Make the Most of Your Fall Break in Southwest Ohio

Fall break is here and we are ready to explore fall in Southwest Ohio!

Fall break: some well-deserved time away from the daily grind of work, sports and school. Here are a few suggestions for fall festivitiesquick getaways, and fun activities to have a fun fall break around Southwest Ohio.

1. Celebrate all things fall at the farm.

Nothing says “it’s fall” like a trip to a local farm festival. Pick a pumpkin, jump in some hay, and make sure to save room for apple cider. Fall Fun at the Farm has never been so popular!

Fall on the Farm at Blooms and Berries

Fall On The Farm in Loveland is open daily with Hayrides, Corn Mazes, a 40 Animal Petting Farm, Pumpkin Bounce Pad, Barnyard 500 trike track, Farm Games, Photo Opts, Pumpkins, Bakery Treats and enjoy the Beer Garden Friday – Sunday. Visit in September for Sunflowers or enjoy the Farm Animal Encounter.  Buy Tickets Online Only.

Station Road Farm

Fourth-generation family farm, located in Old West Chester, open daily! It’s a tradition to pick a pumpkin, hundreds to choose from! The farm has, all the décor to decorate your home: Mums, Stalks, Indian Corn, Straw Bales, Gourds & much more! Enjoy our fresh fall apples, cider, local fall produce, Amish foods. Call to book private events & hayrides! Weekend hayrides, Extra weekend activities include play on barnyard playground, feed the chickens and hold the kittens. Amish food tastings, sip on hot chocolate, cider, coffee and tea bar! Station Road Farm has all you need to enjoy fall nearby. Now selling Simply Southern in gift shop farm stand.

Fall Farm Fun at Burwinkel Farms

Join Burwinkel Farms this fall for some Family Farm Fun! Enjoy a sunflower hayride to our pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and sunflower fields. Explore a punch-card maze, Halloween scavenger hunt, animals, plus much more! Fun for all ages, kids and adults alike! Hayrides run Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting), all other activities are open during normal business hours. Watch our FB page for updates about weekday hayride opportunities. We also welcome scheduled weekday hayride groups of 10+, call 513-738-1145 to schedule. After the fun, shop tons of homegrown pumpkins, gourds, straw, apples, cider, and all other items fall!

Brown’s Family Farm Market

Fall brings the fun at Brown’s Family Farm Market!! Fall Family Fun Weekends are every Saturday and Sunday through October! Affordable family fun activities including Hayrides, pick your own pumpkin patch, barrel train rides, corn maze, farm animals, picnic area, multiple free play areas, photo opportunities and food trucks! At Brown’s, we grow much of our fall décor like corn stalk bundles, Indian corn, squash, gourds, beautiful mums, and of course, pumpkins in all shapes and sizes! Plus a full assortment of home grown apples, sweet cider, caramel apples, Amish Fry Pies, bakery items and more!

2. Explore Great Parks and Parky’s Farm.

As families begin thinking ahead to Halloween, a series of fun family-friendly fall night hikes from Great Parks will uncover some of the hidden creatures who have lived among us, both past and present. These Spooky Tales on the Trails will be told by Great Parks Interpreters at Fernbank Park and Miami Whitewater Forest on Fridays in October.

3. Visit a nature center.

Nature centers have the best of everything. Enjoy some time outside before heading indoors for educational activities and exhibits at the Cincinnati Nature Center. 

4. Take in all the fall colors. 

According to the Farmers’ Almanac, peak fall break foliage dates for 2023 are October 5-21 in Ohio, making this a great time to plan a scenic weekend road trip to see fall foliage in Ohio.

5. Ride on the Pumpkin Patch Express.

  • During the journey Scarecrow hosts will be making balloon pumpkins for passengers to enjoy as they take in the sights of fall outside.

  • After a 45 minute ride, the train will stop at the Pumpkin Patch for a layover. At this time, all ticketed passengers will receive a small pie pumpkin.

  • While at the Pumpkin Patch, passengers will enjoy a variety of fall activities before a 15 minute ride back to the station.

LMMR pumpkin patch express

6. Cross off 50 Things to Do This Fall in Southwest Ohio.

Print out this bucket list and get to exploring! Here’s 50 ideas to make the most out of Fall in Southwest Ohio. Apple picking, creek stomping, pumpkin patches, fossil finding, camping and more!

7. Visit Girlhood (it’s complicated) at The Children’s Museum.

Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is showing why girls’ history is American history. A new featured exhibition opening this Saturday showcases the strength and resilience of girls everywhere. Girlhood (It’s complicated) features nearly 200 artifacts from the Smithsonian to reflect the diversity of girls’ experiences and tell the stories of girls who have challenged the status quo

8. Practice Trick-or-Treating early.

Whether you’re needing some practice on the fine art of trick or treating or the kiddos just can’t wait for October 31st, we’ve tracked down a few ways to hone in your trick or treating skills before Halloween!

9. When in doubt, go to the library.

Southwest Ohio has some incredible libraries, both for finding new books and creating new adventures. Here are a few of our favorite library branches:

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