From now until the end of October, Ohio will be booming with various festivals all over the state. The Young’s Jersey Dairy annual Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival will take place October 5 and 6 starting at 11 a.m. Historically, this festival started as an ice cream and pie eating contest in the summer, but was moved to the autumn to showcase the magic of fall on the farm.
From there the festival, much like Young’s Dairy itself, grew even more as pumpkins were added along with the various activities that will take place this year. This year’s activities include wagon rides, tours of the farm and the new cheese plant followed by sampling of the farmstead cheese, demonstrations on how to milk cows, and pick your own pumpkins. Young’s Dairy mini golf, driving range, and batting cages will be open as well.
You can also enjoy the season through your taste buds with festival fare such as freshly made Carmel apples, all the treats inside the restaurant, and, of course, ice cream. The flavor of the week will be pumpkin cinnamon to welcome in the season of the fall harvest.
The CEO of Young’s, Dan Young also highly recommends the deep fried cheese curds. He said, “They’re semi-addictive, once you’ve had one you need more”.
On October 5 and 6, head out to the Young’s farm and enjoy life in the county while experiencing one of the local favorites that has grown into a gathering place for ice cream lovers all over, hosting 1.2 million visitors a year .