Fall is finally here and we can’t wait to indulge in all of the festivities coming our way this season! We’re so excited, in fact, that we have compiled a list of the best local pumpkin patches, hayrides and fall festivals. Prepare for a jam-packed month of autumnal fun. Bookmark this article and come back throughout the month of October, whenever you need a family-friendly weekend activity. Here’s your ultimate guide to Louisville’s best pumpkin patches & fall festivals!
8905 Hwy 329, Crestwood, KY 40014 • (502) 241-9674
Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Closed Sunday
Foxhollow Farm is one of the best places to find organic and biodynamic farming. This year, along with visiting their pumpkin patch, be sure to check out their Harvest Hoedown on October 11 and 12. Learn more about what the farm has to offer, as well as their upcoming events, here.
Sunny Acres Farm
6516 Echo Trail, Louisville, KY 40299 • (502) 643-6584
Open Saturdays and Sundays in October from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Huber’s Orchard & Winery
If you’ve never been to Huber’s Orchard & Winery, you’ll be amazed at how much there is to do! In addition to their pick-your-own pumpkin patches, Huber’s Orchard also runs a winery, ice cream and cheese shop. Be sure to get some apple butter from Joe Huber’s Restaurant, too.
1029 Vigo Rd, Shelbyville, KY 40065 • (502) 633-4849
Fall weekend hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
At Gallrein Farms, you can enjoy a pumpkin patch as well as a store with fresh produce, local jams and honey. Feed yourself on that magic, then feed the animals at the petting zoo or let your kiddos go wild on their large trampoline! It’s perfect for a fall day trip with your loved ones. See their complete fall schedule, here.
Mink and Walter’s Pumpkin Patch
2270 Springfield Rd, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701 • (270) 360-9455
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Family fun, pumpkins, mums, games, animals and crafts — that’s what you’ll find at Mink and Walter’s Pumpkin Patch. Located just 30 minutes outside of Louisville in Elizabethtown, this pumpkin patch offers a fun experience that’s well worth the drive. For more info, click here.
Devin’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
623 Talmage-Mayo Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330 • (859) 613-5066
Open Friday 6 p.m. to 10 pm.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Ready to get lost in a corn maze? Head into Devin’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch with your friends and family, using only your intuition to make your way back out. Bring the kiddos along for the Kiddie corn maze, hay maze, straw crawl, petting area, pumpkin picking and a nightly bonfire with free marshmallow roasting. For more info, click here.
Bowling Family Farm
7631 Voyles Rd, Greenville, IN 47124 • (812) 216-1516
Open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Up in Greenville, sits an adorable family farm that’s perfect for picking pumpkins. Bowling Family Farm is just a short 25-minute drive north and has pumpkins of all colors, shapes and sizes. For more info, click here.
October 5 through 13, 2019: Harvest Homecoming Festival
Various locations, New Albany, IN 47150 • (812) 944-8572
Time: Events and times vary daily, click here for your 2019 Festival Guide
Voted Indiana’s #1 Fall Festival, the beloved weeklong Harvest Homecoming in New Albany, IN, is the mother of all fall festivals. It’s got a baby photo contest, baking contest, bicycle tour, billiards classic, bingo, bourbon, family fun workshop, car and bike show, coffin race, cornhole tournament, crafts and food vendors, rides, golf, performances, home decorating contest, oodles of fun kids’ contests and events (including a baby crawl!), a pageant , a parade, a pumpkin-chucking competition, a pumpkin-decorating competition and more! Activity times and ticket or registration prices vary depending on specific events and activities. harvesthomecoming.com
October 8 through November 3, 2019: Louisville Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
1080 Amphitheater Rd, Louisville, KY 40214 • (502) 368-5865
Time: Through November 3; Sunday through Thursday, dusk to 11 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, dusk to midnight
Cost: Sunday through Thursday: $14 Adults; $12 Seniors, 65+; $10 Children, 3-12 (children under 3 are free); Friday & Saturday, $18 Adults; $16 Seniors, 65+; $14 Children, 3-12 (children under 3 are free)
The Louisville Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is always a crowd favorite. This year’s event will be held at Iroquois Park, starting on October 8 and running through November 3. There are 5,000 uniquely carved pumpkins lighting up the walking trail, which spans one-quarter mile, and carvers work tirelessly throughout the month to constantly keep freshly carved pumpkins out. The pumpkin trail will be illuminated from dusk to 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. Ticket prices vary depending on the day. jackolanternlouisville.com
October 11, 2019: Farmington Oktoberfest
3033 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205 • (502) 452-9920
Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: Free to attend, $10 per car for parking
Fall into autumn by attending the Farmington Oktoberfest this October 5. Come for a night of craft beer, German food and music by The Rheingold Band. This event takes place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and it’s $10 to park. facebook.com
October 11 and 12, 2019: Foxhollow Farm Harvest Hoedown
8905 Hwy 329, Crestwood, KY • (502) 241-9674
Time: Friday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.
Cost: Tickets range from $5-$20
Foxhollow Farm will host Harvest Hoedown, a fun-filled celebration of autumn, on Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12. Kids of all ages can enjoy food, drinks, live music, square dancing, pumpkin picking, hay forts and more. Ticket prices range but are cheaper when you buy in advance, and kids under the age of 3 get in for free. Proceeds benefit Dare to Care Food Bank and Foxhollow Farm’s Outreach Program. foxhollow.com
October 20 through 21, 2019: Pumpkin Festival! at Sunny Acres Farm
6516 Echo Trail, Louisville, KY 40299 • (502) 643-6584
Time: Noon on October 20 through 5 p.m. on October 21
Sunny Acres Farm’s annual Pumpkin Festival! will return October 20 and 21 from noon to 5 p.m. Head out to the farm for a day of family fun with a corn maze, hayrides, a petting zoo and much more. There is a $5 entry fee, but kids ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge. facebook.com