Fall Farm Fest
Each year amidst the tree-lined lanes and colorful foliage at Lost Creek Reserve, the Miami County Park District hosts their biggest event of the year. On Saturday, October 12th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 13th 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.
2013 Schedule of Activities
This family friendly festival features a variety of activities for all ages, so don't miss out!
The corn maze is a highlight of the festival. Visitors are able to experience the adventure of finding their way through the twists and turns of the maze. This year’s design is a traditional maze with a scarecrow in the center. It's the most challenge maze the Park District has every had! To see an aerial view of the maze click here. In addition to being open during Fall Farm Fest and Halloween Weekend, 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 Citizens for Miami County Park District
Back by popular demand is our corn shooter 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
. For more information on building a scarecrow for the contest please call (937) 335-6273.
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: Farm Animals, Pony Rides, Pumpkin Patch, Children’s Games, Crafts, Hayrides, Scarecrow Trail and Farm Life Demonstrations.
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 20 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. Check out the lineup below to see if your favorite local musician or band is playing!
Saturday 12th: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
10 - 10: 45 a.m. - Mike Sedmak, Larry Lyons
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Allison Babylon, Larry Lyons
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. - Silver Grass, Megan Osman
1:45 - 2:30 p.m. - Donnie King, Don Hoskins, Peaceful Mountain
3 - 3:45 p.m. - Stefanie Brumbaugh, White Mt. Grass
4:15 - 5 p.m. - Jayne Sachs, Willie Hawkins, Paul Beach, Absolute Breakdown
Sunday 13th: 12 - 5 p.m.
12 - 12:45 p.m. - Larry Lyons, Stephen Orban
1:15 - 2 p.m. - North & South, Megan Osman
2:30 - 3:15 p.m. - Alan Woodson, Beth Houston, Grace Brothers
3:45 - 5 p.m. - Paul Beach, Vaughn Welches, Heather Dorsten
Boy Scouts Pack 365 – Hot dogs, snacks and more
Susie’s Big Dipper – Ice Cream & Desserts
Kiwanis Club – Pie & coffee
Mohawk Freestyle Grill – Gourmet food featuring Elk burgers, chips, soups and more
Vendors will be announced soon. If you are interested in becoming a vendor please call (937) 335-6273.
Miami County Bookmobile Miami County Farm Bureau
As you explore this working farm, you can take in demonstrations on harvesting honey, cloth weaving, rope making and archery. You can also learn about the organic farming methods currently in practice at Lost Creek Reserve. On Saturday, the Miami County Farm Bureau will be churning butter from 1 - 3 p.m. in the barn, and then on Sunday, they will be doing a demo called "Fun with Seeds." The Miami County Bookmobile will also be there on both Saturday and Sunday, open from 12 - 3 p.m. 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.
Thanks to our sponsors
This event would not be possible without the support of Buckeye Insurance, Keonig Equipment, Kerber Sheet Metal, Scott Family McDonald's, ConAgra and Stillwater Technologies. THANK YOU!!