14 Under-the-Radar Fall Festivals in Indianapolis

Indianapolis is beautiful to fall: the leaves are changing color, the weather is getting crisp and everyone seems excited to celebrate the new season. Join the celebration this fall by getting out and visiting one (or more!) of these lesser-known, under-the-radar spots. Fall festivals in Indianapolis.

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 “Thrills and Thrills at Lions Park.” Lots of entertainment, food, carnival rides, bounce houses and more. join the community for

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 attractions are in store Beech Grove Fall Festival, this year it lasts for four days in a row. On Saturday, September 14, come to the festival early to browse the unique items for sale at the craft fair. Take a break at noon and enjoy the 1950s parade that will travel 10 blocks from 17th.c and east of Main Street to 7thc 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 Back to the fifties festival in Lebanon. This two-day event features a children’s theme park, classic car cruise and bike show, live music, art and photography for purchase, and much more.

Back to the fifties festival
Back to the fifties festival

Hunter’s Honey Harvest Celebration

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

Make sure you log out Honey Farm Celebrate 112 years of beekeeping in Indiana with the Honey Cafe, a hardworking beekeeper at work, mini tours and helicopter rides (weather permitting).

Hunter's Honey Farm
Hunter’s Honey Farm

Global Fest Indy

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

Think global and attend a local festival Global Fest Indy 2022 Presented by Good Living Indy. Join the Inquiry 70 Center to share traditions, honor heritage and learn about cultures through food, music, art and play.

Global Fest Indy
Global Fest Indy

Rocky Ripple Festival

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

The Rocky Ripple Festival The arts are held annually in unique downtown Indianapolis, across the Central Canal from Butler University. The event is run entirely by community volunteer efforts, 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

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

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

Potter’s Bridge Fall Festival

WiseWood Farm Fall Festival

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

Family friendly event at WiseWood Farm for choose a pumpkin from the farm’s “U Pick” patch. Hayrides, apple cider, fall decor and more! Bonus: It’s free!

Harvest Moon Festival

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

The Harvest Moon Festival It will be on October 1, 2022. The City of Washington Parks and Recreation Department, Avon Parks and Recreation and the Avon Chamber of Commerce have partnered together to bring our community a wonderful day filled with many holiday activities for your family to enjoy. This festival replaces the Avon Community Heritage Festival.

Morgan County Fall Foliage Festival

History: October 6-9
Location: Downtown Martinsville

It’s a Morgan County tradition It takes place on the courthouse square in downtown Martinsville 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

History: October 8
LocationCircle of Hope Wesleyan Church, 396 Park St, Noblesville

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

Product of Hope
Harvest of Hope Festival

Germanfest

History: October 8
Location: Athenaeum, 401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis

In the mood for some Weiner dog racing? The best can be found here in the original Indianapolis Germanfest in mid-October. When you’re not cheering on your adorable Dachshund, enjoy strongman contests, arts and crafts vendors, German food, and ZwergenLand for kids.

Germanfest

Pioneer Fall Festival

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

Join the Taylor Center for Natural History staff in our historic red barn pioneer fun day! Join our “quilt bees,” make corn husk dolls and fresh butter, and learn all about pioneer plants with community herbalist Greg Monzel.

Pioneer Fall Fest
Pioneer Fall Fest

Jack-o-Lanterns Festival

History: October 23-31
Location: Riley House Museum, 250 W Main St, Greenfield

Have some fun and carve a pumpkin Greenfield’s 2022 Jack-o-lantern Contest. this
it’s free to enter. We will be hosting a fun and maybe a little scary display in the gardens of the Riley Museum. Stop by any evening between 7pm and 9pm to see the jack-o-lanterns sparkle, or visit during the day if you prefer.

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

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