Welcome to Ohio’s Favorite Fish Farm!
You’ve arrived at Ohio’s largest indoor fish hatchery, a center of aquaculture innovation by a family of pioneers with over 30 years of experience.
Freshwater Farms of Ohio is the largest indoor fish hatchery in the state of Ohio and the home of the Ohio Fish & Shrimp Festival.
We’ve been welcoming visitors to our farm for over 30 years. Exploring our farm is fun for all ages and completely free. While you’re here, visit our Sturgeon Petting Zoo to get up close and personal with rare, endangered fish. Participate in a Trout Feeding Frenzy and watch them splash in excitement as you feed them by hand. We have a large variety of Fish & Critter Displays in the hatchery and at our retail store.
We are the only producer of fresh trout products in Ohio. Visit our retail store to purchase fresh, frozen and smoked trout fillets, trout patties, smoked trout spreads and other Ohio foods. Take home custom-made pottery and garden decor created by local artists.
We offer expert advice on recreational pond and water garden setup and maintenance concepts. Browse our large variety of supplies including stocking fish, fish feed, pond fountains, aerators and much more!
We invite you and your family to tour the largest indoor hatchery in Ohio. Come get up close and personal with rare, endangered fish at our sturgeon petting zoo. Watch the trout jump for joy and splash in excitement as you feed them by hand in the Trout Feeding Frenzy.
Find everything you need to setup and manage your own pond or water garden including advice from the experts, decorative fountains and lighting systems, pond aeration systems, pond pumps, DIY fittings, netting, tubing, filtration components, stocking fish, fish feeds and more.
Take home the freshest fish in Ohio! Get fresh, smoked and frozen trout fillets, seasoned trout patties, our popular smoked trout spreads and other Dr. Dave approved seafood. Our retail store is now open to the public. Curbside service is also available by calling the store at (937) 652-3701 to place an order.
This is a great place for fresh trout as well as smoked. They have other varieties of seafood as well sourced from certified purveyors. We did not take the tour.
The festival used to be Fabulous! But not so much nowadays. The venue was on the 3rd weekend of September until 2019 when pandemonium set in around the planet. Last year it became a separated event venue divided into the last 3 Saturdays of September. Their response to my questioning the change " Weather happens.... easier on our crew!" (David Smith, CEO) So don't expect many (if any) vendors now. Went last year and it wasn't worth the wasted gas to drive out, pay $5/ person admission and No Vendors! The fun and excitement of the festival is not there. Just an opinionated observation. You be the judge.