Top Events in Anderson Madison County: October 2022

All event information is subject to change. Please check the website or social media pages of the event’s organizers for the most up-to-date information. 


Paint the Night Pink Faith and Family Night 

Date: October 1st  

Time: Gates Open – 3PM, Features – 6PM  

Location: Anderson Speedway – Anderson, IN 

Divisions: McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models, Noble Wine & Spirits ThunderCars, Marcum’s Welding Front Wheel Drives, Vintage Wrench Ford Division Triathlon 


7th Annual Tony Elliott Classic 

Date: October 6th  

Time: Gates Open – 3:30PM, Heats – 7PM  

Location: Anderson Speedway – Anderson, IN 

Divisions: 500 Sprint Car Tour presented by Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Part Stores Non-Wing Sprint Cars, Kenyon Midgets, Midwest Champ Karts 


Jim Brickman 

Date: October 7th  

Time: 7:30PM  

Location: Paramount Theatre – Anderson, IN 

“In this special concert event, Brickman performs his most popular songs like ‘Valentine,’ ‘Love of My Life,’ ‘Never Alone,’ and ‘The Gift,’ along with songs that capture the sound and spirit of each region of the country. Brickman will dazzle audiences with his unique piano style, all his greatest hits, and his compelling storytelling style.” 


Anderson University Homecoming & Family Weekend 

Date: October 14th-15th  

Location: Anderson University – Anderson, IN 

It’s time for the Raven alumni to return to campus for this year’s homecoming celebration! Join in with old favorites like the luminaries, Cheap Thrills, Encore, the street fair, athletic games, and more!  


Red Gold Run to Crush Hunger & Fall Festival 

Date: October 22nd  

Time: 9AM-2PM 

Location: Downtown – Elwood, IN 

“10K race, 5K race, 1 mile walk, food vendors, wine & beer garden, local craft vendors, shopping, music, family-fun activities, guest appearances from the Colts cheerleaders and Blue, and much more!” 


Anderson Museum of Art’s “Over the Edge” 

Date: October 22nd  

Time: 11AM 

Location: First Merchants Bank – Anderson, IN 

“Support AMOA in its efforts to elevate the arts in Anderson! This is not your traditional fundraiser. This is a unique opportunity for 85 people to rappel down the side of a 6-story building. Downtown entertainment, food, vendors, and more!” 


Historic Halloween Fest 

Date: October 22nd 

Time: 10AM 

Location: Mounds State Park – Anderson, IN 

“Come to the historic Bronnenberg Home lawn at Mounds State Park and learn more about what Halloween ‘looked’ like in 1800 to early 1900s in America. Enjoy games, crafts, and Halloween experiences from days gone by. Tour the Bronnenberg Home and discover how our most beloved and spooky traditions came into being. At 2:00 p.m., participate in our Halloween Costume parade. Winners will be selected in several categories and prizes will be awarded. This event is free with park admission.” 


Fall into Dance 

Date: October 28th-29th  

Time: Friday – 7:30PM, Saturday – 2:30PM  

Location: Anderson University’s Reardon Auditorium – Anderson, IN 

Fall Into Dance is a showcase highlighting the creativity and talent of the students in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, and is open to the AU community and the city of Anderson. All performance pieces are choreographed and performed by current AU students, giving freshman through senior dancers real-life experience in the performance industry.”   


Anderson Symphony Orchestra: Jonathan Snyder, Oboe 

Date: October 29th  

Time: 7:30PM  

Location: Paramount Theatre – Anderson, IN 

“We are delighted to present our talented ASO principal oboist, Jonathan Snyder. He will perform the Oboe Concerto No. 2 in F Major by Franz Krommer, a lesser-known but ingenious and witty Moravian composer, a contemporary of both Mozart and Beethoven. The concert will open with Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni, and close with the beloved Symphony No. 7 by Beethoven.” 


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