It’s time for some Fall fun! It’s the season for hayrides to pumpkin patches, apple cider, corn and hay mazes and loads of fall fun, all of which can be found at area farms in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Check out this list of fall festivities on the farms, and be sure to tell us about any others that are your favorites! (Pictured: Having fun at Shaw Farms)
Barn N Bunk Farm Market
3677 Wayne Madison Road, Trenton
513-988-9211 or barnnbunk.com
Enjoy weekends on the farm with hayrides, a corn and straw maze, batting cages, pedal tractors, a mini-train ride, games, pumpkins, face painting and more fun, along with special events like helicopter rides (Oct. 8 – 9), Civil War Weekend (Oct. 15 – 16), and Cowboy reenactments (Oct. 22 – 23). Hours are 12 – 6 p.m. Sat, and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. Activity package is $8 per person.
Benton Family Farm
11896 Old Lexington Pike, Walton
859-485-7000 or bentonfarm.com
Pumpkin Days on the Farm take place Oct. 14 – 16 and Oct. 21 – 23, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Activities include a hayride to the pumpkin patch, visits with farm animals (including the new alpacas), a kids indoor hay maze and tasty treats. Admission is $7 per person (free ages 3 and younger); pumpkins are sold by size, and cost $2 – $10; horse rides are $3.
Blooms & Berries Farm Market and Garden Center
9669 S. St. Rt. 48, Loveland
513-697-9173 or bloomsandberries.com
All month long, families can enjoy the seven-acre corn maze, pumpkin patch hayrides through the “I Spy” Woods, cow train rides, a straw maze, farm animals, caramel apples and fresh apple cider, a play area and more. Open 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mon – Sat, and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun, through Oct. 31. Purchase tickets online.
3779 State Route 132, Clarksville, OH
937-289-2500 or bonnybrookfarms.com/fallfarmdays
Every Saturday and Sunday in October from 12 – 6 p.m., families can enjoy wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, pony rides, giant slingshots, geocaching, farm animals and tasty treats from the Farm Kitchen Café. Admission is free, some activities have a small fee.
Brown’s Family Farm Market
11620 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton
513-738-0404 or brownsfarmmarket.com
Visit the farm and check out the Tiny Town play village, fall displays and photo op areas, a straw house maze, straw bale maze, corn maze, farm animals, picnic areas and a kiddie pumpkin patch. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch run 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. ($4 per person; pumpkins sold separately).
Burger Farm & Garden Center
7849 Main St., Newtown
513-561-8634 or burgerfarms.com
Pumpkins, gourds, ghosts and goblins! Bring the family for a hayride to the pumpkin patch, apple cider and funnel cakes, a visit to Pumpkin Land, live music, games, pony rides, pedal cars, craft vendors, farm animals, and plenty of great photo ops. Admission is $3 per person. Hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat and Sun in Oct. (Last hayride departs at 5:30 p.m.)
4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross
513-738-1145 or burwinkelfarms.com
Weekends in October include hayrides, a pumpkin patch, corn maze and a punch-card maze, straw tunnel, a Halloween scavenger hunt, sensory stations, and more. Hayrides are $3 per person (includes a pumpkin); $3 for both mazes; $5 for hayride and mazes.
1835 Sherman Mt. Zion Road, Dry Ridge
859-905-9656 or countrypumpkinsky.com
Have some fall fun at this 250-acre working dairy farm, including admission, parking, a Kiddie Corn Maze, corn boxes, hay maze, petting zoo, picnic area, and play area for FREE. Purchase a hayride ticket and pick your own pumpkin, then pay a nominal fee for extra activities like barrel train rides, a turbo slide, the 4-acre corn maze, cotton wagon rides and the Extreme Launcher. Hours are 3 – 7 p.m. Mon – Fri, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sat, and 12 – 5 p.m. Sun, through Oct. 31.
Hidden Valley Fruit Farm
5474 OH-48, Lebanon
513-932-1869 or hiddenvalleyfruitfarm.com
Fall Fun Days features hayrides, train rides, a barnyard of friendly farm animals, a kid’s bounce house and playground, and plenty of u-pick opportunities. Activities take place weekends in Oct. Visit web site for hayride pricing.
Irons Fruit Farm
1640 Stubbs Mill Road, Lebanon
513-932-2853 or ironsfruitfarm.com
It’s busy on the farm! Enjoy hayrides for pumpkin runs (wagon ride is free, pumpkin sold by weight); master the corn maze; visit the bakery for a tasty treat; and bring home some apples you’ve picked for yourself. Special events take place on weekends, be sure to visit the web site before visiting to find out what’s going on.
4175 Burlington Pike, Burlington
859-689-2682 or kinmanfarmsfallfest.com
For $9 per person, families can enjoy a hayride, barn animals, games and a bonfire at the picnic shelter, and the five-acre corn maze. Visit the web site for details on renting a party shelter.
McMonigle Farms Pumpkin Fest
7441 Franklin Madison Road, Middletown
937-672-8248 or fallpumpkinfest.com
Enjoy u-pick pumpkins, hayrides, a four-acre corn maze, cow train rides, farm animals, a free straw maze, a large play area, and homemade seasonal treats. Hours are 12 – 6 p.m. Sat and Sun through Oct. 31.
Neltner’s Farm & Event Venue
6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne
859-496-7535 or neltnersfarm.com
There’s something for everyone here – horse-drawn wagon rides, a model train display, corn maze, u-pick pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, pony rides, tasty treats, crafts, pottery, live music and more. Weekend admission (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) is $5 ages 3 and older. Weekday admission (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.) is free, but not all activities are available (maze is $3 per person).
Niederman Family Farm
5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Liberty Township
513-779-3228 or niedermanfamilyfarm.com
A 14-acre corn maze and pumpkin patch await your kiddos, along with fall treats, bonfires (RSVP and additional fees required) and more old-fashioned fun. Hours through Oct. 30 are 6 – 9 p.m. Wed and Thu, 6 – 10 p.m. Fri, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sat, and 1 – 6 p.m. Sun. Mon and Tue reserved for large group private events. Admission is $11 per person; buy discounted tickets online.
1737 Ohio 131, Milford
513-575-2022 or shawfarms.com
Shaw Farms’ annual Fall Festival includes tractor and horse-drawn wagon rides, a corn maze, a playground for kids, and plenty of fun activities each weekend, like pedal kart races, face painting, photo ops and plenty of farm-fresh produce (admission to the farm is free, nominal fees apply to select activities). The Fall Festival takes place weekends in October from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
103 Gibson Lane, Wilder
859-781-5502 or sunrockfarm.org
RSVP for a two-hour, hands-on guided tour ($12 per person, free ages 1 and younger) that includes a hayride to the pumpkin field to choose your own pumpkin; meetings with farm animals where kids can learn to milk a goat, gather eggs and hold a chick or bunny; and enjoy apple cider and cookies. A one-hour tour ($10 per person, free ages 1 and younger) is also available for families with very young children.