Kick-off leaf dropping, pumpkin carving fun, AND your near Indy pumpkin patch experience at Piney Acres Farm in Fortville. Piney Acres is less than 30 minutes from Indianapolis and has so much to offer for the whole family, teenagers too!
Things to do at Piney Acres Farm Pumpkin Patch
In the fall, there are so many things to do: a kid zone packed with play areas, a giant bouncy pillow, gem mining, pedal cars, corn mazes and a barrel train. On Friday and Saturday evenings from dusk until close, Piney Acres offers scary attractions including a haunted house and haunted corn maze.
We had an awesome visit to Piney Acres Farm this weekend. My kids are already asking to go back! We were there two hours but could have easily spent over half the day. There are SO many things to do:
Inflatables – There is a slide for kiddos that like to climb, and a huge Jump Pad for freestyle bouncing.
Pedal Carts – A winding track with 3 carts. Perfect for older elementary and middle school ages.
Tumbleweed Tumbler – 3-4 kiddos at a time can roll inside this big tube down a track.
Live Animals – Chickens, goats and a pig – Oh My! This is a great farm experience for the littles, and there is feed available.
Hayride – Take a hayride around the grounds. An activity the entire family can do. Tour the tree farm as it readies to open for the holidays.
Apple Cannon – New for this year. Great for ages 10 and up.
Mazes – a 7-acre corn maze, and 1-acre corn maze and a small rope maze for the younger kids.
Cow Train – Cars are made out of barrels and pulled by tractor. Super Cute!
Kitchen & Dining – Grab something hot, a caramel apple and a drink and sit and relax in the indoor dining area. There are also picnic tables outside for nice weather.
Don’t forget to pick out a pumpkin and check out the merchandise store on your way out.
Some tips: Piney Acres is kid/toddler/baby friendly but not necessarily stroller friendly unless you bring a stroller with large wheels. A wagon is recommended or baby wearing. The maze is not lighted after dark, so bring a flashlight if you are coming in the evening.
Piney Acres Prices and Hours
2021 Pumpkin Patch Fall Hours: Sunday-Friday: noon-7 pm, Saturday: 10 am -7 pm
Scream Farm (haunted attractions): Friday & Saturday Dusk-11
General Admission: Infants are free, children walking to age 2 are $5, kids aged 4-12 are $12; and adults are $6. Some attractions may be purchased separately. Your general admission provides you access to all of the fun on the farm but additional fees are required for pumpkins, the Gem Mine, and the Pumpkin and Apple Cannons. Haunted attractions are priced separately and a combo pass is available.
Piney Acres Kids Zone
Swings, Slides, Spider Climbing Net, Rock Wall Climbs, Suspension Bridge, Fire Man Poles, Cow Barrel Train, Rope Maze, Jump Pad, Mega Slide, Hay Mountain, Giant Rocking Chair, Climbing Tires, 4 Tier Sandbox, Pedal Carts, Zombie Shoot Game, Pumpkin Bowling, Barnyard Animals, Corn Hole, Horse Shoes, Fishing Game, Gem Mining and 1 Acre Kid’s Corn Maze.
Piney Acres Haunted Attractions
The Piney Acres Haunted House (Loft) is very scary and we will not be taking our children through it…ever. However, if you are an adult that wants a thrill or have a teen who loves haunted houses, they can be scared here! Piney Acres also offers a Haunted Hay Ride and a Haunted Corn Maze.
Piney Acres Christmas Tree Farm
Piney Acres will run their fall attractions through October 31 and then they’ll be getting ready for Christmas! Bring your family back during the holidays to cut down your very own Christmas Tree at the Piney Acres Christmas Tree Farm.
Gina Young contributed to the 2019 update of this article.
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