Fall festivals to enjoy in and around Indianapolis, IN

Get in the fall spirit with the many festivities happening across central Indiana.

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Don’t worry, the Headless Horseman Festival is appropriate for all ages.

Photo by Conner Prairie

Don’t sweat the fall stuff. Whether you love sipping on a PSL (or apple cider slushie) or watching the leaves change color, we’ve got you covered with seven fall festivals to add to your bucket list this season.

🍁 Franklin Fall Vintage Fest | Sat., Oct. 1 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Downtown Franklin | Celebrate all things fall while shopping outdoor vendors + the great vintage shops you love in Downtown Franklin.

🍁 Headless Horseman Festival | Every Thurs.-Sun from Thurs., Oct. 6-Sun., Oct. 30 | Various times | Conner Prairie | Take the iconic haunted hayride + encounter the headless horseman, plus explore the haunted maze, catch spooky shows and storytelling, enjoy festive rides and games, and check out the monster museum.

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There’s plenty of space for kids to run around and play at Frishers Agripark.

Photo by Fishers Parks + Fishers Agripark

🍁 Fishers Agripark Fall Festival | Wed., Oct. 12-Sat., Oct. 15 | 4-7 p.m. + 6-9 p.m. | 11171 Florida Rd., Fishers | Explore the Scarecrow Trail and Corn Maze and enjoy fall activities like pumpkin carving, carnival games, crafts, and campfires with s’mores.

🍁 Covered Bridge Festival | Fri., Oct. 14-Sun., Oct. 23 | Various times | Parke County | Known as Indiana’s largest fall festival, see the county’s 31 historic covered bridges + enjoy authentic arts and crafts, food, and beautiful fall foliage.

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Parke County is known as the covered bridge capital of the world.

Photo via @parkecountyin

🍁 Locally Made: Indy’s Fall Fest | Sat., Oct. 15 | 12-5 p.m. | Indianapolis Art Center | ARTSPARK will come alive with art, activities, and food, featuring artwork, wares, and artisanal goods from 25 local and regional artists with one-of-a-kind work.

🍁 Autumntidings Fall Fest | Sat., Oct. 22 | 12-4 p.m. | The Cradle at Monon 30, 1118 E. 30th St. | Celebrate the season with this inaugural festival hosted by Ash & Elm Cider Co. featuring several other Indiana-based cideries, breweries, and distilleries.

🍁 76th Annual Historic Irvington Halloween Festival | Sat., Oct. 22-Sat., Oct. 29 | Various times | Irvington neighborhood | Visit this Halloween town for several events like the Halloween Ball, a Night of Spirits and Fright Seeing, Zombie Bike Ride, Vampire Run, and costume contests.

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