Fall fun at Newfields: Inaugural Harvest festival includes 10,000 pumpkins, hay maze, and more

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Photo taken at Harvest at Newfields, courtesy of Kylee Scales

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UPDATE:  The Harvest festival sold out this year! But it will be back next year, and a spokesperson for Newfields says they’re planning for it to be more than just four days.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – We already know Newfields knows how to put on an incredible holiday display with Winterlights. But this year they’re stepping things up with a new fall festival, and it’s sure to be a gourd time!

The inaugural “Harvest” in October will feature 50 acres of fall fun. We’re talking about endless pumpkins (more than 5,000!), a pumpkin bridge, a hay maze, a small animal barn, food tents, and more.

Local and regional farmers, chefs, brewers, and distillers will also be available at the event for tastings, demonstrations, and workshops.

Don’t worry—there will be plenty fun for your little ones too! More activities include pumpkin painting, art activities, and a designated play area. They will also show the movie “Rudy” on a stage across from the Lilly House in the evening Saturday. All activities are free with admission unless otherwise noted.

As always, Newfields will complement the season with thought-provoking works of art in the IMA Galleries. The art highlight of Harvest 2019 will be Yayoi Kusama’s spectacular Infinity Mirror Room, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins (2016), sure to provide an enviable Instagram moment.

Newfields tells CBS4 they are hoping to accommodate around 15,000 people for the weekend, but they encourage everyone to get their tickets early in case they reach capacity.

To help ease parking problems, they partnered with Lyft to offer exclusive ride discounts. New and existing users save 20% off two rides to and/or from Harvest at Newfields by entering code HARVEST2019 in the promo code section of the Lyft app.

WHAT: Harvest festival

WHERE: Newfields, 4000 N Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46208

WHEN: October 3, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; October 4-5, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; October 6, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

TICKETS: Newfields members can get tickets are $5 online and $10 at the door. Nonmember tickets are $20 online and $25 at the entrance. Kids ages 6 to 18 are $12, and it’s free for children 5 and under. Passports to sample local beers are an additional $15. You can purchase them here.

Click here for the complete schedule of activities and demonstrations.

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