For the first time ever our family visited the Kingsway Pumpkin Farm in Hartville, Ohio. It was wonderful! From the smallest details to the many varied themes… this was our best “fall family fun spot” in my opinion. That’s not to say the other places we visited have not been good – and different is good too. But this one was just outstanding and I’ll tell you why I think so- and then be sure to watch my short video below!
How Kingsway got its start 22 years ago.
I got to meet Kevin King and his wife. The farm belongs to Kevin’s side of the family. Kevin shared with me that back in 1990 his family started selling pumpkins in their yard for some extra money. As time went on they went beyond pumpkins. His father is a farmer and his mother is an artist. Everything on the farm is made by the family, there is a lot of artwork and you’ll find many opportunities for photo opps.
Why I think its outstanding.
When Kingsway picks a new design for their corn maze they also build a play area to match the theme. They keep the play areas and just move them to another part of the farm so the kids can still play on them. This year the theme is a Firetruck (see my video and you’ll see what I mean) and there are two different games to play as you walk through the maze. In years past they’ve done themes for Egypt, Cinderella, and others.
There’s also a small town and the kids can go inside some of the small structures. Face painting costs only a donation. Train rides (see my video) are $1. They sell food, snacks, pumpkins and more besides the “carnival” food that is also available.
Chickens roam freely!
They have a petting zoo with free roaming birds and bunnies live in little “houses” out in the open.
You’ll find the corn crib to play in and a really cool straw-bale maze (with a slide) inside the barn for the kids. I mean, my boys went through it maybe 3-4 times each and my oldest hid inside the tunnel for awhile. If we didn’t not make them leave with us they may have gone through it a few more times.
The ambiance of fall is so real there on the farm, everything is in walking distance but spread out very nicely and of course, you ride the tractor if you want to pick your own pumpkins. I thought all-in-all just about everything you could want or expect was there plus that great feeling– and hot drinks. See my video below.
If you want to visit Kingsway you need to do it this month- October! Visit their website here to find out the schedule for what is happening on the day you want to visit <—- important! Wednesday’s are discounted too!
Kevin gave me 4 tickets to give to one lucky reader. Here’s how to enter to win!
Mandatory: Just leave me a comment telling me why you’d like to win and you are entered!
Extra entries: Come back the day after your original entry and leave me a comment once per day to increase your chances!
Giveaway begins tonight October 8th and ends Thursday October 11th – 11:59pm EST. Winner picked randomly.
*Our family received free admission and the kids’ train ride tickets to review. This is not a paid post. Opinions are my own.
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We haven’t been to a local pumpkin patch in years. I have a 2 1/2 year old that is really starting to enjoy things like this. Would love it, thanks!
We took our 2 1/2 year old for the first time this year and he loved it. Three hours later we took him home and he was still upset to leave. Would really like to go back once more this season and make it an annual tradition!
Never been here before my kids would love to go
Never been there! Read your post looks like a lot of fun! I’m sure my little boys would love it!!!
Looks like lots of fall fun! We have never been there but would like to check it out this year…thanks for the info and chance to win tickets!
Our family recently moved to Ohio from the west coast, and we have been looking for a place to start our family tradition. Kingsway Farms looks amazing, and whether we win or not we’ll definitely have to check it out!
We love going here! One of the best places for the kids to let their energy out. Our daughter would love to go again!
My family would love to visit the farm! Sounds like so much fun! This would be a great birthday present for both my kids.
I would really like to win tickets. I have a 21 month old & a 3yr old. We have never been there & looking to start a new family tradition. We’d def come out this weekend if we won tickets. 🙂
What an awesome place to take your family!! My children would love it!!