Best Bets – Week of 10/01


Carmel: Arlo Guthrie’s Here Come the Kids

The son of iconic American songwriter Woodie Guthrie, Arlo has long carried on the mantle his father established. Arlo has wowed audiences around the world with his natural story-telling ability and masterful technique of a dozen instruments including the harmonica and the six- and twelve-string guitar. Arlo and some family members will celebrate the Woody Guthrie Centennial at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Palladium. Tickets start at $58. For more information, call 843-3800 or visit

Fishers: Fishers Renaissance Faire

Go back in time about five centuries and experience the Golden Age of Renaissance from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 5 and 6. Saxony Development will be hosting the event at 13578 E. 131st St. Tickets are $12 for ages 13 and up; $5 for kids ages 5 to 12; and children 4 and younger are not charged. Costumed characters, jousting, music and dance, swordplay, knighting ceremonies and parades, artisans, merchants, a tavern, food vendors and kids’ games will keep the entire family entertained for the day – or even two.

Noblesville: First Friday

Noblesville Main Street will host its fall-themed First Friday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4 on the Historic Courthouse Square in downtown Noblesville. First Fridays are a great way to kick-off each month with activities for the family. The event is free. For more information, call 776-0205 or visit

Westfield: Grand Junction Derby

Westfield’s answer to the Indy 500 features gravity-powered, homemade derby cars competing in bracketed heats until winners are declared. Drivers race down Union Street and through downtown, alongside their crew members who help give them a push. The 5th annual Grand Junction Derby is 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 5. The event includes an after-race party featuring live music, food and beverages, yard games, kids’ activities and more. For more information, visit or call 804-3182.

Zionsville: Oktoberfest

The St. Alphonsus Knights of Columbus will have its annual Oktoberfest celebration from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Oct. 5. It will take place in the Parish parking lot at 1870 W. Oak St. Experience German food and music as well as participate in several raffles for prizes up to $1,500. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. All proceeds raised from this event will go toward the Caring Center, Zionsville Food Pantry and the Knights of Columbus charity fund.