Greater Cincinnati Fall Festivals and Farm Fun

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Greater Cincinnati Fall Festivals, Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches and Farm Fun

Three  years ago when we decided to put together a post about fun family friendly things to do Cincinnati in the fall, we went straight to you.  We asked for your recommendations, your favorite farms and festivals, and boy did you deliver!

We’ve updated that list for 2014 and following is a compilation of all the great fall events and activities you told us about. After each suggestion you’ll see that we’ve added some additional information to give you an idea of things like costs, activities and directions.

Also, we’ll be adding a link to the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Trick or Treat times listing as soon as we see it go live and we are working on a haunted events and activities post too, so be sure to bookmark this post!

Slideshow Photo Credit: Corn Maze from Blooms and Berries Farm.

Family Friendly Fall Festivals and Farm Fun in Great Cincinnati!

Photo from Minges Pumpkin Festival in Harrison

Photo from Minges Pumpkin Festival in Harrison

Minges Pumpkin Festival in Harrison, OH on Oct. 18th (10am-7pm) & 19th(10am – 6pm)

www.mingespumpkinfest.com

Additional Information: Free Parking; Admission is $5 with children 12 and under getting in for free. There will be a pie eating contest, children’s games and craft exhibitors.  Celebrating it’s 30th year!  DIRECTIONS.

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Pumpkin Blow    October 17, 24, 26, & 28 2014: 30 minute slots between 10 am and 8 pm    Neusole Glassworks: 11925 Kemper Springs Dr, Forest Park, OH 45240    $40 a pumpkin    “Come make your own glassblown pumpkin!
It’s a fun unforgettable experience for fall, guaranteed to make you grin!  Hurry, pick up the phone and call!  Call (751-3292) or email (neusoleglassworks@hotmail.com) to schedule. AGE: 5 years and older

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Fall Festival    October 18, 2014 | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.    North Cincinnati Community Church    www.northcincy.org    6170 Irwin Simpson Road Mason OH 45040    No Cost    Join us for the annual Fall Festival at North Cincinnati Community Church!  We will have FREE carnival games, inflatables, music and activities including face painting and a cake walk.  The Deerfield Township Fire Department will have a truck on site.  Invite your friends and neighbors!

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Lebanon’s Country Applefest    September 27, 2014 FREE Admission    Downtown Lebanon, Ohio    Old-fashioned apple pies, strudel, caramel apples in the town with the best apple farmers! Clowns, musicians, food, Johnny Appleseed! Very family;2 friendly!    http://www.countryapplefest.com/

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Historic Dinsmore Homestead Harvest Festival     Saturday & Sunday, September 27-28, 2014  12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.    Dinsmore Homestead    www.dinsmorefarm.org     5656 Burlington Pike, Burlington, Kentucky  41005    Admission is $4.00 for seniors & Dinsmore members, $6.00  for adults, and free for children under 5.  Join us for a weekend of heritage crafts and arts!  We offer tours, live music, food, attic sale, pony rides, games, scarecrow making (bring old clothes), pumpkin painting, and much more!
Directions:  Take I-75/71 to Exit 181 (Florence-Burlington exit) and follow Route 18 (Burlington Pike) west to Burlington.  Keep going on Route 18 for another 6 ½ miles and the Dinsmore will be on the right.  For further information, please call 859-586-6117

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Kinman Farms Fall Fest : “www.kinmanfarmsfallfest.com and HallZOOween at The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens. We have never missed” {FFC Reader Pam Zepf}

Additional Information:  Kinman Farms Fall Fest runs weekends, September 20 through October 30, Fridays 5pm-10pm, Saturdays 10am-10pm and Sundays 12pm-7pm. Festivities include music, barnyard, barnyard ride, pumpkins galore, hayride, pony rides, a photo booth, kids crafts, a 5 acre corn maze and more. Cost is $8. COUPON   DIRECTIONS

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HallZOOWeen at the Cincinnati Zoo ~ Weekends in October from Noon until 5pm  Free with ZOO Admission.  This has to be one of the most interesting places to trick or treat with the family!  There are so many activities going on and fun things to do while you trick or treat throughout the zoo.

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Sands Montessori Fall Carnival – Saturday October 18th 11:00-4:00  6421 Corbly St, Cincinnati, OH 45230   Food Trucks, Shop with Vendors, Games/Prizes, Cake Walk, Live Music, Split the Pot, train rides, Giant slide and more!   This annual event is one of the two main fundraisers that support students and teachers at Sands Montessori. It is a wonderful chance for families to come together and enjoy the Sands community and for others to learn more about the school. There will be demonstrations from the Suzuzki Music Program as well as other student groups. Please join us in celebrating this tradition!    http://smpo.net/sands-fall-carnival

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Farm Haven-10515 US Highway 42, Union, KY 41091 — Best Pumpkin patch our family has been to! We visited Farm Haven for the first time the fall of 2009 and can’t wait to go back this fall! They have the best hay ride around! I would like to see a pumpkin included in the $8.00 admission fee, but still a great farm to visit in the fall with your family. Pony rides and pumpkins cost extra.” {From Reader Debra McCutchen}

Additional Information: Open Saturdays and Sundays in October, 11am – 7pm. $8 admission for children 3 and up,  includes corn maze, petting zoo, hayride and tour our Log Cabin. Also available is a concession stand, pony rides, pumpkins and a baked goods and craft store. More details over on the website. DIRECTIONS.

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Irons Farm in Lebanon, Shaw Farm , Halloween Nights at Parky’s Farm, and the Black Walnut Weekend (bring your own things to tie dye for free) at Farbach Werner – that’s all I can think of off the top of my head. :~)”  {From FFC Contributor Karen Ottopal Eborall}

Additional Information:
Irons Fruit Farm – Fall fun runs on the last weekend in September and on weekends in October.  Activities include hayrides for pumpkins (12pm – 5pm), a 12 acre corn maze themed “Western”, apple cider, wagon rides, and more. DIRECTIONS

Shaw Farms – Third Weekend in September & all weekends in October (weather permitting). Free Admission and parking. Family fun includes hayrides, treasure hunt, corn maze, interactive playgrounds, bluegrass music and more! Milford area.  DIRECTIONS. COUPON.

Halloween Nights Thu 10/9–Sun Oct 26, 6–10 p.m. Join in on the spooky, hardly-haunted fun at Parky’s Farm! The event features thousands of twinkling lights, festive Halloween displays and family-fun activities and entertainment. Winton Woods at Parky’s Farm (Cost is $7/person or $6/person when tickets are pre-ordered at greatparks.org, Free/kids under 2)

Black Walnut Weekend – Is Saturday and Sunday October 11 & 12 from noon – 4pm at Farbach Werner Nature Preserve in Colerain Township. Learn everything about one of Ohio’s native nuts, the black walnut. Activities include a 2/3 mile hike, walnut cracking, crafts and games. Jack Speed & the Freddies will perform from 12:30pm – 3:30pm on Sunday.

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Burger Farm in Newtown. Great pumpkin patch and “festival” type set up.” {From Reader Katie Barkley Lavelle}

Additional Information: Annual Pumpkin Festival —  Begins September 27th through October 26 10am-5pm.

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Gorman Heritage Farm’s Sunflower Festival — Families will enjoy hayrides, picking pumpkins from the pumpkin patch, walking through (and picking) the sunflowers, great music, crafts and of course their famous Pumpkin Launcher!  Runs October 4-5, hours are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Admission: Adults: $8, Kids (3-17) and Seniors (65+): $4, GHF Members FREE! Parking is Free. DIRECTIONS

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Blooms and Berries on 48 just outside of downtown Loveland. Awesome, big corn maze, fantastic hayride, fun games for young and old. We hit it every year!” {From Reader Jenny Davis Rupe}

Additional Information: September 20-October 31st -  Fall on the Farm features hayrides, a ride on the cow train, 7 acre corn maze, caramel apples, goat feeding, egg throw  and more!   Hours are Monday-Saturday 10am -7pm and Sundays 11am – 6pm. Visit the website for costs and DIRECTIONS.

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Bonnybrook Farms is a MUST.” {From Reader Kathy Frazier Goodpastor}

Bonnybrook Farms’ Fall Farm Days –Sat. & Sun. Sept. 20 – Oct. 26 2014 –3779 State Route 132, Clarksville, OH 45113 –Fun on the Farm’ activities include a family friendly Adventure Wagon Ride, “Pick your Own” Pumpkin Patch; Clodhopper Golf; Crazed Corn Maze; Pony Rides; Giant Slingshots; Orienteering; Horse Shoe Hill with 80’ Underground Slide; Farm Yard Play Area; Birthday Parties; Farm Animals to Pet and Brush and Fish to Feed. Guess the Weight of the Gianormous Pumpkin and The Great Pumpkin Hunt. Pumpkin Chunkin’ on Halloween weekend. Made from scratch Farm Kitchen Cafe. No Admission, charge for individual activities.www.BonnybrookFarms.com DIRECTIONS

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Pumpkin Patch Express with the LM&M Railroad – stops at Schappacher Farms in Mason. Fall-o-Ween Festival at Coney Island.” {From FFC Contributor Kristin Goecke}

Additional Information:
Pumpkin Patch Express
 – Fun includes a corn maze, lots of animals, picking a pie pumpkin and of course, a TRAIN ride! Cost is $18.50 for adults, $15.50 for kids 5-16 & seniors and $8.50 for kids ages 2-4. Runs weekends in October. DETAILS

Coney Island Fall-o-weenFall-o-Ween Festival At Coney Island – Weekends, October 4 – 19. Festival includes fall decorative displays, kids’ Trick or Treat Trail, live stage entertainment, farmyard friends, pony rides, hayrides and more. Coney’s classic family rides will be operating, too. And don’t miss Fright Lights, a  musical lights show set to Halloween music. Hours: 3:00pm-9:00 p.m. all days; admission $11. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., exit 72 off I-275. More information: (513) 232-8230. www.coneyislandpark.com.

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Niederman Family Farm for Corn Maze, Hayride, and best Pumpkin Patch. Great Family Fun ” {FFC Reader Christina Lee Siscoe}

Additional Information: Neiderman Family Farm Fall Activities  take place in September and October. Hours: Starting September 19, 2014, open on weekends; Fri 6-10, Sat 11am-10pm and Sunday 1-6. Beginning in October, Wednesday & Thursday from 6pm – 9pm; Friday from 6pm – 10pm; Saturday from 11am – 10pm; Sunday from 1pm – 6pm; Monday & Tuesday by reservation. Admission is $10 per person (children age 2 and younger are free).  Fun includes Hayrides, corn maze, trip to the pumpkin patch, lots of barnyard animals to visit and lots more. Located in Hamilton. DIRECTIONS and here’s a COUPON!

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Country Pumpkins Farm in Dry Ridge September 12 through November 2nd — In addition to having a wide variety of pumpkins and gourds for sale, Country Pumpkins also puts together a fall festival with fun activities for your family to enjoy! Their kiddie corn maze, petting zoo, corn box, straw bale maze, play area, and picnic shelter are all FREE, and a U-Pick Pumpkin Patch, 4 Acre Corn Maze, hayrides, barrel train rides, Gift Shop items and food are available for purchase. DIRECTIONS

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Pumpkin Patch in the Park, Saturday, October 18 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Harbin Park. Kids of all ages will enjoy this fall festival that includes a hayride to select the perfect pumpkin, face painting, kids’ craft, games and more! Refreshments will also be available.  Tickets are now available for purchase at the Fairfield Community Arts Center, or by calling Parks and Recreation at 513-867-5348 to purchase with a Visa or MasterCard.  Tickets:  In Advance Fairfield Residents: $7.00  In Advance Non Residents: $8.00  Day of the Event at the Gate: $10.00

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entertrainment junctionJack-O-Lantern Junction September 27 through November 2 at. EnterTRAINment Junction www.entertrainmentjunction.com 7379 Squire Ct., West Chester, OH 45069 Starts at $9.95   Halloween celebration in a kid-friendly, themed environment; Main Street Halloween decorations; walk-through trick-or-treat maze with non-scare ghosts, skeletons, cobwebs and multiple treat stations; area’s only indoor Pumpkin Patch (where kids get a free mini-pumpkin); Halloween crafts and more!

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Heritage Village Museum’s Haunted Village ~ “Slight Fright” for the whole family…wagon rides, walks in the cemetery, trick or treating in the village, and more.  You might cross paths with the Headless Horseman or a fortune teller, you just never know!  Face-painting, balloon animals, and more.  Every Friday and Saturday, October 10th-25th from 6pm-10pm.  Admission is $8.00 for anyone 2 and up. Museum members are FREE.

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Fall Fun Days at Meadow View Growers - This is a family-friendly fall event includes an 8-acre corn maze, zip line, petting zoo, hayride and more.  Located in New Carlisle, Ohio.

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Fall Harvest Festival    Saturday, Oct. 4, 1-5 pm    Kenton County Public Library    http://www.kentonlibrary.org/events?trumbaEmbed=date%3D20141004    Erlanger Branch Library    Free admission    Enjoy local foods and crafts with the Dixie Farmer’s Market. Hay rides will run every half hour starting at 1:30 and ending at 4 p.m. Visit a farm animal petting zoo from 1-3, and enjoy live music at 4 p.m.

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Sands Montessori Fall Carnival    October 18, 2014    J. Lisner    http://smpo.net/sands-fall-carnival    Sands Montessori    FREE 6421 Corbly St, Cincinnati, OH 45230  Food Trucks, Shop with Vendors, Games/Prizes, Cake Walk, Live Music, Split the Pot, train rides, Giant slide and more!  This annual event is one of the two main fundraisers that support students and teachers at Sands Montessori. It is a wonderful chance for families to come together and enjoy the Sands community and for others to learn more about the school. There will be demonstrations from the Suzuzki Music Program as well as other student groups. Please join us in celebrating this tradition!

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Pumpkin Chuck at Stanbery Park ~ Saturday, November 1st from Noon until 5pm.

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For more HALLOWEEN events, check out our HUGE Halloween Post.

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