Case-Barlow Farm Fall Fest dishes out family fun on Sept. 17

The annual Case-Barlow Farm Fall Fest, set for Sunday, Sept. 17, from noon-5 p.m., promises to be a day of fun from alpacas to train rides and everything in between.

Now in its 25th year, the CBF Fall Fest has become a treasured fall tradition for Hudson and area families where attendees have a chance to experience farm life with their very own hands at the 5-acre historic farm at 1931 Barlow Rd. in Hudson.

There are animals to pet, including goats, bunnies, chickens and, this year, alpacas from Pure Passions Farm. Children will be busy with old-fashioned games, a three-legged race, tug-of-war, a toddler hay hunt, marble railroad, yellow plastic duck races, a scavenger hunt and even a tractor ride around the farm.

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will transform the barn into a model railroad station with working trains and hands-on activities.

Adults will enjoy watching talented square dancers, hearing a bluegrass band and learning from artisans, such as a blacksmith, wood carver and chair maker. The Streetsboro Quilt guild also will share their artistry with all.

Kids and adults alike can take part in rustic craft-making activities, churning butter and dipping candles. There is also a basket raffle with fabulously themed baskets.

After participating in these fun activities, attendees are sure to enjoy snow cones, CBF’s famous root beer floats, hot dogs, chips and drinks, offered for a nominal fee.

“The CBF Fall Fest is the farm’s largest fundraiser of the year,” said CBF Board of Trustees President Linda Matty. “It is a glorious day of fun for the whole family, which enables our nonprofit organization to maintain the farm as well as offer programs and activities throughout the year.”

Tickets are available at the door for $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Children 2 and under are free. For more information, visit Case-Barlow Farm aims to be a regional model of historic preservation and adaptive reuse. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the farm is entirely supported by the generous donations of its members and friends. ∞

Farm Fest will include a petting area.

Photo (main – above): Square dancing is one of the fun activities planned for the Sept. 17 Farm Fest at Hudson’s Case-Barlow Farm. Photos submitted.