Pick-Your-Own Fruits

Apples-  Every Saturday & Sunday in September & October

Next Picking Day:

Picking Time:

Picking varieties:

Apple picking prices and sizes:

  • Half Peck bag : 5 to 6 lbs of apples …….
  • Peck bag : 11 to 12 lbs of apples ………….
  • Half Bushel bag : 20 to 22 lbs of apples
  • Entrance Fee:  
    • ( under 2 yrs. are free)
    • Includes wagon ride to and from apple field


  • Pick Your Own Apples every Saturday and Sunday in September and October.
  • Apple picking is from 10am- 4pm. Last wagon leaves at 4, those still in the apple field can pick until 4:30.
  • PLEASE NO PICNICKING IN THE APPLE ORCHARD. Picnic tables are located at the playground.
  • NO walking in the orchard.
  • Before leaving home, please check back on this page or call for picking availability 301-271-2737 and hours depending on weather conditions. Catoctin reserves the right to close the Apple Orchard due to inclement weather that may include heavy rain, thunder, lightning and/or severe winds without advanced notice in order to protect our customers and employees.
  • Cash sales ONLY. ATM is available on site (Sept. & Oct.)
  • Apple varieties will change as the season progresses. Questions regarding apple varieties please call or check out our Apple Variety tab. 
  • You must purchase your Pick Your Own bags at the check-in building located above the market on your way to the playground. You will see apple signs on the building indicating the check in for pick your own apples.
  • No outside containers, bags, and backpacks are permitted inside the orchard. Please leave bags and personal items in your car.
  • There is a $3 entrance fee per person to enter the apple orchard which includes a wagon ride out to Apple field to pick. Age three and younger are free.
  • All Apples picked must fit inside the bag you purchased. You cannot carry any Apples out of the Orchard. If you do, you will have to buy an additional Bag for them.
  • Pets are not allowed in the Orchard
  • If you drop an apple or an apple falls off the tree while picking, we kindly ask you to pick it up to ensure no apple goes to waste. Thank You.

Black Raspberries  

Next Picking Day: Picking is over for the 2022 season

Picking Time: 

Picking Steps:

  1. Check-in at the PYO white building on the way to the playground to purchase your container. You MUST purchase one of our containers to pick. NO outside containers allowed.
  2. CASH ONLY sales. ATM on site
  3. You must ride the PYO wagon to and from the picking field, NO WALKING. Entrance fee $3 per person (under 3 free) wagon ride included.
  4. Board the PYO wagon located past the market entrance towards the playground.
  5. Happy Picking and stay hydrated.

Tart Pie Cherries 

Will not have Pick You Own Sweet Cherries for 2022. We do have a good supply of picked Sweet Cherries in the Market now.


Next Picking Day: Over for the 2022 season

Picking Time:

Picking Steps:

  1. Drive your vehicle to the grass field located below the paved parking lot once field is open.
  2. Check-in at the tent to purchase your container. You MUST purchase one of our containers to pick. NO outside containers allowed.
  3. CASH ONLY Sales. ATM on site.
  4. Happy Picking and stay hydrated.