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September 1-4, 2017
Ligonier Marshmallow Festival
Ligonier, Indiana
The Labor Day weekend festival celebrates marshmallows, one of Noble County's major products. Activities revolve around the marshmallow theme. Parades, arts and crafts, contests, rides, entertainment, car show and lots of delicious festival food.

September 1-4, 2017  51st Annual Marshall County Blueberry Festival
Plymouth, Indiana
Blueberry products like Blueberry Pie, Blueberry Brats, Blueberry Ice Cream, Blueberry Donuts or just plain fresh Blueberries! Family-friendly atmosphere and Midwestern hospitality that attract over 500,000 people every year to blueberry country.  Attendance: 500,000.

September 7-9, 2017  Tipton County Pork Festival - Tipton, Indiana
Art show, pageant, entertainment, parades, and a mouthwatering menu featuring (what else?) PORK!

September 7-10, 2017  Montgomery Turkey Trot Festival
Montgomery, Indiana
The festival recognizes turkey processing in Daviess County, where over a million turkeys are raised each year. Carnival, entertainment, and turkey races.

September 9, 2017 - Mansfield Village Beans & Cornbread Day
Mansfield, Indiana
Share your favorite cornbread recipe with others and enjoy homemade cornbread & beans the second weekend of September. Cornbread Bake-off.


September 9, 2017
Sunman Fall Festival 2017
Sunman, Indiana
The Chamber is bringing back a Fall Festival to the community!!!  Music, Beer & Wine Gardens, Craft & Food Vendors, Kids Inflatables And Our Homemade Wine Contest.  Fireworks At Dark (Around 9pm).

September 9, 2017  39th Annual Valparaiso Popcorn Festival
Valparaiso, Indiana
Named the "Best Festival of the Region" by The Times readers, the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival continues to offer family-fun activities for all ages. Over 200 arts & crafts booths, 30 food booths, kids' games, the five-mile Popcorn Panic, and the nation's First Popcorn Parade are only the beginning of the excitement of this incredible festival. Always the Saturday after Labor Day.

September 14-17, 2017  42nd Annual Nappanee Apple Festival
Nappanee, Indiana
Nappanee becomes a bustling community the third weekend in September as the Nappanee Apple Festival kicks off the 38th annual event! The festival provides bushels of free fun for the entire family and something for every age.  The festival features two stages of free entertainment, craft, commercial and food vendors, carnival rides, scholarship pageant, road run, tractor pull, apple peeling and pie eating contests and so much more! You won't want to miss Indiana’s largest 7' Baked Apple Pie, a 600 lb. apple pie that tempts even the most discriminating palate.  Attendance: 76,000.

September 16, 2017  39th Annual Brookston Apple Popcorn Day
Brookston, Indiana
Celebrate the local popcorn and apple harvest with races, crafts, food, apple bobbing, pancake and sausage breakfast, pizza eating contest, apple dessert contest, pedal tractor pull, and special events.

September 16-17, 2017  43rd Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival
Fort Wayne, Indiana
A two-day period festival with an array of food, crafts, antiques and music. Fun for the whole family!  Each year the people of Fort Wayne invite visitors from throughout the nation to celebrate the pioneer spirit of John Chapman, better known as "Johnny Appleseed," Chapman was a colorful character of the Indiana frontier in the early 1800's.  During the latter part of his life, Chapman traveled the countryside on foot, planting orchards in Fort Wayne and surrounding areas. In the process, he became a national folk hero and his gravesite memorial area in Fort Wayne's Archer Park has been designated a National Historic Place and is identified as such on the National Register of Historic Places.

September 20-23, 2017  Annual Sullivan Rotary Corn Festival
Sullivan, Indiana
The festival includes a free corn feed, a parade, music, carnival, corn eating contest, and turtle races.

September 22-24, 2017  Annual Cory Apple Festival - Cory, Indiana
Antiques, flea market, parade, Fish Fry, Firehouse Hog Roast, Chicken and Noodle Dinner, carnival, helicopter rides, live music, entertainment and, of course, Apples.

September 23, 2017 - Oktoberfest - Richmond, Indiana
Break out your Lederhosen and brush up on your German! Come celebrate the coming of Oktober with friends and soon-to-be-made friends at this year’s OKTOBERFEST in the Historic Depot District of Richmond, Indiana! During this family friendly event, enjoy delicious German food & try locally made beer from the Depot District’s New Boswell Brewery while playing games, listening to live music and browsing locally made goods and crafts at the street fair.

September 23, 2017  Upland Oktoberfest - Bloomington, Indiana
Upland Brewing Co.  Dust off your lederhosen and dirndl and let’s raise a stein! We’re bringing the party of a Munich biergarten to Bloomington with a festive Oktoberfest celebration. Join us for a day of beer, food and fun. We’re serving up steins of our Oktoberfest lager, a special German-inspired menu starting at 11AM and live music line-up from 3-11PM.

September 23-24, 2017  Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest
Indianapolis, Indiana
We’re having a party and you’re invited!  Gluten Free & More (formerly Living Without) magazine wants you to know that living with a food allergy or sensitivity doesn’t need to be about deprivation and missing out.  On the contrary, what you’re living without is all the horrible symptoms and medical problems you had before understanding what allergens you needed to avoid.  So, come join us, over a hundred of our favorite exhibitors and thousands of our closest friends as we celebrate LIVING WELL!!   At every event, you get to sample tons of gluten-free, allergy-friendly foods, learn from experts in the community and hang out with others who understand our world.

September 23-24, 2017  Batesville Applefest - Batesville, Indiana
AppleFest continues to grow and has become a premier family event with games and contests for all ages, arts and crafts available for purchase, entertainment, delicious food to sample and of course, apples, apples and more apples.

September 23-30, 2017  71st Annual Persimmon Festival
Mitchell, Indiana
Celebrate the persimmon - not the Japanese hybrid import variety, but the native American tree that grows in the wild in southern Indiana. Pageant, road rally, parade, carnival, car show, fun run, entertainment, food tents and much more!

September 30, 2017  8th Annual Valpo Brewfest - Valparaiso, Indiana
Sample over 200 different styles of beers from America’s best craft brewers and vote for your favorite Indiana craft beer as we award the coveted HOOSIER BREW award to the top vote recipient. Valpo Brewfest is a celebration of the great craft beer and the cool people that enjoy it. Cheers to Ya! (also: )

September 30-Oct 1, 2017  50th Annual Feast of the Hunters' Moon
West Lafayette, Indiana
Reenactment of life during the 18th century--French, British & Native American trading post, crafts, demonstrations, live music and over 50 different foods adapted from original recipes.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

September 2-4, 2016 - Jackson County Watermelon Festival
Brownstown, Indiana
Festival CANCELLED for 2016. Will return in 2017.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

September 26-27, 2015  Indy Cooking Expo - Indianapolis, Indiana
Event Cancelled.


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events waiting for new dates

September 6-7, 2014  Bridgeton Milling & Craft Demo Days
Bridgeton, Indiana
Bridgeton Mill and Historic District.  Live demonstrations at the Mill- grinding flour and cornmeal on 200-year old French buhr stones.  Tours of mill along with history of mill, town and bridge.   Pioneer craft demonstrations, food. 10am – 5pm. No admission charge.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows and Local Events

events waiting for new dates

September 15, 2012  Indiana State ICS Chili Cook-Off
Bar Harbor, Indiana
International Chili Society's Indiana State Cook-Off. Musical entertainment, tube race on the Wabash River, chili sampling, children's games and entertainment.

September 26-30, 2012  Versailles Pumpkin Show - Versailles, Indiana
The 110th annual festival will feature a large parade on Saturday, giant pumpkin contest, carnival rides, live entertainment, and contests of all kinds.  Attendance: 15,000.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

September 2-5, 2011  Marshall County Blueberry Festival
Plymouth, Indiana
Blueberry products like Blueberry Pie, Blueberry Brats, Blueberry Ice Cream, Blueberry Donuts or just plain fresh Blueberries! Family-friendly atmosphere and Midwestern hospitality that attract over 500,000 people every year to blueberry country.

September 16-17, 2011  Rotary Bands & BBQ Contest
Greenfield, Indiana
Live bands, beer/wine garden, kids' zone, People's Choice & KCBs BBQ Contest, and food booths--charity event.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

September 3-6, 2010  Little Italy Festival - Clinton, Indiana
Enjoy one of the many events including a parade, fireworks, pizza toss contest, bocce tournament, Italian food booths, winery museum and Italian trip giveaway.

September 10-12, 2010  Country Lifestyle Experience
Indianapolis, Indiana
A unique expo focusing on sustainable agriculture on a small scale with a trade show, animal exhibits and seminars on topics such as alternative energies, organic gardening, food preservation and animal issues.

September 18, 2010  Taste Of Randolph County - Winchester, Indiana
Local restaurants provide signature menu items at discounted prices. Farmers market, arts and crafts, music and bicycle tour.




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