Pumpkin pickers, rest assured; the Hoosier state has got you covered.

From pumpkin pie to jack-o'-lanterns, the pumpkin is a worldwide symbol for fall. With an array of uses, pumpkins are a staple no matter whether you bake them, paint them, smash them, or even launch them from a homemade cannon (obligatory warning: please don’t try this at home). Peruse these plentiful patches for the perfect pumpkin this autumn and celebrate fall with colorful cucurbits.

Northern Region

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Steele Farms in Decatur, IN

Steele Farms in Decatur, Indiana is a great place to go pumpkin picking. Whether you are looking for a soon-to-be Jack-o’-Lantern or the best specimen for pumpkin pie, you can search through various pumpkins to find the greatest fit. After you find the pumpkin of your dreams, you can make your way through the corn maze or feast upon mouthwatering concessions such as hot dogs, nachos, and fresh baked cookies.

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Pumpkin Kingdom in Montpelier, IN

For wholesome family fun, you can visit Pumpkin Kingdom in Montpelier, Indiana. The stand includes pumpkins in many different sizes as well as gourds, squashes, corn stalks, and mums. Kiddos can also have a great time exploring the corn maze labyrinth and taking a wagon ride.

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Wholesome Meadows Farm in Huntington, IN

With thousands home-grown pumpkins to choose from, Wholesome Meadows Farm in Huntington, Indiana is a pumpkin-picker’s paradise. Not only will you be able to choose your own canvas for painting or carving, but pie pumpkins are available as well. Sweet corn, gourds, squash, and other produce items are also grown on the farm and can be purchased.

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Ridenour Acres in Angola, IN

The fall motto of Ridenour Acres in Angola, Indiana is “If you can lift it, you can pick it.” Visit the pumpkin patch to mingle among hundreds of unique pumpkins offered up for purchase. Also on site is a corn maze, a hayride, bouncy horses, and other activities for the entire family to enjoy.

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Kent’s Cucurbits in Brookston, IN

Explore the rows and rows of pumpkins at Kent’s Cucurbits in Brookston, Indiana for a great family-friendly day out. The pre-picked pumpkins are great for kids who want to choose their own potential masterpiece, and you can snag other great items too, like Indian corn, garden mums, and gourds. When you are finished harvesting your haul, head out to explore the corn maze.

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Knollbrook Farm in Goshen, IN

Every fall turns into a pumpkinpalooza at Knollbrook Farm in Goshen, Indiana. Wander around the patch filled with beautiful orange, white, and even green pumpkins and choose from a unique harvest. While there, check out the various other activities offered including the pumpkin alingshot, animal petting corral, and the scavenger hunt corn maze.

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Coulter’s Produce in Westville, IN

Coulter’s Produce in Westville, Indiana is next on our list. Though the market is open throughout the year, it really shines during the fall. Hayrides are available to the pumpkin patch, which is brimming with a plethora of unique pumpkins great for decorating, baking, or carving. The kiddos can even enjoy other activities such as pony rides, face painting, and a corn maze. Make sure to stock up on mums, Indian corn, apples, and other farm-fresh goods before you leave.

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Scheeringa Farms & Produce in Highland, IN

Bring along the entire family to Scheeringa Farms & Produce in Highland, Indiana for a variety of fall activities. The farm not only offers pumpkins, squash, and gourds for purchasing, but it also features many different attractions including a petting zoo, hayrides, and photo opportunities.

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Thistleberry Farm in South Bend, IN

With thousands of pumpkins to choose from, Thistleberry Farm in South Bend, Indiana is a pumpkin haven. The patch is about five acres and provides a great experience for all ages to select and pick their own unique cucurbit. In addition to U-Pick pumpkins, the farm also sells corn stalks, gourds, and mums. Make sure to enjoy great activities like corn mazes, hayrides, and a petting farm while you’re there!

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Yellow River Farms in Knox, IN

From pumpkins galore and farm stands filled with apples, gourds, Indian corn, and other delicious produce, Yellow River Farms in Knox, Indiana is a great place to revel in the autumn season. As well as the produce, the farm also features animals such as donkeys, a llama, goats, and a pony. There is a straw maze to wander in, a corn maze, and many other old-fashioned family fall activities to try.

Central Region

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Harper Valley Family Farms in Westport, IN

Head to Harper Valley Family Farms in Westport, Indiana for a great day of picking pumpkins and enjoying the fresh, country air. The 8 acre patch is filled with pumpkins of various sizes, perfect for your festive project, fall decorations, or carving. The farm also holds a Pumpkin Patch Days Festival on October 8th and 9th, which will have a sunflower maze for children, face painting, farm animals on display, and plenty of fun for the entire family.

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Eklund’s Crazy Acres in Connersville, IN

Eklund’s Crazy Acres in Connersville, Indiana has pumpkins for sale as well as plenty of family-friendly farm fun for everyone. Find your favorite pumpkin or trek through the seven acre corn maze which will be haunted in the evenings. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the hayride and then take part in the fun and games at the barn. Concessions are available as well, so don’t be afraid to work up an appetite for fun and tasty food at this great fall destination.

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Wendel Farms in Brookville, IN

Bring along the kiddos to Wendel Farms in Brookville, Indiana for a great day of farm experiences and pumpkin picking. The experience begins with a free hayride to the pumpkin patch, where you can pose for photo opportunities or meander among the pumpkins on a quest for the perfect specimen. Other fun activities offered include a corn maze, petting farm, and pony rides.

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Smith Family Farms in Pendleton, IN

Take a trip to Pendleton, Indiana in October to visit the amazing Smith Family Farms. Having been in operation for 100 years, the farm is no stranger to pumpkin growing. Explore the pumpkin patch and select your pumpkin then enjoy the other great activities such as the petting zoo, a full playground for the kiddos, a corn maze, hayrides, and the delicious food including burgers and caramel apples.

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Priebe’s Pumpkin Patch in Crawfordsville, IN

If you haven’t carved your pumpkins yet, head to Priebe’s Pumpkin Patch in Crawfordsville, Indiana. With many different pumpkins in various colors, gourds, and plenty of great activities, you are in for an amazing day. Breathe in the crisp, fall air while embarking upon a hike along the nature trail or exploring the corn maze. With so much to do, an outing to Priebe’s makes a perfect autumn adventure.

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Hobson’s Fun Farm in Rockville, IN

With a pumpkin patch and more than fifteen other fun activities, Hobson’s Fun Farm in Rockville, Indiana is a great place to get away for the weekend. Stroll along the pumpkin patch for a wide selection of pie or decorating pumpkins. Then, launch your pumpkin’s brethren from the cannon, enjoy a relaxing hayride, get lost in the corn maze, or make a corn angel in the corn box. No matter your age, Hobson’s Fun Farm has something for everyone.

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Pleasant View Orchard in Fairland, IN

Pleasant View Orchard in Fairland, Indiana is a wonderful place to purchase your pumpkins and have fun in the beautiful fall weather. Not only can you enjoy the convenience of the pumpkin wagon rides, but you will be able to select from a sprawling variety of plump pumpkins. With your pumpkin in tow, make sure to check out the concession stand for yummy homemade apple cobbler, elephant ears, or the famous apple cider slush. Then, peruse the Country Store for farm-fresh preserves, sauces, butters, and various goods.

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Hog Wallow Farm in Dana, IN

Join Hog Wallow Farm in Dana, Indiana for its annual pumpkin harvest. In addition to picking your pumpkin, you can enjoy a plethora of activities including the corn maze, the tower of slides, a weekend hayride, and a fun petting zoo.

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Landess Farm in Daleville, IN

A pass to Landess Farm in Daleville, Indiana includes a small pumpkin from the beautiful pumpkin patch, a hayride, and unlimited passes through the corn maze. Select your pumpkin, enjoy the changing colors and the crisp October air, and conquer the maze. You can also take home farm fresh produce, beautiful fall mums and more, so make sure to add it to your agenda if you are in the area.

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Freeman Family Farms in Bloomington, IN

Fun is sure to be had at Freeman Family Farms in Bloomington, Indiana. The farm is home to acres upon acres of bright orange pumpkins perfect for carving, painting, and baking. Even the pickiest will be able to find a unique cucurbit to take home with them. The adventure doesn’t end after a visit to the pumpkin patch, either. Participate in great activities such as a hayride or play with the animals at the petting zoo.

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Stonycreek Farm, Inc in Noblesville, IN

Celebrating its 44th Pumpkin Harvest Festival this year, Stonycreek Farm, Inc in Noblesville, Indiana has been an autumn tradition in the area for many years. Not only is the farm perfect for bringing the kiddos to pick their first pumpkins, but it also features many different activities that make visiting each year an absolute blast. Soar down the fifty-foot zip line, journey on the hayride, or you could even make a candle. For a unique experience, Stonycreek Farm is a must-visit location.

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Lark Ranch in Greenfield, IN or Loogootee, IN

Looking for an amazing fall time? Look no further than Lark Ranch in Greenfield, Indiana. The ranch is not only home to a winding, twenty acre pumpkin patch with pumpkins bigger than a small child, but they also feature many different activities that draw visitors from all over the state. A pumpkin cannon, bounce house, fifteen acre corn maze, 1,000 foot zip line, and pony rides are just a handful of the fantastic things to experience this October. The best part is, part of the proceeds are donated to Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.

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Hogan Farm Market in Brownsburg, IN

From mini pie pumpkins to extra large white decorating pumpkins, Hogan Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Page has an eclectic selection of produce. You can pick the pumpkin yourself, or they’ll pick it for you. Before you make your selection, check out the corn maze, enjy a hay ride, or visit the petting zoo. And as you leave, don’t forget to check out the other goods for sale like Indian corn, corn stalks, and straw bales.

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Whitetail Tree Farm in Springport, IN

Not only can you explore the pumpkin patch at Whitetail Tree Farm in Springport, Indiana, but a variety of other fun awaits you as well at Pumpkin Fest. Take a hayride, tell stories with friends and family by the bonfire, or compete to be the first one out of the corn maze. You can also meet and greet the farm animals while simply taking in the fresh air and great outdoors. Not only will you bring great memories back home, but you’ll be able to haul home the perfect pumpkin for carving, baking, or other pumpkin shenanigans.

Southern Region

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Cornucopia Farm in Scottsburg, IN

From Atlantic Giants to Jack-be-Quicks, ninety varieties of pumpkins call Cornucopia Farm in Scottsburg, Indiana home. You can even purchase a pink pumpkin to support and raise money for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation which aids in the fight against breast cancer. Select your pumpkin or gourd and peruse the carts filled with mums, straw, and more; and make sure to have a great time at other attractions like the corn maze, soybean maze, and the petting farm.

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Goebel Farms in Evansville, IN

Join the October fun in Indiana with a visit to Goebel Farms in Evansville. Activities at the farm include a U-pick pumpkin patch brimming with beautiful pumpkins and winter squash ready for carving. You will be chauffeured to the patch via hayrides which depart on the hour. Guests can also visit the themed corn maze and kiddos can enjoy the free barn slide.

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Huber’s Orchard & Winery in Borden, IN

Hop on the wagon at Huber’s Orchard & Winery in Borden, Indiana for a great selection of pumpkins in the patch. Not only can you select your pumpkin, you can also pick as many juicy apples as you can carry along with you. Before heading out, check out the Family Farm Park with pedal karts, a rope maze, and mountain slides.

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Deere Farms in Lanesville, IN

Deere Farms in Lanesville, Indiana features many different options for fall family fun. The farm is home to a gorgeous pumpkin patch which sprawls nearly twenty acres. You will be able to board the antique tractor on the hayride for extra enjoyment. Washed and ready for you, these pumpkins are of great, farm fresh quality, and will make perfect jack-o’-lanterns or pumpkin pies. Other activities include an animal farm tour, pony rides, a corn box, corn maze, and a bungee trampoline.

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Applacres in Bedford, IN

From September to October, Apple Acres in Bedford, Indiana is a cornucopia of fruits from the harvest. Select your pumpkin from a wide variety of oranges, whites, greens, and more, or sink your teeth into a crisp apple from the orchards. You can also take home some squash, mums, and freshly squeezed apple cider.

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From September to October, Apple Acres in Bedford, Indiana is a cornucopia of fruits from the harvest. Select your pumpkin from a wide variety of oranges, whites, greens, and more, or sink your teeth into a crisp apple from the orchards. You can also take home some squash, mums, and freshly squeezed apple cider.

Climb aboard for a hayride to the winding, U-pick pumpkin patch at Mayse Farm Market in Evansville, Indiana. This autumn adventure is accompanied by crisp fall air to breathe in while you choose your pumpkin from a wide variety of specimens. The farm market also features other fall attractions such as a twenty-foot corn slide, a corn maze, Granny’s Clothesline Zipline, and pony rides.

Which of these Indiana pumpkin patches are your favorite? What is your favorite pumpkin picking memory? Let us know in the comments below, and share with your friends!

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