What could be better than enjoying music, food, drinks and friends during the fall in Indianapolis? Absolutely nothing! That’s why we’ve compiled a complete guide to all the Indianapolis-area fall festivals. Check out the various Indy fests of varying musical styles to see if anything happens to sparks your interest:
September Fall Festivals

September 8: BBQ & Blues

McCormick’s Creek State Park will feature live blues, BBQ, children’s activities

September 8: Indianapolis Chinese Festival

Military Park will include Chinese dance, music, Asian food, martial arts, free Tai Chi lessons, children’s area, arts and crafts

September 8: French Market

At 42nd and Central’s St. Joan of Arc church features live entertainment, artisan booths, children’s activities, French and American cuisine

September 8-9: Columbus Scottish Festival

Celtic music, bagpipes, dancing, food, beer garden

September 10-16: Indy Jazz Fest

Representing the best in international, local and student jazz entertainment, food, drinks

September 14-16: Indy’s Irish Fest

Three days of Irish music, dance, shopping, food, beer, wine

September 22: Fishers Oktoberfest at Saxony

Polka band, children’s games, arts and crafts vendors, German food, beer garden

September 22-23: Carmel International Arts

The Art & Design District in Carmel presents live entertainment on two stages, international dance, music and art

September 29: Eiteljorg Westfest

Experience the excitement of the American West with music, storytelling and food at the Eiteljorg Museum


October Fall Festivals

October 6: Circle City Classic

Football game and parade to promote cultural excellence within the community

October 6: Potter’s Bridge Fall Festival

Potter’s Bridge in Noblesville along the scenic White River offers live music, arts and crafts booths, children’s area

October 13: Broad Ripple Music Fest

Broad Ripple Village will host more than 150 local, regional and national musical artists on several stages and venues, food, drink, children’s activities

October 13: Christmas in October Craft Fair

Over 150 quality arts and crafts vendors at Fishers High School, food, craft show, raffle

October 13: Scottish Highland Games and Festival

German Park will host live Scottish music, Scottish food, bag-piping, youth area, dancing

October 21-27: Irvington Halloween Festival

Street family-friendly art vendors, magic show, pumpkin decorating, food vendors, window painting, live music, parade, ghost stories, haunted house

Whichever festival you choose, remember that as long as you’re surrounded by friends, you can’t go wrong! Share your fall festival stories and photos with us on Facebook or Twitter!