Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant

| October 20, 2011

Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant.Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant is a favorite tradition among people in Kentuckiana who visit Starlight, Ind., for the homemade Southern food, farm animals, and bright orange pumpkins in October.

And this year, Joe Huber’s is adding another attraction to the family farm that is sure to have people flocking to Starlight. With the help of John and Tricia Eurton, Joe Huber’s has brought guided buggy tours to the farm, where families can hop on an ATV-like vehicle and tour the scenic woods behind Joe Huber’s restaurant.

On a breezy Saturday afternoon, I decided to head out to Joe Huber’s to experience the attraction and all the fall festivities.

When I first arrived, I headed toward the buggies, which are located between the barns in the back of Joe Huber’s. I jumped inside one of the cars with coworker, Chris Humphreys, and John Eurton, the owner of the attraction, and let Chris take the wheel while I sat in the passenger’s seat laughing at his driving skills.

Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant.Turns out, he’s a way better driver than I expected to be, and that was quite clear when I took over the buggy and almost crashed head-on into a hay bale on the side of the trail.

After that small scare, I soon had a handle of the buggy and was driving up and down the hills and winding around the trees. I loved every second of the experience, especially with the warm sun shining through the yellow and orange leaves in the woods and the cool wind blowing through the front of the buggy.

I stopped along a few areas on the trail to visit the donkeys and alpacas and the enormous corn field alongside the woods. Once we completed the trail, we set off on a tour of the entire farm, stopping for a second so I could take a turn down the giant inflatable slide. After driving around to see the goats, the pumpkins and the children’s activities area, we tested our sense of direction inside the corn maze filled with cartoon characters.

It took a few dozen circles to finally discover the exit, and all our hard work and confusion from the maze left us hungry for the delicious Southern buffet that included fried chicken, corn, country ham, dumplings and apple cobbler.

With all the activities in one day, and a full stomach from the buffet, I was ready to head home from the farm I hadn’t visited since I was a little kid.

Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant.But before I left, I had to stop by just one last spot on the farm. I walked inside Joe Huber’s gift shop where I discovered tons of items from candy to caramel apples, Halloween decorations, rocking chairs and an old-fashioned piano, which I attempted to play in front of the crowd.

I felt just like a kid again and never would have guessed Joe Huber’s could be so fun even at age 22. Though I’m getting older, Joe Huber’s will always be a tradition I’ll continue to enjoy over the years. If you’re still young at heart or looking for a family-friendly attraction to experience, then I suggest you visit the family farm where there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

For information, visit www.joehubers.com.

Contact writer Ashley Anderson at aanderson@voice-tribune.com, 502.498.2051.

Location

2421 Engle Road
Starlight, IN 47106

Hours

Restaurant: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 am. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Farm Market and Gift Shop: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Buggies: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. ($20 per buggy).

Activities

  • Wagon Ride – U-Pick Pumpkins
  • U-Pick Apples
  • Barnyard with kids’ activities.
  • Joe Huber’s Famous Country Platter Dinner buffet

Trick or Treat at Joe Huber’s

Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29 and 30.

Free candy offered at several locations. Costumes are encouraged.

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Ashley Anderson

Ashley spends half her time writing stories at The Voice-Tribune office and half her time out on the town conducting interviews, while occasionally dressing in wild outfits to fully immerse herself in the experience (aka Princess Leia at Comic Con). Ashley is a huge UofL fan and loves the Yankees and the Boston Celtics (she is fully aware of the irony). She hopes to one day outshine Erin Andrews on ESPN and enjoys running, Bardstown Road/Fourth Street, Breaking Bad and reality TV (she’s not ashamed to admit that).

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  1. Shirley loves the Yankees (boo), her husband loves the Bosox. (yay).