Fall arrives gradually in Hamilton County, Indiana - with leaves changing to bright colors, crisp air and getaways of scenic train excursions, haunted hayrides and tasty treats.  In both the quaint downtowns and more urban towns, visitors can look beyond the gorgeous fall foliage for weekends filled with seasonal fairs and festivals - perfect for the whole family.  Arts and culture, pumpkins, and even the harvest moon are celebrated throughout the county... [caption id="attachment_2458" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="The Apple Store at Conner Prairie"][/caption] The Apple Store at Conner Prairie September 1- October 31 - Conner Prairie's 19th annual Apple Store is filled with fresh, hand-dipped caramel covered apples, cider slushies, apple butter, candy and seasonal home decorations.  Take the treat home with you or relax on one of the outside picnic tables. Tipton Pork Festival Train September 11 Ride the rails to the annual Pork Festival in Tipton, Indiana.  Once off the train enjoy good food, music and fun. Artmobilia September 11 Celebrate the art & design of the automobile during this day-long festival in the Carmel Arts & Design District. [caption id="attachment_2453" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Artmobilia - photo from their Facebook page"][/caption] 24th Annual Tour of Historic Homes September 18 Enjoy a September stroll through the storied structures & residences of Noblesville. Art in the Park September 18 - Visit downtown Fishers where musicians, dancers and other performers are there to entertain. Stay to browse and shop through the one-of-a-kind jewelry, pottery, paintings and more. NUMA Arts & Cultural Festival September 18 This Saturday event showcases the fine works all forms of art and culture including;  painters, potters, dancers, and musicians. [caption id="attachment_2465" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Fishers Art in the Park, photo from Fishers Art Council website"][/caption] Country Fair September 18-19 Country Fair is a weekend celebration of Indiana's Farm Heritage!  The 1886 Agricultural Fair will be re-created so that visitors see the bearded lady, have their fortune read and play a historic game of base ball. Carmel International Arts Festival September 25-26 - This free event offers artists exhibiting in watercolor, oil, 2D, 3D, jewelry, photography, wood, sculpture, pottery and more.  The art is then coupled with tempting food vendors, outstanding restaurants and local shops within the Arts and Design District. Atlanta New Earth Festival (and take the Earthfest train!) September 25-26 Visit the small town of Atlanta for the 37th Annual New Earth Festival.  Over 80,000 people come for the fine arts, food and crafts.  Start the day at Forest Park in Noblesville, where you can hop aboard the Earthfest train to make the journey to Atlanta. [caption id="attachment_2464" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The EarthFest Train makes it's way through the Atlanta New Earth Festival, photo from AtlantaIndiana.com"][/caption] Stonycreek Farm Pumpkin Harvest Festival September 26-October 31 It is a local tradition to kick off fall at Stonycreek Farm!  Hayrides, a pumpkin patch, farm animals and beautiful fall colors will greet you when you arrive at the Pumpkin Harvest. 11th Annual Potter's Bridge Festival October 2 More than 40 arts & crafts booths plus a climbing wall, food, live music and kid’s activities are featured at this free, fun annual event! Fishers Renaissance Faire October 2-3 Held on the grounds of historic Conner Prairie, the 6th Annual Fishers Renfaire offers visitors the opportunity to experience jousting, archery, sword fighting, period music, Shakespeare vignettes, pirates, Queen Elizabeth's court, demonstrations of period craftsman, falconry, parades AND a unique food and shopping experience - and much, much more! [caption id="attachment_2463" align="aligncenter" width="201" caption="The Fishers Renaissance Faire"][/caption] Sheridan Harvest Moon Festival October 2-3 This weekend long event kicks off its 18th year with a classic car show and provides non-stop entertainment of food, music, arts and even a "Pumpkin Chuck" contest. Autumnfest October 9 This free fall celebration is held in the quaint downtown of Arcadia.  Join in for a festival of arts, crafts, food, pumpkin decorating, antiques, collectibles and more! Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie October 15-17, 21-24, 28-30 Hop on a haunted hayride tour of Conner Prairie, but be on the lookout for ghosts as they warn you about the Headless Horseman....  Stick around for ghost stories, campfires and music. *Visit our online calendar for a complete listing of Hamilton County, Indiana fall events. Coming to the area for a fun fall weekend of festivals and need a great Indiana accommodation option? Visit the lodging page on our website for a full list of Hamilton County, Indiana hotels.