Falling into Fall


Megan Foster

A festive display of gourds set up at Brown’s Family Farm Market.

Emma Haun, Staff Writer and Marketing Manager

Imagine warm apple cider in your hand as you look through a pumpkin patch or wander through a corn maze. If this sounds appealing to you look no further than 30 minutes away from Ross. 

Autumn is a time many people like to spend with their friends and family, but sometimes it’s hard to find something new and entertaining to do. If you find yourself ready to get into the fall spirit, venture out into the community and try one of these fall festivities. 

Wendel Farms- Famous for their six and a half acre cornfield maze, petting farm, pumpkin patch, and their garden of purchasable mums, Wendel Farms is another local farm that is worth the visit. Admission is $8 and includes all fall activities at Wendel Farms. They are open from noon to 10:00 p.m. on Saturdays and from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays.

Brown’s Family Farm Market–  Brown’s Family Farm Market is a favorite of many people, including senior Megan Foster. Foster stated, “I love going to Brown because have a lot of pumpkins, apple cider, and flowers.” They are open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and they have “Fall Family Fun Weekends” that kicked off on Sept. 21. These weekends include hayrides, pumpkins, candy corn, fall decorations that are on sale, and more.  

Weber’s Farm Market Pumpkin Festival–  For only $5 per person, Weber’s Farm Market puts on an annual Pumpkin Festival in Harrison. It is set to take place on Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine. Mrs. Stacey Jones, English teacher at RHS stated,  “It has been a tradition for me and my family and friends to go and enjoy the shopping, the food, and now the petting zoo. I love that they offer a hayride, they have a corn maze, and a pumpkin patch obviously. All good things for fall. I plan my October around the Pumpkin festival.” 

Niederman Family Farm- Hayrides, animal exhibits, human foosball, duck races, and much more is offered at Niederman Family Farm for an admission price of $12.00. According to their website, niedermanfamilyfarm.com, they also have a “pumpkin paradise” featuring pumpkins that are priced by the pound and a snack shop full of fall treats available for purchase including donuts, kettle corn, jams and jellies, and apple cider. 

All of these places are local, widely known, and enjoyed by people in Ross and the surrounding areas. Whatever your fall plans are, be sure to stop by one of these local farms or festivals to get into the Autumn spirit and support your community!