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January 29, 2023

Fall Into Farms

Barn N Bunk Farm Market

3677 Wayne Madison Road, Trenton

513-988-9211 or

Enjoy weekends on the farm with hayrides, corn and straw maze, pedal tractors, a mini-train ride, games, pumpkins, face painting and more fun, along with special themed weekends like Pottery Demos (Sept. 30 – Oct. 1); Patriotic Weekend (Oct. 7 – 8); Helicopter Rides (Oct. 14 – 15); and Cowboy Reenactors (Oct. 21 – 22). Hours are 12 – 6 p.m. Sat, and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun. Activity package is $8 per child, $5 per adult.


Benton Family Farm

11896 Old Lexington Pike, Walton

859-485-7000 or

Pumpkin Days on the Farm take place Oct. 21 – 22 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Activities include a hayride to the pumpkin patch, visits with farm animals, sheep shearing, cow milking, and a kids hay maze. Admission is $7 per person (free ages 3 and younger); pumpkins are sold by size, and cost $2 – $8; horse rides are $3.


Black Barn

1161 W. Main St., Lebanon

513-932-2093 or

Ride the LM&M Railroad to this farm and peruse fresh produce or try your hand at the hay maze.


Blooms & Berries Farm Market and Garden Center

9669 OH-48, Loveland

513-697-9173 or

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 more. Open 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mon – Sat, and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun, through Oct. 31. Tickets are $8 Mon – Thu, $11 Fri – Sun.


Bonnybrook Farms

3779 OH-132, Clarksville

937-289-2500 or

Every Saturday and Sunday in October from 12 – 6 p.m., families can enjoy wagon rides with professional actors guiding the way, a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, pony rides, giant slingshots, farm animals and tasty treats from the Farm Kitchen Café. Admission is free, some activities have a small fee or buy the Farm Wristband for $25 for unlimited access.


Brown’s Family Farm Market

11620 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton

513-738-0404 or

Visit the farm to pick a pumpkin, take a hayride, try the corn or straw maze, visit farm animals, and indulge in tons of great family photo ops. Fall hours are 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Burger Farm & Garden Center

7849 Main St., Newtown

513-561-8634 or

Pumpkins, gourds and more! 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, craft vendors, farm animals, and plenty of great photo ops. Hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat and Sun in Oct. (Last hayride departs at 5:30 p.m.)


Burwinkel Farms

4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross

513-738-1145 or

Enjoy a corn maze, a Halloween scavenger hunt, a crawl-thru straw tunnel, corn pool, and weekend hayrides to the pumpkin patch. Plus, check out locally grown apples, mums, and loads of fall decorations.


Country Pumpkins

1835 Sherman Mt. Zion Road, Dry Ridge

859-905-9656 or

SO much to do! Hayrides, pumpkin patches, barrel train rides, corn maze, corn hole, barnyard animals, a play area, sand tunnels, the Extreme Launcher, and plenty of pumpkins, gourds, squash and tasty treats for sale. Rides and U-pick available Fridays after 5 p.m. and weekends. Most activities free, some activities require a small fee. Visit the web site for the scoop on special events like Meet Smokey Bear (Oct. 7) and a Doggie Costume Contest (Oct. 29).


Gorman Heritage Farm

10052 Reading Road, Evendale

513-563-6663 or

Gorman’s Sunflower Festival isn’t one to miss. Head to the farm between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Oct. 7 – 8, for hayrides, a sunflower maze, live music, food trucks, vendor booths and sunflowers. Admission is $8 adults, $5 ages 3 – 17. Sunflowers are $1 per stem or $10 per dozen; pumpkins vary.


Hidden Valley Fruit Farm

5474 OH-48, Lebanon

513-932-1869 or

There’s always a reason to celebrate here – head to the farm for a Family Fun Day on Oct. 1, the Ohio Cider Fest on Oct. 7 – 8, Fall Fun Days Oct. 14 – 15 and 21 – 22, and Pumpkin Days on Oct. 28 – 29. Be sure to visit the Country Store to stock up on fall favorites like apples, as well as locally roasted organic and gourmet coffees.


Irons Fruit Farm

1640 Stubbs Mill Road, Lebanon

513-932-2853 or

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. Special events like train rides and craft vendors take place on weekends, be sure to visit the web site before visiting to find out what’s going on.


Kinman Farms

4175 Burlington Pike, Burlington

859-689-2682 or

Fall Fest is open 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wed, 5 – 10 p.m. Fri, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sat, and 12 – 7 p.m. Sun through Oct. 29. Enjoy a hayride, live music, games, The Great Pumpkin Express Train Ride, a corn maze, bonfires, petting zoo and more kid fun. Admission is $9, some activities require an additional fee.


McMonigle Farms Pumpkin Fest

7441 Franklin Madison Road, Middletown

937-672-8248 or

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. 29.


Neltner’s Farm & Event Venue

6922 4 Mile Road, Melbourne

859-496-7535 or

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. Weekend admission (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) is $5 ages 3 and older; some activities require an additional fee.


Niederman Family Farm

5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Liberty Township

513-779-3228 or

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. 29 are 1 – 6 p.m. Sun, 6 – 9 p.m. Mon – Thu, 6 – 10 p.m. Fri, and 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sat. Mon and Tue reserved for large group private events. Admission is $12 per person; buy discounted tickets online.


Shaw Farms

1737 OH-131, Milford

513-575-2022 or

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.


Station Road Farm

6749 Station Road, West Chester

513-777-3650 or

Get into the spirit of fall weekends in October with mums, apples, cider, winter squash, pumpkins and all kinds of fall décor. Plus, kids can have fun in the barnyard playground, feed some chickens, or take a hayride to the pumpkin patch where they can pick their own pumpkin. Come dressed in your Halloween best – there might just be a costume contest!


Sunrock Farm

103 Gibson Lane, Wilder

859-781-5502 or

RSVP for a two-hour, hands-on guided tour 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 is also available for families with very young children.


Young’s Jersey Dairy

6880 Springfield Xenia Road, Yellow Springs

937-325-0629 or

Pick your own pumpkins, try the corn maze, and be sure to head to the farm on Oct. 7 – 8 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. for the Fall Festival, featuring tasty treats, cow milking, pumpkin bowling, and tons of fun (some activities require a small fee).

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