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(see also: 2016  -  2015  -  2012  -  2010)

Sept 30-Oct 1, 2017  50th Feast of the Hunters' Moon - West Lafayette, Indiana

October 2-7, 2017  96th Annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival
Evansville, Indiana
This is a week-long gala with over 130 food booths sponsored by non-profit groups, free entertainment, carnival, talent competition, and a huge parade. The event attracts over 200,000 people to the West Side and is the 2nd largest street festival in the U.S.  Attendance: 200,000.


October 6-7, 2017
Ertel Cellars Annual Wine Festival
Batesville, Indiana
Wine Tasting, Food, Live Music and Children Activities.

October 6-8, 2017  Annual Bloomfield Apple Festival
Bloomfield, Indiana
This is one of the best small town fall festivals in Southern Indiana, it features carnival rides, food and merchandise vendors, live music, various contests (such as a baking contest, baby contest, pedal tractor contest), a quilt auction, art exhibit, 5k Run, wiffle ball tournament, live demonstrations, and more.  A great time for all ages.  The Apple Festival is held in the town park, and is always on the first weekend in October.

October 7, 2017  North Manchester Harvest Festival - North Manchester, Indiana
Food vendors, craft vendors, horse-drawn wagon rides, cow-milking contest, petting zoo, pumpkin painting, farmers' market, mum sale, pony rides and hayrides.

October 7-8, 2017 - Annual Apple Festival of Kendallville - Kendallville, Indiana
Music, food, puppets, storytelling, dancers, Apple Baking Contest, Apple Toss, Ladies Skillet Throw, demonstrations, craft booths, and "all things apple". A great family event.


October 9-13, 2017 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

October 13-14, 2017 - Rising Sun Navy Bean Fall Festival - Rising Sun, Indiana
Held on the downtown riverfront, with rides, crafts, queen pageant, music, and homemade bean soup & cornbread.

October 13-14, 2017 - Ethnic Expo - Columbus, Indiana
Festivities are held outdoors. Two stages for entertainment and several tents for dining. The festival has authentic ethnic food booths, cultural exhibits, live performances of international music and dancing, a ethnic bazaar, parade, special entertainment for children. Attendance: 35,000.

October 13-22, 2017 - Parke County Covered Bridge Festival - Parke County, Indiana
This countywide festival, Indiana's largest festival, is nationally known as one of the largest. Enjoy visiting communities throughout the county with a wide array of shopping and a variety of food that is sure to please everyone.  Headquartered on the courthouse lawn in Rockville, Indiana, since 1957. Free entertainment is scheduled on the south side of the courthouse throughout each day.  A few examples of food related events: Montezuma is home to the "Hog Roast" with many activities scheduled daily. Tangier Community serves that "world famous" buried beef that is a delicacy of the festival.  Bloomingdale, a Quaker Community, prepares Homemade Apple Butter at the Friends Church.  Please check website for complete details.


October 20-21, 2017  Fall Harvest Festival - Valparaiso, Indiana
Fall is the perfect time to spend time in downtown Valparaiso. Check out the “spooktacular” events planned for this special day!  Wear your spookiest or silliest costume and go door-to-door in Valparaiso’s downtown to get some tasty treats from our restaurants and retailers.  Visit Central Park Plaza for treats and fun in the park. Free Hayrides provided by the Valparaiso Parks Department!

October 21, 2017  Sorghum Festival - Marengo, Indiana
This annual fall event showcases the outstanding work of Indiana local artists and craftsmen. Live demonstrations, food booths, and lots of entertainment are also included. And don't forget that delicious homemade sorghum. 3rd Saturday in October.

October 25-28, 2017  90th Annual National FFA Convention & Expo
Indianapolis, Indiana
National FFA Organization (formerly Future Farmers of America).  Each year, nearly 55,000 FFA members and guests gather to learn about careers in the agriculture industry, compete for scholarships, volunteer in the community and shape the future of the National FFA Organization.

Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

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October 1, 2016 - Corn Maze Beer Fest - Columbus, Indiana
The Corn Maze Beer Fest is held by 450 North Brewing Co in Columbus, Indiana. It exactly what you think it is… they will be building an enormous 4.3 acre maze in the corn field that’s adjacent to their beautiful brewery and winery. They will be setting up breweries throughout the maze as festival attendees work their way through the maze, to the middle, where there will be even more breweries, food, live music, etc.

October 3, 2016  Festiv-ALE - Indianapolis, Indiana
A Wine & Stein Celebration is a wine and beer festival that benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  The event is a relaxed yet lively evening featuring over 100 local brews, 50 different wine labels and fabulous food offered by an array of top-notch restaurants.  The event also features a full silent auction, our famous “Instant Bar” contest, a selfie station, a cornhole contest, and live music brought you by Sour Mash and Pissed Off Catfish! From wine novices to advanced beer enthusiasts, Festiv-ALE offers a casual and fun evening for all wine and beer drinking experience levels.  VIP will allow guests to sample from all participating vendors one hour earlier than main event guests.  There will also be exclusive tasting stations during this hour. No waiting in lines…. more food, more wine, more beer, more fun!   All Food And Beverage Is Included In The Price Of The Ticket.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

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October 10-11, 2015  Indiana Gourd Society Fall Festival
Crown Point, Indiana
Free admission, open to public.  Vendors, IGS Gourd store, Gourd Seeds, Demonstrations, mini craft and dried gourd competition, music, kids booth, Auction.

October 16, 2015  Big Red Beer Fest - Bloomington, Indiana
Bloomington's longest running Beer Festival!

2012 INDIANA - OCTOBER 2012 - Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events still waiting for new dates

October 4-7, 2012  10th Annual Popcorn Festival Of Clay County - Brazil, Indiana
We regret to inform you that the Popcorn Festival has dissolved as of July 2013 due to complications beyond our control.  We want to thank everyone for visiting our website and coming to our festival for the last 10 years.  We thank all of our valuable volunteers who have made the festival a success during that time.

October 13, 2012  Chateau Thomas Winery's First Annual Hog Roast - Plainfield, Indiana
Listen to live music while you enjoy the wonderful smells of our slow roasted pig or grilled chicken w/all the sides.  Bring along a friend and enter our first ever Cornhole Tournament.  Sit and sip one of our delightful wines while enjoying a fall evening with family and friends.

2010 INDIANA - OCTOBER 2010 - Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events still waiting for new dates

October 2, 2010  Jazz, Wine and Arts Festival - Evansville, Indiana
A refreshing blend of taste and talent with local artists, musicians, vintners and chefs.



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