Fall Activities in Indianapolis
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Fall is the best time of year to experience everything Indianapolis has to offer! I've rounded up my favorite fall activities in Indianapolis - so grab your pumpkin spice, and your coziest sweater--it's spooky season!
Newfields Harvest Nights
We'll start my list of Fall activities in Indianapolis with the hottest ticket of the season- Harvest Nights at Newfields! Walk through the pumpkin path of peril, grab an autumnal cocktail, and wait to board the ghost train - if you dare! For everything you need to know about Newfields Harvest Nights, check out the full blog post!
With Indianapolis's German heritage, there is no shortage of Oktoberfest celebrations in the Circle City, many of which extend beyond the traditional early Fall timeframe. My personal favorite, if you can get in, is the German Fest at The Athenaeum on Mass Ave.
Indianapolis also boasts an Oktoberfest celebration on the Circle each year, generally in mid-September.
Conner Prairie Headless Horseman
Maybe I'm biased, as I worked and volunteered at Conner Prairie in various roles for nearly a decade, but for autumnal coziness, you really can't beat a trip out to Conner Prairie on a crisp, fall evening.
In addition to its usual offerings, Conner Prairie's fall highlight is the traditional Headless Horseman. Take a hayride through the historic grounds, look out for ghouls, and find yourself surprisingly scared by the Horseman's appearances! Conner Prairie also boasts additional Fall Festivals, including a corn maze.
And, if you're in the mood for delicious apple-themed products of all varieties, stop by the Conner Prairie Apple Store, proceeds of which are donated to Conner Prairie. The apple fritters and pumpkin donuts are a must.
Day Trip: Brown County
There's no better place to see Midwestern fall foliage than making a pilgrimage about an hour south of Indianapolis to Brown County State Park.
When you're down in that neck of the woods, don't forget to stop by The Story Inn, an amazing preserved relic, offering "one convenient location since 1851."
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