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Fall Fest Archive

Pumpkin-dropping Autumn-celebrating fun from 2007 to 2012

Looking Back on Fall Fest

For five years Hensler Nursery hosted one of the best autumn festivals in Indiana. Our 300 acre farm was the perfect playground for Fall events like our Giant Pumpkin Drop, Wheel Horse Weekend, Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off and Classic Car Cruise-in.

We loved throwing this autumnal party, but decided after the wrap of the 2012 season to focus entirely on our flagship festival- Christmas Fest. We do Christmas better than anyone, and we cordially invite you to bring your family and friends to Hensler's this holiday season.

In the meantime, take a look back on all the fun we had at Fall Fest.

The Giant Pumpkin Drop

With the help of our local community we were able to raise money with our awareness building "Smash Out Cancer" campaign for the Starke and Memorial Counties Cancer Associations.

Several multi-hundred pound pumpkins were dropped by crane with a few lucky auction winners getting to pull the rope! Don't miss the scene at the end where we smashed a car.

The Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off

We enjoyed our partnership with the Indiana Pumpkin Growers Association and hosted their giant pumpkin weigh-off each year during Fall Fest.

Wheel Horse Weekend

We’re big fans of antique Wheel Horse garden tractors, and it might have something to do with Scott, our resident forester and Wheel Horse enthusiast. Wheel Horse Weekend was one of our favorite events during Fall Fest, so much so that we decided to taken them for a spin on our farm.