Home Tour, Upstairs Downtown, Kids Day, Elks Sale, StringTime, Brewfest, Spaghetti Jeep Cruise-In

(The Times photo courtesy of Betsy Reason)
Curious about what the old Kirk Hardware building looks like inside now since hardware owner Bill Prater (above) said “goodbye,” then plan to attend tonight’s Noblesville Main Street Upstairs Downtown tour that includes a step inside the old building at 848 Logan St., Noblesville.

Historic buildings in downtown Noblesville and historic homes in downtown and Old Town open their doors for company this weekend.

Noblesville Main Street’s Upstairs Downtown is tonight, and Noblesville Preservation Alliance’s 35th annual Historic Home Tour is all day Saturday. Tickets are available to both at the door or online bundled in advance.

What else?? Support the Forest Park Aquatic Center at the annual Noblesville Brewfest, then end your Saturday night by bringing your lawn chairs out to the final concert of the season for StringTime on the Square.

Here’s a list of 25 things to do this weekend and beyond:

1. Noblesville Main Street’s Upstairs Downtown featuring guided and self-guided tours of historic buildings on and around the historic Square, in collaboration with Noblesville Preservation Alliance, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today with tickets available on the Courthouse Square and online. Buy a combo pack for Noblesville Preservation Alliance’s 35th annual Home Tour and Upstairs Downtown, $10-$30 at

2. Kids Day is Saturday at the Noblesville Farmers Market, open 8 a.m. to noon, at Federal Hill Commons in downtown Noblesville. Kids will pedal their homemade goods and services during this special event. Market continues every Saturday this summer through Oct. 15.

3. Noblesville Elks No. 576 will have a Rummage Sale for charity with household items, tools, kitchen items and much more, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Elks, 35 S. Ninth St., with proceeds to go to Elks annual charity awards.

4. Noblesville Preservation Alliance’s 35th annual Historic Home Tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Old Town Noblesville, with advance tickets available online only, and tickets available day of tour at the Hamilton County Historical Society in front of the Old Jail and at a ticket table at Preservation Hall on Logan Street. Buy a combo pack for NPA’s Saturday Home Tour and Noblesville Main Street’s Friday night Upstairs Downtown, $10-$30 at

5. Nickel Plate Arts and artists friends are bringing out their excess and unused craft supplies for an epic yard sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Nickel Plate campus at Eighth and Maple in downtown Noblesville.

6. Carousel Corner is open at Forest Park in Noblesville from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends through Oct. 23, with $2 carousel rides and $3 mini golf.

7. Noblesville Brewfest & Wine Garden is 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Forest Park in Noblesville, benefiting Forest Park Aquatic Center, with tickets, $40 in advance, $50 at the door if still available, at The event features unlimited sampling of beers, wine garden samplings, designated drivers get in free, food vendors, live music, cornhole competitions.

8. Take a ride on Nickel Plate Express’ many different train rides. Pumpkin Spice Express rides in October. Trick-or-Treat on the Rails, Oct. 29-30. Check availability at

9. StringTime on the Square’s final show in the concert series is Saturday night on the Hamilton County Courthouse Square in downtown Noblesville, at 6:30 p.m. featuring Stones Crossing Family Band with opener Alec Bohuk & Eric Reel.

10. Central Indiana Vintage Vehicles invites car buffs to show off their vintage vehicles on the Courthouse Square during the weekly Saturday night Cruise-in. Lawn chairs and old-car conversations invited.

(The Times photo courtesy of Betsy Reason)
StringTime on the Square’s final show in the concert series is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday on the Hamilton County Courthouse Square in downtown Noblesville.

11. Hamilton County Parks’ Koteewi Aerial Adventure (Edge Adventures), K-Trails Equestrian Adventures, Koteewi Range Sport & Target Archery Center and Koteewi Lake are all open for the season.

12. A Spaghetti Fundraiser benefits Cicero Police, Fire and Public Safety, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Red Bridge Park in Cicero, free meal with donations accepted, plus a Karma-Concert on the Pier from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring hits from the ‘70s to today, and a Jeep Cruise-in 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

13. Hamilton County Theatre Guild presents the first show of the 58th season of The Belfry Theatre, “Rehearsal for Murder,” a murder-mystery who-dunnit play opening Sept. 23 and continuing a total of eight performances, through Oct. 2 at The Ivy Tech Auditorium in Noblesville, with tickets at and 317-773-1085.

14. The third annual Primeval Oktoberfest is Sept. 23-24 at Primeval Brewing on Logan Street, between Ninth and 10th streets in downtown Noblesville.

15. Westfield continues its Movies in the Plaza series at dusk select Fridays, featuring “Raya and the Last Dragon” on Sept. 23 on the Great Lawn at Grand Junction Plaza, with more movies that include “Hocus Pocus,” Oct. 28; and “Elf,” Dec. 2.

16. Enjoy the final Concert at the Commons on Sept. 24 featuring Trippin Billies (Dave Matthews Tribute) and Sam King.

17. Visit the Handmade Vintage Market supporting local small businesses from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Noblesville.

18. Visit the Potter’s Bridge Fall Festival 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 at Potter’s Bridge Noblesville featuring 90 arts, crafts and food booths, free KidZone and live entertainment.

19. Feeding Families Hamilton County’s Music Festival, in its second year, will be 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 1 at Federal Hill Commons in downtown Noblesville, with food vendors, beer garden, live music featuring Fast Cadillac and Mike & The Boys bands, bounce house, silent auction, merchandise, more. Bring nonperishable food items to donate to the Feeding Families local pantries.

20. Noblesville Main Street’s Music & All That Jazz, sponsored by Duke Energy, will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 7 on the Courthouse Square, with Fall Fest and Soup Cookoff from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., on the Square.

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