Fall fun on the farm

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By Abby Walton

It’s time to dust off your lederhosen and get ready for the 7th annual Oktoberfest on the farm at Traders Point Creamery in Zionsville. The fun will take place from noon to 7 p.m. on Oct. 12 at 9101 Moore Rd. Keeping with the German tradition, Traders Point Creamery will have lots of organic food, beer and wine with music from Polka Boy.

“Oktoberfest is the perfect blend of fun for all ages,” Gail Alden, director of marketing and events at TPC, stated. Besides fun for the adults, kids can play games, make crafts, decorate pumpkins and more.

“Guests like to wander down to the hog roast grill to talk with the farmers who raised the pig, and the hayrides are running non-stop so everyone can enjoy the best view of our farm,” Alden stated.

This event also is a fundraiser for the Traders Point Rural Historic District, a nonprofit organization that protects green space around Eagle Creek.

“We wanted to put on a community event that would offer people a special way to enjoy our beautiful farm and cool historic barns while raising money to help preserve the unique Traders Point area,” Alden stated. The funds from Oktoberfest have helped include an additional 2,600 acres in the National Register of Historic Places. This is only the third rural historic district to be named in Indiana and the only rural historic district within a metropolitan area in the United States.

“The goal of this combined effort was to take the first step in recognizing the importance and significance of the pristine rural areas associated with rural and equestrian activity in Boone and Marion counties, which are becoming more rare in our country,” Alden stated. In the last six years, Oktoberfest has donated almost $100,000 to the district’s preservation efforts.

Tickets are $10 at the door or $8 in advance. Children under 10 are free. This event will take place rain or shine. Purchase tickets by calling 317-733-1700.

“I love seeing families sharing special moments together on the farm, taking pictures and making memories for years to come,” Alden stated. For more information about Oktoberfest, visit www.traderspointcreamery.com.

Oktoberfest

Noon to 7 p.m.

Oct. 12

Traders Point Creamery

9101 Moore Rd.

Tickets: $10 the day of event or $8 in advance

To purchase tickets, call 317-733-1700


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