Autumn seems to approach faster than anticipated every year. But Indianapolis savors the fall season with tons of festivals, events, harvest fun and other things to do in Central Indiana. Looking for something fun to enjoy with your friends or family in September and October? Don’t miss our calendar of local events for 2016 in the Indianapolis area:
Indianapolis Fall Festivals
Indianapolis Apple Orchards
Adrian Orchards - Indianapolis, IN
A third generation apple orchard owned and operated by George J. & Monika Adrian that was established in 1925.Meet the individual that set the Guinness World Record for fastest apple picker.Enjoy fresh unpasteurized apple cider.They also have a pumpkin patch and mini hayrides.Don’t miss the weekend of their harvest festival, when they have inflatables, pony rides, live music and arts & crafts.
Pleasant View Orchard - Fairland, IN
More than 40 acres of apple trees with more than 20 varieties available for picking.Bags are available in sizes from 1/2 peck to 1/2 bushel.They do not allow driving into the orchard – they run a tractor and wagon to help you get there.Pumpkin picking from their 4 acre field starts around the last weekend in September.Concession stand offers apple cider, caramel apples daily.Weekend menu includes homemade apple cobbler, elephant ears, and other food.Country Store sells preserves, butters, fruit spreads, fall decorations and more.Family owned and operated, it was started in the 1960s and is now owned by the Kemper family.
Stuckey Farm - Sheridan, IN
A 40 acre farm with 25 acres of apples. Pick from 27 apple varieties from their 4,000 trees after enjoying a free wagon ride.Watch them make apple cider (they have one of the largest cider mills in the state of Indiana) or browse the Country Market for local produce, honey, jellies and gifts.They also have 15 acres of pumpkins for you to choose from.They also have a corn maze and apple cannons.Their kids fun land is called Adventure Acres, with a tube slide, pedal cars and tractor ride in painted barrels.The parent/child combo pass is $8. New for 2014 will be gem mining and zombie paintball.The farm, which opened in 1969, is owned and operated by the Pierce family.
Indianapolis Pumpkin Patches
Anderson Orchard - Mooresville, IN
Pick your own apples and pumpkins. The 150 acre orchard is owned by Paul and Carolyn Anderson, and their family, since it opened in 1969. Their address is 369 East Greencastle Road, Mooresville, IN 46158. It is about 21 miles southwest of Indianapolis. A 150 acre orchard in Morgan County started by Paul and Carolyn Anderson in 1969.Pick your own apples including Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Jonathan, and many other varieties. Pick as few or as many apples as you would like with different size bags available.Pumpkin picking starts the last weekend in September.Cider and a variety of other fresh produce may be purchased.
Beasley’s Orchard - Danville, IN
Apple picking starts Labor Day weekend. Corn maze starts the middle of September. Pumpkin picking late September. Activities include their corn maze, hay rides, pumpkin patch, and apple orchard. Lots of apples, cider, a bakery and market. They are open weekends in October. Their address is 2304 East Main Street, Danville, IN. It is about 17 miles west of Indianapolis.
Chandler’s Farm - Fillmore, IN
Try their horse drawn hay rides, apples, and you pick pumpkins in the fall. Their address is 2849 S CR 825 E, Fillmore, Indiana 46128. It is about 38 miles west of Indianapolis.
Indianapolis Haunted Houses
Dark Armies Necropolis - Indianapolis, IN
Dark Armies starts their Halloween season in early October. There are two separate haunted attractions at Dark Armies with separate entrances and ticket prices. Necropolis is the City of Perpetual Darkness. It is a 30,000 square feet haunt featuring Necropolis Haunted House, Zombie Inn Hotel, and Dark Terrors about power draining accidents. This haunt has been open for 20 years. Dark Armies is an entertainment facility built around paintball and laser tag. Hunt the zombies for an hour. Facility is open every day and night 24 hours in October. It is not effected by Necropolis. This attraction is for the both the experienced paintball player and for those who want to try it out. It is lots of fun. Price include the use of all the equipment you will need to play. Suggested you call in advance so they can give you a best time to play with other players. The Necropolis Haunted house is open every Friday and Saturday night in October plus another 6 nights during the month.
Edge of Insanity - Kokomo, IN
Edge of Insanity at Weitle’s Asylum is open Saturday and Sunday. Weitle’s Asylum haunted house is about tortured souls of the deranged doctor. What horrors were committed in the name of science? Tickets are $12. Edge of Insanity runs from 8 pm to 11 pm. Open every Saturday and Sunday nights in October. Come celebrate their 12th year of fright.
Evil on Erie - Lafayette, IN
Evil on Erie has over 15,000 square feet of terror located in Lafayette. One giant haunted house with nightly frights for your fun. Open Friday and Saturday nights in October.