Apple Country Orchards
Head to Apple Country
The apples are plentiful and flavorful in the West Texas Panhandle Plains town of Idalou, known as "Apple Country." With over 6,000 trees, and a long growing season, the area's apples have the time to ripen up perfectly and develop a delicious flavor, so come out ready to get up in the trees and pick your own. Or, you can purchase pre-picked apples from the country store, where there is also a bakery, country cafe and gift shop with just about any recipe variation that an apple lover could dream of, from German Apple Cake to freshly-brewed cider. In the fall, there’s the annual Apple Butter Festival, with a BBQ lunch, hot, fresh apple turnovers, a lady bug release in to the orchards, and loads more family fun.
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