Saturday, November 27

Flannel Fest, pumpkins and fall events abound

Halloween weekend is upon us, and there are plenty of activities for little ghosts and goblins to keep entertained.

There are just about any type of Halloween activity and fall events through Sunday in and around Noblesville, along with a family comedy play on stage at Noblesville First United Methodist Church.

Mark your calendars for these events with The Times’ list of 25 fall things to do this weekend plus some upcoming dates to save on your calendar:

1. Head out to Russell Farms to find pumpkins, corn mazes and lots of children’s activities, open for the pumpkin season 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Noblesville farm on 191st Street, with $10-$12 admission. Also, find farm exhibits, a petting zoo, pumpkin patch and a country store.

2. Trick-or-treat from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at Lions Creek Apartments Clubhouse in Noblesville.

3. Cicero Parks will benefit from a Haunted Trail from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. today and Saturday at Red Bridge Park in Cicero, with free admission but goodwill donations accepted. Kid-friendly hours are 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., with spooky hours after 7:30 p.m. Food vendors and games, plus special guest Royal Events, plus free spooky trolley stops pick up in Cicero. No cars (only golf carts) in Red Bridge park this year for kid safety.

4. Noblesville Main Street’s Fall Flannel Fest, a downtown Noblesville festival that started in 2019, returns today, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  with hayrides, pumpkin carvers, a costume contest (hosted by Studio Kate Portrait Design), fall crafts, vendors and more. Wear your favorite flannel downtown today and pick up a map from the Main Street tent to see which restaurants and stores have flannel discounts and specials (two dozen merchants participating).

5. The Headless Horseman rides nightly during the Conner Prairie Headless Horseman event, with the final two nights today and Saturday at the Fishers interactive history park. Headless Horseman offers haunted hayride, C.R. Ryan magician (Carmel High School grad), barrel train ride, 11-acre haunted corn maze, spooky shows, storytelling, Headless Horseman marionette show, science show, carnival ride, festival games, fortune telling, deejay and food, for $24 Fridays and Saturday, $19 Thursday and Sundays, members have free days. Also, the Conner Prairie Apple Store, which was closed in 2020, is open noon to 5 p.m. today through Sunday and 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. today and Saturday during the Headless Horseman.

6. Conner Prairie’s 11-acre Corn Maze — named one of the 10 best in the nation by USA Today — is open through Saturday and features 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 today and Saturday sunset until 10 p.m during Headless Horseman hours and included in admission. Visit https://www.connerprairie.org/

7. Kids bring your bags to fill with candy from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at the Trunk or Treat at First Christian Church in Noblesville.

8. Children can visit the Trick or Treat Trail filled with spooky and silly stations where kids collect treats, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Geist Christian Church, with a bonfire, take-home craft, popcorn and treats around the Promise Road Campus in Fishers.

9. The Belfry Theatre presents “Cheaper by the Dozen” family comedy play, directed by Carla Crandall, at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday  at Noblesville First United Methodist Church. It’s the theater’s first performance since 2020. Tickets are $14-$17 tickets, with season tickets and flex passes and donor-level tickets available at www.thebelfrytheatre.com/

10. Enjoy Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra, directed by Ryan T. Shelton, during Bardfest at 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at The Cat Theatre in Carmel, with $15 tickets at www.indybardfest.com/

11. Enjoy Fall Time daily at Gatewood Vegetable Farm & Greenhouses on East 206th Street in Noblesville with hand-dipped caramel apples, plain, peanut, Heath and Snickers, plus apples, apple cider, cider slushies, fudge, Amish baked goods, local honey, jams and jellies, pumpkins, gourds, mums, squash, straw, corn stalks and more.

12. Hop aboard the Wizard Express and brush up on your local wizarding news, learn some new spells and meet your favorite characters at 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday for a magical journey into the wizarding world with Dinner Express at 6 p.m. Friday.

13. Bring your old car or your love of old cars to Central Indiana Vintage Vehicles’ Saturday night Cruise-in on the Courthouse Square, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

14.  DeVeaus Trunk-or-Treat will be rescheduled for noon to 2 p.m. Saturday due to expected inclement weather tonight.  To enter a Tot 2021 Costume Contest, wear your costume to trunk-or-treat and stop by DeVeau’s Tent.

15. Children up to and including fourth grade and their families are invited to a Trunk or Treat from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cornerstone Lutheran Church in Fishers.

16. Noblesville First United Methodist Church announced on Thursday the cancellation of the church’s Fall Fest that was scheduled to be this Saturday afternoon at Teter Retreat & Farm in Noblesville. The event is canceled due to “so much rain at Teter Farm and a lot of flooding going on.”

17. Kids can Trunk or Treat from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Venture Christian Church on Hazel Dell Parkway just south of 146th Street in Carmel, plus enjoy a pumpkin patch, hayride, photo booth, popcorn and cider available.

18. Kids can join in the Trunk or Treat with treats, simple dinner and crafts from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church of Noblesville.

19. Kids are invited to an annual Trunk or Treat, with candy, games and prizes, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Elite Martial Arts on Logan Street in Noblesville.

20. Join the Halloween Party and costume contest 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Adrenaline Family Adventure Park on 121st Street in Fishers, with trick-or-treating, costume contest with 31 free days at Adrenaline as the prize, a live DJ, free glow bracelets and more.

21. If you dare, come along for the Nefarious Noblesville Ghost Walk at 7 p.m. Saturday in downtown Noblesville, with reservations at unseenpress.com

22. Calling all young superheroes, princesses, and pirates, for Noblesville First UMC Kids’ Spooktacular Costume Party at 9:45 a.m. Sunday in church.

23. Trunk-or-Treat with Noblesville American Legion Riders Post No. 45 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday (just prior to the city’s official trick-or-treat hours) at the American Legion parking lot, 1094 Conner St., Noblesville. Trunk-or-treat will be from the Legion Riders’ bikes.

24. Youth can enjoy Trunk-or-Treat during Westfield’s official hours, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Radiant Christian Life Church, at a family-centered event in the church parking lot, with fun and fellowship.

25. Trick-or-Treat in local communities on Sunday. Official hours are 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Noblesville, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Carmel and Westfield, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Arcadia, Atlanta, Cicero, Fishers and Sheridan.

Save the date No. 1: The Harlem Wizards return to Noblesville 7 p.m. 10 p.m. Nov. 4 at Noblesville High School, tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door, with courtside seating available.

Save the date No. 2: Shop at the Indy MADE Market at 9 a.m. Nov. 6 at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville.

Save the date No. 3: Noblesville High School presents “High School Musical” at 7 p.m. Nov. 18-20 at NHS. Tickets are $12 are on sale now at https://nhscpo.seatyourself.biz/ -Contact Betsy Reason at betsy@thetimes24-7.com.

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