It’s fall, which means you might be looking for family fall fun on the farm (say that five times fast!).
Fortunately, there are plenty of great options in central Indiana for picking pumpkins and exploring a corn maze. Here are some great ways to enjoy fall without going too far:
Pumpkin patches, corn mazes and more in the Indianapolis area
Waterman’s Family Farm: Southeastern Indianapolis Farm, at 7010 E. Raymond St. It is a local option that offers many fall activities for families and nights out alike. The farm also has a second location in Greenwood, priced at 1,100 IN-37.
The Fall Festival is running from September 24 to Halloween. Both Indianapolis and Greenwood locations will have hay rides and other fall activities. Hours of operation and additional offerings may vary depending on the location of the Waterman Farm you are visiting.
More information and hours are available online: watermansfamilyfarm.com
Stuckey Farm Orchard & Cider Mill: Stuckey Farm, located at 19975 Hamilton Boone Road in Sheridan, has both apple and pumpkin to include two distinct flavors of fall.
There are apple orchards as well as pumpkin patches—both worthy of pies, and a rustic store full of fall produce to rival Trader Joe’s.
October 8 and 9 for Pumpkin Week at Stuckey Farm. Buy event tickets here: farmmarketapp.com/stuckey/public/tickets
Spencer farm: Spencer Farm, located at 7177 E. 161st St. In Noblesville, ready to fall!
The spot you choose has gourds, red berries, and ripe grapes to pick. There are also free hair shows on Saturdays and Sundays until 5:30pm
For more information and hours, go to spencerberryfarm.com.
Russell Farms: This farm is located at 12290 E. 191st St. In Noblesville with tons of fall activities.
There’s a pumpkin patch, as well as 5- and 10-acre scavenger hunt mazes. A country store that sells everything from butter apples to fudge is cherry – or apple – on top of a fall picnic in the country.
There is also a petting zoo. More information about admission and hours available online: russell-farms.com.
Hogan Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze: No corn but nothing cliched about spending an autumn day in Brownsburg at Hogan Farms.
The 2022 theme of the Corn Labyrinth is The Wizard of Oz, because truly “there is no place like home”. Corn maze rides and treks are $5, although kids under 36 inches can explore and ride for free.
Pumpkin prices vary. See hours and more online at brownsburgcornmaze.com.
The farm’s address is 8900 East County Road 1000 North in Brownsburg.
Scary and free haunted houses
Children’s Museum Guild The Haunted House’s annual “Game Night Fright” offers options for both fear seekers and people simply looking to get into the (a little) frightening spirit.
For toddlers who want to cuddle up on Halloween but are too young to have a real scary night, there are Luminous Hours, which contain all the scary vibes without the freaks.
Bright opening hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, although the gallery is open from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; From noon to 5 pm on Sundays.
The “scary hours,” with lights out and scary music, are 4-9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
General admission to the museum is not required. Tickets are $9 for non-members and $8 for members. Tickets are available online: childrensmuseum.org/exhibits/haunted-house.
Conner Prairie Also containing a haunted attraction, the fearsome headless knight’s hair runs through the grounds of the Living History Museum. Part of the Headless Knights Festival, the experience runs Thursday through Sunday from October 6-30.
In addition to the scary poetry fun, the festival will include a train ride for younger attendees, as well as a haunted corn maze, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
Headless Knights Festival tickets are available online: connerprairie.org.
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