Apple Picking

Family Apple Picking

Harbes Orchard in Riverhead is the only Harbes location that offers apple picking! Our 15- acre apple orchard has apples that are within reach of the smallest of hands!

  • Over 24 different apple varieties ripen throughout the season.
  • Ride on our Apple Express to the ripest apples
  • Open from 9am-6pm every weekend in September and October
  • Only 70 miles from NYC

Apple Varieties and Ripening Schedule

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Robin Hood Corn Maze

Go on an exciting quest to help Robin Hood defeat the Sherriff’s Champion! Win the day by finding your equipment in the maze, our engaging actors will bring your quest to life along your travels!

  • 5-acre maze, approx. 35 minutes
  • Practice your archery and sword fighting skills along the way, all in a good day’s work
  • Open from 10am-5:30pm every weekend in September and October

Pumpkin Picking

Find the perfect pumpkin in our 5-acre pumpkin patch! With an assortment of pumpkins, gourds and specialty pumpkins to choose from, finding your perfect pumpkin is easy!

  • Come earlier in the season and pick pumpkins right off the vine
  • Use our complimentary wagons to bring pumpkins to your car
  • Hay bales, corn stalks and mums also available (while supplies last)

Harbes Vineyard Wines

Enjoy a glass of our award winning wine as you enjoy our farm! Our most popular wines are available by the glass or bottle – take a few home to enjoy later!

  • 2013 Steel Fermented Chardonnay
  • 2013 Chardonnay-Riesling Blend
  • 2013 Semi-Dry Rose
  • 2012 Merlot

Concession Offerings

We offer a delicious assortment of lunch items and sweet snacks. Try one of our freshly made Harbes apple cider donuts!

  • Our own Roasted Sweet Corn
  • Fresh Mozzarella And Tomato Panini
  • Sabrett Hot Dogs
  • Freshly Made Apple Cider Donuts
  • Homemade Apple Turnovers
  • Our homemade Caramel & Candy Apples
  • And more!

Spooky Maze (Nighttime)

Get spooked in our nighttime Spooky Maze! Watch out for our spooky characters as you wander through the maze! Great spooky family fun for all ages!

  • Approximately 45 minutes
  • Each group needs a flashlight to enter. Bring your own or purchase one at our ticketbooth
  • Open from 7pm-9:30pm Friday and Saturday nights from Columbus Day weekend through 10/24, weather permitting
  • Pricing: $13.95 general admission

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Admission Tickets

Ages 13+
per admission

Ages 3-12
per admission

Combo Package – Our Best Value!
*Includes Apple Picking, Corn Maze and Pumpkin Hay Ride

$19
(a $4 saving)
$17
(a $4 saving)

Apple Picking Area

*Each person entering apple picking area must purchase admission ticket.

*Each admission includes a Harbes Bag to fill with apples (holds 6-8 apples)

*Ticket includes price of apples that fit in Harbes Bag.

$8 $8
Corn Maze Admission $10 $8
Hay Ride $5 $5

Pony Rides $5 per person

*Kids 2 and under free for all admission areas. Kids 2 and under do not receive a Harbes Bag for apple picking area.

Hours & Rules of the Apple Orchard

Open weekends starting 9/5 through 10/31.

General Farm Hours: 9am-6pm

Corn Maze Hours: 10am – 5:30pm

Also open on the following weekdays:

  • Monday, 9/7 (Labor Day)
  • Monday, 9/14 and Tuesday, 9/15 (Rosh Hashanah)
  • Wednesday, 9/23 (Yom Kippur)
  • Monday, 10/12 (Columbus Day)

SPOOKY MAZE (Nighttime):

  • Open Friday and Saturday nights starting 10/9 through 10/30.
  • Spooky Maze Hours: 7pm-9:30pm

*Attractions and Farm are open weather permitting, Always Check Website For Updates.

  • No Pets
  • No Outside Food or Drinks

Location

5698 Sound Ave, Riverhead NY 11901 | 631.369.1111

*Just East of Manor Lane on Sound Ave.
*Only 1 mile West of our Mattituck Farmstand

“What a great day we had today at Harbes. Apples ripe and juicy and just the right height for the kids to reach for themselves. The corn maze was alot of fun too. We’ll definitely be back.”

-Anthony A.

Apple Varieties and Ripening Times

Early September

Description
Ultima Gala A great choice for snacking, Gala is a variety developed in New Zealand. It has a mild flavor that “picky eaters” prefer, plus a striking bright yellow-red color that also makes it visually appealing.
Zestar An early season apple that’s juicy, with a light and crisp texture.
Sansa Red, medium and large, Sansa is sweet with come acidity.  Resembles a Gala flavor.
Blondee A superior early yellow apple that is sweet and crunchy.
Gale Gala A great choice for snacking, Gala is a variety developed in New Zealand. It’s got the mild flavor that “picky eaters” prefer, plus a striking bright yellow-red color that also makes it visually appealing.
Rubymac Rubymac is a red apple that has balanced flavors with some pleasing tartness. 
Mid September
Honeycrisp Complex, sweet-tart flavor, Honeycrisp are excellent for eating and salads and good for sauces, baking, and pies.  The apple is juicy and super-crisp with yellow flesh.
Daybreak Fuji Fuji apples have it all – they’re super sweet, wildly juicy, extremely crisp, and ideal for snacking.
Crimson Crisp Extremely crisp. Very good, rich flavor that is sweet, sharp and spicy.
Late September
Golden Delicious Mild with a sweet flavor, Golden Delicious are juicy and crisp with a light yellow flesh.  They are excellent for eating, salads, and sauces and good for pies, baking, and freezing.
Crown Empire Born of Red Delicious and McIntosh parents, this apple is superior to both parents in flavor and storability. The creamy white flesh is crisp & juicy; sweeter than it is tart. Excellent for fresh eating, cooking & cider.
Snapdragon A new New York apple characterized by “monster crunch.” One of its parents is the Honeycrisp, and you’ll love the spicy/sweet flavor.
Early October
Jonagold De Coster It’s a cross between mellow Golden Delicious and tart Jonathan apples, and creates a great aroma when baked in apple pies.
Shizuka Yellow with red-orange blush. Sweeter with less acid than Mutsu and excellent flavor.
Autumn Gala The fruit color is orange-red and overall quality is similar to that of traditional Gala.
Cameo A bright, red-striped apple with a creamy orange color; firm and crisp. It has a thin skin with a sweet/tart flavor, and makes a great fresh eating apple. 
Keepsake Keepsake is a hard, very crisp apple with juicy light yellow flesh. Strongly aromatic flavor.
Red Jonaprince Jonaprince has the large size and excellent flavor of its parent, Jonagold Prince. Very popular with good flavor.
Crimson Topaz Crimson Topaz has a thin flesh with a crisp, juicy interior. Just as the name implies, it is a deep shade of crimson. This apple is also balanced with tart and sweet flavors.
Mid October
Suncrisp This apple’s color gives it a sunset-worthy appearance. The fruit is sweet, rich and mildly aromatic.
Albermarle Pippin This old time or “antique” apple variety was an important commercial variety in the early 1900s. The fruit is greenish-yellow, medium to large with excellent fruit quality.
Red Cameo Crisp, juicy, sweet-tart flavor, Red Cameo is good for eating or baking.
ruby frost RubyFrost boasts a beautiful rich color and definitive crisp texture, blending a delicate balance of sweet and tart flavors that make it an ideal pairing with a glass of red wine or a light fresh salad. It’s also a great new baking and recipe ingredient choice.
Late October
Enterprise A modern American late-season apple with a sharp flavor.
Gold Rush A modern apple variety related to Golden Delicious, with crisp hard flesh and a good sugar / acid balance.
Aztec Rose Fuji Fuji apples have it all – they’re super sweet, wildly juicy, extremely crisp, and ideal for snacking.
Maslin Pink Lady Pink Lady has a flavor best described as crisp, juicy and tangy.