Fall is one of my favorite times of the year!!! With the cooler weather, you can enjoy bonfires, changing of the leaves, hayrides, hiking in our State parks, pumpkin patches, apple picking, haunted houses and of course football!!! What could be better?
Here are some of the great places to explore:
Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie – Your family’s favorite fall festivity is back for the 26th year with even more spooky scares! Huddle close on a haunted hayride keeping your eyes open for skeletons and ghosts trying to warn you about the infamous Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. Its frightfully-fun entertainment for the entire family!
Tuttle Orchards – Tuttle Orchards is central Indiana’s favorite farm destination featuring quality apples, pumpkins, plants, and local food. Our year round farm store offers apples & cider and lots of local produce, meat, and other products. There’s something for your family every season at Tuttle Orchards. Spring brings apple blossoms, Indiana strawberries and lots of flowers in the greenhouses. Summer brings homegrown Indiana tomatoes, sweet corn and other vegetables, fall activities include apple picking, pumpkin patch, corn maze, kid’s play area, and much more. Many visit in the winter months for homegrown Poinsettias, frozen fruit pies, persimmon pulp, or to ship apples to their family and friends.
- a farm tour hayride to the pumpkin patch where you may select from acres of pumpkins
- a walk through our two cornfield mazes–the first involves some decision-making as to whether to go forward or backward, right or left; the second involves the same type of decision-making and is longer and more complicated.
- enjoying Tyranny, our pumpkin-eating ty”rascal”asaurus who roars as she chomps on pumpkins and chunks splat to the ground
- farm animals to visit
- straw mountain for the big kids to climb on and straw hill for the smaller kids
- tricycle trail with really nifty pedal vehicles to ride (for 10 years old and younger)
- live entertainment on Saturdays and Sundays including a clown and bands (see music schedule below)
- Again this year is Bouncy Barnstorm, 7 huge inflatables to crawl through, climb up, slide down and bounce up & down. It makes a fun time for everybody!
Parke County Covered Bridge Festivals – Escape the rush of the cities; come relax where the pace is a bit slower, where everyone treats you as a neighbor, and nature greets you at every corner.
Explore Parke County, IN with its scenic back roads, 31 covered bridges, and expansive Amish country. Relive America’s past through the county’s many restored historic buildings and communities. Events available year-round.
Stoneycreek Farm – Fall is a very special season at Stonycreek Farm, situated on 50 acres of rolling farmland and woods in Noblesville. This year will mark the 36th Annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival, which will be held Sept. 27-Oct. 31, 7 days a week from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visitors can take a hayride through the woods to pick their own pumpkins, shop for fall and Christmas decorations in the gift shop, and join in the following activities:
- Haunted House: $2.00
- Fantastic Kiddiepillar: A giant, inflated caterpillar; $1.00
- Hayride to the Pumpkin Patch: $1.00, children 2 and under free
- Straw Pile, Farm Animals, and Playground: Free fun
Additional, weekend-only activities include:
- Candle Making: $1.00
- Cob Cannon or High Striker: $1.00 (3 tries)
- Gourd Sling Shot: $2.00 (3 tries)
- Pumpkin Train: For children under age 10; $2.00
- Extended (30-minute) Hayrides: Scheduled for 12 p.m., 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.; $5.00
- Entertainers: Balloon lady, face painter/tattoos, caricaturist, blacksmith
- Pony Rides
Hanna Haunted Acres – Is one of Indianapolis’ most feared haunted houses. It has fears, frights, screams and terrors which most people cannot even believe could exist! This haunted house is wretched from the minds of madmen and maniacs who are focused on only one thing….scaring the living daylights out of you!
Do you think you have enough guts to go through this house of horror? We shall see. This haunted house is so scary that people from around the country have came to experience this nightmare turned reality.
|Millions of midwest families visit Brown County State Park each year. They camp, hike, swim, fish, ride horseback, picnic and enjoy the natural beauty of the park located in the rolling hills of southern Indiana, just one hour south of Indianapolis and twenty minutes from the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington (one of the top rated retirement cities in the United States). In 2008 a 12,000 square foot indoor aquatic center was added to the lodge which includes a water slide and whirlpool.|
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