This is the last week of classes before Noblesville Schools’ two-week fall break begins at the end of the school day this Friday.
So if you haven’t made plans to leave town or to keep your kiddos busy, here is my list of 25 things to do during fall break
1. Noblesville Parks is having day camp for grades K-5 for each week of fall break at Forest Park and will include games, crafts and activities. The first week is already full, with limited spots open for the second week. Cost for the week is $135 for Noblesville residents and $155 for nonresidents, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, with $2 per day more before 8 a.m. and $3 per day more for after care until 6 p.m. By the day, cost is $30 for residents, $40 nonresidents. Visti
2. The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville will play host to Camp Crosser sessions that offer campfire cooking, arts and crafts, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) opportunities, and ziplining, archery, nature hikes, obstacle course, GaGa Pit, Pumpkin Olympics, caramel apple dessert, hayrides, pumpkin hunt and pumpkin carving and a costume contest. Cost is $115 per child per week. Visit
3. Join Fishers Parks for the inaugural Fall Festival at the new Fishers AgriPark from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17. The festival will feature a scarecrow trail, pumpkin painting, a gourd slingshot, live music, food trucks, and more family activities. Masks and social distancing required. Advance registration is required. Visit
4. Conner Prairie’s 37th annual Headless Horseman offers 18 nights of Halloween festival programming, with required advance tickets, no tickets at the door. New tubing hill joins wagon rides, marionette and theatrical shows, spooky storytelling, corn maze, midway, and more. Opens at 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, through Oct. 30 at Conner Prairie in Fishers. Tickets are $17 for Thursdays and Sundays, $21 for Fridays and Saturdays. Reserve tickets required at
5. Conner Prairie’s Corn Maze is also open all month during this year’s tribute to the 200th anniversary of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, with the maze cut out in the shape of the Headless Horseman. Dates run through Oct. 30 and feature a 22,160-foot maze on 12 acres with three unique adventure paths to appeal to guests of all ages: a family-friendly puzzle maze, a shorter kid-friendly maze, and a spooky haunted maze for after dark. Corn Maze daytime admission is $5, $4 for members. Haunted Maze for ages 10 and older is open Thursdays-Sunday sunset until 10 p.m during Headless Horseman hours and included in admission. Visit
6. Bowl 32 -- 3-2-Fun! Center is open with bowling, laser tag, arcade games and birthday party space, in Noblesville. Visit Pinheads is open for bowling, arcade games, private lanes, birthday parties and more, in Fishers. Visit
7. Edge Adventures’ Aerial Adventures zipline is open with reservations required and social distancing enforced at the Strawtown Koteewi Park in Noblesville. Not afraid of the dark? Climb during Fridays in October and climb through adventure ropes/ziplining courses in the dark, headlamps provided. Visit
8. Birdie’s Miniature Golf in Westfield is open daily for golf. Visit
9. Get some archery practice, with provided equipment or bring your own, at Koteewi Range Sport & Target Archery Center at Strawtown Koteewi Park in Noblesville. Visit
10. K-Trails Equestrian Adventures in Noblesville offers trail riding at Strawtown Koteewi Park in Noblesville through November. Visit
11. Urban Air Adventure Park in Noblesville offers a warrior obstacle course, bumper cars, sky rider, virtual reality, ropes course, indoor playground, climbing walls, dodgeball and trampolines. Reservations online at
12. Russell Farms Pumpkin Patch offers corn mazes, country store, farm exhibits, petting zoo and more and is open noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends, through October, at the Noblesville farm, $10 admission weekdays and $12 on weekends. Visit
13. Go ice skating with friends at Fishers Fuel Tank,; Carmel Ice Skadium,; and The Arctic Zone in Westfield, Public skating daily, cosmic skate on Fridays and Saturdays.
14. Practice your golf swing indoors at TopGolf in Fishers. Visit Practice outdoors at one of our county’s many local golf courses.
15. Visit Hamilton County’s 62 parks.
16. Ride bicycles, walk or run on Hamilton County’s more than 500 miles of trails.
17. Paddle down the White River by canoe or kayak Fridays-Mondays in October with boat rentals available at White River Canoe Co. Visit
18. Bring your furry friend and help support the Humane Society for Hamilton County during the annual Barkfest, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Asa Bales Park in Westfield, with $5 admission for humans ages 5 and older, with tickets available only in advance online.
19. Nickel Plate Express will offer Cobweb Caboose rides celebrating Halloween weekends, Oct. 17-31, $17 per ticket with ages 3 and younger free. Visit
20. Heartland International Film Festival will have drive-in screenings at Conner Prairie, 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. Oct. 12-14, for $55 per four-pack of tickets at
21. Check out the books, DVDs and CDs from your local library in Hamilton County.
22. In nearby Marion County, visit the Barbie exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
23. Dine local at one of more than 90 local businesses in Hamilton County.
24. Go shopping at the many places to shop local in Hamilton County.
25. Find new pastimes, new getaways and new things to do right in your backyard here in Hamilton County.
Noblesville Schools’ fall break is Oct. 12-23. Other fall breaks for school districts in Hamilton County: Oct. 12-16, Hamilton Heights and Sheridan Community; Oct. 15-16, Carmel Clay; Oct. 19-23, Hamilton Southeastern and Westfield Washington.

-Contact Betsy Reason at Nickel Plate Express’ Pumpkin Express and Wizard Express are postponed until 2021.