FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - After working closely with the Allen County Health Department, Sarah Kuehnert says she's happy that her family finally gets to open their doors to the public.
"We are so thankful," said Kuehnert.
The 8th annual Kuehnert Dairy Fall Festival took a backseat to COVID-19 after a week's delay because of the staff preparing the 13-acre land for a consecutive 6-weekend crowd.
“We were just a little delayed with COVID and trying to get prepared to make sure we could have the safest environment that we could for our guests,” said Kuehnert.
The family-owned dairy boasts fourth, fifth and sixth generations still working on the dairy to this day, with the family having milked cows in Fort Wayne for 124 years.
Family friend David Pranger says seeing the packed parking lot on a Sunday afternoon showed commitment to locally produced items and the Kuehnert's festival being a fall time favorite.
“It’s one thing for us to look up items online to see and it’s another for us to physically be able to go see some of the equipment, the animals, and the process from end to end," said Pranger.
The festival offers visitors a hayride where they can tour the perimeter of the dairy and learn the family's history.
The festival will continue through Oct. 25 every Friday from 6 pm to 10 pm, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.