14 Greater Cincinnati Farms Offering Fall Festivals and Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins

Get outdoors, get a gourd.

click to enlarge Neltner's - Photo: Grace Lawler
Photo: Grace Lawler

It’s that time of year again: Time to head to any one of these local farms to pick your own pumpkin, drink apple cider and capture that perfect fall photo for social media. Here are some Greater Cincinnati spots offering autumnal fun and seasonal produce; some even have hard cider, wine and craft beer this year. Note: It’s always wise to check each farm’s website or Facebook page for COVID updates before you visit.

Blooms & Berries

Blooms & Berries is celebrating their 80th year of farming in 2020. The Loveland staple offers activities like a 5-acre corn maze, pumpkin bounce pad, hayrides and mini train rides; sweet treats like caramel apples, apple cider and fresh pies; and a brand-new beer garden for the adults, offering craft beer and wine from noon to 6 p.m. on weekends. Reserve your ticket online prior to your visit. 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Through Nov. 1. $10 Monday-Friday; $12 Saturday-Sunday; free children 2 and under. 9669 S. State Route 48, Loveland, bloomsandberries.com

Brown’s Family Farm Market

“Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere!” boasts their website, but that’s not all they offer. Head to Brown’s for apple butter, fall decorations, locally grown produce and more. Hayrides and the Barrel Train run on weekends, when you can also enjoy a corn maze, food trucks and farm animals. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily; hayrides 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Oct. 31. Free admission. 11620 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton, facebook.com/brownsfarmmarket.  

Burger Farm & Garden Center

This Newtown farm has brand new features for the 2020 Fall Fun at the Farm event, including weekday hayrides and walking maze puzzles. They also offer dozens of activities like ziplines, peddle carts, the Pumpkin Land scavenger hunt, a giant straw castle and more. Reserve timed tickets online to ensure social distancing. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Oct. 31. $12 adults; $8 seniors; free children 2 and under. Weekday hayrides 1:30-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. $5; free children 2 and under. 7849 Main St., Newtown, burgerfarms.com.

Burwinkel Farms

Burwinkel offers all the classic fun: corn mazes, sunflowers for a photo op, a Halloween scavenger hunt and, of course, a pumpkin patch with gourds ready to be picked. Choose from different activity packages to best suit your family’s needs. Best of all, check out the maze and fall fields that literally say “thank you” to essential workers. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; hayrides 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Oct. 31. Check the website for additional weekly hours. $8 with hayride; $5 walking. 4359 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross, facebook.com/burwinkelfarms

Country Pumpkins

This Kentucky farm is offering a brand-new Pumpkin Ridge family package this season. For $20 per family, you will enjoy corn launches, access to the play area, a visit with baby calves and, of course, leave with two large pumpkins. Go on a hayride, try out the turbo slide and get lost in the 4-acre corn maze for varying prices. 4-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 2-7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 31. 1835 Sherman Mount Zion Road, Dry Ridge, countrypumpkinsky.com

Evans Orchard Cider Mill

With over 20 acres of pumpkins, everyone is sure to go home with their perfect pick. Evans also offers a play area for kids, hayrides, a corn maze and, best of all, an apple cannon. Don’t leave without shopping the market for fresh produce, honey, jams, baked goods and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 31. Prices vary depending on activity, but a visit to the pumpkin patch is free. 198 Stone Road, Georgetown, evansorchard.com

Gorman Heritage Farm

Pick a flower from the sprawling sunflower fields and a pumpkin from the market to fall-ify your porch. You can also grab a bite from a food truck, meet farm animals and stroll through corn and sunflower mazes. Purchase your tickets in advance. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Through Oct. 31. $5 adults; $3 children and seniors; free children 3 and under. 10052 Reading Road, Evendale, gormanfarm.org.

Hidden Valley Orchards

HVO boasts two large pick-your-own pumpkin patches and an apple tent for your fall produce needs. With live music on the weekends, hard ciders in the Crate Room, ice cream in The Coop, apple cider donut sundaes and kid-friendly I-Spy walkabouts, there is something to do for the whole family. Noon.-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 31. Free admission. 5474 State Route 48, Lebanon, hiddenvalleyorchards.com.

Irons Fruit Farm

During October weekends, take a hayride out to the patches to pick a pumpkin (pay by the pound) and take a stroll through the corn maze. Visit the bakery for apple fritters, assorted pies, cider donuts and more. Keep an eye on the website for events like visits from local craftspeople, food booths and mini train rides. Market 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; corn maze and pumpkin patch 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Through Oct. 31. Corn maze and pumpkin patch $7 adults; $5 ages 5-12; free children 4 and under. 1640 Stubbs Mill Road, Lebanon, ironsfruitfarm.com.

Kinman Farms

Come out to Kinman for the 14th-annual Fall Fest. For $10 you get access to picnic shelters, hayrides, the corn maze, a carnival tent, the Great Pumpkin Express and more. For an extra few bucks, play some lazer tag, ride a pony and grab a bite to eat at Kinman’s Grill. Reserve your tickets online prior to your visit. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday for produce purchases. Through Oct. 25. $10. 4175 Burlington Pike, Burlington, kinmanfarm.com.

McGlasson Farms

McGlasson has every type of fall produce you can think of: apples, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, squash and more. Indulge in caramel apples, apple fritters and cinnamon donuts, all washed down by fresh cider.  Pick up a fall mum to keep your pumpkin company on your porch. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free admission. Cash or check only for purchases. 5832 River Road, Hebron, mcglassonfarms.com.

click to enlarge Neltner's - Photo: Grace Lawler
Photo: Grace Lawler

Neltner’s Farm

Pick your own pumpkin, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride and meet farm animals in the new outdoor petting zoo. The farm also features a model train display and train and pony rides for children. Finish your day with home-cooked goods and local wines. No advance tickets or reservations needed to have fun on this farm. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends. Through Oct. 31. $5 weekends; free weekdays (not all activities are available); some events and activities cost an additional fee. 6922 Four Mile Road, Melbourne, neltnersfarm.com

Niederman Family Farm

Pick your own pumpkin for 50 cents per pound and make your way through the sunflower-shaped maze at Niederman’s Fall Fun on the Farm event. Come with an appetite to enjoy fall treats like cinnamon donuts, kettle corn, caramel apples and hot roasted nuts. This year’s admission fee includes access to a jumping pillow, corn maze,hayride, play cabins, Barnyard Butt Buster, tube swings, Ball Zones and more. Also currently booking private bonfires ($100). 6-9 p.m. Thursday; 6-10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 31. Purchase tickets online in advance. $12. 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Hamilton, niedermanfamilyfarm.com.

Shaw Farms Market

Shaw’s encourages visitors to “start a new family tradition with pumpkins, a 15-acre corn maze, hayrides and 2 interactive playgrounds.” Swing by the market for their famous Shaw Sweet Corn and a variety of seasonal produce. Don’t forget to check out their collection of Amish-made goods such as cheese, bacon and cottage ham. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Through Oct. 31. Admission varies per event. 1737 State Route 131, Milford, shawfarmmarket.com.

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