Jousting, homemade derby cars and Shakespeare- oh my! Discover all of those things and more in Hamilton County, IN this weekend. The festival season is in full swing and it's the season to get out and explore the fall fun. Find even more events and festivals on our online calendar of events.  
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Bard Fest 2015
October 1 - 18
Carmel, Indiana
This new theatre festival is all about The Bard himself, Shakespeare. For over a fortnight, performances of Othello, As You Like It, and Timon of Athens will be presented at the Studio 15 Theatre in Carmel.

First Friday: Fall Fest, CanStruction, Soup Cook-off
October 2
Noblesville, Indiana
Head to the Noblesville Square this Friday for fall fun for a good cause. See giant sculptures made from canned foods that will later be donated to local pantries, try soups from local restaurants and vote for your favorite decorated scarecrow.

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Oktoberfest at Carmel City Center
October 2
Carmel, Indiana
Get your lederhosen ready! It's time again for the annual Oktoberfest. The popular band Polkaboy will be providing free entertainment. They are a 14-piece band with big sound, they'll be playing everything from polka to rock.


Fishers Renaissance Faire

October 3- 4

Noblesville, Indiana

Here ye, here ye. The Fishers Renaissance Faire is conquering new lands this year as they expand the festival to Klipsch Music Center. Enjoy jousting, costumed characters and lots of live entertainment. Read all about what's new on our blog.

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Comic Book in a Day
October 3
Noblesville, Indiana
Kapow! Whoosh! Bam! Comics are taking over at Nickel Plate Arts. See professional comic book artists in action as they heroically create comic pages in just 12 hours. You can even join in and make your own comic strip. Comic book art will be on display and for purchase as well.


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Grand Junction Derby & Street Festival
October 3
Westfield, Indiana
Ladies and gentlemen, start your box cars! Homemade derby cars will race down the street in the heart of Downtown Westfield for this annual festival. Cheer on the teams and enjoy the street festival with live music, food and vendors.


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Potter's Bridge Fall Festival
October 3
Noblesville, Indiana
Hamilton County's only remaining covered bridge will be transformed into a fall fun zone. Shop for unique arts and crafts, take the kiddos to the play area and enjoy the scenery of the changing leaves on the banks of the river.


The Hamilton Harvest Train
October 3 - 31
Hop aboard for a train ride that will take you right to a pumpkin patch! Each weekend in October, families can board the train at the Indiana Transportation Museum and take about a 20-minute ride to an FFA pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin. Reservations are recommended.

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