2016 Indianapolis Fall Family Bucket List


2015Ask just about anyone in the Midwest what the best season is here and the question will often be met with an enthusiastic “Fall!” With perfect temps, beautiful scenery, tasty treats, and more family-friendly activities than you can squeeze in, what’s not to love about this magical season? We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite things to do this fall around Indianapolis, so that you and your family can make the most of this time!

1. Go apple picking at Tuttle Orchards
2. Make chili
3. Carve/decorate pumpkins
4.  Spend time at the Indianapolis Zoo’s Zoo Boo
5. Visit The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ Haunted House
6. Enjoy Stonycreek Farms’ Pumpkin Harvest
7. Take a family trip to Conner Prairie’s Pumpkin Patch Parade or Halloween Party
8. Go trick-or-treating at Fisher’s Park and Recreation Boo Bash
9. Make pumpkin bread
10. Visit a pumpkin patch
11. Make a pine cone bird feeder
12. Check out the Historic Irvington Halloween Festival
13. Take a day trip to Brown Country for a scenic drive through the incredible fall foliage (or zip line through the trees if you’re feeling adventurous!)
14. Do a fall leaf craft
15. Go apple picking at Stuckey Farms
16. Drink hot apple cider
17. Take a picnic to Fort Harrison State Park
18. Make turkey crafts
19. Host a cookout
20. Take a hayride
21. Do a corn maze
22. Head to Oktoberfest at Trader’s Point Creamery
23. Make homemade Halloween costumes and go trick-or-treating (Check out some super creative ideas on Pinterest)
24. Make paper plate skeletons
25. Check out the apple festival and craft fair at Anderson Orchards
26. Bake a pie
27. Eat a caramel apple (or make your own mini caramel apples)
28. Go on a family hike at Ritchey Park Nature Preserve 
29. Make s’mores around a bonfire at Holliday Park
30. Take family photos outside
31. Tailgate with family and friends
32. Roast pumpkin seeds
33. Jump in a leaf pile
34. Make a thankful tree
35. Drink hot chocolate (and consider making some spiked)
36. Donate to Gleaner’s Food Bank