Medina has been named the “Apple Capital of Texas” due to its abundance of apple orchards and the fact that they have hosted the international Apple Festival each year. These festivals had live music, street dancing, apple samples, volleyball tournaments, a petting zoo, face painting, and seminars. The festival featured several different apples from Texas and became a competition to all states and countries to see who could produce the freshest apple. One main award they give out at each event is the best apple pie. There were also over a hundred vendors that set up booths to sell all sorts of products at this festival.
Medina has put a halt to the apple festival. This does not mean that people cannot come to Medina and taste all different kinds of apples. The Love Creek Orchard is open to the public year-round and was one of the vendors at the apple festival. The orchard has eleven different kinds of apples, including Granny Smith, Fuji, Jonagold, pink lady and gala apples. They also have baked goods, like apple pie, apple butters and apple bread.
Another amazing apple stop is The Apple Store. All different kinds of products and treats can be purchased here, such as apple ice cream, apple cider vinegar, flaky apple turnovers, apple cider syrup, cookies, sandwiches, and much more.
In October, you can pick your own pumpkin from the Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch. They also offer unlimited hayrides, a petting zoo, apple orchard tours, paint a pumpkin, storytelling, petting and grooming a pony, and paint a mural.