Fruit lovers are paying more this Fall for apples and apple cider. The increase in price over last season is blamed on something that topped headlines all summer, the drought.
"There is some of them that are up some. Midwest wise this is a very difficult year in the apple business. The heat, the drought, and the hail have made it very difficult to grow apples, a quality apple this year. So we have made a lot of apple cider and we've done the best we can," says Bill Jackson from Jackson's Orchard.
Consumers don't seem to mind the increase. Jackson's Orchard was packed Sunday. Some say no matter how high the price apples and autumn will always be a tradition.
"It's something we do every year. We try to bring the kids out before Halloween and just let them do all the activities. Our main goal is to get an apple cider slush," says Amy Davidson.
But it's not all bad news. The Davidison Family has noticed it's a little easier this year finding that perfect pumpkin.
"They all seemed fairly big out there, real bright orange, seemed prettier than last year," says Davidson.
Bill Jackson says the pumpkin season has been one silver lining from the drought.
"This has been an excellent year for pumpkins in Kentucky. Everybody that has grown this year has had a nice crop, pretty pumpkins, and we've got a lot of them all sizes and shapes and colors," says Jackson.
Although pumpkins are a success, Jackson still hopes for normal weather next season.