The air is crisp and the leaves are changing – Hendricks County is a beautiful place to have a good time! Check out some of these local events. If you are looking for more fall fun, go to the Indy With Kids Events Calendar and see what is happening this October.

Daily until October 31: McCloud Prairie Maze

Dawn – Dusk
McCloud Nature Park, 8518 Hughes Road, North Salem,  46165

The annual McCloud Prairie Maze is open at McCloud Nature Park outside of North Salem, and this year’s theme celebrates the monarch butterfly. These orange and black beauties are commonly seen at McCloud Nature Park, and they are important pollinators. Monarchs begin their long trip south – as many as 2,000 to 3,000 miles – between August and October, flapping their wings five to 12 times per second and traveling as many as 100 miles per day.

Thankfully, the McCloud Prairie Maze isn’t nearly as exhausting, and it’s a lot more fun! Making the correct turns through the big monarch will result in a walk of about a half-mile.

Cost: Free. For more information, click here.

October 1: National Night Out Against Crime

6-9 pm
Brownsburg East Middle School, 1250 E. Airport Road, Brownsburg,  46112

National Night Out Against Crime is an annual event we host every year. This year we are co-hosting with the Brownsburg School Corporation and holding the event at the East Middle School. This event is rain or shine. The evening is free to everyone. There is free food and entertainment. The Mississippi Raglips and Riverdog Band will be performing. Several vendors with free information will be available. And most important time to meet the Brownsburg Officers.

October 3: uPaint A Story – Toddler/Preschool Story Time

11 am-1 pm
uPaint Pottery Studio, 1820 E. Main Street, Plainfield, 46168

Bring your little monsters to our next toddler/preschool story time! Each artist will enjoy listening to a not so spooky story and painting a monster bank. We will of course have a ghoulish snack too. Grab a friend and make plans to join us! No reservation needed. Price: $13

October 4: Ninja Course Adventure

5-7 pm
Pecar Park, 5203 East County Road 150 North, Avon, 46123

Come to Pecar Park to test yourself on our wooded course, fitness challenge, and parkour moves. The course is less than 1 mile and is created to be age specific. Bring your running shoes and energy. Course is approximately 15 minutes long. Come check in 1/2 hour before your start time. Three age categories: 4-6 (start time 5:00PM), 7-9 (start time 5:45PM), and 10-13(start time 6:45PM). Cost $10; Go to: https://wtp.recdesk.com/Community/Program to register. Presented by Hoosier Warrior Gym.

October 5: Plainfield International Festival

2-6 pm
Talon Stream Paved Trail, 5344 Pike Lane, Plainfield, 46168

Plainfield’s Inaugural International Festival is a FREE celebration of cultural diversity for the entire family features music, dance and demonstrations from around the world, authentic foreign foods, and educational activities. The Plainfield International Festival was created to introduce diverse cultures to members of our community, to support, encourage and grow awareness for the many cultures represented in our community.

October 5: Mother Son Dance

7-9 pm
Brownsburg East Middle School, 1250 Airport Road, Brownsburg, 46112

Calling all superheroes and villains! This special night will include Dancing, Mother/Son Competitions, Games, Treats, and Drinks and an opportunity to capture this great evening with a professional photographer at an additional cost. Attendance is limited to 500 participants. Cost: Mothers: $25 ; 1st Son: $25 ; Additional Sons: $10. Register at: https://apm.activecommunities.com/brownsburgparks

October 18: Kid’s Movie Night: Monsters, Inc.

6:30-9 pm
First Baptist Church of Amo, 4779 Pearl Street, Amo, 46103

Join us at 1st Baptist Amo for Kid’s Movie Night!! On Friday, October 18th we’ll be having pizza, watching a movie, and making a special treat! Need a night out? Feel free to drop off your children so they can have an evening of fun while you get an evening away! 😉

Oct 19: Fall Colors Festival

10 am-3 pm
McCloud Nature Park, 8518 Hughes Rd., North Salem, 46165

Our fun, FREE, family-friendly festival featuring fabulous fall foliage returns to McCloud Nature Park on Saturday, Oct. 19! Come out to McCloud to celebrate the colorful autumn leaves and enjoy pumpkin-decorating, tree-climbing, throwing atlatls (ancient hunting weapons), operating an apple cider press, hayrides (nominal fee), and more! Presented by Hendricks County Parks & Recreation

October 19: Witch’s Ride Avon

5-8 pm
Avon Town Hall Park, 6570 E US Highway 36, Avon,  46123

Put on your best witch, goblin, or ghoul costume and grab that broom (bicycle) and get ready to ride your way around Avon Town Hall Park!  Participants of the first annual Witch’s Ride Avon will make their way around the lake trail and toss candy to tiny ghosts and goblins trick-or-treating in the park. Candy is included with ticket purchase. All remaining proceeds benefit the Avon Public Safety Department! The trunk-or-treat is free for the community and runs from 5-8 pm. The ride will take place at 6 pm and go until we run out of candy! So bring your hoards and have a great evening riding your broom and being spooky! Hosted by Rebel Studio.

October 26: Fairies join Halloweekend at Beasley’s Orchard

10 am-5 pm
Beasley’s Orchard, 2304 E Main Street, Danville, 46122

The Fairies are so excited to join in the Halloweekend! Come see visit our fairies and see if you can find the Fairy trial Fairy stop. Enjoy the last weekend of the corn maze in spooktacular fashion with Halloween-themed farm ag-tivities! Don’t forget to dress in your spookiest costume for the costume contest! Tickets at: www.beasleys-orchard.com.