Hamilton Town Center has scheduled first Hamilton Harvest Fest, and the shopping center invites families to join in the fun. 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 30.

Festival goers can enjoy live music from The Flying Toasters and the Blue River Band while watching David Smith, professional pumpkin artist, carve a giant pumpkin.

The Kid Zone will feature face painting and cupcake decorating. There will also be food trucks, beer from local breweries and a marketplace for shoppers to browse products from Indiana-based vendors.

In addition to the Hamilton Harvest Fest, Hamilton Town Center will play host to Burton Brothers Amusements for a nine-day carnival complete with rides, games and delights.

The carnival is scheduled to run from Sept. 22 to Sept. 30; the last day of the carnival will coincide with Hamilton Harvest Fest. Ticket prices to ride and play will vary.

"We have so many opportunities for families to get out and enjoy the season at Hamilton Town Center," said MacKenzie Harris, Hamilton Town Center director of marketing and business development. "We can't wait for our visitors to experience both the Burton Brothers Carnival and the Hamilton Harvest Fest."

For more information about upcoming events at Hamilton Town Center, visit www.facebook.com/HamiltonTownCtr and follow the shopping center on Twitter @ShopHamiltonTC