Best Farms and Pumpkin Patches for Fall Fun Near Dayton, OH

Pumpkins, Hayrides, Mazes, and More!

pumpkins stacked on hay bales near a wagon

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Fall is around the corner, and while Halloween is sure to look a little different this year than in years prior, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all the fun activities and family traditions you’re used to.

Pumpkin picking, hayrides, and family photos posed on hay bales with scarecrows in the background are a must--and we’ve found the best pumpkin patches near Dayton, Ohio for you to indulge in a little bit of autumnal revelry. Don’t forget to check out a corn maze and feast on some sweet treats! Apple cider is a fall staple and is served hot or cold at a variety of locations.

Find the picture perfect pumpkin ready to be carved into a spooky jack-o-lantern with this guide to Dayton’s best farms.

  • Apple Country Farm Market
  • Bonnybrook Farms
  • Brown’s Family Farm Market
  • Brumbaugh’s Fruit Farm
  • Burwinkel Farms
  • Fulton Farms
  • Katie’s Pumpkin Barn
  • Kleather’s Pumpkin Patch
  • Majestic Nursery and Gardens
  • McMonigle Farms
  • Tom’s Maze and Pumpkin Farm
  • Tuken’s Orchard & Farm Market
  • Sizemore Farms
  • Warrick Farm
  • Windmill Farm

Bring the Whole Family to These Fun Farms and Amazing Markets

Celebrating a Fun-Filled Fall in Dayton

Apple Country Farm Market

2323 US-42, Spring Valley, OH | applecountryfarm.com

Apple Country is equipped with a 12-acre corn maze perfect for getting lost on fine fall days, and a full array of gourds to tempt your inner interior designer. Pick up gourds, colorful winter squash, beautiful mums, bright pumpkins, and hay bales to incorporate into your autumn decor. You can even test your aim at the corn cob cannon, where for $2 you have three chances to hit the target.

Apple Country’s maze this year is a big shout out to healthcare heroes! Image courtesy of Facebook.

And what pumpkin patch is complete without a hayride? After you’ve made the trek out to the fields and brought back some pumpkins, Apple Country Farm Market also has pumpkin painting for the aspiring artists.

Young girl at apple county

Finish off your visit by picking up some fresh maple syrup and local honey--perfect for topping off pumpkin pancakes!

Bonnybrook Farms

This 370 acre working farm is also available for bigger events, for those looking to throw a Halloween party or autumnal wedding. Image courtesy of Bonnybrook Farms.

3779 OH-132, Clarksville, OH | bonnybrookfarms.com

Pick your own pumpkins at Bonnybrook, where visitors can also enjoy pony rides, fishing, and a small petting zoo. More fall themed fun comes in the form of their Crazed Corn Maze and the year-round archery and giant slingshot offerings.

Bonnybrook Farms

The Adventure Wagon Ride is another thrilling addition to this farm--professional actors make the experience thrilling for young and old passengers alike. The farm is also very scenic, with a beautiful pond and new, well kept barns that make for the perfect postcard picture.

Brown’s Family Farm Market

Rows of colorful produce create a bright backdrop to the farm market location. Image courtesy of Brown’s Family Farm Market.

11620 Cleves Road, Hamilton, OH | brownsfarmmarket.com

This family market has hayrides and a barrel train to tempt visitors, and plenty of plants for purchase. Autumnal flowers and perennials are available for order, as are some of their huge pumpkins. Stop by to browse their large selection of pre picked pumpkins hand selected for their quality.

puppy at farm market

Corn stalk bundles, as well as squash and gourds and other fall accoutrement, are interspersed with picture perfect photo ops and friendly farm animals. Educational sessions are also available for reservation during the week--turn your pumpkin picking trip into an outdoor classroom experience!

Brumbaugh’s Fruit Farm

Wear your cutest, coziest fall sweaters for the ideal family photo. Image courtesy of Brumbaugh’s.

6420 Arcanum Hollansburg Rd, Arcanum, OH | brumbaughfruitfarm.com

This “fruit and fun” farm is complete with a bakery and market area where farm fresh jams and breads are available--enjoy some fresh pastries while you look out over the scenic orchards and play areas.

This family business was started in the 60s and has grown into a place where families go to experience genuine, wholesome farm fun. Jump on a hayride out to the pumpkin patches and enjoy one of Dayton’s best patches.

Fulton Farms

Fulton’s classic red barn serves as the background for this picture of one of their play-area fixtures. Image courtesy of Fulton’s.

2393 OH-202, Troy, OH | fultonfarms.come

In addition to an array of vegetables (like broccoli, cucumbers, and green beans), Fulton Farms carries jellies, salsas, popcorn, pies, and gifts and gadgets--make Halloween a season of gift-giving and pick up something from their gift shop.

couple with his daughter

Good quality farm food is a guarantee when you take advantage of Fulton’s October fun. This pumpkin patch near Dayton, OH has everything you need for the perfect family outing.

Katie’s Pumpkin Barn

Cute decorations and places to pose abound in Katie’s barn. Image courtesy of Farm Fun.

2128 New Germany Trebein Rd, Xenia, OH | daytonlocal.com

If hiking out to a field isn’t your thing, Katie’s has you covered. They have all their pumpkins and gourds pre-picked and gathered in their barn for visitors to choose from. Right next to the barn they often have some farm animals resting, with feed for purchase at check out if you want to share a snack with a furry friend.

two kids at Katie’s Pumpkin Barn

Goats, sheep, chickens, and peacocks are a few of the animals you might see wandering around--and keep an eye out for puppies!

Kleather’s Pumpkin Patch

Rows of pumpkins await--in the background you can just make out the pumpkin carriage! Image courtesy of Kleather’s.

90 West Central Avenue, Springboro, OH | facebook.com/kleatherspumpkinpatch

Kleather’s is family run and oriented--each year they hand plant their pumpkins, some of which they’ll later paint for visitors to purchase. Get your apple cider fix while you’re here and try a caramel apple (or two)!

women laughing

Their white barn is chock full of farm and fall themed goodies--candles, candies, and other small gifts. Throughout the years they’ve added a pumpkin carriage, pumpkin train, and tons of props for photo ops scattered throughout.

Majestic Nursery and Gardens

These pumpkins range in size from mini to extra large--challenge yourself to make jack-o-lanterns out of all the different sizes!

2100 Preble County Line Rd, West Alexandria, OH | majesticnurseryandgardens.com

One of their year round attractions is their raw, local honey--Majestic Nursery and Gardens places an emphasis on natural, pesticide free produce and that includes the produce their bees have access to. During the fall, they have over 50 varieties of pumpkins, gourds, and squash for a diverse range of decor. They have barrels of the adorable mini pumpkins, perfect for kids to carry around!

A 15-acre maze, accompanied by an observation platform, dares visitors to navigate rows of corn. There’s also a treasure hunt for the adventurous--a GPS layout guides visitors through the three and a half miles of walkways to find the hidden treasure.

McMonigle Farms

Climb into their tractor pulled wagon for a trip around the farm. Image courtesy of McMonigle Farms.

5490 South Dixie Highway, Franklin, OH | fallpumpkinfest.com

This pumpkin patch, located near Dayton, has plenty prepared for the fall season. Pick your own pumpkins, get a ticket for a cow train ride,  and hop on a hayride--or wander through their free straw maze where bales are piled up high around you.

Homemade treats await when you get in from the fields, and all their prices are affordable. For $11.50 you can get an all-inclusive hayride, which includes a ticket to the corn maze and a pumpkin! Pumpkins range in size from mini to monstrous so younger members of the family can carry their own.

Tom’s Maze and Pumpkin Farm

The 2020 maze has been revealed: an intricate network of tunnels designed around a pumpkin. See if you can navigate your way out without using any hints. Image courtesy of Tom’s Maze.

Tom’s 8-acre corn maze is sure to have you running in circles--they were just voted into the Best Corn Maze category in a 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest sponsored by USA Today, so they’re kind of a big deal.

In addition to the maze, they’ve got a pumpkin train ride that encircles the farm--and tickets are only $1! Their goat boardwalk is another amusing feature where visitors can watch goats play on a gigantic multi-level jungle gym.

And of course they have plenty of pumpkins and gourds to choose from--over 50 varieties!

Tukens Orchard and Farm Market

Their charming market has a rustic feel and is lined with cans and jars of homemade preserves and jams. This shop is sure to inspire your own fall decor!  Image courtesy of Google Maps.

15725 Dayton Eaton Pike, West Alexandria, OH | tukensfarmmarket.com

Tukens puts a lot of work into ensuring that their seasonal, freshly harvested fruits and vegetables are of the highest quality. Organic mulch beds and continuous care from experienced gardeners helps them produce delicious, fresh foods.

Their pumpkin varieties all have fanciful names like Baby Boo, Casper, Sorcerer, and Giant. After you get a pumpkin, check out their market section where fresh picked vegetables crowd up against tons of fruit preserves, pickles, and sauces and you can even visit an old fashioned candy counter!

Sizemore Farms

Pumpkins are arranged around the yard near the barn, spaced out to make social distancing easier. Image courtesy of Facebook.

7603 Upper Miamisburg Rd, Miamisburg, OH | facebook.com/fallpumpkinsizemorefarm

Family fun is the focus here! You can pick your pumpkin and bag your own apples at Sizemore Farms, where freshly made kettle corn greets you after your trip on the best hay ride in the state of Ohio.

young boys holding strawberry

Their antique barn is truly a beautiful addition to this farm, and visitors are encouraged to take a look. A genuine tire swing is another attractive offering--as is the indoor shop where visitors can purchase yummy treats and autumnal decor.

Warrick Farm

Playful goats and bright peacocks are two of the animals you’ll find wandering the grounds of the petting zoo. Image courtesy of Warrick Farm.

8055 S Union Rd, Miamisburg, OH | warrickfarm.com

Farmland passed down since 1803, Warrick Farm is over 40 acres and provides the perfect site to make some family memories. Goats keep the grass mowed, chickens scratch the yard, and cattle are fattened on the sprawling grounds.

The petting zoo and cornbox are two of their favorite attractions, and they also have pumpkins and mums available in the fall that you can take home to brighten up your own yard. This place is also a great site for birthday parties or Halloween parties--rent out a tent and have some hayrides thrown in!

Windmill Farm

Pumpkin land is completed by fun play areas with wooden structures and wooden cutouts for goofy pictures.  Image courtesy of Windmill Farm.

1454 E. State Route 73, Springboro, OH | windmillfarmmarket.com

This 37-acre facility has a lot to offer--from an adventure hayride that combines education and fun to a decorated hayride trail. They have pumpkins, fudge, caramel apples, kettlecorn, and tons more treats to snack on in their picnic areas.

They also have three venues where private parties can be scheduled: the Pavilion Party House, the Chuck Wagon House, and the Glass Party House. All areas are located close to their play areas and animal pens.

Wooden jungle gyms and face painting top off their weekend events--be sure to get out here if you’re in the Dayton area and interested in a good time!

Dayton has plenty of great farms and markets to supply you with a steady stream of fun filled days--check out their websites for individual hours and pricing and start planning out your autumnal adventures!

December 2, 2020
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