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 playset and act out our adventures at the apple 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, 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 even 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.
Where to Pick Apples South of Indy
Anderson Apple Orchard
369 East Greencastle Road, Mooresville
U-pick apples, fall fun for families, and their famous elephant ears are just a few of the attractions at Anderson Apple Orchard! Apple picking begins September 4 and will last while there are still apples on the trees.
Pleasant View Apple Orchard
10721 N. 850 W., Fairland
Pleasant View Apple Orchard offers u-pick apples, apple treats, and concession and is open daily from 9 am-6 pm. U-pick will begin September 4 while apples are available.
Apple Orchards West of Indy
Beasley’s Apple Orchard
2304 E Main Street, Danville
Beasley’s Apple Orchard boasts seasonal farm fun, a barn market, and many special events throughout the season. U-pick apples are available seven days a week and they have pre-picked apples and produce in their market.
U-Pick Apple Farms North of Indy
Stuckey Farm Market & Apple Orchard
19975 Hamilton Boone Road, Sheridan
Stuckey Farm Market & Apple Orchard has u-pick and pre-picked apples available, as well as other produce. Spend a day around the farm, visiting their Sunflower field, corn maze, and farm store. And don’t forget they have u-pick pumpkins as well.
5054 North US 31, Peru, IN
A small, family-owned and operated apple farm nestled in the rolling hills of northern Indiana, McClure’s Orchard /Winery offers u-pick apples, tractor trolley rides through the orchard, u-pick pumpkins, a playground area, a petting zoo, $1 horse rides on the weekend, a café & 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 is 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
Tuttle Orchards and Farm
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 are 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 are available for purchase in the farm store.
The Famous Conner Prairie Apple Store
The Famous Conner Prairie Apple Store will open again on September 15 and remain open through October 31, 2021.
Find an apple orchard near me
Looking for more than apples? There are a lot of pick your own farms nearby.