Fall Indiana Festivals

Find an Indiana fall festival to attend in 2020. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2020 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.

Last Major Update:

At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites were still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites had not been updated at all for this year.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!

2020 Festivals

Mosey Down Main Street - Lafayette, IN - May 9 to Sep 5, 2020
Part of a series of street celebrations brought to you by the local artistic community, running throughout the summer. Check the event website for dates and other details!

Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life – Indianapolis - Fortville, IN - Aug 15, 2020
Going virtual for 2020! Normally: CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with different route options. From breakfast to the cycle post party, you can enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair, ride marshals to cheer you along the way and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride. This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.

Beanblossom Blues Fest - Morgantown, IN - Aug 27 to Aug 29, 2020
Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground plays host to this annual music festival

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival - Auburn, IN - Aug 29 to Sep 5, 2020
A classic car show, historic tour, parade and festival held the week before Labor Day.

Griffith Rock n Rail Street Festival - Griffith, IN - Sep 3 to Sep 6, 2020
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!

Marshall County Blueberry Festival - Plymouth, IN - Sep 4 to Sep 7, 2020
Over 100 food booths, more than 400 crafters and lots of entertainment and other activities.

Earl Park Fall Festival - Earl Park, IN - Sep 4 to Sep 7, 2020
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!

Paragon Homecoming Festival - Paragon, IN - Sep 4 to Sep 7, 2020
A festival for the whole family, since 1924, over Labor Day weekend.

Little Cousin Jasper Festival - Rensselaer, IN - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2020
Three days of family fun and entertainment in Rensselaer.

Metamora Music Festival - Metamora, IN - Sep 5 to Sep 6, 2020
Two day celebration of traditional American music along the Whitewater Canal, Sat & Sun of Labor Day weekend in Metamora, IN

Fourth Street Festival - Bloomington, IN - Sep 5 to Sep 6, 2020
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.

Beanblossom Bikerfest - Beanblossom, IN - Sep 8 to Sep 12, 2020
21+ event. Camping, music, food, bike show, and more, held at Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground.

Tipton County Pork Festival - Tipton, IN - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2020
Come see, smell and taste ten tons of great pork!

Grabill Country Fair - Grabill, IN - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2020
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 10 to Sep 12, 2020
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!

Turkey Trot Festival - Montgomery, IN - Sep 10 to Sep 13, 2020
Watch the turkey races!

Lanesville Heritage Weekend - Lanesville, IN - Sep 10 to Sep 13, 2020
See how our forefathers lived as farmers more than one hundred years ago in Southern Indiana. Crafts and food booths, live music, midway and helicopter rides, parade, truck & tractor pulls, contests and more!

Valparaiso Popcorn Festival - Valparaiso, IN - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2020
Events on Friday before the big day on Saturday. Art and craft booths, food, 5k, kids activities, parade, live entertainment, and more

Zionsville Lions Fall Festival - Zionsville, IN - Sep 11 to Sep 13, 2020
Parade, live entertainment, carnival, food court, commercial spaces, arts and crafts, kids corner and more.

Middlebury Fall Festival - Middlebury, IN - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2020
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!

Kiwanis Club Hot Air Balloon Festival - Bloomington, IN - Sep 11 to Sep 13, 2020
Hot air balloon

Scottish Festival - Columbus, IN - Sep 12 to Sep 13, 2020
A weekend of Scottish entertainment, competition, history and more.

St. Boniface Germanfest - Lafayette, IN - Sep 12, 2020
Food, live music, dancing and fun.

Heartnut Festival - Nineveh, IN - Sep 12, 2020
Annual event celebrating local heritage at Johnson County Park, featuring craft vendors, wine & beer, food vendors, music, carnival rides, RC planes in Tracee Field, petting zoo, music, and more.

Penrod Arts Fair - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 12, 2020
One of the nation’s largest single day art fairs, one of the biggest fundraisers for the Penrod Society. Held at Newfields campus. Since 1967.

Festival of Faiths - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 13, 2020
Going virtual for 2020. Normally: The Center for Interfaith Cooperation presents the annual Indy Festival of Faiths at Veterans Memorial Plaza and the Indiana War Memorial in downtown Indy. This one-day celebration of religious diversity features a drumming circle, procession of faiths, sacred art, kids activities, youth forums and more. More than a hundred congregations and community groups will display how they live the Festival’s theme: “Embracing Diversity.” It’’s a unique chance to learn about religious traditions you may never have heard of. Children can spend the afternoon exploring the Play Zone, learning about how kids around the world have fun. On the Sacred Arts Stage, see and hear performances of Indian dance, music by undocumented youth, and a choir of homeless persons. Enjoy food from around the world.

Sullivan Rotary Corn Festival - Sullivan, IN - Sep 16 to Sep 19, 2020
A nightly free concert, plus carnival rides, corn feed, chalk drawings, parade, vendor stands, turtle derby and more.

Nappanee Apple Festival - Nappanee, IN - Sep 17 to Sep 20, 2020
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 18 to Sep 20, 2020
Celebrate with all things Irish – multiple cultural and community charitable organizations benefit

Back to the Fifties Festival - Lebanon, IN - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2020
Celebrate the 1950s with classic car show, street dance, live music and children’s fun park.

Heritage Days Festival - Frankton, IN - Sep 18 to Sep 20, 2020
Celebrate the local community with great food, live entertainment, exciting activities, arts, crafts, parades and more.

Terre Haute German Oberlandler Club Oktoberfest - Terre Haute, IN - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2020
At the Meadows Center for 2 days of German food and dance from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Mask-Fest - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 18 to Sep 20, 2020
Midwest’s premier monster art mask and makeup festival.

Noblesville Brewfest - Noblesville, IN - Sep 19, 2020
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!

Old Washington Street Festival - Muncie, IN - Sep 19 to Sep 20, 2020
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!

Hispanic Cultural Awareness Day - Madison, IN - Sep 19, 2020
Cultural appreciation of Hispanic traditions with food, dance, and music at Broadway Fountain

Albion Harvest Fest - Albion, IN - Sep 19 to Sep 20, 2020
Crafters’ booths, traders’ row, antique tool exhibits, barnyard pull, clowns, live music and more at the Noble County Saddle Club.

Persimmon Festival - Mitchell, IN - Sep 19 to Sep 26, 2020
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!

Johnny Appleseed Festival-CANCELED Due to Covid - Fort Wayne, IN - Sep 19 to Sep 20, 2020
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. 5k, handmade craft booths, food, period demonstrations, and see how pioneers used to live. Check the event website for free parking areas near the event.

St. John Oktoberfest - St. John, IN - Sep 25 to Sep 27, 2020
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.

The Holy Name Oktoberfest - Beech Grove, IN - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2020
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.

Bremen Oktoberfest - Bremen, IN - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2020
Live music, food and beer, and more. Held at Sunnyside Park due to construction in 2020

Ramencon - South Bend, IN - Sep 25 to Sep 27, 2020
Ramencon is an anime convention in South Bend Indiana. Ramencon was built by anime fans for anime fans.

Madison Chautauqua Arts & Crafts Show - Madison, IN - Sep 26 to Sep 27, 2020
An outdoor juried fine art and craft show in the tree-lined streets of this National Landmark Historic District.

Rocky Ripple Festival - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 26, 2020
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

Richmond Oktoberfest - Richmond, IN - Sep 26, 2020
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 26, 2020
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 26 to Sep 27, 2020

Atlanta New Earth Festival - Atlanta, IN - Sep 26 to Sep 27, 2020
This small town draws crowds of 80,000 for the 600 vendors offering fine art, crafts, antiques, and food.

Seymour Oktoberfest - Seymour, IN - Oct 1 to Oct 3, 2020
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

Metamora Canal Days Festival - Metamora, IN - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
For over 50 years, Metamora has been enjoying Canal Days, with vendor booths all over town with treasures and bargains.

Bloomfield Apple Festival - Bloomfield, IN - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
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!

Indy Pagan Pride Day - Indianapolis, IN - Oct 3, 2020
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. Now held at Marion County Fairgrounds.

Feast of the Hunters’ Moon Festival - West Lafayette, IN - Oct 3 to Oct 4, 2020
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.

Germanfest - Indianapolis, IN - Oct 3, 2020
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, 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. Location: 401 E. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Franklin Fall Vintage Festival - Franklin, IN - Oct 3, 2020
1 mile dance, street fair with kids zone and entertainment, food vendors, fish fry, baking contest, parade, dachsund derby, and fireworks

North Manchester Eel River Arts Festival - N Manchester, IN - Oct 3, 2020
Farmer’s market, art, music, family fun and kid’s crafts

West Side Nut Club Fall Festival - Evansville, IN - Oct 5 to Oct 10, 2020
One of the largest street festivals in the U.S., attracting more than 200,000.

Heartland Film Festival - Indianapolis, IN - Oct 8 to Oct 18, 2020
Heartland showcases more than 130 movies from independent filmmakers over 10 days of red carpet premieres and events, parties and film screenings across Indianapolis.

Heartland International Film Festival - Indianapolis, IN - Oct 8 to Oct 18, 2020
Since the inaugural Festival in 1992, Heartland has grown from a four-day event with less than 20 films to an 11-day celebration featuring more than 100 independent films, 200 visiting filmmakers and 300 film screenings.

Harvest Homecoming - New Albany, IN - Oct 8 to Oct 11, 2020
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.

Covered Bridge Festival - Rockville, IN - Oct 9 to Oct 18, 2020
Visit the 31 covered bridges in Parke County, the Covered Bridge Capital of the World.

Syracuse Harvest Festival - Syracuse, IN - Oct 10, 2020
9:00AM-2:00PM at Lakeside Park. This family friendly event is hosted alongside the final date of the Artisans & Farmers Market and will feature several fall themed activities including hay rides, pumpkin decorating, petting zoo, pony rides, games, antique tractors, live music, food vendors and more

Wickedly Whiting - Whiting, IN - Oct 10, 2020
The region’s only All-Halloween festival, with a freak show circus, spooky vendors, fall food vendors, beer garden, family stage, comics vendors village, and more.

Southern Indiana Fiber Arts Festival - Corydon, IN - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2020
Vendors, food, workshops all for you to attend and enjoy.

Historic Irvington Halloween Festival - Indianapolis, IN - Oct 24 to Oct 31, 2020
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!

Sugar Skull Shake Shake Cultural Festival - Jeffersonville, IN - Oct 24, 2020
The Sugar Skull Shake, Shake is a one day festival that brings to our community the understanding and tradition of El Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, which in many parts of Mexico and South America is a time to honor and celebrate deceased loved ones.

Spirit and Place Festival - Indianapolis, IN - Nov 5 to Nov 15, 2020
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

Indianapolis Chinese Festival - Indianapolis, IN - Jan 1 to Sep 28, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: 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.

Kunstfest - New Harmony, IN - Jan 1 to Sep 20, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: 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.

Roanoke Fall Festival - Roanoke, IN - Jan 1 to Sep 11, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for its return in 2021. Normally: Annual family-oriented event for more than 60 years with parade, amusement rides, free entertainment and fantastic food.

Brookston Apple Popcorn Festival - Brookston, IN - Jan 1 to Sep 21, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Celebrate the local harvest with apples and popcorn. Free admission with tons of activities for kids and adults.

Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games - Indianapolis, IN - Jan 1 to Oct 12, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Celtic music, face painting, royal court, Celtic dance, highland athletics, whisky tasting and more.

James Dean Festival - Fairmount, IN - Jan 1 to Sep 29, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: 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.

Ligonier Marshmallow Festival - Ligonier, IN - Sep 3 to Sep 6, 2021
This 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. Enjoy bake-offs, parade, pizza eating concerts and more!

Bluffton Free Street Fair - Bluffton, IN - Sep 21 to Sep 25, 2021
A street fair with parade, live music entertainment and more.

Wanatah Scarecrow Festival - Wanatah, IN - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
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!

Apple Festival Of Kendallville - Kendallville, IN - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
A family-friendly community event at the Noble County Fairgrounds. Since 1985

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!

Rooftop Oktoberfest - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 15, 2018

Little Italy Festival - Clinton, IN - Aug 30 to Sep 2, 2019
Held every Labor Day weekend since 1966. Enjoy food, crafts, and more!

Steamboat Nights - Jeffersonville, IN - Aug 30 to Aug 31, 2019
An annual event started in 1973 as a fundraiser for the Howard Steamboat Museum now has a parade, live entertainment, art and food vendors.

Vernon Festival of the Arts - Vernon, IN - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2019
Live music, food, art, children’s activities, and more. Formerly the Vernon Labor Day Festival, this festival is shifting to connecting the community with artists and craftspeople while ensuring fun for the whole family.

Bloomington Garlic Festival - Bloomington, IN - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2019
Enjoy local dishes prepared with garlic as well as cooking competitions, kidzone, live music and other artists.

German Park Oktoberfest - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 5 to Sep 7, 2019
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

Darlington Fish Fry and Festival - Darlington, IN - Sep 6 to Sep 7, 2019

Chelsea Jubilee - Madison, IN - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
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

Books, Bourbon and Bluegrass - Jeffersonville, IN - Sep 7, 2019
Fundraiser for the library

Monument Circle Oktoberfest - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 13, 2019
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.

Canaan Fall Festival and Pony Express Mail Run - Canaan, IN - Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2019
Enjoy a Pony Express mail run between Canaan and Madison, plus food, live entertainment, kid’s games, exhibits, arts & crafts and more! Free admission

Carmel Octoberfest - Carmel, IN - Sep 20, 2019
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.

Fishers Oktoberfest - Fishers, IN - Sep 21, 2019
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

Upland Oktoberfest – Bloomington - Bloomington, IN - Sep 21, 2019
You can expect a German based food menu with plenty of Bavarian-inspired dishes, traditional live music, and plenty of beer to be flowing. And what’s Oktoberfest without an authentic Lager in a beer stein?

Versailles Pumpkin Show - Versailles, IN - Sep 25 to Sep 29, 2019
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

The Rathskeller Oktoberfest - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 27, 2019
Live music by Polkaboy as part of their Oktoberfest celebration. Location: 401 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

Cory Apple Festival - Cory, IN - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
Proceeds from parking and meals in the Firehouse benefit the Cory Volunteer Fire Department and the local community

Festival of the Turning Leaves - Thorntown, IN - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
Please visit during the last full weekend in September when visitors from all over come to enjoy a variety of activities, entertainers, craft and food vendors, a parade, a children’s area, museum tours, and much, much more

Rensselaer Oktoberfest - Rensselaer, IN - Sep 28, 2019
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

Herron Morton Place Oktoberfest - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 28, 2019
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 (those under 12 are free) and dogs are allowed! Event proceeds benefit the park.

Carmel International Arts Festival - Carmel, IN - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Over 130 juried artists exhibiting in watercolor, oil, 2D, jewelry, photography, 3D, wood, sculpture, pottery and more.

White River Festival and Dragon Boat Races - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 28, 2019
The White River Festival is a celebration of the White River, its tributaries and the surrounding 16 county watershed. The purpose of the festival is to raise awareness of the role this natural asset plays: a place of beauty and inspiration, critical drinking water source, habitat for many species of wildlife, and an economic driver for industry and development. The White River Dragon Boat Race is an opportunity to raise funds for the White River Alliance and enjoy a safe, fun, community-wide competition on this one-of-a-kind resource in Indianapolis.

Lucha Libro Festival - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 28, 2019
Join the La Sardina Gallery for a family-friendly day of Luche Libre (Mexican wrestling)! The entire community is invited for exciting Lucha Libre performances, a Lucha Libre-themed art exhibition, games, film screening, a community market with local artists and vendors, and art activities for all

Fiesta Familia: A Celebration of Latino Cultures - Indianapolis, IN - Sep 29, 2019
Families and children will enjoy special music, art and culture including mariachi, Latin rock, metal art, worrydolls, paper flowers and more! Held at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, which is open with FREE admission all day for this event, so you can check out the other exhibits as well!

Mac and Cheese Fest - Michigan City, IN - Sep 29, 2019
Local breweries and wine, live music, plus sampling of 15 mac and cheese vendors, all on the waterfront!

Dugger Coal Festival - Dugger, IN - Oct 3, 2019
Celebrating the town’s coal mining heritage and the high school’s football homecoming.

Indiana Renaissance Faire - Noblesville, IN - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
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!

Buckley Fall Festival - Lowell, IN - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
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!

Hat City On Tap Craft Beer Festival - Indianapolis, IN - Oct 12, 2019
The Hat City On Tap Craft Beer Festival is returning to the Danbury Arena this October 12th from 4-8pm or upgrade to VIP from 3pm-8PM. Sample over 120 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries! DD tickets are $10 at the door, day of, for 21+ and will not sell out

Indy International Festival - Indianapolis, IN - Oct 12, 2019
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!

Bristow Oktoberfest and Car Show - Bristow, IN - Oct 13, 2019
Antique, classic car and truck show with live entertainment and food. Free admission.

CANvitational - Indianapolis, IN - Nov 2, 2019
The midwest’s largest canned craft beer festival with over 40 breweries from across America.

CASA Holiday Festival - Warsaw, IN - Nov 8, 2019

Light Up Jeffersonville - Jeffersonville, IN - Nov 30, 2019
Annual tree lighting and parade at Warder Park

Find other fun things to do in Indiana:
Oktoberfest in Indiana
Indiana Corn Mazes
Indiana Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Indiana
Pumpkin Patches in Indiana

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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