14 Under-the-Radar Fall Festivals in Indianapolis

Indianapolis is beautiful in the fall: The leaves are changing colour, the air is getting fresh and it seems like everyone is excited to celebrate the new season. This fall, celebrate with a visit to one (or more!) of these lesser-known, under-the-radar 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
Place: 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 in Lions Park”. Join the community for lots of fun, food, amusement rides, bouncy castles and more.

Zionsville Fall Festival
Zionsville Fall Festival

Beech Grove Autumn Festival

dates: September 14-17
Place: Main Street, Beech Grove

Good food, good music and good rides are on the Beech Grove Autumn Festival, which will run for four consecutive days this year. Get to the festival early on Saturday, September 14 to see the unique items for sale at the craft fair. Take a break in the afternoon and enjoy a 50’s themed parade that spans 10 blocks of 17 . will walke and Main Street east to 7e and Head.

Beech Grove Autumn Festival
Beech Grove Autumn Festival

Back to the Fifties Festival

dates: September 16-17
Place: Boone County Fairgrounds, 1300 100 S, Lebanon

Get ready to get nostalgic for simpler times at the Back to the Fifties Festival in Lebanon. This two-day event features a children’s amusement park, a classic car cruise-in and bike 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 the 17th
Place: Hunter’s Honey Farm, 6501 W. Honey Lane, Martinsville

Be sure to come to the honey farm and celebrate 112 years of beekeeping in Indiana with the Honey Cafe, a hard-working beekeeper, mini tours and helicopter tours (weather permitting).

Hunter's Honey Farm
Hunter’s Honey Farm

Global Fest Indy

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

Think globally and party locally Worldwide Fest Indy 2022 presented by Good Living Indy. Join the Center for Inquiry 70 to 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
Place: 5717 N. 300 W, Greenfield

The Rocky Ripple Festival of the Arts is held every year in a unique midtown neighborhood in Indianapolis, just across the Central Canal from Butler University. The event is organized entirely by community volunteerism, with proceeds to support 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
Place: Potter’s Bridge Park, 19401 Allisonville Rd, Noblesville

Can you even say that autumn has begun until you’ve visited a covered bridge? You will get your covered bridge repair (and hopefully see some nice changing leaves) at the Potter’s Bridge Fall Festival in Noblesville. Listen to live music, visit the 70+ craft stalls and let your little ones play in the KidZone space during this family-friendly event.

Potter’s Bridge Fall Festival

WiseWood Farm Autumn Festival

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

Family Friendly Event at WiseWood Farm until picking pumpkins from the farm “U Pick” patch. Hayrides, apple cider, fall decor and more! Bonus: it’s free!

Harvest Moon Festival

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

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

Morgan County Fall Foliage Festival

Date: October 6-9
Place: Center Martinsville

This Morgan County Tradition takes place in the courthouse plaza in downtown Martinsville and includes amusement rides, kids’ activities, live entertainment, vendor stalls, and plenty of great food. The four-day festival also includes a 5K run/walk, as well as a Sunday parade.

Harvest of Hope Festival

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

4th Annual Community Autumn festival! 75+ Local Artists and Direct Selling Vendors
Good Ole’ Food! Hay rides, pumpkins, kids activities, barrel trains and more!

Hope Harvest
Harvest of Hope Festival

Germanfest

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

In the mood for some Weiner greyhound racing? The best of the sausage can be found here at the original Indianapolis Germanfest mid October. When you’re not cheering on your favorite Dachshund, enjoy the strong men’s competitions, craft vendors, German food and the ZwergenLand for kids.

Germanfest

Pioneer Autumn Festival

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

Join the Taylor Center of Natural History staff in our historic red barn for: a day of pioneering fun! Join our “quilt bee”, make a pop of corn on the cob and fresh butter, and learn all about pioneer plants with local herbalist, Greg Monzel.

Pioneer fall party
Pioneer fall party

Festival of Jack-o-Lanterns

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

Have fun and carve a pumpkin Greenfield’s 2022 Jack-o-lantern contest. To be
free to enter. We’ll set up a fun and maybe a little spooky exhibit in the gardens of the Riley Museum. Drop by every night from 7-9pm to watch the jack-o-lanterns glow or visit during the day if you prefer.

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

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