Fall Things to Do in Hendricks County, Indiana

Get out and enjoy the beautiful autumn weather in Central Indiana. Just west of of Indianapolis, Hendricks County is the perfect place to enjoy your favorite fall activities. From pumpkin patches to hayrides to horseback riding, you are sure to find something the whole family will love. 

The fall season offers you a chance to get lost in one of our corn mazes at Beasley's Orchard or Hogan's Farm, explore the beautiful changing leaves at McCloud Nature Park, or make your way through a haunted house at Haunted Hargrave Hall.

Discover more fall break getawaysfestivals and other Fall Road Trip Ideas highlighting the top things to do here this season.

Top Fall Activities

1. Beasley's Orchard

Beasley's Orchard in Danville, IN

Features include a pumpkin patch, corn maze and annual Heartland Apple Festival in the fall. 

Corn Maze at Beasley's Orchard

Enjoy the outdoors while experiencing a classic Fall tradition with the whole family.

Horse Back Riding at Natural Valley Ranch

In addition to horseback rides, visitors can see and interact with farm animals, go hiking, fishing or even stay in a 3,100-square-foot country cottage with a wrap-around porch that can sleep 12-16 people.

Hogans Farm in Hendricks County

Hogan Farms Pumpkin patch & Corn Maze in Brownsburg, IN gives community members a place to come together and celebrate the fall with a hayride, corn maze, U-pick pumpkin patch, and a Petting Zoo.

Hendricks County Parks and Trails

You’ll love taking in the beautiful colors of fall on a nature trail in one of our fabulous parks.

Landing Page Copy of Avon Haunted Bridge

This bridge is a fascinating landmark in Hendricks County with lots of legend and history surrounding it. Click here to learn the Legend of the Avon Haunted Bridge.

Hendricks County Museum and Jail

Previously the jail and sheriff’s residence, this beautiful two-story brick structure is the only surviving example of the Second Empire style of architecture in the county.

Montrose Farms Alpaca Ranch in Hendricks County

Enjoy a private, guided tour of this small family farm where the owners are focused on best management practices including humane animal husbandry and eco-friendly, sustainable living for their herd of alpacas.

Top Fall Events

Heartland Apple Festival festivities

Make sure to reserve the first two weekends in October for this fall family favorite at Beasley's Orchard in Danville. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, a massive corn maze, children's activities, apple cannons and plenty of vendor booths, shopping and even live entertainment make this an event you can't miss.

Dog Daze at the Maze - Costume Contest

Another October favorite for your four-legged friend, Beasley's Orchard sets this weekend aside for the dogs. This event features local animal shelters with dogs available for adoption, a pet costume contest, talent contest, and much more. And Beasley's donates 50% of the event's proceeds to local animal shelters.

Doctor Who fans at Doctoberfest at Who North America

This late October event celebrates all things Doctor Who. Who North America in Camby hosts this annual event that includes cosplay competitions, vendors, music and guest appearances.

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