IF YOU ARE A FAN OF FALL, GET TO INDY FOR SEASONAL FUN.

As the temperatures sink, you relish the opportunity to put on your favorite pair of jeans and a sweatshirt. You decided on a Halloween costume months ago. The kickoff to the NFL and NBA seasons mean it's time to cheer. You find the smell of pumpkin spice intoxicating.

This is the time of year to soak up your favorite season. This is fall.

 

Holler On The Square
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Holler On The Square

Americana Music Festival

  • Featuring 30 bands including Watchhouse, Tank and the Bangas, Deer Tick, Mike and the Moonpies & more.
  • Seven-day music festival in Fountain Square on September 12-19.
  • Tickets $20 & up.
Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie
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Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie

Face the legend of Sleepy Hollow

  • Take a haunted hayride through eight acres of wooded grounds.
  • Enjoy family-friendly activities, including a marionette show and a magic show.
  • Taste caramel apples, hot pretzels, and warm cider.
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Indy Craft Pass
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Indy Craft Pass

Drink Up. Check in. Get Rewards.

  • A mobile passport that will take you to the best breweries, distilleries, and craft beverage producers in Indianapolis.
  • Visit eight locations to secure your free Indy Craft Pass t-shirt.
  • Make it to every location for the ultimate craft beverage prize package.
Fall Festivals in Indy
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Fall Festivals in Indy

Fall brings a lot of great things, but festival season tops the list. Circle City Classic returns to Lucas Oil Stadium, Irish Fest turns Military Park green, and you can dig out your lederhosen for Germanfest at the Athenaeum. Get out your calendar and make a date with Indy's incredible lineup of fall festivals.

An Indianapolis Halloween
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An Indianapolis Halloween

Goblins, ghouls, and ghosts - oh my! From haunted tours to hay rides, Halloween in Indy is anything but boring. Look below for Indy’s best Halloween events sure to get you in the spooky spirit.

HALLOWEEN CELEBRATIONS IN INDY

Harvest at Newfields
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Harvest at Newfields

  • Enjoy spectacular seasonal horticulture displays, pumpkin painting, art making activities, a designated play area.
  • At night, the Newfields campus transforms into a spooky (not scary) haunted trail with thousands of ghoulish, glowing pumpkins.
  • Be sure to catch the magical shenanigans at Mischief Manor.
Day of the Dead Celebration
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Day of the Dead Celebration

Eiteljorg Museum

  • Enjoy a Catrina parade and shop at the Mercado.
  • Free museum admission on October 30.
  • Watch performances, create art, and check out ofrendas.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

Halloween ZooBoo
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Halloween ZooBoo

Indianapolis Zoo

  • Fall is one of the best times to visit the Zoo with the animals out and active in mild temperatures.
  • Enjoy Halloween-themed Dolphin Adventure presentations and animal chats throughout the celebration.
  • The little ones are encouraged to dress up in wild costumes.
Watch the foliage change with the season
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Watch the foliage change with the season

Leaf Watching in Indy

The air is shifting from humid to crisp, and it won’t be long until reds, oranges, and yellows paint the city's parks and outdoor spaces. Check out Fodor Travel's recent coverage of Indy as one of the best places to watch the changing seasons this fall!

Colts Season is Here
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Colts Season is Here

Tailgate in Downtown Indy

  • Tailgate at any of our downtown sports bars.
  • Get your tickets and cheer on the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Hotel Broad Ripple
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Hotel Broad Ripple

A CONTEMPORARY LODGE

  • It’s small and personal, with just nine rooms nestled in Broad Ripple overlooking the Monon Trail.
  • Each room has its own distinctive design and furnishings.
  • Perfect porch for enjoying your morning coffee.
 
Conner Prairie
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Conner Prairie

Get Lost at Conner Prairie

  • Find your way through the 11-acre maze of corn-lined trails.
  • There are three paths: a shorter, easier maze for younger children, and two longer, more challenging ones for older kids and adults.

SOLVE THE CORN MAZE

Go Ape! Treetop Adventure
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Go Ape! Treetop Adventure

Practice Your Tarzan Yell

  • Swing through the treetops at Eagle Creek Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the country.
  • This course isn’t just zip lines - also enjoy rope ladders, 39 crossings such as the Log Balance, Flying Carpet, Tic Tac Toe, and two Tarzan swings.
  • The staff will prep and train you for your treetop adventure.
Indy Coffeehouses
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Indy Coffeehouses

Get your pumpkin-spiced everything

Get your caffeine buzz at one of our local coffeehouses. Sitting down over a cup of java is an ideal way to discover neighborhoods and intersect with local culture. From Calvin Fletcher's in Fletcher Place to Coat Check in the Mass Ave District, grab a cup and drink up in the city.