Fall Festivals in Indianapolis

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Fall Festivals in Indy

Sweater weather, apple orchards and pumpkin-spiced everything. There's plenty of ways to safely celebrate this year as the leaves begin to change in Indy! Read on for our guide to Indy's finest fall festivals and discover how Hoosiers can save up to 50% off hotels through October. 

Headless Horesman

Every Thursday - Sunday in October

It's a special year for this classic fall festival: this year marks the 200th anniversary of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Commemorating the connection between this Legend and the Headless Horseman, Conner Prairie is celebrating with a specially designed corn maze for the whole family.

Monster MASKarade

October 2 - 31

Every weekend in October, the outdoor Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience® is the place for families and children to experience the tricks and treats of Halloween in a safe, socially distanced way. During these exclusive Monster MASKarade times on Friday evenings from 6-8 pm, and Saturday mornings from 8-10 am (weather dependent), don your favorite safety mask (personally decorated if you choose) and come enjoy the fun. Dance with mummies, join Frances the Friendly Witch’s parade, take on the challenge at SportsTRACKular obstacle course, and more. 

Zoo Boo

October 7 - November 1

Each year, ZooBoo provides all the fun festivities the season has to offer in a family-friendly event. Fall is already one of the best times to visit the Zoo with the animals out and active in mild temperatures. Add a Halloween twist full of decorations, photo opportunities, and all your favorite ZooBoo activities for a day your family will love!

Irvington Halloween Festival

October 24 - 31

For more than 74 years, visitors have been enjoying the Halloween festivities in this "haunted" historic neighborhood, just five miles east of downtown Indianapolis. This family-friendly, street-fair festival includes an array of events, from a puppet show and costume party to movie nights and spooky stories! 

Spirit & Place Festival

November 5-15

The 25th annual Spirit & Place Festival celebrates collaboration among arts, humanities, and religion. This year's theme is "Origins," and audiences will be able to explore new and intriguing ideas using the theme. 

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