Reasons to Stay in Southern Indiana – October Edition

            BOO! Don’t worry – it’s just your friendly, neighborhood MYSOIN staff! We’re here, yet again, to help you make the most of the month of October. From all of the fun and the festivals to all of the brews and the ghouls, October in Southern Indiana is just not something that you want to miss out on!

          Kick off the month with a movie in Gateway Park in Clarksville on October 6th. The movie being featured this time around is SING, which begins at dark and is open to families with kids of all ages. Pack a cooler with some refreshments, then bring your lawn chairs or blankets with you! Smoking, alcohol and pets are not permitted in the park, so please keep them at home.

          It’s back! Oktoberfest has made its way back to Jeffersonville! On October 6th, make your way through the streets of Downtown Jeffersonville and enjoy various, delicious beers while spending time with your favorite downtown merchants! Oktoberfest will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., remember this is a 21 and older event. To purchase your tickets, visit!

            It’s that time of year, again… Harvest Homecoming time in Southern Indiana! The 50th anniversary festival kicks off with the annual parade on October 7th, which will go through Downtown New Albany from noon to 2:00 p.m. If you can’t make it to the parade, don’t worry – you have four days to enjoy all the festivities! Harvest Homecoming Booth Days will open on October 12th and will last until October 15th. You don’t want to miss a chance to get some delicious food and other fall treats during Booth Days! For more information on the Harvest Homecoming Festival, visit!

            Bacon makes everything better, isn’t that what they say? The Southern Indiana Bacon and Blues Festival is coming to Best Vineyards and Winery in Elizabeth on October 7th. Persons attending who are under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There is a $5.00 entry fee for each person. Since this festival is held at a winery, by law, no alcohol is to be brought onto the property – they will have it there to be purchased.

            If you haven’t had a chance to attend Madison’s Soup, Stew, Chili and Brew, now’s your chance! This festival takes place right in the heart of Downtown Madison on October 14th. It not only serves as a wonderful chance to spend time with friends and family, but it’s also a fundraiser for many of the non-profits in the Madison area. Enjoy the chilly fall weather with some soup, stew or chili and top it off with a beer!

            On October 14th, you can also enjoy a fall festival in the town of Laconia. Celebrate Laconia festivities will begin at 9:00 a.m. in front of the post office and will be go until 5:00 p.m. While you’re in Laconia, head on over to South Harrison Park for the Vintage Camper Open House from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. You will have a chance to walk through vintage campers at no cost to you and even chat with the owners of the to ask any questions you may have.

            Phew – There’s so many festivals in October, we can hardly keep up with them all. Clarksville’s largest annual festival, ClarkFEST is back again on October 21st. ClarkFEST will be held in Gateway Park in Clarksville and will feature a parade, a car show, games, food booths and much more. This is a family-friendly event and the festivities will last from 10:00 a.m until 3:00 p.m. If you would like more information on how to participate in the car show or parade, visit

            Bethlehem, Indiana will also be holding their annual festival, Autumn on the River, on October 21. This year is the 25th year for Autumn on the River! Head on out and enjoy shopping, listening to live music, tasting delicious food and then some! There will also be auctions to participate in! The event will go on from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

            Another great festival you don’t want to miss is the Corydon Extravaganza! This is a two-day vintage, junk and artisan festival! On October 28th and October 29th, enjoy taking the time to celebrate all things rusty, dusty, timeless and awesome! You never know what you might find at the Corydon Extravaganza, so come on out, admission is $3.00 per person and the gates will open at 10:00 a.m. However, if you are an early bird, you can pay $5.00 to get in the gates at 8:00 a.m.

            Halloween is right around the corner and will be here before we know it! If you looking for some family friendly events that are fun for all ages, mark your calendar for these dates!

          On Saturday, October 28, Trunk or Treat will be held at the New Albany Amphitheater from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. This is a free event and is open to kids of all ages. Then on Monday, October 30th, ghouls, goblins and ghosts are taking over Downtown Jeffersonville! Come out and celebrate Halloween in Big Four Station. Be sure to check out to see more upcoming Halloween events going on throughout Southern Indiana.

          Get out there and enjoy the chilly fall air and soak up the warm hospitality of Southern Indiana! And remember, think local Southern Indiana – Think MYSOIN!

          For easier access to all of the fall events coming your way, download our free mobile app! With it, you can have Southern Indiana at your fingertips!

          Have fun this October and don’t get too spooked! 

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02 Oct 2017

By Courtney Miller