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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Fall Festival Overview
Oct01

Fall Festival Overview

The Johnny Appleseed Festival serves as a good kick-off for fall and its festivities. With pumpkins, apples and various other harvests and its subsequent products (like pies!), there really isn’t anything to dislike about the season… Except the knowledge that winter is coming…But, here are some upcoming events we can all look forward to. Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival, Oct. 3-4, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Saturday’s event has a tractor parade, cow milking, butter making and a farmer’s market. Live animals, oat and wheat thrashing, food and concessions, hay rides, and many other things are featured on both days. The farm is located at 817 W Dupont Rd. Wild Zoo Halloween, Oct. 17-19, 23-26, 31, noon-5 p.m.: The event offers adventure, family fun, and tasty treats that are just right for the little ones. Admission + trick or treating is $9 for all ages. For more information, visit the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo website. Pumpkin Zone, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Botanical Conservatory: A variety of pumpkin-related questions will be subjects of various experiments like: Do pumpkins float? and how many seeds do they have? Games will be set up (like pumpkin putt-putt) and kids can color their own pumpkin to take home. Regular conservatory admission applies, but covers the cost of the event. Camp Red Cedar Fall Festival, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: The second annual festival includes hay rides, pumpkin decorating, a costume contest, seasonal shopping, pony rides and more. Admission is free to the public with some of the activities serving as fundraisers. Visit Camp Red Cedar’s website for more information. The Camp is located at 3900 Hursh Road. Fort Wayne Halloween Pet Parade, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Franke Park Pavilion 1: Pet owners are invited to dress up themselves and their pets for the Franke Park event. There will be a contest for best dressed. An entry fee of $20 includes judging, a chance to win a prize, food and a custom color framed picture. For registration information call 260-432-5031 or visit the Pet Parade website. Fright Night, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. – midnight, Downtown: The biggest and best Halloween-themed day of them all!  The Embassy, Conservatory, History Center, Science Central, Library, Community Center, Museum of Art, Parkview Field…and pretty much everywhere downtown will have activities for the family. For a complete rundown of activities, visit the Fright Night website. If you know of any other festivals, please tell us in the...

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