Newly updated for 2017!
What is fall without a trip to one of the local pumpkin patches, complete with an apple orchard and corn maze? NOTHING! That’s what! Luckily, northeast Indiana has plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the fall weather, pick pumpkins and apples, and get lost in corn mazes.
1. Kuehnert Dairy Farm Fall Festival – 6532 Cook Road, Fort Wayne
Saturday, September 16 – Sunday, October 22
Fridays: 6pm – 10pm
Saturdays: 10am – 10pm
Sundays: Noon – 5pm
This 6th generation family farm has opened for its fourth annual fall festival. The farm features a 5-acre corn maze, straw mountain, corn pit play area, cornhole, pumpkin checkers, hayrides, pumpkin painting, bonfire with hot dogs and s’mores, and much more! Admission is $8 per person and children 2 years old and under are FREE. Season passes are $15 per person. There is $1 off admission of Service or Military Personnel, Veterans, and Boy/Girl Scouts.
2. Amazing Fall Fun – 3150 County Road 43, Waterloo
Friday, September 15 – Sunday, October 29
Fridays: 6pm – 10pm
Saturdays: Noon – 10pm
Sundays: 2pm – 6pm
This year, the farm has one of the largest corn mazes in the area. There is also a pumpkin patch featuring 75 different kinds of pumpkins and gourds. Other activities include: hayrides, corn box, cornhole, hay mountain, tether ball, wheelbarrow racing, pumpkin checkers and tic-tac-toe and more. You won’t want to wait! Tickets can be purchased online here. Admission is $9 for teens and adults, $7 for children age 4 to 12, and children age 3 and under are admitted free.
3. Cedar Creek Produce – 11709 Clay Street, Leo-Cedarville
Open seven days a week!
Cedar Creek has a variety of produce year-round but since fall is in full-swing, they have pumpkins, gourds and plenty of corn.
4. Fall Harvest Festival at Salomon Farm Park – 817 W. Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne
Friday, September 22 – 10am – 3pm
Saturday, September 23 – 10am – 5pm
Experience the family farm at this two-day festival in Fort Wayne’s Salomon Farm Park!
There will be live animals, oat and wheat threshing, concessions, wagon rides, and antique tractors and farm equipment for the whole family to enjoy.
5. Ridenour Acres – 2935 E 20 N., Angola
Saturday, September 16 – Sunday, October 30
Monday to Friday: By Appointment Only
Friday (only in October): 5pm – 9pm
Saturday: 12 – 6pm
Sunday: 12 – 6pm
This farm includes a corn maze, pumpkin patch, and other activities for the whole family! New for 2017 is the Trick or Treat Trail. Admission is $7 per person ($1 off for groups of 15 or more) and children 3 and under are admitted free.
6. “Fall Family Fun” at Hilger Family Farm – 5534 Butt Road, Fort Wayne
September 23 to the end of October
You-pick pumpkins, hand-dipped caramel apples, popcorn and hot (or cold) cider are just a few highlights of this family farm.
7. Steele Farms – 5525 W 300 N, Decatur, IN
Saturday, September 30th – Sunday, October 29th
Fridays 4:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturdays 11:00 am-9:00 pm
Sundays 2:00 pm-7:00 pm
The 2017 Corn Maze at Steele Farms is dedicated to the United States Military where visitors can answer military-related questions. Children can ride the barrel train and climb the straw mountain. Parents can browse through a market filled with fall items. There are also pumpkins!
8. 1st Annual Fall Festival at Scheumann Farm and Petting Zoo – 23386 Kammeyer Rd., Woodburn, IN
Saturdays and Sundays – Noon to 7:00 pm
Opens October 7 and runs each weekend through the end of October
New festival alert! Scheumann Farm will have the Petting Farm where you can pet, feed and brush all their friendly animals. They will also have the pony rides, bounce house, 18 ft tall inflatable slide, hay ride to pumpkins, straw maze, children’s activities, food, farmers market, gift shop and more! Ticket prices are TBD.
9. Advanced Tree Technology – 12818 Edgerton Road, New Haven
Monday – Friday 9:30-7:00
Saturday and Sunday 9:30-5:00
Select apple varieties are available now and the you-pick pumpkin patch opens on September 28!
10. Cook’s Orchard and Farm Market – 8724 Huguenard Road, Fort Wayne
Sunday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
The bins are full of gourds, mini-pumpkins, and Jack-O-Lanterns, and the shelves are stocked with seasonal jams and jellies! Pick your own off the trees or buy them already picked in the store.
11. Moose Lake Craft Village – 11330 E. 500 S, LaOtto
Saturday, October 21 at 10am – 4pm
Come take in fall by enjoying the aroma of wood burning offered at the Moose Lake Fall Festival and Pumpkin Carving Day at The Village. Watch the talented chainsaw carvers demonstrate their talent, listen to live music, and see the Soarin’ Hawks Birds of Prey demonstration. Children can do special activities or visit with Johnny Appleseed. Local artisans will also display their items.
12. Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – 1100 South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne
Tuesday, October 11 – Sunday, October 30
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Thursdays: 10am – 8pm
Sundays: Noon – 4pm
The Punkin’ Path at the Botanical Conservatory will be decorated with pumpkins, gourds, bales of straw – and gnomes! – to provide fun photo memories. This exhibit is included in Conservatory admission and open during public hours. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 3-17, and children age 2 and under are admitted free.
Saturday, October 21 at 10am – 3pm
Families can explore the gardens for fall crafts, activities and games at the Pumpkin Zone. Come test your observation skills with a Gnome Search, discovering whether pumpkins float or sink, nibble on pumpkin seeds and decorate your own mini pumpkin! Friends from the Allen County Farm Bureau will help us learn about pumpkins and how they grow. The Conservatory is proud to offer Pumpkin Zone as a part of the Downtown Improvement District’s Fright Night festivities.
Originally published for the 2014 season – updated for 2017 season by Living Fort Wayne staff.