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Fall Indiana Festivals

Published: 08/17/2018 By: Allegius Credit Union

Published In: Just for fun

Crisp weather, apple cider, chunky sweaters and pumpkin patches all come to mind when you think about fall. Festivals are the places where all of those things come together in a wonderful, family friendly atmosphere. 

Great food, fun activities, and tons of culture, there are festivals and events happening all over Indiana so don’t miss out on all the fun.  

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival

Aug 25th - Sep 2nd

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival is about cars and so much more! Live Music, Food, World famous automobile auctions, Fireworks and Family Fun! The ACD Festival has events for everyone to enjoy! Whether your interest is in Collections, Classic Cars, swap meets, parades, or just enjoying the company of good people, good food and lots of fun, the festival has it all! People from around the world come annually to experience this great Labor Day weekend tradition! Via For more information, go to

Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival, Matthews

Family Fun in Grant County!

Sep 7th - 9th

Join us for a weekend of family fun in Grant County, at the 48th annual Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival! Take a walk through or drive through this historic 1877 bridge to discover unique craft exhibits, a huge flea market, continuous live entertainment, a variety of food vendors, antique engines, antique tractor parade, a steam-powered sawmill, an antique tractor pull and the world famous Matthews Lions Club frosted malts! Kids play zone. Via

St. Boniface Germanfest, Lafayette

Family friendly festival with German food, music & more!

Sep 8th 

Family friendly festival with German food, 5 bands, 3 beer gardens, $10,000 raffle. $5 admission for 21 and over. Free shuttle bus service available from St. Elizabeth Central. Via 

Popcorn Festival, Valparaiso

This Festival is 'Poppin'!

Sep 8th

This long-standing community tradition returns for its 40th year. The Valparaiso Popcorn Festival continues to offer family-fun activities for all ages. Over 250 arts & crafts booths, 35 food booths, kids’ games, five-mile Popcorn Panic, two live music stages and the nation’s first Popcorn Parade are only the beginning of the excitement of this incredible festival. Via 

Nappanee Apple Festival

Enjoy Indiana's largest apple pie & other delicious treats!

Sep 13th - 16th 

Welcoming over 80,000 people each year to a three-day festival, the town of Nappanee is set to host one of Indiana's largest festivals for the 43rd straight year! Featuring Indiana's largest apple pie (seven feet in diameter!), great food, 190 craft and commercial vendors, free entertainment, carnival rides, antique tractors and engines, an air show and all of the apple favorites you can eat. Via  

20th Annual Sunflower Fair, LaPorte

Sep 15th

The Sunflower Fair in beautiful, historic Downtown La Porte is one of the largest area festivals with over 100 craft and nonprofit vendors. Enjoy a day with family and friends for food, entertainment, rides, and much, much more. Enjoy the many activities of the day- a rib cook-off, a 5K run and fun walk, sunflower contest, an art walk, scarecrow building, rides, food, and of course much, much more! Visitors may also see the many vendors- last year approximately 150 vendors participated! Via  

Johnny Appleseed Festival, Fort Wayne

The legend comes to life

Sep 15th - 16th

Each fall for the past 44 years, the people of Fort Wayne invite visitors to celebrate the pioneer spirit of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. The festival is enjoyable for the entire family, complete with a children's exploration area. Search for Johnny Appleseed himself as children learn about his legend. Taste delicious treats of all kinds, including old fashioned flavors. Stop by the blacksmith area to witness demonstrations throughout the day. Swing by the farmers market to find fresh produce, flowers and herbs. Celebrate at the gathering of the bands, complete with bagpipes. Via  

25th annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival

Sep 27th - 30th 

Over 25 international artists come together in Bloomington, Indiana, for the 25th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival. The four-day festival packs nine downtown venues with internationally recognized artists representing over 20 countries, including Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, Ethiopia, Denmark, India, and more. The music is as diverse as the geography, showcasing notes of folk, parranda, Ethio-jazz, Latinx alt-rock, polyphonic vocals, French fusion, Appalachian African-American, and more. As the flagship program of the non-profit Lotus Education & Arts Foundation, the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival is one of the oldest world music festivals in the U.S. and the only one of its kind in Indiana. Established in 1994, the Festival now attracts more than 12,000 people to downtown Bloomington. Through the Festival, Lotus creates the rare opportunity for audiences to experience places far removed from their everyday routines and to broaden their worldview through the arts. In doing so, the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival contributes to the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation mission: to create opportunities to experience, celebrate, and explore the diversity of the world’s cultures through music and arts. Via 

Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art

Amazing art along the Ohio River

Sep 29th & 30th

Come experience Southern Indiana's premier outdoor juried fine arts & crafts show. Stroll the tree-lined streets of Madison’s National Landmark Historic District as you shop from 250 artisans. Enjoy live performances throughout the show and a variety of ethnic foods at Riverfront Foodfest along the Ohio River. The Madison Chautauqua features artwork that is handmade and individually designed by the artist. Come and find your passion among paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture, weaving, folk art, jewelry, fiber, wood, baskets, clay, glass, paper, leather and wearable art! Via 

Don’t forget that wherever you roam, you can always keep Allegius services close at hand with our shared ATM locations (link to /services-tools/account-services/surcharge-free-atms.html.

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