What is Fall without visiting a pumpkin patch?! 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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Cambridge City, Indiana
I’ve knows Dougherty’s for having the best homemade apple cider doughnuts and treats, but they have a lot more than just doughnuts to offer (although you should definitely try one). They began in 1883, making them the oldest operating orchard in Indiana! Their pick-your-own pumpkin patch is open and you can pick out a pumpkin for just $5! Additionally, they have a petting farm, winery, Fall photo booth, apple picking, and occasional live music.
The nitty-gritty: Free admission to the orchard. Petting zoo: $4/adults $2/children. U-Pick pumpkins: $5
New Castle, Indiana
Jacob’s Family Orchard is known for its huge children’s play area and sunflower field! They also have a pumpkin patch, it is not you-pick but pre-picked pumpkins are available for purchase. They offer wagon rides and yummy goodies like homemade doughnuts (25 years in the making!), sandwiches, ice cream treats, and shakes. I’ll personally be grabbing on of their coffee donut shakes!
The nitty-gritty: No admission fee. Combo admission passes are $6 for access to the play area, sunflower trail, and hayride. Individually these are $2-4 a person. Seasonal passes for individuals and families are available. Pumpkins are $0.30/pound.
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 3 & under get in free) includes a small pumpkin, hayride, and unlimited passes to our corn maze! No admission to visit the farm stand.
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.
There’s a lot to do at Russell Farm! Activities include a pumpkin patch, corn mazes, a petting zoo, snack shack, and shopping in the country store. 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.
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 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. $5 admission, ages 2 and under are free. Pumpkins are $3-$20.
Spangler Farms offers pre-picked pumpkins from their pumpkin patch and other fall goodies at their market. For a limited time, during the summer, they also have a sunflower field. In their market, you’ll find 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 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, Upick Apples, Tractor Town Kid’s Area, Corn Maze, Cafe, Farm Store, Wagon Rides, Observation Bee Hive, and Farm Animal Viewing. 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!
The nitty-gritty: For the 2020 season, reservations are required to visit on Saturdays (can be made through the website). No general admission or parking fees. Tractor town: $5/child & adults are free. Corn Maze: $5/per person. Pumpkins: $8. Pie pumpkins: $3.50. Cash, check and major credit cards accepted. No pets allowed.