Kimmel Orchard Cherry Festival

On June 29-30, Kimmel Orchard will be hosting their annual Cherry Festival! This day will kick off at 9 AM and will be a great destination for you and your family.

Our U-Pick will be open and our cherry trees will be full of fresh produce ready to be picked by you and your family. Enjoy a nice hayrack ride to and from the orchard and explore our brand new Tree Dome nature trail while you are out there as well. This is a great way to gain the full experience of the orchard, and you’ll even see the 170-year-old Eastern Cottonwood tree!

Our Pollinator Playground will be open to all who come to Cherry Festival as well. This is a two playground set provides enough equipment for all age groups to come and enjoy!

The Kimmel Kitchen will be open to provide meals, snacks and beverages throughout the day.

Our bar will be open serving beer, wines and hard ciders as well. You will also be able to do wine and hard cider tastings to figure out your favorites to take home! All of the wines and hard ciders sold in the Apple Barn are made with the fruits that have been hand-picked right here at Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard!

A LIVE band will be here during the Cherry Festival to provide entertainment for our guests.

Costs of U-Pick are as follows:

  • Adults (13 & older): $5
  • Kids (4­–12): $3
  • Kids (3 & under): Free
  • Seniors (62 & older): $3
  • Military (active or retired): $3

Peach Pickin’ Party!

It is prime time peach picking, so we are having a Peach Pickin’ Party!

Join us Saturday for pick your own peaches, hay rack rides, live music, wine tastings, lunch from the kitchen and other delicious peach goodies in the Apple Barn! Pre-picked peaches will also be available for those who prefer not to pick.

Plus, face painting and a balloon artist for the kiddos!

There will also be select blackberries and bubble gum plums (they literally taste like a piece of bubble gum!) available for picking as well!

The weather looks perfect and so do the peaches, so we hope you can join us for a fun day at the Orchard!

There is a $2 per person admission for U-Pick and hay rack rides are included with admission. We will close the U-Pick entrance at 4:00pm to ensure adequate time for picking and returning before closing time at 5:00pm

**If you can’t make it Saturday: U-Pick will also be open starting Thursday (7/28) through Sunday (7/31).

Retail Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9am-5pm / Sunday: 11am-5pm

Apple Blossom Ball @ Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard

We’re kicking off the season with an evening cocktail extravaganza….or just a really good party!  Food, friends, drinks, silly hats, jokes, silly friends, and very specific talk of Nebraska football’s depth chart. So let’s nail down the details so you can mark your calendar:

When: April 29th

Where: Kimmel Orchard Apple Barn

Time: 8pm-12am (doors will open at 7:30pm!)

Tickets: $5 Cover

Who’s the Band: Fever & The Funkhouse

So if you’re thinking…Apple Blossom Ball, sounds fancy, probably have to dress up. Let us assure you there is no formal dress code! Wear jeans, a dress, shorts and a t-shirt, heels, cowboy boots…whatever tickles your fancy! The only dress code requirement: attire has ability to DANCE and PARTY!

It’s going to be a rockin’ evening to help kick off our season and celebrate Arbor Day!


Pink Lady Party @ Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard

Join us at the Orchard October 17-18th for a Pink Lady Party!

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we coincidentally have Pink Ladies apples now in season, we are celebrating with a Pink Lady Party! Best part– we will be DONATING 1/2 OF OUR U-PICK ADMISSION SALES to cancer research!

U-Pick apples and pumpkins are most definitely still available! We will have live music both Saturday and Sunday, the kitchen will be serving up lunch, pies and other yummy goodies, and the Apple Barn will still be stocked with your favorite fall treats! Wine tastings are available too, of course!

And, we strongly encourage you to WEAR PINK when you visit…it might just land you a “pretty pink” discount! 🙂

We hope you can join us for another fun-filled weekend at the Orchard! Saturday: 9am-5pm, Sunday: 11am-5pm.

*Apple varieites available for U-Pick: PINK LADY, Blushing Gold, Winesap, Fuji, Braeburn, Idared, Red & Golden Delicious.

**Visiting the Orchard is free of charge. There is a $2 per person U-Pick admission (2 and under free). Hay rack rides included with admission.

Pumpkin Festival @ Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard

Join us October 10th & 11th for our annual Pumpkin Festival!

We invite you to join us as we celebrate the harvests of fall at our annual Pumpkin Festival!

Enjoy a hayrack ride out to the pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkins, or take a turn at trying to wind your way through our corn maze!  U-Pick apples will be winding down, so don’t miss an opportunity to stock up on your favorite apple varieties!

We will also have Live Music, PONY RIDES, live woodcarving (Sat. only) and delicious BBQ items in our kitchen!  Hot apple cider, apple doughnuts, fresh baked pies,caramel apples, and wine tastings will all be available as well!

We hope you can join us for a fun fall afternoon at the Orchard!

Saturday: 9am-5pm / Sunday: 11am-5pm

**Visiting the Apple Barn is free of charge. There is a $2/person U-Pick admission which includes the hay rack rides.

Honeycrisp Harvest Party @ Kimmel Orchard

We are excited to be opening up U-Pick this Thursday, so we thought we’d celebrate with a HONEYCRISP HARVEST PARTY this weekend!

Everyone’s favorite apple is now available and it is prime time for picking HONEYCRISP!

We invite you to visit the Orchard to pick your own apples, enjoy lunch from the Kimmel Kitchen, listen to live music, sample our 12 wine varieties and browse the Apple Barn for all of your favorite goodies! We will of course have fresh baked pies, apple doughnuts and caramel apples available as well!

Honeycrisp will go fast, so don’t hesitate to pick your favorite variety while you can!

We are excited to announce that have built a BRAND NEW barn where ALL U-PICK will now take place. It is located just north of the two main buildings. It is the one with the RED TIN ROOF!

So, how it works:
• Head to the new U-Pick Barn…remember it is the one with the RED TIN ROOF!

• Once there, there will be a $2 per person admission (little ones 2 and under, free). This is where you will get your bags for picking.

• We will have hay rack rides available on Saturday’s and Sunday’s where you can enjoy a ride to the apple trees.

• After you have picked your favorites, make your way back to the U-Pick Barn, and this is where you will “Weigh & Pay” for your freshly picked apples. Apples are $1.75 per pound (except Honeycrisp…those are $2.50/lb.).

• And then, the only thing left to do is enjoy…and then go home and make some yummy desserts, of course!

**Hours: Saturday: 9am-5pm / Sunday 11am-5pm

Stargazing Fun Night @ Kimmel Orchard

Join us for an evening under the stars as we team up with our partners at the Kimmel Education & Research Center for our first ever STARGAZING FUN NIGHT!

Stargazing Fun event details-
5:30PM – Telescope Workshop: build your own telescope with Extension Educator Dr. Deb Weitzenkamp! (See further details for workshop below.)

6:30PM – Grill & Chill at the Kimmel Pavilion: Food and Drinks will be available for purchase. Also enjoy free hay rack rides around the Orchard as we wait for the movie to start!

8PM – Outdoor Movie “October Sky” PG: Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets!

AT DARK- Telescope Viewing and iPad Apps: Some telescopes and iPads will be available to share, but you are welcome to bring your own!

It’s going to be an event filled, fun and educational evening for the entire family!

Telescope Workshop Details:
Hey kids come early to the Stargazing Fun event at Kimmel Orchard and “build your own telescope” with Extension Educator Dr. Deb Weitzenkamp. Workshop fee $20 if you register by August 19th and $25 at the door. Space is limited!

For more information and workshop fee call Kimmel Education & Research Center 402-873-3166. This workshop is in conjunction with the Stargazing Fun at Kimmel Orchard. Nebraska Extension educators and UNL Astronomy students will be here to assist with telescopes and iPads.

Friday Wine Night @ Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard

Kimmel Orchard & Vineyard will be hosting another event filled Friday Wine Night!

Join us for an evening full of wining, dining, and socializing! Spokes will be serving a mouthwatering selection of fire-grilled pizzas, while Red Delicious can entertain your ears with some fun and dance-ready music!

Before your feet hit the dance floor, enjoy a sunset hay rack ride around the Orchard and participate in a tradition as old as wine itself with our good ole’ fashioned GRAPE STOMP!

We hope you can join us for this fun evening at the Orchard!

Doors open at 6:30pm with music starting at 8pm.

Admission: $5