Cooler weather is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the harvest season than to attend some fun, family-friendly events in Hancock County this fall? From pumpkins to camping to festivals, you can find just about everything here.

Farmer’s Market at the Fairgrounds

You may have visited the farmer’s market during the summer season, but have you shopped during the fall? The market runs every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon through the month of October. Then, it will be located indoors from November to April and will run every other Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can still find local fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, baked goods and even locally roasted coffee.

Tuttle Orchards

Tuttle’s provides plenty of U-pick fun in summer, but they have pumpkins ready for the taking when fall hits. Visit through October 31 and the whole family can have fun in the pumpkin patch, hayrides (available weekdays only), corn maze and the kids’ tractor town. If you can make it in September, you might even get a chance to pick some sunflowers from their beautiful field. While you are there, don’t miss out on the chance to shop their farm store year-round for over 200 products made right here in Indiana. 

Lark Ranch

Lark Ranch is known for its fall fun. Boasting a train, slide mountain, barrel rides, a rock wall, go-karts, lifesize birdhouses, farm animals, a corn maze, and a pumpkin patch, this place is sure to please everyone in your family. Are your kids into gem mining? They have that too! What about being tossed around in the air attached to a bungee cord while some inflatable pillows wait to catch you? Then you should try out the Air Extreme. Masks are required and make sure to purchase tickets online so that you know there is a time slot available that day. 

James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home

Whether you are looking for a history lesson or some fun, the JWR Boyhood Home and Museum has something for you this fall. During the Riley Festival, from October 7-10 come and stop by for poetry readings, extended tour times, and a birthday celebration for the big man himself. If you and your family are into pumpkins, make sure to check out the Festival of the Jack-O-Lanterns as well as pumpkin carving workshops happening from October 24-31

Riley Festival

Speaking of James Whitcomb Riley, we hope to see you at one of the biggest events in Greenfield, Riley Festival! Celebrate from October 7-10 this year with parades, entertainment, food, craft shows, and more. Last year’s fun was canceled due to COVID, so we are happy to see this fantastic event back up and running!

S&H Campground

Looking for an outdoor adventure? With space to accommodate primitive camping and RVs as well as cabins, this place has it all. A family-friendly business, S&H Campground not only has the usual hiking, fishing and swimming, but they also plan fun events for the whole family to enjoy together. Take part in miniature golf, inflatable playgrounds, and even grab some delicious ice cream, all on-site. This September, you can look forward to car shows, fireworks, a superhero weekend and even a pie contest. Come in October for all of the spooky Halloween events, such as a monster mash, haunted parade and zombie prom. 

Heartland Campground

Looking for some fall RV camping in Hancock County this fall? Head on out to Heartland, where you can enjoy all of the pleasures of camping outdoors mixed with the comfort of amenities such as a camp store, indoor swimming pool, laundromat, par-three golf course, miniature golf, and a video game room. Tent sites are also available.

Greenfield Main Street Events

Greenfield Main Street has been cooking up some fall fun for everyone! Head on over to the Courthouse Plaza on September 10th for Food Truck Friday. Then, check out Jeep Jam and Family Fun Fest the very next day starting at 10 a.m. Held at Greenfield Christian Church, this festival will offer plenty of kids activities, music, food and entertainment. If the local food scene is your thing, then make sure to take part in Graze Greenfield. Running from September 16-19 and 23-26, it is your chance to support local businesses and try some delicious new food!

Hancock County Arts

Hancock County Arts aims to inspire creativity in all residents of our community. With gallery exhibitions, events and more, you can be sure creativity will be in the air this fall. Bring the kids to check out Chalk Fest at Riley Park on September 11 or come out on September 25 for a glass bead totem workshop. October and November will bring new exhibits as well as a high school showcase.

No matter what you are in the mood for this fall, you can be sure that you will find something fun to do in Hancock County. The only question is, what will you and your family choose to do first?