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UPDATED FOR OCTOBER 2022!
Everyone who knows me knows that I love fall. Even people who don’t know me very well can probably figure that out about me. The colors, the flannel, the clothes, the boots – I. AM. ALL. ABOUT. IT!
One of my favorite activities this season is visiting local pumpkin patches and apple orchards – even if I don’t get to do it this year. When you’re busy BEING the fall entertainment, you don’t always get to partake in the season’s fun. But that doesn’t mean I can’t share it with you!
If you live in the Indianapolis region, then you should be able to find plenty of great options no matter what side of town you’re on!
Pick Your Own Apples And Pumpkins In Indianapolis This Fall
Stuckey Farm – Sheridan, IN | Stuckey Farm is a working cider mill and orchard that has more than 30 varieties of apples! Visit on the weekdays or weekends and check their festival calendar for the most up-to-date offerings!
Piney Acres Farm – Fortville, IN | Piney Acres is a farm that features a variety of activities for children and families. Aside from the corn mazes and pumpkin patches, they also have a variety of other attractions for kids. Some of these include a spider climb net, a jump pad, a duck race, an air cannon, a maze, a giant chess board, and a cow barrel train.
Spencer Berry Farm – Noblesville, IN | Spencer Berry Farms is a great place to pick up pumpkins and other related items. Their pumpkin patches are large, and you can take a hayride on weekends. You can also park nearby and enjoy some ice cream or dessert at their store. They also have a winery!
The Apple Store at Conner Prairie – Noblesville, IN | I won’t lie, this is basically my favorite spot at Conner Prairie, and I’m super sad that I won’t be able to get up there this year, but fingers crossed for a change of plans! While it’s not a full-blown orchard, it has a variety of apples and other food items – such as pumpkin donuts, apple butter, and chocolate-dipped apples. If you’re checking out Headless Horseman, PLEASE GO AND HAVE GOODIES FOR ME!
Dull’s Tree Farm & Pumpkin Patch – Thorntown, IN | Ah, head out to the community where I grew up! Dull’s Tree farm has plenty of activities for kids and adults to enjoy! This family-friendly spot also has a giant slide, a corn maze, and apple cider slushies. It’s a great place to spend a day with family and/or friends!
Russell Farms Pumpkin Patch – Noblesville, IN | The land of Russell Farms has been used for various operations over the years. These include a dairy farm, a pig farm, and a miniature horse farm. In 2002, the family started a pumpkin patch. The popularity of the farm has increased, prompting the Russells to expand their offerings each year. Through their years of experience, they have shared their knowledge about agriculture with other families and groups.
Smith Family Farms – Pendleton, IN | Go visit Smith Family Farms this October! They have a playground for the little ones in your group, not to mention PLENTY of other activities, too! Go for the petting zoo, pony rides, corn maze, and plenty of food!
Waterman’s Family Farm – Indianapolis, IN | Waterman’s Family Farm is just a short drive from the center of downtown Indianapolis. They have a variety of activities for the whole family, such as hayrides, pumpkin bowling, and a straw mountain. Visit their market, too, to shop their selections of jams, sauces, salsas, kinds of butter, and more.
Adrian Orchards – Indianapolis, IN | Adrian’s has recently been purchased by new owners and is currently going through some changes, but they are open on the weekends! Check their Facebook page for the most up-to-date activities at Adrian Orchards!
Pleasant View Orchard – Fairland, IN | This family-owned and operated orchard started in the 1930s. The Kemper family now owns 40 acres of land. They have over 20 varieties of apples that they grow in their orchard. You can pick your own or purchase pre-picked apples. Plus, they offer a variety of other products, such as apple butter, apple cider, and apple cider slushies. The orchard’s concession area is open during the weekends and during the months of August, September, and October. It serves various food, such as apple butter biscuits and hot apple cobbler. Starting in September, they have the pick-your-own pumpkin patch and wagon rides!
Apple Works – Trafalgar, IN | A day at The Apple Works Orchard is a full fall experience! Enjoy apple goodies (obviously), pumpkins, live music, animals, a slide, a market, and more! FYI – Apple Works only offers pick-your-own pumpkins – all apples are pre-picked, washed, and ready to go home with you. Make the drive to Trafalgar!
Kelsay Farms – Whiteland, IN | Take in the autumn air and explore their 7-acre corn maze. Go even further and try it out at night with a flashlight! Kids can bounce on the jump pad, relax on a hayride, climb on the bale mountain, or ride the Moo Choo. They have a wide variety of animals to meet at the farm, including goats, chickens, pigs, ducks, and bees.
Anderson Orchard – Mooresville, IN | Carolyn and Paul Anderson opened Anderson’s Apples in 1969. Their vision was to give customers the opportunity to pick their own apples. Over the years, the orchard has grown to 150 acres and features various fruits and vegetables, such as pears, raspberries, and nuts. The store features a variety of fresh produce, as well as other products such as kinds of butter and preserves. During the autumn, the concession stand is open for various food and drink. Children can enjoy hayrides on weekends and during Fall Break. They also have activities, such as a playground, a straw pile, and an education center.
Tuttle Orchards – Greenfield, IN | Tuttle Orchards has a variety of fall goodies, plus farm-grown fruits and vegetables. Not to mention their farm store sells various types of apple cider slushies and donuts. In addition, they have a lot of activities for the kids in the Tractor Town area.
Lark Ranch – Greenfield, IN | Matt Lark is an attorney in Indianapolis who owns and operates the 600-acre Lark Ranch. Although he practices law in Monument Circle, he spends his weekends running the ranch. Lark Ranch is full of fun fall activities and there’s something for everyone. Join them for pumpkins, a corn maze, ziplines, swings, animals, gem mining, slides, and so much more!
Jacob’s Family Orchard – New Castle, IN | Jacob’s Family Orchard is located in New Castle, Indiana. They have a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as activities for the kids. It’s not a u-pick orchard, but they are dog friendly if you’d like to bring the four-legged friends along!
Hogan Farms – Brownsburg, IN | Hogan Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is a great place to pick your own pumpkins and get lost in the stalks. You’ll find everything you need to get started on all things fall – like a petting zoo, hayrides, and a pumpkin chess board. In October, they host a farmers market and food trucks on weekends.
Beasley’s Orchard – Danville, IN | Beasley’s Orchard is a must-visit for anyone who is looking to experience some fall activities in the Indy area. They offer a variety of food and drink – hello, apple cider donuts, and slushies! It’s recommended to purchase your tickets in advance, especially if you’re planning to go on the weekends!
TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS: Which one of these central Indiana spots is your favorite? Where are you getting your fall fix this year?