Fall Festival at The Farm
There is something for everyone each year at “The Farm at Walnut Creek’s Fall Festival,” located at Walnut Creek, Ohio during the Columbus Day weekend of Friday, October 7, Saturday, October 8 and Monday, October 10, 2016 (We will be closed on Sunday). The Festival is then extended to Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, effectively adding two more days to the festivities.The five day event will include food, fall decorations, horseshoeing, broom making, pumpkin slingshot, scavenger hunt, corn box, sheep shearing, basket weaving, candle carving, spinning and the horse drawn wagon rides we are known for.
An activity that children of all ages really enjoy is the “corn box.” In the corn box traditional sand is replaced with corn for a sensory experience. Parents and grandparents will watch kids jump in, bury themselves and fill buckets with the dried corn.
“The Farm” is privileged in having nationally known farrier and breeder Emery Stutzman from Dundee, Ohio visiting and working Saturday and Monday as the farrier during the Fall Festival. Mr. Stutzman is the breeder of the 2 time national champion percheron stallion and works as a farrier for many world champion horses. He will demonstrate his farrier and black smithing techniques as he removes old shoes and replaces them with new ones on percheron horses from “The Farm.”
The Farm at Walnut Creek is home to more than five hundred domestic and exotic animals from six different continents most of which roam freely throughout “The Farm.” Among some of the animals to be found are giraffes, Grevy zebras, dromedary camels, red tail kangaroos, swamp water buffalo, watusi, elk, nubian goats, African spur thight tortoises, Vietnamese Pot-bellied pigs, Percheron draft horses, Sicilian donkeys, Rhea, Ostrich and six different types of cattle including Scotch Highland cattle.
Don’t forget to tour two non-electric Amish houses and the many barns located on the property. “The Farm at Walnut Creek” is a fun and educational experience for people of all ages. For more information on the farm, log on to www.thefarmatwalnutcreek.com or call us (330) 893-4200. The Farm will open at 8:30am and will stay open till dark. The last horse drawn wagon ride will depart at 6:00 pm. Regular Admission will apply. Food is not included with admission rate. The horse drawn wagon rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis.