Halfway between Bellingham and Lynden, families and visitors of all ages find one of the area’s most beloved farms, BelleWood Acres. Home to 21 indelibly delicious apple varieties, this working orchard boasts a distillery and events center, a farm market, a pumpkin patch and a café. BelleWood has something for everyone every day, all year long. From families and lunch meetings, to school field trips and foodies, BelleWood Acres is a beloved outing for Whatcom families.
While fun events and activities take place at BelleWood Acres daily, it’s September and October when the farm really gets hopping with Harvest Happens!, BelleWood’s famous fall festival.
During the week, the farm plays host to group tours and u-pick apples, with ripe apple varieties posted on the website weekly. Area companies and groups can schedule special fall celebrations during the week with event planner, Pamela Felke by calling 360-718-7720.
Farm Tunes happens Friday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in September —showcasing the region’s most sought after musicians and great comfort food on the event center patio. Weekends tend to get a little bit crazy.
On Saturdays and Sundays, BelleWood is off the hook with tractor led apple bin train rides, distillery tours, corn cannons, face painting, live music, caramel apples, fresh apple cider and more. You can even get lost in the corn maze. With opportunities for the entire family to play, eat, shop and drink, getting your fall on is easy at BelleWood Acres this fall. Pumpkins will roll in around the beginning of October, filling the days with oodles of children scurrying through the patch to find their perfect Jack-o-lantern.
Eat at BelleWood Country Café, a full-service restaurant featuring darn fine farm food. Chef Josh and his team create down home fresh food daily. Shop in the farm store for specialty gifts and local products that you won’t find anywhere else. Taste farm to bottle apple distillations free from 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m daily. BelleWood Distilling offers eight kind spirits: Honeycrisp Vodka, Raspberry Vodka, Straightforward Vodka, Straightforward Gin, Reserve Brandy, Eau de Vie, Pumpkin Spice and BelleWood Bruce. Register at bellewoodfarms.com for a full blown educational distillery tour on weekends presented at noon and again at 2:00 p.m. by BelleWood’s spirit masters.
You won’t want to miss Harvest Happens! at BelleWood this September and October. For more information about BelleWood Acres and the farm’s fall happenings, visit BelleWood Acres online.