Here's what we know so far about upcoming fall festivals and holiday events in Morgan County. We are working to identify which festivals and events we can still expect to take place in the coming months. Some are choosing to cancel due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated changes in state and federal recommendations for social events. Others are adapting their events to fit new recommendations as they can. Not all organizers have announced official decisions about 2020 events yet, so please be patient. We will continue to update as we get additional information from festival organizers. Below, we'll list annual festivals and events that take place Morgan County and what their status is for 2020.

Please note that even if events are scheduled to proceed, attendees are asked to follow all State of Indiana recommendations on social distancing and safety practices such as frequent hand washing. As of July 27, the State of Indiana requires the use of face coverings, for those age eight and older, when in public indoor spaces, on public transit, outside when social distancing is not possible, and in schools. Event organizers are required to work with the Morgan County Health Department to ensure that they are taking all necessary precautions to ensure safe events. Those who have been recently exposed to the COVID-19 virus or who are considered high risk are encouraged to stay home and avoid crowded situations.

This list is intended for quick referencing of the current status of annual events. Please click on each individual event for specific event details on our calendar of events


Status of Event for 2020

Morgan County Farmers Market

Open as usual; attendees are asked to practice appropriate social distancing. Outdoor markets are held twice weekly through the end of September. Stay tuned for information on Winter Market closer to October. 
Winter Market - Morgan County Fairgrounds 4-H Building
Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Nov. 21 & Dec. 5, , 9 am to 12:30 pm

Courthouse Square Cruise In

This weekly event has resumed and will continue each Thursday into November, as weather allows. All vehicles are welcome to gather on the square from 5 pm to 8 pm. 

Downtown Merchants Third Thursdays

On the third Thursday of each month, downtown merchants in Martinsville host a themed event encouraging shoppers to explore the options available in the historic downtown district. Watch for event themes to be announced each month. 
Nov.19 - Theme: Shop Small for the Holidays
Dec. 17 - Theme: Guy's Night Out

The Haunting
of Waverly

The annual Halloween event at Old Town Waverly Park is still expected to take place, with appropriate changes for safety. This year's event is scheduled for October 23. 

Jimmy Nash Pumpkin Patch

Jimmy Nash City Park will host a Pumpkin Patch event on October 23 from 5 to 7 pm. 

3rd Annual Sammy Terry LIVE event

The 3rd Annual Sammy Terry Live stage show is currently still on schedule to be held at The Art Sanctuary of Indiana on October 25. Proceeds benefit the Red Barn Food Pantry for the upcoming holiday season.

Halloween Hike

The Mooresville Parks and Recreation Department has replaced their traditional Halloween Hike with a Trick or Treat Trail. Participants must register in advance to participate. 

St. Martin's Holiday Bazaar & Cookie Sale

This holiday bazaar and cookie sale is typically held in early November, but has been canceled for 2020. Watch for it to return in 2021.

Artie Fest Holiday
Craft Fair

Artie Fest will move their annual Holiday Craft Fair online for 2020. Watch for additional details about how the virtual craft fair will work on the Artie Fest Facebook page. Dates for the virtual event will be November 13 and 14.

Holiday Open Houses

Many area merchants will host Holiday Open House events in the coming weeks, beginning in early November. Get all the details on these events at individual shops and boutiques on our Holiday Open House blog post. 

Small Business  Saturday Vendor Marketplace

Held at the Art Sanctuary of Indiana on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, this annual vendor event has been canceled for 2020. Watch for it to return next year. (We still strongly encourage you to shop small this holiday season and many area brick and mortar businesses will still have Small Business Saturday promotions.)

Victorian Christmas Celebration

Mooresville's annual Victorian Christmas Celebration has been canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch for it to return on the first Saturday in December, 2021.

Bobby Helms Christmas Extravaganza &
Tree Lighting

The organizers of this new event are currently working with the Morgan County Health Department to create a safety plan. It will take place on Sunday, Dec. 6 in downtown Martinsville and include live music, carriage rides, a trackless train and more. Watch for an update soon.  

Santa in
the Park

Old Town Waverly Park's annual Santa in the Park event is still currently planned for Saturday, December 12

Martinsville Cookie Stroll

Rediscover Martinsville is currently working with the Morgan County Health Department to see if it is feasible to hold the Martinsville Cookie Stroll this year. This year's event date will be Saturday, December 12. Watch for an update soon!
Morgan County Farmers Market Holiday Market The Morgan County Farmers Market Association presents their annual Holiday Market on Saturday, December 12 in conjunction with the Martinsville Cookie Stroll. This year's Holiday Market will be held at the Art Sanctuary of Indiana. Masks will be required inside the building.