October 2023

Fall Things to Do

Whether you like to spend your October days indoors or outdoors, SoIN has lots of opportunities for fall fun. Grab your hiking gear and visit a state park, Clark State Forest, or spend the afternoon with Scottish Highland cattle at Dylan Farms in Charlestown. If you prefer indoor entertainment, check out shows like “Accomplice” and “Elephant & Piggie's 'We Are in a Play'" at Derby Dinner Playhouse. Grab some friends and head to one of SoIN’s distilleries or explore the craft beer scene. 

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Fall in SoIN

Scenic SoIN Passport

Get rewarded for exploring SoIN with the Scenic SoIN Passport. This new digital passport features 14 idyllic Southern Indiana locations for passholders to explore, most of which are free to enter!

Check out places like New Albany’s Mansion Row, Ashland Park in Clarksville, or the Mount Saint Francis Sanctuary. Check in at 10 locations to win a custom print by Graphic Designer, Illustrator and SoIN native Matthew Clinard. Each check-in earns entries toward the grand prize grand prize drawing, which includes an overnight stay at Stone Creek Cabin, exploring SoIN at The Woods ATV Adventures, a clay shooting experience at The Sporting Club at the Farm and a gift card to the newly opened Bicycle Station.

Sign up for your free digital passport today!

Scenic SoIN Passport
Featured Blogs

How to Have a Spooky Time in SoIN

Get your spooky on in SoIN! Check out our blog for the best thrills, chills and trunk or treats SoIN has to offer this October.

Spooky Time in SoIN

Harvest Homecoming Guide

Harvest Homecoming is back for 2023 and is taking over downtown New Albany as the festival celebrates its 55th year. Check out our blog to learn more about this year’s activity line up!

Harvest Homecoming Guide

Find Pumpkin Everything in SoIN

Get your pumpkin fix in SoIN! From sweet treats to home décor, pumpkin is everywhere in SoIN. Check out our blog to learn about all things pumpkin in SoIN. 

Pumpkin Everything in SoIN

Renaissance Faire Insider's Guide

Hear ye, hear ye! The Southern Indiana Renaissance Faire returns to Birdsell Castle for two weekends of nonstop entertainment, a vendor market, food and much more this October! Check out our blog for more information. 

Renaissance Faire Guide
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The Still Family & Charles Nalle at the Carnegie

Louisville artist Mark Priest has spent years researching the Underground Railroad and uses drawings, paintings, and other mediums to uncover and retell the powerful and poignant narratives surrounding slavery, especially the stories of freedom seekers. See Priest’s exhibit, “The Underground Railroad: The Still Family & Charles Nalle” on display at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany now through November 11.

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Still Family & Charles Nelle Blog

Steamboat Nights, Jeffersonville’s glow up festival, takes over Big Four Station Park from 7 – 11 p.m. on October 6 & 7. Enjoy the Family Fun Zone, rides, Balloon Glimmer, Silent Disco, live music, tasty eats and more!

Steamboat Nights

Catch a showing of “Accomplice,” a clever and comedic who-dunnit, or the children’s musical “Elephant & Piggie’s ‘We Are in a Play!’” at Derby Dinner Playhouse. The ticket price includes meal, show, tax and parking.

Derby Dinner Playhouse

Attend Autumn on The River, Bethlehem’s annual fall festival, on October 21 & 22. Enjoy a parade, car show, live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, friendly competitions and more!

Autumn on the River

Have a spook-tacular time at Literally, A Haunted House, the Culbertson Mansion’s annual haunted house on Fridays and Saturdays now through October 28. Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets cost $18 per person.

Culbertson Mansion

Enjoy a spooky stroll through Downtown New Albany during a New Albany Wicked Walk! October walks include special Friday the 13th tours and full moon tours on October 28. Tickets are $25 + tax.

Wicked Walk

Head to The Woods ATV Adventures for Fright Night in Starlight … if you dare! Enjoy an ATV shuttle into the forest where you can enjoy a haunted hike, food truck, cash bar and music on Fridays and Saturdays now through October 28. $30 admission per person.

Fright Night

Don’t be late for Charlestown’s Trail & Treat on October 27. This year’s trail features artwork inspired by Alice in Wonderland. Interact with characters from the movie during Trunk or Treat, then enjoy the movie in the park.

Trail & Treat

Enjoy FREE Halloween fun along the New Albany shoreline during the City of New Albany’s All Hallows Eve Celebration on October 28. The event features a trunk or treat, ghost stories, inflatables and a magician!

All Hallows Eve

Enjoy family fun during Depot Days: Fall Family Fest at The Depot in Jeffersonville on October 21! Part of the NoCo Arts and Cultural District, this funky event space will have pumpkin painting, yoga and mimosas, inflatables and more.

Depot Days

Step aboard the Belle of Louisville for seasonal fun! October cruises include Ghosts on the River, a Murder Mystery Cruise and a Halloween Kids Cruise with crafts, trick-or-treating and dancing.

Belle of Louisville 

Check out Pumpkins at Kentucky Kingdom now through October 29. The theme park has been transformed into a whimsical wonderland filled with larger-than-life glowing pumpkin sculptures, trick-or-treating and carnival games.

Pumpkins at KY Kingdom

Cross the river for Iroquois Park’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular now through October 31. The show runs daily from dusk to 11 p.m. and closes at midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Ticket prices vary.

Jack O' Lantern
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The Two Huber's

In case you didn’t know, there are two Huber farms in SoIN! It’s easy to get the two confused because of the short distance between them.

Check out our Two Huber's article to learn more about the differences (and some similarities) between Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards and Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant. Then make a plan to visit them for down home fall fun.

The Two Huber's

Fall into Fashion in SoIN

It’s time to prep your fall wardrobe and add some staples and statement pieces. Southern Indiana has one-of-a- kind boutiques where you will not only find clothing and accessories, but great hospitality as well.

Check out our fall fashion blog for a few places to get started as you begin swapping out those summer flip flops for your fall boots.

Fall into Fashion in SoIN


Feeling spontaneous? Plan a getaway for any reason at all. Check out our hotels. Only a mile from downtown Louisville.

Find things to do in the area whether you’re visiting from out of town or a local who just wants to get out and explore!

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