The leaves are changing, the air is becoming crisp, and we are dreaming of fall days spent at the farm. One of the best things about fall and the change of season is the amazing fall treats you will find around Indianapolis. Freshly made apple cider, donuts, and pumpkin spice lattes are calling your name. You know what tasty treats you are craving, but where can you find them? We’ve done the work for you and assembled the 10 best places around Indy where you can find your favorite fall treats. It’s time to grab your kids or your date and venture forth in search of all the flavors of autumn!
Lark Ranch is open on weekends starting September 24. Saturday hours are 11 am-8 pm, and Sunday hours are 11 am-6 pm, through the end of October. There are also select Fridays and Mondays available during the peak season. They will be serving fair favorites such as funnel cakes, jumbo tenderloins, hot dogs, and popcorn. Additionally, they will be offering classic fall treats such as kettle corn, caramel apples, apple cider slushies, and fresh pie!
Conner Prairie Apple Store
The Apple Store at Conner Prairie is a fall staple, and for good reason! This small, stand-alone apple store is operated during the months of September and October. Apple Cider slushies, gourmet caramel apples, chocolate-covered marshmallows, and kettle corn are just a few of the delicious treats available for purchase. You can also find home décor and other food items such as frozen pies, fresh apples, and soup mixes available for purchase. The Apple Store is open September 14- October 31, Wednesday through Sunday, from 12-5 pm. It is open until 9 pm on Headless Horseman Festival nights!
Waterman’s Family Farm
Waterman’s off Raymond Street is a unique farm, boasting an amazing fall festival with a pumpkin-eating dinosaur! But the dinosaur isn’t the only one eating, so come hungry and ready to enjoy some delicious fall treats. They have amazing freshly made slushies and apple donuts, in addition to other seasonal foods. Don’t forget to check out their farm store. We love the fresh produce and delicious fudge available inside. These fall treats can be found at the Waterman’s Fall Festival every weekend in October.
Tuttle Orchard is known for its apples, and it stays true to its legacy with the best apple cider in Indianapolis! This cider is made and bottled on-site to provide you with a true farm-to-table experience. It doesn’t get much better than that. In addition, the orchard offers an amazing café full of yummy fall treats. You will find cider slushies, caramel apples, and freshly made in-house apple cider cake donuts. Come hungry and leave dreaming about the smell of fresh apple donuts. Tuttles is closed on Sundays but otherwise is open daily from 9 am-7 pm.
Stuckey Farm is known for classic fall treats such as apple donuts and refreshing apple cider. New this year, they are serving up The Cider Smash. This over-the-top beverage is everything you didn’t know you needed in an autumn indulgence! To break it down, this is an apple cider slushie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, topped with an apple cider donut. If you love apples as much as I do, then run, do not walk over to Stuckey to try this amazing treat. The Cider Smash is offered at the donut stand on Sunflower Festival weekends, as well as select Harvest Festival weekends.
Did somebody say ice cream? Blue Bell Ice Cream is a staple when you visit Spencer Farm. They have a variety of flavors inside their store, so everyone is sure to get a scoop they love. They also make homemade fudge on site, which is to die for! This rich, sweet fudge is available in more than 12 varieties. Don’t forget to grab one of the farm’s delicious pies before you leave. They are available frozen and unbaked so that you can make them warm and fresh at home. Spencer Farm’s hours are 9 am-6 pm Monday- Saturday, and 12-6 pm on Sundays.
Fall at Kelsay Farms is packed full of fun and excitement. The fall festival’s food stand serves homemade milkshakes and fresh grilled cheese sandwiches! Nothing says Indiana like this perfect dairy duo. Enjoy these treats and check out the fun fall events. Starting September 30, Kelsay Farms is open Fridays from 6 pm-9 pm, Saturday 12-9 pm, and Sunday 12-6 pm.
Piney Acres will keep you coming back for more this fall, with their large variety of snacks and treats. They offer hot cocoa, apple cider, and lemonade shake-ups, in addition to their food menu featuring funnel cakes and farm-grown popcorn. Please note that their full menu is only available on the weekends. Come hungry and ready for a great fall treat! The hot cocoa and funnel cake combination is calling my name. Their fall hours start on September 24 and run through October 31. Piney Acres is open Tuesday- Friday 12-6 pm, Saturday 10 am-6 pm, and Sunday 12-6 pm.
Dull’s Tree Farm
Don’t let the name fool you! In addition to their impressive holiday tree farm event, Dull’s offers a huge harvest festival starting September 24. There are three separate food spots on the farm, and they all offer their own unique menu. Head to the Sugar Shack for the best stroopwafels in the city. If you haven’t had this German delicacy, you are in for a treat! Stroopwafels are two thin waffles with an incredible caramel filling. You also will find homemade apple donuts at the Sugar Shack. Head to the Feed Bunk for pulled pork sandwiches, savory sides, and delicious Bavarian pretzels. You will also find donuts at this location and the classic fall favorite, apple cider slushies. The Grill has your classic concessions, such as hamburgers, hotdogs, and ice-cold refreshments. They are open Thursdays and Fridays from 1-7 pm starting October 6. Weekend hours are Saturdays from 10 am-7 pm, and Sundays from 1-7 pm, starting September 24.
Are you hungry yet? Enjoy all that fall has to offer in Indianapolis this season! No matter what you are in the mood for, you are sure to find a great option near you. We love hopping around to the different farm stores to sample the best fall foods. Stay cool or warm – because it is Indiana after all – with these delicious fall favorites around town!