Get face-to-face with animals at The Farm at Walnut Creek

The Farm at Walnut Creek is a working Amish farm and exotic animal enclosure in Ohio’s Amish Country.  The Farm offers multiple attractions for families to enjoy.  A visit to The Farm at Walnut Creek is enough to fill a day trip in Amish Country.

When is The Farm at Walnut Creek Open?

The Farm at Walnut Creek is open April – October.  Special events happen throughout the year. The Fall Festival takes place on Fridays and Saturdays in October (and on Columbus Day).  The Journey to Bethlehem happens on the first Saturday in December.  Check The Farm at Walnut Creek Facebook page for updates on events.

Our children love the Fall Festival because it includes a pumpkin slingshot, a tower of hay bales, and a giant sandbox-like-structure that is full of corn.

Directions to The Farm at Walnut Creek

The Farm is located just a few minutes from Walnut Creek, Ohio.  The address is:  4147 CR 114, Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681

From SR 39, turn onto CR 114 past the Jonas Stutzman farm. At the Y, veer to the left. The farm is located on your right

What can visitors to the farm expect?

The Farm at Walnut Creek offers two types of admission – a driving tour or wagon tour.

The wagon tour includes a horse-drawn wagon ride through the exotic animal enclosure.  Visitors should have the opportunity to feed a variety of animals, including the giraffes.  The wagon tours are not just for your private party- you will be seated with other visitors.

The Farm at Walnut Creek wagon tour

The driving tour is done in your own vehicle.  If you wish to feed the animals, you must purchase the food at the ticket booth. 

Note: The animals will come right up to your car!  If you have a special or expensive car, this may not be the tour for you!  

The Farm at Walnut Creek driving tour- Amish Country, Ohio

Other attractions at the Farm:

Playground & Picnic pavilion – This is a great area for groups to hang out and eat while the children play.

Upper Picnic area and bird area – Beautiful place to walk through and see many exotic birds. Swings are available to rest on and take in the stunning views of the farm.

Dawdy House – Restrooms, canning area, and enclosed sheep area is nearby.

The Farm at Walnut Creek has a picnic area near the Dawdy house.

Hotels near The Farm at Walnut Creek

The Wallhouse Hotel – best option for families as they offer suites that sleep 6, plus an indoor pool.

Carlisle Inn Walnut Creek –  Perfect hotel for couples and families of 4.  Walnut Creek attractions such as Coblentz Chocolates or Der Dutchman Bakery (not the farm) are within walking distance.

The Inn at Walnut Creek – clean, motel-like accommodations

For larger family gatherings, check out VRBO.

For more information on these three hotels, check out my post Hotels in Walnut Creek, Ohio.

Restaurants nearby

Rebecca’s Bistro – A great spot for lunch in downtown Walnut Creek

Der Dutchman – Traditional Amish Fare in downtown Walnut Creek

Mudd Valley Cafe & Creamery – Fast-food style eats inside of Walnut Creek Cheese

Bags Sports Pub – Bar & grill in downtown Sugarcreek

Have you been to the Farm? What is your favorite part?

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