SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS & TOURS AT ECKERT'S FARMS


Now Booking School and Group Tours

We offer School Tours and Group Tours during Peach Picking (Belleville), Apple Picking and Pumpkin Picking seasons.

800-745-0513


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peach picking group tours - belleville farm

Available at the Belleville Farm July 16 - August 9. Group Tours offered Tuesday-Friday.

  • Location: 951 South Green Mount Road, Belleville, IL 62220

  • The perfect group tour outing.

  • Available July 16 - August 9 from 9am – 2pm.

  • Cost: $6 per person.

  • Group can ride a tractor-pulled wagon to the orchard where they will pick a small bag of peaches to take home.

  • Reservations must be made in advance with a minimum of 10 paid participants to qualify for group rate.

Group Rate - Belleville & Grafton Farms

Available at the Belleville or Grafton Farm July 16 - August 9. Group Tours offered Tuesday-Friday.

  • Location: 951 South Green Mount Road, Belleville, IL 62220 or 20995 Eckert Orchard Road, Grafton, IL 62037.

  • The perfect group tour outing.

  • Choose between Apple Picking which is available September 10 - September 20 or Pumpkin Picking which is available September 24 - October 31.

  • Cost: $6 per person.

  • Group can ride a tractor-pulled wagon to the orchard where the group will pick a small bag of apples OR a pumpkin to take home.

  • Self guided tour

  • Voucher for fresh apple cider

  • Reservations must be made in advance with a minimum of 10 paid participants to qualify for group rate.

millstadt fun farm APPLE PICKING TOURS

NEW! this year - Carnival Rides will be available every day school tours are offered & are included in the school tour price.

Available at the Millstadt Farm from September 11 - September 20. There are no tours Mondays and Tuesdays.

  • Location: 2719 Eckert Orchard Lane, Millstadt, IL 62260

  • Apple Picking School Tour are offered at our Millstadt Farm: reservations available on Wednesdays-Fridays.

  • The Apple Picking Tour is available: September 11– September 20 from 9am – 2pm (no tours available on Mondays or Tuesdays).

  • School Tour admission is $9 per student, $6 per chaperone, teachers are free – you will “hold” your spot upon making your reservation and will pay upon arriving to the farm for your field trip. There is no fee for teachers and aids as employed by the school. Teachers must present school ID at check-in.

  • The group can ride a tractor-pulled wagon to the apple orchard where each student will pick a small bag of apples.

  • Grades Pre-K through 4th grades

  • Eckert’s requires a minimum 1:5 adult to student ratio to ensure the safety of our guests and the preservation of our orchards.

Millstadt Fun Farm Combination tour

Available at the Millstadt Farm in September and October. There are no tours Mondays and Tuesdays.

  • Location: 2719 Eckert Orchard Lane, Millstadt, IL 62260

  • Combination Apple & Pumpkin picking at the Millstadt Farm: reservations available on Wednesdays-Fridays.

  • The Combination Apple & Pumpkin Picking Tours are available September 25- October 25 from 9am - 2pm (no tours available on Mondays or Tuesdays.)

  • The Millstadt farm is our entertainment farm and is packed full of fun including: Billy Bob’s Pig Races, the pumpkin canon show, jumping pillow, mine shaft slide, Fort Eckert play area and other fun activities.

  • School Tour admission is $9 per student, $6 per chaperone, teachers are free – you will “hold” your spot upon making your reservation and will pay upon arriving to the farm for your field trip. There is no fee for teachers and aids as employed by the school. Teachers must present school ID at check-in..

  • Groups can ride a tractor-pulled wagon to the orchard and patch where they will pick one apple and one pumpkin to take home.

  • Grades Pre-K through 4th grades

  • Eckert’s requires a minimum 1:5 adult to student ratio to ensure the safety of our guests and the preservation of our orchards.

Tour/School Field Trip Includes

  • Picking experience

  • Time in the Kids Corral Play Area

  • Petting Farm

  • Carnival Rides

  • Tractor and Wagon Ride

  • Sample of Apple Cider

versailles, kentucky COMBINATION APPLE & PUMPKIN PICKING TOURS

Available at the Versailles Farm mid-September through October. There are no tours on Mondays or Tuesday.

APPLE + PUMPKIN COMBINATION TOUR

  • Location: 1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles, KY 40383

  • School Tour admission is $9 per student and $6 per adult – you will “hold” your spot when you call in to make your reservation, but you will pay for the field trip at the gate. There is no fee for teachers and aids as employed by the school. Teachers must present school ID at check-in.

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour time, to get your class checked in and to pay.

  • The group can ride a tractor-pulled wagon to the apple orchard & pumpkin patch. Each person will pick one apple to eat and one apple to take home and then walk to the pumpkin patch where they will pick a pumpkin that they can carry.

  • Grades Pre-K through 5th grades

  • Eckert’s requires a minimum 1:5 adult to student ratio to ensure the safety of our guests and the preservation of our orchards.

TOUR/SCHOOL FIELD TRIP INCLUDES

  • A tractor pulled wagon ride

  • Picking experience

  • Time in the Kids Corral Play Area

  • Petting Farm

  • Educational Show

  • Sample of Apple Cider and Cider Donut


Supervision

Eckert’s requires a minimum ratio of 1 adult for every 5 children to better ensure the safety of our guests and the preservation of our orchards. Please share this handout with both your students and their parents to help us increase student safety and decrease waste in the orchard.

No Call No Show Fee

In respect of other tour groups and to maintain booking flexibility, there is a $25 fee for any tour group that misses its appointment without first contacting Eckert’s within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment.

Inclement Weather

If in question of the weather, the above fee will be waived for all cancellations, and Eckert’s will be happy to assist in rescheduling your tour.

Picnicking

Eckert’s has plenty of space for picnicking; however, you may want to bring blankets for additional seating.

Educational Materials

Eckert’s recommends visiting the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom website for additional educational resources, including the free and printer-friendly Apple Ag Mag and Pumpkin Ag Mag.

Making a Reservation

Call (618) 233-0513 and we can help you.

Field Trip and Tour Details

Please allow at least 2 hours for the Tour at the Belleville or Grafton Farm and at least 3 hours for the tour at the Millstadt Farm. Spaces are limited, and reservations are required. Book your tour online or call (618) 233-0513 today!