Summer might be (almost) over, but fall festival season is just heating up. As the calendar and leaves change, a whole host of exciting events springs up, celebrating everything from music to beverages to cultures and beyond. We’ve rounded up a list of festivals not-to-miss in Hamilton County, Indiana this September.

Blues Fest

Blues Fest Presented by J&J Winery
Sept. 2
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater | Fishers, Indiana

Celebrate Labor Day weekend with a two-day Blues Fest in the Nickel Plate District, featuring live music, local food trucks and endless opportunities to spend time outdoors with friends, family and neighbors.

 

 St. George

St. George Festival
Sept. 16-17
St. George Orthodox Christian Church | Fishers, Indiana

This free, family-oriented festival includes Middle Eastern foods, live music, dancing, silent auction and a children’s carnival. Church tours will explain the church’s Byzantine architecture and iconography painted by a  team of Greek iconographers.

 

Festival of Machines

Festival of Machines
Sept. 17-18
Conner Prairie | Fishers, Indiana

Celebrate Indiana's rich history of transportation by getting up close to one-of-a-kind rare cars, classic cars, steam engines, helicopters and more at Conner Prairie. A select group of concours-quality cars will be showcased throughout this two-day festival.

 

PorchFest

Carmel PorchFest
Sept. 18
Arts & Design District | Carmel, Indiana

This family-friendly event in the Arts & Design District is free and open to the public. Listeners can enjoy a variety of musical acts ranging from acoustic to electric, solo to ensemble and more performing live on neighborhood porches. 

ArtsFest

19th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival
Sept. 24-25
Arts & Design District | Carmel, Indiana

More than 130 juried artists will exhibit in watercolor, oil, 2D, jewelry, photography, 3D, wood, sculpture, pottery and more. Children will have fun with face painting, Dooley the Clown and a caricature artist. Free entertainment featured on two stages.

 

 New Earth

Atlanta New Earth Festival
Sept. 24-25
Main St. | Atlanta, Indiana

The New Earth Festival, which began in 1974, features more than 600 vendors displaying fine art, crafts, antiques, food and more. This small-town festival draws more than 80,000 attendees!

 

 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!