurant & Bar at Dunneback and Girls
Your taste buds will dance with all the delicious drinks and donuts at Ed Dunneback Farms.
Engelsma’s cider and cider slushies are just the beginning. Adults will love their hand-crafted hard ciders and beer from Dunneback’s Pink Barrel Cellar. Oh, and they make their own wine, too!
Pick your favorite drink and pair it with their freshly made pumpkin and cider donuts.
Food Menu – Drink Menu
Ed Dunneback & Girls Corn Maze
The whole family can lost in the 8-acre corn maze. The maze theme for 2022 is Good Vibes.
While you’re in there, answer trivia questions along the way. Stop at the eight checkpoints to find your way out.
Corn Maze Hours:
Fridays 12-5pm (last entry 4pm)
Saturdays 9-5pm (last entry 4pm)
Sundays 11-5pm (last entry 4pm)
Catch a ride on the wagon to head to the south end of Ed Dunneback and Girls.
They’ll drop you off at the corn maze and pick you up again when you’re done. Available on weekends.
Free Play Area
Find a colorful play area behind the barn that’s free for visitors to use.
Climb on the tractor, crawl through the buried tires or play on the teeter-totters.
Don’t forget about the pumpkins! U-pick pumpkins are also available at Ed Dunneback & Girls.
Pre-picked pumpkins are also available if you don’t want to trek out to the pumpkin patch.
Find a standard orange pumpkin — or a more unusual pumpkin.
You will definitely want to come for the Pumpkin Smash and Bash event at the end of fall.
PRO TIP: Arrive early, have lunch, grab pumpkins, and stay for the smash and bash in order to get a good viewing spot!
Ed Dunneback Farm Market
You will not want to leave Ed Dunneback and Girls without stopping in the market.
It’s loaded with goodies including jams, sauces, honey, syrup, dressings, spices, pies, and merch.
And of course all the seasonal fruits and veggies you love. Check their website for current produce availability.
Get the Inside Scoop
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