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Johnson County Parks and Recreation hosted its annual Fall Fest at Mildale Farm on Halloween, Oct. 31. Mildale Farm is near Edgerton, just north of 199th Street.
A number of fall-related activities were offered at the Fall Fest, all free to the public. Children could pick out a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch in front of the main barn.
Cider and hot cocoa were provided in the barn, as well information on other JCPRD programs and activities.
A tractor-drawn hayride took visitors for a relaxing ride around the property, with a stop off at the fire circle, where they roasted marshmallows and enjoyed storytelling.
Catch-and-release fishing was also be offered during Fall Fest. Cops-n-Bobbers was onsite all day, providing fishing equipment for vistors to use.
The Fall Fest is one of two days each year that the facility is open to the public. The other day is the Spring Community Day is in April or May.
The rest of the year, the property is available by reservation only. It is a popular venue for weddings, family reunions, corporate events and other occasions.