Indy in the autumn: Six things for your fall bucket list
There is a certain crispness in the air and Labor Day has come and gone. That means only one thing: Fall is on its way to Indianapolis!
While it’s difficult to bid summer adieu, autumn in Indianapolis is one of the best times of the year. Friends, football, apples and the changing leaves make this a magical time in the city.
And this area is rich with activities, festivals and places to visit in the fall. So, what are you waiting for? Check out these six suggestions from Feazel Inc. for your fall bucket list in Indianapolis.
While it’s always a great time to visit Conner Prairie, the Festival of Machines is always worth a spot on your fall bucket list the weekend of Sept. 15-16. Celebrating this state’s rich history, the festival features trains, tractors, race cars and more. This year, eventgoers are encouraged to dress in 1950s garb as well. Hop to it!
It wouldn’t be fall without a German festival or Oktoberfest of some kind, right? So, mark your calendar for Oct. 13 and get ready to have a blast. GermanFest features a flea market, wiener dog races, a 5K run/walk, a kid’s area, and German beer and food – all at the historic Athenaeum.
Around these parts, Irvington is known for it’s Halloween Festival, so make sure you add this event from Oct. 20-27 to your fall bucket list for Indianapolis. This week-long celebration features Halloween themed movies, ghost tours, a masquerade ball and more.
If you have tiny ghosts and goblins, make sure you snag tickets for the zoo’s annual ZooBoo. It runs Oct. 4-7, Oct. 11-14, Oct. 18-21 and Oct. 25-28 and features an elephant pumpkin smash, dancing, and treat stations.
What’s fall in Indianapolis without some fresh apples – or apple pie? This area has an amazing selection of orchards so you can pick your own apples or pick some up to just enjoy. Everyone has a favorite orchard. What’s yours?
After you grab some apples, you’ll probably want to carve a pumpkin or two, right? Another great fall bucket list item is hitting up a local pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect one. Many farms have other activities too, like corn mazes so make a day of it!
From the Feazel family to yours, we hope you have a fun and memorable fall season in Indianapolis.