With many fall activities opening up this weekend, there’s no shortage of fun, safe things to do in Festival Country Indiana. Whether you’re looking for live music, kids activities or outdoor adventures, you'll find the fun Just South of Indy. We made it easy to create the perfect weekend plans by rounding up all the best events at the list below.
First, head out to the farms for all your favorite autumn experiences. This weekend, Kelsay Farms is hosting the first of five fall weekends. Attractions include a corn maze, a barn filled with corn kernels, hayrides and a straw bale mountain. Their hours are Fridays from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 10 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.
Waterman’s Family Farm will be starting their fall festivities this weekend with hayrides, a straw bale playground and fort, mini train rides, farm animals, a pumpkin patch and a little farmer experience. Find it this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Dougherty Family Farms features a corn maze, petting zoo, pumpkin patch and other activities around the farm. They’re kicking off their fall weekends this Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m.
Dollie’s Farm is known for their U-pick flowers and lavender, but this weekend, the farm is transforming into a fall wonderland. On Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., they’ll have antique tractors, hayrides, pumpkins, live music, s’mores, kids activities, decorated scarecrows and more. They’ll even have a photographer available for family picture sessions (must have reservations).
Another great spot for U-pick flowers is P&D Flower Farm. They'll be hosting local vendors at their farm from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
In downtown Franklin, Farm Girl Mercantile will be celebrating their third anniversary with outdoor vendors, live music, food, storewide sales and giveaways on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Take the kids to the Johnson County Fairgrounds for Touch-a-Truck on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They'll be able to explore a fire truck, a school bus, construction equipment and more. Tickets are $5 per person.
While you're in Franklin, celebrate fall with professional fireworks at two locations. One display will be at Hillview Country Club and the other will be at the Province Park dog park. The show will start at 9 p.m. on Saturday.
Head to downtown Edinburgh on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to see classic cars and motorcycles. Enjoy a booth for kids as well.
Also in Edinburgh, dance and sing with Cornfields & Crossroads during their bluegrass concert at the Edinburgh Pixy Theatre. The show is Saturday at 7 p.m.
Another great spot for live music is Mallow Run Winery, where outdoor concerts are a weekly staple. You’ll find live music, food trucks and wine on the lawn. This Saturday, Hogg Wild BBQ, Hillbilly Hotdogs and Sons Kettle Corn will be serving food and Country Summer Trio will be performing. Sunday will showcase music by The Tides and food by Soladine Concessions. The winery is open from noon to 6 p.m. and music and food will be there from 2 to 5 p.m.
Finally, if you're looking for fall fun and live music wrapped up in one, head to The Apple Works in Trafalgar. On Saturday and Sunday, they’ll have live music throughout the day along with activities for kids, a pumpkin patch, a straw bale mountain, a petting zoo and, of course, their famous apples and apple desserts.