Ohio Halloween Events
Barn 'n' Bunk Farm Market
3677 Wayne-Madison Road, Trenton
A straw maze is one of the main attractions at this family-owned farm market off Ohio 73 near Trenton. The market hosts its annual Fall Festival each weekend leading up to Halloween, with specialty crafts, Amish baked goods available. Children's activities include face painting, horse-drawn hayrides and games. Pumpkins are also available for sale.
Blooms and Berries Probst Farm
9669 Ohio 48 S, Loveland
Every weekend in October, the farm holds its annual Fall Festival. Activities include hayrides to the pumpkin patch, a farm-themed kids' play area with featuring egg throw, pumpkin pitch, corn box, swinging farm gate, corn stalk tunnels and lots more. The farm's market offers hand-dipped caramel apples, fresh pressed local cider, fresh popcorn, and Ohio apples. Take a walk down Scarecrow Alley and pick up some decorations for your yard. Admission to the farm is free. There will be a storyteller on Oct. 9 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults. On Oct. 16, the storyteller will tell stories by a bonfire starting at 7 p.m. Admission for thie event is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Children under age 3 are admitted free.
9400 Clyo Road, Centerville
More than 35 varieties of pumpkins are on display and available for purchase. Admission is $6.50 per person (children ages 3 and under are admitted free) and includes access to a petting barn with goats, donkeys, horses and other animals; a corn maze; a fishing pond; horseshoes; and a farmyard play area. For information on group admission rates, call (937) 433-0886.
Brumbaugh Fruit Farm
6420 Hollansburg-Arcanum Road, Arcanum (Darke County) (937) 692-8084
Billing itself as "Darke County's only agricultural playground," Brumbaugh Fruit Farm features children's activities like the "Kinda Kooky Korn Maze," the "Willy Worm Ride," the "Enchanted Goat Fort," "Storybook Forest" and "Monster Mountain." Admission is $5. Children ages 3 and under, and senior citizens (ages 63 and over) are admitted free. The farm is located ¼ mile west of Arcanum.
Harvest Moon Maze
Niederman Family Farm
5110 Lesourdsville-West Chester Road, Hamilton
(513) 779-6184 Last tickets sold one hour before closing.
14-acre corn maze, hayride, pumpkins. Admission is $6 for the corn maze, $3 for the hayride, with children 5 and under free.
Hidden Valley Fruit Farm
5474 N. Ohio 48, Lebanon
Four-acre kids' maze, hayrides and pumpkins. Prices are $4 per person. Hayrides are $3 ($4 with pumpkin).
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Ohio 73 and Bunnell Hill Road, Clearcreek Township
(513) 932-6396 Open weekends, 22-acre presidential election maze, hayrides, straw maze, pumpkin patch, a kids' wagon train, good food and
Irons Fruit Farm
1640 Stubbs Mill Road, Lebanon
(513) 932-2853 Pumpkin hayrides are available every weekend in October
The farm's corn maze is open Other activities include donkey rides, local craft displays and pioneer re-enactments.
Pumpkin Patch Express
The Cincinnati Railway Company conducts these fun-filled train excursions between Lebanon Station and the Schappacher Family Farm near Mason. Each trip lasts approximately two hours, including a 45-minute layover at the farm, which features a corn maze, petting zoo and concession stand with various farm and craft products. Cost is $15 for adults, $13 for children, infants free. Advance ticket purchase is available.
3829 South US Route 42, Mason
(513) 398-0904 Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hayrides on weekends, weather permitting.
Pumpkin patch, free hayrides, free corn maze, petting zoo.
1737 Ohio 131, Milford
Handmade displays featuring pumpkin characters and hayrides, plus bluegrass music on the weekends. Hands-on entertainment for children, including Aladdin's Castle, a Cinderella coach, face painting and an interactive playground. Tractor-drawn and horse-drawn hayrides are available on the weekends. Scheduled field trips are also available.
Stoltz Fruit Farm
11305 Marquart Road, New Carlisle
The highlight of the fall calendar at this farm is the annual "October on the Farm" festival, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival features pumpkin painting, face painting, pony rides, hayrides, crafts, apple bobbing and other activities. The farm also has a four-acre corn maze, available during regular hours or by appointment.
Tom's Maze and Pumpkin Farm
8295 Farmersville W. Carrollton Road, Germantown
Eight-acre corn maze, three miles of paths. Bring flashlight at night. Homegrown pumpkins, gourds and fall decorations. Admission is $6; children 5 and under are free.
Young's Jersey Dairy Farm
6880 Springfield-Xenia Road, Yellow Springs
(937) 325-0629 This working dairy farm welcomes pumpkin-picking season with its annual Fall Farm Festival on Oct. 2-3. The following four weekends there will be haunted wagon rides each