Fall is where the fun is in Elkhart County. The weather may be slightly cooler but it’s still a great time of year to get outside and enjoy safe activities. From corn mazes to apple picking and everything in between, this should keep the family busy till every last leaf falls. 

Bring on the family fun 

Head to Wakarusa where they display a one-of-a-kind Pumpkin Tree right at the center of town at Waterford and Elkhart streets. This amazing creation towers over the intersection at 17 feet tall. Once it goes up, everyone knows what to do - take plenty of pictures! #INElkhartCo 

A display of fall hay bales, pumpkins and scarecrows sits in the foreground with the 17-foot tall Pumpkin Tree in downtown Wakarusa in the background

Stop by the Wakarusa Dime Store to stock up on candy. The kids (and the kid in you) will thank you for it.  

Get your taste of fall 

That crisp crunch of biting into an apple — now that’s a true sound of fall. Throw in a good corn maze and some pumpkins and that’s a perfect fall day for us. 

  • Kercher’s Sunrise Orchard, 19498 C.R. 38, Goshen: Family-owned for five generations, Kercher’s is a must-stop for its dozen varieties of apples. Pick a bushel or two yourself or buy from the well-stocked market. Be sure to check their website for updates on when each variety of apple will be harvested. 

  • Miller Orchard, 501 W. Randolph St., Nappanee: While you’re picking up a fresh basket of apples, don’t forget a jug of apple cider. There are fall flavors galore at Miller Orchard. 

  • Knollbrook Farm, 15463 C.R. 46, Goshen, www.knollbrookfarm.com: A 12-acre corn maze with 5 miles worth of pathways is fun for the whole family. Add some twists with signposts, codes and trivia questions and you have a memorable fall afternoon. Try out some fun pumpkin activities or rent a space for your own bonfire. Open starting Sept. 18. You can also pick up some pumpkins and gourds here or at Kercher’s. 

More to Do Near Exit 92

Logo for Amazing Acres in Edwardsburg, Michigan

A-Mazing Acres Farm 18430 US-12 East, Edwardsburg, MI 49112 Corn maze, pumpkin patch, and close to 100 attractions. Our farm opens each year in the Fall for a traditional harvest season… and more!

Simonton Lake Drive-In, 3724 Cassopolis Street Elkhart An ice-cold frosted mug of root beer to satisfy your thirst; smiling, courteous carhops with serving trays laden with delicious fries, and the best burgers in town await you at Simonton Lake Drive-in.