Tanners Orchard is gearing up for another lively season, marking their 76th year of apple picking, wagon rides, and freshly baked goods. Starting July 31st, Tanners Orchard opens its doors again, with plenty of activities and events planned to excite fall enthusiasts throughout Illinois!
Tanners Orchard was founded in 1947 on an 80-acre farm outside Speer, Illinois. Locals have come to know Tanners for their apple-growing prowess and delicious baked goods. Over the years, we have developed our farm to welcome visitors from all corners of Illinois by offering apple picking, an onsite bakery, various events, and more.
“We were so happy to celebrate our 75th Anniversary last season with such incredible guests,” Jenny Tanner, co-owner of Tanners Orchard, had to say about last year. “But don’t think we’re slowing down any this season! Now that we’re on the other end of some difficult years for everyone, we want to offer guests the same traditional Tanners they’ve come to know and love, but with more events and activities than ever.”
In addition to Tanners’ traditional offerings, we plan to host fun, new events for families, children and adults alike. Guests can expect to find delicious baked goods, boutique gifts, fun farm-themed activities, cute farm animals, and plenty more while spending the day at Tanners.
Tanners Orchard is also extending the invitation to again bring your dogs out for a day on the farm. For an admission fee of $10 per pet and a portion of proceeds going towards the ARK Humane Society in Lacon, IL, you can share the Tanners experience with your four-legged friends.
And, if you want to experience something truly unique, Tanners Orchard is partnering once more with Willow City Farm to host Goats + Yoga! Sip cider, eat donuts, take amazing fall photos, and get your daily exercise in with Tanners Orchard’s cutest residents. Those interested can sign up for this event with Willow City Farm by calling 217-899-4562. The event takes place on Sunday, September 10th. Tickets are $45 for adults and $25 for children, with cider and donuts included. A portion of proceeds goes directly to local charities in recognition of Suicide Awareness Month.
Other exciting attractions, features and events will be available at Tanners Orchard from opening day through November, including:
To participate in the festivities at Tanners Orchard or stay up-to-date on the latest happenings on the farm, stay connected with Tanners on Facebook and Instagram. Or, you can visit our events pages on our website to see the fun we have planned. We can’t wait to see you on the farm, come opening day!