Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fall Weekend

So what are you doing with your family this weekend?  I LOVE fall, and I'm always looking for affordable ways to entertain my little men.  What is going on this weekend in the area?  See some ideas below, and don't forget to take your camera!

Trunk or Treat -Have your kids dress up in their costumes and take them to this safe, family-friendly fall event. 
Saturday, Oct. 23 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Liberty Baptist Church
517 Church Street
Sweetser, IN 46987
Phone: 765-384-7004

Spencer's Farm - Need some pumpkins, apples, gourds?  If you haven't visited Spencer's, I highly recommend it!  It is a great family farm with in-season produce at excellent prices!  They also have cage-free eggs for only $1.50/dozen!
Directions: from Marion, go EAST on 38th Street for 15-20 minutes.  The farm is on your right, and has a sign out on the street. 

Campbell's Pumpkin Patch in Wabash, IN - Fall family fun that is affordable!  Take a hay ride, do the corn maze, feed the animals, let your kids jump in a giant pumpkin while you enjoy a cup of cider and a piece of pumpkin pie, and, of course, pick up a pumpkin and a mum!

Hainlen Orchard
Not a "pick-your-own", but still a beautiful orchard that makes a fun outing. 
Address:? 5588 County Road N 1250 East Converse, IN 46919
Phone: 765.395.3274
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM, Sunday: 12 PM – 5 PM
35 varieties of Apples, jelly and jams, gourds, squash, peaches, honey, cider

What should you do with all of these apples once you get them?  I suggest an Awesome Apple Crisp from (received 5 stars!).

Awesome Apple Crisp Ingredients:

Fruit Filling



Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 1/4 hr
  1. 1 Peel& slice your apples and place in bottom of 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. 2 Mix sugar, 1 tbsp.
  3. 3 flour& cinnamon together and sprinkle over apples.
  4. 4 Pour water evenly over all.
  5. 5 (and lemon juice if using) Combine the toppping ingredients until crumbly and spread all over apples.
  6. 6 Bake at 350 for about 45 mins.
  7. 7 I serve topped with vanilla ice cream!
  8. 8 YUM!

What else do you know about that is going on in the area this weekend?  Post your activity in the comments section below.


  1. What a wonderful idea! THanks for taking this on. I will check it regularly and try and contribute when I can. Thanks again!

  2. There is a trunk n treat at Kmart parking lot on the 30th from 4-7 offered by Lighthouse Assembly church.

  3. Love this new blog, Kristi! Can you post about recycling information and locations? I remember you talking about it but do not remember the details.

  4. Jaena, let me do a little more research and I'll post on recycling in the area later this week. Thanks!