Fall fun guide 2018: Central Indiana festivals, pumpkin patches, and haunted houses

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Cooler temperatures are in the air, and the leaves are just starting to change colors! Fall is a magical time of year in Indiana.

Corn mazes and pumpkin patches are open to visitors, and every weekend there’s sure to be a fall festival somewhere in the state.

So load up on candy corn and apple cider doughnuts, throw on a sweater, and check out these fun fall activities.

Fall festivals

  • The Festival of the Turning Leaves: September 28, 29 and 30, 2018
    Thorntown, Indiana
    There will be a parade, a 5K / 10K run/walk, live bands, a corn hole tournament, and a car show.
  • Cory Apple Festival: September 28, 29 and 30, 2018
    Cory, Indiana
    Throughout the weekend there will be a corn hole tournament, car and motorcycle show, riding lawnmower demolition derby, a parade and live music.
  • Potter’s Bridge Fall FestivalOctober 6, 2018
    Potter’s Bridge Park, 19401 Allisonville Road, Noblesville
    The one-day event features live music, a children’s activity zone, and over 70 vendors.
  • Franklin Fall Festival: October 6, 2018
    Downtown Franklin
    The downtown street fair has arts and crafts, live music, and a farmers’ market.
  • Feast of the Hunter’s Moon Festival:  October 6 and 7, 2018
    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.
  • Heartland Apple Festival: October 6,7 and October 13, 14
    Danville, Indiana
    Attractions include live entertainment, family fun area, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, a corn maze, wine tastings, delicious food, and high quality arts and crafts vendors!
  • Indiana Renaissance Faire
    You’ll find costumed characters, jousting, juggling, acrobats, knighting ceremonies, sword play  and much more. Enjoy over 70 artisans and merchants, dozens of  food vendors, and free kid’s games.
  • Fall Foliage Festival: October 11 – 14, 2018
    Downtown Square, Martinsville
    The annual festival in downtown Martinsville has many activities including a parade, a classic car show, children’s events, eating contests, and carnival rides.
  • Riley Festival: October 5 to 7, 2018
    Downtown Greenfield
    The festival features a flea market, crafts, games and food.
  • Covered Bridge Festival: October 12 to 21, 2018
    Rockville, Indiana
    Visit the 31 covered bridges in Parke County, the covered bridge capital of the world, and check out dozens of food vendors and artists.
  • 10th Annual GermanFest: October 13, 2018
    401 E. Michigan Street Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Discover your inner German with live Wiener Dog Races, Strong Man Competition, ZwergenLand For Kids, German beer, German food and more!
  • Irvington Halloween Festival: October 27, 2018
    Historic Irvington
    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.

Haunted houses

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes

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