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Fall in Hamilton County, Indiana

Have a fun fall vacation in Hamilton County, Indiana this year. There are plenty of things to do from the Headless Horseman festival at Conner Prairie to train excursions aboard the Nickel Plate Express. Find inspiration for your family adventure with the top 5 things to do this fall in Hamilton County below. Interested in seeing all events and festivals? Click here for the complete list.


Fall Activities

Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie is a year-round family attraction but features even more fun in the fall. Visit the Apple Store for a hand-dipped caramel apple before you navigate the corn maze. In October, make plans to attend the Headless Horseman festival, complete with spooky (or not-so-spooky) hayrides.

Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches

It isn’t fall without an apple cider slushie or pumpkin doughnut. Visit a local pumpkin patch and cider mill to stock up on fall treats, pick a pumpkin and enjoy family-friendly activities. Locations include Stuckey Farm Orchard & Cider Mill, Spencer Farm and Russell Farms Pumpkin Patch.

Strawtown Koteewi Park

Enjoy the crisp fall air outdoors and head to Strawtown Koteewi Park. Within the park, experience ziplines and aerial obstacles at Koteewi Aerial Adventure Treetop Trails; archery at Koteewi Range: Sport and Target Archery Center; horseback riding at K-Trails Equestrian Adventures; and canoeing and kayaking with White River Canoe Company.

Nickel Plate Express

All aboard the newest attraction in Hamilton County, the Nickel Plate Express. Don't miss a magical themed Wizard Express and the fall favorite Pumpkin Express this October.

Fall Festivals

Plan your visit in conjunction with many of the popular fall festivals, like the Carmel International Arts Festival, Potter’s Bridge Fall Festival and Indiana Renaissance Faire.



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