Sept. 21-Oct. 31, 2013
Fri. 1-6 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
There’s nothing like the fresh, crisp country air to help you relax and savor the season! Inside our gates you’ll find fun for the whole family. Embrace your inner cowboy or cowgirl in our Kids’ Corral, with horse swings, rope-a-steer, and the popular Bucking Bronco Barrel swing! Relax on the family-sized tire swing, then set out for a stroll on our nature trails. The original trail takes you past one of our pumpkin patches, across the creek, alongside the corn and soybean fields, and through a wooded pasture. Our newest trail travels north to the farm pond before joining back up with the original trail. You may glimpse a rabbit, frog or turtle, or see the tracks of the deer and raccoon which are frequent nighttime visitors to the creek.
Explore the whimsical Gourd Garden before heading off for some vigorous playtime. Dig in the corn box, climb the playground equipment and hay bales, or challenge a family member to a rubber duck race. There are friendly horses, cows, goats, and chickens to visit, and more farm-themed play areas and agricultural exhibits to explore, but you may want to stop by the Schoolhouse Café first. Fill up on delicious smoked pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, brats, or freshly baked pie and desserts, all in the charming atmosphere of our authentically-restored one room schoolhouse.
Scenic tractor-drawn hayrides to the U-Pick pumpkin patch depart hourly. When you get back, head to the hay loft in the barn to paint your pumpkin (free with paid admission and pumpkin purchase) or catch a bird’s eye view of the farm from the lookout window.
What better way is there to end your visit to the farm than with a shopping spree? First on the agenda, of course, is to pick the perfect assortment of pumpkins, heirloom squash, and harvest decorations! We sell straw bales, corn shocks, large, beautiful mums and all the essentials. Our restored barn store houses a complete gift shop on the first floor, filled with unique seasonal décor, tasty food mixes, children’s gifts, pumpkin-decorating accessories, crafts, and primitives. Finally, grab a snack from the Popcorn Parlor for the ride home, and start making plans for your next visit!
You won’t find a more relaxing setting offering a more complete country experience. Start a new fall tradition with your family this year!
--No outside food or drink, please. (Birthday cakes o.k., see Parties page for details.)--