Events

In the Indiana Uplands, we are a region on the rise. Communities, businesses, educational institutions, and organizations work hand in hand to develop our region into a peak destination. Join us at these special events as we catalyze our strengths to create new opportunities that lift the quality of life for all Uplanders.

Sep 18-25: Mitchell Persimmon Festival

Mitchell, IN
This fall festival celebrating Lawrence County’s locally-grown fruit has been held in Mitchell for more than 70 years. Enjoy carnival rides, a parade, live entertainment, and don’t miss the persimmon pudding! Learn more »

Sep 18-Oct 31: Weekends at Lark Ranch

Loogootee, IN
Corn maze, pumpkin patch, train rides, farm animals, slide mountain, carousel, zip line, and much, much more! Lark Ranch has it all for a perfect afternoon of fall family fun. Learn more »

Sep 23-26: Lotus World Music and Arts Festival

Bloomington, IN
Celebrate cultures from around the world at one of the oldest world music festivals in the U.S. Over the last 25 years, Lotus has hosted nearly 575 performing artists or ensembles from 120+ different countries or culturally distinct regions. Learn more »

Sep 25, Oct 2, 8, 9, & 24 Season Events at Salem Speedway

Salem, IN
Visit one of the most storied racetracks in America. Racing legends like Al Unser, Mario Andretti, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, and many others have driven the track’s imposing 33-degree banks. Learn more »

Oct 16: Spencer Pride Festival

Spencer, IN
The Spencer Pride Festival is a place where all are welcome. You will not just be tolerated for your differences – you will be celebrated for them. Enjoy live entertainment, food, and special programs at the largest rural LGBTQ+ gathering in Indiana. Learn more »