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October Events!

I heart fall. It is my favorite season by far and I’m always looking for fun events happening around the state. Here are a few highlights (some seasonal and some just plain fun!):

Photo courtesy of Lafayette/West Lafayette CVB

Feast of the Hunters’ Moon in West Lafayette (October 5-6) – This year marks the 46th annual event that will feature feasting, marching, military maneuvers, dancing, craft demonstrations and period music. There will also be over 15 new skills and presentations you can experience this year. For ticket information (including advance ticket sale info), be sure to visit http://www.tippecanoehistory.org/.

Enchanted Fairy Trail in Richmond (October 12) – Just recently I wrote about my experience on the Enchanted Fairy Trail. Now is your chance to explore it for yourself! Begin at the Richmond Welcome Center to pick up your Enchanted Fairy Trail bag, create a fairy halo, participate in the fairy costume contest and enjoy delicious fairy themed snacks. Then, grab your map of the over 20 locations and (for this special event) each location will have various fairy themed activities for children to participate in including face painting, fairy dust tattoos, fairy themed crafts, snacks, games and fairy necklaces.

Photo courtesy of Conner Prairie

Headless Horseman in Fishers (October 11-13, 17-20 and 24-27) – This will be the 30th anniversary of the event and I’m already anticipating the new twists to my favorite activities. The grounds are going to be transformed into “Conner Scairie,” haunted by fun-loving ghouls vying to be elected mayor. You can meet Dr. Acula (a vampire expert of magic), catch a cauldron chemistry show and howl with the crooning werewolf. And as always, come face-to-face with the Headless Horseman himself on the haunted hayride!

Photo courtesy of Brown County CVB

Back Roads of Brown County (October 1-31) – Visitors can easily get a great combination of art, nature, and adventure by taking the 12th annual Back Roads of Brown County Studio Driving Tour. Thirteen artists’ studios will be open to the public and locations are among the beautiful fall foliage in Brown County. (Studio hours vary.) Be sure and check out the Fall Leaf Cam so you know the perfect time to drive around this scenic county.

And this is just a FEW of the many events happening all over the state. Be sure to check out VisitIndiana.com for a complete listing of events throughout fall!

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Written by : Living in Indianapolis for over 10 years now, Carrie is no stranger to traveling throughout the state. She has worked at Conner Prairie and at the Indiana Office of Tourism. Now being at home with her four-year-old daughter, Carrie has even more opportunities to take advantage of Indiana's many attractions. Carrie receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.