Apples in the spotlight for special events at beautiful, serene local fruit farm

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Hidden Valley Orchards has been a staple in Lebanon, serving up fruits and veggies for more than 60 years.

In 2018 it was purchased by the Lane Family, who have a vision of continuing what had made the farm so successful. That vision includes creating an event destination and developing new promotions and areas to entertain guests.

It’s a farm experience that is beautiful, open and serene with a full slate of events from now through the end of the year. The event series kicked off with the All About Apples Weekend celebration Sept. 12-13 and continues this weekend with a focus on caramel apples.

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Anytime, visitors can enjoy apple treats including apple dumplings, apple cider, apple butter, apple fritters, apple cider donuts and fresh-picked apples.

BONUS FOR THE ADULTS: HVO’s Crate Room offers hard ciders along with rotating brews and picturesque views.

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Hidden Valley recently changed at the end of August at the Market & The Crate Room to new fall hours — Noon-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. A patio menu is offered from 2 p.m.-8:30 p.m., except on Fridays when HVO will have a grill out from 5-8:30 p.m. Menus are posted weekly on HVO’s Facebook page.

From now until the end of the year, there are plenty of events on the HVO calendar to get a taste of what they do.

Events include:

  • Sept. 19: Caramel apple weekend
  • Sept. 26: Bavarian weekend
  • Oct. 3-4: Apple cider weekend

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What: Hidden Valley Orchards

Where: 5474 North State Route 48, Lebanon

More information: (513) 932-1869 or

Note: Food service concludes one hour before closing time.

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