We strive to provide an opportunity for families to bring children and grandchildren to share the experience of an apple harvest; and, to build memories that will last for a lifetime.
So, what is our secret? We grow the sweetest apples in the U.S. Our tree-ripened apples contain 14% more sugar, compared to all tree-ripened apples grown in other parts of the entire country. And, 41% more sugar, compared to the regular apples normally purchased in a grocery store.
Hands-on experience using an antique cider press and apple bobbing are each a learning experience that both young people and old enjoy.
“Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.” –Robert H. Schuller
“Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.” –Jane Austen
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” – Unknown
Other Mason Attractions & Events
In 1887, Rev. Thomas A. Broad began constructing a handsome, two-story sandstone house north of Mason’s courthouse square on Comanche Creek. After several expansions it reached its present form in 1920. It received a Texas state historical marker in 1974 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Seaquist House Foundation purchased the house in January of 2015 and continues to restore and give tours of the property.
& Roundup Parade
The historic Mason square as a great collection of restaurants & shops for visitors and locals alike. Mason County’s grand courthouse was built in 1910 and has a working mechanical clock & bell which rings in every hour. The Mason Round-Up Parade and Rodeo, occurring in early July, is a 50 year tradition which includes a parade of local organizations, an arts and crafts festival, the “Farmula One Race”, rodeo queens court pageant and Rodeo at the Mason Rodeo Arena.
In 1851 the U.S. War Department decided to create Ft. Mason to protect settlers from the Native Americans in the area. Robert E. Lee and over 30 Civil War generals were stationed at Fort Mason before the war broke out. Ft. Mason Officer’s Quarters is a reconstruction built upon the original building’s footings. It offers three rooms recreating scenes from everyday life at the Fort as well as a fourth room with artifacts, maps, and other information.