Sunday, August 16, 2020

Pumpkin Picking in Shelby County

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It's almost time to pick pumpkins! Shelby County is lucky to have two wonderful farms that have pumpkin patches!


photo 0924151201_zps854rtmsc.jpgFall fun at Gallrein Farms runs every Saturday and Sunday through the end of October!

Weekend Fall Hours:
Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm
Sundays 12 - 5 pm





Fall Fun on the weekend. Activities include:
  • Hay rides to the pumpkin patch 
  • Pony rides 
  • Barrel train rides 
  • Jump pillows 
  • Face Painting
  • Corn maze
  • Pedal tractors 
  • Bounce house 
  • Pumpkin Craft Table 
  • Petting Zoo (Free)
  • Straw activities (Free)
  • and more.....see info here.
You need tickets for all of the activities listed that are not free. 
*Each ticket is $1. You can purchase a bracelet for $15 that would allow for unlimited activities (except for pony rides and apple cannon)! 



Mulberry Orchard has free hayrides to their pumpkin patch on the weekends. They also offer a farm park full of fun with a soybean maze, corn play bus, and playground (super slide, swings, tires, tunnels, and more). They have fall fun family passes for $20 for unlimited access in October - see other options on their website. While you're there you can pick up some apples (many varieties to pick from), apple cider, fresh fruits/veggies, local products, yummy desserts, and even enjoy a meal.


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Hours:
Tuesdays - Saturday 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday 1 to 5 pm

To check out a list of other pumpkin patches in Kentucky, click here!



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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Mulberry Orchard

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Mulberry Orchard is a family farm in Shelbyville run by Matt and Amanda Gajdzik. It is located at 1330 Mulberry Pike. They have a market with farm fresh produce such as squash, zucchini, cucumbers, and juicy peaches in the summer. They grow 15 varieties of peaches and 17 varieties of apples! They hope to have u-pick in the future when the trees are more mature. They also sell local honey, eggs, preserves, jellies, freezer chicken and pork, beef jerky, and unique gifts. 

 photo IMG_2071_zpsdpmxou4q.jpgMulberry has a covered picnic area where you can enjoy some of the yummy food they have to offer. They sell an array of lunch items and delicious treats like apple cider doughnuts and fried apple/peach pies! The picnic tables are conveniently located near a children's play area that includes a huge slide, swings, large tractor tires, a corn bus, tunnels and lots of room to run. It's a great place to have lunch, relax, and let the kids be kids! 

In the Fall, visitors can enjoy hayrides to the pumpkin patch, corn mazes, and special events.

This family farm in Shelbyville is also the perfect place for an educational school trip or group tour! It's $7 per student and a great way to show kids first-hand what happens on a farm.


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