Indianapolis Fall Family Bucket List


Fall Bucket List in Indianapolis by Indianapolis Moms BlogAsk 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 for 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
  37. Trick or treat at McCormick Creek’s Falloween
  38. Enjoy the family-friendly Conner Prairie Headless Horseman
  39. Take your little ones to Tuttle Orchard’s Tractor Town
  40. Make your kiddos a spooky breakfast with Spider Donuts
  41. Eat apples, ride ponies, play in the hay at Apple Works
  42. Have a blast at Waterman’s Family Farm Fall Festival
  43. Check out your local Trunk or Treat event
  44. The Irvington Slightly Haunted Puppet Show is fun for all ages! (And not scary)
  45. Start a new family tradition by creating a Thankful Handprint Pumpkin
  46. Grown-ups can soak up the flavors of fall at The Pumpkin, Cider and Fall Beer Festival
  47. Feeling sporty? Try the Black Hat Dash 5K
  48. You love them at the orchards, now you can make your own – Apple Cider Slushies!
  49. Have a family movie night with classic spooky movies like Ghostbusters or Scooby Do
  50. Donate all that extra Halloween Candy to the troops!