Sunflower Festival

Our visitors have spoken and the editors of Ohio Magazine agree! The Sunflower Festival at Gorman Heritage Farm is one of the best events in the state! Acres of golden sunflowers, pumpkins for the picking, hayrides and all the rest. Fall in Ohio at its very finest! Whether it's a hike through the fall colors on our wooded trails to the Overlook or enjoying Bluegrass or Celtic music, there is something for everyone here at the Farm. Mark your calendars for this highlight of the fall season!


Our annual festival celebrates fall harvest.  Entertainment  ... PUMPKINS ... Animals ... Refreshments ... Music ... PUMPKIN SLINGSHOT .... More!

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 2014! Come join the fun ... only minutes from home, but away from it all!

Saturday-Sunday, October 4-5, 2014  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!  Here's a sampling of the activities at this year's Sunflower Festival.

Schedule for the Weekend:

Saturday-Sunday, October 4-5

Open All Day - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunflower Fields ($ to purchase)
Pumpkin Patch ($ to purchase)
GHF Gardens & Grounds
Farmyard Visits with the Animals
Interpretive Building & Farm Shop
Information & Membership

Open 11:00 am - 3:00 pm:

Food Trucks ($)
Pumpkin Launcher ($)

Scheduled Performances (2014 Entertainment Performances are still being scheduled):

Saturday, October 4


Sunday, October 5


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!

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. We're still working on the lineup for 2014, so keep checking back for updates!

Saturday, October 4

Sunday, October 6

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.)

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Celebrate fall on the farm with traditional activities like hayrides, pumpkin patch and our award-winning sunflower fields. Or try something unusual like our amazing pumpkin slingshot!