Tuttle Orchards Fall Activities:  Apple Picking, Pumpkin Patch, and so much more!

Many Indianapolis families make apple picking and pumpkin picking at Tuttle Orchards a part of their annual traditions.

We kick off the fall season with our annual Caramel Apple Festival…the first Saturday in September.

Caramel Apple Festival:  Indianapolis apple orchard

Daily Fall Activities: there’s lots to do at the orchard.

Activities are open Sept. 6-Oct. 31,2014 unless otherwise indicated below. 

Indianapolis apple picking

Indianapolis’ Favorite Pick Your Own Apples:  apple picking open the Friday, Aug 29 through October.  Choose from $4, $8, $16 size bag to pick.  Click here for current varieties.

pick your own sunflowers at indiana orchard

Cut your own Sunflowers:  take home a beautiful bouquet.  Open early September through frost.  $1/stem

Indiana Kids Farm Play Area

Kid’s Farm Play Area:  lots of country fun for the little people…including mazes, tractors to ride, and more.  $4/person or $6/Combo Pass.

agrimaze

Agrimaze:  Central Indiana’s Family Friendly Corn Maze:  2014 theme is “Inside Indiana Agriculture”.  Our corn maze includes an opportunity to complete activities as a family while finding your way through the maze.  $4/person or $6/Combo Pass.

best pumpkin patch in indianapolis
Pumpkin Patch:  Open September 27 – November 1.  Pick your own pumpkins right from the patch.  Lots of pumpkin big and small.  Pre-picked pumpkins available mid-September through October.

Farm Animals for Viewing at Apple Orchard
Farm Animals for Viewing:  Tuttle’s has one Llama and two goats to see while visiting.  Free.  Open September 6 – November 1.

observation bee hive
Observation Bee Hive:  watch the bees making honey.  Free. Open September 6 – November 1.

 
hayride around orchard
Narrated Hayrides around the Farm: take a hayride tour of the farm while hearing a bit more about the behind the scenes at Tuttles.  Available ONLY weekday afternoons and Saturdays.  $3/person or check out our Combo pass below. Open September 6 – November 1.
 
totem-pole
Totem Pole:  Tuttle’s signature pumpkin and squash display.  On display starting early October each year through Halloween.  Free
 
 
History Exhibit:  read about the 80+ years of Tuttle’s history and see some older farm equipment.  Free.

Shopping and Eats: Treats to enjoy on the farm and take home.

farm-store
Farm Store:  features apples, cider, local & gourmet groceries, produce, gifts and more.Open Mon-Sat year round.
 
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sweet-shop
Sweet Shop:  Caramel apples, apple cider slushies, homemade fudge. Open Mon-Sat. Labor Day through Christmas Eve.
tuttles-grill
Tuttle’s Grill:  Lunch featuring apple cider cooked brats, local pulled pork sandwiches and more.  Open Saturdays and Festival Days.

Visit Information: 

  • Hours:  Monday-Wednesday 9AM-6PM; Thursday-Saturday 9AM-7PM.  CLOSED SUNDAY.
  • NO general admission charge or a parking fee. 
  • Activities Passes: Kid’s Farm Play Area $4/child, Agrimaze $4/person, Narrated Hayride $3/person,
  • New in 2014:  Save up to $5 with Combo Pass:  $6/person (includes Agrimaze, Kid’s Farm Play Area, Narrated Hayride).
  • Upick activities are paid after picking.  Cost is based on quantity or size picked. 
  • We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover on all areas of the orchard.
  • You must finish picking by closing time.  Thanks!

Tuttle’s Festival Days

Festival Days are fall Saturdays and special event days where we open all our fall activities for families to enjoy. These days offer a festival environment with special events. During these days, the small parking lot next to the farm store will be closed to allow for special activities. Plenty of parking is available in large parking lot.

Festival Days 2014: 

Saturdays:  September 6, September 13, September 20, September 27, October 4, October 11, October 18, October 25.

Columbus Day:  Monday, October 11.  Fall Break:  Friday, October 15, Friday, October 22.

Fall Visit Tips:

When Should We Visit?

  • Want to pick pumpkins? October….Our pumpkin patch is open Sep 27- Oct 31. Pre-picked pumpkins are available typically by mid-September.
  • Want to pick apples? September is the best time to come and pick apples.
  • Want a fast moving festival environment? Come during one of our festival days.…Festival days offer the most activities and a fun filled, busy environment.
  • Want a quieter experience? Early on a Saturday (9-11AM) or 2-6PM weekdays….the crowds are typically less during those times.  Saturdays early in September and late in October are also less crowded.
  • When NOT to visit: Sunday….we are closed. Since we’re still a family farm, we find we and our employees must have a day to rest and worship with their families. It helps us serve you better and have energy to keep growing great apples.

Before you Come:

  • Dress for fun, outdoor environment. Tennis shoes and casual clothes are best…maybe boots if it’s rained a lot recently.  Dress for the weather…which could mean sunscreen or a hat and gloves.
  • Bring your camera. Info about our photo contest.  Professional photographers see our Photographer Policy. 
  • We have plenty of picnic areas to enjoy a sack lunch or on festival days enjoy lunch at Tuttle’s Grill. 
  • We find most families spend several hours at the orchard so plan to arrive early enough to do all the activities you want.   Please note that all outdoor and upick areas will close at closing time each evening. 
  • Bringing a group?  For group tours, you will need to schedule in advance.  Check out information here.
  • For your safety, Tuttle’s is a smoke free farm…even in outdoor areas.
  • Due to food safety and health department regulations, no pets except service animals are permitted to leave the parking lot areas.  Please leave your pets at home to help your family have a better experience.
  • Weather:  Outdoor activities are sometimes closed due to lighting (they stay open in light rain).  Please check Today at Tuttle’s Page or Facebook for any weather related changes.  We also encourage you to come prepared for the weather.  Mud can make great memories in the pumpkin patch if you wear old shoes or boots.
  • Directions we’ve tested. Recommended over GPS or Google Maps.
  • Parking: on festival days, the parking lot in the farm store area will be closed to allow for seating for you to enjoy food from the Tuttle’s Grill and Sweet Shop.  Plenty of parking will be available in other areas.
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