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Reserve Best of Warren County 2014

“Best Place for a Day of Family Fun”

Best of Warren County Award 2013

“Best Place for School Age Kids to have Fun!”

Clinton County Tourism Blog

The Clinton County tourism bureau shared a family’s memories of a day at Bonnybrook Farms. Read her first hand account for a preview of what will await you at the farm!

“365 Things to do in Cincinnati”

Visit Day 17 of “365 Things to do in Cincinnati” to catch a glimpse of what you can see and do during Fall Farm Days at Bonnybrook Farms.

Woman’s Day Magazine

“A spook-tacular kid-friendly event!”

AAA Miami Valley Home & Away

“Fall Fun At Bonnybrook”

Family Circle Magazine

One of “Autumns’ Best Bets” for fall family fun.


“Our Pick” for Ten Fave Halloween Haunts & Jaunts!”

Long Weekends Magazine – Summer 2014
36 Trips to get your Weekend into Full Swing
# 12 – A Down Home Feeling

Bonnybrook Farms Giant SlingshotsBy Becky Linhardt
A trip to Bonnybrook Farms for a Chuck Wagon Dinner Ride may include a full buffet of farm-fresh food cooked onsite, but additional treats included exploring the farm before and after the meal.    Read more . . .

Meetings Focus Magazine – The Destination Experts 
Friendly farming site welcomes groups
to the Midwest

By Zachary Chouteau
Bonnybrook is a family-owned farm that organizes some unforgettable experiences for groups ranging from 25 people to 2,500.
Among their most popular offerings are a Chuck Wagon Dinner Ride that features a barbecue dinner at the Gathering Barn and an authentic chuck wagon ride to Todd Fork Creek, where attendees can roast s’mores around a roaring fire.              Read more . . .

Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce – 2013
Bonnybrook Farms, A Hidden Gem

We had the pleasure of celebrating a ribbon cutting with Bonnie Mercuri owner of Bonnybrook Farms yesterday. The farm is nestled on over 300 acres on the outskirts of Clarksville Ohio at 3779 SR 132. Bonnybrook Farms, founded in 1967 in Centerville, Ohio by Joe and Bonnie Mercuri, was for nearly 40 years known as one of the finest equestrian centers in the Midwest, training, showing, boarding and caring for 63 head of horses in its heyday.              Read more . . .

Farm World – July 2010
Relocation has modest effect on OhioGiant Slingshots 
Agritourism business

By Doug Graves
Clarksville, Ohio – Bonnie Mercuri and her family had what many farmers would call “a piece of the rock.”
Since 1967 they had operated Bonnybrook Farms, a 95-acre working farm and farm market in a posh suburb of Dayton, Ohio.     Read more . . .

Dayton Daily News – Oct. 2008
Bonnybrook Farm combines history with
fun fall activities

By Justin McClelland
When city life becomes too complex, people take a jaunt to the country to relax.  But what happens when the country starts to disappear?
Read more . . .

Dayton Business Journal – Sept. 2006
Owners consider selling  Bonnybrook FarmsBF overhead photo

By Yvonne Teems
Bonnybrook Country Farm is considering selling its 95 acres in Washington Township and moving to a 300-acre site in Warren County.
The 40-year-old educational farm, known for its Haunted Hay Rides, field trip programs and corporate events, received an offer and . . .   Read more . . .

Dayton Daily News – June 2002Newspaper BHS1
Farm Horses around at show

By Pamela Ferris-Olson
Orville and Wilbur needed some oil and possibly an apple to keep their horse power from launching their plane well beyond the staging area.   Read more . . .

The Cincinnati Enquirer – Sept. 1999Bonnybrook Farms Pumpkins in patch
‘Pumpkin Person’ Grows’em Different

By Chuck Martin
At Bonnybrook Country Farm in Centerville, all pumpkins are not round and orange.
Owner Bonnie Mercuri grows squatty,
gray-green hokkaido pumpkins, tannish-orange cow pumpkins, gray melon-shaped Hopi pumpkins and more than 30 other heirloom and exotic varieties.     Read more . . .

Dayton Daily News – Oct. 1994Haywire Hayride
Haywire Hayride

By Jim Bebbington
After eight years of success in the cottage industry of scaring the heck out of people, the operators of Bonnybrook Farms’ haunted hayride this year faced a tough question.   Read more . . .