There’s something about fall that puts people in a festive mood. Whether it’s the cooler temperatures and the crisp air, or the beauty of the leaves changing color, or the knowledge that these are the last few weekends we’ll be gathering outside for any great length of time as winter approaches, people are almost always up for a good time during the autumn season.
Nothing says fall quite like an Oktoberfest celebration. You’ll find them popping up in just about every city and county around the state over the next few weeks. On October 8, Traders Point Creamery, one of my favorite destinations in Indiana, is hosting its own Oktoberfest from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The sounds of The 3 to 1 Band and the always popular Polka Boy will fill the farm’s air throughout the afternoon and evening. And while Traders Point Creamery is known for its organic dairy products like yogurt, milk and cheese, no Oktoberfest is complete without beer, so Sun King Brewery will be providing plenty of sudsy refreshments.
What will set this celebration apart, however, is the chance to enjoy fall and Oktoberfest merriment in the beautiful setting of the creamery. Traders Point Creamery is located in Zionsville on one of the most beautiful farm properties in the state. During Oktoberfest, there will be hayrides, a bonfire, pumpkins, farmers market booths, and much more for the entire family to enjoy. You can also watch the cows being milked, which I really enjoyed when I toured the Creamery last year.
Cost is $8 per person (children under 10 are free). Traders Point Creamery’s Oktoberfest is a fundraiser for the Traders Point Rural Historic District, a nonprofit that protects more than 7,000 acres of greenspace around Eagle Creek for the enjoyment of generations to come. So you’ll be doing this part of the state some good while you dance to Polka Boy and sip your Sun King.