Fall Festivals celebrate family, friends, fun and FOOD!

In Indiana, there is always a reason to celebrate!

From unique foods to historic reenactments to classic cars and everything in between, there is a festival in Indiana everyone can enjoy. Continue a generations-spanning family tradition—or begin a new one—by visiting a fall festival. An Indiana fall festival is a celebration of family, friends and food. Main streets become gathering spaces as the alluring aromas of signature foods fill the air and families and neighbors gather to celebrate and reminisce. Join the party at a fall festival!

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Marshall County Blueberry Festival

Sep 2 - 5, 2016

The Blueberry Festival is celebrating its 50th Year, with the theme “Another Picnic in the Park.” Luscious blueberry treats, 15k run, crafts, parade, fireworks, free entertainment, classic car show, hot air balloons, carnival and family activities. Don't miss the incredible fireworks show.

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Lanesville Heritage Weekend

Sep 8 - 11, 2016

Celebrate the past and present at the 41st Annual Lanesville Heritage Weekend. A wide variety of events take place, including a balloon race, parade, tractor pulls, fiddle contest and more. The Heritage Mail Pouch Barn was recently renovated and a key attraction.

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Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival, Matthews

Sep 9 - 11, 2016

Join us for a weekend of family fun in Grant County, at the 46th annual Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival!

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Popcorn Festival

Sep 10, 2016

Named the "Best Festival of the Region" by Times readers, the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival continues to offer family-fun activities for all ages. Enjoy live music on two stages, kids play place with games and inflatables and more than 200 arts & crafts booths.

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Nappanee Apple Festival

Sep 15 - 18, 2016

Welcoming over 80,000 people each year to a three-day festival, the town of Nappanee is set to host one of Indiana's largest festivals for the 41st straight year!

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Johnny Appleseed Festival, Fort Wayne

Sep 17 - 18, 2016

Each fall, the people of Fort Wayne invite visitors to celebrate the pioneer spirit of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. The festival is enjoyable for the entire family, complete with a children's exploration area.

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Persimmon Festival, Mitchell

Sep 17 - 24, 2016

Persimmon pudding is a longstanding southern Indiana tradition – after all, this is the 70th Annual Persimmon Festival! The main event of the festival is always the persimmon pudding recipe contest.

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James Dean Festival, Fairmount

Sep 23 - 25, 2016

Sponsored by the Fairmount Historical Museum annually, this event includes a huge car show featuring 50’s classic and custom autos. Parade of Neon, special guests, swap meet, and plenty of 50’s entertainment!

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Harrison County Harness Racing and Wine Festival, Corydon

Sep 24, 2016

Enjoy a day of harness racing and wine tasting at the Harrison County Fairgrounds. While you're there, visit the craft and antique booths. Souvenir glass is included with wine tasting admission price. All other activities are free!

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Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art

Sep 24 - 25, 2016

Come experience Southern Indiana's premier outdoor juried fine arts & crafts show. Stroll the tree-lined streets of Madison’s National Landmark Historic District as you shop from 250 artisans.

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Fall Crafters Fair, Shipshewana

Sep 29 - Oct 1, 2016

Shop the handiwork of artisans, quilters, carvers and painters as they display their talent in tents throughout the festival in the heart of Northern Indiana Amish Country.

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Seymour Oktoberfest, Seymour

Sep 29 - Oct 1, 2016

This festival offers something for everyone, all with free admission. Food plays a leading role in this festival. Booths line the city streets, each laden with rich treats in true Oktoberfest tradition.

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Pumpkin Fantasyland, Ligonier

Oct 1 - 31, 2016

Fashion Farm in Ligonier converts to a whimsical and quirky place to feature pumpkin creations for the month of October. Pumpkins, squash and gourds are used to create well-known characters, stories and historical events. Fall is in full effect at the Pumpkin Fantasyland festival.

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Heartbeat of Washington

Oct 1 - 2, 2016

Vendor Fair, Kids Activities, Battle of the Bands, Classic Car Show, 5K run/walk, Beer Garden and much more.

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Apple Festival of Kendallville

Oct 1 - 2, 2016

Step back to the early 1800s. Enjoy unique entertainment, food prepared over the fire, handmade crafts, a traders village, antiques and demonstrations. The fun lasts two days and is sure to put you in to the fall spirit!

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Feast of the Hunters' Moon, West Lafayette

Oct 1 - 2, 2016

Visit Historic Fort Ouiatenon Park on the banks of the Wabash River for Feast of the Hunters’ Moon, a recreation of the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans that took place near this fur-trading outpost in the mid-1700s. Thousands of people gather to reenact the event.

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West Side Nut Club Fall Festival, Evansville

Oct 3 - 8, 2016

The West Side Nut Club formed in 1921 as a group of businessmen. Ever since they’ve held an annual festival to raise money for charitable work, and it’s grown to attract over 100,000 people each year.

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Riley Festival, Greenfield

Oct 6 - 9, 2016

Celebrate the birthday of the “Hoosier Poet,” James Whitcomb Riley, in his proud birthplace. Each year’s festival has one of his poems as the theme, and this year’s is "The Raggedy Man." The festival includes two parades: the Parade of Flowers and the Ameriana Riley Festival Parade.

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Metamora Canal Days Festival

Oct 7 - 9, 2016

Get out your walking shoes and your huge vinyl bag because you'll want to attend one of Indiana's most popular festival. Canal Days originated over 40 years ago in the autumn of the year following the harvest—farmers and traders gathered in towns to sell and trade the fruits of their labor.

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Mississinewa 1812, Marion

Oct 7 - 9, 2016

The largest War of 1812 living history event in the nation, Mississinewa 1812, takes visitors back in time. Feel the fall air as you explore British and American military camps.

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CowtoberFest at Fair Oaks Farms, Fair Oaks

Oct 8 - 9, 2016

Trick or Treating, kids activities, a 10-team "Calling all the Monsters" dance off, live music from country star Josh Dorr, celebrity pumpkin carvers Jon Neill and David Smith, the IPGA Giant Pumpkin Growers Contest, a craft show and much more!

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Parke County Covered Bridge Festival

Oct 14 - 23, 2016

Headquartered on the courthouse lawn in Rockville, Indiana, since 1957, you will find food served by many of the non-profit organizations of the county. A mammoth tent and streets around the courthouse are filled with crafters and vendors.

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Parke County Covered Bridge Festival, Rockville

Oct 14 - 23, 2016

Indiana’s largest festival brings together all communities in Parke County as they showcase the 31 historic covered bridges that have made this county the Covered Bridge Capital of the World.

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Fort Vallonia Days in Jackson County

Oct 15 - 16, 2016

Over 30,000 visitors enjoy Fort Vallonia Days each year, always held on the third weekend in October. The community of Vallonia in Jackson County was settled by the French in the late 1700s. Then Indiana Governor and future US President, William Henry Harrison ordered the fort built around 1810.

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