There are so many things to do in our community! Want proof? Check out this list of just SOME of the events happening this month!



Yorktown Farm & Artisan Market

The Yorktown Farm and Artisan Market is a year-round farm, food, and artisan market in Yorktown’s Morrow’s Meadow Park. 4:30-7:30 p.m. 1901 S Tiger Drive, Yorktown



Farmers Market at Minnetrista

Discover fresh and healthy food, produce, and more from local vendors. 9 a.m.-Noon.



Turtle Travels

Turtles may seem slow, but they are expert travelers. Whether traveling thousands of miles or hundreds of yards, all turtles and tortoises face hazards along the way. You can help these reptiles survive and migrate safely! Play Turtle Migration in a giant board game, see how shell shapes suit different lifestyles and habitats, design a turtle-friendly housing development, and so much more! Minnetrista.



Happy Little Fest

Ball State PBS, the producing station of “The Joy of Painting” is happy to announce the return of Happy Little Fest – the annual celebration of “all things Bob Ross” – at the place the iconic painter called home for many years. The fest includes games, kids painting workshops, an adult painting workshop with Certified Ross Instructors, and much more! 1-6 p.m. Tickets.



Fall ArtsWalk

A special edition of First Thursday, ArtsWalk will feature autumnal festivities and a celebration of arts, culture and kindness in Muncie. 5-8 p.m. Free. Downtown Muncie.



John Mulaney and Pete Davidson

Comedians, actors and “Saturday Night Live” alums John Mulaney and Pete Davidson bring the laughs to the Emens Auditorium stage at Ball State University. 7 p.m. Tickets. Emens Auditorium.


Wine and Spirits Haunted Gala

A spooktacular fundraiser for Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Tickets.


Brain: The World Inside Your Head

A new exhibit at Minnetrista will take you inside the brain. Designed to appeal to audiences of all ages, and brains. Various times. Tickets. Minnetrista.



Stacey Kent

Stacey Kent is a jazz singer in the mould of the greats, with a legion of fans worldwide, a host of honors and awards including a Grammy nomination, album sales in excess of 2 million, Gold, Double-Gold and Platinum-selling albums that have reached a series of No. 1 chart positions during the span of her career. 7:30 p.m. Tickets. Pruis Hall.



Ball State University Football

Ball State takes on Toledo at Scheumann Stadium. Charlie Town kicks things off at noon. Tickets.


Partial Solar Eclipse Community Block Party

Experience the partial solar eclipse at Ball State University’s Community Block Party as you partake in hands-on science and art activities, and observe the sky safely during the day with telescopes and free solar eclipse glasses (while supplies last). Join us out in nature as we come together during this celebration that includes a bounce house, family activities, music, and more! 11:30 a.m. Free. Ball State University



Art and Gift Fair

Local artists (offerings are being curated) and Muncie-area vendors will exhibit and sell a large variety of items ranging from jewelry and paintings to clothing. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Ross Community Center, 1110 W 10th St., Muncie


Trick or Treat Tote Bags: Print Your Own

Design a bag that matches your Halloween costume, or features a character you love.  You can use your own artwork, digital photographs, or create a new design.1-3 p.m. $5 a person. Madjax Maker Force, 515 E. Main St.


Appalachian Spring

An intimate program of classical favorites including Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” as originally written for 13-piece chamber orchestra, Handel’s “Music for the Royal Fireworks,” and Pachelbel’s “Canon in D.” Under the direction of Principal Guest Conductor, Joel Smirnoff. 7:30 p.m. Tickets. Rediger Chapel Auditorium Taylor University, Upland.




The annual tubapalooza at Ball State. 7:30 p.m. Sursa Performance Hall, Ball State University.


OCTOBER 20-21, 27-28

“Halloween: Celestial Origins” Planetarium Show

What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening. 6:30 p.m. Free. Charles W. Brown Planetarium.



Ball State Homecoming

An entire day of celebration is planned and includes Chase Charlie Races, a parade, a Celebration of Beneficence at Brown Family Amphitheatre, the big game and so much more. Details:



Paranormal Investigations

Since its inception in 2007, ECIPI’s five-member team helps those who suspect paranormal activity. When conducting an investigation, they follow a thorough process that has a debunking approach. They try to rule out any structural or environmental issues that could be contributing to the suspicious activity such as checking for unleveled doors, squeaky air handlers, and anything else that could be misconstrued. No Charge – Reservations Required. 6:30 p.m. Free. EB and Bertha C Ball Center.



Eerie Muncie: Even More Tales from the Dark Side of Local History

Join us for a panel discussion about some scary happenings and hauntings in Muncie and Delaware County history. This program is being hosted by the E. B and Bertha C. Ball Center and in collaboration with Delaware County Historical Society, Muncie Public Library, and the University Libraries Archives and Special Collections. The presentation will feature historic photographs, maps, newspaper articles, and ghost stories of Muncie’s past. Refreshments served after program. No Charge – Reservations Required. 6:30 p.m. Free. EB and Bertha C Ball Center.



A Magic School Bus Halloween

Buckle your seatbelts and strap in for a Ms. Frizzle-inspired adventure (candy included) at the Nature Lab, Rinard Orchid Greenhouse and Christy Woods. Free. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Field Station and Environmental Education Center, Ball State University.


DWNTWN Costumed Creature Crawl

Join your ghoulfriends for a costumed night on the town.


OCTOBER 28 & NOV. 11

Intro to the Design Process

Join the Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning for a two-part workshop to explore the processes designers use to shape the world around us. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $10 a person.