Boarding Hayride headlessOctober is almost over, but the festive fall fun continues in Hamilton County, Indiana! Hop aboard the Pumpkin Harvest Train, see giant pumpkins fall from the sky, or do some early trick-or-treating (or local beer sampling for adults!). Read on for those ideas and several more, plus check our online calendar for additional happenings.

1. Have you always wanted to see a giant pumpkin hurled to the ground from great heights? Get to the Smiley Pumpkin Drop at Hamilton Town Center this Thursday morning from 6-10 a.m.! Pumpkins weighing several hundred pounds will be dropped from a crane for your enjoyment.  

2. Speaking of enjoyment, it's the LAST weekend to enjoy Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie! "Conner Scairie" will be open Thursday- Sunday for hayrides and many other activities. Also don't forget to visit the Apple Store before it closes on October 31. PumpkinTrain 149

3. Boo Bash is taking over the Nickel Plate District in Fishers this Friday. From 6:30- 8:30 p.m., kids (and kids at heart) can enjoy safe trick-or-treating, a costume contest, live music, and more. Be sure to look for our mobile tourism vehicle Pinny! Pinny will be dressed up just for the occasion. 

4. Pinny will also pay a visit to Boo ‘N Brew at Clay Terrace and you should too! In addition to treats for kiddos, there will also be a beer garden with local beer treats for adults. Plus, this event is free to attend.  

5. It's the last weekend to ride the Hamilton Harvest Train. Hop aboard to be transported via train to a local FFA pumpkin patch. Pick your favorite pumpkin and enjoy some fun and treats before hopping on the train back home.

6. There's a full weekend of fun coming up at the Palladium. Thursday catch the a cappella sensation Home Free. Saturday see acrobats fly high during The National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China: "Cirque Peking". Sunday night is a real treat. Ethan Bortnick, the youngest performer ever to headline his own concert tour, will stop by the Palladium to share his piano and singing skills.  Palladium Video

7. Rather see a play? See the impressive one woman show presented by Civic Theatre: "Golda's Balcony" that chronicles the life of world leader Golda Meir. 

8. Find treats and maybe a few tricks at Simply Sweet Shoppe in the Carmel Arts & Design District.  From Halloween shaped truffles to retro candy from your own childhood, this newly renovated shop has it all (including a gummy worm weighing several pounds).