Apple Picking in Kansas City

We know fall is on its way when apple picking opens in Kansas City. You’ll find our favorites in this list, with many of the orchards picking their best apples in September and October. Be sure to check their social media accounts for the latest picking reports and weather delays.

Mom Tips Before You Go Apple Picking

  • Confirm how the applies are priced – often it’s a price per bag so be sure to take full advantage and fill to the top!
  • Too pick an apple properly, roll the apple upward and twist it off the branch. It should pop off easily if it’s ready for picking (and eating!)
  • Make a plan for your apples. Do you want apples to eat or apples to bake with? It makes a difference! Check out our tips here.
  • Store your baking apples in the fridge until you’re ready to use them.

Missouri Apple Picking

Johnson Farms Plants and Pumpkins (Belton, Mo.)

A bumper crop of apples including Red and Golden Delicious, Braeburn, Fuji, Granny Smith and Pink Lady from the 5,000 U-Pick apple tree orchard Check their social media for latest picking availability. Picking begins in mid-September

KCMC Tip: Don’t forget to pick up a gorgeous mum from their choice of seven colors.

Alldredge Orchard (Platte City, Mo.)

Get your apples and pumpkins in one spot! Alldredge is open Saturdays and Sundays in September and October for apple picking and weekends in October for pumpkins. The orchard also has a playground, store, bakery and cafe and farm animals. U Pick is not available every weekend; check social media before heading out. Opening day is September 2.

KCMC Tip: Check Facebook before you go to ensure the variety of apples available is one you want.

Weston Red Barn (Weston, Mo.)

Beginning Labor Day Weekend, the farm is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily through the first weekend in November. The U-Pick season for apples begins at the end of August. Pre-picked apples are available in the country store throughout the fall with a variety of kinds to choose from.

KCMC Tip: Admission and parking are free. Just pay for the activities you want to participate in.

Kansas Apple Picking

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Cider Hill Family Orchard (Kansas City, Kan.)

An apple wagon will take you to pick from the orchard’s more than 1,500 apple trees. Once you fill your bags, you can pick out a pumpkin or fish at one of the orchard’s five ponds. Cider Hill apples are already available and pumpkin season begins in October. Closed Mondays.

KCMC Tip: Apples are sold by the bag size not the weight so fill that bag up to the top!

Gieringers Family Orchard (Edgerton)

U-pick apples now through October. Check Facebook for variety availability and picking reports or sign up for their newsletters. Don’t miss their apple cider donuts and strawberry lemonade slushies!
KCMC Tip: Check out their soft serve ice cream, available in peach and vanilla flavors.


Though we aim to ensure the accuracy of all our postings, we always advise you check online before heading out for the most up-to-date information regarding availability.


Sarah grew up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza, and now Overland Park. Sarah is mom to 10-year-old, Henry, 7-year-old Clark and 5-year-old Lucy. She has her master’s in urban administration and is passionate about making Kansas City a more equitable and supportive community. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, hike, travel as much as possible, and experience all things Kansas City!