Fall Farm Fest
Miami County Park District’s Fall Farm Fest is quickly becoming one of the areas most anticipated festivals of the year. An historic homestead amidst a beautiful display of fall foliage is the setting for the event that drew over 10,000 guests to Lost Creek Reserve last October. The Reserve is located at 2385 E. St. Rt. 41 just minutes from charming downtown Troy, Ohio. This year’s festival will be held on October 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and October 14 from 12 – 5 p.m.
This family friendly festival features a variety of activities for all ages.
Thanks to our sponsors:
The Troy Foundation, Buckeye Insurance, Keonig Equipment, WBZI Classic Country Radio, Kerber Sheet Metal, Upper Valley Medical Center, Horizon Organic Milk, Stillwater Technologies, Comfort Suites, Troy TV 5 and Troy Community Radio
A big hit at the festival is the 6 acre corn maze which is open weekends in October. Young and old alike can experience the adventure of finding their way through the twists and turns of the corn maze. This year’s maze design is a scarecrow playing the banjo
Open: Saturday’s & Sunday’s in October from 2 -6 p.m.
Cost: Adults (12+) $5 Donation
Children (5-11) $3 Donation
Under 4 free
*All proceeds go to the Citizens for Miami County Park District
New this year is our corn shooter where you can test your aim by shooting at various targets.
Cost: One shot for $1
Six shots for $5
There are plenty of activities for children of all ages at the Fall Farm Fest. Here are some of the activities going on all weekend: Farm Animals, Pony Rides, Pumpkin Patch, Children’s Games, Musical Pluck & Strum Area & Craft , Hayrides, Scarecrow Trail (last ride begins at 4:45 p.m.), Farm Life Demonstrations, Corn Maze & Corn Shooter and the Troy Miami County Bookmobile 12-3 p.m.
Children’s Musician Bill Crosby
New to the festival this year is Bill Crosby, Nashville children’s musician, Bill Crosby. He will be performing in the children’s area Check out a few of his songs like, Selfish Shellfish
and Skunk in the Trunk
. You can sample more of his music at www.billcrosbymusic.com.
Performances: Saturday - 1 to 1:30 p.m. and 3 – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday – 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
The wagon rides take you down a charming farm lane lined with scarecrows, around the farm fields and by the beautiful Knoop Homestead and cemetery. There is no charge for the wagon rides. Last wagon ride is at 4:45 p.m. each day.
Bluegrass & American Acoustic Music Stage
Last year’s bluegrass music portion of the festival was such a success, we brought it back for a second year and with the help of the Troy Foundation, we are able to bring you even more national headliners.
Lonesome River Band – Saturday, October 13 at 3:45 p.m.
We are excited to have this band perform at our festival this year. There is a long list of awards that Lonesome River Band has received over the years. Most recently at the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) they took home the award for Instrumental Recorded Event of the Year and Sammy Shelor received his fifth win as the 2012 IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year. In 2011, Sammy Shelor received the 2nd Annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Lonesome River Band with special guest Steve Martin made an appearance and performed on the Late Show with David Letterman
on November 11, 2011. For more information visit www.lonesomeriverband.com.
NewFound Road – Saturday, October 13 at 11:30 a.m.
Back for the second year is the ever popular NewFound Road. This band has created an exciting new show that encompasses Americana, Soul, Country and Roots music. Watch their video for "Same Old Place."
You don’t want to miss them at this year’s Fall Farm Fest. For more information visit www.NewFoundRoad.com.
Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers – Sunday, October 14 at 3:30
We are so excited to have back Joe Mullins & the Radio Rambler this year. Just a last week they won the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award for Emerging Artist of the Year. Here is a sample from the album "Hymns from the Hills"
Stop by the festival and find out why the received this prestigious award! For more information visit www.radioramblers.com.
The Moron Brothers – Saturday, October 13 – 1:55 p.m. and Sunday, October 14 – 12:40 p.m.
This year will be the first time the Moron Brothers
have played the Fall Farm Fest. These talented musicians will not only have you tapping your foot, they’ll have you laughing with their highly entertaining stage show. Make sure you check them out when you’re at the festival. For more information visit www.themoronbrothers.com.
Local and Regional Bands
The group is a gathering of 4 friends with a mutual love of traditional bluegrass music. Members: Randy (guitar & vocals), Pam (guitar and vocals), Becky (5 string) and Don (bass).
Absolute Breakdown came about because when we first formed the group our music would absolutely break down quite often. Members: PJ Abbot ( Guitar , Mandolin, Vocals), Chuck (Bass), Darlene McGarigle ( Fiddle), Roger Brewer ( Guitar), Darrel Leister ( Banjo, Guitar, Vocals), Ken Gentry ( Dobro), (Johnny Messer ( Mandolin).
Berachah Valley was originally founded in the spring of 2005, when a few friends came together searching for a place to play traditional bluegrass, gospel, and traditional renditions of current favorites. The name for the band is founded in Bible verse, II Chronicles 20:26. Members: Willis Baker (dobro), Cathy Baker (rhythm guitar and vocals), Michelle Edester (mandolin). Rosie Davis (vocalist and instrumentalist), Merrell Boggs (singer/songwriter, banjo and dojo), Mike Elliott (lead guitar), Larry Collins (bass).
True Life Travelers
For the past 37 years the Corndrinkers have kept alive the tunes and sons of the southern mountain string bands from the “Golden Age” of country music, the 1920’s and the 1030’s. Members: Barb Khuns (fiddle), Linda Scutt (fiddle), Tom Duffee (banjo), Doug Smith (guitar and dobro) and Al Turnbull (bass fiddle). Joining this performance will be Appalachian-style clog and step-dancer, Beth Wright.
Boy Scouts Pack 365 – Hot dogs, snacks and more
Ording’s Party Time – Barbequed pulled pork, walking tacos and snacks
Susie’s Big Dipper – Ice Cream & Soups
Kiwanis Club – Pie, coffee, cider and funnel cake on a stick
Mohawk Freestyle Grill – Gourmet food featuring Elk burgers, chips and more
Chateau Farms – Mums
Coonskin Sugarbush – 100% Pure Ohio Maple Syrup
Virgil’s Soap – Fine homemade soaps
Mrs. E’s Rock Gardens– Hypertufa planters and plants
Stone’s Throw Market – Local food co-operative
Southern Ohio Forge & Anvil Association – Hand forged items
Ron Corbett – Native Ohio Plants
Craft Vendor – Hats and accessories
West Central Ohio Beekeeper’s Association - Honey
Miami County Farm Bureau
Horizon Organic Milk
The Ohio State University Extension Office Master Gardeners
Miami Valley Astronomical Society
Troy Miami County Book Mobile
Miami County Equine Initiatives Task Force
Garden in a Glove – Miami County Farm Bureau
Sun Demonstrations - Miami Valley Astronomical Society
Children’s Pluck-n-Strum – Area Musicians
Forging - Southern Ohio Forge & Anvil Association
Enclosed Observation Hive West Central Ohio Beekeeper’s Association
Sheep Dog Demonstrations