Fall Festivals AND EVENTS

Events for the Whole Family This Fall at Conner Prairie

Looking for kid-friendly fall activities or ways to enjoy the autumn sunshine? From farm machines and Prairie nights, to corn mazes and spooky traditions – there's something for everyone this fall at Conner Prairie.

Safety, Our Top Priority

Effective September 7, 2021, in accordance with the CDC recommendations, all guests will be required to wear masks while in the Welcome Center and Historic buildings regardless of vaccination status. Guests will be highly encouraged to wear masks while outdoors if a 6-foot social distance is unable to be maintained. Check here for a full list of our safety precautions.

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Headless Horseman Festival

October 7th-30th, every Thursday-Sunday

Headless Horseman Festival

The Headless Horseman rides again at Conner Prairie’s annual Halloween festival. Join us for an evening of ghoulish delights that the whole family can enjoy. Activities include the Headless Horseman marionette show, our scary corn maze, spooky storytelling, Halloween games, the haunted hayride, and more!

Tickets available now!

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Corn Maze

 September 25- October 31, 2021

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The 22,160-foot maze features three unique adventure paths to appeal to guests of all ages:

Members: $4 Non-members: $5 Youth under 2: Free

  • Puzzle Maze: Test your wits in our family-friendly puzzle maze. This maze may take up to an hour or more to complete. The Puzzle maze is closed during nighttime Headless Horseman events.
  • Kids' Maze: Bring the little ones along on our shorter kids' maze. This maze may take up to 30 minutes to complete.
  • Haunted Maze: Brave the spooky Haunted Maze after dark – inspired by  ghost stories and legends of the region.

Be sure to ride the 1859 Balloon Voyage for a birdseye view.

Sponsored by:

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Jupiter Flights Balloon Festival

 September 9 - 11, 2022

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Come celebrate innovation and experience the colorful summer glow of balloons taking flight.

Members: $11 Non-members: $22 

Check out all of the activities across three days of hot air balloon fun!

Upcoming Programs & Events

Homeschool Days


Mark your calendars for our 2022 dates
Tuesday, August 23: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, September 14: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

On this day, any homeschool family can visit Conner Prairie for our current school group rates without the usual requirement of having a group of 15 students or more.

Deaf Heritage Day 2021

Deaf Heritage Day

October 2

Our history is a product of diverse people and cultures. This program will provide guests from the Hearing and the Deaf communities an opportunity to learn about Deaf culture, American Sign language, and the history of the Indiana School for the Deaf.

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