The countdown is on, only a little over a week until Cowtoberfest 2017! This year the festival takes places on October 7th, from 10 am to 5 pm CST, and October 8th, from 10 am to 4 pm. Bring your families, your friends, your neighbors! The more the merrier and admission is free!


Kid-Friendly Activities

Cowtoberfest is a GREAT place to bring your children and families! Make sure you come dressed up this year, as there will be a costume parade to all of the Adventure buildings on campus and trick-or-treating with the festival vendors. Children can also win prizes during the costume contest! There will also be tons of attractions for kids, such as inflatable moon bounces, a corn maze, wagon rides, carnival games, pumpkin bowling, a FREE craft tent* and balloon artist*! The first 100 kids to arrive will also receive a FREE souvenir bag! Bring the whole family and take advantage of our FREE photo booth as well! The Adventures will be open regular hours all weekend, along with Mooville, wristbands will be at normal price in the Admissions building.

* While supplies last



The main stage at Cowtoberfest will host incredible talent over the weekend! Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and catch the concerts from Chad Lehr, Justin Sumler, Graceful Closure, and the Hunter Smith Band! You don’t want to miss a performance by the Circus Boy either — we guarantee you won’t be able to stop laughing! Near the back of our campus, we will host our celebrity pumpkin carvers, Jon Neill and David Smith, who have both starred on Food Network’s Halloween Wars. They’ll be showing visitors all kinds of tricks and techniques to carve masterpieces! The Indiana Pumpkin Growers’ Association will also be attending and holding their weigh-in competition right on campus!

Performance times are as follows:

Saturday, October 7:
2:00 PM Chad Lehr
3:30 PM Hunter Smith Band

Sunday, October 8:
10:00 AM Justin Sumler
1:00 PM Graceful Closure
2:30 PM MG Bailey One Man Band


Shopping & Food

Of course, there’s something for everyone at Cowtoberfest! You’ll want to take your time looking through over 30 vendors, selling an array of items from clothing, spices, crafts, and books! Moon’s Kettle Corn will have their homemade popcorn and Sprigati’s will have samples of their pasta sauce! Our own Cowfé will be selling yummy pies, pumpkin rolls, and more baked goods from Vendor Row as well – but our campus location will also be open to serve you all your grilled cheese and ice cream dreams! Stop by our Farmhouse Restaurant as well to get into the fall mood with our farm-to-table comfort foods.

Still have questions? Head over to our website to catch all the details on Cowtoberfest 2017!