Ed Dunneback Farms 2023 Checklist: Sunflowers, Donuts & Hard Cider, Apples, Events & More

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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.

Ed Dunneback Concerts

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!

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

Ed Dunneback Fall Fun land

*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.

ed Dunneback fall activities

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)

Ed Dunneback farms petting zoo

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!

Ed Dunneback giant 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.

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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!

Food Menu

Ed Dunneback Donuts and Cider
Ed Dunneback Farm Donuts
Ed Dunneback Pizza
Yummy Pickle Pizza

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.

Drink Menu

ed dunneback farm donuts
Ed Dunneback Hard Cider

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.

Maze Summary

 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)

Ed Dunneback and girls corn maze 2023
Ed Dunneback Corn Maze 2023


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

Ed Dunneback hayrides
Ed Dunneback Farm Hayrides

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.)

Ed Dunneback playground
ed dunneback farm playground

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.

Ed Dunneback pumpkins
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Ed Dunneback Pumpkins

Stock Up at the Ed Dunneback Farm Market

You will not want to leave Ed Dunneback and Girls without stopping in the market.

Ed Dunneback Farm 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.

ed dunneback farm market
Market & Bakery

Live Music


Fridays from 6 PM – 9 PM & Saturdays from noon – 3 PM

Live music with local musicians. Look at their calendar for upcoming shows.

Ed Dunneback Live Music

Team Trivia


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

August 19
August 22-26
August 29-31

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!)

Ed Dunneback Farms Sunflower Installations

Come walk the fields, cut the perfect flower, and don’t forget your camera!

They have 18 pre-set photo ops in the field ready for the perfect shot!

Ed Dunneback Sunflower Field

Registration required – get timed tickets before you go:


Ed Dunneback Sunflower Field in Grand Rapids - photo Ed Dunneback FB

(Pro photographers – $30/hr)

Location & Hours

73025 6 Mile Rd, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
(616) 784-0058


(Hours may change due to special events – call before going)


Ed Dunneback giant pink chair


There’s a lot going on at Ed Dunneback & Girls Fruit Farm.

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