The best part about a good pumpkin patch is all the variety – they come in all shapes, sizes and even colors! Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder.
Well, the same could be said for the places in Hendricks County, Indiana, where you can find pumpkins including in the towns of Avon, Brownsburg and Danville.
I have highlighted four such places below. Some can get crowded; others don't. Some have a ton of other activities to make memories on the property; while others simply serve as an affordable place to pick up a pumpkin with no special frills.
Whatever you are looking for this fall, you can truly find it here. Let's get to the list:
A premier Hendricks County destination, Beasley's Orchard in Danville, attracts visitors from all over Central Indiana. This 165-acre farm allows visitors to hand pick their own pumpkins and apples from September through the end of October.
If you're not interested in trekking through the pumpkin patch, pre-picked pumpkins are available at the barn market, priced from $1 to $15 based on size.
They also offer a number of other activities and events throughout the fall season such as apple cannons, a corn maze, hayrides and much more.
Hogan Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
Located at 8900 E. County Road 1000 North in Brownsburg, Hogan Farms offers some of the finest pumpkins around. Priced between $2 and $20 depending on size, they have already picked some for you that will be ready for the taking when you arrive. You can also enjoy the fun of going into their field and picking your own perfect pumpkin.
Hogan Farms goes beyond pumpkins with a Halloween-themed corn maze. Adventurers will navigate through a witch, bat, gravestone, jack-o-lantern and ghost between the start and finish.
Two other Hogan Farm traditions include their hayrides and market.
For a pumpkin-picking experience with fewer crowds, explore Nehemiah Ranch, open only during the first three Saturdays in October from 6-9 p.m. (October 7, 14, 21). Their Fall Harvest Days event combines hayrides, a firepit, live music, photo opportunities and their pumpkin patch experience for kids ages 12 and under.
Situated at 1420 N. County Road 600 East in Avon, Nehemiah Ranch is a faith-based non-profit. Admission to their fall events is free, but a $5 donation per person is suggested,
The Back Forty
Hidden away in the back of the family farm, The Back Forty shares a long drive with Oinking Acres Farm Rescue & Sanctuary in Brownsburg. It's open every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
There is a wide variety of pumpkins to choose from including 2 sizes of carvers, stacking pumpkins, large yellow pumpkins, bumpy pumpkins, princess pumpkins, pie pumpkins and even mini pumpkins. Prices range from $1-$10 or $20 for the stacked pumpkins.
If you're looking for other fall decors, this little shop also offers Indian corn, hanging mums, fall perennials, three sizes of straw and different types of gourds along with homemade goods. Grab a cold drink or ice cream from their shop while you search for the perfect pumpkin.