Fall Fun14 Under-the-Radar Fall Festivals near Indianapolis You Don't Want to Miss

14 Under-the-Radar Fall Festivals near Indianapolis You Don’t Want to Miss

 

Indianapolis is beautiful in the fall: the leaves change colors, the air grows crisp, and it seems like everyone is excited about celebrating the new season. This fall, join in the celebration by getting out and visiting one (or more!) of these lesser-known, under-the-radar fall festivals in Indianapolis.

Potter’s Bridge Fall Festival
Potter’s Bridge Fall Festival

Under-the-Radar Fall Festivals in Indianapolis:

Zionsville Lions Club Fall Festival

Dates: September 9-11
Location: Lions Park, 115 S. Elm St., Zionsville

This annual festival is the largest fundraiser for the Lions Club. This year’s theme is “Chills & Thrills in Lions Park”.  Join the community for lots of fun, food, carnival rides, bounce houses and more. 

Zionsville Fall Festival
Zionsville Fall Festival

Beech Grove Fall Festival

Dates: September 14-17
Location: Main Street, Beech Grove

Good food, good music and good rides are in store at the Beech Grove Fall Festival, which runs for four consecutive days this year. On Saturday, September 14, get to the festival early to browse the unique items for sale at the craft fair. At noon, take a break and enjoy a 1950s-themed parade that will run 10 blocks from 17th and Main Street east to 7th and Main.

Beech Grove Fall Festival
Beech Grove Fall Festival

Back to the Fifties Festival

Dates: September 16-17
Location: Boone County Fairgrounds, 1300 100 S, Lebanon

Get ready to feel nostalgic for simpler times at the Back to the Fifties Festival in Lebanon. This two-day event features a children’s fun park, a classic car cruise-in and bicycle show, live music, art and photography to purchase, and much more. 

Back to the Fifties Festival
Back to the Fifties Festival

Hunter’s Honey Harvest Celebration

Date: September 17
Location: Hunter’s Honey Farm, 6501 W. Honey Lane, Martinsville

Be sure to come out to the Honey Farm and celebrate 112 years of beekeeping in Indiana with the Honey Cafe, a beekeeper hard at work, mini tours, and helicopter rides (weather permitting).

Hunter's Honey Farm
Hunter’s Honey Farm

Global Fest Indy

Date: September 17
Location: 4550 Central Ave, Indianapolis

Think global and fest local at Global Fest Indy 2022 presented by Good Living Indy. Share traditions, honor heritage and learn about cultures through food, music, art and play.

Global Fest Indy
Global Fest Indy

Rocky Ripple Festival 

Date: September 24
Location: 5717 N. 300 W, Greenfield

The Rocky Ripple Festival of the Arts is held each year in a unique Indianapolis midtown neighborhood, just across the Central Canal from Butler University. The event is staged entirely through volunteer efforts from the community, with proceeds supporting parks and community events in Rocky Ripple. And it’s FREE. 

Rocky Ripple Festival
Rocky Ripple Festival

Potter’s Bridge Fall Festival

Date: October 1
Location: Potter’s Bridge Park, 19401 Allisonville Rd, Noblesville

Can you even say fall has begun until you’ve visited a covered bridge? You’ll get your covered bridge fix (and hopefully see some beautiful changing leaves) at the Potter’s Bridge Fall Festival in Noblesville. Listen to live music, visit the 70+ arts and crafts booths, and let your little ones play in the KidZone area at this family-friendly event.

Potter’s Bridge Fall Festival
 

WiseWood Farm Fall Festival

Date: October 1
Location: WiseWood Farm, 50 W 250 S Lebanon

Family-friendly event at WiseWood Farm to pick pumpkins from the farm’s “U Pick” patch. Hayrides, apple cider, fall decor and more! Bonus: It’s Free! 

Harvest Moon Festival

Date: October 1
Location: Washington Township Park, 115 S. CR 575 E., Avon

The Harvest Moon Festival will be on October 1st, 2022. Washington Township Parks and Recreation Department, Avon Parks and Recreation, and the Avon Chamber of Commerce have partnered together to bring our a community a great day filled with many festive activities for your family to enjoy. This festival is replacing the Avon Community Heritage Festival. 

Morgan County Fall Foliage Festival

Date: October 6-9
Location: Downtown Martinsville

This Morgan County tradition takes place in Martinsville’s downtown courthouse square and includes carnival rides, children’s activities, live entertainment, vendor booths and lots of great food. The four-day festival also includes a 5K run/walk, as well as a parade on Sunday.

Harvest of Hope Festival

Date: October 8
Location: Circle of Hope Wesleyan Church, 396 Park St, Noblesville

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

Hope Harvest
Harvest of Hope Festival

Germanfest

Date: October 8
Location: The Athenaeum, 401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis

In the mood for some Weiner dog racing? You’ll find the best of the wurst here at the original Indianapolis Germanfest in mid-October. When you’re not cheering on your favorite Dachshund, enjoy the strong man competitions, arts and crafts vendors, German food and the ZwergenLand for kids.

Germanfest

Pioneer Fall Festival

Date: October 15
Location: Taylor Center of Natural History, 12308 Strawtown Avenue Noblesville

Join the Taylor Center of Natural History staff at our historic red barn for a day of pioneer fun! Join our “quilting bee,” make a corn husk doll and fresh butter, and learn all about pioneer plants with community herbalist, Greg Monzel.

Pioneer Fall Fest
Pioneer Fall Fest

Festival of Jack-o-Lanterns

Date: October 23-31
Location: Riley Home Museum, 250 W Main St, Greenfield

Have a little fun and carve a pumpkin for Greenfield’s 2022 Jack-o-lantern Contest. It’s
free to enter. We will set up a fun and maybe a bit spooky display in the gardens of the Riley Museum. Stop by any evening from 7 – 9 PM to see the jack-o-lanterns glowing or visit during the day if you prefer.

 

Jack-o-Lanterns Festival
Jack-o-Lanterns Festival

 

FIND MORE FALL FESTIVALS NEAR INDIANAPOLIS THIS FALL! 

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