Get Outdoors

Have you heard about our Get Outdoors campaign? We are encouraging Blackford County residents to get outdoors and enjoy everything our county has to offer. Why? Because enjoying our greenspaces and attending family-friendly local events is good for you! It’s good for you mentally, emotionally, and physically. Not sure how to get started? We’ve got you covered. We’ll be sharing ideas and inspiration on our social media and blog pages for the upcoming season, let’s get started by taking a look at what fall events are right around the corner!

Are you interested in attending fall events in Blackford County? We have a list! Community events are a way for you and your family to get outdoors and enjoy everything that Blackford County has to offer.

Montpelier Jamboree

Join us at the Montpelier Jamboree! The Jamboree will be September 1, 2, 3 and 4 right here in Blackford County.

There will be a variety of vendors, from delicious food to unique antiques. You can also enjoy carnival rides and concerts. On September 4, 2022, you can get tickets to see Adelitas Way in concert. This is an event you won’t want to miss in Blackford County. Stay up to date with all the details by visiting the Montpelier Jamboree Facebook page

2nd Saturday Art Activities

Did you know engaging in the arts can help improve your overall well-being? It’s true! Participating in the arts can decrease anxiety, increase connections, and reduce loneliness. There’s research that suggests the arts can improve cognitive function as we age too. Engaging in the arts is just overall good for you! So, when should we begin to engage with the arts to enjoy the benefits? As early as possible. We are so lucky to have a community arts center that offers art programming for our local youth. 

Starting in August through the Fall, the Blackford County Arts Center will be hosting Second Saturday Art Activities. On the second Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., all kindergarten through sixth grade-aged kids can enjoy making art. Stay up to date on everything happening at the Blackford County Arts Center by joining their Facebook group

Rendezvous On The Reserve

If you are interested in the history of the early residents of Indiana, you can get a living history experience. Live like a settler from the 1800s at the historic Blackford County Myaamia Reserve. Secure your campsite for Rendezvous On The Reserve on September 16-18, 2022. Enjoy some unique competitions like archery, skillet toss, and kids games. Learn more about how you can enjoy this historical experience by getting more details on their Facebook page

Civil War Days

Fall in Blackford County is full of events that remind us of our history. Not only can you experience history on the Godfroy Reserve, but you can also be a part of the largest Civil War reenactment in Indiana. Civil War Days will be held from September 30 to October 2, 2022.

Visit the vendors who are selling their goods to soldiers and civilians alike—walk through camps and converse with the presenters. There will be both modern day and historically appropriate foods available for purchase. Visit the blacksmiths, weavers, spinners, rug makers, refugees, the medicine show, etc. Most importantly, do not forget to come out and see Indiana’s Largest Artillery Night firing event. For more information about Civil War days, visit their website.

4-H Fall Festival

As the days are getting colder, it is important to get outdoors and enjoy the year’s final events. Head out to the Blackford County 4-H Fairgrounds for some spooky fun. Make sure your family comes dressed in their best Halloween costumes. 

Start by trunk or treating and visiting the booths of local organizations and businesses. Warm up inside and enjoy a pumpkin painting contest, costume contest, fun games and booths sponsored by 4-H clubs and volunteers. The 4-H Fall Festival will be on October 22, 2022. Visit the website for more details about the event

Trunk Or Treat

We have another Halloween activity lined up on our list of fall events in Blackford County. One thing that Blackford County does not lack is Halloween celebrations! Along with the 4-H Fall Festival, the Hartford City Arts Council will be hosting Trunk or Treat at Weiler Plaza on October 28. Break out your Halloween costume one last time for another night of trick or treating!

Fun Fall Activities in Blackford County 

If you are looking for more fun activities in Blackford County, we have you covered. This is an exciting time in Blackford County and we hope you can enjoy everything we have to offer!

  • Attend the homecoming football game
  • See the fall landscape at the Wilderness Park Prairie Restoration
  • Bike the Blackford Greenway
  • Help a neighbor rake leaves
  • Find the largest leaf at Fireman’s Park
  • Watch for the pumpkin bus and snap a photo

Get More Information 

We hope that you enjoy our list of fall events. If you participate in any of these activities, make sure to take a picture and tag us on Facebook with the hashtag #getoutdoorsbc. For those who don’t already follow us, check out our social media! Get more fun tips and suggestions for getting outdoors by reading articles on our blog