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, corn Maze, Train Maze, Goat Farm, Jump Pad, Games, Inflatable Games, Pie Eating Contest, Face Painting, Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin Express, Pumpkin Bounce House, and Hot Apple Cider, 8960 East Ridge Road, Hobart, 962-1383.
    Kregel’s Pumpkin Patch, 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.
     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, Corn Maze, 17 U-pick apples and pumpkins, petting zoo, barrel trains ($2), straw maze or ride a pedal tractors and rack some hay, Pumpkin Eating Dino (weekends only) open end of August every day from 9am-6pm. 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)  Stop in the pumpkin patch and pick out the perfect one.  Visit the corn pit, wiggly bridge and more! 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 22 – Oct 28th on Fri/Sat/Sun from 10-6pm, Enjoy Corn Maze, Petting Zoo, pumpkin patch, playland, free hay rides, fee for carnival rides & pony rides. 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.
   Anderson’s Winery and Vineyards, open year-round, pumpkins and cider in the Fall, baked goods, wine, seasonal items, cheese, and gifts. Various items from the farms like honey and homemade jams. 430 E. U.S. Hwy 6, Valparaiso, Indiana. 464-4936, www.andersonswinery.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. 393-5080.
   Coulters’ Farm Produce,  Westville, Indiana.
   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
      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. Wazniak 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, 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
     William’s Orchards, apples,  jams, peaches, nectarines, cider, jellies, honey, pumpkins, u-pick apples, 9456 N. – 500 East, LaPorte, 778-2839. Visit them On Facebook.

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Lake County: Cedar Lake, Hammond Indiana, East ChicagoSchererville Indiana, Dyer IndianaMerrillville Indiana,Crown Point Indiana, Whiting Indiana, Highland IndianaGary Indiana, Hebron Indiana and Griffith Indiana. I
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