Category - Fall

Hamilton County, Indiana is abuzz this fall with excitement of the much-anticipated openings of IKEA and Portillo’s in Fishers, but don’t let your craving for Swedish meatballs or Chicago dogs keep you from sampling other recent arrivals.

The culinary scene continues to grow across the county. Here are a few of the new and planned eateries you should check out this fall.

An annual tradition for many families, Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie in Hamilton County, Indiana is full of spook-tacular fun. If this is your first time attending, we’ve got tips and tricks to help make sure that the only surprises you have are the kind that go “boo”!

The calendars have turned and so have the leaves - that means it's fall break time! Indiana is breathtaking this time of year and fall is the perfect time to visit Hamilton County, Indiana for a quick, fun family getaway and get your fall fix. To give you a break with planning, we've compiled the top 8 things to do with family or friends.

What's happening in #VisitHC this month? Grab your calendars and read below for inspiration for things to do.

Weeks begin on Wednesdays, which is when our weekly events email goes out to subscribers. Join the list here.

It seems the second the weather drops below 70 degrees, fall is in full effect with pumpkin spice everything and caramel apples. The quintessential autumn activity is spending a crisp fall afternoon at a pumpkin patch, picking the perfect one to adorn your porch.

Here are four pumpkin patches in Hamilton County, Indiana where you can get your fall fix with friends and family.

Are you someone who…
     Can’t get enough of cooking competition shows?
     Seeks out Martha Stewart’s tips and tricks for party planning, home décor and beyond?
     Enjoys good food, complemented by beer, wine and spirits?

Then block off the afternoon of Oct. 7 on your calendar, and make plans to be at Clay Terrace in Carmel, Indiana for the inaugural IndyStar Food & Wine Experience, featuring Martha Stewart Culinary Experts.

There are so many things to do in Hamilton County, Indiana this fall, with festivals every weekend through the end of October. From the quintessential to the quirky, there’s a fall festival for you to enjoy. Celebrate sweater weather and the return of crisp fall air with these can’t-miss events.

The next time you’re in the mood for a change of scenery, do yourself a favor: Hop in the car and head to northern Hamilton County, where suburban development gives way to pastoral landscapes and farm markets are more prevalent than roundabouts. It took me more than a decade to discover the “other” Hamilton County north of State Road 32, and now others are catching on, too.