Harvest season is celebrated each year on the 1860s Stonycreek Farm in Noblesville, 11366 Ind. 38 East. The 42nd annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. now through Oct. 31. Parking is $5 per car Tuesday through Sunday.
The event’s 400 ft. zip line is returning as a main attraction. Cost is $15 per person for anyone ages 10 and up who weigh 90 to 250 lbs. Zippers ascend a 50-foot suspension bridge to a 30-foot high tower in the Christmas tree field, and then sail over a field and a pond. The ride provides a spectacular view of the farm animals and hayride wagons heading out to the field.
New this year is a pony cart (up to three passengers) to the woods. Other attractions include a 60 ft. slide that takes riders through a cave entrance until they emerge at the woods’ edge. The entertainment area features duck races with antique water pumps and peddle car races and the “Giant Jumping Pillow.” Fall activities include the hayride to the pumpkin patch, a haunted house for youngsters, a gourd sling shot, corn cob cannon, Kiddiepillar (inflatable), candle making, farm animals, and more. Most activities have a nominal fee. The Country Market offers food and beverages and Kettle Corn is sold on the weekends.
For more information, call 773-3344 or visit www.stonycreekfarm.net.