8 East Central Indiana Pumpkin Patches, Orchards & Corn Mazes

East Central Indiana Pumpkin Patches, Orchards & Corn Mazes

Updated 9/23/2021

What is Fall without visiting a pumpkin patch or corn maze?! Boring, that’s what it is. For those of you looking for an east-central Indiana pumpkin patch, I’ve got eight of them for you! These pumpkin patches are all located throughout east-central Indiana, such as east Noblesville, Fortville, Daleville, Yorktown, Cambridge City, and Pendleton. They are also within a short driving distance of Muncie, Indianapolis, Marion, and Ohio.

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Dougherty Orchard

Dougherty Orchard

Cambridge City, Indiana

Dougherty Orchard began in 1883, making them the oldest operating orchard in Indiana! What really sets them apart is their impressive petting farm, which allows you to get up close with the animals, and pond stocks with koi and ducks. Additionally, they have a winery, Fall photo booth, apple picking, and occasional live music.

The nitty-gritty: Free admission to the orchard. Petting zoo: $5/adults $3/children. U-Pick pumpkins: $5

Jacob’s Family Orchard

Jacob’s Family Orchard

New Castle, Indiana

Jacob’s Family Orchard is known for its huge farm-themed children’s play area and apple cinnamon donuts. They also have an apple orchard, sunflower field, and pumpkins are available for purchase. They offer wagon rides and yummy goodies like their donuts, sandwiches, ice cream treats, and slushies. Visitors are treated to a free sample donut, but be warned – you’ll leave with a dozen or two!

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The nitty-gritty: No admission fee. Combo admission passes are $6 for access to the play area, sunflower trail, and wagon ride. Individually these are $2-4 a person. Affordable seasonal passes for individuals and families are available. Pumpkins are $0.30/pound.

Landess Farm

Daleville, Indiana

Jump on their hay wagon for a ride out to the pumpkin patch! While at Landess Farms, you can pick out your own pumpkins, navigate through their 10-acre corn maze, and visit their farm stand. They were featured as one of Indiana’s Top 30 Pumpkin Patches in the state!

The nitty-gritty: $8/person admission (kids 2 & under get in free) includes a small pumpkin, hayride, and unlimited passes to our corn maze! No admission to visit the farm stand.

Pinery Acres Farm

Piney Acres Farm

Fortville, Indiana

This 73-acre rural farm in Hancock County offers lots of family fun! In the Fall they offer a pumpkin patch, hayrides, corn mazes (including a kid’s maze), an apple canyon, Fall decor for purchase, and a scream park for Halloween. They always have a Kids Zone available with over 20 activities, their Farm Store, and a Snack Bar. Last year we spent 3 hours just checking out the Fall activities!

The nitty-gritty: General admission is $12 for ages 3 and up, $5 for ages walking-2 years, and infants are free. General admission includes access to all activities except the Haunted Attractions (al la carte pricing is available as well, but the general admission is worth it!). Seasonal family passes are available as well.

Russell Farms Pumpkin Patch

Photo from Russell Farm’s Facebook page

Noblesville, Indiana

There’s a lot to do at Russell Farm! Activities include a pumpkin patch, mini-golf, corn mazes, a petting zoo, a snack shack, pedal cars, play areas, and more. Hayrides are available for a ride out to the pumpkin patch and afterward, you can check out the corn maze and petting zoo. The snack shack has treats like apple cider, burgers, hot dogs, pumpkin treats, and caramel apples. Activities included in the admission are numerous: 2 corn mazes, mini-golf, petting zoo, hayrides, rope maze, bounce houses, slides, pedal tractors, merry-go-round, and more.

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The nitty-gritty: No admission for visiting the store or purchasing items. Admission for unlimited activities: $10/pp on weekdays, $12/pp on weekends, ages 2 & under are free. $8 for Veterans, active military members (for an individual with ID only), and ages 65+. Pumpkins not included in admission price (average carving pumpkins range $5-10).

Smith Family Farms

Photo from Smith Family Farm’s Facebook page

Pendleton, Indiana

Smith Family Farms has a pumpkin patch waiting for you! Along with their pumpkin patch, they’ve got a corn maze, hayrides, and a petting zoo. Lots of fun for a low admission price (only $5!). The kids can even take a pony ride for only $2.00! Food and drinks are available, such as burgers, hot nachos, and caramel apples.

The nitty-gritty: Open in October every Saturday + Sunday of October from 11 am-5 pm. $6 admission, ages 2 and under are free. Pumpkins are $3-$20.They have live music on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3 pm.

Spangler Farms

Photo from Spangler Farms’ Facebook page

Yorktown, Indiana

Spangler Farms offers pre-picked pumpkins and wagon rides to their pumpkin patch for you-pick pumpkins. Other fall goodies are available for purchase at their market, like locally grown veggies, fruit, pumpkins, mums, straw, and fall decorations.

The nitty-gritty: No admission and open 7 days a week through Halloween.

Tuttle Orchard 

Greenfield, Indiana

Tuttle Orchard is a family-friendly orchard and farm located in east-central Indiana. They have been around for more than 90 years! Activities include Pumpkin Patch, Sunflower Trail, U-pick Apples, Tractor Town Kid’s Area, Corn Maze, Cafe, Farm Store, and Wagon Rides. The Farm Store is open year-round and sells over 200 locally raised or produced products. Fall decor items include pumpkins, straw bales, corn stalks, squash, gourds, and mums. Enjoy a hand-dipped caramel apple, and apple cider slushie while you’re here!

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The nitty-gritty: No general admission or parking fees. Tractor town: $6/child & adults are free. Corn Maze: $6/per person. Hayrides: $6/per person.  Cash, check and major credit cards accepted. No pets allowed.

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  • Reply Pamela Dittmer McKuen October 3, 2020 at 1:28 pm

    What fun to meander a pumpkin patch to find the “right” one. It’s good to see that families can enjoy the tradition even during a pandemic.

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