Newly updated for 2018!
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.
Johnny Appleseed Festival – 1500 N. Harry Baals Drive, Fort Wayne
Saturday, Sept. 15 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 16 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Did you know the Johnny Appleseed Festival started way back in 1974? When you head out to the festival today you’ll see more than 100 craft booths, numerous food booths, tinsmiths, apple pressers, blacksmiths, trappers, traders and more.
Kuehnert Dairy Farm Fall Festival – 6532 Cook Road, Fort Wayne
Friday, Sept. 14 – Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018
Friday: 6 p.m. -10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: Noon-5 p.m.
This 6th generation family farm has opened for its sixth annual fall festival. The farm features a LEGO-themed corn maze, straw mountain, the corn pit, farm tours, tetherball and more.
Admission is $8 per person. Children 2 years old and under are free. Military members, both active or veteran, are free. There is also $1 off admission of for service personnel and Boy/Girl Scouts. Season passes are $15 per person.
Amazing Fall Fun – 3150 C.R. 43, Waterloo
Friday, Sept. 14 – Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018
Friday: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: Noon – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Amazing Fall Fun features what’s billed as “Indiana’s Largest Corn Maze.” There is also a pumpkin patch featuring a variety of pumpkins and gourds. Other activities include a jumbo jumping pillow, the barrel roll, straw mountain, duck races, the corn box, farmer foosball and much, much more. You won’t want to wait! Tickets are $8 for ages 3 and up with additional pricing options for small and large groups.
Cedar Creek Produce – 11709 Clay St., 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.
Ridenour Acres – 2935 E. 20 N., Angola
Saturday, Sept. 15 – Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018
Friday (only in October): Open 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: Noon – 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 6 p.m.
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.
Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival – 817 Dupont Road, Fort Wayne
Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Don’t let road constructions deter you! Salomon Farm Park is celebrating the American farm once again this year. There will be corn husking and shredding, live animals, threshing, concessions, hay rides, antique farm equipment, cow milking and more.
“Fall Family Fun” at Hilger Family Farm – 5534 Butt Road, Fort Wayne
Saturday, Sept. 29 to Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018
Monday to Saturday – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday – 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
There’s always a ton of “fall family fun” at Hilger Family Farm. Be sure to also checkout their hayrides on Friday evenings and all day on weekends.
Steele Farms – 5525 W. 300 N., Decatur
Saturday, September 29 – Sunday, October 28, 2018
Friday 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sundays 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The theme of this year’s corn maze is “rockin’ the farm.” There will also be activities such as a pumpkin patch, a market, concessions, a play zone and much more.
Fashion Farm Fantasyland – 1680 Lincolnway W., Ligonier
8 a.m. – 7 p.m during the month of October
Visit the Fashion Farm Restaurant’s adjacent Fantasyland where you’ll see a wide variety of pumpkin-based displays.
Advanced Tree Technology – 12818 Edgerton Road, New Haven
Monday – Friday 9:30-7:00
Saturday and Sunday 9:30-5:00
The You Pick apple orchard is now open. See their website for prime picking times and a list of what’s available in their store.
Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sun. 9:30 – 5:00
Cook’s Orchard and Farm Market – 8724 Huguenard Road, Fort Wayne
Sunday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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.
Moose Lake Craft Village – 11330 E. 500 S., Laotto
Saturday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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.
Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory – 1100 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne
Tuesday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 28
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursdays – 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sundays – Noon – 4 p.m.
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, Oct. 20 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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 offers the Pumpkin Zone as a part of the Downtown Improvement District’s Fright Night festivities.
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Originally published for the 2014 season – updated for 2018 season by Living Fort Wayne staff.