Walking into the Fall Festival at Dull’s Farm was like seeing fall through the eyes of a child. With over 30 activities in addition to an 8-acre corn maze and pumpkin patch, Dull’s Farm will surely impress every member of your family. Dull’s is located in Thorntown Indiana and is one of the most amazing places to experience the best time of the year, fall!
There are truly so many activities that we didn’t have time to do them all, but we sure had fun trying.
The Big Slides
The first thing we saw when we walked into the festival was the big slides. These truly are huge and crazy fun slides. The slower slide goes through a tunnel and is super fun but at a less intense speed. The larger slide is fast and spectacularly fun. My four year old gleefully rode the slide and we saw kids younger and much older riding all day long. There are three lanes on the larger slide so you can challenge your friends and family to see who can slide the fastest.
The Barrel Train
I was delighted to find that the Barrel Train was large enough to allow parents to ride with their kids. My 1.5 year old son was able to sit on my lap and ride the train with me. Each barrel on the train has a small steering wheel for the kids to play with while they ride. This was a simple, but really delightful part of the festival.
Large and small trikes are available for kiddos looking to race around the Trike-tor speedway. This activity was such a fun way to let the kids burn off some energy. Make sure you make time for this activity. There were so many kids joyfully shouting and racing around the track. Your kids will not want to miss this fun race.
These large spinning rubber wheels presented a challenge to each member of our group. It seems like patience and some luck helps you succeed at running on these wheels. Watching people try to conquer the Hamster Wheel and it’s sister activity, the Hamster Wheel Race was one of the funniest parts of our whole visit.
Near the playground area is an enormous mountain made of huge tires. This mountain can be climbed over, crawled through and slid down. Kids of all ages enjoyed this fun attraction. I even saw a few dads racing to the top.
Every hour on the hour, staff members prepare a very large cannon to shoot a pumpkin at a van nearly a football field away. This event is rather quick at about ten minutes start to finish and can be loud for those that are sensitive to sound. It truly was a sight to see a pumpkin blast out the barrel of a cannon towards a very large van. Once the pumpkin has exploded, staff members encourage kids to run down the field to collect the pieces.
Even More Activities
There are so many amazing activities to choose from at Dull’s that it would be hard to do everything in one day. There are wagon rides to and from the corn maze and pumpkin patch. A cool musical instrument display made of kitchen supplies like pots and pans. Several types of mazes including a concrete labyrinth, large metal fence maze, spider mazes and a corn maze. There are also giant versions of everyday games like shuffleboard, tic-tac-toe and checkers. Families can participate in a rubber duck race, get their faces painted, play on the playground, try their hand at a giant slingshot or stilts, ride a pony or shoot a country air cannon. There is still even more to do at Dull’s.
The food at Dull’s Farm was so amazingly good. The main food hall had everything from pulled pork sandwiches, to hotdogs (even mac and cheese covered hot dogs) to giant soft pretzels and apple cider slushies. There is a small food truck onsite that sells the most heavenly apple cider donuts, stroopwafles and apple cider.
Parking and Restrooms
There is ample free parking available at Dull’s Farm and lots of very helpful volunteers ready to show you to your spot. Be prepared that you will likely be parking on grass and may have a bit of a walk from your parking spot to the main area of the farm.
There are several options for restrooms located throughout the farm. There is a set of very clean port-a-potties located near the playground area. There are also restrooms located in the main food barn.
Good to Know
In addition to their amazing Fall Festival, Dull’s Tree Farm also has specializes in providing your family with a beautiful live tree. There will be a set number of trees available to cut yourself and take home. There will also be pre-cut trees available for purchase. There is also a beautiful Stone Cabin Inn Bed and Breakfast onsite that looks like the most heavenly fall retreat I can imagine. They even boast a mountain stream waterfall shower that seems like the stuff of my Pinterest dreams.
If you haven’t had an opportunity to check out the amazing Fall Festival at Dull’s Tree Farm mark your calendar and make sure you visit before the end of the season.
1765 W Blubaugh Ave