Pumpkin Spice is back! It’s everywhere. Like, literally everywhere. The temperatures will be dropping soon and everyone will be bundling up in their favorite sweatshirts, watching football and drinking pumpkin spice lattes. It’s also the perfect time of year to plan a visit to your favorite pumpkin patch, pick some pumpkins and take some family pictures. Here are 3 family fun-filled pumpkin destinations throughout Hamilton County. Just hop in the car and head out.
For more than 50 years the Russell Family has owned and operated Russell Farms in Noblesville. They have a an annual fall festival every year where their mission is 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.
Admission charge on weekends is $12 each, ages 3-20 and $10 each, ages 21 and older. Children two years and younger are free. Veterans and active military members get in free with proper ID. Admission includes unlimited activities. Pumpkins are an additional charge.
Spencer Farm is for the you pick enthusiast. They have a large collection of fruits you can pick from strawberries, grapes, pumpkins, blueberries, red and black raspberries and you-dig mums. It’s a farm you can take the family to all summer and fall and come home with locally grown fruit to enjoy. Spencer Farm is for the family that wants a hayride out to pick pumpkins and a quieter environment. Perfect for capturing a few family photos out in the pumpkin patch while making some fun family memories.
But there’s more than pumpkins in the fall, you can also purchase Christmas trees and wreaths. And don’t forget to visit the gift store to check out the offering jams, jellies, dips and honey, fudge, ice cream, and pies.
Stuckey Farm Orchard and Cider Mill
You can find apples at pumpkins at Stuckey Farm Orchard and Cider Mill in Sheridan. With over 4,000 trees to pick from boasting 27 varieties of apples you may have to bring a few helpers to carry home all those apples. There is a 15-acre pumpkin patch you can wander through until you find the perfect pumpkin or pumpkins. Remember to clean out the car before you come, you’re going to need all the spare room to bring home your treasures.
There is also a Country Market, where you can watch cider pressed from fresh apples. While you’re there you can grab in-season Indiana produce, honey, jams and more. Don’t leave without a box or two of those yummy donuts!
Admission is $12.50 per person and children under the age of two are free. Parking is free. Admission includes unlimited wagon rides, and access to Adventure Acres, the corn maze and popular Pig Races. Apple canons are $5 for 10 shots.