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Date Creek Ranch to host Apple Festival Sept. 1-2

The Date Creek Ranch Apple Festival, a major fundraiser for the PTSA at Morristown Elementary and Rainbow Girls of Glendale, will be Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-2.

Both groups sell products made from ranch apples as well as drinks and lunch at the event, according to a news release. Additionally, organic apples from Date Creek Ranch’s orchards are available on a U-pick basis.

If apple supplies hold out, the U-pick will continue the Monday of Labor Day weekend, but the Festival is Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. 

With picnic tables, riparian habitat to hike, a petting zoo, wild turkeys to scout out, and fruit to munch as you pick, it is the perfect adventure for a family outing or excursion with friends, organizers said. Boxes, pickers, and wheelbarrows are available, making the picking easy. 

The ranch is open to the public from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Apples are $1.50 per pound.

The ranch is 22 miles northwest of Wickenburg on Highway 93; turn right between mileposts 178 and 177. Four miles more on Date Creek Ranch Road brings you to the orchards.

Call the ranch or check the website for more information, 928-231-9058 or


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