Johnny Popper Farm Tours
See for yourself how your food is grown!
Taking a ride through the farm on "Johnny Popper Train" is a fun, interactive way for you to experience our working farm.
Something new to discover in every season on the farm. The tour takes you by apple trees, plum trees and peach trees as well as tomatoes, peppers, corn, pumpkins and more. A traditional tour involves one stop where one of our farmers will show you the fields and the orchards and you can see, touch, smell (and sometimes even taste!) one of our in-season crops. The focus of the tour changes as the seasons do, but all year long our Farm Tours are a chance to have some fun while you learn the story behind your food.
Fun for all ages
Our tours have been designed with families in mind. Kids love to ride in the tractor drawn "train" made of apple bins. Parents appreciate the covered, padded seating and the fact that the kids and adults alike learn something new about their food and how it's grown.
Tour Times and Ticket prices
Tours run on the weekends in May, June, September and October, and run every day during the Summer (July 2 to September 1). We also have tours running on holidays (May 20, July 1, August 5, Sept 2, Oct 14). Tours run from 10am - 4pm, and on Sundays they run from 10:30am - 4pm.
Ticket Prices are $7 for adults (13 yrs and older), and $4 for children (2-12 yrs) and do not need to be reserved in advance - just come on up, buy a ticket, and enjoy your tour! We do recommend that groups reserve in advance to ensure enough seating is available on the tour. See our Private Group Tours below for details.
There is something new to discover in every season at the farm. Make new memories with your family and celebrate every season at Davison Orchards with a 2019 Tour Pass! Unlimited tours for only...
- Children (2 - 12 years old): $12 plus gst
- Adults (13 years and older): $20 plus gst
Tours change as the seasons do, but all season long our Johnny Popper tours offer a chance to experience and have fun at our farm. Tours normally cost $7/adult and $4/child, come and see the seasons change and save big with a tour pass. Children under 2 are always free.
Tour Passes offer you and your family even more!
Savings with 20% off Hot Beverages, Applelanches and Real Fruit Ice Cream. With a 2019 Tour Pass, $4 is also deducted from the regular price of U-Pick Apple Tours, U-Pick Pumpkin Tours, and Family Tours in September and October. With value like this, our pass is ideal for both local families and regular visitors. Tour passes are non transferable.
If you are purchasing this pass as a gift, please contact us to arrange shipment.
Tour Times:Tours run on the weekends in May and June, and every Friday (afternoon only), Saturday and Sunday for U-Pick Tours in September and October.
In the Summer (June 30 to Sept 2) the tours run daily. We also have tours running on holidays (May 21, Sept 3, Oct 8). Tours run from 10am - 4pm, and on Sundays they run from 10:30am - 4pm.
We have a beautiful orchard and we’d love to share it with your group!
Johnny Popper rides are a great way to see the landscape and beauty of our farm, while sharing an engaging group experience. Learn about what we grow, how we grow it and find out how the Davison Orchards’ family farm has grown into what we are today.
There is something new to discover in every season on the farm. Springtime focuses on bees and blossoms, summer is filled with fruit of all kinds and fall is the season of harvest - pumpkins and apples galore!
A traditional tour includes one stop where one of our farmers will show you the fields and the orchards and you can see, touch, smell (and sometimes even taste!) one of our in-season crops. The focus of the tour changes as the seasons do, but all year long our Farm Tours are a chance to have some fun while you learn the story behind your food and enjoy a scenic view of the City of Vernon and surrounding valleys.
On top of Farm Tours, our Market offers fresh in-season produce, a Bakery with delicious pies and treats, a Gift Shop with seasonally inspired gifts, and a selection of Jams, Preserves and Specialty Food.
You can even enjoy lunch or a snack on the patio at the Davison Farmhouse Café. Please note, we are happy to accommodate most special dietary needs, if we receive 24 hours advance notice.
Private tours must be pre-booked and pre-paid (credit card number to be supplied at time of booking). All prices on tours are based on pre-booking a minimum of 15 People
Please call the office at 250-549-3266 on Monday - Friday to book. Tour bookings are based on availability and some black out dates apply. We do not offer private group booking on weekends in September and October due to our apple and pumpkin festivals. Prices are subject to change.
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|Options||Details||Cost Per Person||Time Required|
|The Davison Experience Guided Group Orchard Tour with Lunch and Pie on the Patio||Each guest will get one of our gourmet sandwiches, made with turkey breast, fresh spinach, havarti cheese, and sweet onion sauce, your choice of coffee or our fresh-pressed apple juice, and a slice of our famous apple pie with ice cream||
$24.99 plus gst & 15% gratuity
|Please allow a minimum of 1 ½ – 2 hours|
|The Davison Tradition Guided Group Orchard Tour with Pie on the Patio||This option includes apple pie and ice cream and your choice of coffee or our fresh-pressed apple juice.||
$17.99 plus gst & 15% gratuity
|Please allow a minimum of 1 ½ hours|
|The Davison Standard Guided Group Orchard Tour||Our standard tour customized to your group without refreshments.||
$10.00 plus gst
|Please allow a minimum of 1 hour.|
Experience the joy of picking apples right off the tree
Come to the farm, take a Johnny Popper Ride into the Orchard, and pick a bag of apples fresh from the tree. Our farmers will take you into the rows, tell you about the different apple varieties, and show you the expert way to pick an apple.
U-Pick Apple Tours offer an experience for all ages
Bring home a bag of apples or bring the family and let your kids learn how fruit grows, where it comes from, and all about farming while being out in the orchard. U-Pick Apple Tours run every Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm and Sunday from 10:30am to 4:00pm in September. Cost is $12 per person which includes a 10lb bag of apples and the Johnny Popper Ticket. Kids can experience an Apple Tour for $7 which includes a 2lb bag of apples and the Johnny Popper Ticket.
Ways to save
With a 2018 Season Tour Pass you'll save $4 on each U-Pick ticket you purchase.
A farm experience geared towards the young farmer
Avoid the weekend crowds and come for an Orchard Tour, customized for the little ones.
Every Tuesday, starting September 11th, you can beat the weekend rush with this weekday u-pick experience. In September you'll enjoy picking apples in the orchard, while October is all about the pumpkin patch and u-pick pumpkins
After your tour, kids can play in the Crazy Cow Kids Corral or enjoy a special seasonal treat from Deep Dish Café
Days and Times:
Tours run at 10am, and 11am every Tuesday in September and October (starting September 11 and ending October 23rd).
A personalized Tour Experience for students
Students from across the Okanagan have an opportunity to observe and experience first-hand, science in its purest form. Davison Orchards continues its commitment to educating young people about farming in the Okanagan. Our school tour program provides your students with a new appreciation for where their food comes from and how it is produced.
Tours are designed to suit your class
We can accommodate all ages and interests. From day cares to homeschool program and everything in between, we can provide an outdoor classroom for interactive and experiential learning.
September is all about apples and October means pumpkins. Pick a bag of apples or bring home a pumpkin from our patch. Tours include a Johnny Popper Orchard Tour as well as a sample of apple juice for all!
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Tours cost $8 per child. No charge for your teacher and 2 parent helpers. Each additional teacher or parent is $5. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to book. Click here to go to our online booking page.
Experience the Davison Pumpkin Patch and bring home your own pumpkin
The Pumpkin Patch is ripe and ready! Take a Johnny Popper Orchard Tour to the Pumpkin Patch, find your perfect pumpkin and experience the fall fun.
Pumpkins come in an endless variety of sizes, shapes, weights, and colors; there are so many to choose from! Make a fall tradition and create lasting memories for your kids.
Pumpkin tours cost $9 per person which includes one pumpkin of any size and a Johnny Popper Ride to the Pumpkin Patch. If you don't wish to pick a pumpkin, ride only prices are: adults $6 and children $4. Season Tour Passes can help you save. By redeeming a Season Pass, you receive $4 off your U-Pick Pumpkin ticket.