Weekend Picks10 Awesome Events Taking Place This Weekend in Indianapolis | Oct. 7-9

10 Awesome Events Taking Place This Weekend in Indianapolis | Oct. 7-9

Short on ideas for things to do with the kids this weekend? We have you covered! Check out our picks for the top 10 things to do with kids in Indianapolis this weekend! 

Sullivan Express to Pumpkin Town

All October |  Allisonville Home and Garden by Sullivan

The Sullivan Express is back with non-stop service to PumpkinTown!  During the month of October, families can board the train at Sullivan Hardware and Garden’s Allisonville location and enjoy fun Halloween and fall fun activities for the whole family.

Sullivan Express Pumpkin Express

James Whitcomb Riley Festival

Oct. 6-9 | Main Street Greenfield

One of the largest craft festivals in the state of Indiana, celebrating the birth of James Whitcomb Riley, the Hoosier Poet. Enjoy kids activities, food, flea market booths, fine arts, decorated pumpkins, a parade and more.

James Whitcomb Riley Festival
James Whitcomb Riley Festival


ZooBoo at the Indianapolis Zoo

Oct. 5-31 | The Indianapolis Zoo

A fall favorite is back! ZooBoo at the Indianapolis Zoo, presented by Central Indiana Honda Dealers, combines amazing animals, spooky costumes, trick-or-treating, and new oversized animal photo ops to offer spooktacular fun at every turn.

ZooBoo Indianapolis Zoo



Headless Horseman Festival

Oct. 6-30 | Conner Prairie

The Headless Horseman rides again this fall beginning October 6 at Conner Prairie. General admission tickets go on sale September 1 for members of the museum, and September 8 for the general public.

Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie
Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie

Family Fright Night

Oct. 7 | Indiana State Museum

Get ready for a night of spooky and magical fun at the Indiana State Museum’s Family Fright Night! Conduct experiments that look like magic but are all science, and see the astonishing science show. Search for hidden clues while exploring creepy creatures of Indiana’s past and wind your way through our chilling galleries by flashlight.

Harvest Nights

Sept. 30-Oct. 2 | Newfields

Harvest Nights, the spook-tacular spectacle, returns to Newfields for the month of October. This spooky, not scary after-dark event is fit for the whole family and is sure to be a frightful and delightful evening under Indiana’s chilly harvest sky.

harvest nights

Harvest of Hope Festival

Oct. 8 | Circle of Hope Wesleyan Church

4th Annual Community Fall Festival! 75+ local artists and direct sale vendors
Good Ole’ Food! Hayrides, Pumpkins, Kids activities, barrel trains, and more!

36th Annual Heartland Apple Festival

Oct. 8-9 | Beasley’s Orchard

Join Beasley’s Orchard for their 36th annual Heartland Apple Festival! This two-weekend festival features craft vendors, live music, puppet shows, balloon magic, face painting, pony rides, local food vendors, and more! These two weekends are our busiest weekends!

Beasley’s Orchard & Gardens
Beasley’s Orchard & Gardens

Monument Circle Art Fair

Oct. 8 | 10 am-5 pm | Monument Circle – Downtown Indy

This family-friendly public event showcases the work of regional artists, plus music, food and more. Monument Circle Art Fair is one day of art, music and food around the historic Soldiers and Sailors Monument in downtown Indy.

Sensory-friendly Sunday at Conner Prairie

Oct. 8 | 10 am-5 pm | Monument Circle – Downtown Indy

Sensory Friendly Hours are the second Sunday of every month. Admission is free with general admission. At noon, we will proceed with our standard pricing and operations. Guests who are here for Sensory Friendly Hours can stay as long as they wish.



Check out all the amazing events taking place this weekend in Indianapolis



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