Festivals & Events

Festive. Always.

There's 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.

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Rock ‘N Chow music Thursdays

Rock ‘N Chow music Thursdays

Jan 4 - Dec 27, 2018

Come to MashCraft Brewing’s Greenwood tap room every Thursday evening for live, local and original music from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Live Music Tuesdays

Live Music Tuesdays

Feb 6 - Dec 18, 2018

Come to Richard’s Brick Oven Pizza every Tuesday for live music and great pizza.

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Fast Friday craft brew infusion releases

Fast Friday craft brew infusion releases

Mar 9 - Dec 28, 2018

Come to MashCraft Brewing's Greenwood tap room every Friday evening for the release of a very limited, very cool craft brew infusion. Also, be sure to check their website for their monthly pepper and java infusion events.

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Sushi Making Class

Sushi Making Class

Mar 11 - Dec 30, 2018

Reserve a spot and come to Yokohama Japanese Cuisine and Sushi at noon every Sunday for sushi making classes.

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Wine 101

Wine 101

Aug 28 - Jul 30, 2019

Enjoy a series of 12 classes, one per month, covering everything from viticulture, to wine regions, to different styles of winemaking.

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Art Exhibit: Photographer John Bragg

Art Exhibit: Photographer John Bragg

Sep 17 - Nov 2, 2018

The works of photographer John Bragg will be exhibited Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Elba L. & Gene Portteus Branigin Atrium on the first floor of the Johnson Center for Fine Arts.

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Live music at Whit’s Inn

Live music at Whit’s Inn

Sep 20 - Dec 31, 2018

Enjoy live music on multiple dates at Whit’s Inn. Check the website for more information.

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Harvest Adventures Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Harvest Adventures Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Sep 27 - Oct 31, 2018

Come to Dougherty Family Farms and enjoy their corn maze, free petting zoo and other activities around the farm.

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Fall Harvest Festival at Waterman's Family Farm

Fall Harvest Festival at Waterman's Family Farm

Sep 29 - Oct 31, 2018

Experience hayrides, a straw bale playground, miniature train rides, farm animals, a straw fort, a little farmer experience, a pumpkin patch and more.

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Murder at Anonville Manor: A Dinner Party to Die For

Murder at Anonville Manor: A Dinner Party to Die For

Oct 1 - Dec 3, 2018

Grab up to 11 of your friends or family members and enjoy a murder mystery dinner party at The Corner at Broadway. This 16-and-older event costs $780 ($65 per person) and is a gourmet catered event.

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Southside Art League features Stephanie McDairmant

Southside Art League features Stephanie McDairmant

Oct 3 - 27, 2018

Come view the paintings of Wabash artist Stephanie McDairmant in the Southside Art League gallery. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday each week.

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Music on the patio at Vino Villa

Music on the patio at Vino Villa

Oct 4 - 25, 2018

This restaurant has great food an frequent live entertainment on the patio or inside at the wine bar.

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Live music at The Grill Bar

Live music at The Grill Bar

Oct 5 - Dec 31, 2018

The Grill Bar was a pioneer in Franklin’s music scene and remains a favorite, with top-notch music acts and up-and-coming performers every Friday and most Saturdays year round.

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Indiana’s Got Talent!

Indiana’s Got Talent!

Oct 12 - 21, 2018

This family-friendly variety show features some of Indiana’s most dynamic up-and-coming talents.

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Race Events at Whiteland Raceway Park

Race Events at Whiteland Raceway Park

Oct 13 - Nov 3, 2018

Attention all kart racers and enthusiasts: Racing is back at Whiteland Raceway Park. Go online to register for the upcoming races, or show up on race days (free admission) to check out some of the upgrades being made and to meet the new ownership and staff.

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Ste Michelle Wine Estates Wine Dinner

Ste Michelle Wine Estates Wine Dinner

Oct 17, 2018

Join Vino Villa as they celebrate fall by welcoming a selection of wines that pair perfectly with sweater weather.

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Shadowlands Mind Tripping Stage Show

Shadowlands Mind Tripping Stage Show

Oct 18 - 25, 2018

Think "Candid Camera" meets "The Twilight Zone. The Mind Tripping show, which will be presented Oct. 18 and 25, is a comedy with a psychological twist. It is an intimate show where the audience is a part of the show.

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Haunted Franklin Trolley Tours

Haunted Franklin Trolley Tours

Oct 18 - 25, 2018

Depart for a spooky fun filled evening filled with creepy history and good fun. Board a trolley from the Johnson County Museum of History for a trip around town learning some of Franklin's creepiest tales.

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Mike Kaiser Poor Farm Haunted Corn Maze

Mike Kaiser Poor Farm Haunted Corn Maze

Oct 19 - 20, 2018

Best haunted maze around

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Kelsay Farms fun fall weekend

Kelsay Farms fun fall weekend

Oct 19 - 21, 2018

Hayrides, straw bale mountain, corn maze and more.

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Monster Mash

Monster Mash

Oct 19, 2018

A fun-filled Halloween party.

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Frankentrail

Frankentrail

Oct 19, 2018

Wear a costume and come to the Franklin Urban Forest for stories and trick-or-treating along the StoryWalk trail.

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Jason Longoria at The Willard

Jason Longoria at The Willard

Oct 19, 2018

Come to The Willard to enjoy food, drinks and a musical performance that’s always a fun time.

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Public Brewery Tour & Tasting

Public Brewery Tour & Tasting

Oct 20, 2018

Get a behind the scenes tour of Taxman Brewing Company’s brewery from a Taxman team member.

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Vendor Outdoor Market

Vendor Outdoor Market

Oct 20, 2018

Enjoy a fall market featuring numerous unique goods. This event will be held outside on the side lot of Trinkets n Threads.

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Decoding Annie Parker movie about cancer/breast cancer event

Decoding Annie Parker movie about cancer/breast cancer event

Oct 20, 2018

Franciscan Health invites you, your mom, your sister and your best friend to a free screening of Decoding Annie Parker, the true story of three-time cancer survivor Annie Parker, and Dr. Mary-Clare King, the geneticist who discovered the breast cancer BRCA ½ genes.

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Fall Craft Fair

Fall Craft Fair

Oct 20, 2018

More than 50 vendors with craft and artisan products.

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Columbus Area Railroad Club open house

Columbus Area Railroad Club open house

Oct 20, 2018

If you love trains, join them to see a variety of model trains and layouts.

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Indiana Live Steamers Public Rides

Indiana Live Steamers Public Rides

Oct 20, 2018

Enjoy scenic train rides

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Local Author Fair

Local Author Fair

Oct 20, 2018

Meet and visit with dozens of local authors at this free event.

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Things That Go Bump in the Night

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Oct 20, 2018

Join the museum for a spooky afternoon as storyteller Rhiannon Cizon looks at how history and ghost stories can influence each other.

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Camp-O-Ween

Camp-O-Ween

Oct 20, 2018

Halloween fun for campers.

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Music at The Apple Works

Music at The Apple Works

Oct 20 - 21, 2018

Apples, activities for the kids and music.

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Book Launch

Book Launch

Oct 20, 2018

Book Launch: Sleeping in Dixie’s Feather Bed: Growing Up White in the Segregated South by Lou Ellen Watts.

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Whitstoberfest

Whitstoberfest

Oct 21, 2018

Enjoy German foods, unique German craft brews, fun and live music. And be sure to dress for the occasion.

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Guest Recital Series: Mingfei Li and Friends

Guest Recital Series: Mingfei Li and Friends

Oct 23, 2018

Franklin College’s music department is welcoming Mingfei Li and Friends. The five musicians, including pianists and string instrument players, will perform at Richardson Chapel.

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