At Doles Orchard we love to share what we do with the community. Below you will see a few of our annual events that you can participate in. We are always looking for more ways to encourage the community to learn more about sustainability and the importance of small local businesses. If you have ideas, or would like us to participate in an event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvest Concert Series
To celebrate this bountiful time of year, Doles Orchard has been offering free live concerts during the height of apple season for over 10 years now. Always taking place on Sundays from 1-4pm, you will enjoy wonderful music from talented musicians from around Maine and beyond.
While you are here, enjoy free hayrides, the Straw Maze, an abundance of pick-your-own apples and raspberries, and a wide selection of baked goods. Picnic baskets, blankets and chairs are welcome. Bring the family and spend the day with us!
For over 15 years now, owner Nancy Bunting has been taking Pre-K through 2nd Grade school groups on a tour around the apple orchard. Other age groups are welcome, but the typical tour is geared towards the younger children. We can work with teachers on incorporating some of their curriculum into the tour for older kids to learn and enjoy.
The typical tour takes a walk through the orchard to pick a few different apples varieties, while learning about types of larger pests and how we protect the apples from them, the best way to pick-your-own, and how we pick for resale. Also included in the tour is a hayride, a trip to the pumpkin patch for a small pumpkin or gourd, and a snack with fresh cider. We do have a minimum number of participants required to schedule a school tour and our schedule fills up quickly. Please call Nancy to book your trip! 207-793-4409