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Oct 9, 2016

Upland Hills Farm - Fall Harvest Festival


Upland Hills Farm is a great place for families to sit back, relax and enjoy the country on a real working farm.  Yesterday our family ventured out to Oxford, courtesy of Upland Hills Farm, to check out all they have to offer during their Fall Harvest Festival.


As you can see there is so much to do at the farm.  We visited at lunch time, so first up was grabbing a bite to eat.  Fresh made donuts and Hy's Apple Cider are two of our favorite things on the menu.


They also offer hot dogs, nachos, chili, soup and other snack items.


Next up, pony rides.  Both of the girls enjoyed a slow walk around the track.  I think this was a favorite for both of them.  Pony rides are $2 each (prices may change).  The children go once around the track and the ride is about three minutes or so.


Upland Hills Farm provides families the opportunity to see a working farm in action and interact with farm animals.  Rosa milked a cow and all the girls enjoyed petting the goats, cows, pig, barn cat, bunny and more.  





There are a couple of playground areas for the kids to enjoy and burn off some energy.  The structures are a great place to climb, slide, balance, pretend, play in the sand and more.  


Baffling Bill's Magic show was a huge hit with the girls.  It was so good, we saw it twice while we were there.  The tricks were great and he is very entertaining.  


Rosa was happy to assist Baffling Bill split his assistant into three segments. 




 Hayrides are available throughout the day.  The ride takes you around the property and stops at the Storybook Trail, Pumpkin Patch (bring cash), the parking lot (so you can drop off your pumpkin) and the farm.


The Storybook Trail is a 1/4 mile walk through the woods (with a few hills) and lots of fun for the kids.  Fairy scenes are staged along the  path where you can search for items they "stole" from the farm.  The girls enjoyed walking the path, finding fairies, fairy doors and looking for the missing items.  Chancellor and I enjoyed the beauty of the property.



 Upland Hills Farm also offers a farm show where you learn about the animals they keep on the farm.  The show is filled with lots of fun facts and is very educational.


Overall, we had a fantastic time.  We easily spent 5 hours at the farm with our three children, ages 7, 4 and 1.  They were very upset that it was time to leave.  We all loved the laid back feel of the farm which is very inviting and family orientated.

The Fall Harvest Festival takes place every Saturday & Sunday in October from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Upland Hills Farm
481 Lake George Rd., Oxford, MI 48370
248-628-1611
www.UplandHillsFarm.com


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