SUNFLOWER FESTIVALThanks to everyone who came to the Sunflower Festival on Saturday October 5! The crowd was great, the weather not too bad, and the sunflowers lovely! Come back and join us for Fall Farm Fest, weekends in October.
THE SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL AT GORMAN HERITAGE FARM
Our annual festival celebrates fall harvest. Entertainment ... Crafts ... Kids' Activities ... Refreshments ...Music ... PUMPKIN SLINGSHOT ... Farm Games ... More!
Thank you to our sponsors
Keating, Muething & Klekamp, PLL
and R. G. McGraw Insurance
What better way is there to celebrate the fall season? The beautiful fall weather is here, and the sunflowers are growing and getting themselves ready for the Sunflower Festival at Gorman Heritage Farm! We've got acres of these golden beauties ready for the picking, the photographing, and the enjoying! Add to that music, crafts, hayrides, farm games and some great food, and we've got a real reason to celebrate in 2013! Come join the fun ... only minutes from home, but away from it all!
Saturday-Sunday, October 5-6, 2013 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Admission: Adults: $8, Kids (3-17) and Seniors (65+): $5
GHF Members FREE!
Group Rates Available - e-mail for information. Free Parking!
Come and stroll through fields of Sunflowers and enjoy the many activities we have planned. This was a great event last year, and the upcoming Sunflower Festival promises to be bigger, better and even more memorable in 2012! Here's a sampling of the activities at this year's Sunflower Festival.
Schedule for the Weekend:
Saturday-Sunday, October 5-6
Open All Day - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunflower Fields ($ to purchase)
Pumpkin Patch ($ to purchase)
GHF Gardens & Grounds
Farm Yard Visits with the Animals
Interpretive Building & Farm Shop
Information & Membership
Open 11:00 am - 3:00 pm:
Food Trucks ($)
Pumpkin Launcher ($)
Scheduled Performances (keep checking back - the schedule will fill up through the summer):
Saturday, October 5
Sunday, October 6
The highlight of the weekend is sure to be our sunflower field. Enjoy our spectacular views and enjoy a walk or take pictures of your friends and family enjoying the beauty around them. Cut a bouquet to beautify your own home as well. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy the ocean of golden sunshine!
Autumn is the season for pumpkins, and here at the Farm we will have plenty. Feel free to walk through our pumpkin patch and pick your own pumpkin, just in time for Halloween. We have pumpkins large and small, and some great photo spots right in the patch! This year's pumpkin patch is located right near the hayride stop, so you won't have to carry your pumpkins so far!
Nothing says fall like a hayride through the Sunflower Fields. Open to all ages, children and adults alike will love taking a ride to the sunflower fields and pumpkin patch on one of our hay wagons! Catch the right wagon, and you'll get a ride from our mules, Jim and George!
MUSIC AND DANCE PERFORMANCES
Enjoy traditional clog dancers and music from the Appalachian region of our America. Featured performers have included the Country Steps Clog Dancers, performing traditional clog and Appalachian dance steps and the Waldrons, performing traditional Appalachian music ranging through various time periods and styles. Check out our 2013 lineup:
Saturday, October 5
11 & 12:30 - Can't Stop Cloggers
11:30 - 12:00 - Melanie's Music Together
2-4 - The Waldrons
Sunday, October 6
10-11:30 - Sunflower Photo Walk/Workshop with Malinda Hartong, Hartong Digital Media
11 & 12:30 -Country Steps Cloggers
1-2 - Cincinnati Dulcimer Society
1-3 - Green Key - Irish & Celtic Music
Hey kids .. make a mini-scarecrow, learn about art in nature, make a collage and much more! Play corn hole and ladder golf, visit with the animals. Look for fun things to do all over the farm!
Test your arm (and your aim!) with our new Pumpkin Slingshot! Designed and built by our friends at GE Aviation in Evendale, this baby is wound up and ready for action! The pumpkin slingshot is safe for kids of all ages, so come and give it a try! (Additional Charge : $1.00 per shot, 6/$5.00.)