Find September Events in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley!

Remember the tired, old complaint that there’s “nothing to do in Terre Haute”? It’s been ages since someone has said that to us! However, if someone did, we’d point them to our monthly calendars. It’s our mission to help you find your fun and love where you live. Our calendars are a great place to start! 

The September calendar is brought to you by The Villages, a foster care agency. This month, we’re featuring the need for foster families who are willing to lovingly care for sibling groups. 

Imagine getting into a car with a stranger and watching your sibling get into a different car. You both drive off, and you have no idea where either of you is headed. The security of knowing where one of your loved ones is has a profound impact when experiencing hard things.

Siblings placed in foster homes together often feel more secure and can help each other adjust to their new family and community. For many children in foster care, a brother or sister has been the only constant presence in their lives. A brother or sister may be the only person who understands and shares their experiences and can help them make sense of their new lives.

Would you consider opening your home to a sibling group? The Terre Haute office of The Villages is ready to support you throughout the process. 

40 September Events in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

September 23 and 24.Terre Haute Balloon Festival. Live music, arts, crafts, vendors, food trucks, kids’ zone with rock climbing wall, tethered balloon rides, evening balloon glow. 

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Saturday, September 24. Family Learning Day with the Vigo County Public Library. 

Each booth will also introduce you to family-friendly entertainment, experiences, and opportunities available throughout the year in Vigo County. The library’s goal is to use Family Learning Day (an outdoor community event) to introduce hundreds of children and their families to new forms of art, music, and creative activities on one morning in September. Each child will leave with free books and memories of an exciting day! Everything is free! 

September 23, 24, and 25. The Cory Volunteer Fire Department and the Cory Community will be presenting the 53rd Annual Cory Apple Festival, September 23, 24 & 25, 2022.

Saturday, September 24. Explore Wabashiki. Run, turtle trot, guided bike ride, bird watching, rowing, fishing, biking, air rifle, scavenger hunt, pumpkin painting, food trucks, and more! 

Saturday, September 24. Harvest Moon Ball in Brazil, IN. Join The Moon Ballroom for an evening of dinner and dancing! Ticket includes appetizers and dinner. Doors open at 5:30. Ages 21+

Saturday, September 24.I Love a Piano with Tony DeSare. Triple threat singer/pianist/songwriter, Tony DeSare takes you on a journey that celebrates timeless piano legends who have become the cornerstone of pop music culminating with Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue. 

Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25. Clayshire Castle Medieval Faire. Fun for the whole family in Bowling Green! See full-armor jousting, theater and comedy shows, and live music and dancing. Meet the White Queen and the Red Queen from the Wars of the Roses! Shop for handicrafts, unique clothing, and historical weapons in our artisan marketplace. Learn about goats and sheep and even how to spin wool. Enjoy hearty food and tasty treats (as well as local craft beer and wine for the grownups.) Get a peek inside the castle on a tour of the beautiful Clayshire Castle Bed & Breakfast!

Sunday, September 25. 34th Annual Old Fashion Day at Collett Park. Music, hayrides, snacks, and crafts!

Recurring September Events 

  • Mondays. Tiny Tot time at the Vigo County Public Library. 
  • Tuesdays. Art Start at the Swope. Art Start is a free art program that uses books and corresponding art projects to encourage creativity. For children ages 3 – 5 accompanied by an adult. 
  • Tuesdays. Busy Builders at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 0-12: From simple towers to intricate structures, you and your child can create anything you can imagine with Busy Builders.Blocks and building toys appropriate for all ages will be available—including Magna Tiles®, giant Legos®, giant and regular Lincoln Logs®, and more!
  • Fridays. Ready to Read story time at the WEST branch of the Vigo County Public Library. 
  • Saturdays. Visit the Terre Haute Outdoor Farmers Market at The Meadows.

Thank you to our featured listings who partner with us to help keep Haute Happenings free for our readers!

Typos happen and event details change! Please confirm your plans with the event hosts before heading out for your day of fun! 

The fun has ended for these great events: 

Thursdays, September 1.  Lego Lab at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 5-11: Challenge your child’s construction skills, teamwork abilities, and creativity at Lego® Lab! Every month, your child can attempt the monthly challenge’s theme or build their own designs. At the end of the evening, spend a few minutes touring everyone’s designs and learn how others solved problems in their own builds. 

September 2-September 5. The Little Italy Festival in Clinton, IN in west-central Indiana is a long-standing annual tradition that has been going on since 1966. Expect tractor rides, Italian food, grape stomping, and a parade! 

Saturday, September 3. On September 3, both AMC theaters and Moon Lite Drive-In Theater – Terre Haute are participating in National Cinema Day! That means $3 admission for all shows and formats! The drive-in will show Minions: The Rise of Gru and Spider-Man while AMC is offering Top Gun: Maverick, DC League of Super Pets, Where the Crawdads Sing, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Jaws, and more!

Saturday, September 3. Max + Honey’s Sunflower Markets. Max + Honey’s is a beautiful flower farm located in Brazil, IN. New to M+H this season is a SUNFLOWER MAZE!! Join us on September 3rd to tour the maze and shop with a spectacular selection of vendors, makers, crafters and food trucks!

Saturday, September 3. Beginner’s Clay class with Deming Park Pottery. 

Monday, September 5. Labor Day Parade at 11 am. After the parade, come to Fairbanks Park for more activities! Be sure to say “Thank You” to the Central Wabash Valley Building & Construction Trades Council and all union members!

Wednesday, September 7. Time Traveler’s Club. Kicking off the new series of tours and events, the Vigo County History Center, along with Indiana Landmarks will host a tour of the historic Terre Haute First National Bank Building at 643 Wabash Avenue on September 7, 2022, 6-7:30pm.
Experience for yourself the stunning architectural features of this treasured landmark, which has been inaccessible to the public for nearly fifteen years. Discover its evolution since construction in 1904, hear stories of its use and learn about preliminary plans for its future rehabilitation.

Friday, September 9. Blackout Addiction Glow Run in Fairbanks Park. Join an amazing night of recovery speakers, music, glow paint and fun in recovery!

Friday, September 9. Movie in the Park. Bring your family, friends, blankets, and chairs for the Vigo County Parks and Rec movie in the park. Free admission! 

Friday, September 9. Parents’ Night Out at First Southern Baptist Church. Do you need a night out? Do you want something fun for your children to do? Join us for Parent’s Night Out this Friday, September 9th from 5:30p-8:30p. Childcare is free. 

Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10. Blues at the Crossroads two-day music festival! Recognized as one of the premier Blues Festivals in the Midwest, this two-day event provides three stages, local restaurants, local merchant tents, beer and cocktail garden, kid-zone and VIP lounge for VIP ticket holders.

Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10. Culinary Queens at Blues at the Crossroads. The Queens have been knocking ’em dead for years. With the impact the of FSA Counseling Centers growth, recent move and the pandemic, we know some are feeling the blues. So, this year, the queens are taking it literally and combining Culinary Queens with Blues at the Crossroads in Downtown Terre Haute!

Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11. Choose from thousands of books, DVDs, CDs, and more at low prices at the Friends of the Library Booksale. 

Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10. Griffin Bike Park Bike-A-Palooza. Griffin Bike Park Bike-A-Palooza is a celebration of all things BIKE! From a Bike show to a screening of Captain America to Races of all kinds for riders of all ages. They will have guided tours, Jump shows, and anything else the park has to offer. Only entry into races has a fee. Otherwise, Bike-A-Palooza is a free event!

Saturday, September 10. Touch-a-Truck for Chances for Youth. Load up your family in the car and start your engines to head over to The Mill for Dancing with the Terre Haute Star’s, Touch a Truck event. Families can explore various vehicles by climbing into, on and around. Sit in the drivers seat of police cars, firetrucks, farm trucks and more for just $5! All proceeds to benefit Chances and Services for Youth.

Saturday, September 10. FREE healthcare for everyone at the Mollie Wheat Memorial Clinic. 

Saturday, September 10. Replay Runway with reTHink, Inc. Replay Runway is a super fun event where select local celebrities model outfits they create from waste materials. They raise funds and the person raising the most funds wins the crown to be the Green Majesty of the Wabash Valley.

Saturday, September 10. Cruisin’ for Kids Car Show. Live music, food trucks, kid zone, cornhole tournament.  

Saturday, September 10. Pancake breakfast fundraiser and recovery walk.

Sunday, September 11. Green Acres Fall Egg Hunt. Green Acres Dairy Bar is excited to announce that they will be hosting a fall-themed egg hunt this year! Bring the kids to hunt Halloween themed eggs!

Monday, September 12 and Tuesday, September 13. Auditions for Aladdin at Maple Avenue UMC. Ages 10-18. 

Tuesday, September 13. Nancy Kerrigan, figure skating Olympic medalist, will be at Indiana State University as part of its Speaker Series on 7 p.m. Sept. 13 in Tilson Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 15. Teen Mario Kart Tournament with the Vigo County Public Library. 

Friday, September 16. Fall Festivities Opening at Max + Honey’s Flower and Pumpkin Farm. Max + Honey’s has activities for all ages!
General Admission Bracelet includes the following activities: hayride, barrel train, corn pit, jumping pad, swing ride, corn maze, basketball hoop shoot, petting zoo, and Patty’s Playground. Concessions and ice cream are available in M+H General Store. $10 per person. Children under two are free. Pumpkin Sling Shot – 3 tries for $5 or $2 each.

Friday, September 16. Arts and Craft Beer Brew-Off. The Brew-Off features regional home brewers in a tasting competition for non-commercial brewing. Attendees will enjoy tasting home brewed beers, a large selection of regional craft beers, perfectly paired food, and a commemorative glass.

Friday, September 16. Fall rummage sale at Wabash Activity Center. 

Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17. Oktoberfest. Fun, food, drink, and music. 

Saturday, September 17. Bark in the Park. 

Saturday, September 17. Terre Haute Kid Clothing and Gear Swap. Bring what you can; take what you need. Everything is free! 

Saturday, September 17. Happy birthday, WaterTower! WaterTower Estates Winery is turning 5! Help them celebrate with specialty drinks, live music, and delicious food. 

Saturday, September 17. 16th Annual Bat Festival. Includes talks on bat biology, wildlife programs, children’s activities, and listening for bats in the park. 

Saturday, September 17. 6th Annual Route 40 Fest in Brazil. For one day, members of the public can plant their feet on historic US Route 40 in Brazil, Indiana! This downtown festival always provides families tons of enjoyment, with live entertainment, a cruise-in, food trucks, craft vendors, kids activities, and more. Brazil Main Street is bringing some NEW fun to the 6th Annual Route 40 Fest. A revamped “Fun Zone” will include an Axe Throwing Trailer, Dunk Tank, Spyder Jump, Train, and Inflatables! 

Saturday, September 17. Dance and drum with Northview Marching Knights. This clinic is open to K-5th grade and students will be divided into age groups as well as drum and dance groups. Registration fee is $18 and includes instruction, T-shirt and performance.

Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18. Countryside Autumn Market with Jolly Pines Tree Farm. Food vendors, Jolly Pines delicious ice cream with new fall flavors, our pumpkin patch, and decorative pumpkins  ready to take home.

Wednesday, September 21. Read to Rover at the WEST branch of the public library. Share a book with a furry friend from Love on a Leash. These good-natured therapy dogs are eager to listen to your child practice reading aloud in a stress-free setting, complete with cuddles, belly rubs, and ear scratches!