Bright as beacons, pumpkins tell us, “it’s fall!” If you love pumpkin everything, SoIN has no shortage of pumpkin-inspired things to do, eat and ways to treat yourself all season long. Here’s a quick guide to pumpkin things in SoIN:
Fall Farm Fun
Fall in SoIN wouldn’t be complete without some fall farm fun.
Huber’s Orchard, Winery and Vineyards’ pumpkin ice cream is back for fall. Pumpkin bread, muffins, pies and doughnuts are seasonal favorites available at its bakery. For pumpkins in a variety of colors and sizes, visit the farm market or take a wagon ride to pick your own from the pumpkin patches!
Joe Huber’s Family Farm and Restaurant’s U-pick pumpkins are ready! They also have many pumpkin treats available from the Farm Market, including pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin ice cream, and pumpkin muffin, pancake and bread mixes!
Sweet Treats and Coffees
Drive through New Albany, Clarksville or Jeffersonville and you’ll spot a Chillers or Zesto Ice Cream. You know fall is here when they’ve rolled out their Pumpkin Roll Sundae: smooth and creamy soft serve coupled with a sweet slice of pumpkin roll, caramel sauce and whipped cream. Grab a scoop of their pumpkin hand dip ice cream, or try it in a Pumpkin Pie Vortex ®. Head to Floyds Knobs’ favorite Berry Twist and try out their Pumpkin Roll Arctic Swirl or Pumpkin Roll Sundae.
Are you looking for a truly over-the-top pumpkin treat? Say hello to “Pumpkin To Talk About” Boomtown Creamery’s Fall Boomshake or their pumpkin cold brew shake.
Sweets by Morgan in downtown Jeffersonville has a delectable fall menu that includes pumpkin cinnamon chip cookies, pumpkin chocolate chip bread, pumpkin spice cupcakes with cream cheese icing, pumpkin roll, pumpkin pie and pumpkin cake pops rolling out throughout the season. If you can’t choose just one, order several!
You know what goes great with freshly baked pumpkin goodies? Coffee! Local shops like Coffee Crossing, Pearl Street Game & Coffee House, Starlight Coffee Co. and True North Coffee House are brewing pumpkin-inspired warm beverages all season long.
If you prefer treats over tricks, a must-visit during this time of year is Schimpff’s Confectionery. From jack-o’-lantern Rice Krispy Treats to Orange Cream Pumpkin Minuettes, this family-owned old-fashioned candy shop has it all! Sweeten your holiday shopping at this brightly colored candy shop.
Stop by the brightly colored candy shop in SoIN, The New Albany Sugar Shoppe. The shop carries classic favorites as well as the owner’s own creations. The shop is full of treats for the fall like chocolate-covered pumpkin spiced Oreos and pumpkin pie salt water taffy. They also carry locally made specialty goodies from Indiana shops including pumpkin macaroons and pumpkin whoopie pies from Leaven Bakery!
Pampering, Sweet-Smelling & Cozy
Make your home cozy, inspiring and inviting with pumpkin decor from New Albany's newest boutique, Cottonwood Collectives. They carry new and vintage items in styles they describe as Classic and Modern Farmhouse, French Country, and Cottage Charm.
After pampering yourself at Strandz Salon, visit its adjacent Threadz Specialty Shop to spice up your home and wardrobe. They have a variety of pumpkin-colored accessories for women and the home. From scarves, clutches and earrings to candles and wall décor, you’ll be ready for fall!
Wimsatt Soap Company has a fall selection of pumpkin bath and beauty products that look as good as they smell. Keep your skin nourished during the dry season with their Goat Milk Body Pumpkin Butter or other pumpkin-scented skincare products. The pumpkin head bath bombs are a cute gift idea for children. The candle refill kits are available in Pumpkin Spice, Caramel Pumpkin Latte, Pumpkin Chai and Pumpkin Apple Butter.
Get cozy for fall in these cute pumpkin graphic tees from Dress & Dwell in downtown New Albany. Shop their pumpkin and fall home decor. Available in the store and on their online shop!
Speaking of decorations, the gift shop at Derby Dinner Playhouse has several handmade seasonal crafts to make your home more festive and impress guests.
Bring that beautiful pumpkin color to your front porch with pumpkin-themed wood and metal decorations from Blessings on Spring. The boutique, located in downtown Jeffersonville, offers affordable women's clothing, accessories and hand-painted home decor. They also have an Art Studio that hosts paint parties and classes, or you can purchase unfinished products as a DIY take-home craft.
If you have a favorite pumpkin theme that wasn’t included, let us know! We’ll continue to add ways to enjoy pumpkins in SoIN all season long!
For pumpkin and fall décor and Halloween costumes, visit Southern Indiana’s Horner Novelty.
Looking for ways to enjoy fall in SoIN? Visit our Fall Foliage and Fun page.