Autumn is coming — which means all the farms, orchards, and pumpkin patches around Indy are opening their gates. Whether you’re looking to pick pumpkins, apples, or kids off the ground after a long day of fun, here are eight spots near Indy to satisfy all of your fall cravings.
🎃 Pumpkin patches
Waterman’s Family Farm | Open daily through Tuesday, Oct. 31 | 9 a.m.-8 p.m. | 7010 E. Raymond St. | $12+ | Beyond the standard hayride and maze offerings, this farm is unique for its variety of games. You can challenge your friends and family to a game of duckpin bowling, a football toss, or a run on the human hamster wheel. And don’t forget to snap a pic with pumpkin-loving dinosaur Tyranny.
Lark Ranch | Dates vary through Sunday, Oct. 29 | Various times | 1611 N. Meridian Rd., Greenfield | $15-$18 | After you’ve picked your pumpkins, you can easily spend a whole day at Lark Ranch, thanks to the surplus of fun activities like gem mining, pony rides, a rock wall, bungee trampolines, and the adult zipline. Rides may vary between the Greenfield and Loogootee locations.
Piney Acres Farm | Dates vary from Saturday, Sept. 23 through Monday, Oct. 30 | Various times | 1115 E. 1000 N., Fortville | $10+ | Families will go corn nuts for this farm, featuring a massive kids zone and an amazing variety of pumpkins and gourds to take home. And after hours, the brave of heart can test their mettle as Piney Acres becomes the Scream Farm.
Kelsay Farms | Dates vary from Tuesday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 29 | Various times | 6848 N. County R. 250 E., Whiteland | $12 | Kelsay Farms claims they “specialize in wearing kiddos out” — and with a seven-acre corn maze, pumpkin patch, jump pad, bale mountain, and petting zoo, we’re inclined to believe them.
🍎 Apple orchards
Beasley’s Orchard | Open daily through Tuesday, Oct. 31 | Various hours | 2304 E. Main St., Danville | $10-$14 | Take the hayride to pick your own apples and pumpkins then head back for the Barnyard Bonanza, corn maze, and apple cannons. Plan ahead: the orchard has fun themed weekends, such as Dog Days at the Maze and Halloweekend.
Stuckey Farm | Dates vary through Sunday, Oct. 29 | Hours vary | 19975 Hamilton Boone Rd., Sheridan | Admission prices vary by weekend | This farm has something new to offer every weekend, from special treats to cider flights to carnival games. What doesn’t vary is the tastiness of all their homemade products available in the farm store.
Tuttle Orchards | Open daily except Sundays through Tuesday, Oct. 31 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. | 5715 N. 300 W., Greenfield | Cost of purchase | After picking your own apples and pumpkins, enjoy watching the resident goats and llamas, wandering through the corn maze, or playing in the Tractor Town Kid’s Area.
Anderson Orchards | Open daily through Tuesday, Oct. 31 | 8 a.m.-sunset | 369 E. Greencastle Rd., Mooresville | Cost of purchase | Climb the oversized straw pile + choose from apple varieties like Mutsu, Scarlet Beauty, and Winesap. On Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1, get some early holiday shopping done with the Craft Fair featuring 80+ local makers.
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Disclaimer: Before heading out to one of these farms, orchards, or pumpkin patches, we recommend contacting them ahead of time just to make sure they are still fully stocked + operating. Some locations may close down operations once the pumpkins are gone or due to inclement weather.