It’s undeniable: fall is here. The telltale chill in the air paired with sunset-colored leaves means it’s time for pumpkin patches, hay rides, beer festivals and more! Don’t miss out one these great events taking place in Hamilton County, Indiana this October.

 Beards

Beards and Brews
Oct. 1
Downtown Noblesville | Noblesville, Indiana

Celebrate HipstoricTM Noblesville with an afternoon of local breweries paired with a spirited contest of beards, including "Longest Beard, Thickest Beard, Fullest Beard and Most Creatively Groomed." 

 Renaissance

Fishers Renaissance Faire
Oct. 1-2
Klipsch Music Center | Noblesville, Indiana

Experience the Golden Age of Queen Elizabeth I with costumed characters, full-contact non-choreographed jousting by the Knights of Valour, period music, pirate music, roving comedy, swordplay, puppet shows, knighting ceremonies, and over 70 artisans and merchants.

 

 Potter's Bridge

Potter's Bridge Fall Festival
Oct. 1
Potter’s Bridge | Noblesville, Indiana

Listen to live music, visit the more than 70 arts, crafts and food booths, watch your little ones play in the KidZone, or simply take in the natural beauty of Noblesville’s most scenic park on the White River Greenway Trail. Admission is free!

 

 Stonycreek

Stonycreek Farm’s 44th Annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival
Oct. 1-31
Stonycreek Farm | Noblesville, Indiana

Celebrate fall with a U-Pick pumpkin patch, hayrides, food, fun kid's activities and more. Check out the harvest goodies and fall flowers in Stonycreek’s Gift Shop and Nursery.

 

Headless Horseman

Headless Horseman
Oct. 13-16, 20-23, 27-30
Conner Prairie | Fishers, Indiana

Bring the entire family to Conner Scairie, a haunted land inhabited by fun-loving ghouls during the annual Headless Horseman fall festival at Conner Prairie. Come face-to-face with the menacing Headless Horseman himself on your haunted hayride, if you choose.

 

North Star

Follow the North Star
Nov. 3-5, 10-12, 17-19
Conner Prairie | Fishers, Indiana

Become a fugitive slave on the Underground Railroad, fleeing from captivity, risking everything for freedom. Follow the North Star plays out as an intense, living drama where guests become actors on a 200-acre stage, running from slave hunters and working together to navigate the Underground Railroad to freedom.

 

There's more where that came from! Visit our online calendar for a full list of festivals happening this month. Tag us in your festival adventures on social using @VisitHamiltonCo and #VisitHC!