Editor’s Note: This story was updated October 2021.
Autumn has arrived in Cincinnati, and with it comes plenty of activities for you to enjoy. From pumpkin picking to hay rides, the Queen City is full of fall fun. Carve out some time this season and head over to these six pumpkin patches and fall festivals to have a “gourd” time with family and friends!
Blooms & Berries Fall on the Farm Market has it all: a 7-acre corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, cider, and pumpkin patches big and small. Admission is $10.95 Monday–Friday and $14.95 Saturday–Sunday; children under 2 always get in free. Tickets must be purchased online here.
Through October 30, 2021, open daily 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Open Halloween 9 a.m.–3 p.m., 9669 S. St. Rt. 48, Loveland, (513) 697-9173, bloomsandberries.com
Head out on an authentic pumpkin’ pickin’ experience at Country Pumpkins Fall Festival. Take a hayride to their U-Pick patch and check out their extensive selection of gourds for purchase, or enjoy their petting zoo, kid’s corn maze, and hay pyramid for free. Tickets for pumpkins, carving activities, a corn launcher, wagon rides, and a 4-acre corn maze are also available.
Through October 31, 2021. Various dates and times, 1835 Sherman Mt. Zion Rd., Dry Ridge, Ky. (859) 905-9656, countrypumpkinsky.com
Neltner’s Farm offers all the staples of a good harvest festival—pumpkin patch, corn maze, petting zoo, homemade treats—but unique additions like horse-drawn hayrides and wine tastings make this the whimsical choice for fall fun.
Through October 31, 2021, Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., 6922 Four Mile Rd., Melbourne, Ky., (859) 496-7535, neltnersfarm.com
Shaw Farms has a popular patch for good reason. Their 15-acre corn maze is one of the biggest around, and their reliably large pumpkin selection—500 tons, in fact—ensures that everyone in your group will find a gourd they love.
Monday–Saturday 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 1737 Ohio 131, Milford, (513) 575-2022, shawfarmmarket.com
Burger Farm’s Fall Pumpkin Festival is one of the largest in the region and has activities for everyone: mini zip lines, hay rides, live music, farm animals, giant pillow jumping, mazes—and, of course—lots and lots of pumpkins. The Festival takes place on weekends only, but there is also an option for a hayride and pumpkin patch on Tuesday–Friday from 1:30 p.m.—5 p.m. Tickets for the weekend event must be purchased online in advance here.
Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 2021, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., 7849 Main St., Newtown, (513) 561-8634, burgerfarms.com
Hidden Valley Orchard celebrates October with delicious food and fun fall activities. Visit the market to purchase some seasonal goodies, including homemade apple cider, or if it’s a warmer day, stop by The Coop Ice Cream Barn for an apple cider doughnut sundae. They also have a pumpkin patch, and there are photo opportunities down the wheelchair- and stroller-friendly path at the HVO Covered Bridge and Waterfall.
Various times, 5474 N. St. Rt. 48, Lebanon, OH, (513) 932-1869, hiddenvalleyorchards.com.