About Us

About Us

A deep-rooted family farm reimagined for modern family fun

Our Story

Onward Acres is a pre-Civil War historic settlement in Lawrence County located off Old Route 66 between Springfield and Joplin, Missouri. Onward Acres LLC is owned by Sarah Larsen who is a fifth-generation landowner in her family. Her great-great grandfather settled here just after the Civil War.

While Onward Acres has deep roots in southwest Missouri, it is a fresh, new farm experience to the area. Sarah's vision of Onward Acres is a space where families can purchase farm-fresh produce. In the summer, there will be options like sweet corn and watermelon and harvest season will end in a robust pumpkin patch, where interesting varieties of pumpkins can be purchased or picked!

On top of opportunities to get fresh produce, Onward Acres will complete the farm experience with super-fun kids' activities, educational and interactive activities and farm-animal exhibits, and unique photo ops for beautiful farm pictures. It will be a place to celebrate the beauty and bounty of nature and have modern fun at a beautiful, historic family farm.

Check out the news story about Onward Acres in the Springfield News-Leader.


Fun for Everyone


Unique Pumpkin Varieties

Pumpkins! Pumpkins! Blue Doll, Blanco, Dark Knight, Fairy Tale, Indian Doll, along with several varieties of orange jack-o-lanterns and sugar pumpkins.


"Pick your Own Pumpkin" Patch

We have acres of pumpkins on the vine grown on our farm! Kids will love going to pick their own right off the vine in our pumpkin patch.


Jumping Pillow

Enjoy the farm atmosphere while bouncing up-and-down on a huge 48x33 jumping pillow! Tons of fun for kids and adults!


Farm Animals

See our cute, unique farm animals -- J.J. the Baby Doll Sheep, Skylar the Pot-bellied Pig, and our bunnies are waiting to meet you!


Picnic Areas

Take a break from all the fun at our picnic tables area to enjoy some of the goodies from our concession stand.


Corn Hole

Enjoy a friendly game or two of corn hole at one of the two stations at the farm!


Hay Pyramid

Enjoy the view of the farm from the top of our hay pyramid!


Pumpkin Catapult

Watch “pumpkin chunkin’” at Onward Acres! Built by local FFA students as a special project, this is sure to be a fun sight to see!


Hay Maze

Let your little one problem-solve their way through our kid-friendly hay maze!



Both young and old can enjoy this favorite family past time with our barn twist.


Huge Farm Slides

Catch some farm thrills on our huge farm slide, plus there's plenty of room to run and play on the farm.


Family Photo Opportunities

Get your #pumpkinspice fix at one of our picturesque pumpkin photo spots or beautiful farm backdrop.

Find Us

We are located 25 minutes west of Springfield.

4176 Hwy M
Miller, MO 65707

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