SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS & TOURS AT ECKERT'S-BOYD ORCHARD


We are now booking field trips - call to sign up.

We offer School Tours and Field Trips during Apple Picking and Pumpkin Picking seasons.

800-745-0513


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SCHOOL TOURS

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

In 2018, our school tour format is changing. This year you can choose between an apple picking field trip or our Apple & Pumpkin Combo Tour. Read on.

apple PICKING TOURS

  • Available at the Versailles, KY Farm from September 12 - September 21 (no tours on Mondays or Tuesdays).
  • School Tour admission is $8 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 will ride a tractor-pulled wagon to the apple orchard where each student will pick a small bag of apples.
  • We added some new attractions this year to make the school tour experience more enjoyable. Enjoy Billy Bob's Pig Races, Jumping Pad, Animals for Petting, Large Playground Area + More.
  • 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.

Apple + pumpkin combination tour

     

    • Available at the Versailles, KY Farm from September 26 - October 26 (no tours on Mondays or Tuesdays)
    • 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 will 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.

    Making a Reservation

    Make a reservation online or call (800) 745-0513 and we can help you.

    Field Trip and Tour Details

    Please allow at least 3 hours for the tour at the Versailles, KY Farm. Spaces are limited, and reservations are required. Book your tour today by calling (800) 745-0513 today!