14 Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in Greater Cincinnati You Should Visit This Fall
Fall is in the air and pumpkin spice is back at Starbucks so you know what that means...it's time to visit some Cincinnati farms. Pick your own pumpkins, get lost in a corn maze, drink fresh apple cider and take a wagon ride at these family-friendly spots. Keep scrolling for some seasonal inspiration.
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5832 Hebron Road, Hebron, Kentucky. Open daily.
This roadside farm has been family-owned for six generations, serving fresh-grown fruits and vegetables from the farm. The farm, which is open from July through November, offers produce such as berries, green beans and sweet corn. During the fall, the farm specializes in apples, apple cider, gourds, potatoes and classic pumpkins. During the fall season, the farm hosts an annual Fall Music Festival, with live bluegrass performances and fall festivities near the Ohio River.
9669 S. State Route 48, Loveland. Open daily until Oct. 31.
The all-inclusive farm fest at Blooms & Berries features a five-acre corn maze, a pumpkin bounce pad, hayrides through the pumpkin patch, games, train rides and friendly farm animals. Snack on caramel apples or fresh apple cider or peruse fall decor. A weekend craft beer garden is open starting at noon Fridays through Sundays. Check the online calendar for special events.
6922 Four Mile Road, Melbourne, Kentucky. Open daily for Fall Fest until Oct. 31
Located in the rolling hills of Northern Kentucky, this family-owned farm has been offering seasonal, fresh produce and beautiful views for over a century. The farm hosts an annual Fall Fest that lasts until Halloween. In addition to their pick-your-own pumpkin patch, visitors can enjoy a petting zoo, horse-drawn wagon rides, corn mazes and more.
1737 State Route 131, Milford. Open daily until Oct. 31.
This farm is family-friendly with things to do for all ages during Pumpkin Times, which runs through the end of October. There are horse- and tractor-drawn hayrides, a massive corn maze, two interactive playgrounds, pedal-kart races and more. Pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch or head to the produce barn to enjoy apples — and fresh-pressed apple cider — straight from the orchard. Some activities require tickets, available for purchase online.
11620 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton. Open Saturdays and Sundays until Oct. 29.
This family market is open daily, and on Saturdays and Sundays until Oct. 29, there are hayrides plus a pumpkin patch where you can pick your own gourds, as well as visit a corn maze and farm animals. There's a barrel train, food trucks, picnic areas and apples — lots of apples: apple butter, apple cider and caramel apples. Mums, cornstalks, gourds, produce and a variety of snacks, cheeses, fudge and other goodies are available seven days a week in the market area.
5474 OH-48, Lebanon. Open Wednesday-Sunday weekly.
This fruit farm (formerly Hidden Valley Fruit Farm) got a makeover in 2018 as Hidden Valley Orchards with taprooms and the COOP Ice Cream barn. For more family fun, pick a pumpkin or take a hayride when the patch opens up. Check the website to plan for upcoming events and see the U-pick schedule.
1835 Sherman Mt. Zion Road, Dry Ridge, Kentucky. Open Wednesday-Sunday until Oct. 30.
Country Pumpkins began selling single pumpkins by the road back in 2000 on the Alpine Hills Dairy Farm. Now, the business has turned into a fall destination, complete with a fall festival and tour. Open now through Oct. 30, Country Pumpkins boasts weekend (Fridays-Sundays) festival with farm animals, a corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin picking and more.
Photo: Tony Frank
198 Stone Road, Georgetown, Kentucky. Open Tuesday-Sunday until Oct. 29.
This fifth-generation family farm and cider mill grows apples, pears, pumpkins and more — many of which you can pick yourself when they're in season. U-pick pumpkin season starts in September and goes through the end of October. Other fall fun includes a petting zoo, wagon ride, corn maze and Megaslide. Visit the market and cafe for tasty treats.
5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Liberty Township. Open Thursday-Sunday until Oct. 29.
Find your way through a corn maze, go on a hayride, or let the little ones enjoy time with barnyard animals. Or, walk to the pumpkin paradise to select your own pumpkin (priced by size), or indulge in some cinnamon-sugar donuts, caramel apples or apple cider. Guests can also rent bonfire pits with benches. Niederman lights the bonfire, you provide the snacks to roast over the open flame.
3068 W. State Route 73, Wilmington. Open Saturdays and Sundays until Oct. 29.
This family-owned Wilmington farm is the ultimate one-stop-shop for fall fun. Situated on over 50 acres of land, the farm offers pick-your-own pumpkins, farm animal visits, free hayrides, a corn maze, apple cider, caramel apples and mini apple spice donuts.