Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Annual Apple Tasting Tour kicks off October 1st

This October marks Wayne County’s 15th annual Apple Tasting Tour. Families and apple lovers alike are invited to come spend time outdoors this fall, enjoying the crisp autumn air, taking in the colors of the season, picking their favorite apples and discovering all the different orchards and apple-related businesses that make up this vibrant agricultural region.

The “Apple Tasting Tour Challenge” runs all October. While visiting any of the 14 participating farms and farm markets, people can get their “tour cards” stamped to enter to win one of four Gift Baskets. Cards are available at all the tour locations, online or by calling Wayne County Tourism at 800-527-6510. During “Tasting Weekend” (October 5-8) visitors can learn about the many varieties of apples and figure out which ones are their favorites by “taste testing” the different types at the markets on the Tour. They can also enjoy harvest food samplings, enter to win door prizes and participate in the unique activities each business has planned.

Apple lovers can get involved before the live Tour actually kicks off in cyber-space. By liking the Apple Tasting Tour page on Facebook, fans can keep up with the latest news about upcoming Tour events, get apple trivia and fun facts, and sign up to win a weekly drawing for a $20 gift certificate to one of the Tour’s participating businesses. Winners will be announced on Facebook each week of September and have the option to pick up their gift certificate at the Wayne County Tourism Office in Lyons or have it mailed to them. The Facebook sweepstakes runs through the beginning of October.

The 14 Apple Tasting Tour participating businesses are:
Apple Shed
3391 Maple Ridge Road, Newark
Brownell’s Farm Market
5247 East Lake Rd. Williamson
Burnaps Farm Market &
Garden Café
7277 Maple Avenue, Sodus
Cracker Box Palace
at Alasa Farms
6450 Shaker Road, Alton
Heluva Good Cheese
Country Store
6152 Barclay Road, Sodus
Lagoner’s Farm Market
6895 Lake Avenue, Williamson
Long Acre Farms
1342 Eddy Road, Macedon
Mason Farms and Farm Market
3135 Ridge Rd West, Williamson
Morgan’s Farm Market
3843 Cory Corners Road, Marion
Orbaker’s Fruit Farm Inc.
3451 Lake Road, Williamson
Orchard View Country Market
10006 Ridge Road, North Rose
The Stand & The Kitchen
at Mills Fruit Farm
10979 Ridge Road, Wolcott
Thorpe Vineyard
8150 Chimney Heights Boulevard,
Young Sommer Winery
4287 Jersey Road, Williamson

Once on the Tour, visitors can get information and directions to each site via the Tour’s new mobile locator. The mobile locator is part of the Tour’s new website,

For more information on the Apple Tasting Tour, visit the official website, like the Tour’s Facebook page or call the Wayne County Tourism at 800-527-6510.