Wiard's Cider Mill and Apple Orchard was founded in Michigan by George Wiard in 1837. Visitors can enjoy u-pick apples, u-pick pumpkin patch, drink delicious cider, roam through a corn maze, climb on a hayride, or reserve a field trip, Wiard’s is the orchard for you. Wiard's is one of the most popular things to do in the Ann Arbor area – we are located in Ypsilanti Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan outside Metro Detroit.
Wiard’s Country Fair agri-entertainment park is fun for all: orchards, cider mill, u-pick apples, corn maze, u-pick pumpkin patch, apple cannon, giant inflatables, pony rides, Old West hayrides, petting farm, miniature golf, Straw Mountain, Haunted Barn, multiple children’s play areas, hot food and much more.
Visit our Country Store and Bakery featuring Michigan cider mill, donuts, fresh baked pies, jams, jellies, honey and apple salsas.
Wiard’s “Night Terrors,” the premier Haunted thrill park in Michigan, featuring 6 attractions for one low admission: the Haunted Barn, The Asylum, Splattertown, The Mindshaft, Hayrides of the Lost, and Alien Caged Clowns.
Wiard’s host corporate picnics, field trips, birthday parties, and family reunions.
Six generations of the Wiard family have served Metro Detroit for over 179 years. Today the apple orchard and cider
mill near Ann Arbor covers nearly 100 acres, with many diversified operations. These include the Cider Mill, Country Store,
u-pick apples and u-pick pumpkin patch, Country Fair, Corn Maze, Field trips, corporate picnics, school trips, birthday parties, evening hayrides and Night Terrors. The greatest value and maximum scare in haunted house entertainment is in the month of October. Call (734) 390-9211 for additional details.
News & Updates
Today I am thinking about names, what’s in a name, remembering names and such. The bible says that God has our names engraved on the palms of his hands. To me that is just really awesome. I told the owner of Wiard’s just yesterday, that when he comes back this spring he will see a new sign with the name changed (just kidding). My granddaughter tells me that she is very popular this year at school because “everyone” knows her name. So off my brain goes pondering names.
In bible days names were given that represented characteristics that parents planned or hoped their children would display. Today we as often see people choose names based on the sounds, what is popular or who a child is being named after. Names in a business are often used more for marketing; what will this name say to a customer about who we are or what we offer.
Our business name, Wiard’s Orchards and Country Fair is an example of that. In a time when businesses were named after the owner, Wiard’s was just that Wiard’s, then came the cider mill and we were Wiard’s Cider Mill, for a while we were Wiard’s Orchards & Cider Mill, well wouldn’t you know it, we added the Country Fair and decided that the name should tell more of what we do so we reinvented the name to Wiard’s Orchards, Cider Mill and Country Fair. After a while that seems just too long so we shortened the name to Wiard’s Orchards and Country Fair. Now, I am pretty sure that when people search for us on the internet they just search Wiard’s, which is perfectly okay since that’s exactly where we started! Wiard’s for 179 years, that’s a trustworthy name.