Kid Favorite – Hershberger’s Farm Petting Zoo

*This visit to the petting zoo was hosted by the Holmes Co Chamber. All opinions are my own, as this wasn’t our first visit.* 😉

What’s better than a kid-friendly petting zoo that will keep your kids happy for a solid hour or more? A kid-friendly petting zoo with a bakery on-site where Mom can load up on cream sticks, cheese, and kettle corn before going home! (Praise hands!) Hershberger’s Farm and Bakery is conveniently located between Berlin and Millersburg in Ohio’s Amish Country.

Hershberger’s Petting Zoo has evolved over the years and includes so many more animals now than it did when we started going 5+ years ago!

Hershberger’s Farm and Bakery Petting Area

Hershberger's Farm and Bakery petting zoo area.  Visit the farm and enjoy time with the animals.  Located in Ohio's Amish Country, this attraction is sure to please visitors of all ages.

Visitors to Hershberger’s Farm can pet pigs, rabbits, goats, cows, a horse, and more! You can even hold the baby rabbits and goats (if they cooperate). Want to take home a new pet? Visitors can purchase a baby bunny! (I’ll stick to cheese & cream sticks, thankyouverymuch).

Exploring Hershberger’s Farm & Bakery is one of our first stops when we have visitors from out of town. We love giving everyone a taste of Amish Country and kids and adults love the buggy rides almost as much as the petting zoo.

Hershberger's Farm in Ohio's Amish Country offers a family zoo that the entire family will love.

Hershberger's Farm & Bakery Petting Zoo
King Buck is a registered Belgian Horse that weighs 3126 lbs! You have to see him to believe it!

Things to know before visiting the petting zoo at Herberger’s Farm:

  • This isn’t the place to wear your Sunday best. The petting area has plenty of free-range animals, too, meaning that you’re liable to leave with some (not going to sugarcoat it) poo on your shoe. Furthermore, if your family members desire to hold the animals you’re sure to get a little dirt on you.
  • Bring some $1 bills or quarters also handy for purchasing food for the animals.
  • Leave some time to take a buggy ride, peruse the craft store, and visit the bakery and store. I love visiting in the fall because of the ambiance – there are plenty of mums on display and you can even pick your pumpkin from their own patch!
  • That said, Amish Country gets VERY busy during the summer and fall months. Visit on a weekday if you can! May and November can have pleasant weather without all the crowds.

When is Hershberger’s Farm Open?

Hershberger’s petting area is open From February 1 – Dec 24. In the cooler months, it is typically open from 10-4. In summer and early fall, it is open from 10-5. Closed Sunday & Monday throughout the year. Call ahead to confirm opening and closing hours: 330-674-6096.

For a complete review of Hershberger’s Farm & Bakery, check out my NEW website- Amish Country Traveler.

The closest hotels to Hershberger’s Farm & Bakery:

The closest hotel would be the Berlin Resort. For a family of 6, check out the Hillside Hideaway Skye cabin.

For more to do in Amish Country with kids – check out my posts on FREE things to do in Amish Country, Family-friendly Amish Country attractions, or the best places to eat in Amish Country.

Have you been to Hershberger’s Farm and Bakery? What’s your favorite thing to do in Amish Country?


The petting zoo at Hershberger's Farm in Amish Country, Ohio is sure to delight children of all ages.  Here's what to know before your visit.
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