Ed Dunneback Farms: Incredible Cider, Donuts, Apples & More

Ed Dunneback Farms

Ed Dunneback Farms

If you’re looking for one farm to visit that will check all the boxes for amazing fall fun, let it be Ed Dunneback & Girls Fruit Farm.

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 really upped their game over the last several years. Today, when you visit, you’ll find one a great food counter and often live music.

They do a wonderful sunflower field in late summer.

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Ed Dunneback, located on 6 Mile Rd in Alpine, is just 15 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids.

Read on to learn all about what you can expect when you visit Ed Dunneback Farms in the fall.

What to Expect at Ed Dunneback & Girls Fruit Farm

Ed Dunneback & Girls Fruit Farm
3025 6 Mile Rd, Grand Rapids, MI 49544

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Fall Fun in Alpine Township

This 5th generation family farm began in 1922 and has grown to become a west Michigan favorite destination

Ed Dunneback & Girls Fruit Farm Overview

Edwin Dunneback purchased the farm in 1922. He farmed 170 acres of apples, peaches, corn, hay, and a herd of dairy cows.

Today, this is a fifth-generation family farm.

The barn was built in 1938 and is now home to a fresh produce market, gift shop, bakery, kitchen & taproom.

U-pick fruit, sunflowers, a corn maze, playground, pumpkin patch, hayrides, and other events round out their offerings.

Ed Dunneback & Girls Offerings:

  • Corn Maze
  • Hayrides
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Apple Picking
  • Homemade Donuts
  • Bakery
  • Photo Ops
  • Farm Animals
  • Farmers Market
  • Sunflowers
  • Play Area
  • Serves Alcohol

Pro Tips for Your Visit

Their Family Farm is perfect for a family outing! Be sure to bring your camera - there are several cute photo spots.

They also have indoor and outdoor play areas for kids of all ages.

Don't miss the pork (or asparagus) tacos!

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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.

Contact the farm for specific picking hours and availability.

Taste testing encouraged!

Apples in a pink truck at Ed Dunneback Farm

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Corn Maze at Ed Dunneback & Girls

Maze Opening Date - Sep 2021
Maze Type - All Ages Maze

Maze Cost - $6 per person
3 and under free

Maze Description -
The whole family can lost in the 8 acre corn maze.

While you're in there, answer trivia questions along the way. Stop at the eight checkpoints to find your way out.

Visit their website to customize your trivia experience.

Corn Maze Times:⁠
Friday: 12:00 PM -5:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM⁠
Sun: 11:00 AM -4:00 PM⁠

Ed Dunneback 2021 corn maze

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Hayrides at Ed Dunneback & Girls

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.

family on wagon ride at ed dunneback and girls

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Donuts & Cider at Ed Dunneback & Girls

Your taste buds will dance with the all the delicious drinks and donuts at Ed Dunneback.

Englema's cider and cider slushees are just the beginning.

Plus fresh made pumpkin and cider donuts.

Ed Dunnebeck Cider
photo credit: Elation Studios

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Pumpkin Patch at Ed Dunneback & Girls

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 every fall.

PRO TIP: Arrive early, have lunch, grab pumpkins, stay for the smash and bash in order to get a good viewing spot⁠!

Ed Dunneback and girls prepicked pumpkins

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Play Area at Ed Dunneback & Girls

Kids - and parents - will have a blast at the play area on Ed Dunneback and Girls.

Climb on the tractor, crawl through the buried tires or play on the teeter totter.

Of course kids will also want to climb all over the haybales, too.

Play Area at Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm

Ed Dunneback and girls teeter totter

Ed Dunneback and girls play area tractor

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Farm Animals at Ed Dunneback & Girls

Visit different animals on the farm including adorable baby pigs, Eddie & Joe, in the 2021 season.

And of course there are adorable goats and ponies as well as other barnyard favorites.

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Ed Dunneback and girls farm animals

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Farm Market at Ed Dunneback & Girls

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.

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Ed Dunneback market bakery

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Farm Open Hours:
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Kitchen and activities until 4)
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Kitchen and activities until 4)
Closed Monday

Pets Allowed? No

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