4 Fall Festivals Around Indianapolis

October 6th, 2016 by

FallFall is a fun time to be in the Indianapolis area. Not only are the leaves turning, but there are festivals and other seasonal events underway. Most of these activities are for the whole family. Check out this list of four fall festivals around Indianapolis.

1. Fall Festival at Kelsay Farms in Whiteland

Located about 20 miles outside the city, Kelsay Farms celebrates fall every weekend through the end of October. The farm is open Fridays from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 10 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is $8 per person, and infants age one year and younger are free.

Experience farm life with the corn maze, pumpkin picking, and hay rides. There’s also live music, face painting, and delicious food. Join a farm tour to see farm workers milking cows. During the tour, you’ll also take a peek at the calves and learn about modern agricultural equipment. Fun and educational, Kelsay Farms’ fall festival weekends promise hours of entertainment for kids and adults alike.

2. Indy Donut Festival

Nothing warms you like a good cup of coffee and a hot donut on a crisp fall morning. Get your coffee and donut fix at the Indy Donut Festival on November 5 starting at 11 a.m. and continuing until 1 p.m. at The Speak Easy on Winthrop in Indianapolis. As a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, the festival has admission prices ranging from $10 to $40. A four-pack of general admission tickets costs $65. At least five donut companies will be on site serving up their treats, and the event will include live music.

3. Irvington Halloween Festival

It’s a short drive to Irvington for the Halloween Festival. This festival begins October 22 and wraps up on October 29. As a collection of fall and Halloween-themed events, the times, locations, and admission prices for the activities vary. One of the most popular festival events is a spooky organ concert on October 23 at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes. Other fun activities include a séance, a vampire blood drive, a haunted puppet show, and a zombie bike ride.

Enjoy the street fair on October 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. With more than 200 vendors, this free festival event includes entertainment, a Halloween parade, and beer garden.

4. Oktoberfest

Eighteen miles north of Indianapolis in Zionsville, the Traders Point Creamery hosts its own version of Oktoberfest on October 8 from noon until 7 p.m. This annual event attracts people from the region for wine tasting, a beer garden, and live music. Of particular interest is the PolkaBoy band that entertains from 4 to 7 p.m. For the kids, there are hay rides, face painting stations, fall crafts, games, and pony rides. Sample products from the creamery’s market and take some home with you. Tickets for this one-day event are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.

Savor the fall weather by getting out for one of these events in and near Indianapolis. It’s the perfect time of year for family outings.


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