Pumpkin Patches – Great Fall Fun!

    Most Northwest Indiana Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes usually open by mid September, some earlier! Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands. Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from. To really make it fun for  your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn maze, spook houses, or hayrides. There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the  more elaborate mazes tend to charge more.) Usually Hayrides are free.
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                              FALL U-PICK & PUMPKIN PATCHES:
  LAKE COUNTY, INDIANA
      Johnson’s Farm, Gate Fees Charged: Weekdays $3; Gate Fee u-pick on weekends:$8 ; PLUS $3 for up-pick. Fee includes Corn Maze, Train Maze, Goat Farm, Jump Pad, Games, Inflatable Games, Pie Eating Contest, Face Painting, Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin Express, Pumpkin Bounce House. Hot Apple Cider available for purchase, 8960 East Ridge Road, Hobart, 962-1383.
    Kregel’s Pumpkin Patch, Gate fees for the Barnyard Activities: Fri – Sun: $10 Children & $8 Adults;  Mon-Thur: $8 Children & $6 Adults. Corn Maze, Market, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Hayrides to Pumpkin Patch, Barrel Train, Peddle Cars, Pumpkin Sling Shot (weekends only), and more, 7705 W. 159th Ave., Lowell, IN 690-1503. 
    Merrillville Farms, U-Pick and We-Pick blueberries (July-September). Selection of vegetables including Ambrosia sweet corn, tomatoes (slicers and cherry), sweet & hot peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, zucchini, watermelons, cabbage, egg plant, musk melons, cantaloupe, 6716 Colorado St., Hobart, 947-0223.
    Hidden Creek Pumpkin Farm,  CLOSED IN 2020 Enjoy the ambiance of a small hometown pumpkin patch. Enjoy our Kiddie hay rides, Kiddie corn maze, Mums, & Raw Honey! 7211 W. 87th Ave., Crown Point, 225-1922. www.hcpumpkins.com
     Scheeringa Farms, Offers pre-picked pumpkins, gourds, mums, petting zoo, $2 pumpkin bounce house, $2 hayrides starting Sept 29- Halloween, Fridays 3pm-5pm, Saturdays 11am-4pm, call for groups. 9436 Cline Ave pumpkin bounce house, and group tours.  9436 Cline Ave., Highland, 838-6369.
    County Line Orchard, Admission is $1, Up Pick is Max of $12 – 17 U-pick apples and pumpkins; Bee House $1; Corn Maze: $7; Barrel trains ($2), Petting Zoo, Straw maze & Hay rack $5; Open end of August every day from 9am-6pm. Campfire $150; Also available: Baked Goods, Jams, Gifts, Honey, 1 mile south of U.S. 6 on County Line Rd, Hobart, 947-4477.
     Elzinga Farms,
Open daily Sept. 14 – Oct. 31, Mon – Sat 8:30am-6pm, Wed til 7pm. Enjoy a $4 hayride through the haunted forest or their Corn maze ($4)  Pumpkin Painting: $6; Stop in the pumpkin patch and pick out the perfect one.Try out the family friendly haunted house and kidzone closed in 2020. Purchase Corn stalks, Indian Corn, Mums, Specialty Pumpkins, Apples, and Cider. 1587 Joliet St, www.elzingafarms.com 865-1181.  
     Harvest Tyme Pumpkin Patch Open Sept 22Oct 25th on Fri/Sat/Sun from 10-6pm, Online Fee: $18.95 Gate Fee: $21.95. OR Enjoy duck races, corn maze, Petting Zoo, pumpkin patch, playland, hay rides for $10.95 (Gate Fee).  Offers pumpkins u-pick or pre-picked, gourds, mums, haystacks, fresh made apple-cinnamon & pumpkin-spice donuts, kettle corn. 17904 Grant St (N of State RD 2 on Rt 55, next to Butcher Block)  Lowell, IN 46356. Phone: ONLY OPEN ON WEEKENDS! 219-440-2386.  

FALL U-PICK & PUMPKIN PATCHES:
PORTER COUNTY, INDIANA

      WRF Nursery and Gardens, mums, corn stalks, pumpkins, corn maze, Indian corn, straw bales, specialty Indian corn, gourds, Fall Fest on Oct 7th & 8th, 255 E. 150 S, Valparaiso, Indiana 219-462-8733, www.wrfnursery.com.
    
FALL U-PICK & PUMPKIN PATCHES:
LAPORTE COUNTY, INDIANA

     Burek Farm, sweet corn, peppers, zucchini, fall cauliflower, pumpkins, Indian Corn, Fall mums, 0381 E. 400 S. LaPoret, Indiana,  219-393-6508.
   Coulters’ Farm Produce,  Westville, Indiana. Located on U.S. 421 one half mile south of Westville.  South of the toll road and 94. E-Open daily from 8 am to 6 pm. 219-785-2406.
   Fischer’s Pumpkin Patch, Hay Rides, Sweet Corn, Pumpkins, Corn Maze, Gourds, Indian Corn, Aug – Oct., 2400 N. Fail Rd., LaPorte, located on facebook, 362-8661. www.fischerfarmguesthouse.com
   Garwood Orchards, . U-Pick is A minimum purchase of $20. Apples are $30/half bushel or $8/half peck. Pumpkins are 6/$40 or 2/$15. Pumpkin Pies are 6/$10 or 2/$5. Apples, raspberries & pumpkins (Sat., & Sun only,) pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, horse-drawn hay rides, wagon rides, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), pre-picked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, birthday parties,  On-site farmer’s market open daily 8am-7:30 pm, 5911 W. 50 S.,LaPorte, 362-4385. www.appleupick.com
      Merrie Acres – pumpkins for sale in the shop or farm stand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, Fall festival, cow train rides, corn maze, haunted corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, pig races, tractor-pulled hay rides, Bounce house, gift shop, restrooms, Bouncy castle, birthday parties, school tours. 2900 S US 35, LaPorte, IN 46350. Phone: 219-369-6088. Email: Info@merrieacres.com.
     Pavolka Fruit Farms, pears, apples, pumpkins, 1776 N. Wozniak Rd., Michigan City, 874-6056. www.pavolkafruitfarm.com
     Radke’s Orchard, apples, honey, cider, popcorn, pumpkins and gourds, 8999 W. 200 N, Michigan City, 872-3140. www.radkeorchards.com
    Todd’s Pumpkin Patch, Opening Sept. 18th, 2020Field is Opening October 3rd, 2020, 9am – 7pm,  pumpkins, small pumpkin patch with down home feel. Great selection of carving/ unique pumpkins with gourds and squash. 4646 N. Cougar Rd., New Carlisle, IN see them on Facebook. 574-654-3714.
   Yellow River Farms: Come on over to Yellow River Farms for all kinds of Fall fun! We have FREE Hay Rides, PLUS FREE: Straw maze, Tube slide, Pumpkin cannon, Corn maze and more! Delicious Apples, Apple Cider, Lots of Pumpkins, gourds, and so much more. EVERY ATTRACTION IS FREE. So come on by, we’re located on highway 8 half of a mile west from State Road 23. ALL RIDES ARE FREE! 8435 E. State Road 8, Knox, Indiana (547-772-2581 www.yellowriverfarms.com
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Hayrides in Northwest Indiana
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Indiana,Chesterton IndianaPortage Indiana and Kous Indiana.
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