From August to October, Indianapolis area families can visit a u pick orchard and enjoy the experience of picking their own apples from a tree!
Every Fall, my children break out their Barbie Sweet Orchard play set and act out our adventures at the apple picking farm. If this isn’t enough of a sign that our kids love going apple picking, then I don’t know what is.
Children of all ages love the different colors of fruit on the trees and the crispy sound an apple makes when you bite into it. There’s the excitement of finding the perfect fruit and enjoying it and dreaming about what will become of all of the apples you pick. Some of the best apple orchards have frozen apple cider slushies that make a warm day feel cool and a cool day feel just right. If it’s chilly out, warm up with hot apple cider or warm, fresh apple donuts. There’s more to the local apple farms than just picking apples, you’ll find entertainment, food and event places to play.
Where to go Apple Picking in Indianapolis
Pick your own apples at a u-pick orchard in the Indianapolis area or stop in a grab some that are already freshly picked. These are the best apple orchards in central Indiana, including Johnson County, Morgan County, Shelby County, Marion County and Hamilton County. Check here for a wheelchair friendly apple farm.
Where to Pick Apples South of Indy
369 East Greencastle Road, Mooresville
U-pick apples, fall fun for families, famous elephant ears and more! Apple picking begins September 5th and will last while there are still apples on the trees. There are a limited supply of apples and limited varieties available this year. Go quickly!
10721 N. 850 W., Fairland
U-pick apples, apple treats and concessions. Open daily 9am-6pm. U-pick will begin September 5th while apples are available. Pleasant View will have a limited supply this year due to a late season frost.
Apple Orchards West of Indy
Beasley’s Apple Orchard
2304 E Main St, Danville
Seasonal farm fun, barn market and special events. Apples are available for purchase but for 2020, there will not be u-pick apples available. However, Beasley’s is putting together a fun and unique version of u-pick apples to give families an opportunity to wander through the beautiful orchard.
U-Pick Apple Farms North of Indy
19975 Hamilton Boone Rd, Sheridan
U-pick and picked apples available. Stuckey Farm is open for apple picking while they last.
5054 North US 31, Peru, IN
Small, family-owned and operated apple farm nestled in the rolling hills of northern Indiana, less than 90 minutes from Indy. U-pick apples, tractor trolley rides through the orchard, u-pick pumpkin patch, playground area, petting zoo, $1 horse rides on the weekend, cafe, gift shop and more. Plus, you’ve got to try a boozy apple cider float and their famous apple cider slushies.
Fair Oaks Farms Apple Picking
856 N 600 E Fair Oaks, IN
Fair Oaks Farms in the newest orchard in town. Just an hour and 45 minutes from downtown Indy, this day trip from Indianapolis is a hit for all ages. The orchard is open for apple picking all week long but on weekends, you can take wagon rides to the orchard and participate in fun fall festivities.
Apple Farms East of Indy
5717 N 300 W, Greenfield
Tuttle Orchards: a favorite Indiana apple orchard featuring Apple Picking, Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Kid’s Farm Play Area, & Farm Store! They’ll open the u-pick area on September 19th and will have apples while they last but only expect the season to last for 1-2 weeks. There is an apple shortage for 2020 due to a late season freeze. You must have reservations in advance if you visit on a Saturday during 2020.
Apples Already Picked for You/Pre-picked
500 W. Epler Avenue, Indianapolis
Closest apple orchard to downtown Indy. Freshly picked apples available in the store.
The Apple Works
8157 S 250 W, Trafalgar
Apples are picked and sold in the store. Farm activities throughout the season.
5559 Graham Rd, Whiteland
Picked apples available for purchase in the farm store.
The famous Conner Prairie Apple Store will not open in 2020.
Find an apple orchard near me
Looking for more than apples? There are a lot of pick your own farms nearby.