FORT WAYNE, IN - For some it's harvest season, with freshly picked fruits and vegetables that are ripe and ready to be eaten. For others, it's all about corn mazes, pumpkin patches and the changing of the leaves. No matter what you like best about the fall, make sure to celebrate in Fort Wayne, Indiana!

Where Movies Come to Life - Surprise Cinema

Join Riverfront Fort Wayne for a one-of-a-kind immersive movie experience. This event will allow audiences the chance to experience a favorite movie first hand. With the purchase of your ticket, you will be informed when and where to arrive, and what your attire should be for the evening. Every piece of information you receive will be a clue as to what movie will be presented that evening! Join us for this innovative surprise event October 13.

Fall Kick Off Party - Johnny Appleseed Festival

A fall trip to Fort Wayne is not complete without enjoying our signature festival, Johnny Appleseed. From corn on the cob and chicken and dumplings, to reenactments, markets, and roving entertainment, Johnny Appleseed is a big kick off to fall and a celebration of John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed)! 

Find out why this festival is a Fort Wayne tradition for many!

Fall's New Soundtrack - Middle Waves

That's right, there is a new music festival coming to Fort Wayne on September 16 & 17. Middle Waves will take place in downtown Fort Wayne at the beautiful Headwaters Park. With 2 full days on 3 stages featuring acts ranging from indie, hip hop, and rock, Middle Waves is a party you won't want to miss. 

Harrowing Haunts - Fright Night

Enjoy a full day of fun frights and harrowing haunts in Downtown Fort Wayne at the annual Fright Night, featuring the parade of the undead - the "Zombie Walk." Plus, you can enjoy other fun frightening activities like lantern tours, the ghostly gala, and a concert by Here Come the Mummies!

Wild Zoo Halloween 

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is open for guests to enjoy through October 9! Come visit Fort Wayne during September and early October to catch a glimpse of the zoo animals enjoying the cooler temperatures.

Then, during the weekends of October (beginning October 14), visitors can enjoy the great Wild Zoo Halloween. This fun event includes trick or treating, a mini maze, and other fun fall fun activities.

The Perfect Leaf Peeping Opportunity

With temperatures cooling and leaves changing, the fall is the perfect time to get outdoors and explore Fort Wayne's changing riverfront by kayak, a trail walk or bike ride! Bring your own kayak or bike, or rent from Fort Wayne Outfitters, and get a new perspective of Fort Wayne with a special kayak tour and more.

All the Fall Fun

Pick your own pumpkin, conquer a 12-acre corn maze, and enjoy bushels of fun for the whole family! From our orchards and pumpkin patches to our fresh fall farmers' markets we are ready to help you pick a fall getaway that you'll savor. Think the Kuehnert Dairy Fall Festival, punkin' paths, apple orchards, Moose Lake Christian Craft Village Fall Festival, and more!

Fall is a great time to visit Fort Wayne, with many of the fall festivals and orchards opening, plus some of the great summer attractions are still open and available to enjoy.

What's your ideal Fort Wayne fall getaway? Contact us for more information so that we can help you share it with your readers!

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Visit Fort Wayne, the Fort Wayne/Allen County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to expand Fort Wayne's economy by attracting convention and leisure visitors. Each year, millions of dollars from visitor spending generate increased commerce, sustained jobs and enhancement of Fort Wayne's Image.