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You Have to Plan a Visit to the Farm at Walnut Creek

Spending an afternoon on the Farm at Walnut Creek is one of the best things to do in Walnut Creek, Ohio. As you stroll through the beautiful acreage, you’ll feel like you’re right in the heart of Amish Country, with a few surprises. Although the farm will not be open this winter for sleigh rides, you should start planning your trip now to visit this spring!

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Things to Do on the Farm at Walnut Creek

The Farm at Walnut Creek is open April through November for its regular season. Here’s a sneak peek at the experience that awaits you!

Take a Wagon Ride Through the Animal Farm 

Have you ever been able to hand-feed a giraffe? You’ll be able to do this and much more at Farm on Walnut Creek. Although this attraction looks and operates like an Amish farm, there are a few unexpected activities that will make your trip unforgettable. There are over 500 animals from six different continents that call this place home. You’ll find zebras, horses, buffalo, and kangaroos, along with many others. Observe and feed the animals yourself on a leisurely horse-drawn wagon ride through the land. People of all ages will enjoy this fun activity. 

Stop by the Produce Stand 

Don’t forget to stop by the farm stand to stock up on fresh produce before you go. You’ll want to taste the delicious food grown here. It’s too good to pass up. Head upstairs to the gift barn to purchase a few Amish Country souvenirs. 

Learn About the Art of Farming 

Learn about all the fascinating skills and techniques required to work the land. There are plenty of unique and educational opportunities. Depending on the season, you might get to witness plowing, threshing, seed sowing, or milking. The workers will be happy to explain the detailed process. Don’t forget to visit the on-site blacksmith shop to learn about the artful skill as well. 

Tour the Farmhouses 

While you’re here, be sure to take a tour of the authentic Amish farmhouses. Buy and enjoy fresh baked goods inside as you tour the interior and learn more about the farming lifestyle. 

Events on the Farm at Walnut Creek

Fall Festival

Gather for this festive event to embrace the new season in the crisp Ohio air. Enjoy wagon rides through the farm, witness the famous pumpkin slingshot, and make your own apple butter. You can even shop fall decor items to bring the autumn festivity back home. 

Journey to Bethlehem

The Farm at Walnut Creek Christmas celebration is truly a sight to behold. Come join the community as we celebrate Christmas with the annual Journey to Bethlehem. This dramatic, seven-stop tour reenacts the night of baby Jesus’s birth before your eyes. A wagon will then transport you to the live nativity scene in the barn. 

This event will take place on December 6th-7th, 2020.

Easter Egg Drop 

This isn’t your traditional Easter egg hunt. Attend this exciting event to witness a helicopter drop hundreds of colored eggs from the sky. It’s a sight you won’t forget!

Be sure to check their website for additional event information

Stay at the White Oak Inn

You’ll be happy to have a comfortable place to lay your head after a day of exploring the Farm at Walnut Creek. Luckily, the White Oak Inn is an easy 45-minute drive away. While you’re with us, you’ll be served a complimentary country breakfast to start your day, and we offer a four-course dining option in the evening. Check our availability to book your stay, and explore our many packages to make your experience extra special. 

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