Open weekends from Sept. 25-Oct. 31 at 1611 N Meridian Rd, Greenfield, IN 46140
Lark Ranch has multiple Indiana locations, with a number of exciting fall attractions right here on the Greenfield farm. The ranch is open starting at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 25-Oct. 31, and tickets for guests 3 and older can be purchased online or at the gate. Your ticket includes entry to more than 10 attractions, with the corn cannon, pony rides and gem mining available for an additional cost. Tickets cost $12 per person in September and $15 per person in October, with discounts for groups, veterans and military guests. Parking is always free!
Traditional fall attractions at Lark Ranch include the pumpkin patch, an 8-acre corn maze, a giant haystack to climb on, a farm animal petting zoo and a 30-minute hayride. What makes Lark Ranch special are all of the extra attractions you can add to your fall experience. Take a bounce on the 80-foot jumping pillow or Air Extreme ride, or go for a spin in the Orbitron NASA simulator, Wizzer ride or pumpkin swings.
Lark Ranch has both a traditional sandbox and a unique “corn box” for kids to play in. The custom-made Lark Ranch train has a relaxing one-mile track for all ages, and the children’s barrel ride is sure to delight. And if your kid loves to slide, check out the life-size birdhouses, burlap sack slides or 90-foot Slide Mountain. No matter what your family loves to do in the fall, you’re likely to find it at Lark Ranch!
Open Monday-Saturday at 5717 N 300 W, Greenfield, IN 46140
Tuttle Orchards is a flower and produce farm with a store and cafe open year-round. This fall, the Tractor Town kids area ($6/child) opened on Aug. 26 and the corn maze ($6/person) opened on Sept. 1. Apple picking will open the weekend of Sept. 10 while supplies last, although apples are always available in the Farm Store. Tractor hayrides ($6/person) will open on Sept. 13 for weekday rides only, and the pumpkin patch (pay per pumpkin) will be available starting Sept. 24. You can save on activities by purchasing a combo pass for $12 to enjoy all activities that are open that day, or you can purchase a season pass for $25.
In addition to picking apples or pumpkins, families will enjoy Tuttle Orchards’ Tractor Town Adventure Farm country-themed play area. Perfect for preschool and elementary-aged children, this fully enclosed area includes a combine, sand diggers, straw and willow mazes, peddle tractors and cars, a tire mountain and a barn with slide. Note that children must be accompanied by an adult, though adults have free admission.
At Tuttle Orchards, there is plenty to do … and plenty to eat. The Farm Store features apples, cider, local produce and groceries as well as gourmet gifts. You can stop into the Cafe & Sweet Shop to enjoy donuts, caramel apples, apple cider slushies or a weekday lunch. And on Saturdays, you can enjoy a special grill menu, with cider-cooked bratwurst, locally-sourced hot dogs, pulled pork and roasted corn. Eat your way through the season at Tuttle Orchards this fall!
Piney Acres Farm
Open daily from Sept. 25-Oct. 31 at 1115 E 1000 N Fortville, IN 46040
Piney Acres is a 73-acre Christmas tree farm that is also open for fall activities and attractions. Their fall season begins on Sept. 25, with Saturday hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday-Friday hours from noon to 8 p.m. General admission is $12 for children aged 3-13, $5 for walking to 2 years, and $6 for guests 13+ (with no fee for those only purchasing pumpkins).
Piney Acres will also be hosting a Family Movie Night on the Farm coming up on Sept. 17 with a double feature of “Charlie Brown’s Great Pumpkin” and “Hocus Pocus.” This special kick-off to the fall season is $9 for guests aged 3 and up, and includes unlimited play on open attractions and free popcorn at intermission.
Activities at Piney Acres Farm include their patch with pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn, as well as hayrides, a corn maze for all ages, farm store, barnyard animal encounters and a kid’s zone with inflatables, pumpkin bowling, playgrounds, kid’s corn maze, gem mine, and much more. Although they’ve been known for their Piney Acres Scream Farm in the past, the 2021 season will not have any haunted attractions. However, their full kitchen with delicious fall treats will be open every weekend, with concessions available on weekdays. And when fall is over, you can head back to Piney Acres for your Christmas tree starting Nov. 20!
Photo credit: Piney Acres