If you are Looking for a Gourd Time this Weekend….

Fall weather in central Indiana may be unpredictable, but one thing you can count on is great pumpkin patches! Even if you’ve had your fill of pumpkin picking for the year, you can find much more — from apple cannons to ziplines! Whether you have little kids, big kids, or are just a kid at heart, check out this list with eight of the best farms and orchards in and around Indianapolis. 

Adrian Orchards

500 W Epler Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46217
Entry: Free
Monday-Saturday: 9am-7pm, Sunday: Noon-6pm

Home of the Guinness World Record holder for the fastest apple picker, Adrian Orchards is a fall favorite located on the southside of Indianapolis. It is currently in its 3rd generation of the Adrian family ownership and is the orchard closest to downtown Indy. After picking out your pumpkins, be sure to check out their selection of baked goods and frozen fruit while sipping on some apple cider!

Tuttle Orchards

5717 N 300 W
Greenfield, IN 46140
Entry: Free. Activity prices vary
Monday-Saturday: 9am-6pm

Tuttle’s Orchards is a fourth generation family farm dedicated to bring fresh local food to your family — year round! In the fall, Tuttle’s offers a pumpkin patch, apple picking, a corn maze, and much more! With fun for all ages, you’ll lose track of time but be sure to check out the Tuttle’s Grill featuring apple cider cooked brats and local pulled pork sandwiches!

Stonycreek Farms

11366 State Road 38 East
Noblesville, IN 46060   
Entry: $5 parking fee. Activity prices vary.
Daily: 10am-5pm

Stonycreek Farm in Noblesville is celebrating its 45th Annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival this year. You’ll want to save your energy for this farm because in addition to hayrides through the pumpkin patch, you’ll find a zipline, a jumping pillow, pedal cars, and a “haunted” straw maze! If all that activity makes you hungry, you’re in luck. The food barn has corn dogs, hot dogs, sweets, and more!

Piney Acres Farm

1115 E 1000 N
Fortville, IN 46040
Entry: Free. Activity prices vary.
Sunday-Thursday: Noon-6pm, Friday: Noon-10pm, Saturday:10am-10pm

Piney Acres Farm is 73 acres of fall fun! Located in Fortville, IN, it’s more than just pumpkin picking. The Kid’s Zone has wall climbing, a spider climbing net, barnyard animals, and a 1-acre kid’s corn maze. Feeling adventurous? The farm is also home to an 8-acre corn maze. Don’t get lost because you’ll want to check out the family friendly at-dusk haunted hayride!

Hogan Farms

8900 E County Road 1000 N
Brownsburg, IN 46112
Entry: Free. Activity prices vary.
Tuesday-Thursday: 2pm-6pm, Friday-Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Located in Brownsburg, IN, at Hogan Farms, you’ll find fall fun for everyone. Get lost in the corn maze while playing corn maze trivia along the way! You’ll finish the maze right into the pumpkin patch. Be sure to save time for the Masters Petting Zoo where you’ll find ponies, chickens, bunnies, and more — all ready to meet new friends!

Stuckey Farms

19975 Hamilton Boone Rd.
Sheridan, IN 46069
Entry: $10. Activity prices vary.
Monday-Thursday: 9am-6pm, Friday-Saturday: 9am-8pm, Sunday: 1pm-5pm

If the 15-acre pumpkin patch or apple cider donuts aren’t enough to tempt you, there is plenty more at Stuckey Farms in Sheridan, IN. The Country Market is full of in-season Indiana produce, honey, jellies, and apples and cider. Kids and adults alike will love the 8-acre corn maze, 60-foot slide, and Apple Cannons!

Kelsay Farms

6848 N. County Road 250 E
Whiteland, IN 46184
Entry: $10
Friday: 6-10pm, Saturday: Noon-10pm, Sunday: Noon-6pm

Get the complete farm experience at Kelsay Farms! Located in Whiteland, IN, this farm has a milking parlor where you can take a tour to see cows getting milked up close. Fun fact: The cows at Kelsay Farms produce an average of 8 gallons of milk every day! Other activities include a 7-acre corn maze, hayrides, cornhole, and pumpkins.

Anderson Orchard

369 East Greencastle Road
Mooresville, IN 46158
Entry: Free
Daily: 8am-7pm

Anderson Orchard has the unique experience of picking your own produce! Pick your own Indiana red raspberries, blue plums, apples, and chestnuts. After pumpkin picking, enjoy a hayride, hit the concession stand for a caramel apple, and finish up at the Country Store for preserves and other gifts!