The festival will be open Fridays 4-7 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 1-7 p.m. Admission is $6 per person with children two and under being admitted free.
Due to the effects of the drought there was a corn maze failure at Red Barn Farms. However, the family planted some fast-growing Sorghum-Sudan grass in hopes of rectifying the problem.
"It will be six feet tall by mid-October but is currently 18-24 inches," explained owner Tom Holton. "The mazes are cut in the fields and are still fun but you don't have that I'm completely lost feeling just yet. We have added an indoor big-bale hay maze."
Another change this year is that the majority of the petting zoo will be in the red barn. This will allow visitors to see how the animals live throughout the year. There will also be baby pigs born throughout the season along with chicks and a baby goat.
"The biggest announcement is the special event we are hosting on Oct. 13. The K9 Crew from Indianapolis will be on the farm for three shows," said Holton. "Tony Hoard and his amazing dogs have been featured at the Indy Zoo all summer and we are privileged to have them visit Red Barn Farms. His shows will be free with paid admission to the farm."
The Fall Festival will also be offering horse rides for children. There will be an additional charge, which will be a fundraiser to help children with special needs.
Those wishing to visit the festival more than once this year are in luck, as the farm has now launched its Rewards Program. Visitors will receive 50 percent off their second visit with the third visit being free.
"Basically we were concerned that everyone would wait for the K9 Crew and miss the real experience of the farm due to the crowd," explained Holton. "This way you can bring the family out for a relaxing day on the farm and then come back for the show."
All natural food products will be served throughout the festival. There will be burgers, turkey burgers, turkey legs and a variety of other special menu items.