*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! #praisehands
Look no further than Hershberger’s Farm and Bakery – located conveniently 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!
Visitors 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 & creamsticks, 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.
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.
- The petting zoo is $3 per person to enter. Kids 3 and under are free! You’ll want to have some $1 bills or quarters also handy for purchasing food for the animals.
- Hershberger’s petting area is open From March 1 – Dec 24. In November, December, March, and April it’s open from 10-4. In summer and early fall, it is open from 10-5. Closed Sunday throughout the year. Call ahead to confirm opening and closing hours: 330-674-6096
- 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.
Have you been to Hershberger’s Farm and Bakery? What’s your favorite thing to do in Amish Country?