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Trunnell's Farm Market & Family Fun Acre | Utica, KY | (270) 733-2222

Market & Fun Acre
9255 U.S. Highway 431
Utica, Kentucky 42376

Highway 54 Market
4399 Spring Hill Drive
Owensboro, Kentucky 42303
(On Highway 54
next to Lake Forest Dr.)

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Farm Market Hours


Dec 26th - March 31st

Utica Location:
Tuesday - Saturday
11AM - 5PM
Closed Sunday & Monday

Hwy 54 Location:
Monday - Saturday
10AM - 5PM
Closed Sunday


April 3rd - July 1st

Tues - Sat 11AM - 6PM
Sunday 12PM - 5PM

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Gemstone Mining Adventure Tour for Groups and Classes

School Tours: Mining Sluice Adventure Tours

Now booking tours:
SPRING: April 17 - June 29, 2018
FALL: Sept. 10 - Nov. 2, 2018

During our exciting Mining Sluice Adventure Tour, students will make their way to the Mining Sluice, a wooden water tower in which water runs through a series of troughs. Students will take their bag of mining "rough" and pour it into a sluice box. Each student will shift and shake their box, and the water will wash the dirt away slowly revealing their found treasure. After each student discovers their gems or fossils, they will be given an identification card to accurately identify exactly what they found. When the exercise is complete, students will keep their found treasure and the ID card to take home. Choose from our three mining tour options, below:

Choose from our Mining Sluice Adventure Tour Options

Stone and Gem Identification

Gem Mining Tour: A Rock or A Mineral

Students will participate in an interactive outdoor classroom learning and investigating the differences between rocks and minerals and the life cycle of rocks. Students will have a hands-on learning experience at the Mining Sluice, where they will discover and identify various minerals and gemstones.

Fossil Mining Tour: The World of Fossils

Students will engage in an interactive outdoor classroom learning the importance of fossils and investigate the factors needed for fossil formation. Students will have a hands-on learning experience at the Mining Sluice, where they will discover and identify various fossils.

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All Tours Include:

Playtime in the Fun-Acre

The Family Fun-Acre is a block of land next to the market full of educational and entertaining activities. The students can burn off extra energy playing in the Family Fun-Acre. Activities include the Corn Maze, Farm Scene Investigation, Funky Pumpkin Trace, Finger Funnies game, Unlimited Jumping Pillow sessions, Pedal Tractor Track, Lasso Corral, Animal Barnyard, Bouncy Ball Pit, Lil' Pedal Trike Track, Tile Maze, Rope Maze, Corn Hole, Giant Slide, Giant Log Playground, Hay Jump, Straw Maze, Corn Pit Playground, and more. An "Absolutely Fresh" Experience. Some activities are only open seasonally. Please check for availability.

Picnic Areas

Picnic areas are available for your use. School groups are allowed to bring lunches with them. Lunches are also available for purchase. (See Additional Options section.)

Mining Sluice Adventure Tour Fees

Tour Cost: $8.00/person
As an add-on to any other tour: $5.50/person
Children 12 months and under FREE admittance to Fun-Acre (No Free Mining Rough)

Teachers & Paid Staff: Free Admittance*
* One teacher per class. All attending parents and siblings (13 months and older) must pay.

Additional Options


We offer a farm-fresh lunch that includes a ham or turkey sandwich, veggie chips, fruit, and choice of lemonade or apple cider. The farm-fresh lunch must be ordered at the same time your tour reservation is made.

Farm-Fresh Lunch: $4/person

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Mining Sluice Adventure Tour Reservations

The Mining Sluice Adventure Tour is available April 18 - June 30 and Sept 13 - Nov 4. Tours can be scheduled starting at 9AM and typically last 1-1/2 to 2 hours. The picnic area and The Family Fun-Acre will be available immediately following your tour. You will have 30-40 minutes to use these areas before you depart. Don't forget that the Market will be open for your group to browse through.

Book Your Educational Tour Now!

To reserve your spot: Call (270) 733-2222 or email us to make your reservation. When emailing, please include your name, school name or organization name (if applicable), phone number, best time to call, date and time requesting.


Out of respect for other tour groups, and to maintain booking flexibility, cancellations need to be made within two weeks of the visit. If cancellations are not made within this time frame they are severely damaging in that another class is deprived of a trip. Therefore, cancellation less than 2 weeks in advance or "no-shows" will result in a charge of $75.00.

Cancellations need to be person to person--messages left on voice mail are NOT acceptable. In case of rain, Trunnell's will make any cancellation decisions the morning of the trip. Please call that morning if you have any questions. If cancellation is due to weather, the above fee will be waived for all cancellations, and Trunnell's will be happy to assist in rescheduling your tour.

Important Information for Teachers

Before your visit, please review important information that we have compiled to help make your Educational School Tour a success!

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The Latest School Tours Brochure:

2017 Educational School Tours Brochure
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