Louisville, KY – “Foxhollow Farm’s 10th Annual Fall Festival” will be held on Saturday, October 14 from 10am-6pm at the farm, located at 8905 HWY 329 in Crestwood. The popular family-friendly event will feature more fun and activities than ever before, including a corn maze, an obstacle course, pony rides, pumpkin picking, hayrides, arts & crafts, games with prizes, the Squallis Puppeteers, a kids’ costume parade, special photo ops, silk-dying, food trucks, live music, and more. Parking is $15 per car, and proceeds will benefit the Dare to Care Food Bank and Foxhollow Farm’s Outreach Program, which includes an educational field trip series with Maryhurst. For more information, please visit http://foxhollow.com.
“We will use the funds donated to us from the Fall Festival to increase our clients’ access to fresh fruits and vegetables, which can be difficult for struggling families to acquire,” says Brian Riendeau, executive director of Dare to Care Food Bank. “From farm to food bank to family, we plan to distribute at least 6.6 million pounds of fresh produce in the next year, through our network of more than 300 local social service agencies, such as food pantries, shelters and emergency kitchens.”
“We are so excited to celebrate the 10th year of one of our favorite events,” says Maggie Keith, 4thgeneration land steward of Foxhollow Farm. “The Fall Festival is our chance to invite the community to visit the farm and experience the tradition and beauty here, as well as support a common mission of sustainable practices that increase the health of all aspects of our environment: soil, plants, woodlands, ponds and streams, domestic and wild animals, and people.”
In its first nine years, the Fall Festival has raised more than $120,000 to support charitable organizations and programs. One ongoing partnership Foxhollow has is with Maryhurst, a place of new beginnings for children who have been traumatized by unimaginable abuse and an organization that provides programs addressing the unique needs of more than 400 children and their families each year. Foxhollow invites Maryhurst clients out to the farm, free of charge, for unique farm tours and activities; striving to help these phenomenal young ladies to connect with nature in a meaningful and healing way.
Sponsors of this year’s festival include Commonwealth Bank and Trust, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, Rainbow Blossom Natural Food Market, Bluegrass Motorsport, MPC Promotions, and many more local businesses that support the mission of the Dare to Care Food Bank.
About Foxhollow Farm
Foxhollow Farm has been a family-owned 1,300-acre farm for more than 65 years. The current stewardship for Foxhollow uses biodynamic agriculture. Foxhollow Farm is open Monday–Friday from 8am-4pm and is located just 15 miles north of Louisville at 8905 HWY 329 in Crestwood. For more information, visithttp://foxhollow.com or call (502) 241-9674.