The Newfields Harvest WILL return in 2020! And since we’re waiting to hear about door to door Halloween hours in Indy, why not plan something else fun?
New in 2020: Harvest Nights at Newfields
This new nightly ticketed event features thousands of endless glowing pumpkins along a never-before-seen path at Newfields. The spooky (not scary) outdoor walking experience guides guests around twists and turns of the enchanted forest, an eerie ghost train and a grand finale at Mischief Manor at the Lilly House mansion. Ghosts and friends alike can enjoy festive fall beverages and light snacks as they wander amongst glowing jack-o-lanterns. This nighttime ticketed experience takes place Tuesdays through Sundays from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Harvest Nights is a 90-minute, spooky (but still family-friendly) experience.
Harvest Nights Admission
Adults $25, Youth 6-17 $17, Children 5 and under Free, Access Pass $2. Members save $5. Tickets must be purchased in advance for timed entry. Entry times are available every 30 minutes, 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm.
When is Newfields Daytime Harvest Event?
Tuesdays – Sundays, October 2–25
October 1: Exclusive Member Preview Day
Advance tickets required
Tickets available every half hour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Included with General Admission, Free for Members
Last year there was a $25 pumpkin package deal that included two pumpkins to paint, a shareable large pretzel from the beer gardens, sliced apples with caramel, and a canvas tote bag. Stay tuned for more 2020 information.
Parking at Newfields Harvest
Surface parking at Newfields is available if you enter from Michigan Road or 38th Street. Parking is also available in the underground parking lot with direct access to the building. Parking is free for Harvest and Harvest Nights.
The information below reflects the previous year of Harvest at Newfields and none of this is happening in 2020, per Newfields.
Harvest at Newfields
Last year was the first year of the Harvest celebration at Newfields and they outdid themselves! This event is fantastic for everyone, from family outings to date nights. In the Pure Fun area at the Newfields annual fall Harvest event, guests will enjoy time with live animals, apple treats, tons of photo opportunities, live music, culinary demonstrations, wine tastings, a beer garden, a chance to interact face-to-face with local farmers, brewers, and distillers.
Most of the activities in the Pure Fun area are included in admission. Here you can make seed bombs that contain Indiana native wildflowers, use potatoes and apples to paint stamp a tea towel souvenir, and create a bird feeder garland from cranberries, popcorn, and twine. You can also choose a pumpkin for $5 and decorate it. (All supplies are included in the fee.) Kids and their adults will love going through a hay maze and jumping on a giant inflatable pumpkin bounce pad. A release form is needed for the bounce pad and it is available for ages 5-15. (Also, don’t forget your socks! They are a requirement for this attraction.) In the hay maze, all participants 10 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.
There are plenty of areas to relax in the Pure Fun area, including tables and chairs off to the side, as well as couches running the length of the area between the hay maze and the bounce pad. There are also hammocks, corn hole, a large Connect 4 set, and additional seating in the open area adjacent to Pure Fun.
Apples and Farm at Newfields
After conquering all the attractions in Pure Fun, head over to the Apples and Farm Animals area. Here you’ll find lots of cute stands for photo opportunities from McClure’s Orchard. Check out the local honey tasting station and examine a live working bee hive. Hop on over and visit with farm animals. You might even get to hold some cuddly bunnies, a sweet baby goat, and a squirmy baby pig. Miniature ponies, a snoring potbelly pig, ducks, turkeys, and geese are all a part of the menagerie. If it’s anything like last year, there will be honey and apple stands in this area, where you could purchase all sorts of treats to take home or enjoy at the event. We saw jars of honey, honey suckers, sliced apples and caramel, apple cider to be purchased by the glass or gallon, and even apple cider slushies.
Stop by the beer garden to check it out and try the season brews from Sun King Brewing Co., West Fork Whiskey Co., Oliver Winery and McClure’s Apple Orchard. This is kid friendly and has a cafe style structure in the middle, where you can order giant pretzels and non-alcoholic beverages. There is a garden area to explore in the beer garden that has been constructed as a visual centerpiece for the site, but will be disassembled and the plants will find more permanent homes on the grounds once the Harvest celebration comes to an end.
The Culinary Village was filled with so many amazing food vendors, I wanted to try something from all of them. This area also has ample intimate seating and the main seating area features live music. Oliver Winery was also on-site offering free tastings.
Don’t miss the Culinary Stage, which is scheduled all weekend with incredible chefs talking technique and dish preparation. It is definitely something to check out, if cooking is your forte or you would like to learn.