There’s your standard fall festival… and then there’s Fall on the Farm at Blooms and Berries. Year after year, Blooms and Berries offers one of the most enjoyable fall farm experiences around. While COVID-19 has presented some challenges for fall festivals, Blooms and Berries has pivoted to bring their beloved Fall on the Farm festival to life during this pandemic.
This year, tickets to Farm on the Farm are sold exclusively online. These timed tickets allow for smaller numbers and easy social distancing at this outdoor festival. Fall on the Farm runs daily through Nov. 1, and you need to plan a day at this delightful fall festival.
Here are 10 reasons your family must visit Fall on the Farm at Blooms and Berries this year:
1. Epic pumpkin bounce pad
Let’s just start with what’s on everyone’s mind: the gigantic, 60-foot, jack-o-lantern bounce pad. This larger-than-life, fall-themed ‘pad is included in festival admission, and is a wonderful addition to the fun. Timed tickets ensure your kids can safely bounce away.
2. Pumpkin Power Hour
New this year: Blooms and Berries has added a discounted ticket option for Fall on the Farm for the 5:45 pm time slot. Enjoy a shortened visit at the end of the day for just $8.
This year’s sunflower field is filled with mini blooms, the perfect “my size” height for kids. Blooms and Berries sunflowers are truly some of the most magnificent in the city, and well worth the trip alone.
4. The corn mazes
Blooms and Berries in Loveland is a one-stop-shop when it comes to fall fun. This year’s corn maze features a Medieval theme for adventure-seeking families and takes about an hour. (Got toddlers? There’s a 15-minute maze that’s perfect for little legs!)
5. The rides
From hayrides — Blooms and Berries offers a tractor-pulled hayride though its grounds, and kids can play I-Spy with various markers posted throughout — to the Cow Train, Blooms and Berries will keep kids entertained with a variety of tractor-pulled fun.
6. Pumpkin everything
As soon as you enter Blooms & Berries, you’ll be greeted by piles of the most perfectly round and vibrantly orange pumpkins you’ve ever seen. The are ghost pumpkins, gigantic gourds, ugly pumpkins and tiny pumpkins – you’ll want to grab a wheelbarrow! There’s also a tiny pumpkin patch for toddlers, and the option to take a hayride out to pick-your-own pumpkin.
7. The funnest playground around
The farmyard play area is the epitome of good, old-fashioned fun. (Most are open this fall — only a few attractions, like the corn box, are out of the rotation.) There’s a water pump egg race that’s such a hit and a tug-of-war for tiny titans. These games are proof that kids don’t need a bunch of electronics or gimmicks to have fun.
8. Treats for kids… and parents
Fall, we’ll see your pumpkin-spice everything and raise you a hand-dipped caramel apple. Blooms and Berries uses locally grown apples and makes their caramel from scratch. Just trust me on this one — this caramel deliciousness is the best fall treat! If caramel apples aren’t your thing, then the humongous, homemade chocolate chunk cookies surely will be.
9. Friendly farm animals
The setting at Blooms and Berries is like no other. The barnyard at Blooms and Berries is by far the best in Cincinnati. The animals are spread out across the grounds in large, clean and well-kept pens. There are signs on each of the pens with fun facts and information about each animal: cows, sheep, goats, bunnies, geese, turkeys, chickens and donkeys.
10. Family tradition
We have been attending Fall on the Farm for years, and each year brings a totally new experience. Each year, my kids enjoy the farm in a new way, which makes it such a fun, family tradition. Revisiting the farm each fall is something we all look forward to. As we continue to navigate this pandemic, Fall on the Farm is such a welcome tradition.