In-person events are back this fall, and there are plenty of festivals and events you’ll want to add to your calendar. Whether you like food, music, art or all of the above, there’s a fall festival for you to check out here in Hamilton County, Indiana.

Concerts at Ruoff Music Center

Outdoor concerts continue well into the fall this season at Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville. See country favorites like Luke Bryan (Aug. 20), Zac Brown Band (Aug. 27), Thomas Rhett (Sept. 24) and Florida Georgia Line (Oct. 2) or rock bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd (Oct. 8).



Aug. 27 - 28
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

Friends at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Carmel will host its first Greek Eats event in lieu of Indy GreekFest. GreekFest will be back in 2022. Fans are invited to “Eat Greek” by pre-ordering their meal and dessert online and enjoying it under the big tent while listening to music and watching live dancing.


Aug. 28
Carmel Arts & Design District

Car lovers, this festival is for you. Admire hundreds of iconic automobiles lining the streets of Carmel and enjoy automotive art, too.

Fishers Blues Fest

Sept. 3 – 4
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater

End the summer with the Fishers Blues Fest, a Labor Day tradition. The free, two-night event includes performances by renowned local and national blues artists.

Sunflower Festival

Sept. 3 – 6
Stuckey Farm Orchard and Cider Mill

Walk through an enormous field featuring more than 30 varieties of sunflowers.

Harvest Festival at Stuckey Farm Orchard and Cider Mill

Sept. 11 – Oct. 24

Visit on Saturdays and Sundays to pick apples and pumpkins, plus enjoy hayrides, Adventures Acres and apple cider slushies.

Carmel on Canvas

Sept. 17 – 19
Carmel Arts & Design District

Enjoy an open-air painting exhibition and competition, quick paint and art fair on the sidewalks throughout the Carmel Arts & Design District and Midtown.

St. George Festival

Sept. 17 – 19
St. George Orthodox Christian Church

The family-oriented festival includes Middle Eastern foods, live music, dancing, a marketplace, and children's play areas. Church tours will explain the church’s Byzantine architecture and iconography painted by a team of Greek iconographers.

Pumpkin Season at Spencer Farm

Sept. 18 – Oct. 31
Spencer Farm

This pumpkin patch will be open seven days a week with free hayrides on Saturdays and Sundays. There is no admission fee to enter or for the hayride. After picking out a pumpkin, stop by the market for a slice of pie, a cup of hot apple cider or cinnamon apple donut holes.

Carmel Porchfest

Sept. 19
Carmel Arts & Design District

This free, family-friendly community event showcases a variety of music on the porches of neighborhood homes.

Festival of Machines

Festival of Machines

Sept. 19
Conner Prairie

If you want to get up close and personal with machines big and small, this is your chance. Featuring classic cars and vintage vehicles, big machines for children to climb on, hands-on activities, and a chance to learn about what people in the past thought of the future of transportation.

Atlanta New Earth Festival

Atlanta New Earth Festival

Sept. 25 – 26
Atlanta, Indiana

Hamilton County’s longest running and largest festival features more than 600 vendors selling handcrafted items, unique arts and crafts, pottery, clothing, antiques, collectibles and more.

Carmel International Arts Festival

Sept. 25 – 26
Carmel Arts & Design District

Browse more art from more than 130 juried artists with live entertainment spotlighting dance and music.

Russell Farms Pumpkin Patch Country Fall Festival

Sept. 25 – Oct. 31
Russell Farms

Every Saturday and Sunday, guests can enjoy hayrides to the pumpkin patch as well as scavenger hunt corn mazes, a petting zoo, bounce house and more fun for the family.

Potter's Bridge

Potter’s Bridge Fall Festival

Oct. 2
Potter’s Bridge Park, Noblesville

Listen to live music, visit more than 90 arts, crafts, and food booths, watch your little ones play in the KidZone, or simply take in the natural beauty of the most scenic park on the White River Greenway.

Headless Horseman

Oct. 7 – 10, 14 – 17, 21 – 24, 28 – 30
Conner Prairie, Fishers

The annual fall festival is full of activities, shows and spooktacular family fun. Take an adventure on the haunted hayride where you’ll get chased by the Headless Horseman.


For more events in Hamilton County, check out our calendar.