There’s nothing like the sweet taste sun-ripened strawberries picked straight from the plant. Strawberry picking in Indianapolis is a popular tradition for many local families. The little ones tend to eat their weight in berries as they move down the rows. The car will smell sweet on the drive home from the boxes of berries and the juice that stains tiny hands and faces. If you love picking your own fruit, you might love apple picking, which starts in August in Indiana.
As with all activities and events on Indy with Kids, we recommend that you call ahead to confirm that there are self picking times available. Strawberry picking season generally is about three weeks in length. We also recommend that you bring cash to pay for your berries, some places are not equipped to take credit card. Wear sunblock and sunglasses, there is no shade in berry picking!
Where to Pick Your Own Strawberries in Indy
Waterman’s Family Farm Strawberry Picking
Not only can you find sweet, red strawberries for picking, you’ll find other seasonal produce such as: sugar snap peas, beets, sweet corn, peppers, tomatoes, pumpkins Call ahead to confirm the availability and to be sure that they weren’t “picked out”. U-pick will begin when the berries are ripe, (typically the first part of June.) Open daily during berry season 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
More information about Waterman’s Family Farm
7010 E. Raymond Street, Indianapolis
Driving Wind Berry Farm Berry Picking
Driving Wind Berry Farm is famous for their urban blueberry farm, but now they have strawberry picking, right here in Indy! Open daily during strawberry season 8 a.m. until the berries are picked out for the day.
6410 Michigan Road, Indianapolis
Strawberry Farms North of Indianapolis
Spencer Farm U-Pick Strawberry Farm
In addition to strawberries (expected end of May), you’ll find other you-pick produce like black raspberries, asparagus and more at Spencer Berry Farm! The strawberry picking season runs about three weeks. Spencer Farm grows several varieties of berries that you can pick during those three weeks, as they are ready at different times. In the middle of June, return to Spencer Farm to pick your own blueberries and raspberries. Stop by the Spencer Farm Winery while you’re there!
7177 East 161st Street, Noblesville
Bell’s Strawberry Farm
Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic basket for lunch and have a play area for your kids to use. Parking is located close to the berry fields. The Bells have containers for the berries you pick and are willing to share any knowledge they have regarding storing, eating and sharing your berries. They hope to begin upick strawberry season around Memorial Day.
More information about Bell’s Farm
16447 State Road 38, Hagerstown
Strawberry Farms on the West Side of Indianapolis
Beasley’s Orchard Strawberry Picking
Beasley’s Orchard offers a lot of family fun during the fall and their farm market is adorable beyond description. This summer, head to the farm to pick your own berries. 9 a.m. until the berries are gone. Don’t forget to stop in for their famous cider slushies!
2304 E Main Street, Danville
Other Berry Farms in Indianapolis
Driving Wind Blueberry Farm
Beautiful blue berries will be bountiful near the end of June, early July at this urban blueberry farm! You have to go pick blueberries at Driving Wind Berry Farm.
6410 Michigan Road, Indianapolis
Zink Berry Farm
This berry farm offers u-pick raspberries, currants, blueberries and blackberries. Call for info and schedule.
More information about Zink Berry Farm
5878 S. Skinner Road, Morgantown
Strawberry Festivals in the Indianapolis Area
Strawberry Festival on the Circle
Once a year, bring your $7 and grab a delicious strawberry shortcake topped with ice cream on Monument Circle. This summer rite of passage is a “must-do” every year! (Postponed for 2021)
More information about the Strawberry Festival on the Circle
Strawberry Jam Festival at Waterman Family Farms
Admission is free. Celebrate the berry season with games, crafts, musical fun with Bill Bailey, demonstrations on berry preservation. Fees for: pony rides, blitz ball, food and berries. The date is to be announced.
More information about Strawberry Jam at Waterman’s
Did you know that honey bees are essential in farming? After picking your own fruit, head to Hunter’s Honey Farm and get “hands on” with the bees and learn about honey.