Fall Bucket List in the South Bend Area

With the leaves beginning to change and the weather getting cooler, it is safe to say that fall is finally here. As the seasons change, there are plenty of attractions and events coming up in the South Bend Mishawaka area that you need to check out before winter comes — a bucket list if you will. Check out the South Bend area bucket list for this fall.

RUM VILLAGE AERIAL ADVENTURE PARK This aerial park consists of five treetop trails that range from 16-70 feet in the air and includes over 60 different obstacles and zip lines. For hours of operation, click here.

DRESSING DOWNTON: CHANGING FASHIONS FOR CHANGING TIMES Beginning October 15, this traveling exhibit features 36 authentic costumes and stpatscanoe_9007_1accessories worn in the hit television show, Downton Abbey. To order your tickets to the exhibit, click here.

TAKE A WALK AROUND CAMPUS The fall season always turns the University of Notre Dame into a vibrant landscape. Take a walk or go for a run around campus to really see the beauty in both the landscaping and exquisite architecture.

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY PARKS With scarecrow building, hayrides, and even a “Fall Paddles and Pastries Kayak Trip,” there are plenty of fun activities to do in the St. Joseph County Parks. For a full events calendar, click here.

FALL HARVEST FEST On October 8, Fall Harvest Fest in Beutter Park will feature live music, children’s games and craft area, inflatable kid’s zone, and horse drawn wagon rides. This event will also feature the American Culinary Federation Michiana Chili Cook-Off.

MURDER MYSTERY DINNERS Returning to Tippecanoe Place Restaurant this fall! Have you ever wanted to be a detective? Enjoy a three-course dinner while trying to solve the case. Remaining dinners: “Monster Bash” October 21; “Man of the Year” November 11

MYSTERY AT THE MANSION On October 21 and 28, be sure to experience this awesome event at the historic Oliver Mansion. Try to solve the mystery and find out who stole J.D. Oliver’s pocket watch. To secure your tickets today, click here.

BICENTENNIAL BIRTHDAY BASH Celebrate Indiana’s 200th birthday October 8 at the Bendix Woods County Park. Along with greeting the State Torch Relay, there will be live music, scavenger hunts, games, crafts, and more.

THISTLEBERRY FARM This farm has it all! From corn mazes and a super slide to hayrides and a “U Pick Pumpkin Patch,” there is something for everyone to enjoy here. There are also games, races, and even a corn cannon at Thistleberry Farm!

NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL When fall arrives, that means football season is back. Cheer on the Notre Dame Football team as they close out their season with home games against Stanford, Miami, and Virginia Tech and experience South Bend on game day!