I’m sure many of your are just as excited as I am about FALL finally being here! I love that the weather is expected to cool down over the next few days, too. (I’m all about sunshine, but 80 degrees in late September was NOT my idea of fall weather. Ahem.)
There are so may great resources to search for all the happenings around the Miami Valley for kiddos this month. I’ve pulled together some of my FAVORITES here. Hope to see you there!
Tom’s Maze and Pumpkin Farm (Germantown) – (September 12 – November 2) Don’t settle for a cookie-cutter corn MAZE that only looks good from the air but leaves little to the imagination on the ground. Tom’s Maze is grown from the ground up. Enjoy our 8-acre Maze Game, Farm Animal Display, Labyrinth, Color Sequence Maze and more!
Click here for more information about all the fun activities happening at Tom’s Maze. COUPONS are also available on their website, so check them out before you go!
Young’s Jersey Dairy (Yellow Springs) – Annual Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival (October 4 & 5) – Plan to attend our Annual Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival. This family fun event is our most popular event of the year. We have many fun family activities planned for this weekend! If you enjoy farm animals, homemade ice cream, good food, thousands of pumpkins, and friendly conversation, Young’s is the place to be! Make plans with your family to visit and enjoy the country for a few hours. We park cars across the road in a field, so we never run out of parking space. The Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival is held rain or shine.
Young’s also offers a fun corn maze, pick-your-own pumpkins, and haunted wagon rides! Click here for info on all the upcoming activities.
LM&M Railroad (Lebanon) – Pumpkin Patch Express (Weekends October 4 – November 1) – Come join the Lebanon Mason Monroe (LM&M) Railroad for some fall fun! Come aboard for a train ride through Warren County in Southwestern, Ohio to Schappacher Farm in Mason, Ohio. Walk through a real working farm, pet the animals, find your way through a corn maze, and select a small pumpkin (pie pumpkin) of your very own! Homemade snacks are for sale (Cash Only) at the Schappacher Farm Barn. The Schappacher Farm is open to the public at various times throughout the week and weekend. They offer Hay Rides (not recommended during train ride due to time constraints) and Pumpkin Patches that guests can walk through. Larger pumpkins from the patches are available for purchase (cash only) and are allowed to be carried back on the train. The larger pumpkins that cannot be comfortably and safely secured on the train can be held at the Schappacher Farm with arrangements for pick-up. Parents don’t forget your camera to capture this fun family experience, and perhaps, the start of a cherished fall family tradition!
Minds in Motion (Springboro) – Family Fall Fun Festival (October 5, 12-4 pm) – Bring your family and friends to the Academy at Minds in Motion’s annual Family Fall FUN Festival! Live music, carnival rides and games, yummy food, inflatables and a great family friendly environment. Kids get in FREE! $10 entrance fee for adults includes 3 tickets to use at any food, game or entertainment tent.
Grandma’s Gardens (Waynesville) – Sugar Pie Railway (Weekends in October) – $6 per child per child includes a train ride to the Pumpkin Patch to choose a Sugar Pie pumpkin and then take it into Grandpa’s Barn where we provide stickers and supplies to decorate it as your little one enjoys popcorn and apple juice. Make some great memories at Grandma’s and avoid the mud, dust and crowds of other fall festivals and attractions. One adult can ride along with each child, at no extra charge. It’s fun for kids of all ages!
Windmill Farm Market (Springboro) – Spooktacular Fall Hayrides (Weekends September 20 – October 26) – Windmill Farm Market is home to the famous ‘SPOOKTACULAR’ Fall Hayride from September 20-October 26 open to the public Saturday and Sunday and to groups by appointment only Monday-Friday! Our ADVENTURE hayride includes information about how pumpkins grow, views of the animals, a 30 minute trip up and down hills through water holes and back to the pumpkin patch!
Check their website here for times and pricing info.
Fulton Farms (Troy) – Hayrides (Weekends in October) – Open hayrides have began and will continue every weekend in October. Wristbands are $7.00 and include a hayride to the pumpkin patch, pumpkin of choice, and entrance to barnyard play area. Hours are 11am–4pm each Saturday and Sunday. Children 2 and younger are free! If you would like to schedule a weekday hayride for a school or organization, a minimum of 10 people are required.
These great spots aren’t offering any upcoming events, but are GREAT places to pick pumpkins!
Katie’s Pumpkin Barn (Beavercreek) – Come and see us for pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, indian corn, and bales of straw. Bring the kids to see our goats, dogs, sheep, chickens, peacock, and more! All of our pumpkins and gourds are already gathered in the barn.
Kleather’s Pumpkin Patch (Springboro) – Kleather’s Pumpkin Patch is a seasonal fall store located in the heart of historical Springboro Ohio! Kleather’s Pumpkin Patch is a family run business and has been up and growing for 35 years now! We sell an assortment of fall items including pumpkins, gourds, squash, straw bales, fresh apple cider, apples, snacks and many other fall goodies! We have a wonderful set up of plenty of picture taking oppurtunities, which are all free of course if you come out to see us! Where else can you go to see a life size Pumpkin Carriage, Giant Shoe, Pumpkin Train, and Oz characters all in one place ?! Kleather’s Pumpkin Patch is open 7 days a week starting the second weekend in September through the end of October. Open 10 am – dark.
Niederman Family Farm (Liberty Township) – Fall Festival (September 19 – November 1) – This family farm offers a 14-acre corn maze and pumpkin patch, barrel train, jumping pillow, play area, farm animals, pig races, bonfires and MORE! Check out their fall festival info page for pricing and times.
I hope this gives you some great ideas for fun fall activities to do with your little ones. Let me know if I’ve missed any of your favorite spots. I’d love to pass them along!