September brings the arrival of Fall with cooler temperatures, the beginnings of beautiful color and fun things to do throughout Morgan County! Unfortunately, several of our annual fall festivals have been victims of the COVID-19 pandemic this year. Check the status of your favorite annual fall and holiday events on our Festival Status Update list before you make plans this season.
Savor the season as you enjoy a visit to one of the area's top fall attractions, dine outdoors, relax at Indiana's only winery, brewery and distillery in one location, or celebrate the changing seasons with a day at the park. Whatever you choose, don't forget to check the calendar for upcoming events. Here's what's coming up throughout the month of September:
Morgan County Farmers Market
This is your last month to enjoy a visit to the Morgan County Farmers Market for fresh, locally grown veggies, fruit, meat, eggs, fresh baked goods and a variety of handcrafted items. Stop by for Tuesday Market in Mooresville from 3-7 pm or Saturday Market in Martinsville from 9 am to 1 pm.
Live Trivia at Black Dog Brewing Company
Enjoy a fun night of Live Trivia at Mooresville's Black Dog Brewing Company. Trivia takes place every Wednesday evening and is completely hands-free. Sample the brewery's handcrafted brews while you're there (wine and cider are also on the drink menu).
Cruise-in on the Square
Come on down to the courthouse square in Martinsville for the weekly Cruise-in on the Square. This fun event draws a variety of old and new vehicles. Stroll around the inside of the square and chat with car owners, explore locally owned shops and enjoy dinner on the square. The Cruise-in takes place each Thursday evening beginning at 5 pm.
96th Annual Paragon Homecoming Festival
Kick off September with the 96th Annual Paragon Homecoming Festival on Labor Day Weekend. This year, the Homecoming is a bit smaller with a one-day format on Sept. 5 and several changes to ensure attendee health and safety amid the ongoing pandemic. There will still be live music, food vendors and fun activities to enjoy.
Drink at the Creek Concert: Country Rockin' Blues Fest
Head for Cedar Creek Winery, Brewery and Distillery this Labor Day Weekend for a fun, two-day event, the Country Rockin' Blues Fest! On Sept. 5 and 6, Cedar Creek will welcome two days of fantastic live music from several great bands including Jennie DeVoe and Henry Lee Summer on day one and China Grove and 7 Bridges on day two! The setting is beautiful, the music will be rockin' and the beverages are always tasty. All ages are welcome. Social distancing is observed.
Tapas Night at 21 North
On Monday, September 7, 21 North Eatery & Cellar presents a very special menu for Tapas Night. Come enjoy small plates of deliciousness in the Spanish tradition of tapas. Share with others at your table, or keep them all to yourself! (Don't forget dessert - the churros y chocolate are amazing.)
2nd Friday Open Studios Night
Don't miss the Art Sanctuary of Indiana's fun monthly Open Studios Night on Sept. 11. Mingle with nearly two dozen resident artists and learn more about their work and techniques. Enjoy the exhibition of the month upstairs and Open Mic Night downstairs! Studios are open from 6-9 pm.
Wines & Vines Container Garden Party
The very popular Wines & Vines Container Garden Party event returns to Greendell Landscape Solutions in Mooresville - open house style! That's right, this year, simply show up any time during event hours to create a beautiful seasonal container garden with help from their experts. Also new this year, you can bring your own container to refresh your spring plantings! Don't worry - there will still be wine from Mallow Run Winery on hand.
Drink at the Creek Concert: The Ultimate Aldean & Luke Bryan Tribute
Cedar Creek Winery, Brewery and Distillery will welcome The Ultimate Aldean and Luke Bryan Tribute to the stage on Sept. 12. Opening act will be Cody Ikerd and the Sidewinders. The setting is beautiful, the music will be rockin' and the beverages are always tasty. All ages are welcome. Social distancing is observed.
Back to Nature at Bradford Woods
Enjoy a rare opportunity to visit Bradford Woods! Register in advance for one of three Back to Nature sessions - Sept. 13, 26 or 27. Attendees are limited for each session and participants will enjoy self-guided activities including hiking, fishing, crafts and more!
Third Thursday Shop the Square
Join downtown merchants and restaurants in Martinsville for the monthly Third Thursday Shop the Square event! On Sept. 17, shops will be open late so you can shop the square and enjoy dinner at your choice of several downtown eateries. Enjoy a lovely evening as you shop local and support area small businesses!
Bark in the Park Dog Walk
Bring your furry friend to the Bark in the Park Dog Walk at Martinsville's Jimmy Nash City Park on Sept. 19. Cost is $15 per dog or $50 per person. All proceeds will benefit improvements to the dog park and a new agility course.
Free Comic Book Day at Krypton Comics
Typically observed in May, Krypton Comics in Martinsville is celebrating a delayed Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, Sept. 19. Chat with guest comic book artists on site about their work, and of course take home a free comic book!
Hunter's Honey Farm Fall Harvest Celebration
Once the honey harvest is complete, Hunter's Honey Farm invites the public in to help them celebrate with their annual Fall Harvest Celebration on Sept. 19. The event always features honey-themed concessions, free tours of the honey barn, pony rides, vendor booths, kids activities and more. Please call to verify, closer to event date.
Drink at the Creek Concert: Purple Veins & Soul Street
Sept. 19 will welcome another great Drink at the Creek concert experience to Cedar Creek Winery, Brewery and Distillery. Featured performers will be Prince tribute band Purple Veins and Soul Street! The setting is beautiful, the music will be rockin' and the beverages are always tasty. All ages are welcome. Social distancing is observed.
Mooresville Summer Concert: Cruise Control
Enjoy the sounds of Cruise Control at the final Mooresville Summer Concert of the season. Music begins at 6 pm at Pioneer Park on Saturday, Sept. 26. Bring your own seating and a mask for standing in concession lines. Attendees are asked to practice social distancing at this event.
Old Town Waverly Park Festival
Morgan County Parks and Recreation once again presents the two day Old Town Waverly Park Festival on Sept. 26-27. This event features live music performances, historic reenactors, a variety of craft vendors, kids activities and live blacksmith and tinsmith demonstrations! New this year is a car show on Sunday beginning at 10:30 am.
Virtual Event: Sapphires
Join jewelry Pam Hurst of Pam Hurst Designs and The Sterling Butterfly for a look at Sapphires. This fun virtual shopping event will show you works by Pam Hurst as you learn about the use of the sapphire gemstone in jewelry. The event takes place live on Facebook on Sept. 27.
YMCA Fun Run: Pioneer Park
Join the Barbara B Jordan YMCA for another free family fun run/walk event, this time at Pioneer Park in Mooresville. Here's your chance to explore the beautiful park with a relaxed, no-pressure (and no cost) 5K fun run! Starts at 6 pm on Sept. 30.