Fall Fun Guide {2023}

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cincinnati and northern kentucky family fall fun guide

We have decided that Fall really should be at least a month longer than it is. There is SO much to do (like Fall Festivals!), and it’s such a fun time of year. This list is dedicated to those fabulous local Fall Festivals and events. We will fully admit that there is a fuzzy pumpkin covered line between what qualifies as a “patch” and what qualifies as a Fall Festival, but we do feel there is enough distinction for them to have their own space… thus, here we are. Without further ado… Your Guide to Local Fall Family Fun!

Fall on the Farm @ Blooms & Berries Farm Market

blooms & berries fall on the farm

Located in Loveland
September 16 – October 31

Voted Cincinnati’s Best Pumpkin Patch – City Beat Magazine!

Fall On The Farm features Hayrides, Corn Mazes, a Petting Farm, pumpkin bounce pad, bee train, baked treats, farm games, pumpkin patch, and so much more! September Discount Days feature tickets starting at $5.95. Enjoy Animal Encounters at no extra charge the opening two weekends.

Fall On The Farm often SELLS OUT, so we strongly recommend securing your tickets online in advance. Gate sales cannot be guaranteed and will be an additional $5 on-site Saturday and Sunday.

Open Daily September 16 – October 31
Hours & Tickets at FallontheFarm.com

Mom Tip – Weekends can be busy, so go early or consider visiting on a weekday for reduced admissions or lesser crowds. You are welcome to pack a lunch – just no glass or outside alcohol! Try Toddler Tuesdays: Kids 2-4 years old can get in for 1/2 price with a paying adult! Thursdays: 1/2 off grandparents with a regular price admission.

9669 S. St. Route 48
Loveland, OH 45140
(513) 697-9173

Fall Family Weekends at Brown’s Family Farm Market

brown's family farm market

Weekends September 16th/17th through October 29th
Farm open 9 am-7pm daily
Activity hours are 11am-6pm for Fall Family Weekends

They offer an affordable, fun, family experience with NO admission. It is free to enter the farm and play on many of their activities. The following items are FREE:

*Free Parking
*Corn Maze
*Sunflower Fields
*Rock Pits
*Combine Slide Zone
*Craze Maze and Slide Tower
*Straw Maze
*Farm Animals
*Picture Scenes

The following activities have a charge:

*Hayrides to the pumpkin patch – $5 per rider aged 3 and up
*Barrel Train Rides – $3 per rider, or 2 rides for $5

They have several food trucks on the weekends. They also have a farm market that specializes in Fall decor, pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, Amish baked goods, Jams, Jellies, Fall-Themed Candies, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Large Apple display, caramel apples, Fresh local milk, Local Honey, and so much more!

U-Pick Apple Orchards

Our team members are BIG fans of spending our weekends outdoors. It’s a little early for pumpkin patches, so why not go pick some apples instead?! There are so many yummy recipes you can make with the apples you pick, too! It’s the perfect weekend activity for everyone! So, grab your flannels and get pickin’!

Pumpkin Patches

We are so fortunate to have so many local farms offering family fun year-round – but especially in the Fall. Make sure you set aside some time this season to support our local farmers by participating in the festivities! Here are our top recommended pumpkin patches around the Greater Cincinnati area.

Country Pumpkins
August -October
1835 Sherman Mt. Zion Rd, Dry Ridge, KY 41035
Sunflowers, pumpkin patch, rides, slides, and special experience packages. 

Nativity Fall Fest
5936 Ridge Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45213
Close out the Cincinnati festival season with Nativity’s Fall Fest on Labor Day Weekend. Food, music, games, and a grand raffle. 

Finds of the Farm
5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45011
The Niederman Family Farm opens its doors for a fall craft show in Butler County. 

Fall on the Farm at Blooms & Berries
September -October
9669 OH-48, Loveland, OH 45140
There are hours of fun to be had at Blooms & Berries Farm Market, where they are going above and beyond to make their guests truly feel like Fall is for Families. Admission is available exclusively online. For more details, check out www.FallOnTheFarm.com. Your admission gets you a whole day of Fall farm fun!

Benton Farm Fall Fest
11896 Old Lexington Pike, Walton, KY 41094
This farm is known for its goat snuggles, and yes, they will be available. But you can also enjoy shopping for your favorite fall decor and treats, as well as however many pumpkins and cornstalks your heart desires. 

Fall Fun at Niederman Family Farm
September – October
5110 Lesourdsville West Chester Rd, Liberty Township, OH 45011
Corn maze, sunflowers, fire pits, a kids’ play area, and rides. 

Feast and Fall-y
E Main St, Lebanon, OH 45036
Wander charming historic Lebanon during this Main Street event featuring crafts, food, drink, and music. 

Country AppleFest
665 N Broadway St, Lebanon, OH 45036
Visit Lebanon for a two-day arts and crafts festival on the Warren County Fairgrounds. Hundreds of arts, crafts and food vendors. Live entertainment each day. Free parking and fully handicap accessible.

Autumn Appalachian Arts Festival
527 Maple Creek Road, Moscow OH
A two-day festival featuring artists, food, and demonstrations of traditional Appalachian handcrafts. Skills on display include woodcarving, blacksmithing, woodturning, basket weaving, painting, pottery, spinning, and weaving. Pumpkin painting for kids.

Kings Island Tricks and Treats Fall Fest
Saturdays and Sundays, September – October
6300 Kings Island Dr, Mason, OH 45040
Food, live entertainment, costume contests, trick-or-treat-stops and more. All rides and attractions are also open (not including water attractions). 

Metamora Canal Days
Metamora, IN
A three-day flea market and festival that I have been told is a “pretty big deal in Indiana.” Features art, antiques, hand-crafted items and artisan food.

Sunflower Festival
10052 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241
On the beloved Gorman Heritage Farm, a 122-acre working farm. This festival features hayrides, pumpkins, craft vendors, food trucks, corn maze, sunflower maze, farm animals, mule-drawn carriage rides, and more. Advance tickets required. Absolutely no sales at the gate. Festival continues rain or shine, cancellations only in dangerous weather.

Operation Pumpkin: Pumpkin and Art Festival
Downtown Hamilton
101 High Street #1, Hamilton, OH 45011
The 10th Anniversary of this Hamilton tradition featuring live music,

Haunted Village
A family-friendly and slight-fright event in the 19th-century village within Sharon Woods. A Great Parks of Hamilton County parking permit may be required.

The Great Pumpkin Run
A beautiful run on wagon trails and dirt paths at the peak of fall foliage.

What are we missing? Comment below and let us know!


  1. Mason’s Heritage Festival is my favorite day of September. Parade in the morning, kids inflatables and booths and food all day, and a concert and even fireworks some years at night. I’m so looking forward to taking my toddler to his first parade this year!

  2. Mason’s Heritage Festival is my favorite day of September. Parade in the morning, kids inflatables and booths and food all day, and a concert and even fireworks some years at night. I’m so looking forward to taking my toddler to his first parade this year!

  3. A couple things listed above aren’t working the sunflower festival site and the fall fest one for Lebanon isn’t either it actually takes you to some kind of gambling website, thought you should know at least two on list are incorrect


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