Apple hill is located near placerville. We took a trip there last year and loved it so much we thought we would make it a yearly trip during October. It really is a blast. The crowds are a little off-putting but it's worth it. There are tons of apple orchards and farms all in one area. During the month they create hay mazes, pumpkin patches, hay rides, pony rides, fishing, feed the animals, and tons of merchants selling their items. You can buy fresh pies, fruit, jams and so much more. It was a wonderful day.