Best Bets – Week of 10/08


Carmel: Ben Rector

One of the Midwest’s best new singer/songwriters brings The Walking In Between Tour to the Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St. in downtown Indianapolis. Fans of John Mayer and The Fray have likely mistaken his work – which is prominently featured in multitudes of television shows – for that of another band. But check out any of his songs on YouTube first, and you’ll agree that the $17 ticket price is the best deal in town. For more information, call 231-0000 or visit

Fishers: Headless Horseman

BMO Harris Bank Headless Horseman is haunted by a few new visitors this year. Dr. Acula, a vampire dermatologist; Beautisha the cosmetics-loving witch; Harry Fangger, the crooning werewolf; and more will be at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, 13400 Allisonville Rd. The spooktacular event runs nightly from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11 through 27. Tickets are sold in advance at central Indiana Marsh, MainStreet and O’Malia grocery stores for $10 (Thursday and Sunday shows) or $12 if purchased at the gate. Tickets purchased for Friday and Saturday are $14 in advance and $16 at the gate. For more information, call 776-6006 or visit

Noblesville: Pumpkin Harvest Festival

In its 41st year, the annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival at Stonycreek Farm, 11366 Ind. 38 East, has pumpkin patch with hayrides, food and various vendors, and fun kid’s activities. Check out the harvest goodies and fall flowers in the Stonycreek Farm Gift Shop and Nursery. The farm is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. There is a $5 parking fee per car on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, call 773-3344 or visit

Westfield: Fireside Tales

The second installment of the free, themed story time program at the Council Circle Fire Pit at Simon Moon Park, 2710 171st St., will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9. This week’s Fireside Tales theme is “Leaf Me Alone.” Come hear stories about hibernation and all things autumn. Invent a leaf creature made out of real leaves and flowers you bring from home or use the materials provided. The event features stories, songs, rhymes, an art activity, and of course, s’mores. For more information, call 804-3183 or visit

Zionsville: Oktoberfest

Break out your lederhosen for some beer, brats and fun as the Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville hosts its annual Oktoberfest. The event will be held from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Cardinal Room at the Golf Club of Indiana, 6905 S. 525 E., Lebanon. Enjoy authentic German food, music and four free beer coupons. The cost is $85 per ticket with all proceeds going to fund Boys and Girls Club programs. To buy a ticket, call 873-6670 or visit