First Sunday in October
11:00 am – 5:00 pm


The original, the biggest, the best! Six independent family operations, all within an easy drive of each other in south-central Iowa, are jointly hosting open houses. Enjoy a leisurely autumn day “crawling” from farm to farm (Okay, you don't actually crawl, you drive yourself between farms). 

Come visit south Marion County/north Lucas County (one hour south of Des Moines) to see each of our individual operations. Tour the farms, visit the animals, meet the farmers, see demonstrations, sample the goodies, purchase locally grown & produced products, and have lots of fun in the beautiful Iowa countryside! Visit special guest vendors at many of the farms.  FREE admission onto all of the farms.

The six operations include: Blue Gate Farm, Coyote Run Farm, Crooked Gap Farm, Pierce’s Pumpkin Patch, Schneider Orchards, and metal creations by Williams Machine Shop

NO PETS - for the safety of our farm animals and guests, please leave your animals at home.

Special thanks to our sponsors:  

Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI)
South Central Coop