By Sam Elliott
Traders Point Creamery is ready for fall fun as it’s set to host the ninth annual Oktoberfest on the Farm from noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 10.
The festival features a wide range of food, drink and entertainment for all ages.
“The best thing about our event is there’s so much for families to come and enjoy at the farm,” Gail Alden, director of marketing and events at Traders Point, said. “The farm is set up to welcome and entertain families and children all day. It’s a pretty special place to be able to enjoy things like that.
“The hayrides come right around and pick everybody up,” she added. “The whole family and the kids get to go out onto the pasture.”
Oktoberfest on the Farm has seen more than 4,000 visitors annually in years past. Admission is $8 per person in advance and $10 the day of the event with children 10 and younger free. All gate proceeds go to the Traders Point Rural Historic District.
The event’s entertainment lineup includes festival regular PolkaBoy Band, as the 13-piece group will perform from 4 to 7 p.m. Airstream Betty, a new seven-piece country and rock combo band formed earlier this summer, will play from noon to 3 p.m. Another new addition to the festival, the Zionsville Drum Troupe will play its African-style and world rhythm from 3 to 4 p.m.
The festival has also added a petting zoo this year, while children can also take advantage of the pumpkin patch, games, crafts and face painting. Adults can enjoy the artisan market and German brews.