Top 5 Pumpkin Patches

Pick a winner at one of the tri-state’s local pumpkin farms this October.

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  1. Blooms & Berries Farm Market has it all: a 7-acre corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, cider, and pumpkin patches big and small. Visit on half-price Toddler Tuesdays sweeten the deal. Through October 31, 2018, Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., 9669 S. St. Rt. 48, Loveland, (513) 697-9173, bloomsandberries.com
  2. 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. New this year are Country Fireside Nights on Friday and Saturdays from 7–10 p.m. For $15, take a lantern-lit hayride, launch a pumpkin, and tell tales around the bonfire. Various dates and hours, 1835 Sherman Mt. Zion Rd., Dry Ridge, (859) 905-9656, countrypumpkinsky.com
  3. Neltner’s Farm offers all the staples of a good harvest festival—pumpkin patch, corn maze, petting zoo, homemade treats—but unique additions like a folk art market, horse-drawn hayride, wine tastings, and live music make this the whimsical choice for fall fun. Through October 28, 2018, 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
  4. 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. Navigate the flashlight corn maze on weekend nights for some spooky fun. 9 a.m.–7 p.m., 1737 OHIO 131, Milford, (513) 575-2022, shawfarms.com 
  5. Burger Farm’s Fall Pumpkin Festival is one of the largest in the region and has activities for everyone: mini zip lines, pedal carts, live music, farm animals, giant pillow jumping, mazes—and, of course—lots and lots of pumpkins. Through October 28, 2018, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., 7849 Main St., Newtown, (513) 561-8634, burgerfarms.com

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