A visit to Youngs Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs, Ohio, has been a longtime fall tradition in our household. From picking your pumpkin off the vine to indulging in a scoop of pumpkin ice cream, Young’s Jersey Dairy has it all. Here are seven reasons to make time for a visit to Young’s Jersey Dairy this fall!
Pick Your Own Pumpkin
While many pumpkin patches have already done the work of cutting the pumpkins off the vine, Young’s allows guests to pick their own. Grab a set of pruning shears along with a wagon as you venture into the patch on a pursuit to find the perfect pumpkin. I recommend wearing closed-toe shoes and sunscreen for this endeavor.
An impressive display of grab-n-go pumpkins is available for purchase. They also make the perfect backdrop for memorable fall photos.
Play A Round of Mini Golf At Udders and Putters
Grab a putter and put your skills to the test by conquering two farm-themed miniature golf courses. Each course is 18-holes with the original “Greener Pastures” course being more challenging. The second-course, “Barnyard Blitz,” was created in 2000 to keep up with the demand. The miniature golf courses are open daily all year long.
Young’s also offers a driving range with 40 natural grass tees and 20 artificial grass tees. Ten of which are heated & covered for the rainy, snowy days. The driving range also has lights at night for those looking to hit the tees in the evening.
Snack On Some Cheese Curds
Venture into Dairy Store to try some of the Farmstead Cheese. The cheese is produced directly from Young’s Dairy. These cheese curds are not to be missed. They offer Fresh Cheddar Curds that are hand-breaded, deep-fried, and served as a side choice or an appetizer! They offer regular, buffalo style and sweet chili style.
All the cheese at Young’s is made onsite. From the melty cheeses found in their signature grilled cheese sandwich to the snacking cheeses that are ready to be taken home! They even have containers of freshly made cheese curds available for purchase.
Feed The Friendly Goats
Young’s Jersey Dairy is a working farm with plenty of farmyard friends. The goats are always greeting visitors in hopes that they may have a special treat for them. Hand feed the goats with the cups of goat food are available for sale. Hand washing stations are located near the barn after petting and feeding the goats.
Every day around 4:30-5:30 pm, guests have the opportunity to watch the cows being milked in the barn.
Venture to Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral
Even the smallest visitors have plenty to do at Young’s by exploring Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral. This area is designated for guests 48″ inches in height or less. Let the little farmers go wild as they crawl through tunnels, ride on mini tractors, and even hoop some cows. Other favorites are the slides and a giant Connect 4 game!
Escape The Cowvin’s Corny Maze
Starting in August, families can test out their navigational skills by trying to find their way out of the 3 1/2 acre corn maze with over a mile of paths. There are plenty of twists, turns, and dead ends, so give yourself plenty of time to get out!
Get A Scoop of Ice Cream
The sweetest part of any visit to Youngs Jersey Dairy is visiting the Dairy Store for a scoop of their creamy ice cream. With a wide assortment of flavors, it can be challenging to choose one. That is why we recommend bringing a small cooler and ice pack so that you can bring pints back home with you! We like to consider that a pro tip!
Another pro tip is to grab a container of their pumpkin donuts, place them in the dash of your car so that they heat up in the sun. The taste as if they just came out of the oven, and a bonus is that the car smells incredible.
Did I mention they now have a drive-thru?! That is correct; you can grab a scoop of your favorite flavor without leaving the comfort of your car!
Even More To Do At Youngs Jersey Dairy
- Batter up! Young’s is home a nine positioned covered batting cage that features hardball and softball pitching machines. Helmets and bats are available, or bring your own!
- Little ones will even enjoy a ride on the Moovers and Shakers, which is open spring, summer, and fall.
- Grab a tasty lunch at the Dairy Store or order through the Drive-Thru.
- Head over to their website for updates on events and activities going on at Young’s Jersey Dairy.
Family Fun Pass
If you are looking to bring the whole family or large group to Young’s, consider purchasing a Family Fun Pass. Not only do guests get the opportunity to experience all the fun activities and food that Young’s have an offer but also save money!
You can purchase special three or five tab wristbands instead of buying different activities one at a time. Young’s Family Fun Wristbands give you a choice of activities to get the most out of your trip to Young’s. You choose three or five activities, depending on what you want to do and how much time you have. They can be purchased individually, for families or larger groups. Depending on what you choose as your activities, The Wristbands can represent a 20-30% savings.
The three-tab Young’s Family Fun Wristband is $16.95. The best value is the five-tab wristband at $23.95. They are available at The Dairy Store, Young’s Farmstead Cheese Marketplace, or Udders & Putters.
Young’s Family Fun Wristbands
Young’s Family Fun Wristbands allow you to choose from three or five of any the following choices (please note that some are seasonal, some are weather dependent, and some operate only on weekends. Please check our website for details or call us):
- Two scoops of Young’s homemade ice cream in a cup, cake, sugar or waffle cone (cones available at The Dairy Store)
- Batting Cage tokens (5)
- One Game of Miniature Golf
- Five trips down Cowvin’s Fast Slide (must be 42″ tall or more to ride)
- Combo Kiddie Corral/Moovers & Shakers – one all-day admission to Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral and unlimited rides on Moovers & Shakers (Seasonal – Maximum Height 48″)
- One Small Bucket of Driving Range Balls
- One trip through Cowvin’s Corny Playland Adventure (seasonal)
- One trip through the Haunted Wagon Ride (seasonal, 2 tabs)
- One Kid’s Meal at The Dairy Store
- One Kid’s Meal at The Golden Jersey Inn
- One Double Buckeye Sundae at The Dairy Store