Events to ‘Fall’ For

Say hello to autumn with these seasonal events and activities.

Fall Programs at Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library locations
Create a paper pumpkin to display throughout October, decorate masks and autumn garlands, or participate in a mystery craft or a leaf print activity.

Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School Fall Festival
5-10 p.m. Sept. 22; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 23; Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School, 628 Second St., Henderson, Kentucky
You’ll find food and fun across the river with carnival rides and games, a live auction, haunted house, and more.

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 23, The Turning Pointe Church, 9800 Middle Mount Vernon Road
Kick off the fall season with face painting and an animal train, pumpkin patch, hay maze, cake walk, silent auction, and more. Chow down on food from La Plaza Food Truck and Arctic Avalanche.

Corpus Christi Harvest Fest ’23
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 23; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 24; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 30; Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 5528 Hogue Road
Enjoy kids’ crafts and hayrides, plus an apple slingshot, farm animal petting zoo, quilt raffle, and more.

Family Fun on the Farm
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays Sept. 23-Oct. 29, Mayse Farm Market, 6400 St. Joseph Ave.
Ride a wagon to the pumpkin patch, go through a corn maze or down an inflatable corn slide, participate in farm yard games, and more.

Fall Folklore
10-11 a.m. Sept. 29, Harmonie State Park, 3451 Harmonie State Park Road, New Harmony, Indiana
Ever heard that wooly worms, goose bones, persimmon seeds, or apple skins can predict winter? Share stories and explore legends about how to predict the upcoming winter.

41st Annual Evansville Bicycle Club Great Pumpkin Metric
8 a.m. Oct. 1, Vanderburgh 4-H Fairgrounds, 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road
Joined a fall-themed 100k, 50k, or 25k scenic rural bicycle tour throughout Southwestern Indiana. Shop vendors beforehand, and afterward, listen to music and indulge in a free pasta bar.

West Side Nut Club Fall Festival
Oct. 2-7, West Franklin Street
It’s not autumn in Evansville without this annual event that recently was named the number one fall festival in the U.S. by USA Today. In addition to more than 100 food booths presented by area nonprofits and community organizations, there is free live entertainment, carnival rides, a parade, and much more.

Fall Market on Main & Chili Cook-Off
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 14, Main Street between First and Washington, Henderson, Kentucky
Downtown Henderson hosts antiques, art, and handcrafted goods. Plus, fill your mugs at the Chili Cook-Off benefiting multiple local charities.

Your Farms’ Harvest Festival
1-6 p.m. Oct. 14, Your Farms, 10011 Telephone Road, Newburgh, Indiana
Partake in a seven-acre corn maze, pumpkin patch, food trucks, beer from Myriad Brewing Company, live music from Tailgate Revival, and more.

Maze Runner 5k
8 a.m. Oct. 21, Your Farms, 10011 Telephone Road, Newburgh, Indiana
Run through a corn maze with multiple race outcomes. There will be top 10 male and female medals and a bounce house, hayrides, gravity wagon basketball, and more, plus a haunted maze after 6 p.m. Race fee starts at $25 while farm entry starts at $10.

Fall YART Sale
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 21, Angel Mounds State Historic Site, 8215 Pollack Ave.
A local fine art sale with prices below $60, benefiting artists directly. Food will be provided by Lashbrook’s BBQ.

Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Foundation Fall Mini Book Sale
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 4; 1-3 p.m. Nov. 5, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Central, 200 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Explore hundreds of items for sale such as books, movies, and CDs, many of which are priced at or below $2. Proceeds support library programs and services.

Harvest Festival
noon-3 p.m. Nov. 19, Evansville Lutheran School, 111 E. Virginia St.
Enjoy a cake walk, cornhole tournament, and chili cookoff plus pumpkin painting, live music, carnival games, and more.

Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti
Maggie Valenti joined Tucker Publishing Group in September 2022 as a staff writer. She graduated from Gettysburg College in 2020 with a bachelors degree in English. A Connecticut native, Maggie has ridden horses for 15 years and has hunt seat competition experience on the East Coast.

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