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Fall festivities kick off at Gallrein Farms

The annual Fall Festival at the farm in Shelbyville includes hay rides, a corn maze and a petting zoo.

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. — The first day of fall is this Wednesday, but local farms are already getting into the spirit of the season. Saturday was the first day of Gallrein Farms’ Fall Festival in Shelbyville.

The festival has been a staple at the farm for more than 25 years and new features have been added to make this year even bigger. Activites include a corn maze, petting zoo, haunted house and hayrides to the pumpkin patch.

While Gallrein Farms is open in the spring and summer, fall is the time of year that brings the most visitors.

“I’ve been here for six years and the best part is getting to know people,” manager Ellen Craig said. “I’ve built relationships with customers and got to know people, and just seeing how excited the kids get is definitely the best part.”

Last year’s Fall Fest had a great turnout, as it is an outdoor event with plenty of room to social distance. The farm is still urging guests to follow CDC guidelines when they visit.

The farm is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. You can check out a full list of attractions here.  

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