Indiana University in the Fall

If you love fall weather as much as I do, you definitely chose the right place to spend it! The IU campus is easily one of the prettiest places I've ever had the privlege of being and it only gets better in the fall. 

Between the trees and the architecture on campus, the physical beauty is unmatched. But just like people, beauty goes beyond appearance. The weather in the Bloomington from mid-Septmber to October is perfect. You can expect to see temperatures ranging from 50 at night to 75 during the day. Perfect weather for tailgating, running, biking, really anything that involves being outside. 

Also, with all the students back on campus, Bloomington really comes alive. There are exciting and unique events going on both on and off campus throughout the fall. Below I've listed a small assortment of the great (outdoor) activities that Bloomington and Indiana University has to offer its visitors.

  • Monroe County Fall Festival: September 13-15, Elletsville

             This popular three-day event attracts more than 50,000 people and has something for everyone with varied exhibits, spectactular parade, queen contest, kids day, craft and food vendors, and wholesome family entertainment; this event is presented for free by our generous sponsors.

  • The Amazing Resevoir Race, September 22, Lake Monroe

             Inspired by the reality TV show, The Amazing Race... Experience a taste of what Monroe Lake has to offer in this unique event that plunges you and a partner into a series of mental and physical challenges! Each stage of the race features a different aspect of natural history, recreation, cultural history, or wildlife management that you can experience at Monroe Lake.

  • Hoosiers Outrun Cancer, September 29, Memorial Stadium

             Join us for the 13th running of Hoosiers Outrun Cancer on Saturday, September 29th. This event includes a 5K Walk, 5K Run, 1-mile Family Walk and a 1-mile Kids' Run. Hoosiers Outrun Cancer will once again support the important work of the Olcott Center for Cancer Education. Year after year cancer survivors, their family and friends, big teams, small teams, athletes, leisurely walkers and many volunteers gather to volunteer, honor and remember. Through the Bloomington Hospital Foundation and Hoosiers Outrun Cancer, patients and their families can learn more about cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. All services are offered free of charge.

  • IU Homecoming Festivities, October 1-6, IU Campus and Surrounding areas

             Students and alumni: you're invited! Make new memories during this year's events. Homecoming at IU Bloomington is one of the best times to return to campus and to celebrate Indiana University. Each fall, hundreds come home to Bloomington to relive college memories with familiar faces and places.

  • Indiana University vs. Ohio State Football Game, October 13, Memorial Stadium

              You do not want to miss this Big Ten match up. Expect to see a lot of cream and crimson. And probably even more scarlet and grey. Anytime Indiana hosts the Big Ten rival from Ohio, Bloomington explodes with people (including my parents and their friends, all OSU alumni). 

As you can see, Bloomington is a great place to spend the fall. Don't miss out on any of these exciting events! 

About The Author
Greg WatsonFinance and Marketing Major, Class of 2014