Fall in Indiana means it’s time to visit an apple orchard and pumpkin patch to pick what’s in season. In Sheridan, Indiana – just a few minutes from downtown Westfield and Grand Park Sports Campus – is a local favorite that has all the fall fun you’re looking for, ripe for the pickin’.
Stuckey Farm Orchard and Cider Mill is a local working farm operated by Jeff and Shannon Pierce. While it’s only open July through Thanksgiving, thousands of visitors will drive to Stuckey to experience fall traditions.
The 2021 Harvest Festival is each Saturday and Sunday Sept. 11 – Oct. 24. Admission is $14.50 per person and includes free parking, unlimited wagon rides, pig races, a corn maze and access to Adventure Acres, featuring a slide, pedal cars, barrel train, kids’ games and more. Kids ages 2 and under are free.
What to Expect
Guests can take a free wagon ride through the orchard and pick from 20+ varieties of apples growing on more than 4,000 trees or visit the pumpkin patch. Everything is u-pick, so grab a bag for apples or a wagon for pumpkins. Inside the country market, watch the staff press cider and make donuts, and purchase in-season produce like honey, jellies, jams and seasonal décor. Don’t forget a refreshing apple cider slushie to pair with your apple cider donut.
Pro tip: apples are in season beginning of September, and pumpkins are available later in September and early October. Don’t forget to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes to make it an enjoyable visit.