I probably don't have the authority to do this, but can we officially declare August 26th as "National Apple Orchard Day?" In case you haven't heard, fall lovers, it's almost time to grab out the hoodies, cute scarves and your appetite for cider donuts because according to WTVO, Edward's Apple Orchard opens today. As do many other apple orchards in the area.

If you've been dreaming of day dates with your love and little ones, then get ready because apples, apple cider, apple pie, apple cider donuts and more are ready for mass consumption.

Already been to Edward's and you're looking to take make a day out of apple picking and pie eating? Here are 7, including Edward's, apple orchards within one hour of Rockford that you should visit this fall.

  • 1

    Edward's Apple Orchard

    7061 Centerville Rd, Poplar Grove, IL

    Phone: 815-765-2234

    Hours: Open daily from 9 am - 6 pm in September and October. In November, open daily from 9 am - 5 pm.

  • 2

    Curran's Orchard

    6385 Kilburn Ave, Rockford, IL 61101

    Phone: 815-963-7848

    Hours: Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • 3

    Valley Orchard

    811 E State St, Cherry Valley, IL 61016

    Phone: 815-332-9696

    Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m..

  • 4

    Jonamac Apple Orchard

    19412 Shabbona Rd, Malta, IL 60150

    Phone: 815-825-2158

    Hours: Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • 5

    Plank Road Orchard

    50W737 Plank Rd, Sycamore, IL 60178

    Phone: 815-899- 4020

    Hours: Open Wednesday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • 6

    Woodstock Country Orchard

    17015 Garden Valley Rd, Woodstock, IL 60098

    Phone: 815-923-4359

    Hours: Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • 7

    Royal Oak Farm Orchard

    15908 Hebron Rd, Harvard, IL 60033

    Phone: 815-648-4141

    Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • 8

    Edward''s Apple Orchard West

    8218 Cemetery Rd, Winnebago, IL 61088

    Phone: 815-963-2261

    Hours: Open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.