Weekend Top 5: IndyFamilyFest, Headless Horseman and more

ZooBoo has arrived. The Children’s Museum Haunted House has opened. And so many more of our favorite Halloween activities are officially kicking off this weekend. This Weekend Top 5 is packed with lots of options for family fun, so let’s get into it.

Here’s a roundup of the top 5 events to check out this weekend…


Pop in to Peewinkle’s for a “Slightly Haunted Puppet Studio” experience

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Friday, October 14-Saturday, October 15

Gertrude the Wacky Witch is busy preparing for the witches’ pitch in, but little does she know that a room full of {gasp} stinky children are watching her intently. This Halloween-themed show is the studio’s second in its new space inside the Indiana State Museum. And it runs thru October 29! Tickets are $12/pp.


The Little Mermaid swims in to Beef and Boards Children’s Theatre

Starting Friday, October 14

We all know Ariel, but this tale tells the story of Melody, Hans Christian Anderson’s Little Mermaid heroine. Children’s Theatre returns to Beef and Boards with this magical story of deep sea adventure. Watch for our review of the show on IndysChild.com this weekend but get your tickets now. Cost is $15.50/pp. The show is onstage thru November 19.


He’s baaaaaack: Conner Prairie’s Headless Horseman rides again

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Weekend dates, now-October 30

Don’t lose your head over Halloween: The Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie has already done that. He returns to our favorite historic park in Fishers and will make his rounds thru October 30th. From a haunted hayride to catapult fun to a chance for a nighttime ride in the 1859 Balloon Voyage, this is one of our favorite Halloween traditions for sure. And if it’s your first time at Conner Prairie, read up on our First-Timers Guide right here.

Grab the fam for 4th Annual IndyFamilyFest

Saturday, October 16

IndyFamilyFest is a all day celebration of the family with a full schedule of entertainment, shopping, how-to demos, and activities for every member of the family from belly bump to tween. Plus those famous swag bags! Find the fun at the Ritz Charles from 10am-3pm.


Get your pumpkin’ing on and hit a local pumpkin patch

The fall weekends are winding down as Halloween approaches and if you haven’t had a chance to take the family out to the pumpkin patch yet, get it on your schedule! We have a full list of local spots worth checking out at IndysChild.com. Which one is your fave? And which one will you try this year?


Of course, that’s not all that’s on tap for fun this weekend. Discover the rest at the Indy’s Child Calendar of Events! And don’t forget our 50 Fall Bucket List Ideas.

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