Hendricks County truly shines in autumn. Just a short drive from Indianapolis, Terre Haute, and other nearby cities, this family friendly destination offers everything from pumpkin patches to corn mazes for kids of all ages. If you’re lucky enough to live in Hendricks County, you’ll find no shortage of fun and activities to explore this season.
Hogan Farms, Brownsburg
Recently featured in 30 Perfect Pumpkin Patches in Indiana You Need to Know About, Hogan Farms offers an abundance of fall fun! You can pick your own pumpkins or purchase pre-picked pumpkins. Stop in on a weekend to take a hay ride ($5) and check out the brand new petting zoo featuring ewes, bunnies, ponies, and more on Saturdays and Sundays in October. This year’s corn maze is themed around the upcoming presidential election and is open Tuesdays-Sundays; admission is $8 per person. Hogan Farms is open Tuesday-Sunday from September 24th to October 30th.
Beasley’s Orchard, Danville
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” by meandering your way through the Peanuts themed corn maze at Beasley’s Orchard this fall. The corn maze is open on weekends from September 10th to October 30th. Admission is $7 per person. Youngsters will love climbing Hay Mountain and trying new activities at the Barnyard Bonanza, featuring a giant jumping pillow, spider web rope climber, and more. You can take a hay ride to the 15 acre you pick pumpkin patch, taste award winning fresh pressed apple cider, shop at the Barn Market, enjoy a hand-dipped caramel apple, and much more. For even more fall fun, check out the Heartland Apple Festival on October 1st, 2nd, 8th, or 9th for live entertainment, good food, and more.
Fall Harvest Days, Avon
Held from 6-10 p.m. on October 10th, 17th, and 24th, Fall Harvest Days at Nehemiah Ranch is a family event featuring hot dogs, s’mores, popcorn, hayrides, and live Christian music. Children under 12 can select free pumpkins from the pumpkin patch.
Turtle Corn Maze, North Salem
McCloud Nature Park’s prairie has become a large corn maze featuring a turtle. Expect a hike of just over half a mile–that is, if you don’t get lost along the way! Free admission, open dawn to dusk September 3rd-October 31st, 2016.
What are your favorite fall activities in Hendricks County?