Falling for Fun: Exploring East Central Indiana’s Best Fall Activities

October 18, 2023

As the crisp air and vibrant colors of autumn settle in around us, there’s no shortage of festive activities to get you into the fall mood. Whether you’re a fan of apple orchards, corn mazes, or simply soaking up the scenic beauty of the region, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Pumpkin Picking

Jones Family Farm

With over 200 varieties to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect pumpkin to pick at Jones Family Farm. They are open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October. Check out their Facebook for updates and amazing photos of their pumpkins.

Spangler Farms

Spangler Farms is a great place to pick up your fall decorations. Whether you are looking for an extra-large jack-o-lantern, flat pumpkins to stack, gourds, corn stalks, or mums they have you covered.

Spencer Farms Orchard

Celebrating 100 years of family farming in Grant County, Spencer Farms Orchard offers apples, pumpkins, gourds, and more. Follow their Facebook page for updates on their seasonal offerings.

High Point Hills

High Point Hills is a family-owned seasonal pumpkin patch and popcorn farm with an array of exciting fall activities. Visit the farm this fall and pick your own pumpkin, make your way through their new corn maze, interact with farm animals, and play in their barnyard playground.

Corn Mazes

Jay County Fair Corn Maze

For those seeking more corn maze adventures, head over to the Jay County Fair Corn Maze. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for the latest updates and more info about upcoming events.

Landess Farm

In Daleville, Landess Farm is celebrating fall with their 10-acre corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides and delicious baked goods. Their fall festivities run from September 17 to October 29, every day except Saturdays. Sundays are the busiest days, each featuring a unique theme.

McDivitt’s Farm Market & Corn Maze

Located in Connersville, McDivitt’s Farm Market is home to a fantastic corn maze, sunflower field, and market full of seasonal goodies. Their Facebook page is the place to go for updates on hours and special events.

Whitetail Farm & Corn Maze

With a pumpkin jump pad, tire mountain, slingshot, 12-acre corn maze, barrel train, human hamster races, a pumpkin patch, and much more, Whitetail Farm & Corn Maze is an amazing fall adventure waiting to happen. Their new concession stand serves apple donuts, apple cider slushies, iced coffee, popcorn and more.

Farms, Orchards, and Furry Friends

Dougherty Orchards

Located in Cambridge City, Dougherty Orchards has been growing apples for 139 years and creating family memories for generations. Dougherty’s grows 33 varieties of apples, as well as pumpkins, pears, and sunflowers. Their Petting Farm allows you meet a variety of farm animals. The orchard also serves a variety of sweet fall treats including apple dumplings, apple cider, and donuts.

Hainlen Orchard

Hainlen Orchard is another must visit for apple lovers. The orchard sells cider, sweetcorn, jack-o-lantern pumpkins, pie pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, honey, jam, and jelly.  The farm market also carries locally made candles, decorations, and a variety of Hainlen Orchard wares. They even offer an experience where your family can pick and press your own apple cider.

Jacob’s Family Orchard

Jacob’s Family Orchard is a family tradition that you won’t want to miss. Both children and adults will enjoy hayrides, the farm themed play area, a sunflower trail, and picking your own pumpkin from the orchard’s wide selection. The orchard is also well known for their signature apple cinnamon donuts.

Westwind Farm and Fiber

Westwind Farm and Fiber in Yorktown offers many activities perfect for families of all ages. They have a historic barn to tour, a fiber mill, pioneer village, yard games, sensory/hands on play activities, a petting zoo, a playground, yard games, and barrel rides. Admission includes a hayride and a pumpkin to take home. They also serve apple cider donuts, slushies, and apple dumplings at the farm store.

East Central Indiana is bursting with fall excitement, and these destinations are just the tip of the iceberg. So, grab your calendar, plan your adventure, and get ready for a season of fall-filled fun in East Central Indiana.