Come to THE BIG APPLE, in Upstate NY, where Wayne County knows apples.

Wayne County NY, located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, between Rochester and Syracuse, is the number one apple producing county in New York State, contributing to the fact that New York is the second largest apple producing state in the nation.

That is why Wayne County proudly hosts an APPLE TASTING TOUR every October. Wayne County Tourism works with local farms, farm markets, and wineries in putting on this great event.  The tour is an annual event, and its popularity grows each year.

You are invited to travel our scenic country roads anytime, but especially this fall when it will be ablaze in autumn glory. Use our Mobile Tour Locator to travel from market to market, to see farming in action and to taste the product that is the "apple of our eye".

This is your opportunity to explore the essence of the APPLE. Each stop is unique, as is the taste and texture of apples. Discover the variety of flavors, colors, and sizes…apples are as individual as we are!  YOU can be the expert! Apple taste testing is one way to learn the differences in apples including taste, texture and scent.

Drive yourself from market to market through the month of October to taste the different varieties and take the “Apple Taste Test”. Enjoy apples, baked goods, cider, fresh produce, door prize drawings and more at each locatoin!


2015 - 18th Annual Apple Tasting Tour

Tour Challenge is October 1 - 31 each year. Download the Tour Brochure HERE or just the TOUR PASSPORT to check off each local farm market you visit. There is a GIFT BASKET GIVE-AWAY if you collect stamps at each stop. IF you are NOT able to click on the above link to the Apple Tasting Tour Brochure, we can have one mailed to you. Please call 800-527-6510 or E-mail Wayne County Tourism.

Special Feature: Tasting Weekend is October 9-12, 2015. Each stop is unique during this special weekend: apple tastings, food samples, door prizes, great events and lots of fun!

This Apple Tour Poster shows each of the markets to visit in the month of October or click on our Mobile-friendly Apple Tour Locator at the top of the page for easy navigation and directions on your smart phone.

Like Apple Tasting Tour on Facebook and enter our weekly fans-only drawing.

Every Thursday in September, we’ll select one fan at random for that week’s $20 gift certificate!

ALSO CHECK OUT THE NEWEST WINE TRAIL IN NEW YORK STATE - The Lake Ontario Wine Trail which features wineries located in Wayne County!