Central Ohio has some amazing farms to visit in the fall for pumpkins, activities, and agri-tourism, and even though its just going into its 3rd year, Van Buren Acres in Hebron is one of the best for fall farm fun!
If you’ve driven east on Columbus on Route 70, you’ve probably seen this fun farm in the Columbus area. New in 2017, Van Buren Acres is a family-owned farm featuring activities for every age, including an Apollo 11 themed corn maze!
The farm also features a cow train barrel ride, hay ride, farm animals, gem mining, giant jumping pillow, pedal carts, putt putt, huge corn bin with tons of toys, hay stacks to climb, and other activities. Animals to visit include emus, miniature donkeys, goats (even a fainting goat), peahens and a beautiful peacock, bunnies, pigs, Easter chickens who lay green and blue eggs, and more!
Regular admission for guests 3 years old and older is $8 and includes ALL activities except the mining sleuth, concessions, and pumpkins. You can also purchase a season pass for just $20, which includes a u-pick pumpkin. Pumpkins are $5 for u-pick, and up to $8 for pre-picked. The Barnyard Cafe offers plenty of concessions under $3, and there are lots of tables where you can sit to enjoy your food.
Van Buren Acres opens on Saturday, September 8, and are open on Tuesdays – Saturdays from 10 am to 7 pm, and Sundays 12 to 7 pm from September 14 through November 3, 2019. Please check the Facebook page or call if you are unsure about the weather. Don’t let a cool day deter you from visiting! There are several buildings with activities and animals to get out of the wind; and the kids will be running around too much to notice a chill!
Activities are spread out nicely to eliminate crowding, but are still an easy walking distance, and the path is stroller friendly. There are tons of awesome photo ops, including lots of wooden props, pumpkin stacks, and fall displays.