NKwhy: When and where to find fall fun in NKY

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Fall is finally here, and it’s time to embrace the season by visiting pumpkin patches and farms across the region. 

From picking pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns to hay rides to sipping on some boozy cider and more, there is plenty to do at NKY farms this time of year. 

While some spots are set to open soon and others have already started their fall events, we wanted to let our readers know when and where they can find autumnal activities in the area. 

Neltner’s Farm – Melbourne

Head over to Neltner’s Farm in Melbourne starting Sept. 30 through Oct. 31 for their annual “Fall Fest.” During the week, attendees can enjoy pumpkin picking, corn mazes, a farm stand with fresh produce, plus a petting zoo and other kid-friendly activities. Stop by on the weekend for horse-drawn carriage rides, food from Four Mile Pig, homemade ice cream, locally sourced wine, live music and more. 

Admission is free during the week and is $7 on the weekend for everyone three and up. The farm accepts cash and card, and pumpkins are sold by the pound. They are open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Find the live music lineup and more at neltnersfarm.com.

Kinman Farms – Burlington

Kinman Farm in Burlington is open seven days a week, mid-April through Christmas. This family-owned farm offers a variety of locally grown produce, flowers and more. Their fall farm market runs Sept. 23 through Oct. 29. Families can enjoy hayrides, corn mazes, petting zoos, and other fall activities. The farm is also hosting a fall craft and vendor fair Oct. 28, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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The festival is open Friday through Sunday, 4 p.m. -9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10 during the weekend festivities for those three and over. Find more information at facebook.com/KinmanFarmMarket

Sugar Ridge Farm – Walton 

Starting Sept. 23, Sugar Ridge Farm in Walton will be offering tons of family-friendly fall fun. Running Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31, this farm fest includes access to the pumpkin patch, petting zoo, playgrounds, hay rides and more. For an additional cost, the farm offers trolley rides, entrance to a bounce house, plus a corn cannon. 

The fall fest is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.Tickets are $10 for anyone over the age of three. The farm is cash only. Find more information, live music lineup and special events at facebook.com/SugarRidgeFamilyFarm.

McGlasson Farms – Hebron 

Find plenty of pumpkins at the McGlasson Farms farm stand in Hebron. The farm’s pick-your-own pumpkins and apples have already started for the season. According to their harvest calendar, visitors can also pick up locally grown tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, peppers, squash, eggplant, kale, apples, sweet potatoes and, of course, pumpkins. Cider and caramel apples are also available at the farm shop. 

The farm is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free, “pick-your-own” rates vary by item and weight. McGlasson is cash and Venmo only. Find more information on their Facebook page.

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