FORT WAYNE, Ind. –Fall is here and with the change in season comes a change in scenery. Haunted houses, and frightful décor and pumpkins emerge in the community this time of year.
The Kehnuert Dairy Farm stands out as a place with family fall fun.
The Kehnuert Dairy Farm is located on Cook Road. It is a family owned and family-friendly dairy farm. The Kehnuert Dairy Farm opened its doors on Oct. 3 for its third annual fall festival.
“It was our family’s idea to start the fall festival,” Sara Kehnuert, marketing director, said. “We all have an interest in educating the general public and we all decided that we were going to do this (fall festival) together as a team effort.”
The fall festival has a variety of activities to offer all members of the family. Such as a corn maze, Straw Mountain, hayrides, educational and nutritional stations for the children, mock cow milking, pumpkin painting, face painting and Halloween themed games.
The ever changing corn maze, is intricate, five acers long and friendly to all ages. The hayride is 45 minutes long and takes visitors on a tour of the functional farm. The employees will demonstrate how they milk and care for 700 cows, and how a bottle of milk gets to the grocery store.
“This started as a way for the general public to get a peek into what we do and for us to educate them on nutritional values while having a fun fall day,” Kuehnert said.
Visitors can enjoy a break near the employee controlled bonfire. Visitors can also make s’mores and roast hotdogs.
“The kids love it here,” Amber Fisher, who was spending her Sunday evening at the farm, said. “It’s great for them and us, we learn a lot and we get to be together.”
The Kuehnert Dairy Farm will have a special event for Halloween with trick-or-treating in the corn maze and one dollar off admission. For both adults and children who come in costumes. The Kuehnert Dairy Farm Fall Festival has been running for five weeks and concludes Nov. 1.
The Kuehnert Dairy Farm Fall Festival’s hours of operation are: Friday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 per person. Price of admission includes all activities on the farm.
“I think this place is awesome,” Sandra Mavil, who was enjoyed her second year at the fall festival with her husband and two children, said. “It’s a great day for everyone, no one ever wants to leave.”