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Drop off your plastic bags and canning jars at the orchard and we'll re-use them!

We're always looking for wagons for people to use when they go to our pumpkin patch - feel free to drop off your old or un-used wagons at the orchard!

We're also happy to take any picnic tables you're getting rid of - even if it's just the 'bones' of the table.


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N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955

Take Hwy 51 North from Madison, go straight onto Hwy 22, turn east (right) onto Hwy 60 almost immediately. Drive 2 miles and go North (left) onto Kroncke Road. We're just over a mile on the left-hand side.

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(608) 635-4780

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

2015 Hand Crafted Hoedown for the Holidays

Just when you think we’re about to close up for the season – I’m going to bring you one more fabulous event!  Yup!  it’s that time of year again!  It’s time to start thinking about the Holiday’s and finding that ‘perfect’ gift for that special someone.  We have the perfect event coming up in just a few weeks!



An opportunity to buy unique, locally hand-crafted items for friends and family while listening to holiday music!

Items from numerous artists include: Quilts, Ornaments, Baskets, Bags and Purses, Holiday Decoration, Baby Items, Hand-Dyed Clothing, Jewelry, Crocheted Hats, Winter Items, Candles and More!

Also, a Mini Quilt Shop and freshly baked goodies from Lapacek's Orchard!



Friday, November 20th from 9am-6pm
Saturday, November 21st from 9am-5pm


Lapacek's Orchard
N1959 Kroncke Road
Poynette, WI 53955
(608) 635-4780

Participating Artist

(I will continue to expand this list as I hear from more folks)

Persimon Dreams – quilted and sewn items, pillows,  jewelry, ornaments, christmas trees, and more!
Diane Lapacek – quilted and sewn items, gourds, hand painted items
CJs Eco Chic – Soy Candles

The Painted Daisy – upcycled sweater scarves and arm warmers

Pointelle Designsheadbands, winter headbands, fingerless mittens and hats.

Cheri B Photography - Photography art - framed prints and canvas
Baskets by Becky

The Hammer Factory

Poplin - Cute Items for Kiddo's and Pampering products for women and girls!

A Spoonful of Sugar -
Chocolate covered bacon (bagged)
Pumpkin bars, cream cheese frosting (containers)
Smores puppy chow(bagged)
Apple fritter bread loaves(bagged)

The Glitter Workshop – assortment of glitter goodies!

hoedown amy
Amy R – Coloring books, dolls, crowns, scarves and more

hoedown mittens
Karol Tomlinson – felted wool mittens

Janet K – Hand sewn bags, pillows, quilts and aprons

Upcycled Funk – Upcycled random amazing-ness

Fuzzy Monkey - Upcycled Sweater Mittens

Cheryl S – Olive Forks with Attitude
Wreaths by Chalann

Jen G – Handmade soaps – only found at the Handmade Hoedown for the Holiday’s

Another Man's Treasures - Custom Upcycling and Woodworking

Donna F - children's  clutch balls, children's  fabric  books, seek and find pouches,  crayon bags

Jenny Blasen Pottery – Pottery mugs, buttons, and wee dishes

Shirley – paper crafts: greeting cards, small gift boxes, gift bags, bows and party favors

Bryn – Girls Clothing and bows

hoedown scrabble
Jane F – Scrabble Tile Jewelry and fun bookmarks

Boards by Mike - Handcrafted Cutting Boards

Jim Muttini - Wood Turnings

Julia J - Uncommon Objects

SoL Criations - Yarns, rovings, soap, socks, mittens, blankets, hats, scarves

Dean Piehl - Woodworking

Barb Raisbeck - Quilted bags

Lora Lynn Designs - headbands and snap scarves

OnceMoore – Felted Goodies and Knit goodies
Hand Crafted Hoedown Sneak Peeks
KTG Designs – Jewelry

Lori Cox – Primitive Creations

Kim Lodahl – scarves and hats!

Cheryl S - fun wine bottle decorations

Trish T – Woolen scarves, bags, and purses

HOOKED – 9 year old Lucia Lindner brings you - Frozen bracelets, snowflake and holiday charms, ugly sweaters, stockings, chicks and owls, gymnast girls and more

Jean – handcrafted clothing, ornaments, clothes, purses, and more!
finger knit scarves 2
Miss Ks Creations - Finger knitted Scarfs out of yarn and t-shirts

Creations from Capri, Cedi & Pip!

Karmen Lindner Photography will be holding Holiday Mini Sessions at the orchard on Saturday, November 21st during the Hoedown!  Sign up for you session HERE!

And I’m sure much more!

Oh - and of course we'll still have apples, donuts, caramel apples, cider and squash!!!!!

(Check out the photo album from last years sale!)

This show is full of so much talent and variety – you’ll be able to cross TONS of folks off your list!

Monday, October 26, 2015

2015 Apple Palooza Summary and Winners

We’ve had amazing weather this entire 2015 apple season … except for Apple Palooza.  Of course!  There was a wet mist happening most of the morning and into the afternoon.  It was definitely not perfect weather for an event at the apple orchard.  That being said – you folks still made it a great day!


We had 16 pies entered in the pie contest this year.  Everyone did a fabulous job – the pies were delicious! (I may have tried quite a few …)


Here’s a picture of our fabulous judges …


and our official pie cutter, Jason. 


Carolyn Brown was the ecstatic winner of this years pie contest!  She’s entered every year and has taken 2nd or 3rd every year … this was her year!  I was happy to award her the golden apple, a certificate for a FREE pie every month for a year from Monty’s Blue Plate Diner, a gift certificate to the Lapacek’s Orchard, and a copy of

First Prize Pies: Shoo-Fly, Candy Apple, and Other Deliciously Inventive Pies for Every Week of the Year (and More)!


2nd place with the silver apple and a gift certificate to the orchard went to Melissa Fischer!  Melissa also won the ‘Prettiest Pie’ prize.  IMG_3024

And 3rd place with a bronze apple and a gift certificate went to Mary Severson!


Most Creative Pie went to Emily Hefko!

Thank you to everyone who brought a pie and everyone who stopped to buy slices.  We raised over $140 for the Poynette PAD Parent Club in pie slice sales!


Along with the pie contest we also held a ‘Carved Pumpkin Contest’.  We had four gorgeous pumpkins brought and put on display!


The first prize pumpkin was by Maizie Waerzeggers!  She received a 1 X Brass and Walnut Pro Pumpkin Carving Tool Kit and a copy of Extreme Pumpkin Carving, Second Edition Revised and Expanded: 20 Amazing Designs from Frightful to Fabulous


Thanks once again to everyone for making this rainy day a fabulous and fun day at the orchard!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Apple-Palooza 2015 Itinerary

Apple-Palooza 2015 is this Saturday, October 24th!  I hope you’re all as excited as we are.  Have you purchased your apples for the pies you’re bringing for the contest?  Planned how you are going to carve your pumpkin for the carved pumpkin contest?  Prepared your family for all the fun they’re going to have at the orchard in just 2 days!

Let’s go over the final itinerary of the day and then I’ll feature a few of the special events that are happening too!

ITINERARY for October 24th:

Prior to opening … apple pies and carved pumpkins can be dropped off prior to opening but please contact me if you’re planning on coming before 9am.  608-635-4780

9:00—Store Opens for Business
10:30 – Kraut Making Station Opens
11:00 – Lonely Oak Farm, Matilda Jane Clothing, and Fuzzy Monkey will be set up and ready for business!
12:45—Deadline for Contest Pies & Carved Pumpkins to be Delivered and Viewing of the Apple Pies
1:00—Apple Pie Contest Judging Starts
1:00 – Voting starts for the Carved Pumpkins -
1:15—Old Fashion Cider Pressing Demo
3:00 – Lonely Oak Farm closes down
3:00-4:00* – Pie and Pumpkin winners are announced *this will happen as soon as the judging is finished and everything is tallied up.  Once the winners have been announced – pie slices will be sold for $1/slice with proceeds going to the Poynette School Parent Club. 
4:00 – Matilda Jane Clothing, Fuzzy Monkey and Kraut station close up
6:00—Store Closes
*this will happen as soon as the judging is finished and everything is tallied up.  Once the winners have been announced – pie slices will be sold for $1/slice with proceeds going to the Poynette School Parent Club.


Lonely Oak Farm – amazing brats and hot dogs!  Buy them fresh to enjoy right away – or frozen to enjoy later!

lonely oak farm

Matilda Jane Clothing –

Nicolle Ward, our local Matilda Jane rep will be bringing the Matilda Jane trunk to the orchard! 


photo by Karmen Lindner Photography of the Fall 2014 release

You and your children can try on these gorgeous, impeccably made clothing and see why they make everyone happy as soon as they put them on!


Some extra exciting news about the sales made from my trunk show is that 20% of the proceeds will be going to the Poynette School District PAD Club! 

Fuzzy Monkey

Cindi Haynie will be here with her fun upcycled sweater creations – including great mittens to keep your hands toasty warm for these upcoming chilly days!

Apple Pie Contest –

Pies need to arrive no later than 12:45 to be included in the pie contest.  The winner of the contest will get a free pie a month for an entire year from Monty’s Blue Plate Diner!  Other fun prizes will also be awarded.  At the conclusion of the contest the pies will be cut up and sold for just $1/slice.  100% of the proceeds will go to the Poynette School District PAD Club. 

Carved Pumpkin Contest -

Carved Pumpkins need to be here no later than 12:45.  The pumpkin with the most votes by the time the apple pie judging is complete will win a prize!

Old Fashion Cider Pressing Demo -

Jared will be doing a demonstration of how we used to make cider with a small wooden press at 1:15.  Be sure to head over and see how it works!

Kraut Making Station -

Stop by the station to see how Kraut is made or to make your very own bucket to take home and ferment! More info here.


As you can see – October 24th is going to be a great day to come out to the orchard!

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