Top Picks – October 5

NOBLESVILLE – Enjoy a festival from at different era at the Indiana Renaissance Faire, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Klipsch Music Center, 12880 E. 146th St. Tickets are $14 for adults, $5 for children age 5 to 12; family packs — for two adults and up to five children — are available for $35. Entertainment includes jousting, music from Chaste Treasure and Kilted Kings, sword fighting with Rogue Blades, a cooking show with Cutlass Cooking and juggling and magic from Molotov the Gypsy. Food service is available along with activities for the kids such as the 2 p.m. knighting ceremony and a rollicking game of Rat Pucking with the citizens of Byllerica in the Queen’s Glade. For a complete schedule of activities, visit

NEW PALESTINE — Zion Lutheran Church and School present the 42nd annual GermanFest from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, 6513 W. County Road 300S. An a la carte lunch is available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. along with a bean bag toss competition and entertainment. Dinner, served from 4 to 8 p.m., includes sauerbraten, ribs & kraut, ham, green beans, German potato salad, brats and wieners, potato pancakes, pretzels and desserts. The cost for food is $15 for adults and $6 for children.

BROWN COUNTY – With Brown County State Park as a fall destination, the Brown County Leaf Cam (at -cam) is up and running. The page features a weather link, still and time-lapse images, the ability to zoom in and toggle the view up and down. Although it’s still early in the leaf color season, the time lapse is showing change in the weather and some color already is appearing in the trees.

GREENFIELD — The Red Hots play New Orleans jazz from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 12, at the Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. Catch swampy, funky rhythms straight from the bayou that make audiences want to get up and dance from Bill Lancton on guitar, Jim Litchfield on bass, Rich Dole on drums and Michael Beck on percussion. The Red Hots are regular performers at the Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis. Sign up for this free performances at or by calling 317-462-5141, ext. 240.