Nothing says Fall in Indiana like visiting a pumpkin patch, riding on a wagon full of hay, and sipping a couple locally crafted beers. Luck for you, the opportunities to enjoy all these treats are abundant! No matter what Indianapolis neighborhood you hang your hat in, you’re sure to find a festival to attend. As you’re planning out your autumn itinerary, keep these popular Fall festivals in Indianapolis in mind.
When: 10/11/2013 through 10/27/2013 at 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Indianapolis Zoo located in White River State Park
Event phone: 317-630-2001
Event web site: http://indyzoo.com/
What to expect: The Halloween ZooBoo at the Indianapolis zoo is the perfect place for family fun this fall. You’ll find Halloween-themed dolphin shows, obstacle courses, and all the great animals you know and love!
When: 10/11/2013 through 10/27/2013
Where: Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
Event phone: 317-776-6006
Event web site: http://www.connerprairie.org/Plan-Your-Visit/Special-Events/Headless-Horseman.aspx
What to expect: Conner Prairie turns into Conner Scary each year for Halloween. You can expect haunted puppet shows, chemistry shows, and hayrides around the park.
When: 10/12/2013 all day
Where: Athenaeum Theatre
Event phone: 317-655-2755
Event web site: http://www.athenaeumfoundation.org/theatre-buildingevents/germanfest/
What to expect: You know what to expect...beer, music, and delicious food! You can also experience the weiner dog race and a lederhosen 5k.
Oktoberfest on the Farm
When: 10/12/2013 at 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Traders Point Creamery
Event phone: 317-733-1700
Event web site: www.traderspointcreamery.com
What to expect: Watch the cows get milked, enjoy a beer from the biergarten, and listen to some local musicians at this annual northside event.
Irvington Halloween Festival
When: 10/19/2013 through 10/26/2013
Where: All over Irvington!
Event phone: NA
Event website: http://www.irvingtonhalloween.com/
What to expect: Irvington is known for its supernatural activity and Halloween brings out the best! Visit this festival for daily events (visit their website) including, food trucks, haunted ghost tours, and live music.
Waterman’s Family Farm Fall Harvest Festival
When: 9/28/2013 through October
Where: Waterman’s Family Farm
Event phone: 317-357-2989
Event website: http://www.watermansfamilyfarm.com/fallharvestfestival.html
What to expect: Are you interested in dinosaurs that eat pumpkins? How about fresh apple cider? If so, this is the place for you. While you’re here, take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch and pick up a couple beauties to take home!
We’ve covered a lot of Fall festivals in the Indianapolis area, but we know there are more out there. What’s your favorite festival to attend?