Tanners Orchard - Apples and Cider in Central Illinois

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Open Hours for the Season

July & August
M-Sa 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed

September & October
Every Day 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

November
M-Sa 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Festival Days include:

  • Saturdays and Sundays in September and October
  • Labor Day (Monday, September 2nd)
  • Columbus Day (Friday, October 11th through Monday, October 14th)

 

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Weather

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Speer, IL

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Humidity: 36%
Wind: E at 15 mph

Family Fun

CORN MAZE

Try to find your way through the maze while getting a card at each checkpoint, you could win a prize at the end of the season. Cost is $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Call 309.493.5442 for group rates. You can get a full-size version of this map with checkpoints at the maze itself!

FARM MARKET

Tanners Farm Market is the place to buy the freshest apples, pumpkins and cider around. But there’s a lot more at Tanners Market, like jams, apple butter, kettle corn and gourmet foods. You’ll also find harvest-themed decorations and floral displays.

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$3.00 week days (ages 2 -12)
$7.00 Festival Days includes unlimited Barrel Train, pony rides and Tanners Apple-Dega (ages 2 – 12)

Ages 13-55 are $5.00 on Festival Days only
Adults are free during the week! (Except on Festival Days)

Visa and MasterCard accepted.

Click here for our interactive playground map!

GEM MINING

Pan for your own gems!

SCARECROW CHARACTERS

If you have always wanted to meet Johnny Appleseed, now you can at Tanners Orchard! Our life-size scarecrow characters are a great photo opportunity for your family. Don't forget your camera!

WAGON RIDES

On Festival Days, take a ride in our covered wagons and go pick apples fresh from our trees. The wagons run Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. They also run on Labor Day and Columbus Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the week the wagons are used for the school tours. There is no straw for those with allergies.

PONY RIDES

Pony rides are included in the price of the playground on Festival Days in September and October.

HARVEST HALL

Tanners' Harvest Hall is a large hoop barn next to the playground that houses picnic tables for your enjoyment.

HARVEST TENT

Tanners' Harvest Tents are available to rent for birthday parties and other special events. Click here for more information.

FARM ANIMALS

Goats and llamas really enjoy it when you come visit them! Watch the goats climb the Billy Goat Bridge to the roof of another building and into their Billy Goat Tree House. Come on out and interact with our ducks, goats, rabbits and llamas!

APPLE BIN BAKERY

When you visit Tanners Orchard be sure and stop by the Apple Bin Bakery, where you’ll find fresh baked goodies all season long! From pies and donuts to soups and sandwiches, the Apple Bin Bakery is a great place to grab a snack or have a nice lunch.

OLD MARKET EATERY

Enjoy grilled pork chops, grilled chicken breast sandwiches, rib eye sandwiches, hot dogs, and cider brats! In September & October 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday.

DUCK POND

We have added a small duck pond for our ducks. Come and watch them play and splash in their new home. You can also feed them.

MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

This year we will be featuring different music every weekend. Check out our calender of events for the schedule. We will also have live piano music starting on Friday, September 17th, and every Friday through the end of October.

TANNERS APPLE-DEGA

We have put in a race track for our new pedal carts. Parents can join in the fun and show their kids what they can do. We even have two person pedal carts available on Festival days from 10am to 5pm

U-PICK APPLES AND PUMPKINS

Visiting our orchard to pick apples and pumpkins is a tradition for many families across central Illinois. Why not make it a tradition for your family too?