Written by Lisa Viaches
Hogan Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is located in Brownsburg, Indiana—only 10 minutes from the northwest corner of Indianapolis. The drive to the farm was beautiful with the changing colors and all of the falling leaves leading into the countryside. If you’re looking for a nice drive through mature trees to take in the beautiful Indiana landscape, you might want to try the drive to Hogan Farms.
Hogan Farms offers a pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, children’s climbing and play area, a petting zoo, food trucks, picnic area, and a farmer’s market.
When you arrive at the farm, there is ample free parking once you enter through the designated gates. The parking is on grass and can be muddy after some rain. There are no paved walkways. Strollers and wheelchairs might be doable but it could be tricky if the ground is muddy.
Once parked, you can head to the red trailer for information and to purchase tickets for activities like the hayride, corn maze, and children’s area/petting zoo. This is also where you will pay for any pumpkins at the end of your visit.
Behind the red trailer is the pumpkin patch and behind the pumpkin patch is the corn maze. The pumpkin patch had great looking, large pumpkins to pick and they provide wheelbarrows to help lug them around as they can be very heavy. Although it was raining the day we went, they typically have a hayride that runs through the farm and a large corn maze to explore. Each activity requires a ticket per person (with the exception of children under 36”). Our kids enjoyed the walk through the corn maze as it was not scary at all.
The children’s area and petting zoo are both included on the same ticket. The children’s area had hay bales stacked into a tractor, pyramid, and other different climbing structures. There were three tables with pumpkin chess and tic tac toe using mini pumpkins. There are also three photo props for the family where you can stick your head into for a fun shot. The small petting zoo included two ponies, two chickens, and a few goats. Inside the petting zoo, you can walk around freely to pet the animals who were all very friendly. There might even be some extra food they will give you to feed them. Right as you exit the petting zoo, there is a large bottle of hand sanitizer which was quite convenient.
There are three large tents between the children’s area and the picnic area. There is one tent with pre-picked pumpkins for purchase. They had large pumpkins for decorating and carving, pie pumpkins, white pumpkins, mini pumpkins, gourds, and all kinds of other assorted types and shapes. The two additional tents had farmer’s market and holiday market items. There were so many booths with different offerings. You could shop for clothing, holiday gifts, home decor, lawn decorations, local honey, handmade soaps, candles, wine, bakery items, and roasted nuts. Don’t miss the children’s booth with glitter tattoos, balloon animals, and candy! My younger son got a quick and easy (and long lasting) glitter spider tattoo. My older son opted for a candy cup topped with a pumpkin balloon.
There were two food trucks available with popcorn, apple cider slushies, lemon shake-ups, pig ears, etc. One was located next to the red information trailer. The other was next to the picnic area. The picnic area had picnic tables, a set of port-a-potties, and hand washing stations. There was another port-a-potty and hand washing station next to the entrance.
I was impressed with the abundance of hand sanitizer, hand washing stations, mask-wearing, and signs about social distancing. Hogan Farms is a more intimate pumpkin patch, but we enjoyed lots of room to explore and appreciated that social distancing was encouraged.
Hogan Farms is open everyday in October except for Mondays. Tuesday-Thursday the hours are 2-6 pm and Friday-Sunday hours are 10 am-6 pm. There is no fee to enter the farm and shop at the market or walk through the pumpkin patch.
Attraction tickets can be bought separately or you can opt to purchase an all-inclusive wristband for a small discount. Corn Maze tickets are $8, Hayride tickets are $5 (Friday-Sunday only), and the Children’s Area & Petting Zoo tickets are $5. There is no charge for children 36″ and under for any attraction. The food trucks and farmer’s market are only set up on the weekends.
You might be able to find discounted tickets available on Groupon if you find yourself on the west side and are looking for some low-key family fun.
8900 E County Road 1000 N