With Halloween fast approaching and our beloved summer months dwindling down, the time is near to curl up with some hot cider, munch on some candy corn and carve plump pumpkins. Even if you prefer not to mess with pumpkin “guts” or don’t care for the brisk autumn air, this time of year is definitely one full of opportunities for family fun. Here are some great places to go if you and your family want to make the most out of this colorful fall!
Beasley’s Orchard and Gardens
Beasley’s has been providing fresh produce and family fun since 1946, making 2016 their 50th anniversary. To celebrate, Beasley’s opened their “It’s A Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” corn maze on September 9 which goes all the way through October 31. This corn maze is only one of the exciting activities the orchard has to offer, so head to beasleys-orchard.com for more information on the great things Beasley’s has to offer.
Just off East County Road in Brownsburg is Hogan Farms. Exclusively open for the fall months, this farm offers pumpkin patches, hayrides, a corn maze and even a petting zoo on the weekends. While the pumpkin patch is open throughout the week, the hayrides and corn maze are only open on certain days. You can visit brownsburgcornmaze.com to check out the dates and times for each event and to discover more of the fun fall festivities that Hogan Farms has to offer.
Anderson Orchard is open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., giving you and your family plenty of time to go out and experience the fun activities they have to offer revolving around fall. With weekend hayrides across the orchard’s 100+ acres and u-pick pumpkins, apples and more, Anderson Orchard offers loads of fun options for the autumn season. Visit andersonorchard.com for more information.
Currently in its third generation of family ownership, Adrian Orchards just so happens to be where the world record was set for the fastest apple picker back in 1980 with 365.5 bushels of apples in eight hours. Aside from this fun fact, the orchard offers fresh apple cider as well as fresh picked apples throughout the fall season. To learn more about Adrian Orchards and what they have to offer, visit adrianorchards.com.
Whether you’re looking for Indiana’s best apples and cider or simply a quiet place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Stuckey Farms is the place for you. Located off Hamilton Boone Road, Stuckey Farms offers Harvest Festivals every weekend until October 23. These festivals offer corn mazes, hayrides and many more family-friendly adventures. For more on the Harvest Festivals and the other activities that Stuckey Farm has to offer, visit stuckeyfarm.com.