Thursday, October 16, 2008

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This weekend is the last weekend for Lobenstein Pumpkin Fest! This one is my all time favorite! It is a family tradition for our family to visit Lobenstein Farm! We have been going there every year for as far back as I can remember! It is a very popular pumpkin farm with more than 30,000 visitors every year! It is located in Indiana, so it's a little bit of a drive for us, but we do it every year. Lobenstein Farm is located at 29703 Post 464 Road, St. Leon, Indiana 47012. For more info you can call (812) 576-3177. It is only 30 minutes from Cincinnati, and 30 minutes from Greensburg Indiana. Just 3 miles off of I-74. Just take I-74 West from Cincinnati, or east from Indianapolis to the St. Leon - Lawrenceburg exit and Follow the signs! Admission & parking is Free! Open the first three weekends in October. Oct. 4-5, Oct. 11-12, and October 18-19th. Enjoy a hayride to the pumpkin patch. You get to pick your own pumpkin! Also enjoy craft stands, farm animals, Corn & Hay maze, kids games, and face painting! And best of all-- Enjoy home cooked Country fried chicken, and homemade pumpkin pie! My favorite! Not good on my waistline-but I deserve a treat! Refreshments are from 10am to 7 pm! It's fun for all ages!

*Another fun pumpkin farm is at Shaw Farm. Shaw Farms 1737 Ohio 131, Milford(513) 575-2022 Open daily through Oct. 31. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.Handmade displays featuring pumpkin characters and hayrides, plus bluegrass music on the weekends. Hands-on entertainment for children, including Aladdin's Castle, a Cinderella coach, face painting and an interactive playground. Tractor-drawn and horse-drawn hayrides are available on the weekends. Scheduled field trips are also available.Admission: Free (hayrides are $2.50 with tractor, $3.50 with horses). More information, directions

I'm sure that there are a lot more Pumpkin Farms in the Cincinnati area, if you know of any, please leave a comment & share!

Another Great Free Event for those of you who live near Deerfield Towne Center--

All kinds of creatures – even four-legged ones – will be at Deerfield Township’s Halloween Treat Street at the Deerfield Towne Center on Wednesday, October 29, 2008.
From 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. children will enjoy treats, pet miniature goats, horses and donkeys, and receive lots of treats, courtesy of Deerfield Township and the Deerfield Towne Center. The event is free and open to the public.

If you know of any great Free Events in the Cincinnati Area, please leave a comment & share!

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