Visit a real 4th Generation working farm that provides a variety of educational farm experiences that are hands on for families,
and SCHOOLS! Providing farm education for over 23 years.... Meet Mr. Benton who came here in 1941 at ten yrs old.
BENTON FARMS is a beautiful rolling 260 acre working farm located in Boone and Kenton county. Mr. Benton came to this farm in 1941 at 10 years old. Now it has reached the fourth generation. Mr. Benton at 76 continues to oversee its operations. Since 1994 the farm started to host agritourism and invite schools and families out to pick pumpkins and visit with the animals. These visits to the farm allows visitors to see a real working farm operation. Over the last few years the educational experiences at the farm led to summer day camp and children desiring to have their birthday parties out on the farm. The farm continues to grow soybeans, wheat, corn, hay and of course pumpkins. The farm also has u-pick sweet corn, tomatoes, green beans and black berries.
BENTON FARMS mission is to remain a working farm for generations on and to provide opportunities for education on the farm. If your looking for a simple country farm then that is what you will find here in Walton, Ky.
BENTON FARMS a real working farm with history and experience. We have promised our customers over the years that we will keep it just like it is, a country farm experience without the commercialism.
PUMPKINS, Sweet Corn, Green Beans, Gourds , Straw, School Tours, Birthday Parties, Reunions and Pony rides.
Join us for ADVENTURE DAYS AT OUR DAY CAMP IN JUNE! Ages 8-12, Monday- Friday. The Benton Family working Farm has been in operation for over 60 years and has hosted thousands of children on school field trips! Let your child experience fun filled days full of adventure and learning in our summer day camp! Children will help feed and care for the farm animals daily. Wash and lead the sheep. Learn about milking techniques. Gather eggs and learn about hatching chicks. Learn how to care for a horse, llama, goat, pig and rabbits! Learn about animal first Aid. Fishing! Hayrides to the fishing hole! Learn to fish. Search for earthworms. Plant seeds. Pick vegetables. Shell corn. Nature Hiking. Sack races. Crafts. Scavenger Hunts.
SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS During the field trips, the children get the opportunity to pet and feed different types of animals and to go on a hayride to the pumpkin patch. In the fall, the children and chaperones pick their own pumpkins to take home. Children may feed grain to the sheep, goats and the llama. They also have a chance to pet the sheep and goats. The children also visit with our rabbits. While on the hayride to the pumpkin patch the children will see the horses and cattle grazing in the fields and ducks/geese on the ponds. From a safe distance they can see beehives where our honeybees live and work to help us make pumpkins. These bees pollinate the crops and provide us with honey. The beekeeper will give a honeybee talk and show your group all of his equipment and how to start a hive and how to care for the hive. Children also visit with our calves and baby bunnies, lambs and milk the cow if fresh. Handwashing facilities are provided near the petting barn. The field trip are all guided and last 1 hr and 45 min to 2 hours. On our spring field trips in May we teach the children also how to sheer sheep!
U-PICK PUMPKINS On Saturdays and Sundays starts last weekend in September and all weekends in October.
11:30 am-6 pm (last hayride at 5:15pm) In October make it a tradition, take the family on a hayride to the pumpkin patch and pick, from a variety of shapes and sizes. The barns will be open for you to come in and visit/feed the animals. We also have gourds, straw, and corn stalks for sale to help your family to decorate for fall! And kids enjoy our 1/2 acre farm maze! We have simple farm family fun! Enjoy some country cookin'and pumpkin pies on Saturdays and Sundays in October! Admission$ is charged in October for'Pumpkin Days on the Farm'