Fall Farm Fest
Each year a midst the tree-lined lanes and colorful foliage at Lost Creek Reserve, the Miami County Park District hosts their biggest event of the year, Fall Farm Fest. On Saturday, October 10th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 11th from 12 - 5 p.m. the historic Knoop Homestead at the Reserve will be transform into a hub of activity for thousands of people who attend the two day festival celebrating the agricultural heritage of Miami County.
The festival offers a six acre corn maze, corn cannon, live music, food, hayrides, a scarecrow contest, children’s activities, demonstrations, vendors, display booths, farm animals, kiddie tractor pulls, a pumpkin patch and more. General admission to this family friendly event is free.
The Miami County Farm Bureau will continue the fun on Saturday, October 10th starting at 5 pm with children's games, square dance and then a movie. At 7:15 pm join us in the barn yard to watch Charlotte's Web free of charge!
This family friendly festival features a variety of activities for all ages, so don't miss out! Check out the Activity Schedule for more information on times.
The corn maze is a highlight of the festival. Visitors are able to experience adventure as they find their way through the twists and turns of the maze. In addition to being open during Fall Farm Fest, the corn maze is available for private rentals during the months of September and October.
Cost: Adults (12+) $5 Donation
Children (5-11) $3 Donation
Under 4 free
*All proceeds go to the Friends of the Miami County Park District Fund
Back by popular demand is our corn cannon where you can test your aim by shooting at various targets.
Cost: Two shots for $1
One of the most enjoyed activities at the Fall Farm Fest is the Scarecrow Contest. Visitors of the festival are invited to take a stroll or wagon ride down scarecrow lane and vote for their favorite scarecrow. Last year over 35 creative scarecrows were displayed by local business, organizations and groups. If you would like to create a scarecrow for this year's contest please fill out the registration form and email to email@example.com or snail mail to Miami County Park District Administration Office, 2645 E State Route 41, Troy OH 45373. If you could like more information on the contest please call (937) 335-6273 or email Jessie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You won’t want to miss wagon rides around the farm.The route takes you down a charming farm lane lined with scarecrows, around the farm fields and by the beautiful Knoop Homestead and cemetery. There is no charge for the wagon rides. Last ride is at 4:45 p.m. each day.
Kiddie Tractor Pull
Another big hit each year is the Kiddie Tractor Pull sponsored by Koenig Equipment where children can compete for trophies. Registration beings at 12:30 p.m. and the Pull will start promptly at 1:30 p.m. This event is only on Saturday, so be sure to register your child!
There are plenty of activities for children of all ages at the Fall Farm Fest. Here are some of the activities going on all weekend: Face Painting, Farm Animals, Pony Rides, Pumpkin Patch, Children’s Games, Crafts, Hayrides, Scarecrow Trail, dummy roping dying brought to you by the Ohio Junior Rodeo Association and Farm Life Demonstrations. Don't forget to check out our new addition, Child's Homestead, which will be located out by the cabin hosting a variety of activities including table and field games, dough making/rolling, corn grinding, play kitchen and wood working on Sunday only.
We will have plenty of fresh, delicious food on site at the festival. Please support our local businesses and organizations by stopping by to enjoy lunch, dinner, desserts and snacks!
Boy Scout Troop #365 - Pulled pork, walking tacos, hot dogs, hamburgers, chips & candy
Cumberland Kettle Corn - Variety of freshly popped kettle corn
Mohawk Freestyle Grill - Fresh, seasonal, unconventional gourmet food
Susie's Big Dipper - Ice cream, shakes, sundaes, soups & sandwiches
Troy Kiwanis - Pie, fall sweets, coffee & cider
Truck N Fire Pizza - Wood-fired pizza & more
A wonderful variety of vendors will be on site this year. Make sure to stop by these booths as most vendors will be doing various demonstrations and teach you about their products. Items include honey, maple syrup, spices, olive oil, breads, caramel apples, reclaimed barn wood decor, fall decorations, native plants, mums, fairy houses and more!
As you explore this working farm, you can take in demonstrations on harvesting honey, rope making, chainsaw carving and archery. You can also learn about the organic farming methods currently in practice at Lost Creek Reserve. On both days 2,500 pound oxen will demonstrate how they were used on the farm. Also the Troy Historical Society will be on site to show you the ways of the pioneers by using cooking methods true to the time, samples will be available! In addition, reining horse progressive training will be demonstrated by the Miami County Equine Task Force Initiative and the Ohio Junior Rodeo Association will be demonstrating goat tying. On Sunday, a small flock of sheep will take up residence in the barn as they await the working sheep dog demonstration. If you have a great demonstration that would go with the Fall Farm Fest theme, please call (937) 335-6273.
This year we have joined forces with the Double H Squares from Huber Heights to provide a fun night of square dancing. From 5 - 7 pm on Saturday, October 10th this energetic group will be demonstrating modern western square dancing as well as encouraging audience participation. Dancing is made for all age groups. Callers will be Bob and Janice Jones. Make sure to get out those dancing shoes!
Moovie on the Farm
The Miami County Farm Bureau will be hosting the Moovie on the Farm night starting at 5 pm on Saturday, October 10th. They will kick things off with activities like butter churning, apple cider pressing and Agrobilities course. Don't miss out on the square dance, animals and corn maze too! Starting at 7:15 pm "Charlotte's Web" will be featured on the large outdoor movie screen. Bring a blanket/chair to enjoy the movie in the picturesque barn yard. Admission and activities free of charge. Dinner will be available for purchase from the Cattlemen's Association. Ice cream and popcorn will also be available. All activities end as movie begins.
Adding to the festival’s ambiance are the musical performers. This year’s music portion of the festival will include everything from singer-songwriters and bluegrass to folk and soft rock. Each year we have been able to showcase talented local and regional musicians – this year there will be over 10 different performers. There will not be a main Bluegrass stage as in years past. Instead, bluegrass musicians will be incorporated into the lineup at two different performance areas near the house and barn.
Saturday, October 10th
|10 - 10: 50 am ||Colin Richards ||House|
|11:10 am - 12 pm ||Megan Osman ||Barn |
|11:10 am - 12 pm ||Colin Richards ||House |
|12:20 - 1:10 pm ||Megan Osman ||Barn |
|12:20 - 1:10 pm ||Larry Lyons ||House |
|1:30 - 2:40 pm ||Silver Grass ||Barn |
|1:30 - 2:40 pm ||Larry Lyons ||House |
|3 - 3:50 pm ||Pam Baughman ||Barn |
|3 - 3:50 pm ||Larry Lyons ||House |
|4:10 - 5 pm ||Rip Rap Bluegrass Band ||Barn |
Sunday, October 11th
|12 - 12: 50 pm ||Larry Lyons ||Barn|
|12 - 12:50 pm ||Pam Baugham ||House |
|1:10 - 2 pm ||Larry Lyons ||Barn |
|1:10 - 2 pm ||Megan Osman ||House |
|2:20 - 3:10 pm ||Larry Lyons ||Barn |
|2:20 - 3:10 pm ||Colin Richards ||House |
|3:30 - 5 pm ||Mike Sedmak ||Barn |
|3:30 - 5 pm ||Colin Richards ||House |
Thanks to our sponsors
This event would not be possible without the support of Buckeye Insurance, Kerber Sheet Metal, and Miami County Farm Bureau. THANK YOU!!