Fort Wayne, Indiana has the makings of endless itineraries for great fall weekend getaways. This is just one exciting way you can spend 36 hours in the Fort. For more ideas, check out the Apple Trail, fall festivities, or the best places to take in the fall foliage.

Fort Wayne, Indiana Fall Weekend Itinerary


4 pm: Shopping

Whether you want to hit the mall, outlets, specialty shops or go antiquing, Fort Wayne has it all. Start to unwind from the work week with a little shopping in Fort Wayne. Click here for the top shopping destinations in Fort Wayne.

🔥 Fettuccine Carbonara - Nduja. Egg Yolk. Goat Cheese. Warm Ricotta. It’s Savory with a bit of a spice kick from the Nduja that we get thanks to Turchetti's Salumeria | See you at 5!

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8 pm: Copper Spoon

Enjoy an upscale, locally sourced menu of food and cocktails at the Copper Spoon (formerly Wine Down). The recipient of many awards from “Best Fine Dining Restaurant” to “Best place in the city for a cocktail” and more, The Copper Spoon is recognized for their dining experience and culinary craftsmanship. Its the perfect place to enjoy great food, drinks, and conversation with friends.

10:30 pm: Live, Local Music

Still up for more excitement on Friday night? Check out Fort Wayne’s #1 Local Music Venue, The Brass Rail. Check the website for details on upcoming shows. Open every night from 3 pm to 3 am.



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8 am: Hit the Trails

Enjoy a crisp fall morning and explore some of the areas bike trails. Grab your bike, or rent one from the bike share and check out one of the trail itineraries that grabs your interest.

11 am: Brunch at Pembroke Bakery and Cafe

Try something new at Pembroke Bakery and Cafe. With a full vegan brunch being served all day Saturday, you can refuel after your bike ride with plant-based energy. Pembroke is known for artisan breads, cakes, cupcakes and sandwiches with gluten-free options and whole ingredients.

Two EE's Winery Patio - Northeast Indiana Wineries

1 pm: Winery and Brewery Tour

Take in the changing fall foliage as you tour local wineries and breweries surrounding Fort Wayne. Most wineries and breweries feature fall flavors like the English Style Hopped Cider at Two EEs Winery or Satek Winery’s Autumn Classic.

5 pm: Dinner at Tolon

Enjoy a taste of the Midwest at this trendy, farm-to-fork restaurant in downtown Fort Wayne. Featuring a menu crafted from local, in-season agriculture, Tolon is a true gem in Fort Wayne’s dining scene.

7 pm: Catch a Show

Most Saturday’s this fall you can catch a show at the Embassy Theatre.  You can enjoy anything from Fright Night to Fort Wayne’s Philharmonic. If there’s not a show at the Embassy Theatre that peaks your interest, check out the Fort Wayne Comedy Club for great entertainment and laughs.


9 am: Breakfast at Cosmos

Cosmos has been dominating the Fort Wayne breakfast scene since 1995. With a variety of breakfast options, you can enjoy almost anything from pancakes to crepes, to omelets and more. Cosmos is dedicated to using as many fresh, local ingredients as possible and has standing relationships with area farmers to bring Indiana agriculture to the breakfast table.

12-4 pm: Kuehnert Dairy Fall Festival or Wild Zoo Halloween

Get a taste of Indiana Agriculture at Kuehnert Dairy Fall Festival. Spend a sunny Sunday afternoon learning how a dairy operates, petting newborn calves, making your way through a Lego-themed corn maze, painting pumpkins and more. Roast your own hot dog and smores’ over a bonfire, grab a famous MOUSETRAP grilled cheese sandwich, or take a tour of the farm. There are seemingly endless activities for people of all ages at Kuehnert Dairy Fall Festival. Festival runs September to October 21.


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Don your favorite costume and enjoy your favorite zoo animals at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo Wild Zoo Halloween celebration. During the month of October, the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo transforms into a "merry-not-scary" wonderland full of fun displays, interactive activities, treat trails, and more!

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