There’s something available for U Pick at Beasley’s Orchard almost all throughout summer and fall! Gather the family to pick berries, sunflowers, apples, and pumpkins, seasonally. Fall festivities here are a huge draw and are available this year from September 17 through October 30, 2022! Each weekend has a unique theme and is packed with fall family fun! Beasley’s Orchard is open daily during these autumn activity and festival dates.
Beasley’s Orchard Fall Fun
In Indiana, apple orchards are an indispensable part of our Hoosier fall season. They evoke a sense of nostalgia and it’s this feeling that makes a day trip to an apple orchard an excellent opportunity for families of multiple generations to reconnect and have fun. While Indiana offers an array of beautiful orchards, one orchard that my family recently visited has us very excited for this year’s fall season. Located west of downtown Indianapolis in the heart of Hendricks county is Beasley’s Orchard. Known for its apple cider, which has won “Best in the State” multiple years in a row, Beasley’s also boasts lots of activities for the whole family.
As you enter the orchard, the gravel road leads to parking spaces in front of the old barn that houses the farm market. There are designated handicap parking spaces with a ramp that leads to easy access into the farm market. There are also ample parking spaces in a grassy lot area close to the barn. Restrooms are bright yellow porta-potties that are located near all the activities in a grassy area. Two picnic areas were situated near the Barnyard Bonanza, which is not shaded and another near the Hay mountain that provides shade. The area is an open field and you can view all the different activities that the orchard offers.
Here’s a list of all the fun activities we participated in during our visit at Beasley’s orchard.
Old Barn Farm Market
We began our fun journey at the farm market, which offers a variety of locally homegrown fruits and vegetables. There were a large variety of jams, jellies, maple syrups, delicious baked treats, and caramel apples. Adults can grab cans of Beasley’s own hard cider – a recent addition to the market. At the far end of the market is the Cider Bar. Nothing screams fall time like a delicious cup of apple cider and it truly was one of the best apple ciders I have tasted. The Cider Bar also offer apple cider slushies, which are always a great hit with kids on a warm fall day. Once you’ve chosen your items, the checkout line is outside on the porch, there were also beautiful mums and handpicked pumpkins for purchase near the porch.
The Barnyard Bonanza area provides lots of activities for all ages and interests. The best of all is a jumbo jumper pillow. My son and his grandmother had lots of fun jumping. I would advise parents or grandparents of children under 3 to accompany them because it can become a little challenging for little ones to stand on their own while trying to jump. Although this was our favorite, there was so much more to do! There were baseball, basketball, and football throwing games. All the kids also enjoyed the giant spider web to climb on, corn hole, and a sandbox full of construction cars.
I’ve only ever seen an attraction like the Apple Cannon at this apple orchard. It’s a fun and unique activity for everyone. The apples are fired out of an air-compressed cannon and the goal is to try to hit a target or simply have fun shooting. We first had a short briefing on how to load up the cannon, how to aim and shoot. Then we were ready to play. Its suitable for all levels and ages. If a child is too short and cannot reach the cannon well, the staff will place another haystack for extra height.
Beasley’s offers an 8-acre corn maze that has a different design every year. There are fun games as you navigate your way out of the maze, truly making it an engaging experience for everyone.
Hayride and Straw Mountain
A popular attraction with my boys is always the hayride. There’s something about tractors that make these little boys want to hop on for a ride. The hayride took us through apple trees and then to a pumpkin patch. Once at the pumpkin patch, we could get off to choose a pumpkin before finishing up the ride. If you opt not to take the hayride, then it’s a short walk to the pumpkin patch. There were many patches to choose from to make that perfect pumpkin choice for your fall décor or festivities. Afterwards, we headed to the towering Straw Mountain for cute pictures and some climbing fun.
Pick Your Own Apples & Pumpkins
U-Pick apples are available through September and October and is priced based on bag size. Once your apple bag is purchased, you are free to roam among the apple trees and choose which apples are best for your family. Beasley’s grows 25 varieties of apple, so you have plenty of options! As mentioned before, you can also pick your own pumpkins. The patches are accessible either via the hayride or a short walk.
Weekends from September 24-October 30 2022 are Fall Festival weekends. These special events feature additional activities and entertainment, including pony rides, themed events, and live music from a stage area. Multiple food trucks come to sell delicious lunch or dinner options. Some food vendors did not accept card, so be sure to have cash with you. Lastly, Beasley’s has a food vendor outside that sells Mexican corn and other delicious treats.
This fall festival event is one that your entire family will enjoy, and will have you going back for more fun and more delicious apple cider.
Price of Admission to Beasley’s Orchard Fall Activities
Fall activities are available September 17-October 30.
General Admission: $12 on the weekend, $9 on weekdays
*Children 2 and under are free
Parking at Beasley’s Orchard
Parking is free at Beasley’s Orchard, except a $5 parking fee is charged during the two Heartland Apple Festival weekends (October 1-2, 8-9). No parking fee is charged on any other day of the year.
Hours for Beasley’s Orchard
Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 6 pm
Weekdays: 9 am – 6 pm*
*Special fall activities open at 1 pm on weekdays.
2304 East Main Street
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