Many activities are a short drive from Central Ohio

Fall is the perfect time to take your family to a farm. If you have more in mind than picking a pumpkin, the Ohio Farm Bureau can help.

The organization, which supports Ohio farmers, usually has a wide array of farm-related activities on its calendar, many of which are either in or within an easy drive of Central Ohio. Check it out at

Here’s a sampling of this month’s activities:

Buck Farms will show “Shaun the Sheep” Oct. 14 during its free Film on the Farm event. Children can check out the New Bloomington farm’s petting zoo before the show. During Horse Fun Day (Oct. 21) at Nickajack Farms in North Lawrence, children ages 6 and older can ride, play games, make crafts and more. The event costs $40. Visitors to the Apple Butter Stir & Horseradish Day at Lawrence Orchards in Marion can watch the products being made and buy some to take home. The Oct. 28 event is free.