The Leaves They Are A Changin’ – 10 Fall Events in Indiana You Can Check Out In October

By Catherine on

If you want to follow along with the Gold Wing Riders as they head up to Southern Indiana for a delightful fall ride, please check out the ‘Winging It ~ Our Way: Southern Indiana’ article and blog at They are heading up from Florida to visit friends and relatives and take in the lovely fall sites of Southern Indiana.
Now if you don’t have any friends or relatives in Indiana but are still feeling the urge to leave the South and feel the changing seasons, here are 10 Fall Festivals you can check out in Indiana this month during October, in no particular order:
Pumpkin Harvest FestivalSept. 29 – Oct. 31 in Noblesville in Hamilton County at
Stonycreek Farm
This will be the 40th Annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival. Featuring Family Fun for all ages. There will be a Zip Line, Pony Rides, a Cave Slide, Traditional Evening Hayride/Bonfire Parties, Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch, and Pumpkin Train Rides.
Fall Harvest FestivalSept. 23 – Oct. 31 in Indianapolis in Marion County.
This festival features a Tractor-Drawn Hayride to the pumpkin patch where you may select from acres of pumpkins; A Pumpkin-Eating Dinosaur who roars as she chomps on pumpkins and chunks fall to the ground; exotic animals including Miniature Buffalo; pony rides; straw bale and cornfield mazes; straw pile “mountain”; Vortex Tunnel, and Bungee Trampoline.
Irvington Halloween FestivalOct. 21-27 in Indianapolis in Marion County on E. Washington Street
For over 60 years, the Historic Irvington Halloween Festival has brought together thousands of residents, dozens of neighborhood organizations, and countless Eastside businesses in a fun-filled celebration of its heritage and community. The celebration now includes events including a 5 mile run, a pageant, musicians, contests, Halloween-themed movies, storytelling, ghost tours, live theater, roller derby, a haunted puppet show and dozens of other events.
Route 66 Yard SaleOct. 19-20 Near Tell City in Perry County – Countywide along Route 66
80 miles of Yard Sales! One continuous yard sale in Perry County along SR 66 starting at Troy and continues through Tell City, Cannelton, Rocky Point, Rome, Derby, Dexter, Magnet and Oriole. Open to all. Plan now to do your fall clean-up in time to set up a table for this yard sale.
A Renaissance In Roanoke Art EventOct. 13th in Roanoke in Huntington County on Historic Main Street
Artists from around the region will display their work on Main Street in historic downtown Roanoke for “A Renaissance in Roanoke,” which runs from 10am-6pm.
The event features local and regional artists whose original art will also be on sale, as well as live music, food, farmers’ market and entertainment. Other features include the Plein Air Painters who will paint outdoors in picturesque parts of Roanoke, a student art exhibit, art demonstrations and children’s activities.
Mississinewa 1812October 12-14 in Marion in Grant County at the
Mississinewa Battlefield, CR 600 N SR 15

Largest War of 1812 living history event in United States. Battle Reenactments, American and British military camps, Native American village, and wilderness camps. 150 sutlers, artisans, food purveyors, folk musicians. storytellers. Attendance 30,000.
Parke County Covered Bridge FestivalOctober 12-21 Headquartered in Rockville in Parke County at the Parke County Courthouse
The “Covered Bridge Capital of the World” presents Indiana’s largest festival featuring 31 covered bridges and fall foliage. Billie Creek Village, Bloomingdale, Bridgeton, Mansfield, Mecca, Montezuma, Rockville, Rosedale and Tangier provide food and vendors. Entertainment, demonstrations, melodrama. Free maps provide directions to each community and bridges.
Rising Sun Navy Bean Fall FestivalOct 12-13 in Rising Sun in Ohio County at the Downtown Riverfront
Hometown family festival located along the beautiful riverfront in Rising Sun, IN. Featuring headliner Mark Farner, Formerly of Grand Funk Railroad, on Saturday evening. Please come and enjoy some homemade bean soup and cornbread. Lots of festival food and craft vendors will be located along the Riverfront. There will be a parade on Saturday morning at 10:30 am. There will be a Kid Zone featuring fun shows and activities including Radio Disney on Friday night. Amusement rides will start Friday night starting at 5 pm and Saturday at noon. Wrist bands will be available for purchase at the festival. All music, entertainment, festival events are free.
Kelsay FarmsSept 28 – Oct 28 in Whiteland in Johnson County at Kelsay Farms
Visit a real working dairy farm! Kelsay Farms is a 6th generation family farm. Enjoy farm tours, calves, corn maze, pumpkins, hayrides, moo choo rides, Bale Mountain, and much more!
Mecca Haunted School HouseOct. 26-27; Oct. 29-31 in Mecca in Parke County at the
Historic Schoolhouse

#1 Haunted House in the Wabash Valley Area. Come visit The Mecca Haunted School House, just 18 miles north of Terre Haute. Three floors of terror. Come prepared to be scared! Not recommended for children under 13.

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