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
Oct20

LFW Weekly Fun File

October is here! We’ve got a list of the festive fun happening in our city … stay with us this month as things to do get spookier! 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. October Hot Spot Thursday, October 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It’s that time again! Come out and mingle with fellow professionals while enjoying some great food and drink! 2. Atrium Open House Thursday, October 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. We have been waiting for this! Food and drinks, tours, and speeches from some of the brightest people in our community. Learn about the value the Atrium is providing! 3. Rocky Horror Picture Show Viewing Party Thursday, October 20 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Trivia, Prizes, and the show you can’t skip during Halloween season. 4. The Mersey Beatles This band is awesome. Also, meet John Lennon’s sister! 5. Halloween Pet Parade Saturday, October 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ahhhh! Pets in costumes for a great cause! 6. 17th Annual River City Rat Race Saturday, October 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. There’s a 10K and a 5K, it’s family-friendly, a scenic route, and all proceeds benefit the YMCA.   7. Monster Dash 5k Fun Run/Walk Saturday, October 22 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. I’m not a runner, but this event is so fun! You can walk if you like, costumes are encouraged, and there are prizes! 8. Free Outdoor Movie: Young Frankenstein Saturday, October 22 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. It’s the last free outdoor movie night of the season! Big Apple Pizza, Licensed Bar Services, Time & Space Photo Booths, and more will be there! 9. Pumpkin Patch Party Tuesday, October 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is a great time for the whole family. There’s games, prizes, crafts, entertainment, and lots of candy! Don’t Forget: There are a ton of super awesome fall events happening now! Check out this article, for some of our favorites. It’s also Halloween Season, so you can check out our article Creepin’ It Real for some ideas on some spooky places to visit in the Fort! There are also some...

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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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Show & Tell: Amazing Fall Fun
Oct09

Show & Tell: Amazing Fall Fun

“Mom, try to find us! Look!… MOM!” As Andy continued running the leaf blower, I looked up from my raking to find Aylee and Kennedy’s limbs poking through the giant leaf pile that I had just finished neatly raking up. “Oh, that looks so fun…you girls are so silly…” I made my best attempt at saying it with some conviction, trying not to show my slight irritation. They continued to giggle and toss the leaves in the air until Kennedy darted for the backyard and Aylee ran after her. Thank goodness Harper is not yet old enough to contribute to any leaf pile explosions. I proceeded to the mess of a pile and raked up the leaves (again) that they scattered around while reminding myself that although they had given me more yard work, they were having fun and being good. Ask any parent – that combination is rare; and when it happens, you don’t mess with it. Ever. Fall is definitely my favorite season of the year! I love everything about fall…ok, ok, except raking leaves. Maybe it’s just me, but I think the best outside activities are available in the fall! One of our family’s favorite fall-time activities is going to Amazing Fall Fun, which is nestled in the quaint town of Waterloo. The name itself is a perfect fit. After finishing the leaf blowing and raking, we all piled into the car and made our trek toward Waterloo. We had to make a pit stop in Garrett though, to pick up my sixteen-year-old sister, Maddy (she’s great to have around, especially when we need extra reinforcement while traveling with the kids). Upon arriving at AFF, everyone was antsy to get out of the car and run to the entrance. The kids couldn’t wait to see all the different pumpkins and gourds, while Andy and I just wanted to get out of the car full of bickering children. To our amazement, the bickering and teasing stopped as soon as we paid our admission and entered into the activity area. When passing the corn hole boards to the left, there was an interesting sight to behold: kids were standing inside giant corrugated piping and rolling them across the yard. Immediately, all our kids (Maddy included) ran toward the giant play things and jumped inside. So much for the extra reinforcement from Maddy. This “Barrel Roll” activity was a riot to watch! Kids and adults alike were getting inside and trying to roll the barrels without sliding around or falling down inside. Some were successful but, luckily for my entertainment, many others were not. Regardless, everyone was having fun watching everyone else. Once...

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