Fall is approaching quickly and if your family is anything like ours there will be at least one Saturday/Sunday dedicated to hay rides, pumpkin picking, pony rides, etc. I have put together this list of what I consider the best Fall Farms. I will explain a little about what makes each one so great, so you know exactly what you're getting when you arrive. We go to each one of these every single year, what can I say...we LOVE this season. :)
1. Leed's Farm - We LOVE Leed's farm, and we go every year. Open weekends only September 17-October 30, 10 am - 5 pm. This is the farm that we make an all day adventure out of, because it's very easy to do. Admission includes many farm activities including pumpkin jump, pedal cars, combine slide, hayride, visiting the animals, playing in the barn with the hay, banana bus, the big zip and so much more. You can also feed the animals, feed cups are $1. They have a huge variety of pumpkins for you to choose from on the front lawn. One of my favorite parts of this trip is the kettle corn available for purchase - it's so good. I love to munch on it while my kids spend forty five minutes to pick out a pumpkin. ;-) Head to their website for a $2 off coupon on admission.
2. Kuhlwein's Farm Market - We also go to this fall farm every year also because it's close to our house and it gives the kids the opportunity to ride the hayride out to the pumpkin patch and pick their own pumpkin from the patch. Let's be honest, is there anything cuter than that annual pumpkin patch picture? Kuhlwein's typically has a cute little photo station to grab some adorable seasonal photos, pony rides, and some delicious local, homemade, food for purchase. Their website is not currently updated for 2016 but I will update when they do.
3. Jacquemin Farms - This one is a tad smaller than some of the others but it's our favorite to go to through the week. They have pumpkins, of course, but the big draw for my kiddos is the small maze made of hay, the two corn boxes with fun toys to play with, inflatables, and plenty of space to run around in. Hayrides are only offered on the weekends and take you to the pumpkin patch for a Pick-Your-Own pumpkins experience. View their hours and pricing here.
4. Lynd's Fruit Farm - Lynd's is probably the most popular in the Columbus area when you're thinking of where to go in the fall and very well known for the apple picking, but it's fun to go to for pumpkins as well. You could do both in the fall apples and pumpkins. Lynd's has an amazing variety of delicious local produce and food. It is huge though with almost 500 acres so make sure you plan ahead and head to the right spot to start. You can view their website here.