Best Bets – Week of 10/9


ND Best Vet Carmel

Carmel: 2012 Pumpkin Patch Festival

Sponsored by IU Health North Hospital and RE/MAX Legends Group, children are encouraged to come out in costumes from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at the hospital, 116th and North Meridian streets, to receive free pumpkins, food, drinks and prizes. Highlights include the bicycle safety course, bounce house, police and fire emergency vehicles, petting zoo, face painting, caricatures, crafts, train rides, clowns, games, valuable health information and more.

A 5K run/walk presented by the Carmel Lions Club will serve as a kickoff to the festival. The 5K begins at 9 a.m. on the south side of the hospital. There is a fee to participate in the run/walk and it is open to adults and children. Those interested in participating should visit or

 ND Best Bet Fishers Amphitheater

Fishers:  Fishers Switch Amphitheatre Grand Opening

The cornerstone in the Town of Fishers Nickel Plate District, the Fishers Switch Amphitheatre, opens this Saturday. From 4 to 10:30 p.m., the amphitheatre behind Fishers Town Hall (1 Municipal Drive) will host Fishers Farmer’s Market vendors and more. At 6 p.m. pop artist Jason Aaron Coons performs, followed by Forever – The Tribute, a Beatles cover band. The event is free.


Noblesville: Navy Day

Saturday, Oct. 13 has been declared “Noblesville Navy Day” in observance of the formation of the U. S. Navy in 1775. The celebration at Arbuckle’s Railroad Place business, 1151 Vine St., begins at 9 a.m. and includes a Navy cake cutting at noon, military stories told by veterans, line dance music from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., a 200-person Greek Dance at 4 p.m., indoor dancing from 6 to 8 p.m., and the presentation of the 1959 classic movie “Operation Petticoat” at dusk. For more information, call 773-3985.


Westfield: Fall Festival

Ameriana Bank will donate $5 to Westfield’s Youth Assistance Program on behalf of each person who attends its fourth annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, up to the first 400 people. The family-focused afternoon is free of charge and will feature a bounce house and obstacle course; free passes to Stuckey Farm’s Corn Maze; airbrush tattoos; free hotdogs and drinks; a chili cook-off; and other children’s activities. For more information, call 867-7740.