My family and I have gone to Edwards Orchard the last few years. It's a nice family outing for an afternoon. Yeah, it's overpriced but most orchards that I've been to are. Consider the season they have. Their season is only about 6 weeks long or so and they have a lot of work to do to make it a nice experience, which they do. There is nice free stuff to do with kids, a band I think every weekend - no charge. The overpriced stuff is the apples and the gift shop items. Personally, as long as we don't go crazy buying stuff, we don't spend a lot. And, if you're looking for a deal, don't go to an apple orchard, go to Wal Mart.