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Your Guide to Indiana Fall Festivals 2017

Are you ready for some autumn fun? These fall festivals in Indiana feature everything from cars to art and beer.  

Believe it or not, the cooler temperatures and colorful leaves that make fall in Indiana so special are just around the corner. And with them comes plenty of fall festivals and outdoor fun. Check out this Indiana Fall Festival Guide below.

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Hoosier Hops and Harvest August 26, Nashville

The 8th Annual Hoosier Hops & Harvest festival is held at the Story Inn in Nashville, and features Indiana-brewed beers, live music, food trucks and more. Tickets are $30 and the event kicks off at 1 p.m.

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival August 27 to September 4, Auburn

Dubbed the, “World’s Greatest Classic Car Show and Festival,” this event is held every year during the week before Labor Day. Tourists from around the world travel to Auburn annually to experience The Parade of Classics, the Hoosier Tour, the Auburn Auctions at both World-wide Auctioneers and Auctions America and more.

Bloomington GarlicFEST – September 2-3, Bloomington

Enjoy local dishes prepared with garlic (of course), as well as cooking competitions, a kidzone, live music, yoga, a beer garden and a community art fair. Celebrations begin daily at 10 a.m., and admission is free.

German Park Oktoberfest September 7 – 9, Indianapolis

The German American Club and Edelweiss Restaurant host this three-day event featuring plenty of food, live music and entertainment. Members of any German organization get in free if they show their membership card at the gate. Pets, except for service animals, are not allowed. Gates open at 4 p.m. each day, and admission is $5.

Zionsville Lions Club Fall Festival – September 8-10, Zionsville

This year’s theme is “Yo! Ho! Ho! And a Park Full of Fun!” and kicks off Friday night with a VIP Carnival. The three-day festival is the largest fundraiser for Lions Park, and includes a parade, local entertainment and performances, food, carnival rides, kids’ corner bounce houses, vendors, arts & crafts and more.

CANvitational – September 9, Indianapolis

This is the Midwest’s largest canned craft beer festival with over 65 breweries from across America. Located downtown on Georgia Street, the 5th Annual CANvitational will provide patrons with samples of craft beer from award winning breweries, and attendees can enjoy local food trucks, music and street dancing. Ticket prices range from $10 – $75.

Penrod Arts Fair September 9, Indianapolis

This is the 51st year of one of the nation’s largest single day art fairs. Held on the Indianapolis Museum of Art campus, it will feature over three hundred artists, six stages of entertainment, more than 75 arts-related non-profit organizations, and an extensive children’s area.  And don’t forget to visit the Indiana Craft Beer Garden. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now ($10 – $17.50), same-day tickets are $20.

Indy Irish Fest September 14-17, Indianapolis

Celebrate “all things Irish” at this 22nd annual event. You’ll enjoy plenty of live music, dancing and craft beer during this four-day festival. It will also feature special performers, a Wee Folk’s Area, Irish Culture Traditions demonstrations, and special activities including a Kilted Mile Race.

Monument Circle Oktoberfest September 15, Indianapolis

This 6th Annual celebration is hosted by the Columbia Club and features German & American food, live music, a biergarten, German wine and a cigar bar. A portion of proceeds goes to local organizations. Admission is free and open to the public.

Fishers Oktoberfest – September 22 – 23, Fishers

Enjoy live music, arts and crafts, kids’ games and German food during this two-day festival. The beer garden is open from noon to 10 p.m., with Warsteiner and Leinenkugel on tap. Domestic and import beers are $4-5. Live music begins at noon and includes Polkamotion, Big Daddy Caddy and My Yellow Rickshaw. Food menu includes a variety of German and American items including bratwurst, knautwurst, sauerkraut, pretzels, funnel cake and elephant ears. Free admission.

Rocky Ripple Festival – September 23, Indianapolis

Held annually on the last Saturday in September, this “Festival in the Park” focuses on the arts. An eclectic assortment of bands will play throughout the entire day, and over 70 artists will be featured, providing a mix of original art and unique artisan. Beer and wine at the festival are provided by the Broad Ripple Brewpub, and there will be a variety of food offerings, including fresh corn on the cob prepared by our own local veterans. Admission is free.

Noblesville Brewfest – September 23, Noblesville

Held at Forest Park, thirsty beer fans can enjoy plenty of beer and fun, along with prizes, a live band and silent auction. All participants will receive a commemorative sampling glass, while supplies last. Advance sale tickets are available now. Tickets on the day of the event are $50.

For a complete list of fall festivals in Indiana, visit the Funtober website.