Family-Friendly Fall Events

If you’re looking for family-friendly fall events, this list can help you plan your itinerary!

Fall Events Calendar

From local festivals to live entertainment to not-so-spooky Halloween activities… here are the events to add to your fall itinerary.


Performances at Lincoln Amphitheatre – The stage lights up with live music from Southern Accents: Tribute to Tom Petty on September 4 and Hard Day’s Night: Beatles Tribute Band on September 25.

Kids World at Holiday World – Saturdays and Sundays through September 19 at Holiday World are even more fun. Enjoy magic shows, jugglers, balloon artists, and more kid-friendly fun!

Live Music at Monkey Hollow Winery and Distillery – Saturdays in September (and October!) are for live music and local sips!

Live Music at Pepper’s Ridge Winery – Every Saturday and Sunday in September and October, enjoy live, local performances with your tastings!

Blues on the Rock – Head to Rockport City Park on September 5 for a family-friendly music festival showcasing local and national blues artists.

Dale Fall Festival – The county’s largest street festival offers carnival rides, live entertainment, and more family fun, September 9 – 11!

Grandview Open Disc Golf Scramble – Play at your own pace for fun prizes at Grandview Park, September 9 – 12.

Grandview Fall Festival – The popular local festival celebrates its 75th year with games, entertainment, vendors, and food, on September 10 and 11.

On the Hill 5K – The popular race at Saint Meinrad Archabbey is back on September 11 with in-person and virtual options.

Chrisney Fall Fest – The annual fall festival is fun for the whole family, with rides, kids’ games, food, parade, and more, September 16 – 18.

Halloween Weekends at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort – Have a spooktacular stay on weekends, September 17 through October 30. Lots of Halloween fun, including costume and decorating contests, movie nights, and more.

Honest Abe Trail Run – Sign up for a scenic race through the woods at Lincoln State Park on September 19.

St. Meinrad Rocks Fest – St. Meinrad Park comes to life on September 24 and 25 for two days of music, vendors, food, and fun.

Lincoln Flyer Train Ride – All aboard! Take a round-trip ride on a vintage train across the scenic southern Indiana landscape on September 25 or 26.

Spencer County Fair – Carnival rides, pageants, a demolition derby, food… enjoy it all September 29 – October 2!


Happy Halloween Weekends at Holiday World – Fall fun weekends, featuring corn mazes and more, kick off September 25 and continue through October 31.

St. Francis of Assisi Octoberfest – On October 2, head to the St. Nicholas Church Pavilion for a day of food, fun, and fellowship!

Performances at Lincoln Amphitheatre – The season wraps up with Wreking Crue: Tribute to Motley Crue on October 2.

Fall Fun Fest and Friends Fall Frolic – Lincoln State Park is the place to be for fall-themed kids’ activities—every Saturday in October.

Kids Days at Pumpkins and More Farm Market – Paint pumpkins, go on hayrides, and try the “Pumpkin Smasher,” Sundays all month long!

Mt. Zion AppleFest – October 9 and 10 celebrate the 40th annual Applefest with arts and crafts vendors, food, and Indiana’s largest apple pie!

Santa Claus Touch-A-Truck – On October 23, kids of all ages can get up close and personal with fire trucks, police cars, ambulances, and a helicopter!

Harvest Party – Bring the family to Monkey Hollow Winery and Distillery on October 23 for complimentary wine samples, free food, tours, and live music.

Fall Heritage Day – Step back in time at Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum on October 23 to experience costumed interpreters, demonstrators, kids’ activities, music, food, and more.

Haunted Barn at Pumpkins and More Farm Market – Scare up a good time with a visit to the Haunted Barn on October 23 and 24.

Craft Show at Pumpkins and More Farm Market – Find gifts, crafts, and more when a wide variety of vendors set up shop on October 30.

More Fun Coming Up on the Calendar

Keep an eye on the Events Page to see what’s happening right now and what’s coming up for Christmas!

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