Labor Day weekend is upon us, and with it the symbolic end of summer. That means we're about to start seeing slightly cooler mornings and evenings, perfect for farmer markets and festivals, but still-warm afternoons for outdoor exploration and adventure! Now's the time to think about the harvest season and all the fun festivals and other activities that accompany it. We simply couldn't contain our list to only 10 events this month - there's just too much going on in the coming month. Be sure to visit our event calendar for even more fun September things to do!
93rd Annual Paragon Homecoming Festival
The town of Paragon might be small, but they know how to throw a great party! Join them on Labor Day Weekend for this annual four-day festival. Enjoy great food, carnival rides, vendor booths and lots of live music. Don't miss the new Labor Day Obstacle Course Challenge on Monday!
Flag Town 5K & 10K
Mooresville is the proud birthplace of the Indiana state flag. The annual Flag Town 5K & 10K run and walk is an opportunity to get outdoors and get active in a beautiful setting at Pioneer Park. The race is fun for all ages and skill levels.
This year's Monrovia Festival takes place September 8-10. The small town streets will be alive with vendor booths, live entertainment, great food, a petting zoo, carriage rides and more!
Second Friday Open Studios Night
September's Second Friday event at the Art Sanctuary of Indiana on September 8 will include both an Open Mic Night downstairs and Swing Dance lessons and open dance time upstairs! Of course, you can also browse through artist studios and talk with with them about their work as well.
No Cover Songwriter Showcase
This monthly local and regional musician showcase takes place each month on the second Thursday - this month that's September 14. Enjoy a fabulous meal, or just drinks, at Zydeco's Cajun as you soak up the fun atmosphere and great music.
David Osborne Trio
Part of the Morgan County Community Concert Series, the David Osborne Trio will perform at the Martinsville High School Auditorium on September 16. The program will include many timeless favorites such as America the Beautiful, Wind Beneath My Wings, Amazing Grace, Music of the Night and Somewhere Over the Rainbow.
Colonel Vawter Day
Morgantown's signature fall festival, Colonel Vawter Day is always a fabulous way to the spend the day - this year's festival takes place on September 16, featuring live music, vendor booths, great local food, a classic car show and loads of fun for the whole family. Don't miss this year's new addition - Kathy's Pie Eating Contest!
Eat to the Beat
A fundraiser for the Barbara B Jordan YMCA, this fun event at the Morgan County Fairgrounds will take place on September 16, featuring food trucks and live entertainment. Henry Lee Summer and the Kornfield Mafia will provide live music to accompany your evening meal.
Eminence Harvest Festival
Enjoy a vintage car and tractor show, kid's activities, live entertainment, vendor booths and more! Come early on Saturday, September 16 to kick things off with the pancake breakfast. The parade through town will begin at 1 pm.
Fall Harvest Celebration
Hunter's Honey Farm invites you to come out and help them celebrate this year's honey harvest! After the harvest is done, they'll begin to process and bottle this year's honey. Come for a free tour of the Honey Barn, enjoy lunch at the Honey Cafe, there will be pony rides for the kids and even helicopter rides, weather permitting!
Paws in the Park
Bring the kids - with two legs or four - for this fun event at Pioneer Park in Mooresville. On September 23, all are welcome at this dog walk and family festival. The day of fun includes live music, food and entertainment.
Link Observatory Program
Join the scientists from Link Observatory Space Science Center at the Morgan County Public Library on the evening of September 23 for a fun multi-media presentation. After the presentation, visitors can ride the shuttle to the observatory for viewing of the night sky through the large telescope, weather permitting.
Old Town Waverly Celebration
Dedicated last year, Old Town Waverly Park is fast becoming a regional favorite. This year's celebration at the park on September 23-24 will feature historical reenactors, four guided walks along the river, live entertainment, vendor booths and so much more. Learn about the village of Waverly, the White River and future plans for the park.
Wines and Vines Fall Edition
Join the friendly folks at Greendell Landscape Solutions for a fun fall version of their Wines and Vines container gardening party! On September 23, you can enjoy wine from Mallow Run Winery, tasty snacks and everything you need to create a beautiful seasonal container garden -
St. Thomas More Applefest & Hog Roast
Join the St. Thomas More Parish for their annual festival. Located in Mooresville, this fun event on September 29 and 30. The event features fun kids activities, great food, live music and more. Saturday kicks off with a tasty pancake breakfast! Of course there's lots of apple goodies as well.
Chili Cookoff & Chalk Art Contest
Join the Martinsville Chamber of Commerce for their annual Chili Cookoff on the downtown Courthouse Square on September 30. Not a cook? Not to worry - you can participate by tasting, or try your hand at the Chalk Art Contest if you're feeling creative! Chalk Art Contest will have four age divisions.
On September 30, there will be a Crafter's Market at Hoosier Harvest Church on Leonard Road in Martinsville. Come get a jump on your holiday shopping, or pick up some handmade fall decor!
Apple Festival & Craft Fair
This annual two-day event features more than 50 craft booths as well as all the fun of a day at Anderson Orchard. Come out and browse the work of local and regional artisans, pick some apples or raspberries and perhaps a pumpkin, too! The event runs from 9 am to 5 pm on September 30 and October 1. Concessions will be available on site.