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Like a pumpkin sprouting from a field, the Country Pumpkins fall festival grew from a relatively small thing. In 2000, the Colson family began selling pumpkins on the side of the road, trusting passersby to leave their payments in a simple honesty box. The customers came through, helping the small venture grow eventually into an annual event with rides, crafts, and mazes.

Today, the festival—held at the Colson's family farm, Alpine Hills Dairy Farm—features everything from tractor-drawn hayrides snaking through the land to a farm-animal petting zoo and corn maze. The straw maze continues the outdoor family fun and a barrel train ride for kids 13 and under in the crisp autumn air, leaves nearby scarecrows dreaming of careers as conductors. With a variety of pumpkins for sale, families can seek out the idea pumpkin to carve or roast.

1835 Sherman Mount Zion Rd
Dry Ridge,
KY
US

Northern Kentucky Furnishing Center offers name brands at up to 70% off retail and department store markups. All our furnishings are brand new, factory direct, with all warranties in tact. We offer only the finest quality on all furniture and mattress sets, so you don't have to compromise in order to save lots of money.

5195 Madison Pike
Independence,
KY
US

Colorful walls and tablecloths set the stage at Elements Create It Studio, where budding artists indulge their creativity in crafts such as pottery painting or glass fusing. Legions of paintbrushes yearn to apply hundreds of eye-catching colors and inspirational quotes from high-school gym teachers to ceramic bisques that range from mugs to superheroes to cars. During canvas-painting classes, such as BYOB Cork & Canvas or Cupcakes & Canvas sessions, instructors help participants create a predetermined masterpiece with simple step-by-step instructions. Additionally, the studio provides the space for open sessions and birthday parties, complete with pizzas, drinks, and cookie cakes.

5900 Centennial Cir
Florence,
KY
US

With iridescent miniature golf courses in malls throughout North America, Glowgolf adds elements of phosphorescent fun to shopping sessions. Courses contain sights such as light-defying blush corals, incandescent animals, and lush foliage reminiscent of the glowing trees on Neptune. Each pass is good for three 18-hole games, giving golfers ample opportunity to get familiar with each hole's obstacles. Equipment is available on the spot, so players won't have to carry around personal clubs or seek out a bioluminescent caddie.

1168 Florence Mall
Florence,
KY
US

The wireless wizards and service providers at AT&T Authorized Retailers equip phones with a wealth of accessories. An iGo green universal wall charger ($49.99) powers up virtually any phone at home (with corresponding cables, sold separately), and doubles as a battery backup to provide power when wall outlets run dry. Screen-protector two-packs for the Impulse 4G andd Xperia Play keep displays smudge and glare free ($15 each). Alternatively, an AGF leather-inlayed rubber case grants Samsung Galaxy S II's the protection of an iron gauntlet ensconced in a stylish velvet glove, and the Body Glove soft-shell case for Impulse 4G phones offers a smooth gel surface that stows easily without attracting pocket lint or belly-button lint masquerading as pocket lint ($30 each). Throw a party to celebrate newly acquired phone accessories with entertainment provided by an iHome mini-stereo speaker system, featuring two amplified speakers and vacuum bass expansion with a protective carrying case ($49.99).

2028 Florence Mall
Florence,
KY
US

Lamps, sconces, and chandeliers cast a warm glow over cozy furnishings inside Lighting EFX's two showrooms, which the owners designed to "enhance the visual experience" of their clients. Their knowledgeable sales team greets customers and helps them navigate through indoor and outdoor lighting arrangements, both flocked by home accent pieces and migratory pink-flamingo statuettes. From among their merchandise, ceiling lights illuminate domiciles from overhead, and an array of stained-glass or polished-chrome accent lamps add both style and brightness to rooms. Old-fashioned outdoor gas lamps, all boasting an oil-rubbed bronze finish, cling to walls or stand atop posts, as a swarm of exterior hanging lights dot the night air.

6920 Dixie Hwy
Florence,
KY
US