I think it’s supposed to be fall now, but the weather in Indianapolis does not agree. It’s currently 88 degrees and I’m having a hot flash in my cardigan that I wore to teach today in order to look “scholarly.” I’m very excited for fall weather because then I can pull out my booties and jackets and all the other cute things that are tucked away in my closet. I’m excited about fall this year because it means we are getting closer to winter and winter is when Husband and I find out about residency, so I’m in a bit of a count down mode.
I’m going to try to motivate fall to start showing up by sharing some awesome seasonal things to do in Indianapolis. I’m starting today by writing about my recent visit to Piney Acres Farm in Fortville, Indiana (about 25 minutes from my Broad Ripple bungalow). Piney Acres is known by many for having beautiful Christmas trees! But I learned that they offer way more than that around the year, including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, hay rides, barnyard animals, and holiday decor. I was legit bummed that I didn’t have kids to bring with me because this is the kind of place that has something to entertain children for HOURS!
On top of all the general fun and merriment that can be round up on a large, 73-acre farm, Piney Acres also hosts family friendly events almost every day, including Civil War reenactments, homeschool field trips, sensory friendly play dates, 5K themed runs, duck races, apple cannons, and MORE! I’m attaching all the details, including location, pricing, and schedule here. I got a preview of the fall activities that start on September 29, 2018 and sampled the bread pudding, pet the pigs, and started the corn maze before becoming scared of the dark and heading right back out. I love knowing that such outdoor fun is available, especially for my urban-dwelling self who sometimes tries to avoid nature.
Another perk of this post? I took my photographer friend, Mariah, along with me and she took WAY better pictures than I could ever take myself. I usually just go for the “point, shoot, and pray” method before posting on my blog, but Mariah offered to add a little style to this post by bringing her fancy equipment to the farm. She has recently moved to the Indianapolis area and is taking new clients, so be sure to check her out here.
So, now you know! I’m making a list of fun fall things in Indianapolis and will share my best ideas here. Feel free to let me know if you have any suggestions of places for me to check out!