It seems the second the weather drops below 70 degrees, fall is in full effect with pumpkin spice everything and caramel apples. The quintessential autumn activity is spending a crisp fall afternoon at a pumpkin patch, picking the perfect one to adorn your porch.
Here are four pumpkin patches in Hamilton County, Indiana where you can get your fall fix with friends and family.
Sept. 23, 24 and 30 // 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Every Saturday and Sunday in October // 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Oct. 6, 13, and 20 // 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
The Russell Family has owned and operated the land in Noblesville for more than 50 years, and as part of their annual fall festival make it their mission to educate guests about agriculture and farm life. At Russell Farms, you can find hayrides, two scavenger hunt corn mazes, miniature golf, a farm animal petting zoo and a play area for the kids.
Monday-Saturday // 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday // 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
If you want to pick the perfect pumpkin without all the hubbub of activities like other attractions, head to Spencer Farm in Noblesville. There are hayrides out to the pumpkin patch on the weekends, but other than that, the experience is up to you. Dig your own mum or pick red raspberries and seedless grapes. In the store, find pre-picked pumpkins and mums, corn, gourds and sweet treats like fudge.
Sept. 30-Oct. 31 // 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Stonycreek is perhaps the longest running pumpkin operation in Hamilton County – nearly half a century. Beyond the traditional hayride to the pumpkin patch, Stonycreek has tons of fun for the kids, including farm animals, a zip line on the weekends, candle making, a corn cob cannon, gourd slingshot and the classic pumpkin train.
Monday-Thursday // 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday-Saturday // 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday // 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
At Stuckey Farm, you can get your pumpkin and apple fix at once. Stroll through the 4,000 trees to pick from 27 varieties of apples, and grab the perfect pumpkin in the 15 acre patch. Inside the Country Market, watch cider pressed in front of your eyes and grab in-season Indiana produce, honey, jams and more. Don’t leave without a box of donuts, either.