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February 3, 2023

farm family fun

Burwinkel Farms has lots of photo options and activities for kids of all ages — get out there and start snapping!

Fall Family Frenzy

A fresh fall with play, warm comfort foods and hayride galore is EXACTLY what we need!

Grab your costumes and make a plan to venture out to one of these fun events!

Tricks, Treats and Souped-Up Fun

The Howl at Voice of America Park

Jack O’ Lantern Junction; EnterTRAINment Junction, 7379 Squire Ct., West Chester, Oh; 513-898-8000;; Through Oct. 31

HallZOOween Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden; 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, Oh 513-281-4700;; Select weekends in October

Haunted Village at Heritage Village; 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville, Oh; 513-563-9484;; October 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 22, & 23 12

Tricks or Treats Weekend at the Ohio Renaissance Festival; 10542 East State Route 73, Waynesville, Oh;; October 30 & 31

The Howl; Voice of America Metropark, 7850 Voice Of America Park Drive, West Chester, Oh; 513-867-5835;; Saturday, October 23

Fests & Events

Enjoy fun photo opps, yummy food and of course RIDES at Kings Island Tricks & Treats Fall Fest.

City of Trenton Fall Fest Trenton Community Park
440 Dell Drive, Trenton, Oh;
October 2, 2 – 10:30 p.m.; Have some fall-tastic fun while enjoying a classic car show, games, vendors, fireworks, live music, a Kid’s Zone for the littles with face painting and more!

Kings Island Tricks and Treats
6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason, Oh 513-754-5700;
Weekends through October 31; Put on a cool costume and get in the Halloween spirit while you enjoy tasty treats, watch lively entertainment and go on lots of exciting rides! Or, take the older kids to Halloween Haunt (Fridays and Saturdays through October 30) – and for the in-be”tween” – there is HallowTween that has tons of Halloween excitement for the tween age group with plenty of light, spooky-fun for young scare-seekers.

Operation Pumpkin
High St., Hamilton, Oh;
October 8 – 10; It’s Operation Pumpkin’s 10th anniversary! In historic downtown Hamilton, Oh, this pumpkin and art festival includes lots of sculpted, carved and decorated pumpkins that are eaten all weekendlong! Kids will love all of the crafts, live music, pet parade, pumpkin vendors and rides, too!

Monster BASH, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
4015; Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, Oh; 513-569-8080;
Enjoy this FUNdraiser filled with spooky good times. Decorate pumpkins, go trick-or-treating, participate in a costume contest, dance, get in on prize raffles, plus enjoy a new carnival interactive experience! The Monster Bash benefits the oldest Children’s Theatre in the world!

Sunflower Festival at Gorman Heritage Farm
10052 Reading Road, Evendale, Oh; 513-563-6663;
October 2 & 3; Browse this 122-acre working farm and explore all of the activities: hayrides, pumpkins, craft vendors, food trucks, a corn maze and sunflower maze, farm animals, a Farm Fun Education Station, mule drawn carriage rides, High Grain Beer Garden and Cut YourOwn sunflowers! Advance ticket purchase required.

Fall Fun at HVO
5474 North State Route 48, Lebanon, Oh; 513-932-1869;
Special themed weekends at Hidden Valley Orchards include Pumpkin Palooza week, October 8; Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree, October 14; and Fall Family Fest, October 23 & 24.

Fall Food Fest at Findlay Market
October 15 – 17; Between W. Elder Street, Elm Street and Essen Strasse in Over-the-Rhine, the whole family will love all of the decadent food and drink, entertaining music, plus a kid’s scavenger hunt and pumpkin painting!

The Great Pumpkin Fest at Keehner Park
7211 Barret Road, West Chester, Oh;
October 9, 2 – 6 p.m.; Puppet show, costume contest, not-so-scary haunted trail, wagon rides and more.

On the Farms

Blooms & Berries Fall on the Farm

Burwinkel Farms’ Sunflower, Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch Weekends
4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross, Oh; 513-738-1145;
Weekends in October; Begin all of your fall fun here! Your little pumpkins can go on a fun-filled Halloween scavenger hunt, meet friendly farm animals, pick their own pumpkin, take a selfie in front of the sunflowers, navigate through a corn maze, journey out on a hayride and more!

Blooms & Berries Farm Market Fall on the Farm
9669 OH-48, Loveland, Oh; 513-697-9173;
Daily through October 31; Fall on the Farm is back! Between corn and straw mazes; their ginormous pumpkin bounce pad; hayride, petting zoo; and U-pick pumpkins, the kids will have all of the fall fun they need, and that’s just the beginning! Toddler Tuesday is back for ages 2 – 4, and new this year, take advantage of Grandparents Day on Thursdays – Grandma and Grandpa get half-off admission with paying children admission!

Niederman Family Farm Fall Fun 2021
5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Liberty Township, Oh; 513-779-6184;
Through October 31; This family-owned farm gets better every genera- tion. Bring the family and celebrate the season with a four-acre corn maze, hayrides, a jumping pillow, climbing web and more. Want to celebrate further? Why not rent one of their private rings and make some roasty, toasty marshmallows? Learn more and book on their website.

Fall Fun Weekends at Brown’s Family Market
11620 Hamilton – Cleves Road Hamilton, Oh; 513-738-0404;
Weekends through October 31; Celebrate fall with hayrides to their pumpkin patch, a corn maze, pre-picked pumpkins and gourds, photo opportunities, farm animals and more; the market is also open during the week; FREE admission, parking and play; don’t miss out on the tasty food trucks, too!

Fall Fun on the Farm Event at Burger Farm
7849 Main St., (ST. RT. 32) Newtown, Oh; 513-561-8634;
Weekends through October 31; It’s their 48th annual festival! Celebrate with pumpkins, corn stalks, mums, gourds, apple cider, animated pumpkin land characters, rides, games, food, music, farm animals and crafters at this one-of-a-kind fall event! Kids have a fall birthday? They offer Fall Birthday Party Packages, too!

Shaw’s Pumpkin Times at Shaw Farms
1737 Ohio 131, Milford, Oh; 513-575-2022;
Through October 31; Whether you decide to hop on a fun hayride around the farm or take a scenic ride in a nostalgic horse-drawn hayride, you will have a blast! Next, explore a corn maze, pedal karts, a large interactive playground and kick back on the weekends with a bluegrass band!

Fall Fest at Kinman Farms
4175 Burlington Pike, Burlington, Ky; 859-689-2682;
Weekends through October 31; Fall Fest is loaded with surprises this year such as a FREE game of laser tag! Hop on a hayride, sit by a bonfire, play games, take a spin on The Great Pumpkin Express Ride, get lost in a five-acre corn maze, barn animals and more! New this year, enjoy tunnel slides, dirt mound climbing and a Straw Pyramid! Tickets can be purchased on-site the day of.

Fall Fest 2021 at Neltner’s Farm
6922 Four Mile Road, Melbourne, Ky; 859-496-7535;
Through October 31; Horse drawn wagon rides, 3-acre corn maze, a unique model train display, a toddler corn maze, kids corn play pit, petting zoo, music on the weekends, plus, adults can enjoy some wine tasting and home-cooked food!

Garver Farm Family Farm Market Harvest Fest
6716 Hamilton Lebanon Road, Middletown, Oh;
October 2; Pick the perfect pumpkin for Halloween, hop on a hayride, and get a load of all the delicious food trucks, live music, vendors, tons of kids activities and more! Stay up to date and find more information on their Facebook page at

Iron’s Fruit Farm
1640 Stubbs Mill Road, Lebanon, Oh; 513-932-2853;
Weekends through October 31; Celebrate their biggest time of the year! Take a hayride on their side-railed, tractor-driven wagon and pick the per-
fect pumpkin; master the corn maze; enjoy special weekend events; head to the fresh bakery for some tasty apple fritters, pies, cinnamon-cider donuts and cookies and more. Weath- er conditions can change everything; call ahead or check the weather on their website, compliments of Local 12 WKRC.

About the Author

Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, a military wife and mom of three. If she's not writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.