Fall Ideas


Claire Jaques

Tuttles Orchard


Fall is a favorite time of the year for many people. It marks the beginning of sweater season, pumpkin lattes, and haunted hayrides with friends. With fall break less than two weeks away, there seemed to be no better time than to release a short list of fun fall activities to do with friends, family, or even a cute date. 

  • Tuttles Orchard: Tuttles is a landmark for many of the McCordsville, Fortville, and Greenfield area. With apples at the prime of their season, there is no better time to go. The orchard also just opened a restaurant featuring local foods and fresh produce. Not to mention, their sunflower field is a great place for photoshoots.
  • The Irvington Ghost Tour: Irvington hosts a Halloween festival every year, but if your heart beats for the scarier side of things, the area is also known for its ghost tour that highlights several famous locations that are deemed to be haunted. It’s only fifteen dollars, fun, and is a perfect way to visit haunted locations without the risk of trespassing. You can get tickets online beginning September 29th. Check this out for more info. 
  • Local Fall Festivals: Many towns and schools will hosts festivals from mid-September until late-October. They are usually inexpensive and family friendly.  Local churches will often host festivals, as well local areas and towns.Fishers is close, and hosts a farmers market festival and Oktoberfest. Keep them on your radar and check your local calendars for dates and times.
  •  Brown County:  Brown County is beautiful this time of year, and the trails are more bearable to hike when the hot sun is not blaring down on you. Nashville, Indiana is also a fun spot to visit for dinner and shopping after a long day on the trails. 
  • Conner Prairie: Conner Prairie is a popular place to visit in the fall, and near Halloween they host a fall festival that includes family friendly activities, a corn maze, and a haunted hayride following the legend of the Headless Horseman. Buy tickets and get more info here. 
  • Thrift Shopping: Sweaters are an iconic look to any wardrobe during fall. If you are not keen on spending a lot of money revamping your wardrobe, try thrifting for some with a few friends. 
  • Go to a Marching Band Competition: Marching Band season is in full swing for the Band of Marauders, and competitions are a fun thing to go to if you want to see a side of things that most students don’t see. Admission is usually under ten dollars, and it is a different way to show some school spirit for and underappreciated branch of the school.