Fall Indiana Festivals

Find an Indiana fall festival to attend in 2019. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2019 has things to do across Indiana including activities in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Bloomington and Evansville. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.

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2019 Festivals

Beanblossom Blues Fest - Morgantown, IN - Aug 22 to Aug 24, 2019
Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground plays host to this annual music festival

Earl Park Fall Festival - Earl Park, IN - Aug 30 to Sep 2, 2019
Since 1972, this festival has brought the community together with free family entertainment like a truck & tractor pull, car show, tournaments, mud volleyball, plus craft and flea market, Bluegrass music, tons of food, and more!

Beanblossom Bikerfest - Beanblossom, IN - Sep 3 to Sep 8, 2019
21+ event. Camping, music, food, bike show, and more, held at Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground.

Zionsville Lions Fall Festival - Zionsville, IN - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2019
2019 theme is Be a Superhero 2: Return of the Lions. Parade, live entertainment, carnival, food court, commercial spaces, arts and crafts, kids corner and more.

Albion Harvest Fest - Albion, IN - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
Crafters’ booths, traders’ row, antique tool exhibits, barnyard pull, clowns, live music and more at the Noble County Saddle Club.

Franklin Fall Vintage Festival - Franklin, IN - Sep 28, 2019
1 mile dance, street fair with kids zone and entertainment, food vendors, fish fry, baking contest, parade, dachsund derby, and fireworks

Bloomfield Apple Festival - Bloomfield, IN - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
50th annual! Head to Bloomfield town park for an annual fall festival with carnival rides, food, merchandise vendors, live music, different contests, 5K, art, live demonstrations and more!  

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

Upland Oktoberfest - Bloomington, IN - Sep 24, 2016

Circle City On Tap - Indianapolis, IN - Oct 15, 2016

Southern Indiana FiberArts Festival - New Albany, IN - Oct 17 to Oct 18, 2016

Halloween Psychic Fair - Indianapolis, IN - Oct 22 to Oct 23, 2016
Every year, our community looks forward to costumes, candy, and prizes at our Halloween Psychic Fair. We will be having it October 22nd & 23rd, 2016 from noon til 8 p.m. both days. We are located at 8101 E Washington Street, Unit B, Indianapolis, IN 46219. All ages welcome!

Hoosier Hops and Harvest - Nashville, IN - Jan 1, 2017

Hoosier Hops and Harvest - Nashville, IN - Aug 26, 2017

Lanesville Heritage Weekend - Lanesville, IN - Sep 7 to Sep 10, 2017
See how our forefathers lived as farmers more than one hundred years ago in Southern Indiana.

White River Festival - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 9 to Sep 30, 2017

Fort Scott Fall Festival - Fort Wayne, IN - Oct 7, 2017
A beer festival organized by Mad Anthony that has been happening for more than ten years. Try more than 100 Indiana beers from 20 regional craft brewers. Price of ticket includes souvenir glass and unlimited tastings. Golf outing happens the day before, Sept. 12th at Bridgewater at 1 PM.

Traders Point Creamery Oktoberfest - Zionsville, IN - Oct 7, 2017

CASA Holiday Festival - Warsaw, IN - Nov 10, 2017

Mask-Fest - Indianapolis, IN - Aug 24 to Aug 26, 2018
Midwest’s premier monster art mask and makeup festival.

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival - Auburn, IN - Aug 25 to Sep 2, 2018
A classic car show, historic tour, parade and festival held the week before Labor Day.

Griffith Rock ‘n Rail Street Festival - Griffith, IN - Aug 30 to Sep 2, 2018

Steamboat Nights - Jeffersonville, IN - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2018
An annual event started in 1973 as a fundraiser for the Howard Steamboat Museum now has a parade, live entertainment, art and food vendors.

Paragon Homecoming Festival - Paragon, IN - Aug 31 to Sep 3, 2018
A festival for the whole family, since 1924, over Labor Day weekend.

Little Italy Festival - Clinton, IN - Aug 31 to Sep 3, 2018
Held every Labor Day weekend since 1966. Enjoy food, crafts, and more!

Marshall County Blueberry Festival - Plymouth, IN - Aug 31 to Sep 3, 2018
52nd annual. Over 100 food booths, more than 400 crafters and lots of entertainment and other activities.

Ligonier Marshmallow Festival - Ligonier, IN - Aug 31 to Sep 3, 2018
The 27th annual festival includes lots of family-friendly fun, entertainment, activities, rides, food and more. The name celebrates one of the major products, marshmallows, produced in the area.

Chelsea Jubilee - Madison, IN - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2018
Indiana’s oldest continuous festival features home tours, music events, garden tours, holiday events, arts & crafts shows, 5K, car show, food and wine tastings and more

Bloomington Garlic Festival - Bloomington, IN - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2018
Enjoy local dishes prepared with garlic as well as cooking competitions, kidzone, live music and other artists.

Fourth Street Festival - Bloomington, IN - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2018
There’s free admission to this event adjacent to Indiana University which was named one of the top 100 art fairs in the country by Art Fair Sourcebook.

Mosey Down Main Street - Lafayette, IN - Sep 1, 2018
Part of a series of street celebrations brought to you by the local artistic community.

Metamora Music Festival - Metamora, IN - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2018
Two days of roots/americana music along the Whitewater canal, with free workshops and performances

Vernon Labor Day Festival - Vernon, IN - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2018
Live music, food, art demos, puppet show, drum performances, art contest. glow walk, and more

Tipton County Pork Festival - Tipton, IN - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2018
Come see, smell and taste ten tons of great pork!

Grabill Country Fair - Grabill, IN - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2018
An annual event attracting 100,000 to this Amish community to celebrate 130 craft booths featuring wood, needle crafts, and more! Demonstrations of spinning wheels, cornhusk dolls, and other crafts are available, and children’s activities abound, with contests such as nail driving, cross-cut sawing, and apple pie baking are available. Several music genres can be enjoyed, as can delicious county fare

Roann Covered Bridge Festival - Roann, IN - Sep 6 to Sep 9, 2018
Celebrate the heritage of the Roann Covered Bridge with this four day festival featuring free family entertainment like an antique tractor pull, a parade, mud volleyball, live music and more!

German Park Oktoberfest - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2018
The German American Club and Edelweiss Restaurant host this Oktoberfest. Live music and entertainment. Members of any German organization get in free if they show their membership card at the gate. Pets, except for service animals, are not allowed. Location: 8600 S. Meridian Street, Indianapolis

Roanoke Fall Festival - Roanoke, IN - Sep 6 to Sep 8, 2018
65th annual! Annual family-oriented event for more than 60 years with parade, amusement rides, free entertainment and fantastic food.

Turkey Trot Festival - Montgomery, IN - Sep 7 to Sep 10, 2018
Watch the turkey races!

Kiwanis Club Hot Air Balloon Festival - Bloomington, IN - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
6th annual event.

Darlington Fish Fry and Festival - Darlington, IN - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2018

Little Cousin Jasper Festival - Rensselaer, IN - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
Three days of family fun and entertainment in Rensselaer.

Canaan Fall Festival and Pony Express Mail Run - Canaan, IN - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2018
Enjoy a Pony Express mail run between Canaan and Madison, plus food, live entertainment, kid’s games, exhibits, arts & crafts and more! Free admission

Scottish Festival - Columbus, IN - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
A weekend of Scottish entertainment, competition, history and more.

CANvitational - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 8, 2018
The midwest’s largest canned craft beer festival with over 40 breweries from across America.

North Manchester Eel River Arts Festival - N Manchester, IN - Sep 8, 2018
Farmer’s market, art, music, family fun and kid’s crafts

Valparaiso Popcorn Festival - Valparaiso, IN - Sep 8, 2018
40th annual. Art and craft booths, food, 5k, kids activities, parade, live entertainment, and more

St. Boniface Germanfest - Lafayette, IN - Sep 8, 2018
Food, live music, dancing and fun.

Night Nation Run – Indianapolis - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 8, 2018
The world’s first running music festival, supporting Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), will feature DJs on a main stage, plus party zones along the route with DJs, dancers, light shows, selfie stations, and Glow Gear giveaways!

Heartnut Festival - Nineveh, IN - Sep 8, 2018
Annual event celebrating local heritage at Johnson County Park, featuring carnival rides, RC planes, petting zoo, music, food and more.

Penrod Arts Fair - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 9, 2018
One of the nation’s largest single day art fairs, one of the biggest fundraisers for the Penrod Society.

Historic Irvington Halloween Festival - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 12, 2018
Tons of Halloween fun including pumpkin carving contest, masquerade ball, zombie bike ride, costume party and street fair. Runners can enjoy a 5 mile Vampire run, 3 mile walk, or kids dash. Also features art shows, exhibit on ghouls, seances, organ concert, puppet show, movie nights, coffin race, ghost tour and more!

Nappanee Apple Festival - Nappanee, IN - Sep 13 to Sep 16, 2018
Savor a piece of pie from Indiana’s largest 7 foot baked apple pie.  A family-friendly event running for over 40 years that attracts 80,000 annually.

Indy Irish Fest - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018

Back to the Fifties Festival - Lebanon, IN - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2018
Celebrate the 1950s with classic car show, street dance, live music and children’s fun park.

Heritage Days Festival - Frankton, IN - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
Celebrate the local community with great food, live entertainment, exciting activities, arts, crafts, parades and more.

Middlebury Fall Festival - Middlebury, IN - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2018
Local artisans and crafters, homemade foods and a baking contest, farmers market, sausage and gravy breakfast, pork chop dinner, antique tractors, live entertainment, cornhole tourney, and fireworks too!

Terre Haute German Oberlandler Club Oktoberfest - Terre Haute, IN - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2018
At the Meadows Center for 2 days of German food and dance from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Monument Circle Oktoberfest - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 14, 2018
Annual Indianapolis Oktoberfest hosted by the Columbia Club with German & American food, live music and biergarten. Portion of proceeds goes to local organizations. Admission is free and open to the public.

Old Washington Street Festival - Muncie, IN - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
Come enjoy the architectural, cultural, and social heritage of Muncie’s Emily Kimbrough Historic District and the surrounding neighborhood from Gas Boom Era (1880-1910). There will be artist and craft vendors, musical entertainment, antiques, old-fashioned hand-drawn fire pumper, demonstrations of period crafts and more!

Brookston Apple Popcorn Festival - Brookston, IN - Sep 15, 2018
40th annual event. Celebrate the local harvest with apples and popcorn. Free admission with tons of activities for kids and adults.

Kunstfest - New Harmony, IN - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
A German festival and artisan fair, with German food, music, crafts, and more. Over 200 vendors and 10,000 attendees will make this an event to remember.

Hispanic Cultural Awareness Day - Madison, IN - Sep 15, 2018
Cultural appreciation of Hispanic traditions with food, dance, and music at Broadway Fountain

Johnny Appleseed Festival - Fort Wayne, IN - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
Five stages of free entertainment at this event celebrating the life and times of Johnny Appleseed, the pioneer credited with planting apple trees in large parts of six states. Handmade craft booths, food, period demonstrations, and see how pioneers used to live. Check the event website for free parking areas near the event.

Rooftop Oktoberfest - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 15, 2018

Bluffton Free Street Fair - Bluffton, IN - Sep 18 to Sep 22, 2018
A street fair with parade, live music entertainment and more.

Sullivan Rotary Corn Festival - Sullivan, IN - Sep 19 to Sep 22, 2018
A nightly free concert, plus carnival rides, corn feed, chalk drawings, parade, vendor stands, turtle derby and more.

Wanatah Scarecrow Festival - Wanatah, IN - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
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!

Fishers Oktoberfest - Fishers, IN - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2018
Live music, arts and crafts, kids games and German food. Beer garden is open from noon to 10 PM for ages 21+ with Warsteiner and Leinenkugel on tap. Domestic and import beers are $4-5. Live music begins at noon and includes Polkamotion, Big Daddy Caddy and My Yellow Rickshaw. Food menu includes a variety of German and American items including bratwurst, knautwurst, sauerkraut, pretzels, funnel cake and elephant ears. Free admission. Location: Witten Park, 131st and Olio Road, Fishers IN

St. John Oktoberfest - St. John, IN - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
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.

Carmel Octoberfest - Carmel, IN - Sep 21, 2018
An annual event celebrating fall. Festival is free to the public and open to all age ranges. There will also be food, drink and biergarten of course.

Persimmon Festival - Mitchell, IN - Sep 22 to Sep 29, 2018
72nd annual event! Entertainment and food, antique tractor show, arts and crafts, car and motorcycle shows, candlelight tour, community yard sale, Persimmon run and of course, lots of persimmons in pudding and novelty dessert, plus more!

Rocky Ripple Festival - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 22, 2018
Held annually on the last Saturday in September, this festival focuses on the arts – over 70 artists, live entertainment, beer and wine, food vendors, and more

Carmel International Arts Festival - Carmel, IN - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2018
Over 130 juried artists exhibiting in watercolor, oil, 2D, jewelry, photography, 3D, wood, sculpture, pottery and more.

Noblesville Brewfest - Noblesville, IN - Sep 22, 2018
21+ event – beer tasting, live band, silent auction, and commemorative sampling glass for all. Designated drivers admitted at no charge – so don’t drink and drive!

Rensselaer Oktoberfest - Rensselaer, IN - Sep 22, 2018
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

Atlanta New Earth Festival - Atlanta, IN - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2018
This small town draws crowds of 80,000 for the 600 vendors offering fine art, crafts, antiques, and food.

Versailles Pumpkin Show - Versailles, IN - Sep 26, 2018
Annual event that began in 1899 and celebrated prize pumpkins, and has grown to include various contests, parades, commercial carnival rides, a dance, Punkin Chunkin’, an annual art show, and more

James Dean Festival - Fairmount, IN - Sep 27 to Sep 30, 2018
Fans of the actor descend on Fairmount to celebrate the life and work of one of the most enduring legacies in Hollywood, with attractions such as the Annual Museum Days and Annual James Dean Run.  

Cory Apple Festival - Cory, IN - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018
Proceeds from parking and meals in the Firehouse benefit the Cory Volunteer Fire Department and the local community

The Rathskeller Oktoberfest - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 28, 2018
Live music by Polkaboy as part of their Oktoberfest celebration. Location: 401 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Festival of the Turning Leaves - Thorntown, IN - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018
Live music, children’s activities, museum tours, craft and food vendors, a parade, and more!

Bremen Oktoberfest - Bremen, IN - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2018

Madison Chautauqua Arts & Crafts Show - Madison, IN - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018
An outdoor juried fine art and craft show in the tree-lined streets of this National Landmark Historic District.

Indy Pagan Pride Day - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 29, 2018
Rituals, workshops, dancing, drumming, art, food, action and more! Admission is canned or dry food/toiletries for the Damien Center or cat food or litter for Indy Feral

Indianapolis Chinese Festival - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 29, 2018
Held during September, the month of the Chinese Moon Festival, the second largest Chinese festival and a celebration of the harvest with family and friends. A collaboration between several Chinese organizations, visitors can expect dragon and lion dancers, tai chi and martial arts demonstrations, dancers, singers, musicians, games, moon cakes, food, kids activities and more.

Herron Morton Place Oktoberfest - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 29, 2018
Annual event from 3-9 PM. Will have food trucks, restaurant vendors, live music and beer. Located at historic Herron-Morton Place Park in downtown Indianapolis. Kids are welcome until 7 PM and dogs are allowed! Event proceeds benefit the park.

Richmond Oktoberfest - Richmond, IN - Sep 29, 2018
Annual Oktoberfest includes locally made beer, brats, games, live music, trike race and crafts. This is a huge street fair with lots of local crafts and artisans. The beer garden features brews by the New Boswell Brewing Company. Do not miss Ullery’s Ice Cream.

Oktoberfest & Porsche Festival - Winona Lake, IN - Sep 29, 2018
An afternoon of celebrating Germany’s oldest seasonal celebration. A car show will kick off the event, taking place along the canal. Fall festival activities will follow and continue into the afternoon. At 5:00, be sure to head to The Garden for a beer, live music and German style foods.

Hoosier Fall Fest - Knightstown, IN - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018

West Side Nut Club Fall Festival - Evansville, IN - Oct 1 to Oct 6, 2018
One of the largest street festivals in the U.S., attracting more than 200,000.

Seymour Oktoberfest - Seymour, IN - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2018
This festival has been happening for more than 40 years. Bier Garten, carnival and flea market at First Methodist Church. There are a number of contests over the weekend, including the 5K walk/run, baking contest, horseshoe tournament, cornhole tournament, prince & princess, window & booth decorating, baby contest, polka & chicken dance, talent contest, brat eating and coloring contest. When the weather cooperates, there is also a hot air balloon race. Three stages of free entertainment nightly, including bluegrass festival, dancers, cloggers and German band. There are also carnival rides, arts & crafts, pumpkin painting, dumpster decorating, sand art booth and cake walk for kids in the One Kids Square. Admission is free. Pets are not allowed. Location: 2nd and Walnut, Seymour

Dugger Coal Festival - Dugger, IN - Oct 4, 2018
Celebrating the town’s coal mining heritage and the high school’s football homecoming.

Festival of Faiths - Indianapolis, IN - Oct 4, 2018
A one-day celebration of religions diversity, with a drumming circle, procession of faiths, sacred art, kids activities, youth forums and more.

Metamora Canal Days Festival - Metamora, IN - Oct 5 to Oct 7, 2018
For over 40 years, Metamora has been enjoying Canal Days, with vendor booths all over town with treasures and bargains.

The Holy Name Oktoberfest - Beech Grove, IN - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2018
A two day community event hosted by Holy Name Parish of Beech Grove that is attended by more than 1,000 people. Authentic German food, biergarten, live music and kids zone with games. The festival raises funds to support the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church.

Oktoberfest Sip & Stroll - Jeffersonville, IN - Oct 5, 2018
Sample beers and wines inside downtown shops. Your ticket allows you to taste beer and wine samples inside participating downtown shops. Live music on sidewalks. Free Trolley rides. *2018 TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE IN LATE AUGUST. If you wear an Oktoberfest-themed outfit or accessory then you can enter into a chance for prize give-away.

Harvest Homecoming - New Albany, IN - Oct 6 to Oct 14, 2018
Began as a three-day pumpkin festival nearly 50 years ago, it’s now attended by hundreds of thousands and one of the Louisville area’s largest events.

Fishers Renaissance Faire - Noblesville, IN - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
Experience the Golden Age of Queen Elizabeth I at The Fishers Renaissance Faire. Enjoy costumed characters, jousting, music, comedy, juggling, acrobats, knighting ceremonies, sword play, kids games and more!

Feast of the Hunters’ Moon Festival - West Lafayette, IN - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
51st Annual. A re-creation of the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans which took place at Fort Ouiatenon, a fur-trading outpost in the mid – 1700s, on the banks of the Wabash River.

Apple Festival Of Kendallville - Kendallville, IN - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
A family-friendly community event at the Noble County Fairgrounds.

Heartland Film Festival - Indianapolis, IN - Oct 11 to Oct 21, 2018
Heartland showcases more than 130 movies from independent filmmakers over 10 days of red carpet premieres and events, parties and film screenings across Indianapolis.

Covered Bridge Festival - Rockville, IN - Oct 12 to Oct 21, 2018
Visit the 31 covered bridges in Parke County, the Covered Bridge Capital of the World.

Syracuse Harvest Festival - Syracuse, IN - Oct 13, 2018

Wickedly Whiting - Whiting, IN - Oct 13, 2018
The regions only All-Halloween festival, with a freak show circus, spooky vendors, fall food vendors, beer garden, family stage, comics vendors village, and more.

Germanfest - Indianapolis, IN - Oct 13, 2018
Annual celebration of German-American Day. German food, beer, strong man competition, 5k Lederhosen Run/Walk, Wiener Dog Races. ZwergenLand for Kids ($2) has play area, arts & crafts, bounce house, fishing pond, face painting and other activities. Two stages of entertainment from noon to 7 PM. Beer Games for teams of five members 21+ includes contests such as beer stein holding, cow toss, stein relay and grape stompede. Proceeds benefit Historic Athenaeum. Cost is still to be determined but last year it was $8-10. Location: 401 E. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games - Indianapolis, IN - Oct 13, 2018
Celtic music, face painting, royal court, Celtic dance, highland athletics, whisky tasting and more.

Buckley Fall Festival - Lowell, IN - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2018
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!

Bristow Oktoberfest and Car Show - Bristow, IN - Oct 14, 2018
Antique, classic car and truck show with live entertainment and food. Free admission.

Supernatural Official Convention – Indianapolis - Indianapolis, IN - Oct 21 to Oct 23, 2018
The stars of Supernatural, off the screen and in person, will be in town for three days of excitement, music, and fun.

Sugar Skull Shake Shake Cultural Festival - Jeffersonville, IN - Oct 27, 2018

Spirit and Place Festival - Indianapolis, IN - Nov 2 to Nov 11, 2018
Over 35 events in over 30 venues across the city, including art exhibitions, dance performances, family events, lectures and more! The festival aims to open minds, touch hearts, and build bridges to help citizens move forward in new ways, both individually and collectively

Indy International Festival - Indianapolis, IN - Nov 8 to Nov 10, 2018
Held at the Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, and features the opportunity to travel the world in just a few steps! Different cultures are represented with colorful displays, traditional dress, music, dance, and food!

Light Up Jeffersonville - Jeffersonville, IN - Nov 24, 2018
Annual tree lighting and parade at Warder Park


Pendleton Fall Festival – Pendleton, IN – September 11-12, 2015
Paoli Fall Festival – Paoli, IN – September 11-13, 2015

Stone’s Trace Pioneer Festival – Ligonier, IN – September 12-13, 2015

North Manchester Harvest Festival – North Manchester, IN – September 26, 2015
Lanthier Winery Harvest Celebration – Madison, IN – September 26-27, 2015
Sullivan County Rotary Corn Festival – Sullivan County, IN – September 16-20, 2015

Quafftoberfest – Bloomington, IN – September 2015


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
Friendship Music Festival – Friendship, IN – October 3-4, 2015

Mariachi & Tequila Festival – Hammond, IN – October 3, 2015

Sleepy Hollow Fall Celebration – October 10, 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


Spirit & Place Festival – Indianapolis, IN – Nov 6-15, 2015
Holiday House Craft and Gift Show – Bloomington, IN – Nov 20-21, 2015

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33 thoughts on “Fall Indiana Festivals

  1. Kelly E says:

    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. Jamie Englert says:

    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!

    • Kris says:

      I’m glad someone else said this, because I was wondering how they could leave the biggest one off the list.

      • Mr. Funtober says:

        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. D. Daubs says:

    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. Angela O. says:

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

  5. Beth Jeffries says:

    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. JoEllen Rowe says:

    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. Robyn says:

    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. Emily H. says:

    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. Visit Morgan County says:

    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

    • Mr. Funtober says:

      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. Lindsay says:

    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. Suni Steward says:

    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!

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  13. Ashlee Swango says:

    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. Michael Strawer says:

    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. Leslie Wade says:

    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!

  16. Ashley says:

    The 14th Annual Soup Stew Chili & Brew Festival on Madison Indiana’s Main Street will take place October 8th this year (always the 2nd Saturday in October). SSCB features eight blocks full with 40 food vendors, shopping, activities and inflatables for both kids and adults, beer and wine gardens, live music, and more! Free admission!

  17. kenny says:

    Sheridan Indiana “Harvest Moon Festivale” is not on the list but it is not worth going to so dont waste your time! and sheridan cops will arrest you if you are from out of town!

  18. Brent says:

    How about feast of the hunter moon!! I believe this is the 5oth year. And it will be sept 30 to oct 1st. Really big outdoors in Lafayette Indiana.


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