The thrills of fall

Autumn in the Midwest is almost majestic, with golden delicious apples for the picking and children crafting their costumes. The season is packed with treats and tailgates and tons of excuses to get together and toast with your favorite people.  Visit Fort Wayne conveniently corralled all of the places you can go in October for frights, fruits and festivals. So, grab a comfy sweater and some good company and go take in all the fun fall has to offer.  

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Advanced Tree Technology
260-749-0891
12818 Edgerton Road, New Haven IN, 46774
Please call for seasonal orchard hours

You-pick pumpkin patch and pick your own apple orchard are located within our nursery in New Haven, Indiana, just 15 minutes from downtown Fort Wayne. Early season apples are available and ready to be picked inside the orchard store beginning mid-August.

Amazing Fall Fun
260-333-2302
3150 CR 43, Waterloo IN, 46793

Amazing Fall Fun hosts the largest Corn Maze in Northeastern Indiana, spanning more than 12 acres. This giant corn maze is split into two different phases, taking 20-30 minutes and 40-50 minutes to complete a piece. Bring your friends and family to one of the largest pumpkin patches with over 75 different types of pumpkins and gourds. All the pumpkins are great for painting, decorating and carving up fun for the family. You can take a hay ride through the beautiful Indiana countryside. The ride takes you around the pumpkin patch and through the cornfields. Along this 20 minutes ride you can see all sorts of critters and woodland animals. There is also corn box, Hay Mountain, corn hole, tetherball and wheelbarrow racing.

Cedar Creek Produce
260-627-5239
11709 Clay Street, Leo, IN 46765
Please call for seasonal picking hours

Cedar Creek Produce is a small fruit and vegetable farm emphasizing on quality and freshness. We have strawberry, red and black raspberry, blueberry and blackberry u-pick and pre picked available in season. We also grow all the summer vegetables and melons and delicious sweet corn. Brown eggs, maple syrup, honey and greenhouse veggies.

Cook's Orchard
260-489-3940
8724 Hugenard Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Pick your own apples and pumpkins. Produce and a selection of honey, jams, jellies and apple butters are also available in the farm stand. Call for seasonal you pick hours. 

Fort Wayne Farmers Market
Lincoln Financial Event Center at Parkview Field 
1st and 3rd Saturday 9am - 1pm
October 3 - May 14

The markets offer a variety of produce only vendors - farm and garden, home-based food, natural products, and crafters. 

Country Garden and Farm Market
260-672-1254
14110 US Highway 24 West, Roanoke, IN

Graber Organic Farms
260-710-5656
26409 Springfield Center Road, Harlan, IN

Your connection to organic produce. Community supported agriculture.  

Leo-Cedarville Farmers’ Market
Riverside Gardens
Corner of Schwartz and Grabill Roads

Schmucker's Produce Market
12815 Doty Road. New Haven IN
Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm

South Side Market
3300 Warsaw Street, Fort Wayne, IN
Saturdays 7am - 1pm
Easter - Thanksgiving

Hardy's Farm Market
260-747-4644
4525 Knoll Road, Fort Wayne, IN
Please call for seasonal hours.

Sweet corn, local honey, maple syrup, and all kinds of veggies! Hardy's has been family owned and operated for over 5 generations. Our goal is to produce high quality vegetables at a fair price. We work hard every year to improve our growing methods to reach this goal with food safety our number 1 priority. Through the spring and summer we grow all kinds of flowers and a variety of veggies and into the fall we grow pumpkins, gourds, Indiana sweet corn and a variety of winter squash.

Main Street Farmers Market
260-515-9700
1936 West Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN
Fridays 3pm-8pm
May-October

Fort Wayne's favorite outdoor farm market, located along the busy West Main Street corridor. Indiana sweet corn, Michigan Red haven peaches, tomatoes, green beans, local hot sauces, baked goods, jams and jellies and more!

Hilger Family Farm – Fall Family Fun
260-625-3467
5534 Butt Road, Fort Wayne, IN
Mondays and Tuesdays 4pm - 7pm
Wednesdays and Saturdays 9am - 7pm

Hilger Family Farm is a home-based business dedicated to wholesome family entertainment and selling quality produce and plants. Through the fall we also have you pick pumpkins, gourds and all kinds of jams, jellies and apple butter. Some fall activates include hayrides and animal rides on the weekends. Barn swings, straw playgrounds, corn stalks, bales of hay, Indian corn and painted pumpkins.

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Wild Zoo Halloween 2015
October 16-18, 22-25, 29-31
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
12pm - 5pm

Wild Zoo Halloween offers adventure, family fun and tasty treats that are just right for pint-sized guests. Kids can navigate a mini maze, pick a pumpkin, see a zoo animals and much more!

Admission (all ages) $5
Admission with Treats (all ages) $9
(Zoo members get $2 off per person every day)

Fright Night Downtown
Saturday, October 17, 2015

Fort Wayne's most anticipated event of the Halloween season is bigger than ever! The annual Fright Night Downtown is October 17th. Kick things off at 2pm with activities at the Allen County Public Library culminating with a Zombie Walk through the streets of downtown Fort Wayne. This night full of tricks and treats is fun for ALL AGES, some activities have a small admission price, and others are free.

Admission: FREE (some activities will have a small charge)

Halloween Haunt at the Community Center
Saturday, October 17, 2015
1pm - 4pm

Downtown Fort Wayne becomes a haven for monsters, ghosts, vampires and zombies on Saturday afternoon. Bring your little goblins to the Community Center for an afternoon of frightful fun. There will be a minimal charge for games for kids and the whole family. You will be able to enjoy free face painting and a free snack. Fort Wayne Youth Theatre will be performing at 2:00 pm. Concessions will be available for sale. Admission is FREE

Lantern Tours at the Old Fort
Saturday, October 17, 2015
6:30pm - 10:30pm

As you enter the front gate of the Old Fort you pass to another time when the Miami, Delaware, soldiers of the garrison, and Lieutenant, Philip Ostrander, lived and died. Tour the Old Fort after dark, your way lit only by a candle and your guide. Interpreters answer your questions and present the Old Fort as it was in the early 1800s.

Refreshments available at the Bake Sale in the Modern Building.

Admission: $2. Children under 12 free.

The Phil Pops Series: Disney in Concert - Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
October 31
Embassy Theatre
7:30pm

Projected on the big screen, complete with dialogue and effects, this film screening includes Danny Elfman's enigmatic score played live by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Botanical Conservatory
October 17
Botanical Conservatory

Let's do the time warp agaaaaain! As a part of the Downtown Improvement District's Fright Night the Conservatory will once again spin the tale of Brad and Janet on a rainy night sheltered by the bizarre Dr. Frank N. Furter.

Hysterium (Formerly Haunted Caves)
4410 Arden Drive Fort Wayne IN, 46804
260-436-0213
Open through October 30, weekends only
Admission: $12, $20 Fast Pass

The Haunted Barn
9336 North 450 West
Decatur, IN 46733
Open every weekend in October, 7pm - 11pm
Admission: $5, The scariest thing around, don't let the low price fool you.

13th Floor Haunted Hotel
888-932-1827
511 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN
Admission: $12, 3D Glasses $1, Fast Pass+glasses $20

Soultakers Acres
1400 E Smith Street, Warsaw, IN 46580
Fridays 8pm-11pm, Saturdays 8 pm - 12pm
October 2-3, October 9-10, October 16-17, October 23-24, October 30-31
Admission $10, VIP $15

Columbia City Haunted Jail
116 E Market Street, Columbia City, IN
Through October 31
Friday, Saturday 7pm-11pm
Weeknights 7pm-9pm

Get more details on these exciting events from the Visit Fort Wayne website

 

 

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