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2023 Fall Activities Near Fort Wayne, IN You Need to Know
A new season means new possibilities to explore the surrounding area! The weather is getting colder and the aroma of pumpkin spice is back - hello, fall! Here at Jellystone Park™ Barton Lake, we have an abundance of fall events and activities planned right at our Indiana campground, but there's also plenty of other events your family must try! Less than an hour from our Indiana camping resort, Fort Wayne offers an array of fall activities that are great for families! What are you waiting for?! Grab your fall jacket and explore all of the fall events near Fort Wayne!

Fall Festival: Weekends September 16 - October 30, 2023

Want to have a dairy good time? If so, head to Kuehnert Dairy for their annual Fall Festival! Complete with a corn maze, cornhole, wagon basketball, and more - this fall outing near Fort Wayne has something for the whole family. Consi-'dairy' booking your tickets today for this Fort Wayne fall event!

Pumpkin Path Display: October 3 - 29, 2023

The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory is the place to be if you’re looking for that perfect fall photo op! View the outdoor Exploration Garden decorated for the fall season with a pumpkin path. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this fun event at one of the city’s top-rated attractions!

Fright Night Lantern Tours: October 21, 2023

When looking for a fall evening activity in Fort Wayne, Indiana look no further than The Old Fort! The Old Fort will be hosting Fright Night Lantern Tours on October 21st. Hear epic stories about the resident ghost, experience a guided tour through the historical fort at dark, and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the Headless Horseman at this can’t-miss fall event!

Apple Picking: Daily During Apple Season (through late October) 2023

Cook’s Orchard is ‘apple-solutely’ a place you should visit when planning your fall activities in Fort Wayne, Indiana! With an assortment of apple varieties, cider slushies, and homemade cinnamon rolls - Cook’s Orchard can help satisfy those fall food cravings. Visit the country store for your apples, or venture out into the orchard for a U-pick adventure! Either way, a visit to Cook’s Orchard is a perfect thing to do in Fort Wayne!

Fall Foliage Final Friday Fun Hike: October 27, 2023

Reds, oranges, and yellows - oh my! Arguably one of the best parts of the season in the midwest is the fall foliage. Get a last peak at the fall colors before the winter freeze comes with this hike through the Lindenwood Nature Preserve. This beautiful fall activity is sure to show some of the best scenes that Fort Wayne has to offer!

Hot Cider Hustle: October 28, 2023

If you’re looking for a way to stay active during your fall stay at Jellystone Park™ Barton Lake and want to give back at the same time, you should consider the Hot Cider Hustle. This Fort Wayne event will be benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation which helps to create life-changing wishes for kids with critical illnesses. Help deliver hope, and receive a caramel apple and cup of hot apple cider when crossing the finish line, by registering for this event today!

Double H Petting Zoo: Sundays in October (excluding October 29), 2023

Even if you can’t say ‘fall family fun on the farm’ five times fast, you can still have it at Ridenour Acres! Ridenour Acres has fall activities near Fort Wayne for all ages. Check out their petting zoo, corn maze, hayrides through the woods, and more on your day trip from Jellystone Park™ Barton Lake!


When you plan a stay at Jellystone Park™ Barton Lake, there are always exciting activities and events in Fort Wayne that the whole family will love! Plus, the fall activities in Fort Wayne are a must-try - so be sure to book a fall camping trip to our Indiana camping resort to see all the events Fort Wayne has to offer. You can browse availability or book your fall stay here.