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Sunrise Apple Orchard has been a family farming tradition since 1934 in Gays Mills, Wisconsin - in the Mississippi River valley written about by Mark Twain.

Sunrise Orchard - A Family Tradition

Heritage comparable to Mark Twain's Mississippi River Stories

Mark Twain wrote fondly of the mighty Mississippi River and, its activities, and the land surrounding it - rolling hills, bluffs, and rich farmland. It's a heritage in the history we pass along in our traditional reading of Mark Twain's books. Sunrise Orchards has a rich heritage in the land itself. Our orchard is situated on rich farmland amongst green rolling hills that make Wisconsin stand apart from other areas known for apple growing.

Our Apple Orchard and growing a variety of apples has been a family tradition - now 4 generations for over 75 years. Quality is a standard we take seriously and that's why we submit ourselves to USDA oversight as assurance of safety and quality to your family - from our family.

Follow the pathways written about by Mark Twain, take in the sights, sounds and abundance of the Mississippi River Valley. It's an adventure no matter the season. But then take a short detour inland to Gays Mills where we're located. You will find a few treats for your taste buds - the World famous Honeycrisp apple and our freshly made Apple Cider Doughnuts. Mark Twain wasn't able to enjoy them in his time - but you can today!

Don't worry if you can't make the journey - you can also buy our apples at other locations or stay in touch with our newsletter.

Orchard News & Events

August 2014

When: August 18, 2014
Tentative Opening Date for 2014 is August 18th!!! Apple time is getting close:-)

September 2014

Sunrise "Donut Daze"

When: September 13-14, 2014

Mouth watering and absolutely delicious...everyone has to try one of our Sunrise Apple Cider Donuts!!  They are so special here at Sunrise that we have dedicated an entire weekend of fun just for them!!!

Sunrise Honeycrisp Days

When: September 20-21, 2014

A sure sign that fall is here and we are going to celebrate the first weekend of Autumn enjoying wonderful Honeycrisp apples!!!  Honeycrisp harvest is a little later this year because of the later spring but after the first bite, you will agree it was worth wait. This is a tentative date at this time....we will know the exact date by the end of May when we see how spring progresses!

Gays Mills Apple Festival

When: September 27-28, 2014

Fun and entertainment for the entire family....The 56th Annual Gays Mills Apple Festival!!!  A great time to visit the orchard.  Parade at 1:30 on Sunday!!

October 2014

Sunrise Sampler Days

When: October 4-5, 2014

The tradition of sampling and enjoying many of our famous Sunrise products continue.  Food and fun galore for the entire family!

Family Fun Days

When: October 11-12, 2014

Fun for the entire family with many things planned for the children to do. Come enjoy face painting, magic and much more!!  A great selection of apples available here at the orchard.  Hope to see you at Sunrise this weekend.

Colorama Weekend

When: October 18-19, 2014

Fall is in the air.  A great weekend to make a trip to Sunrise to enjoy the colors of autumn in the Kickapoo Valley!!

Raking in the Savings Weekend

When: October 25-26, 2014

Falling leaves and falling prices.  A great weekend to stock up with special autumn savings at Sunrise!

December 2014

Yes, we are open everyday!

When: Open Daily Until December 22

Open daily here at Sunrise with a large selection of apples, apple cider, donuts and many other fine Wisconsin products.  Hours of business are as follows:  November (9am to 4pm), December (9am to 3pm Monday thru Saturday and Sunday open until noon) closing for the season on December 22.  Did you know that Sunrise Orchards ships wonderful holiday gift boxes anywhere in the continental United States?