Ed Dunneback Farms is the Ultimate Hangout Spot
Ever heard of Ed Dunneback & Girls Fruit Farm?
If not, you’re in for a treat! Tucked away and a world apart, this is the kind of place that makes you remember the little joys in life.
Located on a country road just 15 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, it’s the hidden gem you’ve been hoping for.
Great for Date Night, Foodies or a Family Visit
This fifth-gen family farm has all the fall activities: U-Pick apples, pumpkin patches, a crazy-fun corn maze, and – for the adults – a winery and market stocked with some custom blends and hard cider.
Beyond that, their delish food counter, live tunes and special events make this a check-back-often kind of place. Perfect example: their late summer sunflower field is chef’s kiss.
Date Night at Ed Dunnebacks: Get your groove on with some live music, take a little wine detour with those Pink Barrel selections, and trust me, don’t skip those artisan pizzas or IG-worthy desserts.
Families: Get those kids climbing up straw mountain, make memories picking apples and pumpkins, and see if you can master that corn maze.
Foodies: Watch for their Farm-to-Table Dinners. These theme multi-course meals feature produce, like peaches, at the height of the season. These sell out, so if you see one, act fast!
What’s Going on at Ed Dunnebacks?
There’s something going on almost every day at Ed Dunneback’s Farm!
2023 Fall Weekend Fun Pass
8 week-long Fall Season! September 8 – October 30, 2023.
Every weekend is part of the Fall Festival and requires a ticket to enter Fun Land.
(You do not need a ticket to listen to live music or order food and drinks inside the barn.)
September & October Weekends
Fridays: 12 – 5 PM
Saturdays: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sundays: 11 AM – 5 PM
*Last entry is an hour before closing.
* Playground and farm animals have free access only Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays
* Corn Maze opens Sept 8, 2023 at 12pm
2023 Weekend Fall Activities Pass: $11.95 per person. Includes access to all fall activities: play area, animals, super mega slide, jump pad, wagon ride, corn maze, corny bin, straw mountain, mini maze, barrel train.
Pick N Play: Add apple picking (half peck) to your fall pass. $16.95/person.
Fall Weekend Season Pass
Pass includes all 8 Fall Weekends, for only $25! Play area, animals, super mega slide, jump pad, wagon ride, corn maze, corny bin, straw mountain, mini maze, barrel train. Ages 3 & under are free.
Get Fall Passes
Ed Dunneback Fall Fun Land FLASH SALE – 50% off tickets through Labor Day Monday. ($6 instead of $12 per person)
Pumpkin Smash and Bash 2023
Saturday, October 28, 2023, 1 PM – 4 PM
A mega, over 1000 pound pumpkin being dropped on a car?!
You will definitely want to come for the Pumpkin Smash and Bash event at the end of fall. Lunch, live music, pumpkins, beer/cider, mulled wine and donuts!
Also collecting for Toys for Tots: Bring a toy, take home a pumpkin!
PRO TIP: Arrive early, have lunch, grab pumpkins, and stay for the smash and bash in order to get a good viewing spot!
Apple Picking and U-Pick Fruits & Vegetables
Ed Dunneback & Girls is one of the local u-pick farms in the Grand Rapids area.
They offer u-pick fruits and veggies in season including asparagus, strawberries, sweet & tart cherries, apples and pumpkins.
Check their u-pick availability by calling or checking their social media before heading out.
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 2022 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!
What to Eat & Drink at Dunneback and Girls
At the Food Counter
Your taste buds will dance with all the delicious drinks and donuts at Ed Dunneback Farms.
Breakfast: Fridays & Saturdays from 9 – 11 AM. Get the Farmhouse Pancakes!
Lunch & Dinner: Looking for the best bites at the food counter? Start with the apple gouda bacon grilled cheese – it’s the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
If you’re really, really hungry, go for the ‘big as the barn’ hot dog. Can’t decide? Don’t even try to resist the homemade pizza or comforting mac n’ cheese.
And whether you’re in the sharing mood or want it all to yourself, the barn party beer cheese pretzel is a must. Every bite is totally farm-fresh and delightful!
Pink Barrel Cellars on the Farm
Pink Barrel Cellars is part of the Dunneback &Girls farm’s own lineup. They’ve genuinely taken “homegrown” to a new level.
Specializing in farm-crafted beer, hard cider, seltzers, and wine, you’ll be happy to know that these drinks were made from fresh ingredients cultivated on their land.
For Kids & Families
Corn Maze 2023
The whole family can have fun getting lost in the 8-acre corn maze. The maze theme for 2023 is Do You Know Your Farmer? Plan on 20-30 minutes for this maze.
While you’re in there, answer trivia questions along the way. Stop at the eight checkpoints to find your way out.
• Easier maze, good for kids.
• 2023 Fri-Sun Prices: $11.95 per person, 3 and under free
• Opening Day: September 8, 2023
• Hours: Tues & Th – 9am – 8 pm; Wed & Fri 9am – 9 pm; Sat 9 am – 5 pm; Sun 11 am – 5 pm
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 fall weekends
Visit the Outdoor Playground
Tucked right behind the barn, there’s this bright and colorful play zone that won’t cost you a dime. (Playground and farm animals have free access only Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays.)
Climb the tractor, crawl through the buried tires, or go old-school with some teeter-totter action.
Yes, They Have a Pumpkin Patch
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. They have a nice variety of standard and more ornate, unusual pumpkins.
Stock Up at the 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.
Fridays from 6 PM – 9 PM & Saturdays from noon – 3 PM
Live music with local musicians. Look at their calendar for upcoming shows.
Wednesdays from 7 – 8 PM
Hang out with DJ Jeff for trivia night on the farm. See their calendar for upcoming sessions.
Fruit & Flower Festival Weekends 2023
Strawberry Festival – June 23-24
Cherry Festival – June 30 – July 1
Blueberry Festival – July 21-22
Peach Festival – Aug 11-12
Sunflower Festival – Aug 18+
Sunflower Field 2023
ages 3 and under are free.
$8 – Single admission and a stem to take home!
2 Pack: $15 (2 tickets and 2 stems to take home!)
4 Pack: $25 (4 tickets and 4 stems to take home!)
Come walk the fields, cut the perfect flower, and don’t forget your camera!
Registration required – get timed tickets before you go:
(Pro photographers – $30/hr)
Location & Hours
73025 6 Mile Rd, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
(Hours may change due to special events – call before going)
TUESDAY 9 AM-8 PM
WED 9 AM-9 PM
THURSDAY 9 AM -8 PM
FRIDAY 9 AM -9 PM
SATURDAY 9 AM- 3 PM
KITCHEN CLOSES 1/2 HR EARLY
There’s a lot going on at Ed Dunneback & Girls Fruit Farm.
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