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. On Saturday, October 11th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 12th 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.
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 Home.Grown.Fun as they find their way through the twists and turns of the maze. This years six acre corn maze is sponsored by the Miami County Visitors Bureau. 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. 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 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.
Vendors will be announced soon. If you are interested in becoming a vendor please call (937) 335-6273.
DemonstrationsAs 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, Miami County Farm Bureau and Miami County Visitors Bureau. THANK YOU!!