September 21 - September 25, Bluffton Free Street Fair, Bluffton (Wells) -

21-25, Bluffton Free Street Fair, Bluffton (Wells), downtown. Vendors, food, games, parades, idol contest, free entertainment, horse show, horse and pony pull. Free. 260-824-4351,

September 25 - September 26, Jay County Heritage Festival, Portland (Jay) -

Sept. 25-26, Jay County Heritage Festival, Portland (Jay), Jay County Historical Museum. Demonstrations, reenactors, music, entertainment, exhibits, demonstrations, reenactors, music, entertainment, exhibits, crafts, artisans, history, kids’ area, old-time games, kettle-cooked food. Free., 260-726-7168,

October 02 - October 03, Kendallville Apple Festival, Kendallville (Noble) -

Oct. 2-3, Kendallville Apple Festival, Kendallville (Noble), Noble County Fairgrounds. Demonstraters, primitive village, children’s crafts and games, contests, antiques, crafts, foods, and entertainment. Parking charge. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday. 260-350-1119,


October 02 - October 03, Westville Pumpkin Festival, Westville (LaPorte) -

Oct. 2-3, Westville Pumpkin Festival, Westville (LaPorte), Prairie Meadow Park. Pumpkin baked goods, crafts, food, tractor pull, parade, 5K, kids’ games. Free. 219-879-8280,

October 09 - October 09, Pumpkin Trains, North Judson (Starke) -

Oct. 9, Pumpkin Trains, North Judson (Starke), Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum. Trains on three Saturdays in October. Travels through northwest Indiana’s countryside to a pumpkin patch. Pumpkins, $3 each. Train times: 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (Central Time). Cost: $6 and up. 574-896-3950.,


September 24 - September 26, Festival of the Turning Leaves, Thorntown (Boone) -

24-26, Festival of the Turning Leaves, Thorntown (Boone), Main Street. Music, movie, fireworks, parade, 5/10K, parade, car show, food, kids’ zone and more. Free. 765-336-2488,,

October 07 - October 10, Riley Festival, Greenfield (Hancock) -

Oct. 7-10, Riley Festival, Greenfield (Hancock), downtown. Shopping, live entertainment, festival foods, parades, and more. Free. 317-462-2141,

October 07 - October 10, Fall Foliage Festival, Martinsville (Morgan) -

Oct. 7-10, Fall Foliage Festival, Martinsville (Morgan), Morgan County Fairgrounds. Car show, kids’ events, arts and crafts vendors, a parade and much more. Free. 765-342-0332,

October 09 - October 09, Feast of the Hunter’s Moon, West Lafayette (Tippecanoe) -

Oct. 9, Feast of the Hunter’s Moon, West Lafayette (Tippecanoe), Fort Ouiatenon. Reenactment of life during the 18th century. French, British and Native American trading posts, food,

crafts, demonstrations and music. No parking charge. Admission charge. 765-476-8411,


June 26 - June 26, Brookville Canoefest, Brookville (Franklin) -

Downtown. Indiana’s largest canoe and kayak races. Car show, kids’ fest, beer garden, fireworks, music and delicious fried chicken cook-off. Free. 866-647-6555.

July 30 - July 31, Jeff Goes Country sponsored by T-Mobile, Jeffersonville -

Jeffersonville (Clark), Jeff Riverstage. Two nights of country music including a performance by country star Chris Janson. 812-319-3280.

September 25 - September 26, Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art, Madison (Jefferson) -

Sept. 25-26, Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art, Madison (Jefferson), Madison to Vine streets. Southern Indiana’s premier outdoor juried arts and fine crafts festival. Variety of food vendors, live entertainment, and fun for kids. Free. 812-571-2752,

September 30 - October 02, 48th Annual Seymour Oktoberfest, Seymour (Jackson) -

Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 48th Annual Seymour Oktoberfest, Seymour (Jackson), Downtown. Food, crafts, entertainment and a Biergarten. German band, stein hoist, parade, 5K, hot air balloons and more. Free. 812-523-1414,

October 01 - October 03, Metamora Canal Days Autumn Festival, Metamora (Franklin) -

Oct. 1-3, Metamora Canal Days Autumn Festival, Metamora (Franklin), Whitewater Canal. Craft and antique vendors along the canal, flea market all over town. Operating grist mill, canal boat, and train. Parking charge. 765-647-6522,

October 02 - October 10, Harvest Homecoming Festival, New Albany (New Albany) -

Oct. 2-10, Harvest Homecoming Festival, New Albany (Floyd), downtown. Parade, rides, entertainment, kids’ events, craft/food booths and more. Free except some events and activities. 812-944-8572,

October 08 - October 09, Navy Bean Fall Festival, Rising Sun (Ohio) -

Oct. 8-9, Navy Bean Fall Festival, Rising Sun (Ohio), downtown. Live music, homemade bean soup, cornbread, parade, food and craft vendors, amusement rides, seaplane splash-in. Free. 812-438-2750,


June 26 - July 05, Linton Freedom Festival, Linton (Greene) -

Humphreys Park, City Park. Indiana’s largest Independence Day parade on July 5 at 10 a.m. Week-long festivities include great tenderloin sandwiches, entertainment, car show and carnival. Free. 812-847-4846.

July 03 - July 03, Abraham Lincoln Freedom Festival, Rockport (Spencer) -

Rockport City Park. Celebrate Independence Day and enjoy a car show, food vendors and live music, plus fireworks at dusk. Free. 812-649-9147.

August 05 - August 08, Jasper Strassenfest, Jasper -

Jasper (Dubois), downtown and citywide. German-themed street festival with music and entertainment on three stages. Food, dancing, rides, games, beer and wine garden, and run/walk. Hot air balloon launch, tractor and car show, arts and crafts booths, church tours and more. Free. 812-482-6866.

September 15 - September 17, Sullivan County Rotary Corn Festival, Sullivan -

Sullivan (Sullivan), downtown square and Central Plaza. Rides, games, food, vendors, beer tent. Concerts 7 p.m. nightly at Plaza. Parade Saturday, 1 p.m. Free corn feed after parade. Free. 812-243-1228,

September 24 - September 25, Old Eckerty Days, Eckerty (Crawford) -

24-25, Old Eckerty Days, Eckerty (Crawford), Main Street. Live outdoor music, food booths, craft vendors, bounce houses, contests, and more. Entry fee for corn hole and cross cut contests. Parade on Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Free pumpkin painting Saturday. Hours: Friday, 5-10 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. 812-630-8915,,

October 01 - October 03, Bloomfield Apple Festival, Bloomfield (Greene) -

Oct. 1-3, Bloomfield Apple Festival, Bloomfield (Greene), Town Park. Various craft and food vendors, carnival, car show, live music, 5K run/walk and a parade. No parking charge. Free shuttle service. Free admission. 812-384-3475,