Gary Fall Festivals – Fall 2024 IN Events

Buckley Fall Festival - Lowell, IN - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2023
Family fun, great food, entertainment, arts & crafts and more! Along the way, pioneer cabin reenactors portray military, civilians, and artisans of various time periods, taking you back in history!

Mac and Cheese Fest - Michigan City, IN - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2023
Local breweries and wine, live music, plus sampling of 15 mac and cheese vendors, all on the waterfront!

St. John Oktoberfest - St. John, IN - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
Annual Indiana Oktoberfest from St. John the Evangelist Parish. Music, bier garden with HB and Miller, wine, German food, and kids activities such as pumpkin decorating and moon bounce. They have featured live music running all three days.

Wanatah Scarecrow Festival - Wanatah, IN - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
Enjoy scarecrow sculpting, arts/crafts, kids’ rides, parade, fun runs, car show and more! Bring a nonperishable food item to the info booth for a giveaway ticket!

Little Cousin Jasper Festival - Rensselaer, IN - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
Three days of family fun and entertainment in Rensselaer.

Griffith Rock n Rail Street Festival - Griffith, IN - Aug 31 to Sep 3, 2023
The Rock N Rail Fest is a 4-day music festival taking place over Labor Day weekend. It features over 25 bands and over 30 food vendors. There are two stages – main stage and bar stage. The entire festival is fenced in, making it a family-friendly beer garden featuring four beer stations. Kid’s activities include bounce houses, train barrel rides, princess day, superhero day, face painting, and much more!

Rensselaer Oktoberfest - Rensselaer, IN - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2022
Come enjoy a festive night of German and American cuisine from local eateries, try wines from our local winery and sample seasonal beer at our beer garden. Enjoy live entertainment on the Historic Downtown Rensselaer square. $5 donation requested. Kids 10 and under are free. Hours are 5-10pm. Location is Jasper County Courthouse Square, 115 W Washington Street

St Joe Zombie Pub Crawl - St Joseph, MI - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2022
A thirsty horde of zombies will crawl the streets of downtown St Joseph in support of local theatre. All proceeds raised will go directly to The GhostLight Theatre, a new performance venue in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Please come dressed in your best (worst) zombie make-up and costume — prizes will be awarded for the most afflicted zombie, the best group theme, the scariest, the silliest, etc. Visit 5 pubs in 3 hours to find drink specials and snacks.