🍎 Go early. Most orchards are packed by mid-day. Weekdays are less crowded but the hay rides, music etc. won't be happening.
🍎 Be prepared for lots of walking in uneven, possibly muddy terrain. Think boots, layers and baby carriers instead of strollers.
🍎 Bring cash, lots of it. Some farms don't take credit cards (though some are cashless); all the food and activities can add up quickly.
🍎 Call or check the farm's website to confirm apples (sometimes they are picked out) and activities are available.