Midwest Events

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Event Announcements from Midwest (and neighboring states) visitor offices:

Nappanee, IN
September 19-22
Nappanee Apple Festival

44th Annual Apple Festival kicks off with Indiana’s largest apple pie More info

Kenosha, WI
September 20
Stargazing at Griffin Observatory

See the universe from a historic setting, using modern technology! The free event featuring Carthage College’s 11-inch telescope continues each Friday evening through October at Kemper Center. More info

Brownsburg, IN
September 20-21
St. Malachy Country Fair & Hog Roast

St. Malachy brings back the 45th Annual Country Fair and Hog Roast in a big way! Help us kick-off our 151st anniversary as a church at this fantastic event filled with food, games, rides, and entertainment. Trust us, you won’t want to miss out! More info

Creston, IA
September 20-22
Creston/Southwest Iowa Hot Air Balloon Days

More than 40 balloons participate in races throughout the weekend. The event also includes a parade, marching band contest, arts and crafts fair, food booths and balloon night glow. More info

Brownsburg, IN
September 20-22
18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals

18th Annual NMCA World Street Finals featuring the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series, heads-up drag racing showcasing the wildest nitrous-gulping, turbocharged, and supercharged door-slammers and wild outlaw radial style racing. Also, the region’s best Stock and Super Stock racecars return to Lucas Oil Raceway to see who will be crowned the muscle car champion.  More info

Kenosha, WI
September 20-22
Frozen Jr, The Musical

This is a production by Lakeside Players, the non-profit community theatre group that formed in 1973. The family show takes place at the historic Rhode Center for the Arts in Downtown Kenosha. More info

Kenosha, WI
September 20-22
Petrifying Springs Biergarten Oktoberfest

Enjoy live music, authentic German food and beer, a vendor area, Bavarian beer games, and family activities like bounce houses. Also Sept 21 and 22, there’s an Oktoberfest celebration at Union Park Tavern More info

Plainfield, IN
September 21
Quaker Day Festival

Craft and Community Festival on the lawn under the trees at Plainfield Friends Church. Parade at 10:00 am. Lunch served in the church basement beginning at 10:30 am. Car Show from noon to 4 pm. More info

Kenosha, WI
September 21
Fall Fun Fest

Pringle Nature Center is the location for the Fall Fun Fest and International Migratory Bird Day Celebration. Activities include hayrides, monarch butterfly tag and release, birds of prey, children’s theater, crafts, music, and more. Admission is free; some activities have a fee. More info

Kays, KS
September 21
4 Vintage Base Ball Games

The Post NIne, (Fort Hays), Colorado, Emporia, & Old Cowtown, (Wichita) will all be at Historic Fort Hays to play ball with the old-time rules. Bring a chair & come on out for a FUN day of watching ball, the way it used to be played! More info

Kenosha, WI
September 21, 28; October 5, 12
Kenosha Harbor Market

This is an open-air, European-style, mixed market. Vendors offer fresh produce, meat, fish, cheese, pastries, prepared foods, arts and crafts, and more. There are also three areas of live music. Admission is free. More info

Hays, KS
September 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26
Downtown Hays Market

Every Saturday through October, 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Downtown Pavilion, 10th & Main More info

West Lafayette, Indiana
September 21
Global Fest

Celebration of ethnic diversity with food, music, crafts and traditions. More info

Great Bend, KS
September 21
KWEC’s Butterfly Festival

The annual Butterfly Festival is back Saturday, September 21, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Take part in monarch tagging, an insect zoo, make milkweed seed bombs, butterfly photo boards, crafts, door prizes and more. More info

West Lafayette, Indiana
September 22
Art on the Wabash

Outdoor juried art fair featuring artists from 15 area counties. More info

State Wide – Indiana
September 28
Public Lands Day – Free entry to DNR propertiesh

Admission to Indiana’s State Parks, State Forests, State Recreation Areas and Fish & Wildlife Areas (FWAs) where entrance fees are charged will be free on Sept. 28 in recognition of National Public Lands Day. Hardy Lake’s free entry will be on Sept. 29. See Calendar of Events for September 28

October Events

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