Christian Way Farm Easter Egg Hunt

Milton and Janie Corley moved back to the family farm in the late 1990s. The farm consists of 300 acres near Hopkinsville that were purchased by Milton’s grandfather shortly after World War I. Christian Way Farm began modestly with a pumpkin patch. Now, 17 years later the Corleys continue to build and grow their dream. “I guess we had about 18,000 visitors this past year,” Janie Corley said. “We’re open 6 days a week from April to November and on average we have 70 – 80 people a day, but for events like our Easter egg hunt, we can have 300 - 400 people out here in a single day.” This year’s Easter egg hunt was held Saturday, April 15. But throughout the year, activities abound at the Corleys’ farm. One building has shell corn and hand operated grinders, where kids can fill buckets with ground corn to feed the goats, sheep, mini donkeys and horses, cows and chickens. The children may be pulled around the farm on an antique tractor or play a round of golf on the miniature golf course. An old burley tobacco barn now functions as a general store, where souvenirs, beverages and concessions may be purchased. Plans are underway to add a separate building to handle concessions this year. Christian Way Farm is open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. or later during the summer months. For more information, call (270) 269-2434.

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