Fall Farm Fest

Fall Farm Fest

Saturday, October 8th 12 - 7 p.m. 
Sunday, October 9th 12 - 5 p.m.

Lost Creek Reserve

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 8th from 12 - 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 9th 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.

Activities - TBD for 2016

This family friendly festival features a variety of activities for all ages, so don't miss out! 

Corn Maze

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

Corn Cannon

Back by popular demand is our corn cannon where you can test your aim by shooting at various targets.

Cost: Two shots for $1

Scarecrow Lane

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 40 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 (coming in August) and email to jrankinen@miamicountyparks.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 jrankinen@miamicountyparks.com. 

Wagon Rides

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 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!

Children Activities

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. 

Food

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! 

If you are interested in becoming a food vendor for 2016 please take a look at the food vendor rules. If you would like to apply to be a food vendor, please fill out the 2016 Food Vendor Application and send it in by June 1, 2016. 

Vendors

A wonderful variety of vendors were on site last year. Items we are looking to include at the 2016 Fall Farm Fest include but not limited to farm products, fall decoration, value-added items, plants, etc. No commercial products/vendors (example: Tupperware, Owl Origami) will be accepted. 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor for 2016 please review the rules and send in the 2016 Exhibitor Application by September 1, 2016 .

Demonstrations

As you explore this working farm, you can take in various demonstrations including harvesting honey, rope making, chainsaw carving, sheep dogs and archery. If you have a great demonstration that would go with the Fall Farm Fest theme, please call (937) 335-6273 and ask for Jessie. 

Music

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. If you are interested in being one of these performers please contact Jessie at jrankinen@miamicountyparks or call (937) 335-6273. The schedule fills up fast so if you are interested be sure to email/call before the first of September. 

Saturday, October 8th 

TimeMusician  Location
12 - 12:50 pm

12 - 12:50 pm

1:10 - 2 pm

1:10 - 2 pm

2:20 - 3:10 pm

2:20 - 3:10 pm

3:30 - 4:20 pm

3:30 - 4:20 pm

4:40 - 5:30 pm

4:40 - 5:30 pm

5:50 - 7 pm

5:30 - 7 pm


Sunday, October 9th 

TimeMusician  Location
12 - 12: 50 pm

12 - 12:50 pm

1:10 - 2 pm

1:10 - 2 pm

2:20 - 3:10 pm

2:20 - 3:10  pm

3:30 - 5 pm 

3:30 - 5 pm

Thanks Sponsors!  

This event would not be possible without the support of our wonderful sponsors! Sponsors from 2015 - Buckeye Insurance, Kerber Sheet Metal, and Miami County Farm Bureau. THANK YOU!!

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