October is here — which means families across the TriState are loading into vans and cars to make their annual scrimmages to pumpkin patches. Pumpkins, hayrides, petting zoos, apple cider, rides, photo opps …. there are many criteria from which to judge fall farms.
My family loaded into our minivan this past weekend to drive to Burlington, KY, to visit one of our fall favorites which happens to meet all of the above criteria — Kinman Farms! Fall fun doesn’t have to be financially draining. Kinman Farms is a wonderful destination to visit that has activities for every price point. You can make a simple visit to take pictures, and pet animals at the petting zoo. Or you can choose to buy some small pumpkins, feed animals for a few bucks, and take pictures galore to capture your memories. Whatever your budget, you’ll be able to have fun at the farm!
If you want the full fall experience, I would DEFINITELY recommend the fall festival adventure, which is only $9 a person (ages 2 and younger are free). The admission to the fall festival adventure is a great value; it includes a hayride, free face painting, carnival games, a ride on The Great Pumpkin Express, access to a five-acre corn maze, live music, and two playgrounds! There is a laser tag area for an additional fee, and Kinman has delicious food at a reasonable price (hot dogs, pulled pork, chips, apples with caramel, funnel cakes, and more). For $1.50, you can buy a s’mores kit for two — this was actually my oldest son’s favorite part of our fall fest adventure, he loves making and eating s’mores. My middle son, Luca’s, favorite part of our day at Kinman was the pony ride, and the hayride. And my 8-month old loved smacking pumpkins with his hands — he looked like an adorable little bongo player. He loved his first fall visit to a farm for sure!
Kinman Farm (4175 Burlington Pike) has fall fun for everyone. Visit their store during the week (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.), or enjoy all that Kinman has to offer on weekends (Friday 5 – 10 p.m./Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m./Sunday 12 – 7 p.m.). You’ll be sure to add Kinman to the list of farms you visit during autumn each year. Call 859-689-2682 or visit kinmanfarm.com. Happy Fall!