Fall has arrived in Indianapolis, and while you’re enjoying the cool, crisp air, everywhere you look you see flashes of brilliant colors. It’s a festive season full of pumpkins, cornstalks and corn mazes, fresh apples, and, of course, a ghost or goblin or two. Cities across the nation celebrate fall with a variety of activities, and Indianapolis is no exception.
Don’t Miss Out on these Fall Activities in Indianapolis
Make the most of the fall season by enjoying these fall activities in Indianapolis:
Indianapolis Apple Orchards
- Adrian Orchards: The closest orchard to the heart of downtown, Adrian Orchards has been a staple in Indianapolis since 1925. Stop by and pick up some fresh cider, browse local crafts and take a mini hayride.
- Tuttle Orchards: Located in Greenville, you can pick your own apples, cut your own sunflowers, and pick your own pumpkins right from the patch!
- Waterman’s Farm Market: Since 1978, Waterman’s Farm in Marion County has allowed customers to pick their own produce to ensure they’re getting only the very freshest products at the best prices. They also provide live entertainment throughout the fall to make your shopping that much more enjoyable.
Indianapolis Fall Festivals
- Stony Creek Farm’s Annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival: Running September 30 through the end of October, this year Stony Creek Farm celebrates their 45th annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival. Plenty of activities are offered both weekdays and weekends, including hayrides, zip lines, candle-making, pedal cars, and so much more.
- Fall Foliage Festival: Head to Martinsville October 12 through 15 for the Fall Foliage Festival, featuring delicious seasonal foods, singing contests, live entertainment and a parade, just to name a few.
- Covered Bridge Festival: Indiana’s largest fall festival always starts on the second Friday in October, and this year runs through the 22nd. It’s held on the courthouse lawn in Rockville, and is full of crafts, local vendors, entertainment, and of course, covered bridge tours along both the north and southwest routes.
Indianapolis Foliage Tours
- Spring Mill State Park: Take in all the beauty of the fall season by touring Spring Mill Park in Mitchell. Get transported back in time by visiting the pioneer village while you’re there, or head underground on a guided tour of the Twin Caves.
- Brown County State Park: At 16,000 acres, Indiana’s largest state park, there’s no shortage of beautiful fall foliage to enjoy at Brown County State Park. Hike along trails, enjoy a guided tour on horseback or take a scenic drive to view all the vibrant colors of the season.
- Turkey Run State Park: Turkey Run State Park is beautiful year-round, but even more so in the fall. Walk along breathtaking trails winding through sandstone cliffs and gorges, explore deep ravines and the scenic views along Sugar Creek.