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 three red buttons to see the complete list of events! Or, you can click on the red buttons below to submit an event, see a monthly calendar view, or see the recurring events.

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Guest Artist Exhibit: Erick Sahler

Guest Artist Exhibit: Erick Sahler

Sep 18 - Nov 22, 2019

The works of Erick Sahler 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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Harvest Adventures Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Harvest Adventures Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Sep 27 - Oct 31, 2019

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

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Skeletons in downtown Franklin

Skeletons in downtown Franklin

Sep 28 - Oct 26, 2019

Come to downtown Franklin to see dozens of skeletons in various poses and outfits displayed inside and outside of the businesses.

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Fall Harvest Festival at Waterman's Family Farm

Fall Harvest Festival at Waterman's Family Farm

Sep 28 - Oct 31, 2019

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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Scarecrow Madness

Scarecrow Madness

Oct 1 - 31, 2019

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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Southside Art League presents The Indiana Artists Club

Southside Art League presents The Indiana Artists Club

Oct 2 - 30, 2019

Come view the artwork of nine professional artists from The Indiana Artists Club. A reception is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 11.

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Kelsay Farms fun fall weekend

Kelsay Farms fun fall weekend

Oct 18 - 20, 2019

Hayrides, straw bale mountain, corn maze and more.

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Greenwood Monster Mash

Greenwood Monster Mash

Oct 18, 2019

A Halloween party.

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Holiday House

Holiday House

Oct 18 - 19, 2019

This home is decorated with an amazing number of frightful, but mostly family friendly, decorations.

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Luke Buck Annual Gallery Show

Luke Buck Annual Gallery Show

Oct 18, 2019

Come see the scenic landscapes and wildlife paintings of Luke Buck in the Generation Art & Frame gallery.

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Independent film: Dark Ground

Independent film: Dark Ground

Oct 18 - 19, 2019

The Edinburgh Pixy Theatre will be showing the independent paranormal film Dark Ground.

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Fright Time Haunted Trail

Fright Time Haunted Trail

Oct 18 - 19, 2019

Come to the haunted trail from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for the non-scary experience, or get scared from 9 p.m. to midnight.

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Mike Kaiser Poor Farm Haunted Corn Maze

Mike Kaiser Poor Farm Haunted Corn Maze

Oct 18 - 19, 2019

Best haunted maze around

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JoCo EHA Annual Craft Fair

JoCo EHA Annual Craft Fair

Oct 19, 2019

Annual spring craft fair with more than 40 vendors selling various craft and other products of all types.

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Fall Craft Fair

Fall Craft Fair

Oct 19, 2019

More than 50 vendors with craft and artisan products.

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Taxman: Public Brewery Tour & Tasting

Taxman: Public Brewery Tour & Tasting

Oct 19, 2019

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

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Music at The Apple Works

Music at The Apple Works

Oct 19 - 20, 2019

Apples, activities for the kids and music.

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Columbus Area Railroad Club open house

Columbus Area Railroad Club open house

Oct 19, 2019

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 19, 2019

Enjoy scenic train rides

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Local Author Fair

Local Author Fair

Oct 19, 2019

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

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Pumpkin Carving Event

Pumpkin Carving Event

Oct 19, 2019

Enjoy a free pumpkin carving event for kids 16 years old and younger.

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Storytellers from the Past presents Sarah Halter

Storytellers from the Past presents Sarah Halter

Oct 19, 2019

The museum is offering a presentation about the history of body snatching

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Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat

Oct 19, 2019

Trick-or-treat from decorated car trunks.

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Community Read: Robin Sloan Skype Event

Community Read: Robin Sloan Skype Event

Oct 22, 2019

Author Robin Sloan will visit via Skype to discuss his book, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.

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Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster) Meet and Greet

Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster) Meet and Greet

Oct 23, 2019

Come to Rue Morgue Tattoo Gallery for a meet and greet with the actor who played Eddie Munster.

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Wine Tasting and learn about Spain and Portugal trip

Wine Tasting and learn about Spain and Portugal trip

Oct 24, 2019

Taste Spanish wines while enjoying light snacks and learning about an upcoming trip to the wine regions of Spain and Portugal.

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Kelsay Farms fun fall weekends

Kelsay Farms fun fall weekends

Oct 25 - 27, 2019

Corn maze, hayrides, straw bale mountain and more.

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Summer Car Cruise-in

Summer Car Cruise-in

Oct 25, 2019

The fourth Friday of every month, from May to October, there will be a classic car cruise-in.

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Holiday House

Holiday House

Oct 25 - 26, 2019

This home is decorated with an amazing number of frightful, but mostly family friendly, decorations.

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Adult Trick or Treating

Adult Trick or Treating

Oct 25, 2019

Come taste wine and get treats at Vino Villa.

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Mike Kaiser Poor Farm Haunted Corn Maze

Mike Kaiser Poor Farm Haunted Corn Maze

Oct 25 - 26, 2019

Best haunted maze around.

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Fright Time Haunted Trail

Fright Time Haunted Trail

Oct 25 - 26, 2019

Come to the haunted trail from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for the non-scary experience, or get scared from 9 p.m. to midnight.

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Festive Fall Craft Fair & Trunk or Treat

Festive Fall Craft Fair & Trunk or Treat

Oct 26, 2019

A fun craft fair and trunk or treat.

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Halloween Town

Halloween Town

Oct 26, 2019

Enjoy a whole day of Halloween fun in downtown Franklin.

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Music at The Apple Works

Music at The Apple Works

Oct 26, 2019

Apples, activities for the kids and music.

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