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’s to experience fall traditions.
Here, guests can take a free wagon ride through the orchard and pick from 27 varieties of apples growing on more than 4,000 trees or visit the 15-acre pumpkin patch. Everything is u-pick, so grab a bag for apples and fill it up. Inside the country market, watch cider pressing and donut making in front of your eyes and purchase in-season produce, honey, jellies, jams, seasonal décor and more gifts. Don’t forget a refreshing apple cider slushie and the popular apple or pumpkin donuts.
Stuckey’s annual Harvest Festival is each Saturday and Sunday running Sept. 16 – Oct. 22, 2018. Admission is $10/person and includes free parking, unlimited wagon rides, an 8-acre corn maze, pig races and access to Adventure Acres, featuring a 60-foot slide, pedal cars, barrel train, kids’ games and more. Kids ages 2 and under are free.
Visit Stuckey’s website to see what’s picking and plan your visit. 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.