7 Things to do this Weekend with Kids | September 30-October 2, 2022

It’s October and we’re putting out our Halloween decorations and getting our pumpkins ready. But Fall also means it’s festival season!

We have some great ideas all across Central Indiana this week. Penguins in Fortville and a festival in Avon! Bundle up and watch a movie under the stars with our friends at Greenwood Parks & Rec on Friday night. Plenty of fall fun for the entire family.

Our friends at Sullivan Hardware are back with their Sullivan Express and this time of year it’s chugging along to PumpkinTown! Reserve your family their very own train car and enjoy the sites and sounds of PumpkinTown. Meet the PumpkinTown mayor, catch a magic show, and trick or treat in the mini subdivision.

If you haven’t visited your favorite apple orchard yet, there is still time to squeeze in a trip. Many orchards also have pumpkin patches and stay open through October.

BONUS!! Adapted from the book by Rick Riordan you can transport to the world of Percy Jackson when you snag tickets for the one-night-only showing at Bulter University of The Lightning Thief. This coming Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 6:30 pm.

What’s on your calendar this weekend?

Let’s go #PlayIndy!

7 Things to Do This Weekend

Sullivan Express to PumpkinTown

Hop aboard the Sullivan Express this weekend as it pulls into the PumpkinTown Station for the first time this season. A round-trip ticket through the enchanted forest includes trick-or-treating, coloring, dancing, a fun magician, and lots of photo opportunities! Meet the Mayor of Pumpkin Town and then you’re on your own to explore and enjoy PumpkinTown.
Feel free to hang out at PumpkinTown for up to 45 minutes before reboarding the Sullivan Express back to Central Station. 

Greenwood Parks presents The Parent Trap

Bundle up and grab some lawn chairs or a blanket and join Greenwood Parks for Movies in the Park this Friday night at The Amphitheater to watch The Parent Trap! This is free to attend and when the sun goes down, the movie starts.


Join the Fortville-Vernon Township Public Library and the Fortville Parks Department for Penguin-Palooza this Saturday, October 1. A penguin ambassador from the Newport Aquarium is making a stop in Fortville! You will learn more about these incredible animals, including their natural history, geography, diet, and predators at this special event. Choose from two different program times. 11:30 am-1 pm and 2-3 pm.

Celebrate Science Indiana

Enjoy a free festival that provides hands-on STEM activities for kids of all ages. Visit an exciting variety of booths with guaranteed fun! Celebrate Science Indiana will have an early childhood area for Pre-K through 1st-grade students. The Indianapolis Zoo, the IUPUI Department of Biology, Chemistry is a Blast, the National Weather Service, and the Indiana State Museum, just to name a few, will be present to lead student-focused activities. Visit the Lego Center provided by Brickworld and stop by the Indy Book Project booth to receive a free science-themed book. Registration is not required but encouraged.

Harvest Moon Festival

Washington Township Parks, Avon Town Parks, and Avon Chamber of Commerce present the Harvest Moon Festival. Bring the entire family out for activities like pumpkin carving, apple launches, pumpkin smashing, pony rides, a petting zoo, vendors, food trucks, and much more. Beginning at Noon on October 1st and ending with a concert and firework display at dusk.

Family fun this fall at Lark Ranch

Your family will love all of the activities Lark Ranch has to offer: tree houses to climb, an incredible corn maze to get lost in, and small rides that make the kids laugh and squeal. One of our favorite features is the train rides All aboard the Lark Ranch train and see the farm on an open-air ride. Spot some spooky sites and scope out what you want to do when you arrive back at the train station.


Indianapolis Colts vs Tennessee Titans

Check out the Marvel themed Colts vs Titans game on October 2. Marvel Characters including Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel will be at Touchdown Town for photos! While you’re enjoying Touchdown Town, pick up a special edition Marvel koozie! At the game enjoy special halftime shows, sweepstakes, giveaways, and photo opportunities. Add to your closet with an exclusive collection of Marvel Colts-themed shirts, hoodies, lanyards, and more. Lastly, visit Guest Services at the game to pick up a Colts Marvel Coloring Book.

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