Festivals & Events

Always Festive

There are always great festivals and events happening in Festival Country Indiana, just south of Indy. We are your destination for music festivals, craft brew and wine festivals, and weekend festivals that check the box for “plenty of things to do with kids.”

So, if you’re looking for things to do this weekend, come to the place of festivals. Once you experience Festival Country Indiana, you'll want to return time and time again.

Skip below the red buttons to see the complete list of events! Or, you can click on the red buttons below to submit an event or see the recurring events.

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Healthy Kids Running Series

Healthy Kids Running Series

Sep 11 - Oct 16, 2022

Register online and have your kids take part in the healthy kids running series.

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Fall Harvest Festival at Waterman's Family Farm

Fall Harvest Festival at Waterman's Family Farm

Sep 25 - Oct 31, 2022

Experience hayrides, a straw bale playground, miniature train rides, farm animals, a straw fort, a little farmer experience, a human hamster wheel and more.

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Southside Art League features Brenda Pettigrew

Southside Art League features Brenda Pettigrew

Sep 28 - Oct 29, 2022

Southside Art League will be exhibiting the paintings and other art of Avon artist Brenda Pettigrew.

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Scarecrow Madness

Scarecrow Madness

Oct 1 - 30, 2022

Buy a scarecrow to decorate for your home or business, or check the Scarecrow Madness website in October for a list of all the places you can go to see creatively decorated scarecrows.

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Franklin College Homecoming Weekend

Franklin College Homecoming Weekend

Oct 4 - 9, 2022

Franklin College’s annual Homecoming Alumni Weekend features a full lineup of activities.

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Designer Purse Bingo

Designer Purse Bingo

Oct 5, 2022

Play bingo for the chance to win designer purses.

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Dining in the Dark

Dining in the Dark

Oct 5, 2022

Experience food and conversation as you may never have before – without your sight. Your remaining senses are rewired to savor the taste and smell of your dining experience.

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Home-A-Rama

Home-A-Rama

Oct 6 - 9, 2022

See stunning custom homes.

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Edinburgh Farmers Market

Edinburgh Farmers Market

Oct 6, 2022

Find fresh produce and other goods from local producers.

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Come for the Cake, Stay for the Book

Come for the Cake, Stay for the Book

Oct 6, 2022

Come and visit the library. Let them introduce you to the new spaces, services, and activities that they host. And they’ll serve you cake.

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Halloween Decoration Class

Halloween Decoration Class

Oct 6, 2022

Join Farm Girl Mercantile for a fun night of creating Halloween decorations.

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Franklin College Presents Blithe Spirit

Franklin College Presents Blithe Spirit

Oct 6 - 9, 2022

The Franklin College Theatre Department will present its first play of the year, Blithe Spirit.

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Fun in the Sun Refuge Benefit Pickleball Tournament

Fun in the Sun Refuge Benefit Pickleball Tournament

Oct 7 - 8, 2022

Register to take part in the Refuge Pickleball Tournament, a benefit for an organization that provides food and assistance to people in need.

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Roy E. Tillotson Alumni Golf Tournament

Roy E. Tillotson Alumni Golf Tournament

Oct 7, 2022

The Roy E. Tillotson Alumni Golf Tournament will be held at Hillview Country Club in Franklin.

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Kelsay Farms fall fun weekends

Kelsay Farms fall fun weekends

Oct 7 - 9, 2022

Enjoy a corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, pumpkins and more.

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Jenkins Farm Market Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Jenkins Farm Market Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Oct 8 - 9, 2022

Enjoy a corn maze, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, and a fall market.

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Antique & Vintage Market

Antique & Vintage Market

Oct 8, 2022

Vendors from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana will be selling furniture, advertising, primitives, jewelry, glassware, art, turquoise, lighting and more.

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Dollie’s Fall Farm Market

Dollie’s Fall Farm Market

Oct 8, 2022

Enjoy a fall artisan market with local products by local companies that will be set up all over the flower fields at Dollie’s Farm.

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Genealogy Day at the Museum

Genealogy Day at the Museum

Oct 8, 2022

This genealogy event cost $15 and includes lunch.

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Pumpkin Fest

Pumpkin Fest

Oct 8, 2022

Come to Farm Girl Mercantile for hundreds of pumplins, gourds, mums, corn stalks, outside vendors, and live music.

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Apple Works music series

Apple Works music series

Oct 8 - 9, 2022

Apples, activities for the kids and music.

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Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

Oct 8, 2022

Celebrate fall with fall food, live music and wine.

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Ice Queen Pumpkin Painting

Ice Queen Pumpkin Painting

Oct 8, 2022

Kids can paint a small pumpkin with the ice queen and get a photo with the character.

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Camp-O-Ween

Camp-O-Ween

Oct 8, 2022

Halloween fun for campers.

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Zombie Cheerleader Singalong

Zombie Cheerleader Singalong

Oct 8, 2022

Kids can make a necklace and there will be songs and professional photos.

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Porchtober

Porchtober

Oct 8, 2022

Creative Council of Franklin will take over porches of downtown Franklin and feature local artists, musicians and performers.

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Family Movie Series

Family Movie Series

Oct 8, 2022

Enjoy the movie Hocus Pocus at the amphitheater.

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Greenwood Fall Concert Series

Greenwood Fall Concert Series

Oct 8, 2022

Nearly every Saturday from June to October, people gather with lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a variety of live music at the Greenwood Amphitheater.

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Pub & Grub Comedy Tour

Pub & Grub Comedy Tour

Oct 8, 2022

The Crowbar presents Katrina Brown and co-star Carlin Hagerty. With Katrina’s metal head and potpourri of physical oddities, there is no shortage of material for her to draw from.

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Live Music at the Franklin Elks

Live Music at the Franklin Elks

Oct 8, 2022

The public is invited to the Franklin Elks for a live music event.

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Linville’s Antique Farm Collection

Linville’s Antique Farm Collection

Oct 9, 2022

Linville’s Antique Farm Collection opens for public viewing on select open house days.

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Wine & Canvas

Wine & Canvas

Oct 9, 2022

Enjoy a Sunday evening sip and paint party hosted by Wine & Canvas.

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Kelsay Farms Fall Break

Kelsay Farms Fall Break

Oct 10 - 21, 2022

Enjoy a corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, pumpkins and more.

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Heartland Film Festival

Heartland Film Festival

Oct 11 - 13, 2022

The Historic Artcraft Theatre in downtown Franklin is an official venue for the Heartland Film Festival. They are screening several films.

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Faculty Recital at Franklin College

Faculty Recital at Franklin College

Oct 11, 2022

The recital will showcase faculty members of the Franklin College Music Department. It will feature a wide range of musical talents.

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Purse Bingo

Purse Bingo

Oct 12, 2022

Play bingo for a chance to win designer purses.

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