Fall Festivals in Richmond

Crisp air, shorter days, falling leaves….Autumn has officially arrived in Indiana! When it comes to opportunities for family fun, there’s no better season than fall. From hay-rides to haunted houses, there’s something for everyone! Don’t miss out on these awesome autumnal activities in and around Richmond, IN.

Richmond Farmer’s Market Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 23rd

This fall festival is a celebration of all things local! Enjoy  balloon animals, a petting zoo, wine & beer, cider slushies, and more! The Farmer’s Market has a large assortment of products from 100% certified local farmers & vendors including produce, meat, eggs, honey, baked goods, jams and jellies, candles, soaps, jewelry, fine art, crafts, and more. The Richmond Farmer’s Market Harvest Festival takes place on October 23rd at Jack Elstro Plaza from 8:00am-12:00pm.

Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest

Saturday, October 23rd

Even our furry friends love to celebrate the season!  Whether you’re aiming for creepy or cute, this event will be full of treats, photo opportunities, and fun! Enter to win one of three categories: Funniest, Most Creative, or Best Owner/Dog Pair. Entry is free and can be completed online ahead of the event or in person on Saturday, October 23rd. 

Trick or Treat In The Park

Saturday, October 30th

If candy and costumes are your favorite part of spooky season, we’ve got the event for you! From 5-7 pm on Saturday, October 30th at Glen Miller Park, local organizations will take over the park and hand out candy or crafts to trick or treaters as an alternative option for families looking for a safe place to celebrate. Masks and costumes are encouraged for all guests, so start putting together your show-stopping costume now!

Today’s Harvest Corn Maze 

Last Day: Sunday, October 31st

Is it really fall yet if you haven’t gotten lost in a corn maze? This quintessential autumn activity is fun for the whole family, and no one does corn mazes quite like Today’s Harvest in neighboring New Paris, OH. Their gigantic 25 acre corn maze includes over 8 miles of paths – a perfect place to spend an afternoon exploring! And if corn confusion isn’t your speed, there are tons of additional activities to enjoy, from giant chess games to an  obstacle course, and even a corn cannon. Don’t forget to finish off the perfect fall day with a hot, fresh apple cider donut!

Richmond 40 Bowl Halloween Cosmic Parties

Saturday, October 30th

No Autumn in Richmond, IN would be complete without celebrating Halloween at Richmond 40 Bowl! This year we’ve planned double the fun with TWO parties! Our family friendly event kicks off at 6:00 pm, with $35 lanes (covers 6 bowlers) and unlimited bowling, a laser-light show, and kid-friendly music! The party continues at 8:00 pm at our Late Night Fright event! Both events will feature a costume contest and a chance to spin our Prize Wheel to win FREE stuff! 

No matter what you have planned this fall, make sure to make time to hang out with the whole family at Richmond 40 Bowl!