Funtober Fall Festivals

Fall Indiana Festivals

Here’s the list of fall festivals in Indiana in 2015.  Try one or more of these events in September or October.  Be sure to check out the harvest festivals near your location once you are done with Oktoberfest in Indiana.  You won’t be disappointed with the celebration.

We hope you enjoyed last year’s list.  We will be updating this information for 2016 over the next few weeks.  Stay tuned!

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September 2015:
Steamboat Days Festival – Jeffersonville, IN – Sept 4-6, 2015
Jackson County Watermelon Festival – Jackson County, IN – September 4-6, 2015
Marshall County Blueberry Festival – Plymouth, IN – September 4-7, 2015
Earl Park Fall Festival – Earl Park, IN – September 4-7, 2015
Fourth Street Festival – Bloomington, IN – September 5-6, 2015
Bloomington Garlic Festival – Bloomington, IN – September 5-6, 2015
Roanoke Fall Festival – Roanoke, IN – September 10-12, 2015
Turkey Trot Festival – Montgomery, IN – September 10-13, 2015
Roann Covered Bridge Festival – September 10-13, 2015
Pendleton Fall Festival – Pendleton, IN – September 11-12, 2015
Kiwanis Club Hot Air Balloon Festival – Bloomington, IN – Sept 11-13, 2015
Zionsville Lions Club Fall Festival – Zionsville, IN – September 11-13, 2015
Paoli Fall Festival – Paoli, IN – September 11-13, 2015
Scottish Festival – Columbus – September 12-13, 2015
Hoosier Hops & Harvest – Nashville, IN – September 12, 2015
Lanesville Heritage Weekend – Sept 11-13, 2015
Old Washington Street Festival – Muncie, IN – September 19-20, 2015
Johnny Appleseed Festival – Fort Wayne, IN – September 19-20, 2015
Versailles Pumpkin Show – Versailles, IN – September 23-27, 2015
Albion Harvest Fest – Albion, IN – September 19-20, 2015

Stone’s Trace Pioneer Festival – Ligonier, IN – September 12-13, 2015
Popcorn Festival – Valparaiso, IN – September 12, 2015
Nappanee Apple Festival – Nappanee, Indiana – September 17-20, 2015
Middlebury Fall Festival – Middlebury, IN – September 18-19, 2015
Heritage Days Festival – Frankton, IN – September 18-20, 2015
Back to the Fifties Festival – Lebanon, IN – September 18-19, 2015
Brookston Apple Popcorn Festival – Brookston, IN – September 19, 2015
Kunstfest – New Harmony – Sept 19-20, 2015
Indy Irish Fest – Sept 18-20, 2015
Bluffton Free Street Fair – Bluffton, IN – September 22-26, 2015
James Dean Festival – Fairmount, Indiana – September 24-27, 2015
Cory Apple Festival – Cory, IN – September 25-27.  Fireworks on Sept 26th. 
North Manchester Harvest Festival – North Manchester, IN – September 26, 2015 
Lanthier Winery Harvest Celebration – Madison, IN – September 26-27, 2015
Wanatah Scarecrow Festival – September 25-27, 2015
Madison Chautauqua Arts & Crafts Show – September 26-27, 2015
Sullivan County Rotary Corn Festival – Sullivan County, IN – September 16-20, 2015

October 2015:

Franklin Fall Festival – Franklin, IN – October 3, 2015.
Located in downtown Franklin, Saturday, October 3rd, 8am-10:30pm.

Evansville Nut Club Fall Festival – October 5-10, 2015
One of the largest street festivals in the U.S., attracting more than 200,000.

Elvis FANtasy Festival – Portage, IN – October 2-4, 2015
Bloomfield Apple Festival – Bloomfield, IN -October 2-4, 2015
Friendship Music Festival – Friendship, IN – October 3-4, 2015
Apple Festival Of Kendallville – Kendallville, IN – October 3-4, 2015
Mariachi & Tequila Festival – Hammond, IN – October 3, 2015
Fishers Renaissance Faire – October 3-4, 2015
Hoosier Fall Fest – Knightstown, IN – October 10-11, 2015
Heartland Film Festival – Indianapolis, IN – October 16-25, 2015
Covered Bridge Festival – Parke County – Oct 9-18, 2015
Southern Indiana FiberArts Festival – Corydon, IN – October 23-24, 2015
Historic Irvington Halloween Festival – Irvington, IN – October 24-31, 2015
Harvest Homecoming – New Albany, IN – October 3-11, 2015
Sleepy Hollow Fall Celebration – October 10, 2015
Syracuse Harvest Festival – Syracuse, IN – October 10, 2015
Buckley Fall Festival – Lowell – October 10-11, 2015
Indiana Dunes Fall Harvest Festival – Valparaiso, IN – October 16-17, 2015

Odon Pumpkin Festival – Odon, IN – October 17, 2015
Large event featuring contests, games, food, vendors and music

November 2015:

Indy International Festival – Nov 5-7, 2015
Spirit & Place Festival – Indianapolis, IN – Nov 6-15, 2015
Holiday House Craft and Gift Show – Bloomington, IN – Nov 20-21, 2015
Light Up Jeffersonville – Jeffersonville, IN – Nov 28, 2015

Last Year’s Events:

CASA Holiday Fest – Warsaw, IN – Nov 14, 2014
Find other fun things to do in Indiana in October:

Canaan Fall Festival and Pony Express Mail Run – September 12-13, 2014
Reynolds Festival – Reynolds, IN – September 13, 2014

Oktoberfest in Indiana
Indiana Corn Mazes
Indiana Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Indiana
Pumpkin Patches in Indiana

30 COMMENTS

  1. Decatur’s Callithumpian Parade and festival aren’t on the list. The parade is always the last Monday in October. Its origin dates back to the 1910s.

  2. The Evansville Fall Festival is the second largest street fair in the U.S. and is held annually the second full week of October. This year, it will be Oct 4-10. Please update your list. Thanks!

      • We’re still a small team of just 2 people trying to track these events around the country – so we know we have a bunch that we’re missing. Thanks for alerting me to it – looks very cool!

  3. The West Side Nut Club Fall Festival in Evansville, IN is missing from your October list of dates! It is held annually during the first full week of October and is celebrating it’s 94th year this year. Rides, food booths, talent contests, and a parade…with all of the food booths supporting non-profit organizations! http://www.nutclubfallfestival.com/

  4. Forgot one. It’s huge.
    43rd Annual Seymour Oktoberfest 2015
    October 1st – 3rd 11am – 11pm
    Seymour, Indiana 47274

  5. Beech Grove Fall Festival
    Main Street Beech Grove Indiana
    Wed, Sept 16th-19th 2015
    
    Wed: Rides / Games, Food, Booths
    Thurs: Rides / Games, Food, Booths
    Fri: Rides / Games, Food, Booths
    Sat: Themed Parade at noon
    followed by Rides / Games, Food, And
    more booths than earlier in the week!
    Saturday only CRAFT FAIR!!

  6. Morgantown Colonel Vawter a Day September 19. Car show, art show, kids zone, BBQ pork chops, BBQ chicken, fire dept fish fry, live music, arts and crafts booths, antiques and much more!!

  7. Hamilton County’s longest running and largest festival, The Atlanta New Earth Festival, is September 26th and 27th. This year is the 42nd annual…with over 600 vendors and live entertainment.

  8. Taste of Diversity is September 26th at Garfield Park. They have diverse food trucks from all around the city, they will have local bands, carnival games, raffles with awesome prizes and much more! This event is going to be huge!

  9. Fall festivals in Morgan County, Indiana that did not make your list:

    Paragon Homecoming Festival – Paragon, IN – Labor Day Weekend
    Monrovia Festival – Monrovia, IN – September 11-13
    Colonel Vawter Day – Morgantown, IN – September 19
    Fall Harvest Days – Eminence, IN – September 19
    Fall Harvest Celebration – Hunter’s Honey Farm, Martinsville IN – September 19
    Chili Cook-off & Chalk Art Contest – Martinsville, IN – September 26
    Apple Festival & Craft Fair – Anderson Orchard, Mooresville, IN – September 26-27

    Morgan County Fall Foliage Festival – Martinsville, IN – Oct. 8-11
    Fiber & Heritage Festival – Martinsville, IN – Oct. 10

    • Sorry! There was an announcement that the balloon festival in Indiana was not going to happen this year. Internal confusion followed here due to working on too many events at the same time. Thanks for letting us know – It’s been removed.

  10. 13th Annual Soup Stew Chili & Brew Festival on Madison Indiana’s Main Street will take place October 10 (always the 2nd Saturday in October). SSCB features 40 food vendors, shopping, activities and inflatables for both kids and adults, beer and wine gardens, live music, and more! Free admission!

  11. 11th Annual Greendell Fall Festival runs from September 26th to October 31st! Open EVERYDAY in October, Monday through Saturday 8am to 5pm and Sundays from 12pm to 5pm. Includes hayrides, a 3 acre pumpkin patch and 4 acre (Inside Out) themed corn maze! 749 West State Road 42 Mooresville, IN 46158 – groups of 10 or more receive discount pricing!

  12. […] From unique foods to historic reenactments to classic cars and everything in between, there is a festival in Indiana everyone can enjoy. Continue a generations-spanning family tradition—or begin a new one—by visiting a fall festival. An Indiana fall festival is a celebration of family, friends and food. Main streets become gathering spaces as the alluring aromas of signature foods fill the air and families and neighbors gather to celebrate and reminisce.   Here’s an additional list of festivals around Lafayette Indiana! […]

  13. 4th Saturday in September each year.

    This year is Saturday, September 26th, 2015. More information and booth space forms can be found on the Facebook page link that I provided. The page is public to everyone – even those who do not have their own Facebook page.

    We have booth spaces, food vendors, bands playing throughout the day, parade at 2:00 pm, etc.

  14. Mississinewa 1812 Oct. 9-11
    6000 N 300W, La Fontaine, Indiana 46940
    8 bucks to get in 6 bucks in advance
    Lots of good food and old school memorabilia.
    Vendors are all cosplayers dressed and acting the parts of people from the period.
    Multiple battle reinactments with guns and cannons.
    Dress up for the part for fun!

  15. The 69th annual Persimmon Festival is being held in Mitchell, Indiana from September 19-26. It is full week long event spanning 3 blocks of Main Street and a few block of side streets. The Festival kicks off at the Spring Mill State Park where the employees and volunteers bring the 18th century village to life on the 19th. On the main thoroughfare, starting Monday, there are carnival rides, lots of food vendors, and nightly entertainment! Saturday, the 26th, is the parade filled with floats, marching bands, antique and vintage cars, horses, etc… http://persimmonfestival.org/?page_id=2#.VfMY1nTD_qA check out the website!

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