Fall Festivals and Events

There is so much to do in Fort Wayne - anytime of year! We have a celebration planned for every weekend of the summer - and all throughout the year!

Below is a list of our fall family fun and festivals. 

For a full list of festivals, exhibits and special events, click here.

Chainsaw Carving Festival

Moose Lake Christian Craft Village
September 2, 2017
11330 E 500 South
LaOtto, IN 46763
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Come enjoy life at the Village on this long weekend and watch our local master chainsaw craftsmen create amazing sculptures from simple logs. Enjoy the variety of live music as well as Soarin' Hawk's Birds of Prey demonstration, including Jefferson their bald eagle, on the village stage. Johnny Appleseed will be making his last appearance for the year.

Grabill Country Fair

Grabill Country Fair

September 7 - 9


Enjoy Grabill's country-style fair that highlights the area's Amish heritage with food, crafts, kids events, and much more!

Brewed IN the Fort

Brewed IN the Fort

September 9


This festival is dedicated to promoting and celebrating locally crafted products from Indiana beers and ciders, to Fort Wayne food and entertainment.

West Central Home & Garden Tour and Arts Fest

September 10-11, 2017
West Central Neighborhood
11 AM to 5 PM

The West Central Home and Garden Tour & ArtsFest on September 9th and 10th offers two days of activities throughout the historic West Central Neighborhood. Historical and architecturally significant homes can be toured from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The ArtsFest includes performers and musicians, food vendors, and arts and craft vendors. Art vendor booths are open the hours of the home tours. Music ends at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. Located in the historic West Central neighborhood just west of downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana

The Flaming Lips play Middle Waves in 2016

Middle Waves

September 15 - 16


After the success of the inaugural year, Middle Waves returns to Rock Fort Wayne, and the Midwest! The premier music festival for the region will feature local, regional, and national acts and headliners.

Medicine Show at Johnny Appleseed

Johnny Appleseed Festival

September 16 - 17


Experience the voted #1 Festival that celebrates the life and times of John Chapman, also known as Johnny Appleseed.  Food, demonstrations, crafts, antiques, roving entertainment, children's area, military reenactment, farmer's market and more! The Johnny Appleseed festival is fun for the whole family.

Kuehnert Dairy Farm & Fall Festival

September 16 – October 22, 2017
6532 Cook Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Established in the 1890s, Kuehnert Dairy Farm is a 6th generation family farm. Today the fourth and fifth generations work here daily, and the sixth generation plays here every day!

Salomon Farm Fall Harvest Festival

September 22 – 23, 2017
817 W. Dupont Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Experience this two day celebration of the history and culture of the American Farm. It's fun for all ages and the event is free so bring the whole class or your family and spend a day at the farm.

Fort4Fitness Fall Festival

September 29 – 30, 2017
Parkview Field

Several events make up the Fall Festival, each of which offers an opportunity for participants to enhance their lifestyle through healthy activities or information.

Chili Fest

October 7, 2017
Headwaters Park

Chilifest is a celebration of the art of making chili! This is a day of fun for both the participants as well as the attendees there to taste the chili. It gives everyone the opportunity to taste a wide variety of chili and then vote for their favorite.

Foodstock 2017

October 14, 2017
Headwaters Park

Featuring over 20 food trucks, along with beer and live music.

Wild Zoo Halloween

October 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 2017
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Trick or treat for candy, navigate a mini maze, pick a pumpkin in our Pumpkin Patch, and see zoo animals!

Dia Fort Wayne

October 21, 2017
Fort Wayne Museum of Art

The Day of the Dead, an ancient religious celebration that originally honored children and ancestors, has evolved from a blend of Meso-American and Christian cultures, and those traditions come to life with this celebratory exhibition at FWMoA featuring memorials created by artists, families, and community groups from throughout the region.

Fright Night

October 21, 2017
Downtown Fort Wayne

Head downtown for a spooktacular night of fright and fun at Downtown Fort Wayne's annual Halloween event! Downtown Fort Wayne's annual Halloween spectacular features the Zombie Walk and a fun day of low and no cost activities at many great locations.

Moose Lake Fall Festival and Pumpkin Carving Day

October 21, 2017
11330 E 500 South
LaOtto, IN 46763
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Take in the Fall seasons beautiful colors and enjoy the aroma of burning logs and the special environment offered at the village at this time of year. Once again, this year the champion giant pumpkin and gourd will be available for pictures as well as other fall decorations.

Veteran's Day Parade & Ceremony

November 11, 2017
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Starting at 11 AM


For a full list of the performing arts, award-winning festivals, and cultural experiences going on during your visit, search our Calendar of Events. You can even sort by date, interest and location!


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