Lunch Plus One is a simple outing to enjoy with friends or visiting relatives or guests. For a fall’s day out, consider a visit to Gallrein Farms in Shelbyville. We love a farm! An outing and a yummy lunch all in one spot.
Three generations of farming — dairy, vegetables, and grain — has yielded a bounteous market for us city-bound folks. Gallrein Farms not only overflows with fresh vegetables grown in fertile Kentucky soil, but flowers, plants, a petting zoo (calves, goats, and sheep, but sadly no zebras or tigers), and just for fall, a haunted house—get your spooky on!
What a delightful way to spend an autumn afternoon. Enjoy lunch and wander at your leisure around the huge barn stocked with vegetables grown on the farm plus other Kentucky Proud products — honey, syrups, Ale-8.
Check out Gallrein’s website for a list of activities and events happening during its Fall Festival. A $15 wristband entitles you to: hayrides (also single ticket $2), pumpkin patch, haunted house, obstacle course, corn maze, train rides, and a host of other farm fun. The petting zoo and straw activities are free.
The farm’s Café will not be serving lunch during the festival, but there will be food trucks, cookies, fudge, and other fall treats available.
The farm is a mere 30-40 minutes from Louisville — an easy drive and well worth the trip. Lots of sky and earth and farm-fresh air. Roll down your car windows!
1029 Vigo Road
Fall Festival hours: mid-September through October
Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 1pm-4pm
By Lucy M. Pritchett | Photos by Melissa Donald