Looking for local orchards and farms to explore with friends and family this autumn? Central Ohio has a number of amazing places for you to enjoy hayrides, fresh apple cider, picking pumpkins, and so much more! Here is a list of a few of the central Ohio farms and orchards to enjoy this fall:
Freeman’s Farm has weekend activities in October where you can build scarecrows, pick pumpkins, pet animals, go on hayrides, and enjoy a variety of delicious fall treats! They also have an amazing market open M-F from 12pm – 7pm and during the weekend fall festivals. Located at 6142 Lewis Center Rd. in Galena, Ohio, enjoy their fall festivities on Sat. from 10am – 5pm and Sun. 11am – 5pm each weekend of October.
Leeds Farm is the perfect place for some fall family fun with hundreds of pumpkins to choose from, hayrides, a petting zoo, a large number of barnyard activities, and a zip line! Located at 8738 Marysville Rd. in Ostrander, Ohio and open Saturdays and Sundays from 10am -5pm through October 29th.
Hidden Creek Farms is open daily for fresh produce shopping, but has a fall festival on the weekends of October with pony rides, hay rides, a petting zoo, straw maze, and a corn pit. They also offer a number of great food, drink, and dessert items to eat there or take home. Located at 581 S. Galena Rd. in Sunbury, Ohio and open on weekends from 10am – 6pm through Oct. 29th.
Miller’s Country Gardens has special weekend activities throughout October with hayrides to and from the pumpkin patch, a corn maze, barrel rides, and a special play area for the kiddies. Located at 2488 OH-37 in Delaware, Ohio with the fall activities taking place on weekends (Sat. 10am – 5pm and Sun. Noon – 4pm) until October 29th.
Jacquemin Farms has a 15-acre pumpkin patch, a Kiddie Playland, bouncy houses, hayrides, and a straw maze for a day full of family fun. Also, donuts and apple cider are served in the barn daily! Located at 7437 Hyland-Croy Rd. in Plain City, Ohio and open daily from 10am – 5pm.
Lynd Fruit Farm is a 500 acre farm and orchard where you can pick your favorite apples throughout the season. Their marketplace offers Amish baked goods, fresh made cider, and decorative gourds. Also, don’t forget to pick up some pumpkins, go on a relaxing hayride, and find your way through their corn maze! Located at 9393 Morse Rd. in Pataskala, Ohio and open daily from 9am – 7pm. Check their website at for their U-Pick apple schedule.
Pigeon Roost Farm is a great place to pick your favorite pumpkins, gourds, and seasonal decorations while letting the kids enjoy their Great Pumpkin Fun Center where they can feed goats, go down a variety of slides, try out the seasonal inspired games and obstacle courses, travel the corn maze, take a hayride, and more! Also, stop by the snack shack and sweet shop for some favorite fall refreshments! Located at 4413 National Rd. SW in Hebron, Ohio and open Tues. – Sun. from 10am – 6pm (Closed Mondays).
Legend Hills Orchard is a wonderful place to find fresh fruit year round. Pick peaches in the summer, and delicious apples in the autumn along with fresh pies, cider, sweet corn, and maple syrup! Located at 11335 Reynolds Rd. in Utica, Ohio and open daily from 9am – 6pm.
Ochs Fruit Farm provides patrons with the opportunity to load up on a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables from pears and plums to tomatoes and peppers, get all the fresh produce you desire! Located at 2161 Pleasantville Rd. in Lancaster, Ohio and open daily from 10am – 6pm.
Also, check out our list of Family Fun events in Dublin, Ohio here!