Take an Orchard Quest at Merridale

If you’re looking for some family fun during spring break, why not check out the Mystical Orchard Quest at Merridale Cider.

The event started last weekend and continues until Sunday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday.

So, round up the family and visit the orchard too see who’s hiding out there.

Owners Janet Docherty and Rick Pipes love to have fun while running their successful operation and according to an announcement they sent out last week, there are exciting doings underneath the fruit trees.

"Our mystical friends have gone crazy in the orchard. Indeed, the faerie population has quadrupled. We have new dwarf inhabitants mining for precious metals and gold, while gnome caverns have popped up around the many rock piles in the orchard.

"And, in the cool mossy damp areas of the wood, the hobgoblins haven has taken root," they said.

"The Irish faeries – the leprechauns – join us every March just before St. Patrick’s Day. They hide their shamrocks around the orchard and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. You can help find the gold and win a prize for your efforts. Assistance from mom and dad is required for this but the walk and the prize are free."

Need more info? Call them 250-743-4293.

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