October in Valparaiso means plenty of great weather, sunshine and fall fun. At several farms throughout the area you can enjoy a day of pumpkin picking in Valparaiso and the surrounding area. In addition to pumpkin picking, many of these autumnal hotspots also offer hayrides, corn mazes, other fun for the kids and plenty of fall food favorites. Here we will look at some of the best places to enjoy a fall afternoon of pumpkin picking and outdoor fun.
Each year at the end of September, the folks at Coulter’s farm transition from a great spot for summer produce to a favorite patch for pumpkin picking in Valparaiso. Saturdays and Sundays are festive days with everything from hayrides to pick the perfect pumpkin, to corn mazes, to pony rides. During the week, the farm welcomes school groups on a free hayride. Coulter’s is one of the best spots for a day of pumpkin picking and outdoor fun. Coulter’s is located at 5433 South US Highway 421 in nearby Westville.
A must for your pumpkin picking rotation is a trip to Guse’s Christmas Tree Farm. During the months of September and October, the Christmas trees are put on hold in favor of pumpkins, corn mazes and hayrides. Saturdays and Sundays are open picking and the weekdays are reserved for school groups. The $8 cost of admission is well worth the unlimited access to the maze, kiddie train, hayrides and other fun. Check out the farm at 6177 West US Highway 1450 South in Wanatah.
One of the most popular spots for pumpkin picking in Valparaiso is the wildly popular Harvest Tyme Farm. This farm is more than your average pumpkin field. In addition to things like a hayride and corn maze, there are some extra special things to check out. People come from far and wide to experience the Candy Cannon. At 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Saturdays and Sundays, the Candy Cannon shoots candy high into the air using 500 gallons of compressed air for visitors to gather. This fall favorite is located at 17904 Grant Street in Lowell.
Another fun way to spend an afternoon is by visiting Family Fall Days at Johnson’s Family Farm. In addition to the pumpkin patch, you can enjoy their corn maze, jump pillow, jump pumpkin, straw mountain, goat village, Johnson’s town, pedal karts, challenge course, sports game, train, produce cannons, duck races, and plenty more. You can also stop by the market for some extra goodies to bring home. You can find them at 718 West US Highway 30 in Valparaiso.
These are just a few of the great places you can go pumpkin picking in Valparaiso this month. Whether you want a low-key experience to nab a few perfect pumpkins for your porch or you want to spend a day hay riding and maze trekking – you can find it pumpkin picking in Valparaiso. To learn more about Valparaiso real estate opportunities, so you can enjoy the many seasonal events every year, contact our real estate experts.