Family Activities

Waterman’s Family Farm


The Fall Festival at Waterman’s Farmily Farm is the perfect way to celebrate the whimsical spirit and natural beauty of autumn in Indianapolis. Pony rides, a corn maze, pumpkin patches and hayrides all await you at one of their two locations. Season passes are available for $15 and are valid at both Waterman’s  Family Farm locations.  Both locations offer space for private birthday parties and educational field trips, but reservations are required. Go to the website to print off a $1 off admission coupons good at both locations.

Hamilton County Parks Trick or Treat Trail


This Halloween-inspired, family-friendly area includes a hay ride, campfire with s’mores, crafts, several spooky shelters, a wildlife educator featuring owls, and more! Children will trick-or- treat their way through this fun event!

For more information please contact:

Amanda Smith 317-774-2500

Indianapolis ZooBoo


This Halloween season, see how similar “wild things” can be at ZooBoo, presented by Central Indiana Honda Dealers.

You will find the real animals, and the cute ones dressed in layers, more active in cooler weather. Elephants love pumpkins as much as elegant princesses love to pumpkin bowl. And, it’s hard to resist tasty treats you can really sink your teeth into!

Join the fun from 2:00PM to 7:00PM Fridays through Sundays, starting October 11th. Find discount tickets at Marsh Supermarkets and Indiana Members Credit Unions.

Plan your ZooBoo trip to bring your “wild thing” to see ours at

Kelsay Farms


Make it a family outing to Kelsay Farms for a special fall experience on the farm. Enjoy a 6 acre corn maze, hayrides, the Moo Choo express, kids activities every weekday and free face painting every weekend. Kelsay Farms also has delicious dairy snacks featuring chocolate milkshakes, grilled cheese sandwiches and 1/3 lb juicy cheeseburgers. Spend fall break on the farm with extended hours and special events. Kelsay farms is open weekends through Oct. 27 and open during the week for fall break from Oct. 14-Oct. 25. Group events and school field trips by reservation only.



“Time Warp…50 Years of Fear” The Children’s Museum Guild Haunted House


Visit the IPL Light’s On experience at The Children’s Museum Haunted House. It is recommended for visitors who scare easily and offers friendly music, characters with no costumes, makeup or masks and all lights on! ($7). Hours are Wednesdays-Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Wednesdays Oct. 16 and 23 3:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays 11 a.m.-5 p.m.   House is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Conner Prairie Headless Horseman

When: Oct. 11-13, 17-20 and 24-27.   13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers    317-776-6000

Conner Prairie Apple Store

When: Sept. 1-Oct. 31 , 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers   317-776-6000

Adrian Orchard (pumpkins, apples, cider)

When: Oct. 1-31 , 500 W. Epler Avenue, Indianapolis   317-784-7783

Anderson Orchard (hayride, apples and pumpkins)

When: Oct. 1-31,  369 E. Greencastle Road, Mooresville, 317-831-4181

Beasley Orchard (hayrides, haunted corn maze, pumpkins)

When: Oct. 1-31,  2304 E. Main Street, Danville, 317-745-4876

Covered Bridge Festival

When: Oct. 11-20,  Parke County Indiana, 765-569-5226

Day of the Dead Festival

When: Sept. 28-Oct. 31,  Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington Street, downtown Indy, 317-232-1637

Fishers Renaissance Faire

When: Oct. 5 & 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,  Saxony Development, 13000 block of Olio Road, Fishers, $12 adults, $5 ages 5-12 and Free ages 4 and under

Franklin Fall Festival

When: Oct. 4 5:30-9 p.m., Oct. 5 9 a.m.-10 p.m.,  downtown Franklin, Free

Lawrence United Methodist Church (pumpkin patch and pony rides)

When: Oct. 1-31, 5200 N. Shadeland Ave., Indianapolis   317-770-1331

Piney Acres Farm (pumpkin patch)

When: Oct. 1-31,  1115 E. 1000 N., Fortville, Indiana   317-326-1700

S&H Campground (pumpkin patch and zombie laser tag)

When: Oct. 1-31, 2573 W. County Road 100 North, Greenfield   317-326-3208

Slightly Haunted Puppet Theatre

When: Sept. 28-Oct. 27,  Melchior Marionette Theatre, Nashville, Ind.   317-535-4853

Spencer Farms Pumpkin Patch

When: Oct. 1-31,  7177 E. 161st Street, Noblesville   317-776-1560

Stoneycreek Farms Pumpkin Patch and Store

When: Oct. 1-31, 11366 St. Road 38,  Noblesville   317-773-3344

Tuttle Orchards (apples and pumpkins)

When: Oct. 1-31, 5717 N. 100 W., Greenfield   317-326-2278