Are you looking for a fun activity for your upcoming visit to the Laurel Highlands? If you love to immerse yourself in nature and discover local gems, you’re going to have the best time at Schramm’s Farms! This beautiful, family-owned farm and orchard is a wonderful day trip from Oak Lodge. It also allows you to discover some of the freshest and most delicious products in the area. Did we mention that they also host one of the top fall festivals in the region? Read on to learn more about this must-see spot, and start planning your visit today.
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Plan the Perfect Day Getaway at Schramm’s Farms
Why Should You Visit Schramm’s Farms and Orchards?
On top of being a scenic destination in the Laurel Highlands countryside, Schramm’s Farms and Orchards is a staple in the region. This family-owned farm has been selling fresh fruits and vegetables to the Pittsburgh area since 1864! Though it was relocated to its current location in 1981, Schramm’s Farms has kept the same, traditional farming methods and continues to provide locals with high-quality products.
Discover Their Products
Schramm’s Farms produces a long list of vegetables and fruits, so you’ll be surprised at the variety you find there during your visit. Their produce includes:
- Apples (more than 10 varieties!)
- Hot and sweet peppers
- Green peppers
- Sweet corn
- Berries (strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, cherries)
- Lettuce (leaf, kale)
- Cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts
- Zucchini, squash, eggplant
- Broccoli, asparagus
- Flowers (variety, selection and colors vary each year)
- And many more seasonal products!
On top of it all, Schramm’s Farms also features a wine shop, where you can find award-winning Pennsylvania wines. In the spring, their cellar is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Schramm’s Farms Fall Festival
Schramm’s Farms is not only the place to find the best local products. It’s also a destination for fun events! They regularly organize corn cookouts, car shows, summer classes for children, tours, and– our favorite — a fall festival. It runs from the end of September until the end of October. The festival offers a wonderful pumpkin patch experience paired with many festive displays of scarecrows, corn stalk mazes, pony rides, hayrides, and more. You can also find a selection of refreshments and snacks on site, including fresh-cut French fries, apple cider slush, and homemade caramel apples!
If fall is your favorite season and you want to discover more fabulous fall festivals in the Laurel Highlands, we have you covered! The Mountain Craft Days is one of our favorites; it takes you on a magical journey back in time. Browse through historically inspired crafts at the heart of Somerset, PA, taste delicious dishes created by local chefs, and enjoy live entertainment. Another fall festival we particularly like is the Delmont Apple Festival. It’s a highly anticipated event that gathers more than 25,000 visitors each year! Once you taste their mouthwatering apple cider and roam through the antiques display, you’ll understand why.
Don’t Just Visit the Laurel Highlands—Stay There!
The best thing you can do while visiting Pennsylvania is to immerse yourself in its beautiful nature, and Oak Lodge is the perfect choice for that. Our inn is nestled in the rolling hills of the Laurel Highlands and offers an ideal selection of accommodations for you and your significant other. After spending the day at Schramm’s Farms, you can drive back and enjoy walking around our beautiful property, or soak in a hot bath in your room! Every morning starts with a delicious complimentary breakfast, which includes our very own maple syrup that we make right here at the Jimberg Village!
Our accommodations are varied and offer top-notch, comfortable lodging for many types of guests. Our Main Lodge and luxury Cabins are perfect for couples, and families love our rustic Farmhouse 1868 vacation rental! Take a look at our Eagle’s Nest Suite, for your upcoming getaway. It gives you all the privacy you need as well as gorgeous waterfall views. You’ll love the king-sized bed, flat-screen television, and complimentary robes to slip into after a fun day of exploring!