Photos by Stan Maddux
Jon and Robyn Drummond and their children are seen in front of the 1870s barn at Williams Orchard. The couple bought the farm and hosted a grand reopening Labor Day weekend.
Leslie Hencinski allows her 5-year-old daughter, Autumn, to reach apples for picking during a grand reopening at Williams Orchard in northwest Indiana. Agritourism is now a focus at the orchard, which was started after the Civil War.
Wagon rides are among the new features at Williams Orchard. The new owner, Jon Drummond, drives the tractor during a grand reopening weekend attended by more than 1,000 people.
People seemed to relish in Williams Orchard reopening. The orchard was not open for picking last year after the third-generation owner, Ken Williams, died. The new owners have added things such as bounce houses and a petting zoo to the experience.
Gracelynn Alvarez, 5, of LaPorte, Ind., feeds a goat in a petting zoo during the grand reopening of Williams Orchard in LaPorte County, Ind. The orchard, which had been in the same family since after the Civil War, has new owners and new attractions.
Maci Oaks, 2, of Chicago feeds a goat with help from her mother, Brittany. They were among the 1,000 people that turned out for the grand reopening of Williams Orchard in northwest Indiana.