For weeks now, I’d been looking to a new, little festival at Fulton Farms in Troy – the First Annual Sweet Corn Festival. I grew up in Troy, and it’s no secret that I love any kind of free event for kids, so I was pumped. It also worked out that my mom (who lives in Troy) was off work this weekend, and my younger brother and his family wanted to come too. Add my husband and son, and it was quite the fun group of family all going together!
I loved walking in and seeing all the gorgeous fall mums. Definitely a sign that fall is almost here!
The front of the big barn, several vendors were set up selling crafts, candles, jewelry, and lots of other neat things. I loved talking to the vendors that created the merchandise and appreciate all the time and hard work that must go in to making so many of the things they were selling.
Here were a few of my favorite vendors there:
Ovey Creations – I wish I’d been able to take a better picture of the table here! Jenn is a photographer based in Pleasant Hill who had some amazing shots of her son. She raffled off a photo session and had some beautiful crocheted kids’ items made by her friend Jessica from Crochet Creations. They were adorable! Jenn’s photography work is amazing, so be sure to check her out if you’re in Miami County!
Sarah Bella’s Primitive Art – Sarah had some GREAT painted, wooden signs for sale! (You know – the kind you see on Pinterest but never get around to making yourself?) Her prices were also phenomenal. I was waffling between two signs for our kitchen, but had to move along and didn’t get a chance to go back and buy one. (They were $10 and $12. Great deals!) Sarah’s based out of Bradford, Ohio. Check her out if you’re looking for some cute, old-fashioned art!
Vintage Inc. of Ohio – I purchased this adorable sign from Phyllis with Vintage Inc. Since my son calls my mom “Nana,” I had to buy it for her. At only $9, I thought it was a steal. This booth also had old-fashioned signs and artwork, plus much more. (See their website HERE for all kinds of unique pieces. Don’t you just LOVE their logo, too?!) I wanted to get a good picture of their booth, but there were too many people crowded around it! You can visit their store on East Main Street in downtown Tipp City.
After checking out the vendors, we spent some time wandering around inside the Fulton Farms big, red barn. There was SO MUCH amazing, fresh produce for sale – as expected.
The barn also has lots of other gifts, toys and treats for sale – including many of their own homemade items…
Behind the barn, the festival had several food vendors, animals for kids to see and pet, as well as a few games and open play spaces.
All the food looked, smell and tasted SO GOOD! Some of the great, local vendors included ReU Smoothie and Juice Bar (Tipp City), Simply Sweet Homemade Ice Cream (West Milton) and Susie’s Big Dipper (Piqua).
After getting some food, we loved seeing all kinds of farm animals including pigs, goats, chickens, llamas, and more. Idle-Hour Ranch (Troy) was also there with some of their friends. That’s my little guy in the lime green hat!
Fulton’s also had a nice, open play area for the kids, complete with hay bales, slides and tires to romp around on…
Before leaving, I had to get some delicious sweet corn to take home, of course!
On our way out of the barn to head home, we noticed a hole in the wood door frame that had several little baby birds nesting in it. The kids loved watching them peep!
We really enjoyed the Sweet Corn Festival because it wasn’t too crowded, the event was large and open, and there was so much to see and do. It was perfect for kids! I really hope Fulton Farms decides to continue the event in the future. In the meantime, be sure to visit Fulton Farms all year round. It’s such a treat! 🙂