When I began researching this coming weekend in Hendricks County for my weekly Weekend Primer, I couldn’t believe the sheer number and quality of activities residents and visitors will have to choose from this weekend.
In fact, if you have been waiting for the perfect fall weekend to visit Hendricks County, I would highly recommend this one.
Where do I start?
The Indiana Short Film Festival will begin Friday night and continue throughout the weekend showing 64 short films submitted from all over the world during nine showings at the Royal Theater in Danville. Tickets still remain and likely will still be available on the day of the event. One of our insiders, Aimee MacArthur, detailed everything you need to know about the film festival last week. You can read her tips and get more information about the event by clicking here.
Families will have unlimited options this week. The second and final weekend of the Heartland Apple Festival at Beasley’s Orchard in Danville is Saturday and Sunday. You can get more information about why you should attend that event here.
The Fall Festival at McCloud Nature Park will be Saturday and has plenty of activities for the entire family free of charge. McCloud is one of the best places to take in fall color and even the drive to McCloud can be scenic. Ericka covered details about the festival in this post.
Another family-friendly festival that we haven’t covered yet on the All Access Hendricks County blog but that you won’t want to miss begins Saturday. The Nehemiah Ranch Fall Harvest is a free event at the Nehemiah Ranch in Avon and will include finding pumpkins in a lighted pumpkin patch, hayrides, live music and a campfire with hot chocolate, hot dogs and smores. The event will continue the following two Saturdays – Oct. 19 and 26 – if you are unable to get there this weekend.
Finally, I do have some recommendations for the ladies that might make for a perfect girlfriend getaway.
The Here We Grow Again Kids Consignment Sale that has become a popular shopping destination at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds in the spring and fall each year actually begins Thursday but runs all weekend long through Sunday. This event never disappoints if you are looking for discounted kids merchandise or maternity clothing. They expect to have more than 25,000 items during this weekend’s event.
Finally, Saturday will be the second Saturday of the month meaning our Rural Routes to Main Street Cultural Trail, a popular self-directed, self-guided driving tour to explore arts and cultural offerings in Hendricks and Morgan counties, will expand to include seven additional stops that aren’t normally open to the public. You can get more information about the Second Saturday event here.
The fall season will be gone before you know it. Get out there and enjoy it while you still can.