Group & Corporate Picnics at Barnabe's Walnut Grove - Young's Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs, OH
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Group & Corporate Picnics at Barnabe’s Walnut Grove

The Barnabe Walnut Grove is two 30′ by 50′ picnic shelters located in a grove of walnut trees – a perfect place to have your group picnic, family reunion, class reunion, or any kind of informal get together.

We also have an 800-person capacity picnic shelter to handle larger groups. This new shelter allows us to accommodate our large picnics in a permanent facility and improve our service. For the largest groups (from about 1,000 to 5,000+ Guests) we provide tents for shade and shelter.

Barnabe’s Walnut Grove is located just south of our popular Udders & Putters area, which features miniature golf, a beautiful driving range, batting cages (both softball and hardball) and a fun experience called Cowvin’s Fast Slide. We serve groups from 50 to over 5,000 with lots of great food, great service and unlimited fun included in your picnic package!

Also within walking distance is our working dairy farm with its own animal petting area featuring goats, cows and a rotating cast of farm friends. On late summer and fall weekends, we have wagon ride around the farm and Cowvin’s Corny Maze – your chance to get lost in one of our cornfields.

We can create a great meal along with great entertainment for a day you and your group will truly treasure. We are a family fun place, where every member of the family can enjoy the visit to Young’s. Barnabe’s Walnut Grove is just one more reason that Young’s is #1 for Family Fun!

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Call: 937-605-2584

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Picnic & Entertainment Package:

Your Picnic Entertainment Package includes unlimited access to these family fun activities:

Udders & Putters Miniature Golf Course: Two 18 hole, farm theme miniature course with three levels of waterfalls, an authentic windmill, and a cow that moos if you get a hole in one on the 18th hole!

Driving Range: Hit a bucket of balls (or more) on our beautiful driving range. We have 40 grass tees, and 19 mat tees. Well lighted for evening use.

Cowvin’s Fast Slide: Located at Udders & Putters, compete with friends and family going down Cowvin’s Fast Slide.

Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral: Features fun activities for our youngest visitors (48” or less in height).  Located next to the corn bins, it has a corn pit & slide, Tyke’s Tractors, a straw pit & bale climbing, an inflatable bounce house and slide, a cutout cow to milk, and lots of fun.

Batting Cages: If you prefer hardball or softball (slow or fast pitch), our batting cage is the place to be. There is a limit of 2 tokens per turn in the batting cages.

Cowvin’s Corny Maze: Do you like to do mazes? Would you like to get lost in a cornfield? Cowvin’s Corny Maze is the place to be! We take a three acre cornfield and convert it to one of the most fun mazes you will ever see. Some make it out in 15 minutes, some it takes 40 minutes. This activity is available from early August to late October, weather permitting.

Volleyball Court: Next to the picnic area is the sand volleyball court. All you need to supply are the teams and some friendly competition.

Visit with our Goats: While visiting with the farm animals, be sure to say hello to our goats. They love the attention, and are usually quite playful. In the barn, we have other farm animals for you to observe and learn about. You can watch the afternoon milking any day between 4:30 PM and 6 PM.

Room for other activities — We have a lot of space out here in the country. Tell us what your group may want to do, and we’ll see if we can arrange it!

We are responsible for all food preparation and cleanup at the end of your event. Other activities can be arranged.

Picnic Menu Selections

All picnic meals include an sampling of Young’s Farmstead Cheeses, potato chips & pretzels, soft drinks (Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Root Beer, Dr. Pepper, Mt. Dew, Orange Crush) and bottled water. Hot dogs are always included for the kids. And an 8-ounce (1/2 pint) serving of Young’s Ice Cream is included in all picnics!

In addition choose two of the following:

  • Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich
  • Cheeseburgers/Hamburgers
  • Grilled Chicken Breast (Classic BBQ, Honey BBQ or Teriyaki)
  • Oven-Fried Chicken
  • Honey BBQ Pork Loin
  • Cajun Chicken Wraps
  • Veggie Wraps – black beans & corn*

Choose 3 of the following side dishes:

  • Tri-color Pasta Salad*
  • Black Eyed Pea Salad*
  • Green Bean Balsamic Salad*
  • Baked Beans*
  • Creamy Cole Slaw*
  • Mustard Potato Salad
  • Sweet Corn Bake*
  • Watermelon (Seasonal)*
  • Garden Vegetable Tray with Ranch Dip*
  • Sweet Potato Casserole*
  • Macaroni & Cheese*

 *denotes vegetarian recipe

Picnic Pricing:

Adult Weekend $24.50

Child Weekend (4-11) $18.50

Adult Weekday $21.50

Child Weekday (4-11) $16.50

Prices include all food, beverage, ice cream and unlimited use of two miniature golf courses, driving range, batting cages, Cowvin’s Fast Slide , Cowvin’s Kiddie Corral (seasonal), Moovers & Shakers (seasonal), Cowvin’s Corny Maze (seasonal).  All outdoor activities are affected by the weather.

Prices do not include state sales tax. 50 person minimum required.

We can prepare just about any meal you wish. If you don’t see what you like in the selection above, let us know.

No alcoholic beverages are permitted at Young’s Jersey Dairy

Picnic Extras:

  • Clowns/Balloons (2 hours) $250
  • Face Painting (2 hours) $150
  • DJ & Sound System (4 hours) $450
  • Moon Walk (4 hours) $425

Contact us at 937-605-2584 or email at for more information regarding Barnabe’s Walnut Grove.