With the first day of Fall being less than a month away (September 22) it is time to start celebrating the season! Throughout Indiana, there are TONS of Fall Festivals that the whole family can enjoy! To make it easy we compiled a list of festivities within about an hour drive from Greater Lafayette area.

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Find more information about each event including location, admission cost and details below!


August 31 to September 3 – Earl Park Fall Festival (Earl Park)
FREE family entertainment including a Truck & Tractor Pull, Demolition Derby, Parade, Car Show, Softball Tournament, Horseshoe Tournament, Pedal Tractor Pull, Mud Volleyball and MORE!

September 7 to 8 – Darlington Fish Fry & Festival
Located on Main St. Come to join locals for a fish fry, car show, antique tractors, games and contests, horse rides and tons of food!

September 7 to 9 – Zionsville Lion’s Club 65th Annual Fall Festival (Zionsville)
Located downtown in Lions Park. Come to join the fun at the carnival, pet pavilion, live music and much more! Stop by Saturday to enjoy the Parade and Beer Gardens or Sunday for the car show!

September 8 – French Market (Indianapolis)
Located on 42nd and Central at the St. Joan of Arc Church. French and American cuisine, live music, children’s activities, beer and wine garden and more! 

September 8 – St. Boniface Germanfest (Lafayette)
Located Downtown, this family-friendly festival features authentic German food, several bands, and beer gardens! $5 entrance fee applies to anyone over 21 years old!

September 14 – Boone Flavor Fest (Whitestown)
Located at Whitestown Municipal Complex. Come and sample restaurants, wineries, and breweries from around Boone County while enjoying live music! Admission is $5 which children under 10 years old are free.

September 14 to 15 -Back to the Fifties Festival, Inc (Lebanon)
Located at the fairgrounds (exit 138 off of I-65). Family friendly festival with food, shopping, kids activities, classic cars and antique bikes.

September 14 to 16 – Burlington Fall Festival (Burlington)
Located at Community Park. Enjoy food, live music, games, arts and crafts as well as a chili supper, pancake breakfast, pageants and a parade. Other activities include a car show, co-ed softball tournament and lots of other family fun! Free admission.

September 14 to 16 – Annual Indy Irish Fest (Indianapolis)
Located Downtown. Come to immerse yourself in Irish culture to experience the music, dance, cultural exhibits and dog breeds of the Irish! Free admission.

September 15 to 16 – Attica Heritage Days (Attica)
Located at Downtown Attica. A celebration of Attica as a small town community. Stop by for local food, music, historical displays, vendors and a car show! Free admission.

September 15 – Whitestown Brewfest (Whitestown)
Located at Whitestown Municipal Complex. Come to taste the top craft breweries from across Indiana. The fest also features a home-brew competition local food vendors and live music. This event is 21 and over and tickets can be purchased at whitestownbrewfest.com

September 19 – Apple Popcorn Festival
Located in Brookston, between Lafayette and Monticello on State Road 43. This free event features craft booths, apple bobbing, breakfast at the firehouse and family entertainment. Come and enjoy sweet kettle corn, caramel apples and much more!

September 19 – Francesville Fall Festival
Located at Downtown Francesville. The town celebrates its small town with arts and crafts, flea market, concerts, petting zoo, and more! Come out to enjoy the parade and fireworks Saturday and the car show on Sunday! 

September 22 to 23 – Atlanta New Earth Festival (Atlanta)
Located in Downtown Atlanta. Known as Hamilton County’s largest festival, 600 vendors with unique arts, pottery, clothing, home decor, etc. come together to celebrate! The festival also features a farmer’s market, food, and live music. Free admission. 

September 23 – Art on Wabash  (West Lafayette)
Located at Tapawingo Park. Come to join local Hoosier artists as they display their art along the Wabash River. Free admission.

September 28 to 30 – Festival of the Turning Leaves (Thorntown)
Located on Main St. With events going on all weekend, (Bluegrass Jam, 5K, car show) there is tons of fun for the whole family! Free admission.

September 28 to 29 – Ouibache Music Festival (West Lafayette)
Located at Tippecanoe County Amphitheater. During this Americana/Roots festival enjoy concerts, food, wineries, craft brews, corn hole and more! Admission is $5 at ouibache.com or $10 at the gate. Kids 12 and under are free!

September 29 – Starry Night Festival (West Lafayette)
Located at Greyhouse Coffee and Supply. This event is hosted to bring together Purdue and Greater Lafayette community to blend unique music, merchants, and delicious food in efforts to promote awareness for Swipe Out Starvation!

September 29 – Covington Applefest (Covington)
Come to see what all Covington has to offer and experience over 100 vendors and live music! Free admission.

September 29 to 30 – Uncle PawPaw’s Pickin Patch (Indianapolis)
Located at 2316 S German Church Rd. Join the fun with vendors with handmade and one-of-a-kind items and lots of food! Free admission.

September 29 to October 3 – Model “T” Covered Bridge Tour
Located at the Fairgrounds. Experience the 5-day tour of covered bridges, Amish farm stands that Parke and surrounding counties have to offer! Free admission. 

September 29 to October 31 – Pumpkin Harvest Festival (Noblesville)
Located at Stonycreek Farm. Join the 46th annual Pumpkin Harvest Fest to enjoy hayrides, zip line, climbing wall and more. Parking fees apply.

September 29 to October 31 – Russell Farms Pumpkin Patch Country Fall Festival (Noblesville)
Located at Russell Farms Pumpkin Patch. Every Saturday and Sunday in October enjoy hayrides, pumpkins, country stores, scavenger hunts, petting zoo and more! Admission is $7.50 and kids 2 and under are free!

September 29 to October 31 – Waterman’s Fall Harvest Festival (Indianapolis)
Located 7010 E Raymond St. Take a ride to the pumpkin patch on a hayride, take a look at exotic animals or go through a corn maze. Food and live music every weekend in October. Weekday admission is $4 and weekend admission is $5!

October 6 – Fest of Hunter Moon (West Lafayette)
Located at Fort Ouiatenon. This reenactment of life during the 18th century includes French, British and Native American trading posts, food and demonstrations. Free admission.

October 6 – Jamestown Apple Cider Festival (Jamestown)
Located at Pleasant Acres Nature Park. Enjoy live music, food, corn hole and the antique apple cider press! Free admission.

October 6 – Moonlight Madness (Flora)
Located Downtown. This street festival features free music, craft vendors, and more. Town-wide garage sales also take place Friday and Saturday. Free admission. 

October 6 – Roachdale Rib & Blues Fest (Roachdale)
Located on Railroad St. Take part in the local grilling competition, listen to live music while at the beer and wine gardens or enjoy the classic cars! Free admission.

October 6 – Sunshine Festival (Lebanon) 
Located at 4025 Whitestown Parkway. Explore 8 acres of food, crafts, dancing, and fun! Free admission. 

October 6 to 7 – Cowtoberfest at Fair Oaks Farms (Fair Oaks)
Located at Fair Oaks Farms. The festival features trick-or-treating with vendors as well as a hay maze, carve your own pumpkin while enjoying live music. Free admission.

October 6 to 7 – Heartland Apple Festival (Danville)
Enjoy a family fun filled an evening with hayrides to the pumpkin patch, an eight-acre corn maze, and apple cannons! Free admission.

October 9 – Parke County Covered Bridge Festival (Rockville)
Located in Rockville. As Indiana’s largest festival, this gathering brings together all the communities within Parke County and more! Enjoy a variety of shopping and food as well as antiques! 

October 12 to 21 – Covered Bridges of Putnam County Festival (Bainbridge)
Located across from the fire station. This ten-day festival includes crafts, flea market, vendors and more! Free admission.

October 13 – Frankfort Oktoberfest (Frankfort)
Located at the Downtown Square. Engage in Oktoberfest games while experiencing delicious beer and German foods.

October 13 to 14 – Heartland Apple Festival (Danville)
Enjoy a family fun filled an evening with hayrides to the pumpkin patch, an eight-acre corn maze, and apple cannons! Free admission.

October 20 – Fall Fun Fest (West Lafayette)
Located at The Farm at Prophetstown. Enjoy free popcorn and cider (while supplies last) as the family participates in fall-themed crafts and activities. Decorate a mini pumpkin for $2 each! Free admission.

October 20 – Haunted Adams Mill (Cutler)
Located on County Road S 75 E. Join the ghost tours of all three floors of historic Adams Mill. Grab some warn treats around the campfire after a tractor ride into the haunted forest! Tours are from 6-10 pm for $6 admission for adults, $4 for children ages 4-12 and under 4 is free.

October 26 to 27 – Halloween in Parke County (Rockville)
Locates at Rockville Lake Park. 

October 27 – Halloween in Parke County (Racoon Lake)
Located at Racoon Lake. 

October 27 – Haunted Adams Mill (Cutler)
Located on County Road S 75 E. Join the ghost tours of all three floors of historic Adams Mill. Grab some warn treats around the campfire after a tractor ride into the haunted forest! Tours are from 6-10 pm for $6 admission for adults, $4 for children ages 4-12 and under 4 is free.

October 31 – Haunted Adams Mill (Cutler)
Located on County Road S 75 E. Join the ghost tours of all three floors of historic Adams Mill. Grab some warn treats around the campfire after a tractor ride into the haunted forest! Tours are from 6-10 pm for $6 admission for adults, $4 for children ages 4-12 and under 4 is free.