Blooms & Berries Farm Market and Garden Center
Fall on the farm kicks off Sept. 21. Events include a themed five-acre corn maze (and a straw maze), cow train rides, fresh apple cider, pumpkin patch hayrides, caramel apples, duck races and a farm animal petting zoo. Hayrides to pick your own pumpkins start at 10 a.m. on weekends and 11 a.m. during the week. There’s also a craft beer garden for grown-ups. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 21-Oct. 31. $9 Monday-Friday; $12 Saturday-Sunday. 9669 S. State Route 48, Loveland, bloomsandberries.com.
This farm is a haven of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, wagon rides, animals and more. Fall Farm Days include adventure wagon rides, a “crazed” corn maze, giant slingshots, clodhopper golf, archery, an underground slide and farmyard play area. There’s an extra fee for the pick-your-own pumpkin patch. Noon-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Sept. 28-Oct. 27. $16; $14 seniors and active military; free ages 4 and under. 3779 State Route 132, Clarkesville, bonnybrookfarms.com.
Brown’s Family Farm Market
This family market features hayrides to the pumpkin patch on Saturdays and Sundays where you can pick your gourds. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Sept. 21-Oct. 31. Free admission. 11620 Hamilton Cleves Road, Hamilton, facebook.com/brownsfarmmarket.
Burger Farm & Garden Center
Head to the farm’s annual Fall Pumpkin Festival, held every weekend in October, featuring more than 30 family-friendly activities including a puppet show, live music, mini zip lines, a carnival, pony rides and paintball. Buy mums, gourds, apple cider, corn stalks and pumpkins. Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own or chuck a mini pumpkin (or pet a bunny) for an additional fee. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Sept. 28-Oct. 28. $10; free children 2 and under. 7849 Main St., Newtown, burgerfarms.com.
A fall fest on a 250-acre dairy farm with hayrides, a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, petting zoo, hay maze and more. Some activities are free and some are ticketed. Country Fireside Nights are held Sept. 28 and Oct. 4, during which you can experience the magic of the farm at night with a lantern-lit hayride, a pumpkin launcher and bonfire. 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
This fifth-generation family farm and cider mill grows apples, peaches, pumpkins and more — many of which you can pick yourself. U-pick pumpkin and apple season starts in September; pick up a bags and an orchard map in the store and then purchase your picks by weight. Other fall fun includes a petting zoo, hayride, corn maze, pony rides and corn bins to play in instead of sandboxes. Visit the market and cafe for tasty treats. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Through Nov. 27. Prices vary depending on activity. 198 Stone Road, Georgetown, Kentucky, evansorchard.com.
Hidden Valley Orchards
This 60-year-old fruit farm (formerly Hidden Valley Fruit Farm) got a makeover as Hidden Valley Orchards, with a coffee bar, bakery and cider bar. Fill up on all things apple — cider, dumplings, cobbler, fritters, donuts and custard — pick a pumpkin, take a hayride and find more family fun every weekend in September and October. Check the website to see which apples and pumpkins are available as U-pick throughout the season. There’s a Caramel Apple Fest Sept. 21-22, Apple Cider Fest Weekend Oct. 5-6 and a Pumpkin Festival Oct. 12-13. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. 5474 State Route 48, Lebanon, hiddenvalleyorchards.com.
Irons Fruit Farm
Take a tractor-driven hayride to pick your own pumpkins at this fourth-generation family farm — then feast on apple fritters, cinnamon-cider donuts, cookies and more from the on-site bakery. There is also a themed corn maze, apples available for purchase and friendly farm animals. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. hayrides weekends; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 27-Oct. 31. $5 corn maze Sunday. 1640 Stubbs Mill Road, Lebanon, ironsfruitfarm.com.
The farm Fall Fest features a hayride to the back of the farm where you’ll find bonfires, games, Great Pumpkin Express rides, a five-acre corn maze, a carnival tent, live bands and a game area. Take a pony ride or hop aboard the Great Pumpkin Express ride through the cornfield and enjoy the story of the Great Pumpkin. A hayride will return you to the front of the farm when you’re ready. Noon-10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 20-Oct. 28. $10. 4175 Burlington Pike, Burlington, kinmanfarm.com.
This six-generation family-owned vegetable and fruit stand features produce to purchase on-site, or you can even pick your own. Apples, gourds, pumpkins, potatoes, tomatoes, mums and more are available for purchase; contact the farm for more info on U-pick opportunities. The farms’ famous fall festival generally starts the first weekend in October with live Bluegrass and Americana bands on weekends. 5832 River Road, Hebron, mcglassonfarms.com.
This family-friendly fest features horse-drawn wagon rides, a model train display, a corn maze, a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, pony rides, wine tastings, a farm stand, craft vendors and home-cooked food. Special weekend activities kick off Sept. 28 and include live music from local Folk, Americana and Bluegrass faves. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays. Sept. 28-Oct. 27. $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
General admission to this fest includes access to the four-acre corn maze, hayrides, a tractor play area, duck races, pipe swings, ball zones and more. Walk to the pumpkin paradise to select your own pumpkin (priced by size), or indulge in some cinnamon-sugar donuts, kettle corn, pumpkin butter, caramel apples, roasted nuts and apple cider. Guests can also rent bonfire pits with benches. Niederman lights the bonfire, you provide the snacks to roast over the open flame. 6-9 p.m. Thursday; 6-10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Sept. 27-Oct. 27. $10. 5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Road, Hamilton, niedermanfamilyfarm.com.
Shaw Farms Produce & Pumpkins
This farm is family-friendly with things to do for all ages during Fall Festival Weekends, which start the third weekend in September and run through October. There are horse-drawn or tractor-drawn hayrides, a 15-acre corn maze, an interactive playground, live Bluegrass music and pedal cart races. 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. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 20-29; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Oct. 5-31. 1737 State Route 131, Milford, shawfarms.com.
Nothing screams fall more than a pumpkin patch, and Sunrock Farm offers two-hour pumpkin patch tours throughout the month of the October; see the patch and pick your own gourds. Guests can also milk a goat, gather eggs, hold chickens and more during separate hands-on guided tours of the farm itself. Pumpkin patch tours Oct. 1-31. $12. 103 Gibson Lane, Wilder, sunrockfarm.com.
*Note: Before making the drive, double check all dates, times and costs with each farm.