One thing I love about pumpkins is that they come in a variety of sizes, shapes and these days even colors. The 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. I have highlighted five such places below that are both large and small. Some can get crowded; others don't. Some have a ton of other activities to make memories on property; while others simply serve as an affordable place to pick up a pumpkin with no special frills.
So, whatever you are looking for, you can truly find it here. Let's get to the list:
This new fall experience just north of I-74 at the Pittsboro exit has opened for the season with a pumpkin patch, corn maze and fall photo opportunities.
There is no cost to enter or park, and it is on the smaller size though it does offer some of those additiional activities.
The cost of their pumpkins is determined by size but usually ranges between $5 and $15. They also will accept what people can afford to pay because it is important to the Alexanders that every child leaves with a pumpkin.
The farm, 8537 N. County Road 275 East in Pittsboro, is open from 9 a.m. until dusk every day through Halloween.
In stark contrast to Alexander Farms and the next one on our list, Beasley's Orchard, 2304 E. Main St. in Danville, is Hendricks County's largest and most popular fall destination drawing visitors from all over Central Indiana.
They offer a number of activities and events throughout the fall season such as apple cannons, a corn maze and much more that is better detailed by clicking here.
As for pumpkins, they can be purchased outside their barn market or visitors can take a hayride to their pumpkin patch to pick out their own in the field. Prices are based on size and range from $1 to $15.
Bernhardt Pumpkin Patch
Another relatively new, smaller operation in case you want to avoid crowds this season can be found in Brownsburg. The Bernhardt Pumpkin Patch has a ton of pumpkins already picked and ready to be purchased of varying sizes and price points.
Raised, picked, sorted and sold by the Bernhardt children in their yard, this truly is a family operation to provide affordable pumpkins for families each fall. Visitors do not have the option to go into their pumpkin patch. Pumpkins range in price from $1 to $8 and are in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors.
Visitors to the farm, 6515 E. County Road 750 South in Brownsburg, can stop by anytime during daylight hours, leave their money in a box attached to their milk house and take the pumpkin or pumpkins of their choice.
Hogan Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
Hogan Farms, 8900 E. County Road 1000 North, would qualify as the second largest fall attraction in Hendricks County. This Brownsburg attraction offers a petting zoo, corn maze, hayrides, a children's play area and a pumpkin patch.
You can go out into the patch to pick your pumpkin or they also have a wide variety of pumpkins and ghords already picked and displayed under a tent. Their pumpkins come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, including a new yellow pumpkin this year, that range in price from $2 to $20 each.
Only open the first three Saturdays in October from 6-10 p.m., Nehemiah Ranch's Fall Harvest Days combine hayrides, firepit, live music, photo opportunities and their pumpkin patch experience for kids ages 12 and under.
Nehemiah Ranch is a faith-based operation located at 1420 N. County Road 600 East in Avon. For everyone's safety, because of the pandemic they will cap the number of visitors allowed on property.