It’s officially Fall! The days are getting shorter and the air is getting crisper. It’s hard to pick a favorite season, but fall always feels especially nice after the heat and humidity of an Indiana summer.
Fall also means apples, pumpkins, and fun things to do. If you haven’t visited your favorite apple orchard yet, there is still time to squeeze in a trip. In fact, many orchards also have pumpkin patches and stay open through October.
The mild temperatures will make it a great weekend to spend some time outdoors and we have plenty of options to choose from. But if you’re looking for something a little different, check out the Suburban Indy Home & Outdoor Living Show this weekend. Sunday is Kids’ Day and rumor has it that a few of our favorite princesses will make an appearance. Tickets are $5 when purchased online in advance, and kids 12 & under are free!
Let’s go #PlayIndy!
7 Things to Do This Weekend
Suburban Indy Home Show
Come browse 200+ exhibitors (mostly local)! Find out how to get your home improvements done with 100’s of experts and 1,000’s of ideas. Every day of the show, your kids will have use of free inflatable obstacle courses/games to burn some energy. Sunday is Funday—also known as Kids’ Day! Kids 12 and under always get FREE admission to the Suburban Indy Home shows, and on Sunday, the red carpet will be rolled out for them! See Princesses, a magic act, and a balloon-twisting show! Silly Safaris will also host two animal shows during the event. It’s a great day for the entire family.
Indy Mommy Market
Whether you’re looking forward to a shopping spree with all your best friends or even if you’re just hoping to stumble out your front door for some good old-fashioned sunlight, the Indy Mommy Market is the place to be this fall! Shop more than 80 amazing local shops with products ranging from children’s apparel to home decor, from women’s boutiques to handmade jewelry.
This outdoor, interactive festival allows kids & families to explore all types of trucks, equipment, and vehicles that make our communities work! Food vendors onsite. Your little ones will get the opportunity to climb up into the driver’s seat, honk the horn, and experience all the exciting things transportation vehicles can do! Admission is only $5 per person over age 1.
Learn to Skate
During this event you’ll learn ice skating basics, view performances from competitive skaters, meet the coaches and try ice skating! Ice skates will be available for rent at Pop Weaver pavilion for $3. Learn more about the upcoming Learn to Skate USA group lessons and Winter Club of Indianapolis. Register for this free event thanks to the Winter Club of Indianapolis.
Free Fishing Day
Opening weekend at Lark Ranch
If fall fun on the farm is what you’re looking for, Lark Ranch is a great place to visit. Kicking off this weekend, you’ll find a whole day of fun waiting for you. Grab your pumpkins from the Lark Ranch pumpkin patch and then have a blast with all of the fun activities. A few favorites include the train rides, tree houses, hayride, an incredible corn and gem mining.
Calvin Can’t Fly The Story of a Bookworm Birdie | ASL Storybook Event
The Central Library is presenting a screening of the film “Calvin Can’t Fly,” a unique and interactive American Sign Language Storybook. The showing will be followed by presentations from Indiana School for the Deaf students, including a performance from students and a panel discussion with students and parents from the Deaf community. Space is limited and registration is required.