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October 18, 2013

Editor's Picks: Apple-orchard edition

StonyCreek Farm’s Annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival

StonyCreek Farm is a sprawling salute to all things fall and Halloween. The you-pick pumpkin patch is just the beginning for festivities at the acreage that’s home to a bounce house, various vendors, a nursery and plenty of apple-themed products and flavors. Hay rides and harvest goodies are a favorite at the Noblesville farm located at 11366 State Road 38 East. The country complex is even equipped with a zip line. StonyCreek Farm is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 317-773-3344.

Conner Prairie Apple Store

For two decades, those who love apples and autumn have headed to Conner Prairie. While the destination is home to multiple favorite fall outings, the apple store’s aroma tends to distract crowds from the rest of Conner Prairie’s grounds located at 13400 Allisonville Road in Fishers. The apple store hosts the best tastes: apple cider slushies, apple fritters, hand-dipped caramel apples and much more. The apple store is open Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 317-776-6000.

Stuckey Farm Orchard and Cider Mill

While fall may be prime time for pumpkins, apples are a close second and at Stuckey Farm Orchard and Cider Mill in Sheridan, Ind., apples easily win as the star of autumn. Whether you’re picking apples from orchard trees or tasting sweet apple butter, a trip to Stuckey Farm, 19975 Hamilton Boone County Road, can guarantee to keep the doctor away. For more information, call 317-769-4172.

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