Category - Fall

Five Must-Try Fall Festival Foods

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by Katie Utken

There are many foods fondly associated with the fall season - looking at you, pumpkin spice. But fall means festival season in Hamilton County, and beyond arts, culture and entertainment these festivals also serve up good eats. We rounded up a list of the top five foods you should try this fall at festivals in Hamilton County, Indiana.

One of Carmel, Indiana’s signature festivals returns this September for its 21st year. The Carmel International Arts Festival takes over Main Street in the Carmel Arts & Design District Sept. 22 and 23 with more than 130 juried artists exhibiting in watercolor, oil, 2D, jewelry, photography, 3D, wood, sculpture, pottery and more. Approximately 40,000 art fans attend each year to experience this unique event.

Whether this is your first year or your 21st year, here are things to know about the Carmel International Arts Festival 2018.

Central Indiana’s best kept secret is secret no more. North of Noblesville, Indiana along IN-37 is Strawtown Koteewi Park, a nature lover’s dream of 750 acres of trails and adventure. But there’s more than hiking paths and bird watching. Here, you can shoot a bow and arrow, zipline through the trees, ride a horse, camp overnight and discover Native American history.

This is your guide to exploring Strawtown Koteewi Park and its six attractions.

“Spanning more than 1,000 wooded acres, Conner Prairie presents history, science, art, and nature via interactive displays and exhibits, appropriate for all different age levels. It is presented in a way that makes the experience fun, meaningful, and accessible to all.” -Chicago blogger Francesca of The Working Mom’s Travels

By definition, Conner Prairie is an interactive outdoor history museum, but it is so much more. Families from across the Midwest travel to Fishers, Indiana to experience Conner Prairie for themselves. It’s best explored in person, but to be inspired, read below for our guide to all things to do at Conner Prairie.

The Monon Trail is one of the most popular outdoor amenities in central Indiana. This premier destination is a paved pedestrian pathway, perfect for biking, walking and running through the heart of Hamilton County, Indiana and connecting to Indianapolis. On any given day, you’ll see families with strollers, dogs on leashes, hardcore cyclists and runners or people simply strolling. Before you hit the trail, learn more about this unique outdoor experience in Indiana.

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.