Turning grief into a celebration of life
Our family has overcome significant losses throughout our family history. Many of these losses have occurred at young ages. Our owner, Sarah Larsen, and her four siblings experienced the death of their mother as young children. Just two generations before, their grandfather and his siblings experienced the death of their mother when they were children. Sarah was seven when her mother died; her grandfather Johnson was eight when his mother died.
Although the grief process is an ongoing journey, Onward Acres reflects how purpose and joy can emerge out of loss and sorrow. It is something Sarah is creating to honor and celebrate her ancestors and the legacy they left.
This year, in taking the search for finding hope amid grief a step further, Onward Acres has partnered with the Lost & Found Grief Center in Springfield, Missouri, an organization with a mission and vision of help, hope, and healing for local families and children who have experienced the death of a loved one.
The color blue is significant in the Lost and Found logo and to grief awareness. With that symbolism in mind, Onward Acres donated Blue Doll pumpkins grown at Onward Acres to the center for grieving families and children to enjoy and decorate this fall season. We hope that this gift will be a small glimmer of hope to those — especially the children — that the Lost & Found Grief Center serves.
Learn More About Activities on The Farm
"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.
Enjoy the farm atmosphere while bouncing up-and-down on a huge 48x33 jumping pillow! Tons of fun for kids and adults!
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!
Take a break from all the fun at our picnic tables area to enjoy some of the goodies from our concession stand.
Enjoy a friendly game or two of corn hole at one of the two stations at the farm!
Enjoy the view of the farm from the top of our hay pyramid!
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!
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.
We are located 25 minutes west of Springfield.
4176 Hwy M
Miller, MO 65707
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