Visit Owensboro, Kentucky and you will find The Bluegrass Capital of the World. The Western Gate of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Legendary Barbecue. Award winning parks, restaurants, performing arts, and fine arts. Fall festivals…all this and so much more! Just a two-hour drive from Louisville, Owensboro is a community of 60,000, big enough to offer plenty of excitement while keeping a warm and friendly small town vibe. You can plan your day with a little help from the friendly folks at Visit Owensboro, visitowensboro.com, or get a head start with this suggestion below.
It’s Fall, Y’all, and The Cottage Farm Stand & Baking Company looks forward to bringing visitors in for a season of fun activities. The Cottage is a charming breakfast and lunch spot in western Owensboro, located in a 100-year-old restored home on the Knight family’s 300-acre farm. Menu offerings and gift shop items are farm-to-table and feature locally sourced ingredients, from roasted coffee beans and honey from the Knight’s own hives to produce from nearby farms.
Specialty coffee drinks, signature mini muffins of assorted varieties and the original Owensburger are favorites among the locals, but the menu is large and varied with plenty to satisfy any craving. Owner Marlene Knight is the visionary behind The Cottage. Sunflower fields in summer bring in visitors for free photo ops and $1 per stem sunflowers of your choosing. Come in the fall and enjoy pumpkin picking, as well as a corn maze and special seasonal foods. The highlight of the upcoming season is the 3rd Annual Pumpkin and Pickle Festival held on October 21-22 with entertainment, vendors, food trucks, and fall activities for the whole family. cottagefarmstand.com
Story and photos by Patti Hartog
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