Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery: What to Expect for Fall 2021

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Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery

Where can we pick apples?

Where can we get donuts and cider?

Ask locals where they love to go for fall farm treats and you’ll likely hear many votes for Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery among the answers.

Robinette’s, located in Plainfield Township, isn’t far from the city of Grand Rapids.

That, coupled with their long history of bringing all things apple to our community, has earned Robinette’s a reputation for delivering fall fun on the farm.

Read on to learn all about what you can expect when you visit Robinette’s Apple Haus in the fall.

Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery
3142 4-Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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Fall Fun in Plainfield Township

Open year-round, this Grand Rapids mainstay is famous for their fall offerings, including hayrides, apple picking, donuts, and many family-friendly activities.

Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery Overview

Robinette's has been around for a long time! It was started in 1911 and has been owned by the same family for four generations.

Their orchards are situated on 125-acres just north of Grand Rapids.

In addition to growing apples, peaches, cherries, nectarines, and apricots, among other things, Robinette's also has several outbuildings that house a variety of amenities.

The Apple Haus is where you'll find a restaurant, bakery, donut makers, and cider mill.

The big red barn has a winery tasting room, gift shop, nut maker, and popcorn maker.

Robinette's Offerings:

  • Corn Maze
  • Hayrides
  • Apple Picking
  • Homemade Donuts
  • Apple Cider Mill
  • Bakery
  • Photo Ops
  • Farm Animals
  • Farmers Market
  • Play Area
  • Serves Alcohol

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Pro Tips for Your Visit

Fall weekends are notoriously busy at Robinette's. Visit on a weekday to beat the crowds or plan accordingly if visiting on the weekend.

Hayrides at Robinette's

Take a ride on a horse-drawn wagon through the farm to enjoy the fall colors.

Hayrides will run on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.

Saturday rides require online sign-up on the Robinette's website.

Hayride prices for ages 3+ are $10 each.

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Corn Maze at Robinette's

Maze Opening Date - Sep 7, 2021
Maze Type - All Ages Maze

Maze Cost - Maze tickets are $8 per person. Children from 0-2 get free entry into the maze.

Tickets for groups of 15 or more are $7 per person.

Tickets are available at the maze entrance, the Red Barn or the Activity Ticket Booth on weekends.

Maze Description -
The family-friendly 6.5-acre corn maze is available after Labor Day and goes through the end of October.

Opens at 10 am Monday through Saturday and noon on Sunday.

No pets are allowed in the Corn Maze.

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Apple Picking at Robinette's

18 varieties of apples are available for U-pick including Gala, Macintosh, Honeycrisp, Ida Red and Pink Lady.

U-Pick is not always available. Check their website or call them for an up-to-date list of varieties and picking times.

The orchards are off-limits during apple season unless u-pick is in session.

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Donuts & Cider at Robinette's

Robinette’s started making donuts back in 1972. Today, their bakery has expanded to offer breads, pies, and pastries in addition to doughnuts.

Robinette's famous pumpkin spice donut is available from Labor Day through Thanksgiving.

Fun fact: Their donut machine can make 200 dozen donuts per hour!

They also have gluten-free options, using Kind Crumbs ingredients.

As far as cider is concerned, apple cider is made fresh at their mill starting the Tuesday after Labor Day through April or early May.

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Play Area at Robinette's

Robinette's has a small free play area with a slide near the bakery and picnic tables.

Kids also love to play on the huge 30' x 60' jumping pillow (fee). It can hold many jumpers at one time, which makes it fun and interactive.

Weather permitting, the pillow is open every day the store is open in the spring, summer and fall (see hours). If it is too cold, too hot or if the vinyl is wet, the pillow will be closed for safety reasons.

Price for the jumping pillow is $5 per person for unlimited jumping during one day, although you may be asked to rotate jumpers on busy days.
Weight limit is 225 pounds.

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Farm Animals at Robinette's

Animals at the petting zoo include sheep, goats, ponies, and ducks. Pony rides also available.

The petting zoo is available each Sunday, weather permitting, in September and October from 12pm-4pm

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Robinettes farm animals

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Farm Market at Robinette's

The Apple Haus is home to the bakery, lunch counter and eating area, cider mill, home-grown fresh fruits and a variety of other tasty treats.

Depending on the season, you can purchase sweet and tart cherries, peaches, apricots, apples, nectarines and pumpkins.

Robinette’s also has more than 20 Michigan-made wines and ciders in the winery. They have several fruit wines, including Cranberry, Apple, Blueberry, Passionate Peach Spumante and Chocolate.

There is a wine tasting room near the gift shop in the gift barn.

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Farm Open Hours:
Apple Haus: Tues-Sat, 8 am - 5:30 pm
Apple Haus Lunch: 11 am - 3 pm on days they're open
Winery: Tues-Sat, 10 am - 5:30 pm
Petting Zoo: Sundays, Sept & Oct, noon-4 pm
Corn Maze Opens at 10 am Mon-Sat & noon on Sunday

Pets Allowed? Yes

Dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on a 6' leash and cleaned up after.

Please note: dogs are not permitted in the buildings, corn maze, or hayrides.

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