Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Fall Farm Fun – Living Fort Wayne
Sep13

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Fall Farm Fun – Living Fort Wayne

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....

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Sep22

LFW Weekly Fun File

Fall is here. Excuse the excessive amount of fall-themed activities in this fun file. We can’t get enough fall family fun! Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Look no further! LFW compiles a list of ongoings and events that we’re excited about every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 1. Samaritan Live Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m. You can ask the crew members questions from the comfort of your own home! Join Parkview for this Facebook Live event! 2. Fall Harvest Festival  Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate the history of the American farm! This is a great event for all ages, and it’s free! 3. Curiosity Day! Saturday, September 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Celebrate Curious George turning 75! Face painting, crafts, snacks and stories will make for a great Saturday for your kiddo! 4. Diaper Dash 5K Run/Walk Saturday, September 24th from 7:30 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. It’s an inaugural event for Healthier Moms and Babies! Read more about it in this Living Fort Wayne article. 5. Art House Theater Day – Cinema Center Saturday, September 24 at 10 a.m. Celebrate the independent theatre. Almost all screenings (there are a couple exceptions) will be presented at member pricing. There will be giveaways, drink specials, and more! 6. Hop On Saturday, September 24 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Take a tour of some of Fort Wayne’s best breweries! Transportation is provided with the ticket price! You can see more details in Living Fort Wayne’s recent article. 7. Harambee Fort Wayne – A Benefit for Come Unity Saturday, September 24 from 7 p.m to 10 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Come Unity‘s clean water, education and sustainability programs in East Africa. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music and more! You can purchase tickets online until Friday, and you can also purchase tickets at the door. 8. LFW Film Series – The Book of Life Saturday, September 24 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. This is the last film of the season! Join us at the Allen County Public Library (downtown) to see “The Book of Life!” 9. Electric Fall Saturday, September 24 at 7 p.m. Oh, Electric Fall. Go, listen to music, drink some drinks, have some fun. 10. Fall Festival Opening Weekend at Kuehnert Dairy...

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LFW Fun File
Nov05

LFW Fun File

Welcome Fun Filers! Please enjoy these top ten events we have chosen for you. Please email info@livingfortwayne.com to see your event on our calendar and weekly Fun File. 1. Breast Diagnostic Center Open House 2. Science Central Turns 20 Party 3. University of Saint Francis’ 125th Anniversary Gala – Art Auction 4. Jesus Christ Superstar 5. Mixology: Shaken, Not Stirred 6. Ladies Night at Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot  7. Ft. Wayne’s Farmers Market 8. Chicks in Bowls 9. A Christmas Story The Musical 10. Dueling Genre Productions Showcase Featuring Premiere of...

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LFW Fun File
Oct22

LFW Fun File

Happy Halloween Fun Filers! For the next 2 Fun Files we present 13 events. Oooooooh (pretend that was a ghost saying that) As always our events are also on our calendar along with many more! Please email us at Info@livingfortwayne.com to share your event on our calendar or our weekly Fun File. 1. Downtown Blueprint Block Party 2. Healthy Cities Healthy Fair 3. Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales 4. Zombie Overnight: Survive The Outbreak 5. The Mersey Beatles 6. Gaslight Playhouse Presents “Night of the Living Dead” 7. Fort Wayne Bombshells present Killer Burlesque 8. Brickworld Fort Wayne LEGO Expo 9. YLNI Winter Farmer’s Market 10. La Chic Vintage Market 11. Costume Skate Meet Up – Chicks in Bowls 12. Masterworks 2 – Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony 13. Social & Marketing...

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LFW’s Top Picks for Fall Activities
Oct20

LFW’s Top Picks for Fall Activities

The team here at Living Fort Wayne considers ourselves a pretty hip bunch. But we will jump right in on the fall-lovin’, pumpkin-spice-latte-drinkin’, sweater-wearin’ bandwagon when the leaves start to change and there’s a bit of a chill in the air. So here are our top picks for all things fall in Fort Wayne. Is there anything we missed? Let us know in the comments! Leslie Snare – Director at Large My vote is for the Amazing Fall Fun corn maze and farm. It is such a great family activity and not too far outside of the city. They have a 12-acre corn maze as well as one of the largest and most unique pumpkin patches in Indiana! Becca Bell – Editorial Contributor I’m not a big autumn fan, but I do enjoy the River City Rat Race, gourmet giant caramel apples from DeBrand’s Fine Chocolates, and kayaking anywhere with colorful foliage. Sarah Pine – Social Media Contributor One of my favorite fall activities is going to Advanced Tree Technology in New Haven! It’s a great place to go with family or friends to pick delicious apples from their rows and rows of beautiful apple trees, pick out some pumpkins and get some apple cider. Lynn Altevogt – Editorial Chair I am really looking forward to checking out the Haunted History: The Darker Side of West Central put on by ARCH. I am not usually one for scary tours, but I am a bit of a history buff. Plus, my boyfriend used to live in the one of the featured “haunted” buildings, so I’m very curious to see what secrets may lie within its walls. The tour will take off from the USF Performing Arts Building (formerly the Scottish Rite) and is only $10. Click the link above for more details. Wendy Englehart – Committee Co-Chair Watch a football game! And I’m not talking about from your couch. As a proud 05’er, I can hear Northside’s marching band, the national anthem and every touchdown cheer on Friday nights. There’s something very “fall” about school pride and cold bleacher seats. My vote this fall is to grab some coffee, or a giant hot dog, and watch some football the old school way. Jade Haag – Calendar and Events Chair I love biking and running at the New Haven Rivergreenway! Fall is the time to get in some exercise and breathe in the crisp, cool air. YLNI’s Winter Farmer’s Market is a nice change of pace from the heavy meals and desserts that come with the fall and wintertime. And last but not least, Fortezza, Old Crown or Firefly are the places to go for...

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