Fall is Harvest Season in Kentucky

Fall is an exciting season in Kentucky. Thousands of farmers across the state get ready for the fall harvest. Here in Kentucky, we're lucky to be able to grow delicious apples, peaches, squash, gourds, pumpkins, pears, and more.

What's even better is that many Kentucky farms invite visitors to come and pick seasonal produce themselves. This is a great opportunity for everyone to come together and explore how our food is grown while supporting local farmers and communities. Most small towns offer Farmer's Markets, which makes for a fun family adventure close to home while enjoying a quick getaway at a Kentucky B&B - search for "child-friendly inns" on our website www.kentuckybb.com. Many Kentucky B&Bs are Farmstays, which means you can stay overnight on a working farm. Oh how fun for everyone!   

As Halloween grows closer, visit a local pumpkin patch with your family and friends. It's way more fun than buying one at the grocery store. In addition to the freshest, biggest pumpkins around, many farmers have corn mazes, playgrounds, and farm festival events for their visitors to enjoy.

At the end of the day, you could walk away with fresh-pressed cider, homemade donuts, and the perfect pumpkin ready to carve. Don't miss out on fall in Kentucky.

It's harvest time! Below are some of the best farms to visit if you want to have a great time on your fall trip to Kentucky.

Jackson's Orchard

Jackson's Orchard comes alive in the fall.

As the apples ripen, people from all over come to enjoy the fresh produce and fun experience that comes with a visit to Jackson's Orchard.

Sample some fresh apple cider, fried pies, cider slushies, caramel apples, peach ice cream and lots more!

It doesn't get any fresher than that. They also sell plenty of fresh veggies and pumpkins too.

Visit: jacksonsorchard.com

Evan's Orchard

Evans Orchard has tons of fresh fruit available for U-pick.

Bring your family and friends and stock up on the freshest produce you can get. They have acres of strawberries and blueberries in the summer and hundreds of pear and apple trees ready to pick by fall.

It's great to buy fresh produce, but it's more fun to pick it yourself. There's also plenty of fall pumpkins ready to pick too.

The owners of Evans Orchard have also created a huge play place for children with wooden tractors, slides, and plenty of other fun activities.

Visit: evansorchard.com


At Eckerts Versailles, you'll find over 30 unique apple varieties.

These tasty apples are a key ingredient in Eckerts' famous apple cider donuts. They are made fresh daily and no visit is complete without a few of these tasty treats. You can also buy fresh salsa, honey and more.

Eckerts also has a playground with a 3-story playhouse and a giant slide. There are farm animals, pumpkin patches, and even haunted wagon rides.

You won't run out of things to do and places to explore at Eckerts in Versailles, Kentucky.

Visit: eckerts.com/versailles

Country Pumpkins

Experience all things pumpkin at Country Pumpkins.

It's a great place to look for the perfect pumpkin, but they also offer play places, corn launching, pumpkin chuckin' and the chance to get up close with baby calves.

There's train rides, turbo slides, and a 4-acre corn maze, just to name a few of the fun attractions available.

They also have a concession stand where they sell tasty local treats and locally grown corn and squash. This farm is especially great for children.

Visit: countrypumpkinsky.com

Bi-water Farm

The Bi-water farm has one of the largest fall festivals in the entire state.

A few of their fun fall activities include an obstacle course, a spooky farmhouse, enchanted barnyard, pirates cove, trike track, barnyard babies, pumpkin vine ziplines, and more, much more.

You can visit their greenhouses where you'll likely find fresh flowers growing and for sale. This is a great place to go if you want to help children learn about where food comes from and how farms work.

And, of course, you can also leave with the perfect pumpkin for carving.

Visit: biwaterfarm.com/fall/