Fall fun guide: Central Indiana fall festivals, pumpkin patches, and haunted houses
Fall is a magical time of year in Indiana. The corn mazes and pumpkin patches open up, the leaves start to change colors, and each weekend you can find a fall festival somewhere in the state.
So load up on candy corn and caramel apples, put on a sweater, and check out these fall activities.
- Johnny Appleseed Festival: September 17 – 18, 2016
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Enjoy free entertainment and delicious apple-themed foods at this festival that celebrates the life of Johnny Appleseed, the pioneer who planted apple trees throughout the Midwest.
- The Festival of the Turning Leaves: September 23 to 25, 2016
There will be a parade, a 5K / 10K run/walk, live bands, a corn hole tournament, and a car show.
- Cory Apple Festival: September 23 to 25, 2016
Throughout the weekend there will be a corn hole tournament, car and motorcycle show, redneck riding lawnmower demolition derby, a parade and live music.
- Potter’s Bridge Fall Festival: October 1, 2016
Potter’s Bridge Park, 19401 Allisonville Road, Noblesville
The one-day event features live music, a children’s activity zone, and dozens of vendors.
- Franklin Fall Festival: October 1, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The downtown street fair has crafts, live music, and fireworks.
- Feast of the Hunter’s Moon Festival: October 1 to 2, 2016
West Lafayette, Indiana
The re-creation of the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans will feature dozens of vendors, crafts, and food.
- Fall Foliage Festival: October 6 – 9, 2016
Downtown Square, Martinsville
The annual festival in downtown Martinsville has many activities including a parade, a classic car show, children’s events, and carnival rides.
- Riley Festival: October 6 to 9, 2016
The festival features a flea market, crafts, games and food.
- Traders Point Creamery Oktoberfest: October 8, 2016, noon to 7 p.m.
Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Road, Zionsville
There will be a whole hog roast, German food, hay rides, face painting, games, crafts, and live music.
- Covered Bridge Festival: October 14 to 23, 2016
Visit the 31 covered bridges in Parke County, the covered bridge capital of the world, and check out dozens of food vendors and artists.
- Irvington Halloween Festival: October 22 to 29, 2016
The week-long celebration includes a 5-mile run, a scholarship pageant, ghost-tours, Halloween-themed movies, a masquerade ball, and a haunted puppet show.
- Anderson: Indy Scream Park
- Anderson: Stillwell Manor Haunted House
- Batesville: Fear Factory
- Bloomington: The Barn of Terror
- Columbus: The Haunting at Shireman Homestead
- Fortville: The Haunted Farm
- Indianapolis: Haunted Angelus House
- Indianapolis: Slaughterhaus Haunted House
- Indianapolis: House of Trepidation
- Indianapolis: Fright Manor
- Indianapolis: Necropolis
- Indianapolis: Pirate’s Revenge at the Children Museum
- Indianapolis: The Asylum House
- Indianapolis: Nightmare on Edgewood
- Jamestown: Indiana Fear Farm
- Kokomo: Edge of Insanity
- Kokomo: Twisted Darkness
- Monrovia: Hall’s Haunted Hall
- Newburgh: Zombie Farm
- Peru: Streaper’s nightmare
- Portage: Haunted Hills Hospital
- Indianapolis: Waterman’s Family Farm
- Greenfield: Tuttle Orchards
- Lafayette: Exploration Acres, Wea Creek Orchard
- Peru: McClure’s Orchard
- Brownsburg: Hogan Farms
- Crawfordsville: Priebe Pumpkin Patch
- Danville: Beasley’s Orchard and Gardens
- Fortville: Piney Acres Farm
- Noblesville: Russell Farms Pumpkin Patch
- Pendleton: Grabow Orchard
- Sheridan: Stuckey Farms
- Trafalgar: Apple Works
- Whiteland: Kelsay Farms
- Bloomington: Musgrave Orchard
- Columbus: Whipker’s Market
- Mooresville: Anderson Orchard
- Fairland: Pleasantview Orchard
- Converse: Kendall Family Farm Adventures Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch