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FESTIVAL
GUIDE
Celebrating Indiana’s Bicentennial
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Tractor & Truck Pull
September 10, 2016
Nappanee Apple Festival
September 15-18, 2016
An official Indiana Bicentennial Festival
Everyone loves a good Indiana festival—but a lot can
happen to a car on its way to and from the festivities.
Find an Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance Agent online at
www.INFarmBureau.com, get a quote and stop knocking
on wood.
August 4-6
Bicentennial Odon Old Settlers Festival
Odon Park, Odon
September 2
Bicentennial Wine, Cheese & Art Festival
Main Street, Washington
September 3
Lucille Dillon Amish Quilt Auction
Simon J Graber Building, Cannelburg
September 8-11
Bicentennial Daviess County Turkey Trot
Ruritan Park, Montgomery
September 8-11
Bicentennial White River Valley
Antique Show
Daviess County Fairgrounds
September 17
Gasthof Amish Villiage Fall
Festival and Quilt Auction
Gasthof Amish Village, Montgomery
September 17-18
Bicentennial 20th Century
Chevy Car Festival
East Side Park, Washington
AUTHENTIC AMISH QUILTS
FABULOUS FOOD ANTIQUES
GUIDED TOURS
812.254.5262 • [email protected]
Find more festival and event information at IndianaFestivals.org and see page 3 for County & Regional Map.
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Welcome to the Official Bicentennial 2016 Indiana Festival Guide
Dear Indiana Travelers and Festival Fans,
In Indiana, there is always a reason to celebrate!
The 2016 Indiana Festival Guide is packed with
information on many of our state’s great festivals.
From unique foods to historic reenactments to
classic cars and everything in between, there
is a festival in Indiana everyone can enjoy.
Eric Holcomb
This year, our festivals will take on an even
greater significance as we celebrate the
bicentennial year of Indiana statehood.
Come join our year-long birthday party!
Lieutenant Governor
Kim Stevens
Indiana State Festivals
Association President,
Frankfort Hot Dog Festival
We welcome you to relive family traditions and
begin new ones at an Indiana festival. Use this
guide to mark your calendar and start celebrating!
Safe Travels and Best Wishes!
Indiana Bicentennial Festival
Look for this symbol for events that are designated
as an official Indiana Bicentennial Festival!
Contents:
2016 Indiana Festivals Convention
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The ISFA Scholarship Pageant and Annual
Convention will be held Jan. 8-10, in
partnership with the Indiana Association of Fairs.
IndianaFestivals.org/Convention
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2016 ISFA Spring Workshops
About the Cover:
The annual Nappanee Apple Festival in
northern Indiana features live entertainment, a
parade, carnival rides, contests, antique tractor
and farm implement show, and a seven-foot
baked apple pie! This event is an official
Indiana Bicentennial Festival and will be held
September 15-18, 2016.
www.nappaneeapplefestival.org
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April 9 - Holiday Inn Express, Bedford
April 23 - Center for History, North Manchester
In recognition of Hoosier Energy as a proud
sponsor of the Indiana Festival Guide since 1972
To become an Indiana State Festivals Association member or an
Indiana Festival Guide advertiser, contact your Regional Account Executive.
NORTH
Terri Grabill
North
EAST
Katy Cavaleri
Central and East
WEST
CENTRAL
Darla S. Blazey
West, South Central
and South
SOUTH CENTRAL
Bryan Apolskis
All Corporate
Advertisers
SOUTH
ISFA is
Open to
Partnerships!
Contact ISFA Coordinators
Doug and Mary Helen Weisheit
[email protected]
765-569-3650
North - Terri Grabill, 574-315-0662, [email protected]
Central and East - Katy Cavaleri, 317-313-5033, [email protected]
West, South Central and South - Darla S. Blazey, 812-630-1311, [email protected]
All Corporate Advertisers - Bryan Apolskis, 317-490-4640, [email protected]
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ASSOCIATE PARTNERS
TRAVEL INFORMATION
Indiana Office of Tourism Development
Indiana's official travel-planning source. Request free
information to plan your Indiana getaway. Browse our site
for events and festivals, attractions, discounts and firsthand tips. 800-677-9800; VisitIndiana.com C
Elkhart (Elkhart Co., North Reg.)
Amish Country/Elkhart County Visitor Center
219 Caravan Dr., I-80, Exit 92. The gateway to the nationally
recognized Heritage Trail, 19 all-new Quilt Gardens (May
31-Oct. 1) and seven eclectic communities. 800-262-8161;
AmishCountry.org
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Anderson (Madison Co., East Reg.)
Anderson/Madison County Visitors Bureau
With an abundance of casino action, sports, arts, entertainment,
recreation, fairs and festivals, there is always something
to do in Anderson and Madison County. 800-533-6569;
VisitAndersonMadisonCounty.com
Rockville (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Covered Bridge CapitalParke County
Parke County Tourism is a cooperative effort
of the Parke County Convention/Visitors
Commission and CVB, promoting year-round
tourism and great festivals.
765-569-5226; coveredbridges.com
Lebanon (Boone Co., Central Reg.)
Boone County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Information on events, attractions, shops and museums in
Zionsville, Lebanon,Whitestown, Thorntown, Advance and
Jamestown. 765-484-8572; boonecvb.com
Delphi (Carroll Co., West Reg.)
Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
Discover Carroll County where you'll find the unexpected
just down the road, river or trail. 866-374-6813;
carrollcountychamber.com
Logansport (Cass Co., East Reg.)
Cass County Visitors Bureau
Uncover and Discover the treasures of Cass County including
France Park and the Cass County Carousel, one of a
few remaining carousels hand-carved by Gustav Dentzel.
574-753-4856; visit-casscounty.com
Frankfort (Clinton Co., West Reg.)
Clinton County Chamber of Commerce
2016 brings 12 months of fun and excitement in Clinton County,
Indiana. Ice Sculpting, Street Vaulting, Horse Pulls, Haunted
Walks, A Storybook Christmas are all here. 765-654-5507;
ccinchamber.org
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Columbus (Bartholomew Co., South Central Reg.)
Columbus Area Visitor Center
Festivals celebrating world class design and small town charm:
Scottish Festival, Ethnic Expo, Film Festival, Arts Festivals, Hope
Heritage Days. 812-378-2622; columbus.in.us
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Washington (Daviess Co., South Central Reg.)
Daviess County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Bureau
Daviess County stands for: Amish pleasures, festive events,
family recreation and adventure. Fishing, hunting, camping and
much more. 800-449-5262; daviesscounty.net
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Auburn (DeKalb Co., East Reg.)
DeKalb County Visitor’s Bureau
Experience DeKalb County’s great festivals and events. Also, visit
our museums featuring classic cars, trucks, aircraft, military and
railroad history. 260-927-1499; DeKalbCVB.org
Jasper (Dubois Co., South Reg.)
Dubois County Visitors Center
Home to Garden Gate Jazz, Art, Wine, & Craft Beer
Festival (Apr); Jasper Strassenfest (Aug.); Ferdinand Folk
Festival (Sep.) and Olde World Christmas events. 812-482-9115;
visitduboiscounty.com
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Evansville (Vanderburgh Co., South Reg.)
Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau
Home to exciting events, excellent hotels, quality attractions and
unique restaurants, Evansville is the perfect stop for festival fun!
800-433-3025, 812-421-2200; visitevansville.com
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Connersville (Fayette Co., East Reg.)
Fayette County Tourism Bureau
Fabulous Fayette County invites you to enjoy our hospitality,
scenery and historic sites. Sightseeing, recreation, shopping,
dining and more! 765-852-1523; tourconnersville.com
ASSOCIATE PARTNERS
Kokomo (Howard Co., East Reg.)
Greater Kokomo Vistors Bureau
Turn one of our many festivals into a weekend getaway with glass
factory tours, auto museums, art galleries, great local restaurants
and comfortable hotels. 800-837-0971; visitkokomo.org
Carmel (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
Hamilton County Tourism, Inc.
A fun, affordable getaway is closer than you think.
Enjoy shopping, dining, world-class entertainment
and attractions, trails, festivals, the arts and more!
317-848-3181; VisitHamiltonCounty.com
Seymour (Jackson Co., South Central Reg.)
Jackson County Visitor Center
Proud of our community festivals and quaint small towns, we are
just one hour from Indy, Bloomington and Louisville! Stop in today!
855-524-1914; jacksoncountyin.com
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Portland (Jay Co., East Reg.)
Jay County Visitor & Tourism Bureau
Home to the world's largest gas engine and tractor show,
America's largest vintage bike show and festivals year
round. Enjoy the Glass Museum and Museum of the Soldier.
260-726-3366; visitjaycounty.com
Shipshewana (LaGrange Co., North Reg.)
LaGrange County Convention & Visitors Bureau
The staff will provide you with travel information and maps as well
as sharing valuable insights on area attractions. 260-768-4008 or
800-254-8090; visitshipshewana.org
Greenfield (Hancock Co., Central Reg.)
Hancock County Visitors Bureau/
Hancock County Tourism Commission
20 minutes from Indianapolis. Enjoy various museums,
arts & entertainment events, antiques, golfing, parks,
historic downtowns, festivals, restaurants, lodging, more.
866-384-8687; visithancockcounty.com
Corydon (Harrison Co., South Reg.)
Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Historic Corydon, Harrison County visitor information and
travel assistance. Historical sites, outdoor concerts, wineries,
caving, casino, ziplining, much more. 888-738-2137;
thisisindiana.org
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New Castle (Henry Co., East Reg.)
Henry County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Henry County welcomes you! We have many attractions, such
as go-karting, fishing, camping and more. Also enjoy one
of our many festivals throughout the year. 765-593-0764;
henrycountyin.org
Warsaw (Kosciusko Co., North Reg.)
Indiana's Kosciusko County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Home to 102 lakes, lodging, boat tours, performing arts,
recreation and tournaments, museums, unique community festivals,
shopping, dining and group tour planning. 574-269-6090;
LiveWellintheMoment.com
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
Indiana Tourism Association
Advocating the value of toursim in Indiana’s economy and
supoorting the best practices of its member organizations.
317-902-4557; IndianaTourismAssociation.com
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Mitchell (Lawrence Co., South Central Reg.)
Lawrence County Tourism
We are “Limestone Country”, home to outdoor
playgrounds of caves, forests, rivers, Bluespring
Caverns, Spring Mill State Park and the communities
of Bedford and Mitchell. 800-798-0769;
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Marion (Grant Co., East Reg.)
Marion/Grant County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Find fabulous classic car shows, bike rallies, vintage aircraft,
tractor engine shows, Mississinewa 1812 and Covered Bridge
Festival. 765-668-5435; ShowMeGrantCounty.com
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Metamora (Franklin Co., South Central Reg.)
Merchant Association of Metamora
Visit historic Metamora, Indiana's Canal Town. More
than 40 specialty shops, working Grist Mill, historic
railroad ride, horse-drawn canal boat ride, B&Bs.
513-314-5693; metamoraindiana.com
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Miami County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau
See a circus, experience our museums, hike and bike our trails,
canoe down our rivers, learn Cole Porter history and Miami
Indians legends. 765-472-1923; enjoymiamicounty.com
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ASSOCIATE PARTNERS
Muncie (Delaware Co., East Reg.)
Muncie Visitors Bureau
Muncie offers a wide variety of entertainment, dining, culture
and the arts. We are known for our big city service at small town
prices. 800-568-6862; VisitMuncie.org
Rome City (Noble Co., East Reg.)
Noble County Convention & Visitors Bureau
State park, Gene Stratton-Porter site, museums, animal sanctuary,
lakes, golf, festivals, B&Bs, Farm to Fork events, Tombstone Trail
cemetery tours. 260-854-2115; visitnoblecounty.com
North Webster (Kosciusko Co., North Reg.)
North Webster Tippecanoe Township
Chamber of Commerce
A family-friendly lake community. From the Historic Dixie
Boat to the entertaining SkiBees, we welcome all to come
and experience the joys that North Webster has to offer.
We have many unique shops that have something for
everyone. 574-834-7076; northwebster.com
Sullivan (Sullivan Co., West Reg.)
Tourism Commission of Sullivan County
Explore historical sites, family-oriented destinations
and fun-filled festivals and events. Enjoy delicious local
cuisine, great outdoor recreation, parks and museums.
812-905-0131; sullivancountyin.com
Shelbyville (Shelby Co., Central Reg.)
Shelby County Tourism & Visitors Bureau
It is all about Shelby County! The historic Porter Visitor Center
offers brochures, maps, festival information, and walking and
driving tours. 317-398-9623; visitshelbycounty.com
Spencer (Owen Co., West Reg.)
Sweet Owen Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
Escape to the natural beauty of “Sweet Owen” County; Indiana’s
first state park, McCormick’s Creek, and much more. Adventure
awaits! 812-714-8110; sweetowencvb.org
Vevay (Switzerland Co., South Central Reg.)
Switzerland County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visitor information center, lodging availability, brochures, maps,
group tours, convention planning, festivals & events, dining,local
shops, arts. 812-427-3237; switzcotourism.com
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Bloomington (Monroe Co., South Central Reg.)
Visit Bloomington
The official travel resource for all things Bloomington,
including unique festivals, restaurants, hotels and things to do.
800-800-0037; VisitBloomington.com
Fort Wayne (Allen Co., East Reg.)
Visit Fort Wayne
Visit Fort Wayne for family fun and amazing festivals any time of
year! 800-767-7752; VisitFortWayne.com
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French Lick (Orange Co., South Reg.)
Visit French Lick West Baden
History, luxury and the great outdoors. Enjoy familyfriendly attractions, world-class golf and award-winning
spas. Memories are waiting to be made! 812-936-3418;
visitfrenchlickwestbaden.com
Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.)
Visit Lafayette - West Lafayette
Visitors center, lodging availability, brochures, maps. Meeting,
convention and sporting event planning, group tours, itineraries,
coupons and packages. 765-447-9999; HomeOfPurdue.com
Michigan City (LaPorte Co., North Reg.)
Visit Michigan City LaPorte CVB
Visitor information center. Open daily for local dining, lodging,
attractions and travel information along with local and statewide
brochures. 800-634-2650; VisitMichiganCityLaPorte.com
Martinsville (Morgan Co., Central Reg.)
Visit Morgan County
Discover hidden gems and scenic beauty just minutes from
Indianapolis and Bloomington. Small towns, fun festivals,
local artisans, farms and unique shops await. 765-346-5611;
visitmorgancountyin.com
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Wabash (Wabash Co., East Reg.)
Visit Wabash County
Tour group itineraries, let us make arrangements for you. Fine
dining, historic hotels, world class entertainment, museums,
festivals, covered bridges, art galleries 260-563-7171;
visitwabashcounty.com
Michigan Festival & Events Association
A statewide organization serving communities and volunteers
throughout Michigan, promoting local events, festivals and
destinations throughout the Midwest. mfea.org
Celebrating 20-year bi-state festival partnership.
DINING AND LODGING
Middlebury (Elkhart Co., North Reg.)
Das Dutchman Essenhaus
Indiana's largest family restaurant. Enjoy a buffet,
menu, or family-style meal. Discover the Village Shops,
Bakery, Inn and live theatre productions and concerts!
574-825-0052; Essenhaus.com
Delphi (Carroll Co., West Reg.)
J.W. Rentals Guest Houses and Suites
Short-term overnight lodging with all the comforts of "home away
from home." 765-564-6045; jwrentals.com
ASSOCIATE PARTNERS
ENTERTAINMENT
The Cosmic Situation
An eclectic rock/blues/soul band led by guitar slinger/songwriter
Brandon Boerner, based out of Indianapolis. Visit our website for
tour dates and more. 317-918-5039; tcsband.com
Legendary Entertainment Productions
Pyrotechnics: custom designed for indoor, outdoor, close proximity
and re-enactments. We book local and national acts. Stage,
sound, lighting, consulting and on-site mgmt. 614-402-2375;
legendaryentertainment.net
Magical Entertainment Magic Matt's Family Fun Show
Magician and balloon artist Matthew Scherer brings family fun
and interactive entertainment to your event. 630-244-0979;
mattthemagician.com
Zach Day & Full Throttle
A versatile six-piece band that performs the best high
energy blues as well as the classic favorites, there is
something for everyone! [email protected] 765-639-8762;
Zachdaymusicproductions.com
FESTIVAL SUPPLIERS
BloomingtonOnline Photography
Rent a photo booth for your next festival or event. These portable
studios accommodate large groups and offer customized props,
prints and backgrounds to fit your event theme. 812-322-4452;
bloomingtononline.photography
Express ATM
We provide mobile ATMs and merchant services to
festivals, fairs, outdoor concerts and more. 877-385-5228;
expressatm.com C
FairFest Consulting LLC
Consulting for your event: help with new or existing
festivals, fairs or events. Give us a call to see if we can
help! 574-356-6034
For more than 60 years, Hoosier Energy and our electric
cooperatives have been providing clean and reliable electricity across Central and Southern Indiana. Hoosier
Energy has been a proud sponsor of the Indiana Festival
Guide since 1972. togetherwesave.com
Hot Spot Wi-Fi PODs
High Speed High Capacity Mobile WiFi systems for rent.
[email protected] hotspotwifipods.com C
RCS C
Two Way Radio Rentals
for your Festival or Event
Communicating at your festival is
critical. Two way radios offer quick
communication at a push of a
button. Choose from a large
inventory of radios that will
work in any environment
rain or shine!
Call 1-800-767-7384 for
a quote today or visit us
online at www.rcs.info,
rentals.
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance has served Hoosiers
since 1934. The company has grown to include
insurance products for auto, life, home, business
and farm. Find local agents in each of Indiana’s 92
counties. Quotes available online. 800-723-3276;
INFarmBureau.com
Indiana Ticket Company
We are an industry leader in the manufacturing and sale of
quality tickets and admission control products. 800-428-8640;
indianaticket.com
KGS Consulting, LLC
We are a full-service event management, production
and consulting company. We make fun our business and
help you make your event unforgettable! 765-242-3563;
pickleonastick.com C
The Pink Tent Children's Fun Events & Fundraisers
Available for festivals, birthdays, holiday and corporate
events. Face-painting, living and mascot characters, sand-art,
hair color, balloon animals, professional clown and more.
812-660-2014 C
Press Puzzles
Indiana based hand-crafter of high quality, custom-made,
wooden jigsaw puzzles. Ideal fundraising or merchandise item.
812-219-1161; presspuzzles.com C
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ASSOCIATE PARTNERS
JANUARY
Propeller Marketing
We're a 15-year-old advertising agency specializing in tourism,
including festivals/events, attractions and destinations. A partner
of Indiana State Festivals Association for the Indiana Festival
Guide. 317-770-8183; propellermktg.com C
Runyon Equipment Rental
Open 7 days a week! Generators, lighting, crowd control fencing,
cable covers, misting fans, temp. heaters and air conditioning. We
also deliver! 800-276-TOOL; runyonrental.com C
Sequence Sports & Events
We are an event management company that produces
and promotes special events. We specialize in sporting
events and festivals. @sequencesports 888-756-3552;
sequencesports.com C
Spectrum Weather and Specialty Insurance, Inc.
Premier provider of event rain insurance. Our on-staff meteorologist
will assist to define the financial impact of adverse weather on
your event. 816-810-2346; spectrumweatherinsurance.com C
Variety Attractions, Inc.
Providing quality event talent and entertainment for over 50
years. We specialize in the unique needs of fairs and festivals.
740-453-0394; varietyattractions.com C
MARCH
• Sullivan County Ag Day - 4-H Fairgrounds Mar 5
• Sullivan County Shifters Automotive
Swap Meet Mar 19
• Odd Fellows Easter Egg Hunt Mar 27 - 2pm
APRIL
• Sullivan High School Car Show
• Dugger Spring Fling
• PKC Super Stakes Championships Apr 4-9
MAY
• Celebration of the Future – Waapaahsiki
Siipiiwi Mound Historical Park May 7
• Memorial Day Weekend at Sullivan Co Park & Lake
JUNE
• Aviation Awareness Day June 4
• Merom Bluff Chautauqua June 3-5
• Farmersburg Old Settlers Festival June 3-4
• Shelburn Old Fashioned Days June 10-11
• Relay For Life
• Watts in the Sky RC Airshow June 18-19
• Sullivan County Shifters Car Show June 26
JULY
• 4th of July Fireworks over the Lake Freedom Festival
• Sullivan County 4-H Fair
• A free publication
• 500,000 copies printed each year
• Featuring over 640 festivals and events
• Distributed at 600+ locations in Indiana
Visit www.IndianaFestivals.org
for searchable festival calendar and
Indiana Festival Guide
pick-up locations.
To include your festival in the 2017
Indiana Festival Guide, see page 3.
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SEPTEMBER
• Labor Day at Sullivan County
Park & Lake
• Sullivan Rotary Corn Festival
• Dugger Coal Festival
Ongoing –
APRIL-OCTOBER:
Sullivan County
Shifters Car Club
Cruise-In –
1st Wednesday of
each month on the
Sullivan Square
OCTOBER
• UKC Performance Pack Beagle
Dog Field Trials (Tentative)
• Odd Fellows Halloween Parade Oct 31
DECEMBER
• Carlisle Country Christmas
SU
America’s longest-standing
statewide festival membership
organization and publisher of
the Indiana Festival Guide
AUGUST
• Hymera Seafood Festival
• Sullivan County Night Out
• Hymera Ruritan Bean Dinner
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Check our website for more information.
Sullivan County Chamber of
Commerce & Tourism Commission
25 S. Main St., P.O. Box 325
Sullivan, IN 47882
812-905-0131
www.sullivancountyin.com
All festival dates are subject to change and festival hours vary. Contact festival for confirmation.
JANUARY/FEBRUARY
JANUARY
Jan. 1; Feb. 5; Mar. 4; Apr. 1; May 6;
Jun. 3; Jul. 1; Aug. 5; Sep. 2; Oct. 7;
Nov. 4; Dec. 2
Goshen (Elkhart Co., North Reg.)
Goshen First Fridays
Downtown. Visit vibrant Goshen for craft breweries,
wood-fired pizza, rustic venues, top performing halls,
biking trails, historic architecture. Locals and visitors can’t
stop talking about this creative little city. AND, on the First
Friday of every month, downtown throws a party! No
adm. chg. 574-312-9922; cityonthego.org X
Feb. 5
Goshen First Fridays
See Jan. 1 listing.
Feb. 6
Shipshewana (LaGrange Co., North Reg.)
Shipshewana Pajama Sale
Townwide. Grab your girlfriends and wear your
pajamas on Sat., Feb. 6 for dreamy sales at the annual
Shipshewana Pajama Sale! Enjoy the fun of shopping
in your pajamas, just like shopping from home. The
best sales start before the sun comes up. No adm. chg.
866-631-9675; shipshewana.com X
Feb. 14
Vincennes (Knox Co., South Central Reg.)
Old Post Bluegrass Jam
Vincennes University Beckes Student Union. Enjoy a day of
bluegrass musical entertainment. Open jam sessions all day long
and afternoon scheduled performances. Acoustic instruments
only. No adm. chg. 800-886-6443; vincennescvb.org X
Eagles in Flight
Weekend
Jan. 29-31
Marshall (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Eagles in Flight Weekend
Turkey Run State Park Nature Center. Discover nests, an
overnight roost and hunting grounds as we explore the habitats
of eagles, hawks and owls, our large birds of prey. Meet live
raptors! Adm. chg. 765-597-2635; dnr.in.gov X
FEBRUARY
Feb. 5
Kokomo (Howard Co., East Reg.)
Chocolate Celebration
Kokomo First Church of the Nazarene. Don't miss Kokomo's
sweetest event with a great variety of delicious and mouth-watering
chocolate treats. Come early for best selection! 11am-2pm. No
adm. chg. 765-453-7611; samaritancaregivers.org X
Feb. 5-6
Evansville (Vanderburgh Co., South Reg.)
Franklin Street Mardi Gras & Grand Parade
West Franklin St. Bands, beads & bodacious Mardi Gras-style
food & drinks for 6 blocks on W. Franklin St. Bars, restaurants
and businesses do New Orleans this weekend with crawls,
music, a parade, lots and lots of beads! Everybody's Cajun this
weekend in Evansville! No adm. chg.
X 800-433-3025;
fallinlovewithfranklin.org/#home-section
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Feb. 19-21
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
Great American Fly Fishing Expo
Indiana State Fairgrounds. Premier fly fishing event showcasing fly
fishing manufacturers, guides and lodges, clothing, fly tying tools
and materials, travel, shops and seminars from the pros. Adm.
chg. 765-641-7712; greatflyfishingexpo.com
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2017 Festival Dates: Feb. 17-19
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Feb. 19-21
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
25th Annual Indiana Motorcycle Expo
Indiana State Fairgrounds, Expo Hall. Indiana's premier
motorcycle show. Over 70,000 square feet of bikes, accessories,
gear and travel destinations, plus a biker's showcase and
the International Bikini Team. Adm. chg. 877-892-1723;
indysportshow.com
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2017 Festival Dates: Feb. 17-19
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Feb. 19-28
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
Ford 62nd Annual Indianapolis
Boat Sport & Travel Show
Indiana State Fairgrounds. Over 650,000 square feet of the
outdoors, indoors. Acres of boats, RVs, fishing tackle, outdoor
destinations, ATVs, seminars and entertainment. Parking chg. Adm.
chg. 877-892-1723; indysportshow.com
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2017 Festival Dates: Feb. 17-26
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Feb. 27
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
4-H Pancake and Sausage Breakfast
4-H Fairgrounds. Pancakes and sausage, silent auction, 7am-7pm.
Adm. chg. 765-472-1921 X
Find more festival and event information at IndianaFestivals.org and see page 3 for County & Regional Map.
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FEBRUARY
FE STI VA L S I N EV ERY S EASO N , FO R EV ERY I N TEREST.
INDIANA HERITAGE QUILT SHOW
MAR. 3-5
TASTE OF BLOOMINGTON
JUNE 18
FOURTH STREET FESTIVAL OF THE
ARTS & CRAFTS SEPT. 3-4
KIWANIS CLUB OF SOUTH CENTRAL
INDIANA BALLOON FESTIVAL SEPT. 9-11
JIM KRAUSE
LOTUS WORLD MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
SEPT. 15-18
ARTISAN GUILDS OF BLOOMINGTON
HOLIDAY SHOW NOV. 4-5
FIND THESE FESTIVALS AND MORE AT VISITBLOOMINGTON.COM
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All festival dates are subject to change and festival hours vary. Contact festival for confirmation.
FEBRUARY/MARCH
Feb. 25-28
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
19th Annual Indiana Deer, Turkey & Waterfowl Expo
Indiana State Fairgrounds, Expo Hall. Featuring hunting gear,
apparel and outfitters from across the globe. Learn from the
pros at our Big Time Seminar Series. Adm. chg. 877-892-1723;
indysportshow.com
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2017 Festival Dates: Feb. 23-26
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Feb. 27-28; Mar. 5-6
Salem (Washington Co., South Reg.)
LM Sugarbush, LLC 25th Annual Maple Syrup Festival
10 miles east of Salem, 7 miles west of Henryville, on SR 160,
follow signs north. Family-friendly. Tours, food, fresh pure maple
syrup, kids' activities, vendors, free parking, many free activities.
No adm. chg. 812-967-4491; LMSugarbush.com
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Mar. 5-6
Parke County Maple Syrup Fair
See Feb. 27 listing.
Mar. 11-12
Portland (Jay Co., East Reg.)
Fiber Fest & Spin-In
County 4-H Fairgrounds. For all fiber crafters: classes, lectures,
demonstrations, vendors, kids’ corner, sheep shearing, old
spinning wheel, legacy quilts on display. Scout fun patch. Adm.
chg. $1 877-726-4481; visitjaycounty.com X
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Mar. 12-20
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
Indiana Flower and Patio Show
Feb. 27-28; Mar. 5-6
Rockville (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Parke County Maple Syrup Fair
4-H Fairgrounds. Parke County Maple Syrup Producers
begin tapping the trees that provide sugar water for
making maple syrup. Tour maple camps throughout
the county to see how maple syrup is made down at
the "sugar camp." Enjoy pancake meals daily at the
fairgrounds headquarters. No adm. chg. X
765-569-5226; coveredbridges.com
2017 Festival Dates: Feb. 25-26; Mar. 4-5
MARCH
Mar. 4
Goshen First Fridays
Indiana State Fairgrounds, Expo Hall & West
Pavilion. With more than 110,000 guests attending
each year, visitors come to see 70,000+ square
feet of fully landscaped gardens and stay to learn
about, compare, and purchase premium indoor
and outdoor living products from 450+ exhibitor
experts! It's a must! Adm. chg. C X
800-215-1700;
indianaflowerandpatioshow.com
Mar. 16-19
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Downtown. Hoosier Lottery Greening of the Canal Mar.16,
St. Patrick's Day Parade Mar.17, Shamrock Run & Walk
and Shamrockin' the Circle Mar.19. @indystpats Adm. chg.
888-756-3552; indystpats.com
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See Jan. 1 listing.
Mar. 4-5
Linton (Greene Co., South Central Reg.)
Marsh Madness Sandhill Crane Festival
Humphreys Park and Goose Pond FWA. Spring Sandhill Crane
migration. Friday kickoff dinner, Saturday arts & crafts vendors,
food, live raptors and reptiles, kids activities, Goose Pond FWA bus
tours. Adm. chg. 812-847-5027; friendsofgoosepond.org
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Mar. 5-6
LM Sugarbush, LLC 25th Annual Maple Syrup Festival
See Feb. 27 listing.
Bridgeton
Art and Wine Fair
May 14
Mar. 17
Crown Point (Lake Co., North Reg.)
St. Patrick’s Day Nighttime Parade
Downtown. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Crown Point with the
only nighttime parade in Northwest Indiana. No adm. chg.
219-662-3290; crownpoint.in.gov
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MARCH/APRIL
Come visit
Southeast Indiana!
May
U.S. 50 Yard Sales
June
NMLRA Muzzle Loading Shoots
Friendship Flea Markets
F.A.R.M. Club
Antique Machinery Show
July
4th Celebrations
Batesville Summerfest
Ripley County 4-H Fair
Mar. 19-20
New Carlisle (St. Joseph Co., North Reg.)
Sugar Camp Days
Bendix Woods County Park. Watch sap cook into syrup, enjoy
a pancake breakfast, tour the sugarbush. Music, wagon rides,
Native American lifeways and artisan demos and more! Adm. $8
per car. 574-654-3155; sjcparks.org X
APRIL
Apr. 1
Goshen First Fridays
See Jan. 1 listing.
Apr. 2-3
Portage (Porter Co., North Reg.)
Duneland Woodcarvers Show
Woodland Park. 40th Annual. Artists in woodcarving, gourds
and wood working from throughout the Midwest will display
their pieces and be judged in 47 categories. Adm. chg.
219-662-0044; dunelandwoodcarvers.com X
August
Whispering Beard Folk Festival
Bacon, Blues, and Brew Festival
September
NMLRA Muzzle Loading Shoot
Friendship Flea Markets
Versailles Pumpkin Show
Batesville Apple Festival
October
Bluegrass Festival
For dates, brochure or more information:
Apr. 16
Huntingburg (Dubois Co., South Reg.)
4th Annual Garden Gate Jazz, Art, Wine and
Craft Beer Festival
Market St., next to Historic Downtown 4th St. Enjoy live
performances of traditional and Latin jazz while sampling wine
and craft beers. Music from 2-8pm. Adm. chg. 800-968-4578;
huntingburgchamberofcommerce.org
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2017 Festival Dates: Apr. 15
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Turkey Run
Earth Day
Apr. 16
Marshall (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Turkey Run Earth Day
Nature Center at Turkey Run State Park. Come celebrate
Earth Day and learn how to live "green" and how to up-cycle
old items. Make fun crafts and much more. Adm. chg.
765-597-2635; dnr.in.gov X
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APRIL
Apr. 22-24
Wakarusa (Elkhart Co., North Reg.)
Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival
Historic Downtown. Lion's Club pancakes and sausage or
PTO BBQ meal. Enjoy free popcorn, parade, entertainment,
sugar camp, museum tours, contests with cash prizes!
Food and craft vendors. Face painting, Bouncyland,
camel and pony rides! Fresh maple syrup available
for purchase. No adm. chg. 574-862-4344;
wakarusamaplesyrupfestival.com C X
Bridgeton Mountain
Man Rendezvous
Apr. 23-24
Bridgeton (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Bridgeton Mountain Man Rendezvous
1878 Grounds. Pre-1820s reenactment with trading posts,
muzzleloader shoot, tomahawk and knife throwing demos,
canoe race, cookin' in the cabin and field trips for school
groups. No adm. chg. 765-548-2136; bridgetonindiana.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Apr. 29-30
Apr. 23
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
CCS FEST: CCS Spring Festival
& BBQ Competition
Calvary Christian School. Celebrate with Great
American BBQ Competitors. Festival games, prizes
and Massive KidZone with BounceCity. Food trucks,
100+ Artisan booths, car show. All-day concert - live
Christian music. Family-friendly, alcohol free! Purchase
tickets onsite for games/food. No adm. chg. C X
marshall
county
Festivals!
Culver Winter Fest
Yellow River Festival
Bremen Firemen’s Festival
Marshall County 4-H Fair
Culver Lake Fest
Bourbon Summer Fest
Marshall County Blueberry Festival
Rentown Old Fashion Days
MoonTree Festival
Culver Fall Fest
Holy Walk
Christmas Fest at Hensler’s Nursery
2016 dates available at
VisitMarshallCounty.org
317-789-8710; ccsfest.com
VisitMarshallCounty.org • 800-626-5353
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Apr. 27-30
Orleans (Orange Co., South Reg.)
Orleans Dogwood Festival
Historic Congress Square. Visit Indiana's Dogwood Capital.
Enjoy arts & crafts, carnival rides, live entertainment, food,
parade, viewing of the dogwoods and more. No adm. chg.
812-865-9930; orleansdogwoodfestival.com X
Apr. 23-24
Troy (Perry Co., South Reg.)
Dogwood Festival Tour
St. Pius Catholic Church grounds. Tour the beautiful Dogwood
trees while enjoying food vendors, flea markets, craft booths, quilt
shows, sassafras tea. Visit website for all blooming locations. No
adm. chg. 812-547-7933; perrycountyindiana.org X
2017 Festival Dates: Apr. 29-30
Apr. 23-24
Mansfield (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Mansfield Village Mushroom Festival
Mansfield Village. Mushroom hunt, mushroom auction, biggest
mushroom contest. Shopping, vendors, food and camping. No
adm. chg. 765-653-4026; mansfieldvillage.com X
Bridgeton
Art and Wine Fair
May 14
Apr. 23-24
Rochester (Fulton Co., North Reg.)
Redbud Trail Rendezvous
Fulton County Historical Society grounds. Pre-1865 event with
programs including music, dance and Civil War reenactors.
Food cooked over wood fires. Named for the redbud trees
along the Tippecanoe River. Adm. chg. 574-223-4436;
fultoncountyhistory.org X
2017 Festival Dates: Apr. 29-30
Apr. 23-24
Vernon (Jennings Co., South Central Reg.)
Sassafras Tea Festival & Civil War Living History
Courthouse lawn and museum. Delicious hot meals, hundreds of
homemade pies, free sassafras tea, mock battle, encampments,
Blue-Grey Ball. Clean restroom facilities. No adm. chg.
812-346-8989; jenningscounty.org X
ayne
This Spring & Summer
in Festive Fort Wayne:
BuskerFest • Three Rivers Festival
Vera Bradley Outlet Sale • & more!
VisitFortWayne.com
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Apr. 29-May 1
Batesville (Ripley Co., South Central Reg.)
6th Annual Batesville Regional Fine Arts Fair
Romweber Marketplace. Features over 50 artists displaying
original works of art for sale, children's craft corner, music,
food and artist demonstrations. No adm. chg. 513-519-9936;
romwebermarketplace.com
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Apr. 29-May 1
Marshall (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Turkey Run Women’s Wellness Retreat
Turkey Run INN at Turkey Run State Park. Women’s wellness
retreat includes classes ranging from wood carving, candle
making, wine tasting and lots more with or without INN room
nights. Adm. chg. indianainns.com/turkeyrun
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Apr. 30
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Apple Blossom Fest 5k & Bike Ride
McClure's Orchard. 5k run, bike ride, tours, horse rides, petting
zoo, wine/hard cider tasting. Fee for run and ride. No adm. chg.
765-985-9000; mccluresorchard.com
Apr. 30
Shipshewana (LaGrange Co., North Reg.)
Kite Komotion
See dazzling, colorful and unusual kites soar over the
Shipshewana Skies! Watch international kite teams, learn
to fly professional kites and make and fly your own kite.
Visit our website for more details! No adm. chg. X
260-768-4008; VisitShipshewana.org
Apr. 30
North Manchester (Wabash Co., East Reg.)
Tulip Festival and Tulip Two-Mile Classic
Peabody Retirement Community. Two-Mile Classic Fun Run. Used
book sale, party and food vendors, live music, Vintage Memories
Market, petting zoo, pony rides and more. No adm. chg.
260-982-8616; peabodyrc.org X
All festival dates are subject to change and festival hours vary. Contact festival for confirmation.
APRIL
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May 1
6th Annual Batesville Regional Fine Arts Fair
See Apr. 29 listing.
May 1
Turkey Run Women’s Wellness Retreat
See Apr. 29 listing.
May 1; Jun. 5; Jul. 3; Aug. 7; Sep. 4; Oct. 2
Lawrenceburg (Dearborn Co., South Central Reg.)
Tri-State Antique Market
Fairgrounds. Indiana's largest regularly scheduled antiques and
vintage market. Now in our third decade, we feature over 200
sellers (indoors and outdoors) at each monthly show. Adm. chg.
513-738-7256; lawrenceburgantiqueshow.com
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2017 Dates: May 7; Jun. 4; Jul. 2; Aug. 6; Sep. 3; Oct. 1
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Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
HANCOCK COUNTY
Spring / Summer
Event Calendar
Riley Wranglers Craft Fair
-- May 7, Greenfield
Strawberry Festival
-- May 21, Shirley
Hancock Co. 4-H Fair
-- June 24 - July 1, Greenfield
Independence Day Fest
-- June 25, New Palestine
Pennsy Trail Art
& Music Festival
-- August 6, Greenfield
Hancock Co. Tourism Commission
& Hancock County Visitors Bureau
www.visithancockcounty.com
[email protected]
866-384-8687
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500 Festival
Downtown and Indianapolis Motor Speedway®.
Celebrate the spirit and legacy of the 100th running of
the Indy 500 at our action-packed events throughout
May. From the nation’s premiere half marathon to
the 3rd largest parade, there’s something for all
ages and interests! Adm. chg. 317-927-3378;
500Festival.com C X
2017 Festival Dates: May 3-28
May 6
Goshen First Fridays
See Jan. 1 listing.
May 6-7
Pendleton (Madison Co., East Reg.)
Highway 38 Sale
Downtown. Miles and miles of shopping! Antiques, yard sales and
food! No adm. chg. 765-278-3511; pendletonin.org X
May 6-7
Lebanon (Boone Co., Central Reg.)
Indiana Gourd Society State Gourd Show
Fairgrounds. Gourd art, crafting supplies, auction, demonstrations,
classes, food, crafted gourds, dried gourds, gourd seeds. Adm.
chg. 765-674-8088; indianagourdsociety.org X
Upgrade to an Energy Star® rated
washing machine and you can
save up to $140 a year.
TOGETHERWESAVE.COM
All festival dates are subject to change and festival hours vary. Contact festival for confirmation.
MAY
May 6-7
Shipshewana (LaGrange Co., North Reg.)
MayFest in Shipshewana
Townwide. Good, old-fashioned fun to celebrate spring
in downtown Shipshewana! Bluegrass and gospel music,
food, entertainment and special games just for kids. The
Grand MayFest Parade kicks off Saturday at 10am.
Downtown activities: buggy races, games and more. No
adm. chg. 866-631-9675; shipshewana.com X
May 6-7
Petersburg (Pike Co., South Reg.)
Pike County Chamber of Commerce Bicentennial
Azalea Blossom Festival
Downtown. Two days of fun and Bicentennial celebration! Enjoy
craft and food vendors, entertainment, children's activities,
amusement rides and contests. No adm. chg. 812-354-8155;
pikecountyin.org X
May 7-8
Anderson (Madison Co., East Reg.)
Anderson Sertoma Club Mayor's Cup Grand Prix
Downtown. Adult and kids' classes, racing on city streets, part of
the Little 500 Festival. Free bleacher seating and food vendors.
No adm. chg. 765-643-0463; members.toast.net/randough/ X
May 7
Greenfield (Hancock Co., Central Reg.)
Riley Wrangler's 32nd Annual Arts and Crafts Fair
County 4-H Fairgrounds, 620 N Apple St. 120+ booth spaces
inside. Arts, crafts, food vendors and entertainment. Open
9am-5pm. Free parking, no admission fee and free door prizes.
Handicapped accessable. No adm. chg. 317-459-1319;
rileywranglers.com X
May 7
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
YMCA Kids' Fair
Peru Jr. High School. Activities for kids, free bike helmets, free
car seats, bike giveaways, used bike auction, free lunch and
demonstrations. No adm. chg. 765-472-1979; mcymca.org
May 13-14; Jun. 10-11; Jul. 8-9;
Aug. 12-13; Sep. 9-10
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Peru/Miami County Community Garage Sale
Citywide and countywide. City and countywide garage sales. Lots
of great items available for purchase between 8am-5pm. No adm.
chg. 765-472-1923; perumiaminews.com
May 13-14
Washington (Daviess Co., South Central Reg.)
Rail Fest & Heartbeat of Washington Spring Festival
Main St. and Depot. Celebration of Daviess County railroad
heritage with train rides, history exhibits, model train displays,
food and entertainment for the whole family. No adm. chg.
812-257-0301; daviesscountyhistory.net
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www.hopebbqcontest.com
www.hopebbqcontest.com
Old-Fashioned
Old-Fashioned
Independence
Celebration
Independence Day
Day Celebration
July
July 1st
www.yellowtrailmuseum.com
www.yellowtrailmuseum.com
www.yellowtrailmuseum.com
Arts and
and Antiques
Antiques Fair
Arts
Fair
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Aug. 28th
www.hopeareachamber.org
www.hopeareachamber.org
www.hopeareachamber.org
Hope Ride
Hope
Ride
Sept. 17th
Sept.
17th
www.HopeRide.org
www.HopeRide.org
www.HopeRide.org
Hope Heritage
Heritage Days
Hope
Days
Sept. 23rd-25th
23rd-25th
Sept.
www.hopeheritagedays.org
www.hopeheritagedays.org
www.hopeheritagedays.org
Hope Haunted
Haunted Hollows
Hope
Hollows
Oct. 22nd
22nd
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www.bartholomewhistory.org
www.bartholomewhistory.org
Christmas of Yesteryear
Christmas
Yesteryear
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www.yellowtrailmuseum.com
www.yellowtrailmuseum.com
www.yellowtrailmuseum.com
Christmas Homes Tour
Christmas
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2nd Tour
Dec.
2nd
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www.yellowtrailmuseum.com
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812-546-4673
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Switzerland County
Visit
● Historic Lodgings
● Winery
● Museums
● Zipline
● Camping
● Group Tours
● Historic Vevay on the Ohio River
● Shopping & Dining
● Hunting & Fishing
● Artists & Craftsmen
● Belterra Casino Resort & Spa
"We Live It!
You’ll Love It!"
Visit our website for
year round events!
switzcotourism.com
(812) 427-3237
Located between
Cincinnati & Louisville
May 14
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Art at the Historic Roberts Home
Roberts Mansion. Area artists show their works of Miami
County historical sites at the historic Roberts mansion. Reception
and entertainment, art for sale. 1pm-4pm. No adm. chg.
765-472-7655; miamicounty2016.com
May 14
Zionsville (Boone Co., Central Reg.)
Brick Street Market
Downtown. Held on Zionsville's brick Main Street, this arts and
crafts fair features handmade items by over 175 vendors plus
great food and entertainment. No adm. chg. 317-873-3836;
zionsvillechamber.org
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May 14, 21, 28; Jun. 4, 11, 18, 25;
Jul. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;
Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27; Sep. 3
Franklin (Johnson Co., Central Reg.)
Franklin Farmer’s Market
Downtown. Enjoy locally grown produce, fruits, wine, treats and
handcrafted items. Live music. Over 50 vendors. 8am-12pm.
Sponsored by Discover Downtown Franklin. No adm. chg.
317-346-1258; discoverdowntownfranklin.com
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Bridgeton
Art and Wine Fair
May 14
Bridgeton (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Bridgeton Art and Wine Fair
1878 Barn. Unique fine art, original crafts show and sale. Wine
tasting, music Noon-5pm. Shop for home, office or Mother's
Day gifts. Shops open. Plenty of good food. No adm. chg.
765-548-2136; bridgetonindiana.com X
May 14-Oct. 8
Kirklin (Clinton Co., West Reg.)
Kirklin Events
Main Street. Escape to Kirklin: a quaint antique community located
on St. Rd. 421 with 12+ stores and two restaurants. No adm.
chg. 765-279-5700; kirklinindiana.org
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May 14; Jun. 11; Jul. 9; Aug. 13; Sep. 3
Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.)
Mosey Down Main Street
Downtown Main St. Live entertainment, food, family-friendly,
free event introducing the sights, sounds, venues and merchants
of downtown Lafayette. No adm. chg. 765-714-4844;
moseydownmain.com X
2017 Dates: May 13; Jun. 10; Jul. 8; Aug. 12; Sep. 2
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From festivals, museums, music and theatre to shopping,
racing and a casino, both Anderson and Madison County
have something for everyone all year long.
VisitAndersonMadisonCounty.com for exciting
upcoming events and plan your next visit today...because
your FUN starts here!
Anderson
Madison County
Visitors and Convention Bureau
VisitAndersonMadisonCounty.com
Anderson, Indiana
1-800-533-6569
May 14
Southport (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
Southport Spring Festival
City Park. Activities include an art show, food trucks, craft vendors,
live entertainment, pie baking contest, kids’ zone, pet parade. No
adm. chg. 317-626-8782; southportevents.org
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May 14
Seymour (Jackson Co., South Central Reg.)
Wings Over Muscatatuck Migratory Bird Festival
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge. Celebrate the outdoors,
see birds of prey, build birdhouses, take a bird walk and visit the
refuge closed area. You might even see a bald eagle! Visit our FB
page. No adm. chg. 812-522-4352; jacksoncountyin.com
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May 15
Fort Wayne (Allen Co., East Reg.)
Fort Wayne Cherry Blossom Festival
Downtown Main Library, 900 Library Plaza. Japanese folk dance,
traditional music, contests (anime, cosplay, haiku), tea ceremony,
taiko drums, karaoke, food, merchandise, games, origami, bonsai
exhibits. No adm. chg. 260-432-7780; fortwaynesistercities.net
May 20-21
Brookville (Franklin Co., South Central Reg.)
Franklin County Quilt Show
Brookville Government Center. 5th annual quilt show with
community quilts, Hoffman Challenge quilts, bedturning,
challenge category with monetary prizes, vendors, food, fun,
door prizes. Adm. chg. 866-647-6555; quiltbatts.org
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May 20-21
Harrodsburg (Monroe Co., South Central Reg.)
Harrodsburg Heritage Days
Community Center. 1002 W Popcorn Rd. Fish fry, parade, baby
contest, live entertainment, arts and crafts, pet parade, contests,
kiddie rides and games, antique eng. Fun for all. No adm. chg.
812-824-9390; harrodsburgheritagedays.org X
2017 Festival Dates: May 19-20
May 20-22
Danville (Hendricks Co., Central Reg.)
Mayberry in the Midwest
Historic Downtown Square. Celebrate all things Mayberry!
Tribute artists, Squad Car Nationals, themed contests, arts and
crafts vendors and much more wholesome fun. No adm. chg.
317-319-1492; MayberryintheMidwest.com
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May 20-21
Madison (Jefferson Co., South Central Reg.)
RiverRoots Music and Folk Arts Festival
Bicentennial Park, Riverfront. Nationally known contemporary
and traditional folk/roots musicians, storytelling, traditional
crafts, food, regional wines and craft beer festival. Family
friendly. Adm. chg. 800-559-2956; riverroots.org/ X
2017 Festival Dates: May 19-20
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Vincennes (Knox Co., South Central Reg.)
Birth of a State: The Indiana Exhibit
See Indiana's greatest treasures including the State's original
Constitutions, Flag, State Rifle and more during the three-city
Bicentennial exhibit. No adm. chg. 317-232-3380;
in.gov/iara/3157.htm
May 21
Madison (Jefferson Co., South Central Reg.)
Madtown 5K Mud-Climb
Heritage Trail. This intense 5K mudder requires endurance,
stamina and strength to navigate the winding 6-16% incline
course. Adm. chg. 812-265-5811; madtownmudrun.com
May 21-22
Arcadia (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
May Festival
Downtown. Arts, crafts, flea market, amusements and games for
kids, food, entertainment both Sat and Sun. Sunday also offers a
car show. No adm. chg. 317-220-2204 X
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Cooking Demos
Designated Driver
Program
May 21
Kokomo (Howard Co., East Reg.)
The Greatest Spectacle in Tasting
Bona Vista Programs. Tasting of restaurant fare, fine wine,
specialty beer, live music, silent auction, outdoor tented setting.
Adults 21+ only. Adm. chg. 765-457-8273; bonavista.org X
May 21
Walton (Cass Co., East Reg.)
Walton May Day Festival
Downtown. Family fun festival with vendor and crafter booths,
kids' games and food vendors. Yard sales throughout the
community. Join us on July 4th for the best fireworks show. No
adm. chg. 574-753-4856; visit-casscounty.com
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May 21
Newburgh (Warrick Co., South Reg.)
11th Annual Wine, Art & Jazz Festival
Old Lock & Dam Park, Hwy. 662. Featuring Indiana wineries,
food vendors, music and wine education classes. Adm. chg.
812-853-2815; historicnewburgh.org
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2017 Festival Dates: May 20
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VintageIndiana.com
Zoom Town Covered
Bridge 5k Run/Walk
May 21
Rockville (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Zoom Town Covered Bridge 5k Run/Walk
4338 W 40 N and US Hwy. 36. Run through the Sim Smith and
Phillips Bridges. Medals for top three in run/walk. Award given
for largest participant group. Participation ribbons for Fun-Run/
Walk Adm. chg. 765-592-0829; montezuma.in.gov
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2017 Festival Dates: May 20
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ANNUAL
EVENTS
2016
Shirley Strawberry Festival May 21
Vendors, music, bounce houses
(765) 738-6415
New Lisbon Old Time Days July 15-16
Tractor/car show, old gas engines
(765) 524-1998
NC-HC Chamber of Commerce
Memorial Day Parade &
Festival
May 30
Largest Memorial Day Parade
in Midwest. Vendors, music, food.
(765) 529-5210
Summit Lake Optimist Retro
Sprint Triathlon
July 23
Summit Lake State Park
Sprint triathlon, sprint duathlon,
sprint aqua bike, kids aquathon for
ages 4-14
www.munciemultisport.com
Knightstown Jubilee Days June 1-4
Carnival, food, entertainment
(765) 345-5131
Middletown Lions Club Fair June 6-11
Carnival, food, live entertainment,
parade and fireworks
(765) 354-4673
Wilbur Wright Birthplace
Festival
June 17-18
Museum tours, food, vendors
(765) 332-2495
Shirley Mud Bog
Food, NO COOLERS
(765) 730-1571
June 18
New Castle Mini Marathon
5K, 10K, 13.1-mile mini
marathon run/walk
www.munciemultisport.com
June 18
Hope Initiative Outdoor Living
And Garden Tour
June 25
7 to 8 gardens
Tickets available at local florists
Spiceland Freedom Days
40th Anniversary
July 8-9
Parade, food, live entertainment
(765) 520-7969
Mooreland Free Fair
Aug. 8-13
Carnival, food, live entertainment,
tractor pull, truck pull, parade
(904) 505-4813
Middletown/Fall Creek Twp Aug. 13
Historical Society car show
food, live entertainment
(765) 354-2000
Shirley Founders Day
Car Show, food, talent show
(765) 738-6415
Aug. 20
Henry County Heritage Day Aug. 20
Food, music, car show, craft
demonstrations
(765) 529-0362
www.nchcpl.org/100years
Sulphur Springs
Community Days
Aug. 26-27
Mud bog, food, car/tractor show
(765) 524-4669 or (765) 427-9834
Farmers Pike Festival
Sept. 2-5
Beautiful antiques & better
collectables
www.farmerspike.com
Whitetail Tree Farm
Pumpkin Fest
Sept. 24
Corn maze, hayride, games, vendors,
food, music 12-7 pm
(765) 755-3345
Whitetail Tree Farm Fall
Family Fun
Oct. 4-28
Maze, hay rides, fire pit, gift shop
Closed Mondays
(765) 755-3345
Knightstown Fall Fest
Oct. 1-2
Fall crafts, mums, petting zoo
(765) 345-5131
Wilbur Wright Birthplace
Christmas Walk
Nov. 4-5, 11-12
Festival of trees, museum tours, food
(765) 332-2495
Henry County YMCA
Turkey Trot
5k or 10k run/walk
(765) 529-3804
Nov. 24
Shirley Christmas Walk
Nov. 26
Hot chocolate, cookies, popcorn
Christmas Tree Lighting
(765) 730-1571
NC-HC Chamber of Commerce
Christmas Walk – Downtown Dec. 1
Carriage rides, lighting of the tree,
exotic petting zoo, Santa
www.nchcchamber.com
Middletown
Christmas Parade
Dec. 12
Santa, hot chocolate and cookies
East entrance to Dietrich Park
Parade starts 4 pm.
[email protected]
Henry County Convention & Visitors Bureau
765-593-0764 or 888-676-4302
www.henrycountyin.org
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MAY/JUNE
May 26-Jun. 4
Terre Haute (Vigo Co., West Reg.)
33rd Annual Banks of the Wabash Festival
Fairbanks Park. Live music nightly, midway rides and games, tastetempting foods, crafters, bingo games, Sunday Gospel Music Day.
No adm. chg. 812-232-2727; terrehaute.in.gov/parks X
May 27-29; Sep. 23-25
Madison (Jefferson Co., South Central Reg.)
Old Court Days
Around the Courthouse Square. A wide variety of arts crafts,
collectibles, antiques and food booths. 10x10 vendor spaces
are $100 for all three days. No adm. chg. 812-493-2024;
pilotclubofmadison.com
X
2017 Festival Dates: May 26-28; Sep. 22-24
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May 27
Franklin (Johnson Co., Central Reg.)
Strawberries on the Square
Downtown. Strawberry shortcake, ice cream, whipped cream.
11am - sold out. Live music from 6pm-10pm. Food vendors.
Sponsored by Discover Downtown Franklin. No adm. chg.
317-346-1258; discoverdowntownfranklin.com
X
C
May 28
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Ride Around the Reservoir
Breakaway Bike Shop. Ride starts at Breakaway Bike Shop in
Peru. Entry fee. Adm. chg. 765-472-1923; breakawaybike.com
May 28
Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.)
Round the Fountain Art Fair
Courthouse Square. One of the best one-day outdoor fine art
fairs in the Midwest. Features paintings, sculptures, pottery,
photography, prints and jewelry. No adm. chg. 765-491-6298;
roundthefountain.org
X
2017 Festival Dates: May 27
C
May 28-29
Vincennes (Knox Co., South Central Reg.)
Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous
French Commons and George Rogers Clark NHP. American
Revolutionary War reenactment featuring soldiers,
craftsmen, traders and merchants. Live entertainment and
demonstrations for all ages. Adm. chg. 800-886-6443;
spiritofvincennes.org
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C
May 29-Aug. 28
Logansport (Cass Co., East Reg.)
Summer Sundown Music Series
Little Turtle Waterway Plaza. Bring lawn chairs or blankets
and enjoy your Sunday evening sitting along the Wabash
River listening to a different musical artist each week.
Bring the entire family. No adm. chg. 574-735-2787;
casscountyartsalliance.org X
2017 Festival Dates: May 28-Aug. 27
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JUNE
Jun.
Summer Sundown Music Series
See May 29 listing.
Jun. 1-4
33rd Annual Banks of the Wabash Festival
See May 26 listing.
Jun. 1-5
Vincennes (Knox Co., South Central Reg.)
Birth of a State: The Indiana Exhibit
See May 21 listing.
Jun. 1-4
Dunkirk (Jay Co., East Reg.)
50th Annual Dunkirk Glass Days Festival
Downtown. Free entertainment, contests, food vendors, crafts,
glass demos, tours and much more. Something for everyone!
Facebook updated daily. No adm. chg. 765-578-0229;
dunkirkglassdaysin.wix.com/dunkirk-glassdays
X
2017 Festival Dates: May 31-Jun. 3
C
Jun. 1-4
English (Crawford Co., South Reg.)
English Reunion Festival
Wm. H. English Park, 5th St. Rides, games, queen pageant,
parade, horse pull, food and entertainment for all ages. No adm.
chg. 812-338-2654; englishreunion.weebly.com
X
C
Jun. 1-4
Knightstown (Henry Co., East Reg.)
Knightstown Jubilee Days
Town Square. Carnival rides, games, Queen contest,
parade, chamber fish wagon. Local businesses and
organizations. Rain or Shine. No adm. chg. 800-668-1895;
knightstownchamber.org
X
C
Jun. 1-30
Noblesville (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
Nickel Plate Arts Festival
Fishers, Noblesville, Cicero, Arcadia, Atlanta,
and Tipton. One month, six towns, a whole lotta
art! Celebrate the arts in communities along the
historic Nickel Plate railway in Hamilton and Tipton
counties. Events include art sales, live music, classes,
workshops, theater and more! Adm. varies. C X
317-452-3690; NickelPlateArts.org
2017 Festival Dates: Jun. 1-30
All festival dates are subject to change and festival hours vary. Contact festival for confirmation.
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productions. The Grover Museum - Quarterly exhibit updates/Streets of Old Shelby.
The Skyline is open from May through November for drive-in movie fun!
Need More Info? Call at 317} 398-9623 or 888}303-0244. or www.visitshelbycounty.com
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JUNE
Jun. 2-5
Converse (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Converse Fair
Converse Fairgrounds. Carnival, delicious food, great
entertainment and horse racing. No adm. chg. 260-563-5450;
conversefair.com X
Jun. 2-4
Fort Branch (Gibson Co., South Reg.)
Fort Branch Community Festival
Community Park. Come see why we love our community! We have
food, rides, Saturday parade and a beer and wine festival on Fri.
and Sat. nights, complete with a band ($5 admission). No adm.
chg. 812-664-6767; gibsoncountyin.org
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C
Jun. 3-5
Campbellsburg (Washington Co., South Reg.)
All-American Country Hoedown
Campbellsburg Park. Join us for some good, old-fashioned country
fun, including music, rides, contests and more! No adm. chg.
812-896-7979; campbellsburghoedownfestival.com
X
2017 Festival Dates: Jun. 2-4
C
Jun. 3
Goshen First Fridays
See Jan. 1 listing.
Jun. 3-4
Franklin (Johnson Co., Central Reg.)
Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival
County Fairgrounds. Celebration of fiber arts, top
notch teachers and classes, wide selection of vendors,
demonstrations, fiber animals. No adm. chg. 317-403-5667;
hoosierhillsfiberfestival.com
X
C
Jun. 3
Kokomo (Howard Co., East Reg.)
Kokomo Strawberry Festival
Downtown Courthouse Square. Homemade shortcakes with
strawberries, ice cream and whipped cream. Live music and
kids' activities. Starting at 11am. No adm. chg. 765-457-5301;
greaterkokomo.com X
Jun. 3-5
Merom (Sullivan Co., West Reg.)
Merom Bluff Chautauqua
Merom Bluff Park. Enjoy 3 days of fun, including a parade, BBQ
chicken, craft and flea market vendors, stage entertainment,
kids' games, contests and bands. Adm. chg. 815-674-1302;
meromindiana.org
X
2017 Festival Dates: Jun. 2-4
C
Jun. 4, 11, 18, 25
Franklin Farmer's Market
See May 14 listing.
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All festival dates are subject to change and festival hours vary. Contact festival for confirmation.
JUNE
Rosedale
Strawberry Festival
Jun. 3-5
Rosedale (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Rosedale Strawberry Festival
Main Street and Civic Center. Totally scrumptious family
fun: KidZone, crafts, fireworks, pageants, meals, contests,
car show, lots more. Free live stage and g-g-gallons of
freshly made shortcakes. No adm. chg. 765-832-9455;
historicrosedale.com
X
2017 Festival Dates: Jun. 2-4
C
Jun. 3-5
Russiaville (Howard Co., East Reg.)
Russiaville Summer Fest
Downtown. Carnival, corn hole tournament, antique tractors,
parade, craft and food vendors, three days of entertainment,
children's games and more. No adm. chg. 765-883-5739;
townofrussiaville.com X
Jun. 3
Shelbyville (Shelby Co., Central Reg.)
Taste of Shelby County
Downtown Public Square. Come enjoy local flavors of unique
restaurants and wines and brews by local breweries. Music
throughout the day, kids' activities and chalk art contest.
5-10pm. Adm. chg. 317-398-9623; visitshelbycounty.com X
Main Street Rockville
Cruise-In, Motorcycle,
Scooter and Bike Show
Jun. 4
Rockville (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Main Street Rockville Cruise-In, Motorcycle,
Scooter and Bike Show
Courthouse lawn. Awards for cars, bikes, motorcycles,
scooters. Registration fee. Street dance, food and shopping
on square. 4pm-9pm. No adm. chg. 765-344-8109;
mainstreetrockville.com X
2017 Festival Date: Jun. 3
10th Annual
Miami Indians
All Nations Gathering
Jun. 4-5
Rockville (Parke Co., West Reg.)
10th Annual Miami Indians All Nations Gathering
3 miles east of Raccoon Lake on US 36. Native drumming,
singing, dancing, storytelling, flutists, 20-plus native craft
vendors and foods. Miami Living Village. Adm. chg.
765-473-9631; mnigathering.com X
Jun. 4-5
Metamora (Franklin Co., South Central Reg.)
Strawberry Days
Yard of Jonathan Banes House. Walk the quaint, historic
village as you enjoy strawberry delights. Enjoy live music,
numerous specialty shops, working Grist Mill and horse-drawn
canal boat rides, too! No adm. chg. 765-647-2109;
metamoraindiana.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Jun. 3-4
Jun. 4
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
Vintage Indiana Wine and Food Festival
Military Park. A celebration of Indiana's wine industry!
Over 25 wineries pour hundreds of wine samples.
Food, crafts and entertainment are also included.
Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and plan to spend the
day! Designated driver program available. Adm. chg.
765-496-3842; VintageIndiana.com X
Jun. 5
Tri-State Antique Market
See May 1 listing.
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JUNE
Celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial
with her first state Capitol.
Get to know Historic Corydon
and Harrison County.
Bicentennial Events:
June 8 Welcome Parade for the Indiana Constitution
June 10-29 “Birth of a State: The Indiana Exhibit”
June 18-19 Art at the Old Capitol
September 9 The Torch Relay begins in Corydon
Other events:
April 23 & 24 and October 22 & 23 Corydon Extravaganza
Antique Fair
May 28 Southern Indiana Uncorked
June 25, July 23 & August 27 Bluegrass on the Square
July 16 Battle of Corydon
July 17-23 Harrison County Fair
September 9-11 Lanesville Heritage Weekend
October 14 & 15 Zimmerman’s Glasstoberfest
November 26 - Light Up Corydon
December 10 - Winter Wine Walk
INDIANA’S BICENTENNIAL
1816-2016
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indianabicentennial.com
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thisindiana.org
All festival dates are subject to change and festival hours vary. Contact festival for confirmation.
JUNE
Jun. 10
Decatur (Adams Co., East Reg.)
Decatur Sculpture Tour
Second St., Downtown. Fifth annual sculpture exhibit unveiling
with art-centric activities, food, wine tasting and walking
tours. Exhibit year-round. No adm. chg. 260-724-2604;
decatursculpturetour.com
X
2017 Festival Date: Jun. 9
C
Jun. 9-11
Crothersville (Jackson Co., South Central Reg.)
Crothersville Red, White & Blue Festival
Crothersville Community School grounds. Free entertainment, food,
carnival, talent show, antique tractor display, crafts, parade, flea
market, car show pie/cake contest, Zambelli fireworks No adm.
chg. 812-569-0407; crothersvillerwb.com
X
2017 Festival Dates: Jun. 8-10
C
Jun. 9-29
Various Cities (Central Reg.)
Honoring Indiana's Founding Fathers
43 Founders’ Burial Sites in Indiana. Honor and commemorate
Indiana's founders at the memorial services. No adm. chg.
317-232-3380; in.gov/iara/3157.htm
Jun. 9-12
Michigan City (LaPorte Co., North Reg.)
Queen of All Saints Parish Festival
Queen of All Saints Parish grounds. Music, food, fun rides, beer
garden, bingo, crafts, kids' games and more. No adm. chg.
219-872-9196; qas.org
X
C
Jun. 10-29
Corydon (Harrison Co., South Reg.)
Birth of a State: The Indiana Exhibit
First State Office Building, Walnut and Mulberry Streets. See
Indiana's greatest treasures including the State's original
Constitutions, Flag, State Rifle and more during the threecity Bicentennial exhibit. No adm. chg. 317-232-3380;
in.gov/iara/3157.htm
Jun. 10-12
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Cole Porter Festival
Throughout Peru. Great music, theatre, interesting tours, fabulous
food, events, film, multimedia presentations. Fee for some of the
activities. No adm. chg. 765-473-9183; coleporterfestival.org
Jun. 10-12
Crawfordsville (Montgomery Co., West Reg.)
Crawfordsville Strawberry Festival
Lane Place. National entertainment acts both Fri. and Sat. night,
car shows, tractor show, children's activities, arts and crafts,
food, tennis and softball tournaments, 4k run. No adm. chg.
765-366-3666; thestrawberryfestival.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Jun. 9-11
Jun. 10-12
South Bend (St. Joseph Co., North Reg.)
St. Andrew 41st Annual Greek Festival
Church grounds. A family event for all with your favorite Greek
foods and desserts, live music, ethnic dance performances and
church tours. Adm. chg. 574-277-4688; saintandrewgoc.org X
Jun. 10-11
LaFontaine (Wabash Co., East Reg.)
LaFontaine "Ashland Days" Festival
Branson St. and Wabash Ave. Tractor show, music, games kiddie
tractor pull and parade. No adm. chg. 765-981-4054
X
C
Jun. 10-11
Scottsburg (Scott Co., South Reg.)
Lexington Old Settlers Days
Lexington Park. Oldest festival in Scott County! Food, music,
games, vendors and other activities in one of the most
serene places in the state. No adm. chg. 812-752-9211;
greatscottindiana.com
X
C
Jun. 10-11
Royal Center (Cass Co., East Reg.)
Pioneer Days
Rea Park. Free family fun for more than 30 years. Parade,
food vendors, tractor pulls, rides and more. No adm. chg.
574-643-9914; visit-casscounty.com X
Jun. 10-11
Remington (Jasper Co., North Reg.)
Remington Water Tower Days
Downtown. 5k walk/run, parade, kids area, kiddie tractor pull,
vendors, entertainment, zip line, dinners, breakfast, petting zoo,
car show, beer and wine garden. No adm. chg. 219-863-0999;
remingtonindiana.com/remington-water-tower-days.aspx
X
C
Jun. 10-12
Wakarusa (Elkhart Co., North Reg.)
Wakarusa Bluegrass Festival
Festival grounds behind business at 66402 SR 19.
12th annual. See website for artists, schedule and
pictures from past festivals. Adm. chg. 574-862-1688;
WakarusaBluegrassFestival.com X
Jun. 10-11
Peru/Miami County Community Garage Sale
See May 13 listing.
Find more festival and event information at IndianaFestivals.org and see page 3 for County & Regional Map. 27
JUNE
Jun. 10-11
Woodburn (Allen Co., East Reg.)
Woodburn SummerFest
Community Park. Enjoy live music, car show, parade, fireworks,
baseball tourney, corn hole and horseshoe games, crafters, 5k,
food, trivia, beer and wine. Benefits local charities. No adm. chg.
260-632-7780; WoodburnSummerFest.com
X
2017 Festival Dates: Jun. 9-10
C
Jun. 11; Sep. 17
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Antique Market
Front Porch Primitives. Many vendors with lots of wonderful
items, live entertainment and food. 8am-4pm. No adm. chg.
765-472-3222; frontporchprimitivesindiana.com
Jun. 11
Spencer (Owen Co., West Reg.)
Arts in the Park
McCormick's Creek State Park. Live music, art vendors, food and
interactive artistic activities. Located in beautiful McCormick's
Creek State Park. Festival is free with regular park admission.
Adm. chg. 812-829-4344; friendsofmccormickscreek.org
X
2017 Festival Date: Jun. 10
C
Jun. 11-12
Bunker Hill (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Bunker Hill Community Garage Sale
Downtown. Garage sales throughout the town with lots of goodies.
No adm. chg. 765-472-1923; enjoymiamicounty.com
Jun. 11-12
Bridgeton (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Bridgeton Quilt & Woodworking Show
Downtown. Antique and new quilts, unique wood items,
live demonstrations. Antique tractors and riding mowers,
parade, contests. Something for everyone! No adm. chg.
765-548-2136; bridgetonindiana.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Jun. 10-11
Jun. 11
Buffalo (White Co., West Reg.)
Buffalo Community Daze
Buffalo Fire Department lot and Lightstream Telephone Co.
grass lot. Enjoy great food, buffalo burgers, car/motorcycle
show, 9am-3pm, town-wide yard sales, craft and flea market
vendors. Vendors call 574-581-2915 for info. No adm. chg.
574-595-0745; enjoywhitecounty.com X
2017 Festival Date: Jun. 10
Jun. 11-12
Clay City (Clay Co., West Reg.)
Clay City Lions Club Pottery Festival
Goshorn Park. Clay City Pottery, crafts, flea market, entertainment,
car show, chicken dinner, fish fry, pottery painting, pottery
tours, demonstrations. No adm. chg. 812-939-2910;
claycitypottery.com
X
C
Jun. 11
Hope (Bartholomew Co., South Central Reg.)
Smoke On The Square-Annual Bartholomew
County BBQ Cook-Off
Downtown Square. BBQ competition in pork ribs, pulled pork,
chicken and brisket categories. Pulled pork and brisket available
for purchase. Vendors, activities, live entertainment. No adm. chg.
812-546-4499; hopebbqcontest.com
X
2017 Festival Dates: Jun. 10
C
Jun. 11-12
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
Eagle Creek Folk Festival
Marina at Eagle Creek Park. Celebrate our 42nd festival. Two
days of live entertainment and workshops by the lake. Instrument
petting zoo. Child and pet-friendly. Park entrance fee charged. No
adm. chg. 317-327-7110; indianafolkmusic.org X
2017 Festival Dates: Jun. 10-11
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Jun. 11-19; Sep. 10-18
Friendship (Ripley Co., South Central Reg.)
Friendship Flea Market
St. Rd. 62, one mile east of town. Indiana's most unique flea
market and antique show welcoming visitors and vendors since
1968. No adm. chg. 812-667-5645; friendshipfleamarket.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Jun. 10-18
Jun. 11-12
Portland (Jay Co., East Reg.)
Pow Wow-NCGLNAC 13th Annual Gathering
of Great Lakes Nations
Tri-State Antique Gas Engine Association grounds. Native
American drums, singers, dancers, vendors, food, pre-1840s
camp, kids' activities, raptors. Native American dancing
Sat. 1pm-4:30pm; 6pm-9pm; Sun. Noon-4pm. Adm. chg.
765-426-3022; ncglnac.org X
2017 Festival Dates: Jun. 10-11
Jun. 11
Kokomo (Howard Co., East Reg.)
Kokomo Ribfest
Foster Park, Downtown. Ribs, live music, fantastic food, restaurant
booths, beer garden, kids' games, inflatables and more. No adm.
chg. 765-457-9318; kokomosummerseries.com X
All festival dates are subject to change and festival hours vary. Contact festival for confirmation.
JUNE
Jun. 11
Mosey Down Main Street
See May 14 listing.
Jun. 11-12
Warsaw (Kosciusko Co., North Reg.)
Northern Indiana Lakes Festival
Center Lake. Canoeing, swim race, live animal show, swimming,
food, live music, exhibitors, kids' activities, lake education
and much more! No adm. chg. 574-372-5100 x 6452;
lakesfestival.org
X
C
Jun. 11
Oolitic (Lawrence Co., South Central Reg.)
Oolitic Festival
Main St. Parade, petting zoo, craft & food vendors, fireworks,
amusement rides and more. Fun for all ages. No adm. chg.
812-272-0374 X
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Spring Mill State Park,
Bluespring Caverns &
FUN FESTIVALS, too!
JUNE 11
Oolitic Festival
Oolitic
JUNE 23-25
Judah Heritage
Festival
8 miles north
of Bedford
JUNE 24-26
Jun. 11-12
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
Talbot Street Art Fair
Between 16th and 20th on Talbott St. between Pennsylvania
St. and Delaware St. Indiana's oldest juried art fair in historic
neighborhood with 270 local and national artists. Food
available. No adm. chg. 317-745-6479; talbotstreet.org X
2017 Festival Dates: Jun. 10-11
Jun. 11
Logansport (Cass Co., East Reg.)
Two Rivers Arts and Music Festival
Little Turtle Waterway Plaza. Join us downtown to enjoy great
bands with fun music and fabulous food in a beautiful, outdoor
setting along the banks of the Wabash River. Adm. chg.
574-735-2787; casscountyartsalliance.org X
2017 Festival Dates: Jun. 10
Jun. 12-18
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
Irvington Folk Festival
Various locations. Family music festival with workshops, lectures,
children's festival, artists, vendors and live music (folk, bluegrass,
gospel, world) Complete schedule online. No adm. chg.
irvingtonfolk.com X
Jun. 15-19
Huntington (Huntington Co., East Reg.)
Huntington Heritage Days
Downtown. Action-packed festival. Carnival, hot-air balloon
launches at HNHS, two car shows, kids' zone, entertainment,
parade, brat tent, JeFFF Fest art festival on Sun. eve. No adm.
chg. 260-356-5300; huntingtonheritagedays.com X
51th Annual
Gem-MineralFossil Show
Bedford
JULY 4
Limestone Heritage
Festival Parade
Downtown Bedford
AUG 6
Mitchell Hillbilly
500 Race
Mitchell
SEP. 17, 19-24
70th Annual
Persimmon Festival
Downtown Mitchell
NOV. 19
JUNE 25
Chardo-Neigh
Wine & Music
Festival
10 miles east
of Bedford
Holiday Village
Festival
Bedford
DEC. 3
Festival of Lights
Christmas Parade
Downtown Bedford
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JUNE
Jun. 16-18
Haubstadt (Gibson Co., South Reg.)
Haubstadt Sommerfest
Old Haubstadt Gym grounds. Three days of rides, carnival food
and Southern Indiana's finest Bierstube! Join us for the Laufenfest
5k Run, Walk & Lil' Dutch Run, Sat., June 18. No adm. chg.
haubstadtsommerfest.com
X
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Jun. 16-18
Lagro (Wabash Co., East Reg.)
Lagro Good Ole Days
Downtown. Food, fireworks, mudd volleyball, crafts, facepainting, moonwalks, motorcycle show, queen contest, elephant
rides, bands, games, car show and parade. No adm. chg.
260-571-3271; lagroindiana.com X
Jun. 17-19
Corydon (Harrison Co., South Reg.)
Art at the Old Capital
Downtown Square. A multi-venue weekend celebration of Indiana
art and artists young and old. Enjoy Plein Air on the Square,
Chestnut Street arts & crafts and children's activities. No adm.
chg. 888-738-2137; thisisindiana.org X
Jun. 17-18
Connersville (Fayette Co., East Reg.)
Community Yard Sale
Countywide. Come find that special bargain at our two-day
"treasure hunt!" There's something for everyone. Hope to see you
there! No adm. chg. 765-825-1523; tourconnersville.com
Jun. 17-19
Rochester (Fulton Co., North Reg.)
Fulton County Historical Power Show
Fulton County Historical Society grounds. Horse and tractor
pulls, games, displays, flea market, crafts, swap parts available.
Toy show and trading post. Adm. chg. 574-223-4436;
fultoncountyhistory.org X
2017 Festival Dates: Jun. 16-18
Jun. 17-19
Connersville (Fayette Co., East Reg.)
Lions Club Downhill Derby
Ziegler Rd. Join the excitement as hand-crafted cars speed down
the hill! Want to participate? Contact us for details. No adm. chg.
765-825-1523; tourconnersville.com
Jun. 17-19
North Judson (Starke Co., North Reg.)
North Judson Mint Festival
Lane St. and North Judson Park. Held annually on Father's Day
weekend. Cooking with Mint contest, bands, midway rides, food,
crafts, bingo, 5K run on Sat., parade on Sun. Free parking/adm.
219-395-6504; starkecountychamber.com X
Jun. 18-19
Bunker Hill (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Bunker Hill Festival
Downtown. Food, great music, craft and other vendor booths. No
adm. chg. 765-461-3135; miamicochamber.com
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Jun. 18
Wolcottville (LaGrange Co., North Reg.)
Calf Days BISONtennial Celebration
Cook's Bison Ranch. Celebrating the North American bison and
Indiana's 200th year: free wagon rides to see buffalo, buffalo
burgers, local Indiana entertainment and kids' fun! No adm. chg.
866-382-2356; cooksbisonranch.com X
Jun. 18
Derby (Perry Co., South Reg.)
Derby Riverfest
Mulzer Park. Enjoy antique tractor and gas engine show, flea
market, community yard sale, food vendors, children's games,
boat parade, live entertainment, wine garden, 5k Road Race. No
adm. chg. 812-836-4403; perrycountyindiana.org
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2017 Festival Date: Jun. 17
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Jun. 18-19
South Bend (St. Joseph Co., North Reg.)
Leeper Park Art Fair
Leeper Park. A juried fine art festival that spans 48 years. Artists
exhibit from all over the country. No adm. chg. 574-276-2942;
leeperparkartfair.org X
Jun. 18
Madison (Jefferson Co., South Central Reg.)
Madison Riverfront Wine, Stein & Barrel
Madison Riverfront at the Gazebo. Taste the best wines,
bourbon and craft brews the region has to offer. Enjoy music,
food pairings and an art show. Adm. chg. 800-559-2956;
visitmadison.org
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Jun. 18-25
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Miami County 4-H Fair
County Fairgrounds. Amazing exhibits, delicious
food, entertainment, huge tractor show and exciting
midway. Fee for midway. No adm. chg. 765-472-1921;
ag.purdue.edu/counties/miami
Jun. 18
Goshen (Elkhart Co., North Reg.)
Pumpkinvine & Dine - Bike Ride & Dining Event
County Fairgrounds. Ride on scenic rural roads under green
canopies past Amish farms. Enjoy wonderful food from kind
volunteers. A delicious dinner (by chefs) tops off the day. Adm.
chg. 260-337-3724; pumpkinvine.org
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All festival dates are subject to change and festival hours vary. Contact festival for confirmation.
JUNE
* Goshen First Fridays
1st Friday of Every Month | CityOnTheGo.org
* Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival
Taste of the Gardens
August 27 | WellfieldGardens.org
* Nappanee Apple Festival
April 22 - 24 | WakarusaChamber.com
September 15 - 18 | NappaneeAppleFestival.org
* Middlebury Then & Now Celebration
* Middlebury Fall Festival
June 16 | MiddleburyIN.com
* Elkhart Jazz Festival
June 24 – 26 | ElkhartJazzFestival.com
* Elkhart County 4-H Fair
July 22 – 30 | 4HFair.org
Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival
August 4 – 7 | AmishAcres.com
September 16 - 17
MiddleburyINChamber.com
Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale
September 23 - 24 | MennoniteSale.org
* Gathering at Five Medals
October 15 - 16 | GatheringAtFiveMedals.org
* Official Bicentennial Legacy Project
View a full listing of area Festivals & Events at AmishCountry.org/events
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JUNE
Jun. 18
Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.)
TASTE of Tippecanoe
Downtown riverfront. Celebrating culinary, musical and
performing arts. Live music and local cuisine are the standard
fare. Fireworks. Children 12 and under are free. Adm. chg.
765-423-2787; tasteoftippecanoe.org
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2017 Festival Date: Jun. 17
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May
September
Nature Fest,
Wolf Lake
Bluegrass Festival,
Kendallville
June
Chain O’Lakes
Festival,
Albion
July
Fun on Sylvan Lake,
Rome City
Ligonier Marshmallow
Festival,
Ligonier
Stone’s Trace Pioneer
Festival,
Ligonier
Bluegrass Festival,
Kendallville
Harvest Festival,
Albion
October
Noble County Fair,
Kendallville
Pumpkin Fantasyland,
Fashion Farm,
Ligonier
KPC Triathlon,
Kendallville
Apple Festival,
Kendallville
Cromwell Days,
Cromwell
August
Chautauqua Days,
Rome City
Onion Days,
Wolf Lake
Kid City,
Kendallville
November
& December
Christmas in the
Country
December
Windmill Winter
Wonderland,
Kendallville
June — October
Tombstone Trail
tombstonetrail.com
www.VisitNobleCounty.com
260-854-2115
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Jun. 18
Linton (Greene Co., South Central Reg.)
Traffic Jam
Humphrey's Park. Car show, live music, kids' activities,
free health screenings, food and merchandise vendors.
11am-8pm. Check us out on Facebook at Greene
County Hospital. No adm. chg. 812-699-4438;
greencountyhospital.com/foundation/fundraising
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Jun. 18-25
Richmond (Wayne Co., East Reg.)
Wayne County 4-H Fair
Fairgrounds. 4-H shows, track events, vendors, food, free
entertainment, carnival, tractors, petting zoo and much more!
Adm. chg. 765-939-0834; wayneco4hfair.com X
Jun. 22-25
Shipshewana (LaGrange Co., North Reg.)
Shipshewana Quilt Festival
One of the largest quilting events in the
Shipshewana area. Juried quilt show with
cash prizes awarded, vendor show, quilter's
schoolhouse, workshops and a shop hop,
Shipshewana-style! Featured speakers: Eleanor
Burns, Edyta Sitar. Plus Dawn Cavannaugh and Sue
Nickels. Adm. chg. X
866-243-9434; shipshewanaquiltfest.com
Jun. 23-25
Charlestown (Clark Co., South Central Reg.)
Founder’s Day Festival
City Square. A weekend of activities: the county’s largest
parade, contests for all ages, live entertainment, arts & crafts
and food booths and an amazing fireworks show. No adm. chg.
812-256-7126; cityofcharlestown.com
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Jun. 23-26
Goodland (Newton Co., West Reg.)
Goodland Grand Prix
Downtown. A .69 mile, 8-turn street course racing venue
that winds through the streets of Goodland. No adm. chg.
219-208-0659; goodlandgrandprix.com
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JUNE
Jun. 23-26
Fort Wayne (Allen Co., East Reg.)
Greek Fest
Headwaters Park, downtown. Fort Wayne's family festival. Great
food, pastries, traditional dance, children's rides and games. Live
music and taverna. Parking chg. Adm. chg. after 4pm Thu.-Sat.,
No adm. Sun. 260-489-0774; fortwaynegreekfestival.org X
DeKalb County
INDIANA
Drive The Experience!
FESTIVALS
Jun. 23-25
Judah (Lawrence Co., South Central Reg.)
Judah Heritage Festival
Johnny Junxions. Family fun at its best; 3 days packed
with a 5k race, live music, food, flea market, cruise in,
carnival, games and contests. Parade at 4pm on Sat. One
of the best fireworks shows in Southern Indiana! No adm.
chg. 812-583-5249; judahfestival.com C X
Jun. 23-26
Osgood (Ripley Co., South Central Reg.)
Southeast Indiana F.A.R.M. Club’s Antique
Machinery Show
County Fairgrounds. Antique tractors, steam engines, threshing,
corn shredding, operating sawmill, flea market, antique, market,
tractor/truck pulls, food and more. Parking chg. No adm. chg.
812-654-3949; farmclubonline.com
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AUBURN CORD DUESENBERG
FESTIVAL • September 1-5, 2016
STRAWBERRIES IN THE PARK
June 15, 2016
GARRETT HERITAGE DAYS
July 3-4, 2016
BUTLER DAYS FESTIVAL
August 12-13, 2016
Jun. 24-25
New Harmony (Posey Co., South Reg.)
Arts in Harmony
Maclure Square and Main Street. Exhibition of fine artisans and
craftspeople featuring painting, blown glass, sculpture, pottery,
jewelry, weaving, basketry, ironwork and woodwork. Live music.
No adm. chg. 812-682-3050; newharmony.biz X
Jun. 24-25
Brookville (Franklin Co., South Central Reg.)
Brookville CanoeFest
Brookville Town Park. Enjoy canoe races, chicken fry-off,
princess contest, talent show, vendors, music and fireworks.
Fun for the whole family. No adm. chg. 866-647-6555;
Brookvillecanoefest.com
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ST. JOE
PICKLE
FESTIVAL
July 21-23, 2016
DEKALB COUNTY
FREE FALL FAIR
Sept. 26 thru
October 1, 2016
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Jun. 24-26
Elkhart (Elkhart Co., North Reg.)
Elkhart Jazz Festival
Downtown. The nationally acclaimed Elkhart Jazz
Festival promises another year of great entertainment
for thousands of people. The event comes to life
on six stages. Adm. chg. 800-294-8223;
elkhartjazzfestival.com C X
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
DeKalb County Visitors Bureau
877-833-3282 • www.dekalbcvb.org
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JUNE
Jun. 24-26
Bedford (Lawrence Co., South Central Reg.)
51st Annual Gem Mineral Fossil Show
Fairgrounds. Free demonstrations. Variety of gems, jewelry,
minerals, fossils, beads, rocks. Lapidary, rockhound and
prospecting supplies. 4-H and science project materials. No adm.
chg. 812-295-3463; lawrencecountyrockclub.org X
2017 Festival Dates: Jun. 23-25
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Jun. 24-26
Battle Ground (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.)
Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering
Tippecanoe Battlefield. Three-day acoustic music festival
featuring the best in old time folk, swing and Celtic music. Adm.
chg. 765-742-1419; indianafiddlersgathering.org X
2017 Festival Dates: Jun. 23-25
Sandlady
Gourdfest
Jun. 24
Tangier (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Sandlady Gourdfest
Gourd Farm. 16th annual gourd festival with classes. 9am-3pm.
No adm. chg. 765-498-5428; sandlady.com X
Jun. 24-25
Franklin (Johnson Co., Central Reg.)
Smoke on the Square BBQ Competition
Downtown. KCBS barbecue competition. Pros' vs. Joes'
competition. Live music, food vendors and kids' activities. Hosted
by Discover Downtown Franklin. No adm. chg. 317-346-1258;
discoverdowntownfranklin.com
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Jun. 24-25
Monticello (White Co., West Reg.)
Spirit of Monticello Festival
Downtown Courthouse Square. The streets are filled with family
fun, talent show contest, live entertainment, huge food court, beer
& wine garden, arts and craft vendors, car show and more. No
adm. chg. 574-870-4888; spiritofmonticello.org
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2017 Festival Dates: Jun. 23-24
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Art Affair
on the Square
Jun. 25
Rockville (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Art Affair on the Square
Courthouse Square. A juried art show that includes music and
showcases children's art. Authors discuss writing and getting
published. Shabby Chic vendors will be present. No adm. chg.
765-366-1487; coveredbridges.com
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JUNE
Jun. 25
Bedford (Lawrence Co., South Central Reg.)
Chardo-Neigh Wine & Music Festival
Midwest Trail Ride Campgrounds (SR 446). Enjoy an
afternoon and evening of wine, music and horses in the
Hoosier Nat'l Forest. Wine tasting, craft vendors, food, music
and more. Camping available. Adm. chg. 812-834-6686;
midwesttrailride.com
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Jun. 25-26
Clarksville (Clark Co., South Reg.)
Clark Days
George Rogers Clark Homesite. Highlights the Clark Family and
the 1800s: militia, Lewis & Clark expedition, Native Americans,
indentured servants, encampment, demonstrations and cabin
tours. No adm. chg. 812-280-9970; fallsoftheohio.org
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Covered Bridge
Antique Power Club
Tractor Drive
Jun. 25-26
Rockville (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Covered Bridge Antique Power Club Tractor Drive
Parke County Fairgrounds. Drive your antique tractor across
the county for a unique tour of covered bridges and rural
communities. One or two-day drive. Fee includes meals and
snacks. Adm. chg. 765-569-5878; coveredbridges.com
Jun. 25
Hammond (Lake Co., North Reg.)
7th Annual Eat Shop & Rock: A Celebration of
the 1960's, 1970's and the Beatles!
Downtown, Hohman Ave. between Carroll, Williams, and Doty
Streets. "Come Together" in downtown Hammond for a groovy
time! No adm. chg. 219-512-4298; downtownhammond.org X
2017 Festival Date: Jun. 24
Jun. 25
North Vernon (Jennings Co., South Central Reg.)
Fermentation Celebration
Muscatatuck Park. Beer, wine & spirits tasting from
2-6pm; samples of local and national brands. Music,
food, games and camping. Open for all ages after 7pm;
concert starts at this time. Adm. chg. 812-518-BEER;
FermentationCelebration.com
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Jun. 25-26
Fishers (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
Fishers Freedom Festival
Roy Holland Memorial Park. One Park Drive. 5k event, arts and
crafts, children's area, business vendors, free games, teen area,
live entertainment, parades, fireworks and more! Parking $5. No
adm. chg. 317-595-3195; fishersfreedomfestival.org
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2017 Festival Dates: Jun. 24-25
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Jun. 25
Greenwood (Johnson Co., Central Reg.)
Greenwood Freedom Festival
Craig Park and Greenwood Amphitheater. Begin
your day at our community parade, then to Craig
Park to enjoy over 150 beer, wine, food and local
vendors. Some of the areas finest live bands. Family
entertainment with kids' games serve as a prelude to
the best fireworks in the area! No adm. chg. C X
317-881-4545; greenwood.in.gov/FESTIVAL
2017 Festival Date: Jun. 24
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JUNE
Jun. 25
Avon (Hendricks Co., Central Reg.)
Hendricks County Rib-Fest
Kingsway Christian Church. Restaurants compete for best BBQ
ribs and sauce in the county. Featuring fun and games for kids,
live bands, vendors, 5k run, fireworks and more. Parking $5.
No adm. chg. 317-272-4333; avonchamber.org
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Jun. 25-26
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
Indian Market & Festival
Eiteljorg Museum. Native American fine art, food, music,
dancing, storytelling and family activities. Children 17 and
under free. Includes museum access. Parking charge. Adm. chg.
317-636-9378; eiteljorg.org X
Jun. 25-Jul. 4
Linton (Greene Co., South Central Reg.)
Linton Freedom Festival
Humphrey's Park (City Park). Host to Indiana's largest
Independence Day parade on July 4 at 10am. Week long
festivities include great fish sandwiches, entertainment,
car show and carnival. No adm. chg. 812-847-4846;
lintonfreedomfestival.org X
2017 Festival Dates: Jul. 1-8
Jun. 25-26
Martinsville (Morgan Co., Central Reg.)
Morgan County Antique Machinery Association's
24th Annual Show
Fairgrounds. Antique tractors, oil field and hit-miss engines, garden
tractors, steam engines, old cars and trucks, food, large flea market
and toy show. No adm. chg. 317-342-4212; mcama.org
Jun. 25
Greensburg (Decatur Co., South Central Reg.)
Tenderloin Throwdown
Downtown Square. Come show us your loins! Sample
entries from all over the state as we search for the best pork
tenderloin sandwich in Indiana. No adm. chg. 812-222-0037;
mainstreetgreensburg.com /tenderlointhrowdown X
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Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
30th Annual Wanamaker Old Settlers Day Street
Fair and Classic Car Show
8800 Southeastern Ave. just south of the I-74/Post Rd. exit 96.
Street fair with over 100 booths of art, craftsmen, antiques,
food, kids' items, rides, entertainment, flea market items, classic
car show, wine & art festival. No adm. chg. 317-782-3822;
IndyFTLions.org
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2017 Festival Dates: Jun. 25
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Jun. 29-Jul. 4
Covington (Fountain Co., West Reg.)
Covington 4th of July Celebration
City Park. Six days of continuous fun! Carnival, entertainment,
queen pageant and parade. No adm. chg. 765-793-4220;
covingtonfourthofjuly.org X
2017 Festival Dates: Jun. 29-Jul. 4
Jun. 30-Jul. 2
Kokomo (Howard Co., East Reg.)
Haynes-Apperson Festival
Downtown, Foster Park. Celebrating Kokomo, home to America's
first automobile. Family fun, food, fireworks, parade, car shows,
concerts, rides, sports and fantastic entertainment. No adm. chg.
765-854-1234; haynesappersonfestival.org X
July 8-16
Fort Wayne’s
presented by
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JULY
JULY
Jul.
Summer Sundown Music Series
See May 29 listing.
Parke County
4-H Fair
Jul. 23-29
Rockville (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Parke County 4-H Fair
Fairgrounds. Great rural county fair! Parke County’s largest
parade on Thursday. Demolition derby contest on Fri. night
and queen contest on Sat. No adm. chg. 765-569-3176;
parkecountyfairgrounds.com X
Jul. 1-4
Cedar Lake (Lake Co., North Reg.)
Cedar Lake Summerfest
Town Complex. Nightly live entertainment, fireworks
over the lake, amusement rides, carnival games,
cardboard boat race, parade, food, crafts, beer
garden, bingo tent. No adm. chg. 219-794-4122;
cedarlakesummerfest.com C X
2017 Festival Dates: Jul. 1-4
Jul. 1-4
Covington 4th of July Celebration
See Jun. 29 listing.
Jul. 1-4
Linton Freedom Festival
See Jun. 25 listing.
Jul. 1-3
Madison (Jefferson Co., South Reg.)
Madison Regatta
Riverfront. 200 mph racing with world’s fastest race boats.
Unlimited hydroplanes, air show, parade and fireworks. Adm.
chg. 800-559-2956; madisonregatta.com X
Jul. 1
Hope (Bartholomew Co., South Central Reg.)
Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration
Town Square. Free games and crafts, music, food booths,
fireworks at dark. 5pm-dark. No adm. chg. 812-371-7969;
townofhope.org
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Jul. 1-4
Warren (Huntington Co., East Reg.)
Salamonie Summer Festival
Downtown. Free concerts, parade, fireworks, car and bike
cruise-in, antique tractors and engines, games, contests and
sporting events, kids' activities, food alley and fun! No adm. chg.
800-356-4440; warrenindiana.us X
Jul. 1-4
Shoals (Martin Co., South Central Reg.)
Shoals Catfish Festival
Main St., ball park and museum (Old Courthouse). This
celebration features a variety of booths, fishing, team
and individual sport competitions, a parade, catfish
sandwiches and fireworks. No adm. chg. 812-631-1329;
visitmartincounty.org/catfish_festival.htm X
Jul. 1
Goshen First Fridays
See Jan. 1 listing.
Jul. 1-4
New Pekin (Washington Co., South Reg.)
4th of July Celebration
Pekin Park. Oldest annual consecutive 4th of July celebration in
the nation. Parade is on the 4th at 10am. Amusement rides, flea
market and fireworks on Jul. 3rd. Come join us. No adm. chg.
812-216-3300; pcbo.webs.com X
Jul. 1-2
Haynes-Apperson Festival
See Jun. 30 listing.
Jul. 1-4
Liberty (Union Co., East Reg.)
Liberty 4th of July Festival
Courthouse Square. Over 40 years of family fun, arts & crafts
vendors, live entertainment, food booths, parade. No adm. chg.
765-458-5976; ucdc.us
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Jul. 1-9
South Bend (St. Joseph Co., North Reg.)
St. Joseph County 4-H Fair
Fairgrounds. Celebrating its 91st year. Live music,
free daily entertainment, carnival rides, commercial/
craft vendors, 4-H exhibits/shows, antique tractors,
monster trucks, demo derby, NTPA tractor pulls, rodeo,
3-on-3 soccer and basketball, fireworks. Adm. chg.
574-291-4870; 4hfair.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Jun. 30-Jul. 8
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JULY
If it’s summer then it’s time for
NA COUNTY FAIRS
INDIA
Visit one of Indiana’s county fairs for the best
in 4-H Exhibits, Agriculture Displays, Midway Rides,
Entertainment, and Delicious Fair Food. There’s no better place
to celebrate summer than at an Indiana County Fair!
INDIANAFAIRSANDFESTIVALS.ORG
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JULY
Jul. 2
Rockport (Spencer Co., South Reg.)
Abraham Lincoln Freedom Festival
Rockport City Park. Enjoy a parade, food, music, and large
fireworks display. The festival begins at noon CT and concludes
with the fireworks show at dark. No adm. chg. 888-444-9252;
IndianasAbeLincoln.org X
2017 Festival Date: Jul. 1
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Jul. 2-3
Delphi (Carroll Co., West Reg.)
Canal Days
Canal Park. Celebrate the 1850s canal era! Canal boat rides,
interactive museum, artisan demonstrations, food and music. No
adm. chg. 765-564-2870; wabashanderiecanal.org X
2017 Festival Dates: Jul. 1-2
Jul. 2
Newburgh (Warrick Co., South Reg.)
Fireworks & Evening in the Park
Old Lock & Dam Park, Hwy. 662. Old-fashioned community
Independence Day celebration complete with "summer social"
type games, lots of food, homemade ice cream, a community
concert and fireworks. No adm. chg. 812-853-2815;
historicnewburgh.org
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2017 Festival Date: Jul. 3
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Jul. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Franklin Farmer's Market
See May 14 listing.
Jul. 2-4
Cicero (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
Lights Over Morse Lake Festival
Community Park, Morse Lake and various locations. Fireworks
on Morse Lake, parade, kids' carnival, zipline, craft and food
vendors, sports tournaments, balloon glow, live music, talent show.
No adm. chg. 317-379-3357; lightsovermorselake.com
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Jul. 2
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Mexico Community Garage Sale
Uptown Mexico. Games, food, community garage sales with
lots of great items for your house and yard. No adm. chg.
765-985-2628; enjoymiamicounty.com
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JULY
Parke Countian’s
Favorite Fireworks
Jul. 2-4
Rockville (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Parke Countians’ Favorite Fireworks
Jul. 2 - Raccoon Lake Park, Free. 765-592-3739
Jul. 3 - Rockville Lake Park, $5/car load. 765-569-6541
Jul. 4 - Montezuma Aztec Park, Free. 765-344-1412
Beginning at dusk. coveredbridges.com X
Jul. 3-4
Carmel (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
CarmelFest
Carmel Civic Square. With our patriotic parade, spectacular
fireworks, fantastic entertainment, festival food and shopping
marketplace, CarmelFest has something for everyone. Join us!
No adm. chg. carmelfest.net X
2017 Festival Dates: Jul. 3-4
Jul. 3
Franklin (Johnson Co., Central Reg.)
Franklin Firecracker Festival
Indiana Masonic Home Circle. 6-10:30pm: food vendors,
free live concerts, kids' zone featuring bounce houses,
Franklin Community Band performance, Fastest Kid in
Town race, horse wagon rides, Norman P. Blankenship
Jr. Fireworks Celebration. Sponsored by Franklin Parks
& Recreation. No adm. chg. 317-736-3689;
franklinparks.org C X
Jul. 3
Tri-State Antique Market
See May 1 listing.
Jul. 3-4
Wolcott (White Co., West Reg.)
Wolcott Summer Festival
Historic Wolcott House and grounds. Flea market, crafts, live
entertainment, food stands, children's games, amusement rides,
parade, car show, antique tractors, fireworks and more. No adm.
chg. 219-279-2946; wolcottfestival.com X
Jul. 4
Bedford (Lawrence Co., South Central Reg.)
Limestone Heritage Festival Parade
Downtown Square. Annual parade on July 4th at noon celebrating
America! Live entertainment and food vendors. No adm. chg.
812-329-9564; bedfordinparades.com
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Jul. 4
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Firecracker Run
Peru Fire Department. 5k run/walk begins at 8am. Registration fee
is $20. 765-472-1979; mcymca.org
Jul. 4
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
July 4th Celebration
Maconaquah Park. Kids' games, great food, music and amazing
fireworks at dusk. No adm. chg. 765-472-2400; cityofperu.org
Jul. 4
Twelve Mile (Cass Co., East Reg.)
Twelve Mile 500
Plank Hill Park. Annual lawn mower races featuring Briggs and
Stratton and other modified engines. Fun for the entire family.
Adm. chg. 574-753-4856; visit-casscounty.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Jul. 4
Jul. 5-9
Shelbyville (Shelby Co., Central Reg.)
Shelby County Fair
Fairgrounds. 4-H exhibits, live music, great food and vendor
booths. Superb midway and special activities every night. No
adm. chg. 317-392-1612; shelbycountyfair.us X
Jul. 7-9
Bristol (Elkhart Co., North Reg.)
Bristol Homecoming Festival
Congdon Park. 130-year-old, 3-day festival offers family fun
events, a queen pageant, entertainment, rides, food, a parade
and a wonderful fireworks display! No adm. chg. 574-612-7946;
Bristolhomecoming.wix.com X
INDIANA’S LARGEST FESTIVAL
Parke County
Covered Bridge Festival
October 14-23, 2016
www.coveredbridges.com
Jul. 8-9
Angola (Steuben Co., North Reg.)
Angola Balloons Aloft
Tri-State Steuben County Airport. Watch some of the finest
hot air balloon pilots compete for prizes over Northern
Indiana Lakes Country. No adm. chg. 800-LAK-E101;
angolaballoonsaloft.com X
Jul. 8-10
Martinsville (Morgan Co., Central Reg.)
Artie Fest 2016
Courthouse Square. Family-friendly festival. Outdoor movie, 5k
run, craft fair, entertainment, car show, kids' games, corn hole,
food, beer, wine and more! No adm. chg. 765-342-8110;
MartinsvilleChamber.com
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Fort Wayne’s
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Jul. 8-9
Freetown (Jackson Co., South Central Reg.)
Freetown July Festival
Freetown Park (behind fire station). Family-oriented festival
featuring parade, fireworks, food, entertainment on stage,
games for kids, tractor drive, vendors, auction. Free admission.
812-569-2710; freetownjulyfestival.com X
Jul. 8-9
Lapel (Madison Co., East Reg.)
Lapel Village Fair
Main St. Crafts, food, parade, music, walk/run, corn hole, town
rummages, Dan's fish fry. Sat. car show 9 am-3pm. Contact
765-534-3462. Doug Anderson free concert at 7pm Sat. No adm.
chg. 765-534-4432; lapelvillagefair.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Jul. 7-8
Jul. 8-9
Fremont (Steuben Co., North Reg.)
Musicfest
Downtown. Musical entertainment from jazz to country. Parade,
kids' games, fireworks and special merchant sales. No adm. chg.
260-495-9010; lakes101.org X
Jul. 8-10
West Lebanon (Warren Co., West Reg.)
Patriot Festival
Park. Friday night pageant. Saturday and Sunday mud bog,
little bog for kids, mud volleyball. Fireworks Saturday and
parade Sunday. Food and vendors all weekend. No adm. chg.
765-299-2870; patriotfestival.org
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Jul. 8-9
Peru/Miami County Community Garage Sale
See May 13 listing.
Jul. 8-9
Sheridan (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
Sheridan BlueGrass Fever
Veterans Park. Music performances with headliner bands and jams
and great food. Free music clinics on Sat. with paid admission.
Adm. chg. 317-758-5054; sheridanbluegrassfever.net X
Jul. 8-10
Crown Point (Lake Co., North Reg.)
South Lake County Agricultural Historical Society
Antique Tractor and Farm Show
Fairgrounds. Antique and garden tractors, gas engines, cars and
trucks, antique tractor pulls, flea market, large model railroad,
threshing, sawmills, kids' area, homemade pies, pork chop dinner.
Adm. chg. 219-662-9204; slcahs.org
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Jul. 8-16
Fort Wayne (Allen Co., East Reg.)
Three Rivers Festival
Headwaters Park. Create great memories
at this 9-day celebration. Over 80 events held
in beautiful downtown Fort Wayne. Enjoy live music,
junk food alley, craft and merchandise vendors,
midway rides and more! Be a part of
this 48-year tradition! No adm. chg. C X
260-426-5556; ThreeRiversFestival.org
Jul. 9-16
LaGrange (LaGrange Co., North Reg.)
LaGrange County 4-H Fair
Fairgrounds. Our 63rd annual family-friendly fair includes a
variety of grandstand events, free events and 4-H competitions.
Something for everyone! Adm. chg. 260-463-2862 (week of fair
only); lagrangecounty4hfair.com X
Jul. 9
Mosey Down Main Street
See May 14 listing.
Jul. 9
West Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.)
Wabash Riverfest
Tapawingo Park. Free, family-friendly celebration of the Wabash
River. Canoe races, food, music, educational exhibits, 5k run,
bike events, children's activities and more! No adm. chg.
765-420-8505; wabashriverfest.com
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Jul. 10-16
Princeton (Gibson Co., South Reg.)
Gibson County Fair
County Fairgrounds. The 161th annual Gibson County Fair
offers something for everyone: rides, food, concerts, truck and
tractor pulls, motocross racing, 4-H exhibits and more! Adm. chg.
812-385-3445; gibsoncountyfair.com
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1-877-LODGES 1
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813 Main St., Brookville, IN. 47012
1-866-647-6555
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This Summer & Fall
in Festive Fort Wayne:
Jul. 10-16
Warsaw (Kosciusko Co., North Reg.)
Kosciusko County Community Fair
Fairgrounds. Join our community fair for exciting grandstand
events, outstanding 4-H exhibits, wonderful fair food and thrilling
midway rides. Adm. chg. 574-269-1823; kcfair.org X
Jul. 10-16
LaPorte (LaPorte Co., North Reg.)
LaPorte County Fair
Fairgrounds. 4-H exhibits, open class, draft horse, Pioneer Land,
carnival rides, grandstand events, free entertainment tent, food
vendors. Adm. chg. 219-362-2647; laportecountyfair.org
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Jul. 10-16
Scottsburg (Scott Co., South Reg.)
Scott County Fair
County Fairgrounds. Get back to the basics of life and good
ol' family fun at the Scott County Fair. 42 acres of activities for
everyone. Conveniently located one mile off I-65! No adm. chg.
812-752-9211; scottcountyfairgrounds.com
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Jul. 11-16
Greentown (Howard Co., East Reg.)
Howard County Fair
County Fairgrounds. One of the largest county fairs in Indiana!
4-H exhibits and shows, food, live daily music and entertainment,
pioneer village, rides, vendors and plenty of family fun! No adm.
chg. 765-628-3247; howardcofair.com
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Jul. 14-16
Converse (Miami Co., East Reg.)
E.W.C.C. Woodcarving Festival
Borderman Gym. Amazing wood carvers’ demonstrations.
No adm. chg. 765-395-3943; ewcc.wordpress.com
Jul. 14-16
Winchester (Randolph Co., East Reg.)
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Convention
Towne Square Community Center. Steel guitar enthusiasts meet
together and play, dance and enjoy the beauty of the Steel
Guitar sound and atmosphere. No adm. chg. 765-584-3266;
roamrandolph.com X
Jul. 14-17
Winamac (Pulaski Co., North Reg.)
Northern Indiana Power From the Past Antique
Power Show & Flea Market
County Fairgrounds. Family-oriented event featuring antique farm
equipment, horse pull, children's games, large flea market, shaded
grounds and many demonstrations. Adm. chg. 574-946-3712;
winamacpowershow.com
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Three Rivers Festival • Taste of the Arts
Johnny Appleseed Festival • & more!
VisitFortWayne.com
Art2Experience
AnEveningInTheGardens.com
Jul. 15
Marion (Grant Co., East Reg.)
An Evening In The Gardens
The Gardens of Matter Park. Indiana award winning
gardens, fine artist/artisans, garden tours, Art2Experience
- creating art w/the artist, entertainment, culinary
delights, garden professionals. Adm. chg. 765-243-6168;
AnEveningInTheGardens.com
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Jul. 15-17
Culver (Marshall Co., North Reg.)
Culver Lake Fest
Culver Town Park. On beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee.
Spectacular fireworks! Parade, food vendors, teen beauty
pageant, live entertainment, sailboat races, kayak/canoe
events and fishing tour. No adm. chg. 574-842-8830;
culverlakefest.com C X
Jul. 15-16
Oldenburg (Franklin Co., South Central Reg.)
Oldenburg Freudenfest
Town Hall. German festival with food, beer garden, games,
German music, 10k walk, 7 or 20 mile bike ride, good family
fun. No adm. chg. 866-647-6555; freudenfest.com
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Jul. 16
Carmel (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
Art of Wine
Carmel Arts & Design District. Features local and international
wines, wine-related art, entertainment and special activities. Free
and open to all ages. $15 wine tasting fee for those 21 and over.
No adm. chg. 317-571-2787; carmelartsanddesign.com
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Jul. 16; Sep. 11; Oct. 14-15
Shelbyville (Shelby Co., Central Reg.)
Arts in the Park/Tour D' Art
Blue River Memorial Park/Forest Hills Cemetery. Arts in the
Park: July 16, 9am-2pm, children's activities, adult classes,
puppets, hands on projects. Tour D'Art: Sept. 11, 2-5pm,
visiting grave sites of interesting citizens and reviewing
tombstone decor. Other events 3rd weekend in Oct: art
show and choir concert. No adm. chg. 317-364-0712;
shelbycountyartsfest.com X
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Jul. 16-23
Pioneer Heritage
Festival
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Circus City Festival
Downtown Peru. Youth circus in three-ring arena.
Festival with rides, food booths and more. 10am
July 23 huge parade. Parade free. Adm. chg. for
circus show and midway. X
765-472-3918; perucircus.com
Jul. 16
Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.)
Dancing & Cruising in the Streets
Downtown. Enjoy a classic car and motorcycle cruise, food, beer
and wine, plus two stages of live entertainment. Free parking.
Adm. chg. 765-742-4044; dancinginthestreets.net
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Jul. 16
Marshall (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Pioneer Heritage Festival
Nature Center at Turkey Run State Park. Pioneer-style crafts
and demonstrations. See how common tasks of today were
performed many years ago. Great for all ages. Adm. chg.
765-597-2635; dnr.in.gov X
Jul. 16
Vincennes (Knox Co., South Central Reg.)
Red Skelton Festival
Red Skelton Museum. Honoring one of America's favorite
clowns with a day filled with entertainment, clowns and food
near the Red Skelton Museum. No adm. chg. 800-886-6443;
vincennescvb.org X
Jul. 16-23
Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.)
Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair
Fairgrounds. All phases of agriculture, 4-H exhibits, wide
variety of youth activities, carnival rides, games and
mouth-watering fair food. No adm. chg. 765-474-0793;
purdue.edu/extension
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Jul. 16
Brownsburg (Hendricks Co., Central Reg.)
Festival of the Arts
Arbuckle Acres Park. A family event featuring music, food,
children's activities, more than 120 artisans and craft
exhibitors from the Midwest. Adm. chg. 317-852-7885;
brownsburgfota.com X
Jul. 16-31
Remington (Jasper Co., North Reg.)
Fountain Park Chautauqua
6244 W 1600 S Remington. Unique, wholesome, family
adventure includes two programs daily, variety of entertainment,
children's activities, art colony, rustic hotel, camping and food
stations. Adm. chg. 219-866-5811; fountain-park.org X
Jul. 16-24
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
International Circus Hall of Fame
State Road 124 in Peru. Professional circus under the Big
Top. Entertainment, performing circus animals, elephant rides,
museum full of circus memorabilia. Adm. chg. 800-771-0241;
circushalloffame.com X
Jul. 17-23
Corydon (Harrison Co., South Reg.)
Harrison County Fair
County Fairgrounds. This year's fair marks our 157th consecutive
year! Enjoy rides, games, a demolition derby, tractor and truck
pulls, dirt drag races, 4-H fair, food and more. Adm. chg.
888-738-2137; harrisoncountyfair.com
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Jul. 17-23
Danville (Hendricks Co., Central Reg.)
Hendricks County 4-H Fair
4-H fairgrounds. Sports fan, animal lover, or just a
kid at heart? The Hendricks County 4-H Fair has you
covered! A great place where affordable family fun meets
tradition. Parking chg. No adm. chg. 317-718-6154;
4hcomplex.org C X
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Upcoming Events
April 9, 10
Blackhawk Renaissance Festival
April 27 - 30
Orleans Dogwood Festival
July 2
Thunder Over Patoka
September 9 - 11
Paoli Fall Festival
September 16 - 18
Block Bash
September 28 - October 2
Pumpkin Festival
October 8, 9
Art on the Green
October 8
Fall Fun Fest in the Park
Weekends November - December
The Polar Express
December 10
Christmas on the Square
For a comprehensive schedule
of events and a multitude of
experiences, visit vflwb.com
or call us at 888-684-3418
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JULY
Come Have Some Family
Fun in Boone County!
Come for the car show at Back to the
Fifties in Lebanon or the carnival rides
at the Zionsville Fall Festival. Spend a day
at the Brick Street Market or the Boone
County 4H Fair. Take in a polo match,
a Brew Fest, a world class horse show
or a go-cart grand prix.
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Wow
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Calendar of Events
- april
Boone County Home & Garden Show lebanon
- may
Brick Street Market & Market Eve zionsville
july
July 4th Celebrations lebanon and zionsville july
on
Boone County 4H Fair leban
Sunday Night Concerts zionsville - july
Boone County Polo Event whitestown - july
Mel Kenyon Go-Cart Race lebanon - july
Jeep Frenzy lebanon - august
Fall Pow-Wow lebanon - august
ille - august
Trader’s Point Hunt Charity Horse Show zionsv
Labor Day Festival advance - september
Zionsville Fall Festival september
Whitestown Brew Fest september
Back to the Fifties Festival lebanon - september
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Festival of the Turning Leaves thorntown - septem
on - september
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Lincoln’s Lebanon & Civil
Village Ghost Walk zionsville - october
Christmas in the Village zionsville - december
ber
Holidays at Dull’s Tree Farm thorntown - decem
For latest dates on all festivities plus the news
& updates, please visit www.boonecvb.com.
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Jul. 23-30
Bloomington (Monroe Co., South Central Reg.)
Monroe County Fair
Jul. 17-23
Franklin (Johnson Co., Central Reg.)
Johnson County 4-H & Agricultural Fair
Fairgrounds. Parade at 4pm on July 16. 4-H projects and
livestock shows, food and merchant vendors, grandstand events,
midway, and more. Parking $5. No adm. chg. 317-738-3247;
johnsoncountyfair.com
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Jul. 17-23
Alexandria (Madison Co., East Reg.)
Madison County 4-H Fair
Beulah Park. 4-H animals, free entertainment nightly, food, crafts,
rides, garden tractor pulls, senior day, bracelet day is all day
every day. Talent contest, parade, cornhole competition. No adm.
chg. 765-724-7006; madisoncounty4hfair.org X
2017 Festival Dates: Jul. 16-22
Jul. 20-24
Hammond (Lake Co., North Reg.)
Festival of the Lakes
Wolf Lake Pavilion, 2324 Calumet Ave. Come enjoy our annual
free festival, including live musical entertainment, a carnival,
food vendors, 5K, polka party and other events. Parking $25.
No adm. chg. 219-853-6378; festivalofthelakes.com
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2017 Festival Dates: Jul. 19-23
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Jul. 21-24
Portland (Jay Co., East Reg.)
44th Vintage Motor Bike Show
County Fairgrounds. The largest vintage motor bike show in
the USA. Join us to reminisce the Simplex, Mustang, Whizzer
and Cushman bikes and more! Adm. chg. 419-605-5336;
vintagemotorbikeclub.org X
Jul. 22-30
Goshen (Elkhart Co., North Reg.)
Elkhart County 4-H Fair
Fairgrounds. One of the largest county fairs in the nation.
Free top-name entertainment, food vendors, rides, rodeo,
demo derby, tractor pulls and much more. Adm. chg.
574-533-3247; 4hfair.org C X
Jul. 22-23
Scottsburg (Scott Co., South Reg.)
Scott County MaterFest
Downtown Square. Join us as we celebrate Scott County's rich
history of agriculture and tomatoes with good food, family and
fun! No adm. chg. 812-752-9211; materfest.com
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Fairgrounds. Where friends meet friends! Enjoy
a wide variety of 4-H shows and exhibits, free
entertainment, carnival rides, food vendors, demo
derby, Queen contest and many other activities
throughout the week for everyone to enjoy.
Parking chg. No adm. chg. 812-825-7439;
monroecountyfairgrounds.in C X
Jul. 23
Terre Haute (Vigo Co., West Reg.)
"On the Banks of the Wabash" Community Band Festival
Fairbanks Park. Community concert bands from IN, IL
and KY. Each perform a one hour concert of band music.
Bring your lawn chairs and join us for a day of good
music and good times. No adm. chg. 812-535-6440;
terrehautecommunityband.org
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Jul. 23-28
Reynolds (White Co., West Reg.)
White County 4-H Fair
4-H Fairgrounds. One of Indiana's finest 4-H county fairs. Daily
livestock shows, entertainment, community fun and games.
Fun for the whole family! No adm. chg. 219-984-5115;
Ag.Purdue.edu/counties/white X
Jul. 24-30
Brownstown (Jackson Co., South Central Reg.)
Jackson County Fair
Fairgrounds. One of the World's Largest Fairs! Enjoy fun packed
days for the whole family in scenic Brownstown. Features
agriculture, food, rides, stock car racing and more. No adm. chg.
812-358-2751; jacksoncountyfair.org
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Jul. 28-30
Berne (Adams Co., East Reg.)
Berne Swiss Days
Downtown. Swiss experience. Food, crafts, competitions, familyfriendly rides, quilt show, horse pull, musical concerts, tours,
polka music, parade and games. No adm. chg. 260-589-8080;
bernein.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Jul. 27-29
Jul. 29-31
Knox (Starke Co., North Reg.)
Bass Lake Festival
Around Bass Lake. Family, fun and food including 5k run/walk,
Miss Bass Lake, car show, historic tour, cardboard boat races and
more. No adm. chg. 219-314-2030; basslakefest.com
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Jul. 30
North Webster (Kosciusko Co., North Reg.)
8th Annual Dixie Day Festival & Art Fair
Jul. 29-30
Fontanet (Vigo Co., West Reg.)
Fontanet Bean Dinner
9336 N Baldwin St. Free beans and bacon by the bowl Fri. night
and by the pan on Sat. at noon. Live music, inflatables, bingo,
cruise in, flea markets, cornhole and garden tractor pull. No adm.
chg. fontanetbeandinner.org X
Jul. 29-30
Frankfort (Clinton Co., West Reg.)
Frankfort Hot Dog Festival
Downtown Square. World’s largest grill, over-the-top tour, street
vaulting, micro-mini tractor pulls, disc dog competion, car show,
dachshund racing, 100+ vendors, dogs for everyone. No adm.
chg. 765-654-4081; frankfortmainstreet.com
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2017 Festival Dates: Jul. 28-29
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Jul. 29
Denver (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Friday Night Lights Bike Ride
Bike ride starts and ends at DeAngelo's Pizzeria. Entry fee.
765-473-3848; breakawaybike.com
Jul. 29-31
New Carlisle (St. Joseph Co., North Reg.)
New Carlisle Hometown Days
Memorial Park. Three fun-filled days, vendors, food, entertainment,
parade, fireworks, car show, WIFFLE ball tournament. No adm.
chg. 574-276-8962; hometowndays.net
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Jul. 29-31
Owensville (Gibson Co., South Reg.)
Owensville Watermelon Festival
Library Square. Highlights of this annual festival include live
entertainment, parades, pageants, a run/walk, watermelon
games, kiddie parade and carnival rides. No adm. chg.
812-724-2506; /OwensvilleWatermelonFestival X
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Jul. 29-30
Hartford City (Blackford Co., East Reg.)
Fourth Annual SummerFest 2016
Courthouse Square. Fri. evening art show at Art Center. Sat. juried
fine arts and crafts, music and food on the square from 9am-5pm.
No adm. chg. 765-499-2357 X
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Downtown and Fairgrounds. Art fair, car, truck and bike
show, sidewalk sales, ride the historical Dixie boat, Dixie
games in the park, huge antique tent sale, open air
market, food vendor row. Something for everyone! No
adm. chg. 574-834-7076; northwebster.com X
Jul. 30-Aug. 6
Connersville (Fayette Co., East Reg.)
Fayette County Free Fair
Fairgrounds. Indiana's oldest free fair. Rides, great food, harness
racing, livestock shows, motorsports events. Camping available.
No adm. chg. 765-265-1300; fayettecountyfreefair.com X
Jul. 30
West Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.)
Tippecanoe Steam and Gas Power Show
County Amphitheater. Working show with tractors, gas engines
and working demonstrations throughout the day, flea market and
food. No adm. chg. 219-984-5936; tsgpai.org X
2017 Festival Date: Jul. 29
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Jul. 30-31
Orland (Steuben Co., North Reg.)
Vermont Settlement Festival
Orland Town Park. Full days of family fun, primitive village, car
show, parade, concessions, mud volleyball, arts and crafts. No
adm. chg. 260-829-6411; orlandchamber.net X
AUGUST
Aug.
Summer Sundown Music Series
See May 29 listing.
Aug. 1-6
Fayette County Free Fair
See Jul. 30 listing
Aug. 2-6
Oakland City (Gibson Co., South Reg.)
Oakland City Lion's Sweet Corn Festival
Wirth Park. Come celebrate corn with us! Rides, parade, music,
food vendors, fried chicken and pork chop dinners: top it off
with a corn eating contest. No adm. chg. 812-677-0728;
gibsoncountyin.org X
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AUGUST
Aug. 3-6
North Manchester (Wabash Co., East Reg.)
North Manchester Fun Fest by the River
Market Square Downtown. The area's largest family festival.
Basketball, baseball tournaments, car show with over 200 cars,
huge parade, food, craft vendors and live entertainment. No adm.
chg. 260-982-7644; northmanchesterchamber.com
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2017 Festival Dates: Aug. 2-5
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Aug. 4-7
Nappanee (Elkhart Co., North Reg.)
Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival
Nearly 300 vendors demonstrate and sell their wares. Enjoy free
entertainment, festival food or a family-style Threshers Dinner in the
century old barn. Adm. chg. 800-800-4942; amishacres.com X
Aug. 4-6
Dana (Vermillion Co., West Reg.)
Dana Ernie Pyle Fireman’s Festival
Downtown Dana. Ernie Pyle WWII Museum is open. Cake
walk, car show, fish fry and queen contest. Great small town
festival on the Indiana/Illinois border just north of US 36.
No adm. chg.
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Aug. 4-7
Jasper (Dubois Co., South Reg.)
Jasper Strassenfest
Downtown and citywide. Family-oriented street festival with
German music, food, dancing, rides, games, beer garden, 5k
run/walk, craft & wine show, events, entertainment and so much
more! No adm. chg. 812-482-6866; jasperstrassenfest.org X
2017 Festival Dates: Aug. 3-6
Aug. 4-6
Odon (Daviess Co., South Central Reg.)
Old Settlers Festival
Odon City Park. One of the oldest festivals in Indiana with
a history of over 125 years. Parade, food, carnival rides,
bingo, free nightly entertainment. Don't miss it! No adm. chg.
812-636-8218; odonoldsettlers.com
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Aug. 4-6
Van Buren (Grant Co., East Reg.)
Van Buren Popcorn Festival
Downtown. Three days of family fun, food and free
entertainment. Parade, nightly entertainment, children’s games
and activities, fair food and 5k. No adm. chg. 765-934-3991;
popcornfestival.org X
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AUGUST
Aug. 5-14
Crown Point (Lake Co., North Reg.)
Lake County Fair
Fairgrounds. Daily horse shows, local musical entertainment,
thousands of exhibits, rides, food and all types of vendors.
Motorsport shows and more in the grandstand! Adm. chg.
219-663-3617; lake-county-fair.com
X
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your thermostat to 76 degrees and
lower your bill up to $30.
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Aug. 6
Noblesville (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
Art Fair on the Square
Courthouse Square. Enjoy charming historic downtown Noblesville
with juried artists, all painting mediums, sculpture, pottery, jewelry
and more. Art experience for kids. Food available. No adm. chg.
317-289-5235; noblesvillearts.org X
Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27
Franklin Farmer's Market
See May 14 listing.
Aug. 5-10
Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.)
Colt World Series
Bert E. Loeb Stadium. Teams of 15 and 16 year-olds from all
over the world vie for this baseball championship. Adm. chg.
765-807-1514; coltworldseries.com X
Aug. 5
Goshen First Fridays
See Jan. 1 listing.
Aug. 6
Mitchell (Lawrence Co., South Central Reg.)
Mitchell Hillbilly 500 Race
Burton Ln. A downhill gravity race with cars made from all sorts
of miscellaneous parts. Plus, nonprofit organizations selling
food and offering games for the whole family. No adm. chg.
812-508-1319; lionsclubsinternational.org
X
2017 Festival Date: Aug. 5
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Indiana State Fair
Aug. 6
Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.)
OUTfest
Downtown. Enjoy live entertainment, great food and beverages,
drag show, vendors and family activities. Adm. chg.
765-423-7579; pridelafayette.org X
2017 Festival Date: Aug. 5
317-927-7500; indianastatefair.com
Aug. 6
Greenfield (Hancock Co., Central Reg.)
Pennsy Trail Art Fair and Music Festival
Along Historic Pennsy Trail. Quality artists and artisans, live music,
Ducky Derby, great festival food, beer and wine. No adm. chg.
317-462-2877; pennsytrailartfair.com
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Aug. 5-21
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
State Fairgrounds. Each August, the Indiana State
Fair returns to honor youth, agriculture and education
in an entertaining and fun environment. Join us to
make more memories while celebrating 200 years of
Indiana Heritage. There’s Fresh. Happy. Daily at your
Indiana State Fair. Adm. chg. C X
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Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Grissom Air Museum Warbird Cruise-In
Grissom Air Museum. Huge car show, food, vendors, museum
open. Adm. chg. 574-398-1451; grissomairmuseum.com X
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All festival dates are subject to change and festival hours vary. Contact festival for confirmation.
AUGUST
Aug. 6
Shipshewana (LaGrange Co., North Reg.)
Shipshewana Antique Festival
Shipshewana Antique Mall and Pavilion. Nearly
75 vendors set up in grassy areas and around the
winding sidewalks of the Shipshewana Trading Place
Antique Mall & Pavilion. Also features the Antique
Telephone Collector's Association Annual Show. Food,
entertainment and much more! No adm. chg. C X
JENNINGS COUNTY
I N D I A N A
VERNON / NORTH VERNON
260-768-4129; visitshipshewana.org
Aug. 7
Tri-State Antique Market
See May 1 listing.
Aug. 10-14
Tell City (Perry Co., South Reg.)
Schweizer Fest
City Hall Park. 700 Main St. Amusement rides, games, food,
beer garden, wine tasting, exhibit market, live entertainment,
queen pageant. Free parking. No adm. chg. 888-343-6262;
tellcityschweizerfest.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Aug. 9-13
INDIANA’S LARGEST FESTIVAL
Parke County
Covered Bridge Festival
October 14-23, 2016
www.coveredbridges.com
Aug. 11-14
Denver (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Denver Days Festival
Downtown. Hometown parade, delicious food, car show,
great entertainment, other activities. No admission fee.
Charge for Midway rides. No adm. chg. 765-985-2284;
enjoymiamicounty.com
Aug. 11-14
Tipton (Tipton Co., East Reg.)
MidAmerica Threshing & Antique, Inc.
4-H fairgrounds. Working demonstrations of threshing, saw mill,
shelling, plowing and baling. Tractor pull Fri. and Sat. $20 hook
fees. No adm. chg. 765-491-7312 X
SASSAFRAS TEA FESTIVAL &
CIVIL WAR RENACTMENT
Fourth Weekend in April
WINGS OVER MUSCATATUCK/
INTERNATIONAL MIGRATORY
BIRD FESTIVAL
Second weekend in May
T3/TAME THE TERRAIN
Third Weekend in June
HOME & GARDEN TOUR
Fourth Weekend in June
DINO - MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE
First Weekend in July
JENNINGS COUNTY FAIR
First full week in July
LABOR DAY HOMECOMING FESTIVAL
Saturday & Sunday Labor Day Weekend
HAYDEN DAYS
Saturday Labor Day Weekend
GHOST WALK & MYSTERY DINNER
October
BOYD’s PUMPKIN DISPLAY
October
Visit us!
www.jenningscounty.net
(812) 592-8087
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AUGUST
Aug. 11-14
LaGrange (LaGrange Co., North Reg.)
35th Annual Steam and Gas Show
4-H Fairgrounds. Steam engines, antique tractors,
gas engines, antique farm machinery, sawmills,
arts & crafts, large flea market. Antique tractor pull,
125HP Erie Steam Engine operating as a sawmill,
wheat threshing, plowing with steam engines and
parade of tractors. Adm. chg. X
888-277-3184; VisitLaGrangeCounty.org
2017 Festival Dates: Aug. 10-13
Aug. 12
Greenfield (Hancock Co., Central Reg.)
Chocolate Walk
Downtown. Visit various stores and locations to gather samples
of chocolate. Event benefits the Greenfield Area Chamber of
Commerce & the Read-Up program. Adm. chg. 317-477-4188;
greenfieldcc.org
Aug. 12-14
Columbia City (Whitley Co., East Reg.)
Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow
Morsches Park, SR 205. Freewill concert, dancing, storytelling,
games, demonstrations, Native American products and food.
Silent auction, raffles, flute music. Free concert Aug. 12. Adm.
chg. 260-609-7844; miamipowwow.org X
2017 Festival Dates: Aug. 11-13
Aug. 12-13
Peru/Miami County Community Garage Sale
See May 13 listing.
Aug. 12-13
Scottsburg (Scott Co., South Reg.)
Pig Roast in the Park
Beechwood Park. Visit our community event where you can
enjoy great music, food, craft booths, kids' games, fireworks,
sporting and various activities. No adm. chg. 812-752-9211;
greatscottindiana.com
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Aug. 12-13
DeMotte (Jasper Co., North Reg.)
Touch of Dutch
Spencer Park. Join us for a day of fun with a parade, arts
and crafts, food and family entertainment! No adm. chg.
219-987-5800; /touchofdutch X
2017 Festival Dates: Aug. 11-12
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Aug. 13
Hanna (LaPorte Co., North Reg.)
HannaFest
All around town. Arts & crafts, games, parade, live entertainment,
car show, town-wide garage sales, BBQ chicken, adult street dance,
kids’/family activities. No adm. chg. 219-797-4407
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Aug. 13
Mosey Down Main Street
See May 14 listing.
Aug. 13-14
Perrysville (Vermillion Co., West Reg.)
Nakota's Memorial Softball Tournament & Festival
Perrysville Park. Enjoy live entertainment, games, refreshments and
more. Team entry fee is $100. Call Pam Messick: 765-793-0775
or Facebook for details. No adm. chg. 765-793-0775;
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Aug. 13
Logansport (Cass Co., East Reg.)
Taste of Cass County
Downtown Logansport. Enjoy food, fun, and music! Sample food
and drink from local eateries. Fun for the whole family! Minimal
entrance fee. Adm. chg. 574-722-9345; loganslanding.com X
Aug. 18-21
Greensburg (Decatur Co., South Central Reg.)
Greensburg Power of the Past
Fairgrounds. 2016 feature tractor is John Deere. Come see
antique machinery used as the days gone by. Flea markets, food
booths, kid’s games, toy show, parade and more. Adm. chg. $3/
person ages 12 and up. Under age 12 free. 812-662-4723;
greensburgpowerofthepast.com
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2017 Festival Dates: Aug. 17-20
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Aug. 19-21
Elwood (Madison Co., East Reg.)
Elwood Glass Festival
Callaway Park. Arts, crafts, food, entertainment, glass
factory tours, quilt show, carnival, car show, contests,
parade and much more. No adm. chg. 765-552-0180;
elwood-in.com/chamber-home X
2017 Festival Dates: Aug. 18-20
Sealing doors, vents and
ductwork can save you
up to $212 a year.
TOGETHERWESAVE.COM
Aug. 19-21
Marion (Grant Co., East Reg.)
Hog Daze Motorcycle Rally
SR 18 E. Bike shows, rides, field events, live bands, contests, and
fun! $5 weekend admission. Camping. Gates open Friday at
noon, events begin at 5pm and continue all weekend. Adm. chg.
hogdaze.com
X
2017 Festival Dates: Aug. 18-20
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All festival dates are subject to change and festival hours vary. Contact festival for confirmation.
AUGUST
Aug. 19-21
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Hoosier Heritage Festival
County Fairgrounds. Celebrating our agricultural heritage with
antique tractors, engines and equipment, food, entertainment,
tractor pull, parades and flea market. No adm. chg.
765-438-3835; hoosierheritagefest.com X
Aug. 19-20
Madison (Jefferson Co., South Central Reg.)
Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues
Riverfront. A festival featuring nationally-known
headliners. KCBS sanctioned, amatuer and kids
BBQ competitions. Concrete Pigs Corral. Kids’
supervised play area. Adm. chg. C X
800-559-2956; madisonribberfest.com
2017 Festival Dates: Aug. 18-19
Aug. 19-21
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
26th Annual National Toy & Truck N'
Construction Show and Auction
Indianapolis Marriott East. Thousands of toy trucks and
construction toys for sale. Auction, radio-controlled semis and
model contest. A great family outing. Adm. chg. 800-533-8293;
toytrucker.com X
Aug. 19-21
Russiaville (Howard Co., East Reg.)
Winding Creek Bluegrass Festival
100 S 9980 W. Bluegrass in the woods. Enjoy America's best
bluegrass bands. Music workshops, vendor booths and free
camping. Bring lawn chairs. Visit website for bands and schedule.
Adm. chg. 765-457-6802; windingcreekbluegrass.com X
Aug. 20-21
Alexandria (Madison Co., East Reg.)
Alexandria Grand Prix
Downtown streets. One of the largest go-kart racing events
in Indiana. Food vendors, entertainment and great racing!
Sanctioned by the SIRA. No adm. chg. 765-724-3144
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Aug. 20
South Bend (St. Joseph Co., North Reg.)
Art Beat
Downtown. Enjoy a day-long showcase of over 200 visual,
performing and culinary artists from South Bend and surrounding
areas. No adm. chg. 574-282-1110; ArtBeatSouthBend.org X
HANCOCK COUNTY
Summer / Autumn
Event Calendar
Founders Day
-- August 19, 20 Shirley
Cumberland Arts Goes to Market
-- August 20, Cumberland
Lions Fall Festival
-- Sept. 8-10, New Palestine
Cruise on Main
-- Sept. 10, Fortville
Riley Festival
-- October 6-9, Greenfield
Hancock County’s Indiana
Bicentennial Celebration
-- October 14, Greenfield
Hancock Co. Tourism Commission
& Hancock County Visitors Bureau
www.visithancockcounty.com
[email protected]
866-384-8687
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AUGUST
Aug. 20
Cumberland (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
Cumberland Arts Goes to Market
Saturn St. at Cumberland Town Hall. 8th annual, unique
festival blending arts & crafts with Cumberland Farmers
Market. Highlighting local history and heritage. 90+ vendors,
entertainment, food trucks, Kid’s Zone. 9am-4pm. Free parking.
No adm. chg. 317-894-2645; cumberlandarts.org
X
2017 Festival Date: Aug. 19
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Aug. 20
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Double Nickel Bike Ride
Breakaway Bike Shop. Ride starts at the Breakwaway Bike Shop in
Peru. Entry fee. Adm. chg. 765-473-4240; enjoymiamicounty.com
Aug. 20
Decatur (Adams Co., East Reg.)
Kekionga Festival
Downtown and Riverside Center. Community festival celebrating
Decatur's heritage with historic reenactments, crafts, food and fun.
No adm. chg. 260-724-2604; decaturchamber.org X
Aug. 20-21
Michigan City (LaPorte Co., North Reg.)
Lubeznik Center for the Arts Festival
North end by LCA. Featuring the best of the Modern Craft
movement focusing on high quality Makers with live music, food,
libations and children's activities. Free parking/shuttle available.
Adm. chg. 219-874-4900; lubeznikcenter.org
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2017 Festival Dates: Aug. 19-20
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Aug. 20-21
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Miami Days at the Pillars
7 Pillars. Family fun. Learn about the Miami Indians, drum dance,
flint knapping, crafts, food. Miami language, finger weaving and
beading. Donation Entry. No adm. chg. miamiindians.org
INDIANA’S LARGEST FESTIVAL
Parke County
Covered Bridge Festival
October 14-23, 2016
www.coveredbridges.com
Aug. 20
Wabash (Wabash Co., East Reg.)
Wabash Garden & Herb Festival
Paradise Spring Historical Park. Unique festival with fresh and
dried herbs, flowers, plants, garden items, crafts. A decorated
chair contest and charity auction. No adm. chg. 260-568-1299;
visitwabashcounty.com
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Aug. 20-21
Hamlet (Starke Co., North Reg.)
Yellowstone Trail Fest
County Fairgrounds. Family friendly, kids’ games, ice cream
social, Rainbow Run, zucchini cook-off, metal art, geocaching. Journey back 1920’s fashion show, car show,
rendezvous, blacksmith. No adm. chg. 765-438-2349;
YellowStoneTrailFest.com X
nFest
Aug. 20
Greenwood (Johnson Co., Central Reg.)
WAMMfest
Craig Park. Wineries, microbreweries, six bands, entertainment,
food and juried art fair featuring over 70 artists. Ticket
proceeds donated to local charities. Adm. chg. 317-881-7575;
wammfest.com X
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Aug. 24-27
Portland (Jay Co., East Reg.)
51st Annual Antique Gas Engine & Tractor Show
County Fairgrounds. World's largest show of its kind. Over 3,000
engines and tractors, antique and craft dealers and entertainment.
Adm. chg. tristategasenginetractor.com
All festival dates are subject to change and festival hours vary. Contact festival for confirmation.
AUGUST
Aug. 26-27
Logansport (Cass Co., East Reg.)
Carousel Festival in the Park
Riverside Park. Spotlighting the historic Dentzel Carousel, the
festival features entertainment, carousel rides, 5k run, circus
acts, petting zoo and more. No adm. chg. 574-753-8725;
visit-casscounty.com X
Aug. 25-28
Vevay (Switzerland Co., South Central Reg.)
Swiss Wine Festival
Riverfront Park. Top 10 Event in Indiana by
Top Events USA! 4th Best Food Festival in
Indiana by Best of Indiana. Large wine tasting
pavilion featuring over 100 varieties of Indiana
wines, Midwest Championship Grape Stomp,
riverboat cruises, three stages of professional
entertainment. Adm. chg. C X
812-427-9463; swisswinefestival.org
2017 Festival Dates: Aug. 24-27
Aug. 26-27
Newburgh (Warrick Co., South Reg.)
36th Annual Fiddler Fest
Old Lock & Dam Park - Hwy 662. Fri. 5-8pm; Sat. Noon-8pm;
Fiddler dinners, hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade ice cream,
jewelry, arts & crafts, family games and beer garden. No adm.
chg. 812-853-2815; historicnewburgh.org
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2017 Festival Dates: Aug. 25-26
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Aug. 26-28
Carmel (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
GreekFest 2016
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Greek food, pastries, culture,
music, bazaar, grocery store, and family-oriented children's area.
Free parking options available. No adm. chg. 317-733-3033;
indygreekfest.org
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AUGUST
Aug. 27
Franklin (Johnson Co., Central Reg.)
Beer and Bluegrass Festival
Downtown. Sample local breweries best beer while enjoying a
car show and food vendors from 5pm-10pm. Live music from
6pm-10pm. Sponsored by Discover Downtown Franklin. Adm.
chg. 317-346-1258; discoverdowntownfranklin.com
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Aug. 26-27
Brownstown (Jackson Co., South Central Reg.)
Jackson County Watermelon Festival
Courthouse Square. Crafts, games, a parade on Sat.
at 1pm, free entertainment, watermelon games and
plenty of delicious food. No adm. chg. 812-530-0671;
jacksoncountywatermelonfestival.org
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Aug. 26-27
Leota (Scott Co., South Reg.)
Leota Country Frolic
Downtown. If you've never been to the Leota Country Frolic then
you've missed out! Once you go, you know! Bluegrass, fish
and all kinds of great food in downtown Leota. No adm. chg.
812-752-9211; greatscottindiana.com
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Aug. 26-27
Rossville (Clinton Co., West Reg.)
Summer’s End Festival
Town Park. Craft/food vendors, Sat. morning parade, 5k
run/walk, car/bike show, contests, entertainment, rides and
fireworks. Parking $2 inside park. No adm. chg. 765-379-2645;
rossville.net X
Aug. 26-28
Friendship (Ripley Co., South Central Reg.)
Whispering Beard Folk Festival
Old Mill Campground. Enjoy over 30 bands in the Friendship
Valley plus art and craft vendors, food and more for the whole
family. Adm. chg. 812-689-7431; whisperingbeard.com
X
2017 Festival Dates: Aug. 25-27
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Aug. 27-28
Sellersburg (Clark Co., South Reg.)
Art in Speed Park
Speed Park. Juried art show of nation's finest artisans and
musical talents. Performing arts demonstrations, children's
workshops, vast array of food selections and wine garden. No
adm. chg. 812-944-4078; artinspeedpark.com
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Aug. 27
Carmel (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
Artomobilia
Carmel Arts & Design District. Enjoy automotive art while
embracing the artwork of local galleries; you'll see the design and
presentation of iconic automobiles. No adm. chg. 317-571-2787;
carmelartsanddesign.com
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Aug. 27
Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.)
Beers Across the Wabash
Downtown. Taste an assortment of ales and lagers
from 30 Indiana breweries. Adm. chg. 765-714-4844;
BeersAcrossTheWabash.com X
2017 Festival Date: Aug. 26
Aug. 27
Greencastle (Putnam Co., West Reg.)
Greencastle Music Fest
Downtown Square. Free community event with live music, local
food, activities for kids, cornhole tournament and beer garden. No
adm. chg. 765-721-0137; almosthomerestaurant.com X
Aug. 27
Delphi (Carroll Co., West Reg.)
Indiana Bacon Festival of Carroll County
Downtown Square. Join us for bacon, bands and brew at this 3rd
annual event. Enjoy live music, local foods, craft beer and wine,
bbq cook-off, kid zone and a bacon eating contest. Adm. chg.
866-374-6813; indianabaconfestival.com
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Aug. 27
Kouts (Porter Co., North Reg.)
Kouts Pork Fest
Downtown Main St. Small town festival at its best. Showcasing
pork at its finest. Arts and crafts, food vendors, live entertainment,
kids' area and a parade all in one place. No adm. chg.
219-405-1452; koutsevents.com
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AUGUST/SEPTEMBER
Aug. 27
Carthage (Rush Co., East Reg.)
Summerfest
Downtown. Blue River Community Harvest food pantry fundraiser
includes 5k run/walk/bike, Rush Co. Covered Bridges Bike Tour,
pulled pork lunch/takeout, 40+ arts and crafts vendors. No adm.
chg. 765-565-6798; bluerivercommunityharvest.org
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Aug. 27
Crawfordsville (Montgomery Co., West Reg.)
Taste of Montgomery County
General Lew Wallace Study and Museum. Join us for a symphony
of sounds and a festival of fabulous flavors that represent
the best of Montgomery County. Adm. chg. 765-362-5769;
tasteofmontgomerycounty.com
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2017 Festival Date: Aug. 26
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Aug. 27
SEPTEMBER
Sep. 1-4
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival
See Aug. 30 listing
Sep. 1-4
Griffith (Lake Co., North Reg.)
Griffith Rock 'n Rail Street Festival
Downtown on Broad St. Live music, great food, beer garden,
arts and crafts, kids' fun, car show and more. No adm. chg.
219-924-7500; griffith.in.gov X
Sep. 2-5
Earl Park (Benton Co., West Reg.)
Earl Park Fall Festival
Town Park. Our festival has bingo, truck and tractor pull,
demo derby, flea markets, food and more. No adm. chg.
219-474-5081; earlparkfestival.com
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2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 1-4
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Elkhart (Elkhart Co., North Reg.)
Taste of the Gardens
Wellfield Botanic Gardens. Elkhart Rotary Club's
fundraising event for Wellfield Botanic Gardens will
be held from 11am-6pm. Sample food from over 15
local restaurants while you listen to live music from
several bands. Around the pond you will find over
100 local artists. Adm. chg. 574-266-2006;
TasteoftheGardens.org X
Aug. 27
Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.)
Uptown Jazz and Blues
Downtown. Three stages of continuous live jazz and
blues music, dancing, food, beer and wine. Adm. chg.
765-742-4044; ujbf.org
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2017 Festival Date: Aug. 26
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Aug. 28-30
Evansville (Vanderburgh Co., South Reg.)
Evansville Street Rod Frog Follies Car Show
Vanderburgh 4-H Center. 10,000 car lovers travel to attend “the
largest pre-1949 street rod event. Family-friendly festival, swap
meet area. Adm. chg. 812-428-FROG; frogfollies.org
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2017 Festival Dates: Aug. 25-27
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Aug. 30-Sep. 4
Auburn (Dekalb Co., East Reg.)
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival
Communitywide. Enjoy collector car auctions, parade of
classics, downtown cruise-In, live music, ice cream social, craft
show, great food, flea market, antiques and much more. No
adm. chg. 260-925-3600; acdfestival.org
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2017 Festival Dates: Aug. 29-Sep. 3
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Sep. 2-5
New Castle (Henry Co., East Reg.)
36th Annual Farmer's Pike
Antique, Arts and Crafts Festival
Seven miles east of New Castle (SR 38). Walk on
soft grass and look at over 400 spaces of everything!
Come hungry: we have food galore. The weekend is
full of live entertainment: bluegrass, gospel, big bands,
blues, country and rock. Visit the lighthouse chapel.
Always Labor Day Weekend! Adm. chg. C X
765-332-2576; farmerspike.com
Sep. 2
Goshen First Fridays
See Jan. 1 listing.
Sep. 2-5
Ligonier (Noble Co., East Reg.)
Ligonier Marshmallow Festival
Downtown Square. This event always features lots of
fun! Enjoy rides, entertainment, games, contests, food,
merchandise and more. No adm. chg. 260-302-2052;
Ligoniermarshmallowfestival.com
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2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 1-4
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SEPTEMBER
Sep. 2-4
Jeffersonville (Clark Co., South Reg.)
Jeffersonville Steamboat Days
Big Four Station. Family event with juried art village and live
art demonstrations, authors’ fair, parade, children’s play area,
musical entertainment, food vendors, craft beer garden. No
adm. chg. 812-285-6440; JeffSteamboatDays.com
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Sep. 2-5
Clinton (Vermillion Co., West Reg.)
Little Italy Festival
Water and North 9th Streets. Experience the 51st
anniversary with music, food, dancing, rides and
kids' games. Wagon rides, Fri. evening parade,
flea markets. Wine garden, Mon. fireworks. Five
historic landmarks and museums. Large spaghetti
tent. Bingo. No adm. chg. X
812-264-2322; thelittleitalyfestival.org
Sep. 2-5
Plymouth (Marshall Co., North Reg.)
Marshall County Blueberry
Festival Since 1967
Centennial Park. Children's activities, food booths,
carnival, parade, 15k and 5k run. Classic car
show, craft booths, horse pull, garden tractor pulls
and spectacular fireworks. Sports competitions,
demonstrations at Historic Americana and a bicycle
cruise. Free entertainment. No adm. chg. X
574-936-5020; blueberryfestival.org
Sep. 2-5
Paragon (Morgan Co., Central Reg.)
Paragon Homecoming Festival
Union and Main Streets. Join us for the 92nd Homecoming
Festival. Fun for the whole family: rides, games, food, vendors
and live entertainment. No adm. chg. 765-318-0899;
paragonhomecoming.com
Sep. 2
Washington (Daviess Co., South Central Reg.)
Wine, Cheese and Art Festival
Meredith Plaza. Sample varieties of wine and cheese while
listening to music. View antique cars, art and more. $10
admission includes wine glass and tastings. 812-254-5262;
daviesscountychamber.com
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Sep. 3-4
Bloomington (Monroe Co., South Central Reg.)
Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts
Fourth St., Grant St. to Indiana St. Fine art, original
craft, entertainment in a beautiful urban setting. One of
the top art festivals in the nation. Great music, children
zone and spoken word area. 120 Artists from across the
nation exhibiting their latest creations. Enjoy the weekend
in Bloomington. No adm. chg. 812-335-3814;
4thstreet.org X
Sep. 3
Franklin Farmer’s Market
See May 14 listing.
Sep. 3
Cannelburg (Daviess Co., South Central Reg.)
Lucille Dillon Amish Quilt Auction
Simon J. Graber Community Building. The Daviess
County Amish Quilt Auction is the only auction selling
authentic hand-stitched Amish made quilts from Daviess
County. This quilt auction is the only place to see the
most beautifully made comforters and discuss the art
of quilt making. No adm. chg. 812-296-1775;
daviesscounty.net C X
Sep. 3-4
Metamora (Franklin Co., South Central Reg.)
Metamora Music Festival
Lane's End Barn. Free performances and workshops. Dulcimer,
mandolin, guitar and more. Enjoy traditional music along
the Whitewater Canal. No adm. chg. 765-647-1212;
metamoraMPA.org
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2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 2-3
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Sep. 3
Mosey Down Main Street
See May 14 listing.
Sep. 3-5
North Salem (Hendricks Co., Central Reg.)
North Salem Old Fashion Days
Downtown and Machinery Field. Entertainment, food,
raffle, parade, horse pull, pie contest, truck pull, car show,
5k/10k walk/run, line dancing and bike ride. No adm. chg.
765-808-4504; northsalemoldfashiondays.com X
Sep. 3
Columbus (Bartholomew Co., South Central Reg.)
Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Free
Community Concert
Mill Race Park, 5th and Lindsey Streets. National and area bands,
food vendors, raffle sales, T-shirts. No seating provided. Proceeds
benefit patients with an advanced illness and their families.
No adm. chg. 812-314-8000; ourhospice.org X
All festival dates are subject to change and festival hours vary. Contact festival for confirmation.
SEPTEMBER
Sep. 3-4
Vincennes (Knox Co., South Central Reg.)
Salute to Veterans of WWII
Indiana Military Museum grounds. Living history event
with WWII reenactment, vendors, indoor and outdoor
static displays, WWII vehicle parade. WWII veterans and
family receive free admission. Adm. chg. 812-882-1941;
indianamilitarymuseum.org X
Sep. 3-4
Tipton (Tipton Co., East Reg.)
56th Annual Tecumseh Lodge Pow Wow
Fairgrounds. Enjoy American Indian dancing, authentic arts
and crafts and Native American food. 10am-11pm Adm. chg.
317-745-2858; tecumsehlodge.org X
2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 2-3
Sep. 3-4
Vernon (Jennings Co., South Central Reg.)
Vernon Labor Day Festival
Around the square. Arts and crafts, live music, kiddie area,
antiques and much more. Sat. and Sun., 9am-5pm. No adm.
chg. 812-592-0428; vernonindiana.org
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2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 2-3
Sep. 8-10
Grabill (Allen Co., East Reg.)
Grabill Country Fair
Downtown. Buggy rides, handmade crafts, food vendors. Sat.
morning parade, children's games and contests. Entertainment
and merchants' tent. No adm. chg. 260-627-5227;
grabillcountryfair.com
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2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 7-9
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Sep. 8-11
Montgomery (Daviess Co., South Central Reg.)
Montgomery Turkey Trot Festival
Montgomery Ruritan Park. Have you ever seen turkeys race
and pigs wrestle? You can see this plus live entertainment,
crafts, bingo and much more! Adm. chg. 812-698-0524;
montgomeryruritanclub.com/TurkeyTrot.htm
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Sep. 8-11
Roann (Wabash Co., East Reg.)
Sep. 4
Tri-State Antique Market
See May 1 listing.
Roann Covered Bridge Festival
Sep. 5-11
Kokomo (Howard Co., East Reg.)
Kokomo Salutes Indiana's Automotive Heritage 1894-1964
Kokomo Automotive Museum and Kokomo parks. Indiana
Bicentennial Celebration in Kokomo! Driving tours, historic tours,
Haynes-Apperson automobile reunion. Capstone event will
feature 200 Indiana-built cars. No adm. chg. 765-454-9999;
kokomoautomotivemuseum.org X
Sep. 5
Brookville (Franklin Co., South Central Reg.)
96th Annual St. Peter's Labor Day Festival
Church grounds. Delicious country-fried chicken, homemade
turtle soup, beer garden, handmade quilts, country store, games.
Old-fashioned country hospitality, scenic setting. No adm. chg.
765-647-5462; stpetersbrookville.com
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Sep. 7-11
Scottsburg (Scott Co., South Reg.)
Scottsburg Airport Powered Paraglider Fly-In
Scottsburg Airport. Check out the largest powered paraglider
fly-in the United States of America! Located at beautiful
Scottsburg Airport with a HUGE fireworks show! No adm. chg.
812-752-9211; greatscottindiana.com
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Downtown- Chippewa Road. The little town with big
time fun! Family friendly; free concerts, vendors, rides,
games. Car show, hot-rod and farm tractor pulls. Sat.,
breakfast in the bridge, trolley rides to Stockdale Mill
and parade at 2pm. Sun., mud volleyball at 12:30pm,
duck race at 2pm. No adm. chg. 765-833-2136;
RoannCoveredBridgeFestival.com C X
Sep. 8-10
Roanoke (Huntington Co., East Reg.)
63rd Annual Roanoke Fall Festival
Roanoke Park. Free concerts, free kids' games, parades, demo
derby, NTPA tractor pull, corn bag toss tournament, paintball, food
alley, carnival rides, antique tractors and more! No adm. chg.
260-672-8116; roanokefallfestival.com X
Sep. 8-10
Tipton (Tipton Co., East Reg.)
Tipton County Pork Festival
Downtown Courthouse Square. Enjoy our famous pork chop
dinners. Experience food vendors, shopping, arts and crafts,
pageants, carnival, two parades and free concerts. No adm. chg.
tiptoncountyporkfestival.com X
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SEPTEMBER
Sep. 8-11
Elnora (Daviess Co., South Central Reg.)
White River Valley Antique Show
County Fairgrounds. Working demonstrations of threshing
machines. Sawmills, sorghum, apple butter and antique machinery.
Gospel night. Children's day is Fri. Adm. chg. 812-692-5831;
wrvaa.org
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Sep. 9-10
Canaan (Jefferson Co., South Central Reg.)
52nd Annual Canaan Fall Festival and 50th
Annual Pony Express Mail Run
Town Square. Parade, pony express, pie baking contest, vintage
tractors, entertainment, food, games, corn hole, flea market,
Native American themed arts. Free parking. No adm. chg.
812-839-4770; [email protected] X
Sep. 9-11
Matthews (Grant Co., East Reg.)
Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival
Northeast side of the Cumberland Covered Bridge.
Crafts, flea market, live stage entertainment, inflatable
amusements, horse rides, lots of different foods, antique
engines, tractors and much more. Adm. chg. 765-998-2928;
matthewscoveredbridgefestival.com
2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 8-10
Sep. 9-11
Oxford (Benton Co., West Reg.)
Dan Patch Days Festival
Rommel Park. Join us for a fun-filled weekend at the 47th
year. Food, flea market, games and music. No adm. chg.
765-586-6137; danpatchdays.net X
Sep. 9-10
Darlington (Montgomery Co., West Reg.)
Darlington Fish Fry & Festival
Downtown Main St. Hand-breaded fish fry, car show, antique
tractors, games and contests for all ages, parade, entertainment,
vendors, kids' area. Free parking. No adm. chg. 765-794-4787;
darlingtonindiana.com X
Sep. 9-10
Pendleton (Madison Co., East Reg.)
Downtown Pendleton Fall Festival
Downtown. Art and exhibits, craft booths, food, kid zone, music,
hay rides, car show and more! No adm. chg. 765-278-3511;
pendletonin.org X
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Pendleton (Madison Co., East Reg.)
Fall Creek Heritage Fair
Falls Park. Visit 200 booths with a variety of arts and crafts
displayed in beautiful Falls Park. Enjoy lots of good food and a
craft auction on Sat. at 11am. No adm. chg. 765-393-1119 X
2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 8-9
Sep. 9-18
Richmond (Wayne Co., East Reg.)
Starr Piano Festival and
10th Annual Walk of Fame Music Festival
Main St. and Whitewater Gorge Park. Richmond, The Cradle
of Recorded Jazz, launched Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke,
Hoagy Carmichael, Gene Autry and Jelly Roll Morton on their
recording careers. Come celebrate the music. No adm. chg.
765-962-2860; starrgennett.org
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Sep. 9-11
Greenfield (Hancock Co., Central Reg.)
40th Annual Greater Indianapolis Gem, Mineral
and Fossil Show
4-H Fairgrounds. More than 75 gem, jewelry, mineral and
fossil dealers. Silent auctions, children's activities, educational
displays. Scientific society meetings. Free parking. No adm. chg.
317-897-6639; 500earthsciencesclub.org
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Sep. 9-11
Bloomington (Monroe Co., South Central Reg.)
Kiwanis Club of South
Central Indiana Balloon Fest
County Fairgrounds. The balloon fest will feature 20
hot air balloons, some in special shapes, balloon
launches, tethered rides with Night Glow at dusk on
Friday and Saturday. Bands, car show, pageant, 5K
run/walk, fireworks, commercial and food vendors,
health & safety fair and MORE! Adm. chg. C X
812-327-8575; indianaballoonfest.com
2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 8-10
All festival dates are subject to change and festival hours vary. Contact festival for confirmation.
SEPTEMBER
Spencer PRIDE Festival - June 4
Call (812) 821-3073
Antique Machinery Show - June 10-12
Call (812) 879-4536
Arts in the Park - June 11
E-mail: [email protected]
Freedom Fest - July 1 & 2
www.hickoryhillscamp.com
Owen County Fair - July 9-16
Call (812) 829-5020
Gosport Lazy Days - Aug. 11-13
www.Gosportlazydays.com
Coal City Festival - Aug. 20
Call (812) 859-4185
Spencer Riverfront Festival/Duck Race - Aug. 26-28
E-mail: [email protected]
Chalk It Up - Sept. 10
E-mail: [email protected]
BBQ & Blues - Sept. 10
E-mail: [email protected]
Apple Butter Festival - Sept. 17-18
Call (812) 829-3168
Cataract VFD Bean Dinner Festival - Oct. 1 & 2
Call (765) 795-4022
The Harvest Moon Festival - Oct. 8
www.owenvalleywinery.com
Spencer Christmas at the Square - Dec. 3
www.christmasatthesquare.com
Gosport Holiday Festival - Dec. 10
www.gosport.us
Owen County Farmers’ Market
Saturdays, May thru mid-October
www.owencountyFarmersMarket.com
www.sweetowencvb.com
(812) 714-8110
[email protected]
119 S. Main Street
Spencer IN 47460
McCormick’s Creek
State Park
Celebrating 100 years!
Indiana’s First State Park
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SEPTEMBER
Sep. 9-11
Lanesville (Harrison Co., South Reg.)
Lanesville Heritage Weekend
Heritage Park. Held annually on the second Friday
in September. Three days of family fun. Queen and
princess pageant, fiddlers' contest, log-sawing contest,
horseshoe contest, antique farm equipment with field
demonstrations, steam engines, hit 'n miss gas engines,
sawmill and numerous crafts. No adm. chg. C X
812-952-2027; lanesvilleheritageweekend.org
2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 8-10
Sep. 9-10
Peru/Miami County Community Garage Sale
See May 13 listing.
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Sep. 9-11
Rensselaer (Jasper Co., North Reg.)
Little Cousin Jasper Festival
Historic Courthouse Square. Three days of family fun, arts and
crafts, food, games, parade, contests and free entertainment every
day. No adm. chg. 219-866-5001; littlecousinjasper.com
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2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 8-11
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Sep. 9-11
Paoli (Orange Co., South Reg.)
Paoli Fall Festival
Three days of food and fun on the Historical Courthouse
Square! Arts, crafts, music, rides, games, contests, car show
and parade. Come join us! No adm. chg. 812-723-4769;
Paolichamber.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 8-10
All festival dates are subject to change and festival hours vary. Contact festival for confirmation.
SEPTEMBER
Sep. 9-11
Georgetown (Vermillion Co., Illinois)
47th Annual Potawatomi Festival
Vermillion County, Illinois. Children's activities, arts, crafts,
heritage, flea market, dog show, classic car/bike show, king and
queen contests, food, live entertainment, fireworks and more.
Adm. chg. 765-299-6651; potawatomifestival.com X
Sep. 9-10
Scottsburg (Scott Co., South Reg.)
Scott County Quilt Festival
Scott County Heritage Museum. Quilts, quilts, and more
quilts! Quilt-related vendors and supplies will also be present.
Located on the grounds and inside the museum. No adm. chg.
812-752-9211; greatscottindiana.com X
Sep. 9-10
Alexandria (Madison Co., East Reg.)
Small Town USA Festival
Beulah Park. Family-oriented festival, good food, crafts and
entertainment. Small yet personable. Celebrating a typical
small town during WWII. Free admission. No adm. chg.
765-724-3514; smalltownusafestival.us X
Sep. 9-11
Union City (Randolph Co., East Reg.)
Union City Arts Festival
Downtown. Combined up and coming artists with traditional art,
music, food events and with high energy entertainment! Adm. chg.
765-964-3700; unioncityartsfestival.com
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Sep. 10
Spencer (Owen Co., West Reg.)
BBQ & Blues @ McCormick's Creek State Park
McCormick's Creek State Park. Live blues music, local
barbecue vendors and interactive exhibits at the Nature
Center. Park adm. chg. Noon-8pm. Adm. chg. 812-829-4344;
friendsmccormickscreek.org
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2017 Festival Date: Sep. 9
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Bridgeton Milling
and Craft Demo Days
Sep. 10-11
Bridgeton (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Bridgeton Milling and Craft Demo Days
Bridgeton Gristmill, 1878 Grounds. Live demonstrations at the
mill. Grinding organic flour and cornmeal on 200-year-old
French buhr stones. Pioneer craft demonstrations, artisans, fiber
arts. No adm. chg. 765-548-2136; bridgetonindiana.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 9-10
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Sep. 9-11
Zionsville (Boone Co., Central Reg.)
Zionsville Lion's Club 63rd Annual Fall Festival
Downtown in Lions Park. Parade Sat. a.m., carnival rides
starting Fri. p.m., arts & crafts fair, pet pavilion, live music and
other entertainment all day and into the evening. Car show Sun.
No adm. chg. 317-873-5540; zlionsevents.com
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Sep. 10-11
Anderson (Madison Co., East Reg.)
Andersontown Powwow
and Indian Market
Athletic Park. Native American Powwow. Woodland
Indians camp, tipi village, birds of prey, exhibition &
inter-tribal dancing, music, cultural demonstrations,
storytelling, family fun, children's activities, Native
American food. Indian Market with native art,
jewelry, paintings, textiles and pottery. Adm. chg. X
765-203-9770; Andersontownpowwow.org
Sep. 10-11
Columbus (Bartholomew Co., South Central Reg.)
Columbus Scottish Festival
4-H Fairgrounds. Celebrating 25 Years! Celtic music, car show,
highland games, ceilidh, dancing, sheepdogs, food, beer garden,
merchants, childrens area, living history camps and more. Adm.
chg. 812-546-6060; scottishfestival.org
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2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 9-10
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Sep. 10-11
Danville (Hendricks Co., Central Reg.)
Danville Tri Kappa Fair on the Square
Courthouse Square. Fine arts, crafts, live music, food vendors,
farmers market, kettle corn, antiques and unique items for sale.
[email protected] No adm. chg. 317-946-6640;
danvilletrikappa.org/fair-on-the-square.html X
2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 9-10
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SEPTEMBER
Sep. 10
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
French Market
42nd and Central, St. Joan of Arc Church. One of Indy's best
neighborhood festivals. French and American cuisine, live music,
children's activities, unique artisan booths. Beer & wine garden.
No adm. chg. 317-283-5508; sjoa.org/frenchmarket
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Sep. 10-18
Friendship Flea Market
See Jun. 11 listing.
Sep. 10-11
Nineveh (Johnson Co., Central Reg.)
Heartnut Festival
Johnson County Park, North of Camp Atterbury. Historic
encampment, food, fireworks Fri. Live music, kids’ activities, train
rides, live animal show, pony rides, craft vendors and more! No
dogs. No adm. chg. 812-526-6809; jocoparks.com
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Sep. 10
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Miami County Black Tie Celebration
McClure's Orchard. Dance the night away at this tented, dinner
dance gala featuring Dave Lowe and friends and the big band
sounds of Tuxedo Junction. Reservations and deposit required.
Adm. chg. 765-472-7655; miamicounty2016.com
Sep. 10
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Mississinewa Triathlon
Mississinewa Park. Swim, bike, run triathlon. Entry fee. Adm. chg.
765-473-6528; enjoymiamicounty.com
Sep. 10
Richmond (Wayne Co., East Reg.)
Potterypalooza
Front lawn of the Richmond Art Museum. Pottery by regional artists
will be displayed and for sale. Food vendors and live music. Live
wheel-throwing and kids clay area. No adm. chg. 765-966-0256;
richmondartmuseum.org X
2017 Festival Date: Sep. 9
Sep. 10-11
Greencastle (Putnam Co., West Reg.)
Putnam County Airport Appreciation Days
Putnam County Regional Airport. A family-friendly event with
something for aviation enthusiasts of all ages. Weekend
events include Young Eagle Rally for the kids and paid
airplane rides for adults. No adm. chg. 765-363-2093;
putnamcountyregionalairport.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 9-10
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Sep. 10
Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.)
St. Boniface Germanfest
Downtown. Lafayette's fastest growing, family-friendly festival.
Five bands, three beer gardens, German food, carnival rides
and $10,000 raffle. Free parking. Adm. chg. 765-404-4717;
lafayettegermanfest.org
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2017 Festival Date: Sep. 9
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Sep. 10-11
Brookville (Franklin Co., South Central Reg.)
St. Michael's Fall Fest
St. Michael the Archangel Church. Enjoy music, beer garden,
basket and quilt raffles, silent auction, monte carlo, kids'
games, big six wheel, large garage sale, pulled pork dinner
Sat., chicken dinner on Sun. No adm. chg. 765-647-5462;
smsbrookville.org
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Sep. 10-11
Ligonier (Noble Co., East Reg.)
Stone's Trace Pioneer Festival
US 33. 1.5 miles south of Ligonier. Large array of trade crafts
practiced by our forefathers. Period entertainment, black powder
skills, kids' activities, Civil War encampment and good food. Adm.
chg. 260-856-2666; stonestrace.com X
Sep. 10
Carmel (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
Tour de Carmel
Monon Community Center, east parking lot. Bike along with us on
this family-friendly ride as we highlight Carmel. 20-mile, 10-mile,
adaptive, and 5k tour routes available. 8am-11am. $10 Adm.
chg. 317-848-7275; carmelclayparks.com
Sep. 10
Valparaiso (Porter Co., North Reg.)
Valparaiso Popcorn Festival
Downtown. Featuring over 250 arts and craft booths,
popcorn parade, 5k run, over 30 food vendors and live
entertainment on two stages. No adm. chg. 219-464-8332;
valparaisoevents.com
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Sep. 11
Arts in the Park/Tour D' Art
See Jul. 16 listing.
Sep. 14-17
Sullivan (Sullivan Co., West Reg.)
Sullivan County Rotary Corn Festival
Downtown Square. 61st annual festival showcases carnival
rides, free nightly music, fair food and vendors cover the square
lawn to promote a family friendly atmosphere. No adm. chg.
812-268-5540; sullivanrotary.org X
All festival dates are subject to change and festival hours vary. Contact festival for confirmation.
SEPTEMBER
Sep. 15-18
Bloomington (Monroe Co., South Central Reg.)
Lotus World Music & Arts Festival
Downtown. For 20+ years, a multi-day, multi-cultural event
showcasing sounds and sights of the best performing artists from
around the globe! Indoor and outdoor downtown venues. Adm.
chg. 812-336-6599; lotusfest.org
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Sep. 15-18
Nappanee (Elkhart Co., North Reg.)
Sep. 16-18
Francesville (Pulaski Co., North Reg.)
Francesville Fall Festival
Downtown. Free entertainment daily. Arts, crafts, flea
markets, fun run, dinners, parade (Sat), auto show,
garden tractor pull, corn hole contests, fireworks,
Jungle John show, street music, craft demonstrations
and kids' programs. No adm. chg. 219-567-9689;
francesvillefallfestival.com C X
Nappanee Apple Festival
Downtown. Indiana’s largest 7’ apple pie,
Napple Store with everything apple, craft and
commercial vendors, food booths, entertainment,
carnival rides, exhibits, contests, antique farm
equipment show. Shuttles provided throughout
historic area. No adm. chg. C X
574-773-7812; nappaneeapplefestival.org
Sep. 16-18
Amboy (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Amboy Fall Festival
Downtown Amboy. Games, face painting, delicious bake sale,
car show, parade and karaoke. No adm. chg. 765-395-7751;
enjoymiamicounty.com X
September 16-17
866-447-5050 • fiftiesfestival.com
Sep. 16-17
Lebanon (Boone Co., Central Reg.)
Back to the Fifties Festival, Inc
Downtown Square. Bring the family for great entertainment, food,
shopping, kids’ activities, classic cars and antique bicycles. Come
for a weekend stay-vacation. No pets, service animals welcome.
No adm. chg. 866-447-5050; fiftiesfestival.com
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Fall Outta Summer
Music Festival
Sep. 16-18
Bloomingdale (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Fall Outta Summer Music Festival
The Original Sugar Creek Campground. Annual music festival that
includes camping and bands on both Fri. and Sat. evenings with
vendors for one price. Always the third weekend of September.
Adm. chg. 765-413-7716; fallouttasummer.com
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2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 15-17
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Sep. 16-18
Frankton (Madison Co., East Reg.)
Frankton Heritage Days/Balloon Extravaganza
Northwest side of town. Celebrating 41 years! Hot air balloon
rides & glow, fireworks, parade, antique tractor display and pulls,
vendors and carnival rides. Free shuttle service and parking. Adm.
chg. 765-617-9864; heritagedays.org
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2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 15-17
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Sep. 16-18
Princeton (Gibson Co., South Reg.)
Golden Heritage Days Festival
Courthouse Square. Free children's activities, free concerts, craft
items for sale and more food choices than you can imagine. Join us!
No adm. chg. 812-385-2134; gibsoncountychamber.org
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Sep. 16-18
Holland (Dubois Co., South Reg.)
Holland Community Festival
American Legion Park. Join us for this annual event that celebrates
the rich German history of Holland, IN and hosts many free family
events and social gatherings. No adm. chg. 812-536-2329;
hollandindiana.org
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Sep. 16-18
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
Annual Indy Irish Fest
Military Park. Three days of Irish music, dance, cultural exhibits
and demos. Hurling, Celtic canines, sheep herding, kilted mile,
kids' area, shopping, food and drink. Parking chg. Adm. chg.
317-713-7117; IndyIrishFest.com
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2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 15-17
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Middlebury Fall Festival
Sep. 16-17
Middlebury (Elkhart Co., North Reg.)
Middlebury Fall Festival
Downtown parks. A community celebration featuring local artisans
& crafters, Amish food, free entertainment, fireworks, corn hole
tournament, and baking contest. A fun family event. No adm. chg.
574-825-4300; middleburyfestivals.com X
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SEPTEMBER
Sep. 17
Morgantown (Morgan Co., Central Reg.)
Colonel Vawter Day
Main St. The 30th celebration of Morgantown community and
heritage sponsored by Morgantown Lions Club. Entertainment, art
show, vendor booths, home-cooked food, car show, 5k, kids' fun.
No adm. chg. 317-213-3105
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2017 Festival Date: Sep. 16
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Sep. 16-17
Portland (Jay Co., East Reg.)
Military Vehicle Show
County Fairgrounds. Displays of military vehicles, Jeeps and
trucks. Vehicle parts and militaria for sale. Living history displays,
vintage cars, R/C aircraft and food. Adm. chg. 260-726-3366;
indianamvpa.org
Sep. 16-17
Fishers (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
St. George Festival
10748 E 116th St. Experience a heritage of faith, hospitality,
food, music, culture and crafts. Middle Eastern food, pastries,
auction, church tours and kids’ games. Parking chg. No adm. chg.
317-845-7755; stgindy.org X
Sep. 16-17
Greensburg (Decatur Co., South Central Reg.)
Tree City Fall Festival
Downtown Square. The festival has been an annual event since
1978 filled with entertainment, kid events and vendors around our
Downtown Square! A weekend full of family fun! No adm. chg.
812-614-4184; treecityfallfestival.com
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Sep. 17
Antique Market
See Jun. 11 listing.
Sep. 17
Logansport (Cass Co., East Reg.)
Art on the Avenue
Little Turtle Waterway Plaza. Visual arts festival on the banks
of the Wabash River, includes music, food and a free Kidz
Korner for the younger artist! Adm. chg. 574-735-2787;
casscountyartsalliance.org
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2017 Festival Date: Sep. 16
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Sep. 17
Bargersville (Johnson Co., Central Reg.)
Bargersville Harvest Moon Fall Festival
Downtown Main St. Live music, great food, craft vendors
and family activities. No adm. chg. 317-422-3126;
townofbargersville.org
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Sep. 17-18
Shelbyville (Shelby Co., Central Reg.)
Blue River Valley Pioneer Fair
County Fairgrounds. Living history from 1822-1865 in a village of
costumed participants. Music, magic, food, crafters, animals and
more. Adm. chg. 317-392-4634; grovermuseum.org X
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Culver (Marshall Co., North Reg.)
Culver Wine Fair
Culver Cove Restaurant and Conference Center. 5th annual
wine fair held on the shores of Lake Maxinkuckee. The fair
boasts Indiana wineries, appetizers, and giveaways. Adm. chg.
574-842-5253; culverchamber.com X
Sep. 17
Hammond (Lake Co., North Reg.)
11th Annual DHC Bizarre Bazaar
Historic Harrison Park, Downtown. Along Hohman Ave. Wacky
and outrageous event! Games, activities, car show, 5k run, music,
contest, vendors, pony rides, vintage photo booth. No adm. chg.
219-512-4298; downtownhammond.org X
2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 16
Sep. 17
Martinsville (Morgan Co., Central Reg.)
Fall Harvest Celebration
Hunter's Honey Farm. We have harvested our honey and invite
you to watch us extract and bottle this year's crop. Take a free
tour of our honey barn, eat at our Honey Café and much more!
No adm. chg. 765-537-9430; huntershoneyfarm.com
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Sep. 17
Ferdinand (Dubois Co., South Reg.)
Ferdinand Folk Festival
18th Street Park. Join us for a free, earth-friendly, and familyfriendly event promoting music, the arts, and the environment. No
adm. chg. 812-827-8404; ferdinandfolkfestival.com
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2017 Festival Date: Sep. 16
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Sep. 17
West Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.)
Global Fest
Purdue University Campus. Celebration of world cultures through
music, dance, crafts, displays and international food. Continuous
stage entertainment and children's activities. No adm. chg.
765-775-5113; westlafayette.in.gov
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Sep. 17-18
Fort Wayne (Allen Co., East Reg.)
Johnny Appleseed Festival
Archer and Johnny Appleseed Parks. Period festival with an array
of food, crafts, antiques and music. Fun for the whole family! No
adm. chg. 260-427-6003; JohnnyAppleseedFestival.org X
All festival dates are subject to change and festival hours vary. Contact festival for confirmation.
SEPTEMBER
Sep. 17-18
Kokomo (Howard Co., East Reg.)
Koh-Koh-Mah and David Foster Living History
Encampment
Wildcat Valley in Western Howard County. French and Indian
battle, music, horse and artillery demonstration, 1700s food and
crafts, tomahawk throwing contest. Adm. chg. 765-457-6802;
kohkohmah.com X
Sep. 17-18
New Harmony (Posey Co., South Reg.)
Kunstfest
Main St. and throughout Historic New Harmony. Our biggest
festival of the year! Honors our German heritage and New
Harmony's founding fathers. Great music, foods, reenactments,
artwork and much more. No adm. chg. 812-682-3050;
newharmony.biz X
2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 16-17
Sep. 17-18
Fountain City (Wayne Co., East Reg.)
Levi Coffin Days Festival
Citywide. 49th annual festival includes arts & crafts, other
vendors booths, parade, live entertainment, food by local groups,
kid activities,10k/5k run/walk. Fun for all. No adm. chg.
765-847-2691; indianafestivals.org X
Sep. 17, 19-24
Mitchell (Lawrence Co., South Central Reg.)
Mitchell's 70th Persimmon Festival
Pioneer Village Candlelight Tour on 9/17 at Spring
Mill State Park. Downtown Main Street vendors,
persimmon pudding/desserts, stage entertainment,
exhibits, food, amusement rides on 9/19 – 9/24.
Parade on 9/24. No adm. chg. C X
812-849-4441; persimmonfestival.org
INDIANA’S LARGEST FESTIVAL
Parke County
Covered Bridge Festival
October 14-23, 2016
www.coveredbridges.com
Sep. 17-18
Muncie (Delaware Co., East Reg.)
Old Washington Street Festival
Historic Downtown, 500 block of E Washington St.
40th Annual festival features juried Arts & Crafts, food, 3
entertainment stages, demonstrations, raffled art, vintage
autos and children's area. Tour historic homes and Emily
Kimbrough's childhood home. Free parking. No adm. chg.
for festival (fee for historic home tour). 765-200-0411;
oldwashingtonstreetfestival.org C X
2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 16-17
Sep. 17
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Peru Airport Fly In
Airport. Enjoy airplanes, airplane rides and food. Fee for airplane
rides. No adm. chg. 765-472-1923; cityofperu.org/airport.html
Sep. 17
Wabash (Wabash Co., East Reg.)
Smokin' For a Cause
Paradise Spring Historic Park. Amateur backyard barbecue
contest and Smokin' Cruise-In. No adm. chg. 765-981-2924;
smokin-for-a-cause.org X
Sep. 17
Gas City (Grant Co., East Reg.)
Rock the Way
Gas City Park. Family-friendly music festival with proceeds
benefiting the United Way of Grant County. Features local and
regional bands, dance and theater. No adm. chg. 765-662-9811;
rocktheway.com
Sep. 17-18
Rochester (Fulton Co., North Reg.)
Trail of Courage Living History Festival
Fulton County Historical Society grounds. French-Indiana
War, Revolutionary War, Western Fur Trade encampments
of pre-1840s. Foods cooked over open fires, Indian dances,
programs each day on two stages. Adm. chg. 574-223-4436;
fultoncountyhistory.org
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2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 16-17
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SEPTEMBER
Sep. 17-18
Washington (Daviess Co., South Central Reg.)
20th Century Chevy Car Fest
Eastside Park. Cruise in on Sat. night! Enjoy the fabulous show of
custom cars, antiques, most modern. Awards on Sun. No adm.
chg. 812-617-5580; 20thcenturychevy.com X
Sep. 17
Rushville (Rush Co., East Reg.)
Wendell Willkie Days
Downtown. Parade, wine tasting, games, vendors, crafters,
photography show, farmers market, live music, Touch A Truck,
street chalk art contest, activities for all ages. No adm. chg.
765-932-2880; rushcounty.com X
Sep. 17
Whitestown (Boone Co., Central Reg.)
Whitestown Brew Fest
Whitestown Municipal Complex. Top craft breweries from across
Indiana. Home Brew competition, local food ventors, live music.
Tickets available online. 21 years of age and over event. Adm.
chg. 317-732-4537; whitestownbrewfest.com
Sep. 18
Carmel (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
Carmel PorchFest
Carmel Arts & Design District. A variety of musical acts, ranging
form acoustic to electric, solo to ensemble from a wide assortment
of musical genres, perform live on neighborhood porches. 1-5pm.
No adm. chg. 317-804-1879; carmelporchfest.org X
Sep. 20-24
Bluffton (Wells Co., East Reg.)
Bluffton Free Street Fair
Downtown streets. Annual street fair offering vendor booths, food,
games, parades, idol contest, free entertainment, horse and pony
pull. No adm. chg. 260-824-4351; blufftonstreetfair.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 19-23
Sep. 21-25
Versailles (Ripley Co., South Central Reg.)
Versailles Pumpkin Show
Courthouse Square. Bring the family for this Wed.-Sun. event
of games, rides, art, live music, contests, giant pumpkins, art,
crafts, a giant parade and 5k! No adm. chg. 888-747-5394;
versaillespumpkinshow.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 20-24
Sep. 22-25
Brookville (Franklin Co., South Central Reg.)
22nd Annual Franklin County
Antique Machinery Show
Franklin County Fairgrounds. Now in its 22nd year,
the show will feature Minneapolis Moline, soap
making, horse pull, saw mill, steam engines and so
much more. Adm. chg. X
866-647-6555; fcamc.org
Sep. 23-25
Angola (Steuben Co., North Reg.)
Angola Civil War Days
Commons Park. Battle reenactments, Civil War dance,
Sat. night artillery fire, interactive historical events and
famous historical characters. No adm. chg. 800-LAK-E101;
angolacivilwardays.com X
Sep. 23-25
Cory (Clay Co., West Reg.)
Cory Apple Festival
Community Building grounds. Crafts, flea market, antiques,
yard sales, carnival, car show, beer garden. Sat. fish fry. Sun.
chicken noodles and parade. No adm. chg. 812-864-2229;
coryapplefestival.com
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Sep. 23-25
Fairmount (Grant Co., East Reg.)
Fairmount Museum Days/James Dean Festival
Main St. and Playacres Park. Authentic James Dean memorabilia,
two motorcycles at the museum. James Dean look-alike contest,
custom car show, carnival, parade, crafts, food, entertainment. No
adm. chg. 765-948-4555; jamesdeanartifacts.com X
Sep. 23-25
Thorntown (Boone Co., Central Reg.)
Festival of the Turning Leaves
Main St. Fri. 6pm Bluegrass Jam; Sat. 9am 5k/10k walk/run,
1pm parade; Sun. car and motorcycle show. Sat. and Sun. free
entertainment, kids’ area, street fair and food court. No adm.
chg. 765-336-2488; thorntownfestival.org
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2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 22-24
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SEPTEMBER
Sep. 23-24
Fishers (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
Fishers Oktoberfest @ Saxony
Witten Park. Celebrate German heritage with German food,
beer garden, live music, arts and crafts vendors, kids' games
and activities and other favorites. No adm. chg. 317-595-3195;
fishersfreedomfestival.org X
2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 22-23
Sep. 23-25
Scottsburg (Scott Co., South Reg.)
Hardy Lake Raptor Days
Hardy Lake and Raptor Center. 3 days per year Hardy
Lake opens the Raptor Center to the public to educate
people on raptors. Raptors, Osprey tours and tons of
activities for the whole family! Adm. chg. 812-752-9211;
greatscottindiana.com
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Sep. 23-25
Hope (Bartholomew Co., South Central Reg.)
Hope Heritage Days
Historic Hope Town Square. Don't miss Bartholomew County's
largest festival! Join us for our 48th year. Enjoy live music,
fireworks, parade, exhibitions, food/vendor booths and more!
No adm. chg. 812-546-4940; heritageofhope.com
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Sep. 23-25
Old Court Days
See May 27 listing.
Parke County Covered
Bridges & Wallace
Garage Model T Tour
Sep. 23-27
Rockville (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Parke County Covered Bridges & Wallace
Garage Model T Tour
Parke County Fairgrounds. Five-day tour of the covered bridges,
Wallace Garage, Amish farmsteads, Parke County and
surrounding counties' parks and scenic drives. No adm. chg.
765-569-5226; westcentralindianamodelters.com X
Sep. 23-25
Wanatah (LaPorte Co., North Reg.)
Wanatah Scarecrow Festival
Scarecrow Square, N Main St. Parade, car show, fall harvest
contests, craft and food vendors, 5k run/3k walk, 3-on-3
tourney, scarecrow sculpting. Free entertainment and shuttle. No
adm. chg. scarecrowfest.org X
Sep. 24-25
Connersville (Fayette Co., East Reg.)
Apple Dumpling Days
Downtown. Crafters, food, farmers market, kids' area, car show,
quilt show, historical tours, Indiana Bicentennial Torch Ceremony.
No adm. chg. 765-827-9966; tourconnersville.com
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Sep. 23-25
Kewanna (Fulton Co., North Reg.)
Kewanna Fall Festival
Street and park. Free Circus, free carnival rides daily,
free lumberjack show, free illusionist, free continuous
entertainment. 5K run, garden tractor pull, mush ball,
parade, Royalty Contest and vendors. No adm. chg.
574-653-2055 X
Sep. 23-24
Lawrenceburg (Dearborn Co., South Central Reg.)
Lawrenceburg Fall Fest
Downtown. In the mood for big name, live music? You’ll find it
at the Lawrenceburg Fall Fest! Event also features a car show,
beer garden, food vendors. No adm. chg. 800-322-8198;
lawrenceburgfallfest.net X
Sep. 24-25
Atlanta (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
Atlanta New Earth Festival
Downtown. Hamilton County's largest and longest running
festival. Over 600 vendors. Juried art show, crafts, antiques,
collectibles, food, entertainment and kids' area. No adm. chg.
765-292-2626; atlantaindiana.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 23-24
Sep. 24
Bowling Green (Clay Co., West Reg.)
Clayshire Castle Medieval Faire
Eastern Clay County. A medieval faire based on War of the Roses.
Combat, theater, minstrels, a catapult and vendors. 11am-5pm.
Adm. chg. 317-797-3822; ClayshireCastle.com X
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Fall Festival Fun │ 2 Parades
450 Art, Craft, & Food Booths
Live Music │ FunZone for Kids
Art & Photography │ 5K Run/Walk
Sep. 24-25
Carmel (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
Carmel International Arts Festival
Arts & Design District. Featuring more than 130 diverse
juried artists with two stages of live entertainment
spotlighting international dance and music! A fun weekend
for the whole family. Free, no adm. chg. 317-600-6118;
carmelartsfestival.org
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Fall Harvest Craft Festival
Sep. 24-25
Griffith (Lake Co., North Reg.)
37th Annual Fall Harvest Craft Festival
Griffith Central Park. Wide selection of quality handmade crafts.
Tasty lunch menu. Great place to start Christmas shopping.
Join us for a fun fall weekend. No adm. chg. 219-670-8538;
troop264fallharvestcraftfestival.weebly.com
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2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 23-24
Sep. 24-Oct. 31
Greenwood (Johnson Co., Central Reg.)
Fall Harvest Festival-Greenwood
South of County Line Rd. on Hwy. 37. Acres of pumpkins,
tractor-drawn hayrides, farm animals to visit, photo
opportunities, indoor preschool play area, outdoor fun zones,
picnic area, family FunFunFun! Adm. chg. 317-888-4189;
watermansfamilyfarm.com X
Sep. 24-Oct. 31
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
Fall Harvest Festival-Indianapolis
7010 E Raymond St. Tractor-drawn hayride to pumpkin patch,
pumpkin-eating dinosaur, exotic animals, pony rides, straw bale
and cornfield mazes for kids. Food and music on weekends. Adm.
chg. 317-356-6995; watermansfamilyfarm.com X
Sep. 24-25
Huntington (Huntington Co., East Reg.)
Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival
County Fairgrounds at Hier's Park. Relive the mid-1800s.
Encampment, military drills, pioneer village, entertainment, farmers
market, antiques, crafts, children's games, vintage baseball and
food. Adm. chg. 800-848-4282; pioneerfestival.org
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SEPTEMBER
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Hill Climb
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than 300 antiques competing on the 1800-foot-long, 140-foot-high
Newport Hill. More than 400 antique and street rods in the Car Show.
Huge flea market and swap meet with over 350 vendors. A weekend
full of entertainment, events and a huge parade Saturday at 5 p.m.
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Sep. 24
Covington (Fountain Co., West Reg.)
Fountain Trust Apple Fest Bicycle Tour &
Covington Apple Fest
City Square. Five and 30-mile Fountain Trust bicycle tour, car-truckmotorcycle show, entertainment, Masonic Fish Fry, 100 booths,
courthouse and clerk building tours. No adm. chg. 765-793-3267;
covington-cba.com/ X
Sep. 24-25
Madison (Jefferson Co., South Central Reg.)
Harvest Celebration Festival
Lanthier Winery. Artisans and crafters fill outdoor galleries with
unique creations. Visitors enjoy wine tasting, shopping, fun and
festival food. 10am-5pm both days. No adm. chg. 812-273-2409;
lanthierwinery.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 23-24
Sep. 24
Evansville (Vanderburgh Co., South Reg.)
Haynie's Corner Art Festival
Haynie's Corner Art District. Haynie's Corner Art Festival is set
in an eclectic cultural district surrounded by quaint restaurants,
historic homes and art galleries. More than 100 artists selling
artwork, jewelry, pottery, clothing and more. Adults $5, children
under 12 free. Rain or shine. Adm. chg. 812-421-2200;
funkinthecity.com X
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North Webster (Kosciusko Co., North Reg.)
7th Annual Heart of the Harvest Fall Festival
Fairgrounds. Supports North Webster Chamber kids'
Santa visit. Local homemade soups, music, familyfriendly attraction, craft vendor market, downtown
shopping and sales. Family fun for all! No adm. chg.
574-834-7076; northwebster.com X
Sep. 24
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
Indiana Vision Expo
Indiana State Library. Opportunity for people with vision loss, their
friends, family, and service providers to learn about resources
available for independent living. Expert speakers. No adm. chg.
317-232-3675; indianavisionexpo.library.in.gov
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Sep. 24
Nineveh (Johnson Co., Central Reg.)
Nineveh Heritage Festival
Crossroads. Indiana Bicentennial Celebration, historical
reenactments and displays, entertainment, kids' games, vendors.
No adm. chg. 317-439-6434; ninevehheritagefestival.com
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Sep. 24-25
Portland (Jay Co., East Reg.)
Jay County Heritage Festival
Jay County Historical Museum. Demonstrations, entertainment,
reenactors, food, exhibits, kids' area, crafts, artisans, carriage
rides, old-time game area, music, history. No adm. chg.
260-726-7168; jaycountyhistory.org X
2017 Festival Dates: Oct. 7-8
Sep. 24-25
Madison (Jefferson Co., South Central Reg.)
Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art & Craft
Broadway to Vine Streets. Southern Indiana's premier
outdoor juried fine arts and crafts show. Riverfront
Foodfest, live entertainment and Kids' Korner
activity tent. No adm. chg. 812-265-2956;
madisonchautauqua.com C X
Sep. 24
Rensselaer (Jasper Co., North Reg.)
OktoberFest
Downtown Square. Come enjoy a festive night of live music,
German and American cuisines, wines from our local winery and
seasonal draft beers on the historic downtown bricks! Adm. chg.
219-866-5129 X
2017 Festival Date: Sep. 30
Sep. 25
West Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.)
Art on The Wabash
Tapawingo Park. Artists from 15 counties display their art along
the beautiful Wabash River in this juried fair. No adm. chg.
800-721-2787; artonthewabash.com
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2017 Festival Date: Sep. 24
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Sep. 25-Oct. 1
Dugger (Sullivan Co., South Central Reg.)
Dugger Coal Festival
Community Center (Park). Since 1979, the festival celebrates the
town's coal mining heritage and Union H.S. homecoming. Enjoy
great food, parade, arts & crafts, car and motorcycle show, more.
No adm. chg. 812-699-0904; duggercoalfestival.com
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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER
Sep. 28-Oct. 1
Aurora (Dearborn Co., South Central Reg.)
Aurora Farmers Fair
Downtown. One of Indiana's oldest street festivals featuring
a huge parade, rides, two stages of free entertainment and
food booths. A family affair. No adm. chg. 812-926-1300;
aurorafarmersfair.org X
2017 Festival Dates: Oct. 4-7
Sep. 29-Oct. 2, 6-9, 13-16
Carmel (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
Bard Fest
Studio 15 Theatre. Join us for great theatre as we present
three Shakespeare productions in rotation the last weekend
in September and first two weekends in October. Adm. chg.
317-674-5553; firstfolioproductions.org
Sep. 29-Oct. 1
Shipshewana (LaGrange Co., North Reg.)
Shipshewana Fall Crafters Fair
Downtown. Annual fall festival of crafters, demonstrators
and musicians. A tribute to the crafting and old-fashioned
culture of the surrounding countryside. Quilters, carvers,
painters, potters, musicians and crafters of all types
provide demonstrations and entertainment. No adm. chg.
866-631-9675; FallCraftersFair.com X
Sep. 30-Oct. 30
Whiteland (Johnson Co., Central Reg.)
Kelsay Farms
Dairy farm, corn maze, farm tours, pumpkins, music, food, hayrides,
kids' play area, moo choo, Bale Mountain, milkshakes, burgers and
family fun. Adm. chg. 317-535-4136; kelsayfarms.com
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2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 29-Oct. 29
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Sep. 30-Oct. 2
Newport (Vermillion Co., West Reg.)
Newport Antique Auto Hill Climb
Courthouse Square. Timed competition for antique
cars and motorcycles in 31 classes, antique and
street rod car show, collector car auction, flea market,
Sat. 5 p.m. parade, car raffle. No adm. chg. X
765-492-4220; newporthillclimb.com
2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 29-Oct. 1
Sep. 30-Oct. 2
Westville (LaPorte Co., North Reg.)
Westville Pumpkin Festival
Prairie Meadow Park. A family celebration of the pumpkin harvest.
Enjoy pumpkin pie, crafts and food booths, tractor pulls, parade
and entertainment. No adm. chg. 219-879-8280 X
Sep. 29-Oct. 1
Seymour (Jackson Co., South Central Reg.)
44th Annual Seymour Oktoberfest
Downtown. Enjoy arts and crafts, food booths, biergarten,
carnival, parade, free entertainment nightly, flea market, balloon
race and more. 11am-11pm. No adm. chg. 812-523-1414;
seymouroktoberfest.com
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Sep. 30-Oct. 2
Cataract (Owen Co., West Reg.)
48th Cataract VFD Bean Dinner Festival
Downtown. Enjoy 700 lbs of beans, catfish, ice cream,
tenderloins, pulled pork, sausage. Browse crafts, tools, antiques.
Something for everyone. Benefits Cataract Vol Fire Dept. No adm.
chg. 765-795-4022; freewebs.com/cataractvfd X
2017 Festival Dates: Oct. 6-8
OCTOBER
Oct. TBD
Daleville (Delaware Co., East Reg.)
Daleville AutumnFest
A fun-filled family festival celebrating the Town of Dalevillecomplete with rides, food, special events and much more.
765-378-6288; [email protected]
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Oct. 1
Aurora Farmers Fair
See Sep. 25 listing.
Oct. 1-2
Kendallville (Noble Co., East Reg.)
Apple Festival of Kendallville
Fairgrounds. 1800-1865 pioneer festival offering demonstrators,
primitive village, children’s crafts and games, contests, antiques,
crafts, wonderful foods and entertainment. Parking chg. No adm.
chg. 260-350-1119; kendallvilleapplefestival.com
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Oct. 1-2, 6-9, 13-16
Bard Fest
See Sep. 29 listing.
Oct. 1
Franklin (Johnson Co., Central Reg.)
Franklin Fall Festival
Oct. 1
Noblesville (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
Beards & Brews The Championship
Downtown Noblesville Hipstoric Alley/Lot. A live and spirited
beard contest. Local breweries on site and represented in
contest. 21 years and older. $15 per person. 317-776-0205;
hipstoricnoblesville.com
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Oct. 1-2
48th Cataract VFD Bean Dinner Festival
See Sep. 30 listing.
Oct. 1
Dugger Coal Festival
See Sep. 25 listing.
Oct. 1-31
Fall Harvest Festival-Greenwood
See Sep. 24 listing.
Oct. 1-31
Fall Harvest Festival-Indianapolis
See Sep. 24 listing.
Oct. 1-2
West Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.)
Feast of the Hunters' Moon
Fort Ouiatenon. Reenactment of life during the 18th century.
French, British and Native American trading posts, food,
crafts, demonstrations and music. Parking chg. Adm. chg.
765-476-8411; tippecanoehistory.org/feast.htm X
2017 Festival Dates: Sep. 30-Oct. 1
Oct. 1-2
Fishers (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
Fishers Renaissance Faire
Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville. 12th annual jousting
combat demonstrations, acrobats, fire eating, sword
swallowing, period music, unique shopping, dancing,
pirates, comedy, history reenactment, swordplay, food
and treats, beer and mead. End of day pub sing and
tons of shows! Discounted tickets online. Adm. chg.
317-595-3400; fishersrenfaire.com X
Downtown. Fun for all ages! Food and craft
vendors, Franklin Community Band performance,
community baking contest, free live outdoor
concerts, community entertainment, kids' zone
featuring bounce houses, parade. Sponsored by
Franklin Parks & Recreation. No adm. chg. C X
317-736-3689; franklinparks.org
Oct. 1-2
Friendship (Ripley Co., South Central Reg.)
Friendship Music Festival-Bluegrass in the Valley
Old Mill Campground. Enjoy a weekend of bluegrass music in
the beautiful outdoors. Regional bands, food and craft vendors,
camping and more for all ages. Adm. chg. 888-747-5394;
friendshipmusicfestival.com
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Oct. 1
North Manchester (Wabash Co., East Reg.)
Harvest Fest
Market Square. A great day for the family. Enjoy hot apple
dumplings, crafts, activities/contests for kids, pumpkins, fall
flowers, wagon rides. Visit our covered bridge. No adm. chg.
260-982-7644; northmanchesterchamber.com
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2017 Festival Date: Oct. 7
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Oct. 1-9
New Albany (Floyd Co., South Reg.)
Harvest Homecoming Festival
Downtown. On the beautiful Ohio River for 49 years.
Parade, rides, entertainment, children's events, craft and food
booths and more! Adm. chg. at some events. No adm. chg.
812-944-8572; harvesthomecoming.com
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Oct. 1
Washington (Daviess Co., South Central Reg.)
Heartbeat of Washington Fall Festival
Main Street. Enjoy vendors, food, bands and fun for the whole
family! Come, celebrate and strengthen the downtown community.
No adm. chg. 812-254-5262; daviesscountychamber.com
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Oct. 1-2, 8-9
Danville (Hendricks Co., Central Reg.)
Heartland Apple Festival
Beasley's Orchard. A fun-filled family event featuring hayrides
to the pumpkin patch and an 8-acre corn maze. Great food!
Charges for corn maze, Kids' Zone, hayrides. Parking $5. No
adm. chg. 317-745-4876; beasleys-orchard.com X
Oct. 1-30
Kelsay Farms
See Sep. 24 listing.
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OCTOBER
Oct. 1-2
Knightstown (Henry Co., East Reg.)
Knightstown Fall Fest
Town Square. Arts and crafts, antiques, food booths, farmers
market, Hoosier gym tours. Rain or shine. No adm. chg.
800-668-1895; knightstownchamber.org
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Oct. 1
Princeton (Gibson Co., South Reg.)
Lyles Station New Beginnings Celebration
Lyles Station Historic School and Museum grounds. One of the
last remaining African American settlements in Indiana. Our
annual festival offers an 11-acre corn maze, BBQ dinners, games,
activities and entertainment. No adm. chg. 812-385-2534;
lylesstation.org
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Oct. 1-2
Newport Antique Auto Hill Climb
See Sep. 30 listing.
Oct. 1
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Oktoberfest Celebration: Cole Porter Classic and
Chili Cook-Off
Chili cook-off located on the Riverwalk features entertainment,
food, kids’ activities. The 5K, 10K run/walk starts at Circus City
building. Adm. chg. 765-472-1923; enjoymiamicounty.com
Oct. 1
Noblesville (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
Potter's Bridge Fall Festival
Potter's Bridge Park. Arts and craft vendors at the historical
Potter's Covered Bridge Park along the White River. No adm. chg.
317-770-4400; myhamiltoncountyparks.com X
Oct. 1-31
Ligonier (Noble Co., East Reg.)
Pumpkin Fantasyland
Fashion Farm. Pumpkins, gourds and squash are used to create
well-known characters and historical events. Hayrides, mazes
and refreshments. See website for event list and dates. Adm.
chg. 260-894-4498; pumpkinfantasyland.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Oct. 1-31
Oct. 1-2, 4-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-30
Noblesville (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
Pumpkin Harvest Festival
Stonycreek Farm. 44th annual. Hayrides to pumpkin patch, school
field trips, zip line, jumping pillow, climbing wall. Also available
evening hayride parties with reservations. Parking charge except
on Tuesdays. 317-773-3344; stonycreekfarm.net X
Oct. 1
Roachdale (Putnam Co., West Reg.)
Roachdale Rib & Blues Fest
Railroad Street. BBQ vendors, local grilling competition, live
music and entertainment, kids safe zone, beer and wine garden,
plus a classic car cruise-in. Fun for all ages! No adm. chg.
765-522-1507; roachdalerca.org
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Oct. 1
44th Annual Seymour Oktoberfest
See Sep. 29 listing.
Oct. 1
Shipshewana Fall Crafters Fair
See Sep. 29 listing.
Oct. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-31
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Streaper's Nightmare Haunted Adventure
71 W. 7th Street. Haunted adventure awaits! Two floors
of terror entirely indoors. Adm. chg. 574-292-1364;
streapersnightmare.com
Oct. 1-2
Westville Pumpkin Festival
See Sep. 30 listing.
Oct. 2
Tri-State Antique Market
See May 1 listing.
Oct. 3-8
Evansville (Vanderburgh Co., South Reg.)
West Side Nut Club Fall Festival
West Franklin St. Roasted cicadas on fresh pizza, homemade
cherry cobbler, fried mac & cheese, corn fritters are just a few
of the 250+ food offerings at this week-long festival. No adm.
chg. 800-433-3025; nutclubfallfestival.com
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2017 Festival Dates: Oct. 2-7
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Oct. 6
Muncie (Delaware Co., East Reg.)
ArtsWalk
Downtown. Multiple gallery openings, Muncie Three Trails Music
Series, Muncie Symphony Orchestra, multiple performances and
exhibits by Ball State students and faculty. 5pm-9pm. No adm.
chg. 765-282-7897; downtownmuncie.org
X
2017 Festival Date: Oct. 5
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Oct. 6-9
Martinsville (Morgan Co., Central Reg.)
Morgan County Fall Foliage Festival
Courthouse Square. A fun family event with car show, kids'
events, arts and crafts vendors, parade and more. No adm. chg.
765-342-0332; morgancountyfallfoliagefestival.com
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Oct. 6-9
Greenfield (Hancock Co., Central Reg.)
Riley Festival
Downtown US 40 and SR 9. Four days of shopping,
live entertainment, festival foods, parades and more
in celebration of James Whitcomb Riley. 450 arts,
crafts, food booths and flea market. Home arts &
quilt, fine arts, photography shows, living history
and fun zone. No adm. chg. X
317-462-2141; rileyfestival.com
2017 Festival Dates: Oct. 5-8
Oct. 7-8
Austin (Scott Co., South Reg.)
Austin Firemen's Festival
Austin Fire Station. What's better than a good ole fire station
fish fry? How about a fish fry with games, music and more!
Growing every year since '98! No adm. chg. 812-752-9211;
greatscottindiana.com
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Oct. 7-9, 14-16
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Autumn Camping Weekend I & II
Mississinewa Park. Camping and family activities. Program
fee, registration required. Adm. chg. 260-468-2127;
enjoymiamicounty.com
Oct. 7-8
Vevay (Switzerland Co., South Central Reg.)
Bavarian Beer Bash
Liberty St. between Main and Pike Streets. Courthouse Square.
Craft beer festival featuring beer from OH, KY, and IN. Regional
music and food. AHBA/BJCP sanctioned homebrew competition.
Adm. chg. 812-493-9572; bavarianbeerbash.com
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Oct. 7
Goshen First Fridays
See Jan. 1 listing.
Oct. 7-9
Danville (Hendricks Co., Central Reg.)
Indiana Short Film Festival
Royal Theater, Historic Downtown Courthouse Square. A
showcase of independent short films from local and international
filmmakers, in all genres. Just minutes west of Indianapolis in
a historic theater. #INShortFilm Adm. chg. 317-745-2604;
INShortFilmFest.com
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Oct. 7-9
Metamora (Franklin Co., South Central Reg.)
Metamora Canal Days Autumn Festival
Whitewater Canal. Celebrate Fall in Metamora, Indiana's Canal
Town. Craft and antique vendors along the canal. Operating
grist mill, canal boat, train. No adm. chg. 812-216-7985;
metamoraindiana.com
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2017 Festival Dates: Oct. 6-8
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Oct. 7-9
Marion (Grant Co., East Reg.)
Mississinewa 1812
Mississinewa Battlefield. Largest War of 1812
living history event in the USA. Battle Reenactments,
American and British military camps, Native
American village, and wilderness camps. 150 sutlers,
artisans, food purveyors, folk musicians, storytellers.
Attendance 30,000. Adm. chg. X Advance tickets
online at mississinewa1812.com
2017 Festival Dates: Oct. 13-15
Oct. 7-9
Bloomfield (Greene Co., South Central Reg.)
Bloomfield Apple Festival
Town Park. Various craft and food vendors, carnival, car show, live
music and a parade on 10/9. Free parking and shuttle service.
No adm. chg. 812-384-4946; bloomfieldapplefest.com/ X
2017 Festival Dates: Oct. 6-8
Oct. 7-9
Bremen (Marshall Co., North Reg.)
Bremen Oktoberfest
Downtown along Plymouth Street. Celebrate Bremen's Oktoberfest
through food, live music, craft and commercial booths,
competitions for all ages and, of course, a beer garden! No adm.
chg. 574-213-5068; bremen2016.com
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Rising Sun (Ohio Co., South Central Reg.)
Rising Sun Navy Bean Fall Festival
Downtown riverfront, on the Ohio River. Homemade bean soup,
cornbread, parade, queen pageant, food and craft vendors,
rides, stage shows, free headliner musicians. No adm. chg.
812-438-2750; navybeanfestival.org X
2017 Festival Dates: Oct. 13-14
All festival dates are subject to change and festival hours vary. Contact festival for confirmation.
OCTOBER
Oct. 8
Roanoke (Huntington Co., East Reg.)
A Renaissance in Roanoke
Historic Main St. Outdoor juried art festival. Quality artwork
from local and regional artists, kids’ activities, demonstrations,
entertainment, exhibits, Plein Air paint out, food. No adm. chg.
260-341-3326; renaissanceinroanoke.org X
Bike the Bridges
Fall Challenge
Oct. 8
Rockville (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Bike the Bridges Fall Challenge
Beechwood Park. Choose from a variety of scenic bicycle
routes. Free food to entrants. Covered bridges. Support and
Gear (SAG) stops. 7:30am start. Adm. chg. 765-569-5226;
bikethebridges.org X
Oct. 8
Cannelton (Perry Co., South Reg.)
Cannelton Heritage Festival
Washington St. Wine tasting, arts and crafts vendors, food,
pumpkin carving, children's activities, corn hole tourney,
horse driven wagon rides. No adm. chg. 812-549-5954;
cannelton.org/heritage
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2017 Festival Date: Oct. 14
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Oct. 8
Fishers (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
Christmas in October Craft Fair
Fishers High School. Over 150 juried arts & crafters. Quality items
at great prices. It's not too early to shop for Christmas. $5 adults;
$3 seniors and students over 13. Under 12 free. 317-595-3195;
fishersfreedomfestival.org
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2017 Festival Dates: Oct. 14
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Oct. 8-9; Oct. 15-16
Denver (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Doud Orchard Cider Weekend & Fall Fest
891 N SR 19. Fall has arrived, so come out and enjoy pumpkin
picking, entertainment, food, crafts and fun for the entire family.
No adm. chg. 765-985-3937; doudorchard.com
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Oct. 8-9
Brookville (Franklin Co., South Central Reg.)
12th Annual Fall Native American Gathering
Wolf Creek Habitat. Join us for a weekend of dancing,
drums, flutes, great food, and mostly, wolves! No adm. chg.
866-647-6555; WolfCreekHabitat.org
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Oct. 8
Medora (Jackson Co., South Central Reg.)
HOPE Medora Goes Pink Breast Cancer
Awareness Event
Downtown. Enjoy amusement rides, wagon rides, great food,
5K run/walk, Schneck Medical Center - Health Fair and more.
Proceeds benefit those with all types of cancer. 7am-5pm.
No adm. chg. 812-966-2754
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Oct. 8-9
Westport (Decatur Co., South Central Reg.)
Harper Valley Pumpkin Patch Days
Harper Valley Farms. Family fun, pumpkin picking in 8-acre
patch. Farm animals, sunflower maze, refreshments, fall
decorations. Patch opens Sept. 24. No adm. chg. 812-591-3416;
IndianaPumpkinPatch.com
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Oct. 8
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games & Festival
German Park. Live athletic competition, music, dance, bagpipers,
rat pucking tournament, Royal Court, clan tents, food, drink and
merchandise for the entire family. Adm. chg. 317-370-0766;
indyscotgamesandfest.com X
Oct. 8
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
McClure's Orchard & Winery Fall Fest
McClure's Orchard. Food, live music, bike ride and 5K run, trolley
rides, apple and pumpkin picking and petting zoo. No adm. chg.
765-985-9000; mccluresorchard.com
Oct. 8
Mooresville (Morgan Co., Central Reg.)
Mooresville Arts in the Park
Pioneer Park. Art, dance, music, food and Plein Air Paint Out. Live
artisans, demonstrations and free children's art activities. Hoosier
artists. No adm. chg. 317-437-0102; mooresvillearts.com X
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OCTOBER
Oct. 8
Zionsville (Boone Co., Central Reg.)
Oktoberfest
Traders Point Creamery. Head to the farm for a whole hog
roast, German biergarten, farm fare, PolkaBoy band, hayrides,
petting zoo, pony rides, artisan market and more! Adm. chg.
317-733-1700; traderspointcreamery.com X
Oct. 8
Elwood (Madison Co., East Reg.)
Red Gold Chili Cook-Off
Downtown City Fountain. $500 grand prize, Red Gold 5k Run to
Crush Hunger, Indianapolis Colts Blue Sat. redgoldtomatoes.com.
No adm. chg. 765-552-0180; elwood-in.com/chamber-home X
2017 Festival Dates: Oct. 14
Oct. 9
Bristow (Perry Co., South Reg.)
Bristow’s Octoberfest & Street Rod, Antique and
Classic Car and Truck Show
Bristow Community Center. 24th Annual. Food booths, flea
markets, craft booths, door prizes, top 50 dash plaques.
812-547-9991; perrycountyindiana.org X
Oct. 9
Terre Haute (Vigo Co., West Reg.)
Old Fashion Day & Arts Too
Collett Park. Music, arts, crafts, puppet show, hay and
carriage rides, tasty beans, face painters, car cruise-in,
horseshoe pitching and more! No adm. chg. 812-232-2727;
terrehaute.in.gov/parks X
Oct. 14-15
Arts in the Park/Tour D' Art
See Jul. 16 listing.
Oct. 14-23
Bainbridge (Putnam Co., West Reg.)
Covered Bridges of Putnam County
West end of Bainbridge across from fire station. A 10-day
festival in Bainbridge, just west of Indianapolis. Crafts, foods,
flea-market finds, and antiques line U.S. Hwy 36. Live music,
car show and queen pageant. No adm. chg. 765-307-1291;
coveredbridgecountry.com
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Oct. 14-15
Vincennes (Knox Co., South Central Reg.)
Grouseland Walnut Grove Festival
Grouseland's Walnut Grove. Annual fall festival commemorating
the historical significance of the Walnut Grove where Harrison
and Tecumseh had their contentious meetings. Adm. chg.
812-882-2096; grouselandfoundation.org
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Join Hancock County to
Indiana Bicentennial Festival
Celebrate Indiana Bicentennial - OCT 14
• 4pm - Torch Parade thru western
towns and ends in Greenfield
• 5-9pm - Huge celebration
4H Fairgrounds • [email protected]
Oct. 14-22
Metamora (Franklin Co., South Central Reg.)
Haunted Village of Metamora
Throughout the village. The historic village is decorated
with Halloween-themed vignettes, scary and funny.
During the day, enjoy the beautiful Whitewater Valley
autumn with the shops and attractions; Fri. and
Sat. evening family-friendly guided tours (for a fee)
evoke spooky fun. Adm. chg. 765-647-2109;
metamoraindiana.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Oct. 13-21
Oct. 14-23
Bridgeton (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Parke County Covered Bridge Festival™ Bridgeton
Countywide. Quality handmade crafts, fine art, food courts,
shopping, entertainment. Working gristmill and Indiana's
most famous covered bridge, rebuilt in 2006. No adm. chg.
765-548-2136; bridgetonindiana.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Oct. 13-22
Oct. 14-23
Montezuma (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Parke County Covered Bridge Festival™ Montezuma
Downtown. Guided Wabash and Erie Canal history tour held daily
10am-5pm. $5 admission fee, camping available on Wabash
River at Reeder Park. 765-592-0821; montezuma.in.gov
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2017 Festival Dates: Oct. 13-22
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All festival dates are subject to change and festival hours vary. Contact festival for confirmation.
OCTOBER
Indiana’s Largest Festival
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Rockville - Headquarters
765-569-5226 • [email protected]
www.coveredbridges.com
Rockville
CoveredBridges.com
765-569-5226
Bellmore
Pumpkins & Mums
Antiques & Primitives
Bridgeton
BridgetonIndiana.com
765-548-2136
Bloomingdale
Homemade
Apple Butter
Mansfield
MansfieldGuestInn.com
812-251-7660
Mecca
Historic Schoolhouses
765-569-5754
Rosedale
Montezuma
Montezuma.in.gov
765-245-2728
HistoricRosedale.com
765-548-2522
Tangier
World Famous
Buried Beef
An official Indiana Bicentennial Festival
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OCTOBER
INDIANA’S
LARGEST
FESTIVAL
Oct. 14-23
Oct. 14-23
Rockville (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Parke County
Covered Bridge Festival™
The "Covered Bridge Capital of the World"
presents Indiana's largest festival featuring 31
covered bridges and fall foliage. Bellmore,
Bloomingdale, Bridgeton, Mansfield, Mecca,
Montezuma, Rockville, Rosedale, and Tangier
provide food and vendors. No adm. chg. X
Oct. 15-16
Cannelton (Perry Co., South Reg.)
Shubael Pioneer Village Heritage Weekend
HWY 66 near Rocky Point. Reconstructed log homes in a pioneer
village setting. Blacksmith, weaving, bread oven, stone jail,
country store and hill music. No adm. chg. 812-836-4344;
perrycountyindiana.org X
2017 Festival Dates: Oct. 21-22
Oct. 15
Vevay (Switzerland Co., South Central Reg.)
Sleepy Hollow Fall Celebration
Courthouse Square and Liberty St. Arts & crafts, "friendly"
Headless Horseman, demos, pie contest, bale toss, kids' activities,
music, food, wagon rides. No adm. chg. 812-427-3237;
switzcotourism.com
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765-569-5226; coveredbridges.com
2017 Festival Dates: Oct. 13-22
Oct. 15-16
Bethlehem (Clark Co., South Reg.)
Autumn on the River
Old Schoolhouse grounds. Celebrate Autumn with family and
friends in the little Ohio River village. Enjoy the music, talent
show, food, shopping, parade and museum. No adm. chg.
317-491-4148; autumnontheriver.wordpress.com
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Oct. 15-16
Doud Orchard Cider Weekend & Fall Fest
See Oct. 8 listing.
Oct. 15-16
Vallonia (Jackson Co., South Central Reg.)
48th Annual Fort Vallonia Days
Historic fort on Main St. Food, craft, and flea market vendors.
Sat. parade, 1pm. Live entertainment. 5k run/walk. Baby contest.
Muzzleloader shoot. Tomahawk, horseshoe and knife throw. No
adm. chg. 812-358-4565 (general info) 812-216-1778 (vendor
info); fortvalloniadays.com
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Oct. 14-23
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
Heartland Film Festival
Events and screenings throughout the city. An Academy
Award®-qualifying festival, the 25th annual event
showcases more than 140 independent movies and
hosts filmmakers from all over the world. Adm. chg.
317-464-9405; heartlandfilmfestival.org X
Oct. 22
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Chili Night Bike Ride
Harvey Hinklemeyer's. Ride starts and ends at Harvey
Hinklemeyer's. Entry fee. 765-473-2848; breakawaybike.com
Oct. 22
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
Genealogy & Local History Fair
Indiana State Library. Annual event features guest speakers/
experts in genealogy and Indiana history. Collect info from
genealogical, local history and Indiana public libraries. No adm.
chg. 317-232-3675; in.gov/library
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Oct. 22-29
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
Irvington Halloween Festival
East Washington St. and Audubon Ave. in the heart of Irvington.
70th annual festival. Family friendly, art vendors, magic show,
pumpkin carving, pet friendly, food vendors, costumes, window
painting, live music and parade. No adm. chg. 317-946-1993;
irvingtonhalloween.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Oct. 21-28
All festival dates are subject to change and festival hours vary. Contact festival for confirmation.
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER
Oct. 27-31
Decatur (Adams Co., East Reg.)
Callithumpian Festival
Citywide. Halloween celebration: parade, creatures, posterpainting, fireworks and food. Adm. chg. for haunted wagon tours
and 5k canter. 260-724-2604; decaturchamber.org X
Ray Bockhold
Memorial Pranks
in the Parks
Oct. 29
Montezuma (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Ray Bockhold Memorial Pranks in the Parks
Reeder Park. Enjoy a haunted hayride from Reeder Park
and a meal and drink for $5. Adm. chg. 765-592-0829;
montezuma.in.gov
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2017 Festival Date: Oct. 28
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NOVEMBER
Nov. 4-5
Montgomery (Daviess Co., South Central Reg.)
Gasthof Holiday Bazaar
Gasthof Amish Village. Variety of vendors, crafts and gift
items, sample Gastohof goodies, visit gift shops, enjoy our
Amish buffet and bakery. No adm. chg. 812-486-4900;
gasthofamishvillage.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Nov. 3-4
Nov. 4
Goshen First Fridays
See Jan. 1 listing.
Nov. 5
Shelbyville (Shelby Co., Central Reg.)
Delta Theta Tau 44th Annual Gift & Hobby Show
Shelbyville Middle School. Come celebrate 44 years of shopping.
Handcrafted toys, jewelry, florals, porcelains, connections apparel
and more. Refreshments available. No adm. chg. 317-364-6425;
giftandhobbyshow.com X
Nov. 5-6
Vincennes (Knox Co., South Central Reg.)
Muster on the Wabash
Fort Knox II. War of 1812 reenactment event features period
battles, duel, crafts, confrontation between Tecumseh and
Harrison. Period food and merchandise. Parking chg. Adm. chg.
812-882-7422; spiritofvincennes.org X
Nov. 10-13
Huntingburg (Dubois Co., South Reg.)
31st Annual Huntingburg Christmas Stroll
Huntingburg Historic 4th Street. Enjoy unique specialty and
antique shops in this charming Victorian Christmas setting.
Carriage rides, holiday home tour and more! No adm. chg.
812-482-9115; duboiscountychristmas.com X
Nov. 9-13
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
Christmas Gift and Hobby Show
Indiana State Fairgrounds, West Pavilion. For
65+ years our five-day, shoppers' paradise has
been offering gifts for giving, for yourself or for
entertaining during the holidays; all under one
4-acre roof! With 350+ vendors, FREE Merry
Money, holiday stage, Santa and reindeer. This
event is not to be missed! Adm. chg. C X
800-215-1700; christmasgiftandhobbyshow.com
2017 Festival Dates: Nov. 8-12
Nov. 11-13
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Richard Quigley Jazz Fest and
Richard Quigley Jazz Fest Jam
Peru High School. Swing choir, vocalists, big band, jazz
band jam session. Quigley Jazz Jam Fest on Sunday at
the Peru Maennerchor. No adm. chg. 765-469-0905;
enjoymiamicounty.com X
Nov. 12-Dec. 31
Hammond (Lake Co., North Reg.)
“A Christmas Story” Comes Home
Indiana Welcome Center. See animated scenes from the holiday
classic, “A Christmas Story.” Special events, kids’ activities and
photos with Santa. Visit website for continuous updates.
No adm. chg. 219-989-7979; AChristmasStoryComesHome.com
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NOVEMBER
Celebrate a
Hancock County Christmas
SHOPS
I RESTAURANTS I FESTIVALS
Christmas Walk
-- November 26, Shirley
Christmas Walk
-- Dec. 2, New Palestine
Christmas Festival
& Lights Parade
-- Dec. 3, Greenfield
Winter Festival
-- Dec. 3, Fortville
German Weihnachtsmarkt
-- Dec. 3, Cumberland
Hancock Co. Tourism Commission
& Hancock County Visitors Bureau
www.visithancockcounty.com
[email protected] 866-384-8687
Nov. 12
Pendleton (Madison Co., East Reg.)
Christmas in Pendleton
Downtown. Snowball toss, parade, pictures with Santa, lighting of
tree, Snow Queen and princesses. Food and fun! No adm. chg.
765-278-3511; pendletonin.org X
Nov. 12-Dec. 31
Shipshewana (LaGrange Co., North Reg.)
Christmas in Shipshewana
Townwide. Experience a living Norman Rockwell
painting! Light parade, tree lighting ceremony and
Chocolate Day, Nov. 12; Kids' Day and Santa visit Dec.
3. No adm. chg. No adm. chg. 866-631-9675;
shipshewana.com X
Nov. 12
Portland (Jay Co., East Reg.)
Delts' Holiday Arts & Crafts Show
Jay County High School. Over 130 booths. Food available all
day. Event is sponsored by a philanthropic organization and
all proceeds go to help others. Adm. chg. 260-726-4091;
[email protected]; visitjaycounty.com
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Nov. 12
Odon (Daviess Co., South Central Reg.)
North Daviess Community Craft Show
North Daviess High School. Community arts and crafts show
highlighting the talents of the area. Adm. chg. 812-687-7686;
daviesscounty.net
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Nov. 13
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
Taste of the Southside
Primo Banquet & Conference Center. Attention foodies! Over 30
outstanding restaurants, bakeries, wineries and more. Live ‘’Chef
and Mixology’’ competitions. One entrance ticket for unlimited
sampling. Must be 21 yrs. or older. Adm. chg. 317-888-4856;
GreenwoodChamber.com X
Nov. 15-Dec. 31
Evansville (Vanderburgh Co., South Reg.)
Reitz Home Victorian Christmas
224 SE First St., downtown historic district. This fully-restored
home museum is extra special at Christmas. Decorators dress
up each room for the season. Special evening candle light tours
and Santa visits. Adm. chg. 812-426-1871
All festival dates are subject to change and festival hours vary. Contact festival for confirmation.
NOVEMBER
Nov. 16
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Downtown Peru Christmas Open House
Downtown. Light up Peru parade, super shopping, lots of prizes,
food sampling, great entertainment and come see Santa at his
house. No adm. chg. 765-472-1923; enjoymiamicounty.com
Nov. 18
Hope (Bartholomew Co., South Central Reg.)
Christmas of Yesteryear
Town Square. Features live nativity, strolling carolers, carriage
rides, cookie decorating, Santa. 5:30-9:30pm. No adm. chg.
812-371-7969; townofhope.org/
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Nov. 18-19
Muncie (Delaware Co., East Reg.)
28th Annual Holiday Handcrafters Showcase
and Marketplace
County Fairgrounds. A multi-class show blending a presentation
of fine arts, crafts, collectibles, upcycled, antiques, home and
personal items and gourmet gift food. Claus Café, free parking.
Adm. chg. 419-436-1457; cloudshows.biz
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2017 Festival Dates: Nov. 17-18
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Nov. 19-Dec. 18
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
Birth of a State: The Indiana Exhibit
Indiana State Capitol Rotunda. See Indiana's greatest treasures
including the State's original Constitutions, Flag, State Rifle and
more during the three-city Bicentennial exhibit. No adm. chg.
317-232-3380; in.gov/iara/3157.htm
Nov. 19-20
Ferdinand (Dubois Co., South Reg.)
Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt
Seven markt locations. German heritage market. Antiques,
primitives, quality handmade, Christmas decor, art, food, wine, live
Glockenspiel, shuttle service. Free concerts and entertainment. No
adm. chg. 812-482-9115; ferdinandchristkindlmarkt.com
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2017 Festival Dates: Nov. 18-19
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Nov. 19
Noblesville (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
Guerin Catholic Christmas Bazaar
Guerin Catholic High School. Holiday shopping at its finest! Over
100 specialty vendors. Variety of gifts, décor, jewelry, clothing,
poinsettias and baked goods. A holly, jolly good time! No adm.
chg. 317-582-0120; guerincatholic.org/Christmas-Bazaar X
Nov. 19
Hammond (Lake Co., North Reg.)
Holiday Kick-off Celebration: A Tribute to a
Christmas Story
Downtown. 9th Annual tribute to classic holiday film, free movie
viewing, shoot your eye out and look-a-like contests, Santa,
vendors, entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides, more! No
adm. chg. 219-512-4298; downtownhammond.org X
Nov. 19
Bedford (Lawrence Co., South Central Reg.)
Holiday Village Festival
4-H Fairgrounds. Crafts and arts fair, food, entertainment, Santa,
children's activities and more! Hosted by St. Vincent Dunn
Foundation. No adm. chg. 812-276-1242; stvincent.org X
Nov. 19
Carmel (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
Holiday on the Square
Carmel Civic Square. The annual holiday lighting ceremony draws
many for food, fun and chance to see Santa and his reindeer.
Entertainment will also be provided by various groups. No adm.
chg. 317-571-2474; carmel.in.gov
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Bridgeton
Country Christmas
Nov. 25-27; Dec. 2-4
Bridgeton (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Bridgeton Country Christmas
Historic District. Unique gifts, crafts, decorations, lights, music,
food. Santa in the Log Cabin for kids, call for days/times. Two
3-day weekends, open late Fridays/Saturdays. No adm. chg.
765-548-2136; bridgetonindiana.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Nov. 24-26; Dec. 1-3
Nov. 25-Dec. 24
Madison (Jefferson Co., South Central Reg.)
Festival Of Trees
Lanthier Winery Tasting Room and Loft Gallery. A magnificent
holiday event. A forest of glittering, gleaming, one-of-a-kind
themed trees. Enjoy special release holiday wines. No adm. chg.
812-273-2409; lanthierwinery.com/events-FOT.html
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2017 Festival Dates: Nov. 24-Dec. 24
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Nov. 25-26; Dec. 2-3
Madison (Jefferson Co., South Central Reg.)
Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes
Historic Madison. This candlelight tour is held
over two weekends (Fri.-Sat. only). Self-guided
tour of historic private and public homes in
Madison. Hospitality sites along the way offer
restrooms and complimentary refreshments.
Advance tickets are $12.50. 800-559-2956;
nightsbeforechristmas.com C
2017 Festival Dates: Nov. 24-Dec. 2
Find more festival and event information at IndianaFestivals.org and see page 3 for County & Regional Map. 87
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER
Nov. 25-Dec. 18
Metamora (Franklin Co., South Central Reg.)
Old Fashioned Christmas Walk
Throughout the Historic Village. Combine history,
a Currier-and-Ives setting and the pageantry of
Christmas. Lanterns light the Whitewater Canal, hear
the strolling carolers. Four weekends in a row, starting
Thanksgiving Fri. through Christmas. Fri. and Sat. till
10 pm, Sun. till 5. No adm. chg. 765-647-2109;
metamoraindiana.com C X
Nov. 26-Dec. 23
Kokomo (Howard Co., East Reg.)
Christmas at the Seiberling
Seiberling Mansion. Enjoy the fabulous Seiberling
Mansion dressed inside and out in holiday splendor.
Open Tue.-Sun., 1pm-4pm. Adm. chg. 765-452-4314;
howardcountymuseum.org
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2017 Festival Dates: Nov. 25-Dec. 23
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Nov. 26-Dec. 23
Zionsville (Boone Co., Central Reg.)
Christmas in the Village
Downtown. Zionsville's Annual Christmas in the Village parade
and Tree Lighting ceremony is a fun, free, family-friendly event.
The parade includes Santa, live reindeer and more! No adm.
chg. 317-873-3836; zionsvillechamber.org
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Nov. 26-Dec. 11
Fort Wayne (Allen Co., East Reg.)
Festival of Gingerbread
The History Center. The magic of the holidays takes shape
in the form of over 100 handmade gingerbread houses and
designs at this annual event. Adm. chg. 260-426-2882;
fwhistorycenter.com
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Nov. 26-Dec. 2
Anderson (Madison Co., East Reg.)
Festival of Trees
Paramount Theatre. Decorated trees and wreaths, massive
Christmas village with trains. Nightly entertainment perfect for
tours. Adm. chg. 765-642-1234; andersonparamount.org X
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Nov. 26
Corydon (Harrison Co., South Reg.)
Light Up Corydon
Downtown Square. Make this a Christmas you'll always remember.
Bring your family, take a horse-drawn carriage ride and catch
the holiday spirit together. No adm. chg. 888-738-2137;
thisisindiana.org X
DECEMBER
Dec. 1-31
Hammond (Lake Co., North Reg.)
“A Christmas Story” Comes Home
Indiana Welcome Center. See animated scenes from the holiday
classic, “A Christmas Story.” Special events, kids’ activities and
photos with Santa. Visit website for continuous updates.
No adm. chg. 219-989-7979; AChristmasStoryComesHome.com
Dec. 1-18
Indianapolis (Marion Co., Central Reg.)
Birth of a State: The Indiana Exhibit
See Nov. 19 listing.
Dec. 1-23
Christmas at the Seiberling
See Nov. 26 listing.
Dec. 1-31
Christmas in Shipshewana
See Nov. 12 listing.
Dec. 1-23
Christmas in the Village
See Nov. 26 listing.
Dec. 1-24
Madison (Jefferson Co., South Central Reg.)
Festival Of Trees
See Nov. 25 listing.
Dec. 1-11
Festival of Gingerbread
See Nov. 26 listing.
All festival dates are subject to change and festival hours vary. Contact festival for confirmation.
DECEMBER
Dec. 1-2
Anderson (Madison Co., East Reg.)
Festival of Trees
See Nov. 26 listing.
Dec. 1-18
Old Fashioned Christmas Walk
See Nov. 25 listing.
Dec. 2-4
Dec. 1-31
Reitz Home Victorian Christmas
See Nov. 15 listing.
Dec. 2-4
Bridgeton Country Christmas
See Nov. 25 listing.
Dec. 2
Goshen First Fridays
See Jan. 1 listing.
Rockville (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Parke County
Covered Bridge Christmas
Countywide. Holiday home tour, caroling, arts &
crafts and decorated communities celebrate the
holidays along with 31 covered bridges. Rockville,
Main Street, Bridgeton, Mansfield Village and other
communities participate. No adm. chg. X
765-569-5226; coveredbridges.com
Dec. 2-4
Jasper (Dubois Co., South Reg.)
Jasper O’Tannenbaum Days
Courthouse Square and Citywide. Talented artisans will
demonstrate their skills in 20+ stores. Santa, carriage rides, great
food and musicians, craft show and church bazaars. Fun for all!
No adm. chg. 812-482-6866; jasperin.org X
Dec. 2-3
Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour
of Homes
See Nov. 25 listing.
Rosedale Country
Christmas Shoppe
Dec. 2-4
Rosedale (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Rosedale Country Christmas Shoppe
Township Civic Center. Newest addition to the multi-site
weekend of Parke County Country Christmas. Gifts, seasonal
and home décor, Santa, homestyle plate meals. No adm. chg.
812-236-3155; historicrosedale.com X
Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18
Santa Claus (Spencer Co., South Reg.)
Santa Claus Christmas Celebration
Santa Claus. Experience fun for the entire family the first three
weekends of December. Roast chestnuts on an open fire, drive
through Land of Lights and write a letter to Santa! No adm. chg.
888-444-9252; SantaClausInd.org
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2017 Festival Dates: Dec. 1-3, 8-10, 15-17
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Dec. 2
Kokomo (Howard Co., East Reg.)
World Holiday First Friday & Downtown Lighting
Downtown. Downtown lighting ceremony, visits with Santa, family
fun and entertainment. 5:30-9pm. No adm. chg. 765-457-5301;
greaterkokomo.com X
Dec. 3
Bedford (Lawrence Co., South Central Reg.)
Bedford Festival of Lights Christmas Parade
Downtown Square. Largest illuminated holiday parade in
Southern Indiana. First Sat. in Dec. at 6pm. Live entertainment,
food & craft vendors. Santa! No adm. chg. 812-329-9564;
bedfordinparades.com
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2017 Festival Date: Dec. 2
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Dec. 3-4
New Harmony (Posey Co., South Reg.)
Christmas in New Harmony
Downtown City Centre. Picturesque, energizing weekend
complete with strolling Santas, choral music, Nutcracker Ballet,
artisan fair, free carriage rides, great food, drink and shopping.
No adm. chg. 812-682-3785; newharmony.biz X
Find more festival and event information at IndianaFestivals.org and see page 3 for County & Regional Map. 89
DECEMBER
Covered Bridge Art
Association Home Tour
Dec. 3
Rockville (Parke Co., West Reg.)
Covered Bridge Art Association Home Tour
Art gallery on north side of square. Area homes with
beautiful holiday decor. Maps and tickets at gallery, plus free
refreshments and special Christmas fundraisers. Adm. chg.
765-569-9422; coveredbridgeartgallery.org
Dec. 3
Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.)
Dickens of a Christmas
Downtown. Roving carolers, holiday lighting, farmers
market, vendors, carriage rides, artisans demonstrating
crafts, performances of "A Christmas Carol." No adm. chg.
765-742-4044; dickensofachristmas.com X
2017 Festival Date: Dec. 2
Dec. 3
Plainfield (Hendricks Co., Central Reg.)
Gingerbread Christmas
Plainfield High School. Over 100 vendors, juried show, all
homemade items, strollers welcome. Popular craft and novelty
show for over 40 years. Adm. chg. 317-221-3600; ptkgc.org X
Dec. 3
Franklin (Johnson Co., Central Reg.)
Holiday Lighting
Downtown. Lighted parade, entertainment, kids' activities, food
vendors, cookie/gingerbread contests, Silly Safari, Winter Market
and Santa. Visit and Discover Downtown Franklin! No adm. chg.
317-346-1258; discoverdowntownfranklin.com
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Dec. 3
Carmel (Hamilton Co., Central Reg.)
Holiday in the Arts District
Carmel Arts & Design District. Elves, reindeer, carolers, carriage
rides and the most unique Santa house in Indiana. Warm the
Arts District this holiday season! No adm. chg. 317-571-2787;
carmelartsanddesign.com X
Dec. 3
Oldenburg (Franklin Co., South Central Reg.)
Dec. 3-4
Kouts (Porter Co., North Reg.)
Kouts Christmas Open Houses
Multiple private homes, churches and businesses. Visit local
craftsmen and find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. Lunch
served on Sat. at some locations. Maps available online. No adm.
chg. 219-405-1452; koutsevents.com X
Dec. 3
Peru (Miami Co., East Reg.)
YMCA's Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa
YMCA. Enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, a serving of scrambled
eggs, bacon or sausage from 7-11am. Also available, George
Jackson's famous fried potatoes and biscuits and gravy. Visit
with Santa and a silent auction with great items. Adm. chg.
765-472-1979; mcymca.org
Dec. 3-4
West Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.)
Purdue Christmas Show
Elliott Hall of Music. For more than 80 years, this magical,
lyrical, annual campus miracle has wowed audiences
in the Elliott Hall of Music. Adm. chg. 765-494-3941;
purdue.edu/pmo
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2017 Festival Dates: Dec. 2-3
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Dec. 3
Mooresville (Morgan Co., Central Reg.)
Victorian Christmas
Downtown Main St. and throughout the town via Trolley Stops.
Free, fun, family event with many activities for children. Horse
drawn carriages, puppet show, crafts, vendors, Father Christmas,
plus great food and entertainment! No adm. chg. 317-831-6509;
mooresvillechamber.com X
2017 Festival Date: Dec. 2
Dec. 4
Lafayette (Tippecanoe Co., West Reg.)
Greater Lafayette Christmas Parade
Downtown. Indiana's largest holiday parade. No adm. chg.
765-742-4044; lafayettewestlafayettechristmasparade.com
2017 Festival Date: Dec. 3
Holidays Under The Spires
Town Hall. Come spend the day in our Village of
Spires and enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment,
old world style. Our 13th annual Holidays Under the
Spires will instill the holiday spirit as you walk through
our picturesque German village. No adm. chg. C X
866-647-6555; holidaysunderthespires.com
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Celebration of Lights
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DECEMBER
Dec. 7
Converse (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Christmas in Converse
Jefferson St. Wonderful shopping, prizes, food, great entertainment
and children can see Santa. No adm. chg. 765-517-1902;
/conversebusinessalliance X
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Dec. 9-11
Lebanon (Boone Co., Central Reg.)
Annual Christmas Craft Mall
County Fairgrounds. Great variety of primitive and country crafts,
furniture, antiques and handmades, candles, gifts and home
decor. Over 30 vendors. Easy on/off I-65, Exit 138. No adm.
chg. 765-482-0523; CountryFolkArtCreations.com X
2017 Festival Dates: Dec. 8-10
Dec. 10-11
Zionsville (Boone Co., Central Reg.)
Christmas on the Farm
Traders Point Creamery. Traders Point Creamery transforms into
a winter wonderland holiday extravaganza for the whole family!
Come for Santa, brunch, music, crafts and reindeer! 9am-2:30pm.
Adm. chg. 317-733-1700; traderspointcreamery.com X
Dec. 10
Macy (Miami Co., East Reg.)
Macy Christmas Festival
Downtown. Horse carriage rides, free soup supper, kids'
activities and bake sale. No adm. chg. 765-382-3575;
enjoymiamicounty.com
Dec. 27-28
Shipshewana (LaGrange Co., North Reg.)
Shipshewana Ice Festival
Downtown. Watch experienced ice carvers compete
and create ice sculptures representing local merchants!
$5 admission charge for chili cook-off. Ice festival pins
for sale at participating merchants and the chili cook-off
tent. The pin also ensures Jan. discount. No adm. chg.
866-631-9675; shipshewana.com X
Dec. 31
Kokomo (Howard Co., East Reg.)
Kokomo’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
Courthouse Square. Enjoy New Year’s Eve in Downtown
Kokomo with annual ball drop, live music and fireworks.
10:30pm-Midnight. No adm. chg. 765-457-5301;
greaterkokomo.com
Important ISFA 2016 Dates
January 8-10 - Annual Convention
January 9 - ISFA Scholarship Pageant
April 9 - Spring Workshop, Bedford
April 23 - S pring Workshop,
North Manchester
June 30 - Early Bird Contest Deadline
August 31 - D eadline to participate in the
2017 Indiana Festival Guide
December 31 - 2 017 Indiana Festival
Guide published
For more information, visit
www.IndianaFestivals.net
America’s longest-standing
statewide festival membership
organization and publisher of
the Indiana Festival Guide
• A free publication
• 500,000 copies printed each year
• Featuring over 640 festivals and events
• Distributed at 600+ locations in Indiana
Visit www.IndianaFestivals.org
for searchable festival calendar and
Indiana Festival Guide
pick-up locations.
To include your festival in the 2017
Indiana Festival Guide, see page 3.
In recognition of Hoosier Energy as a proud
sponsor of the Indiana Festival Guide since 1972
Find more festival and event information at IndianaFestivals.org and see page 3 for County & Regional Map. 91
Indiana State Festivals Association Membership Index
A
Abraham Lincoln Freedom Festival.....................40
“A Christmas Story” Comes Home...............85, 88
Alexandria Grand Prix......................................57
All-American Country Hoedown.........................24
Amboy Fall Festival..........................................69
Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival..................53
Amish Country/Elkhart County Visitor Center.........4
Anderson/Madison County Visitors Bureau...........4
Anderson Sertoma Club Mayor’s Cup
Grand Prix.................................................17
Andersontown Powwow and Indian Market.........67
An Evening In The Gardens...............................45
Angola Balloons Aloft.......................................41
Angola Civil War Days.....................................72
Antique and Classic Car and Truck Show...........82
Antique Gas Engine & Tractor Show..................58
Antique Market................................................28
Apple Blossom Fest 5k & Bike Ride....................14
Apple Dumpling Days.......................................73
Apple Festival of Kendallville.............................77
A Renaissance in Roanoke................................81
Art Affair on the Square....................................34
Art at the Historic Roberts Home........................18
Art at the Old Capital.......................................30
Art Beat..........................................................57
Art Fair on the Square......................................54
Artie Fest 2016...............................................41
Art in Speed Park.............................................60
Art of Wine.....................................................45
Artomobilia.....................................................60
Art on the Avenue............................................70
Art on The Wabash..........................................76
Arts in Harmony..............................................33
Arts in the Park................................................28
Arts in the Park/Tour D’ Art...............................45
ArtsWalk.........................................................79
Atlanta New Earth Festival................................73
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival......................61
Aurora Farmers Fair.........................................77
Austin Firemen’s Festival....................................80
Autumn Camping Weekend I & II.......................80
Autumn on the River.........................................84
B
Back to the Fifties Festival, Inc.....................50, 69
Banks of the Wabash Festival............................22
Bard Fest.........................................................77
Bargersville Harvest Moon Fall Festival...............70
Bass Lake Festival.............................................51
Batesville Regional Fine Arts Fair.......................14
Bavarian Beer Bash..........................................80
BBQ & Blues @ McCormick’s Creek State Park....67
Beards & Brews The Championship....................78
Bedford Festival of Lights Christmas Parade.........89
Beer and Bluegrass Festival...............................60
Beers Across the Wabash.................................60
Berne Swiss Days.............................................51
Bike the Bridges Fall Challenge..........................81
Birth of a State: The Indiana Exhibit.......20, 27, 87
Bloomfield Apple Festival..................................80
BloomingtonOnline Photography..........................7
Blue River Valley Pioneer Fair............................70
Bluffton Free Street Fair.....................................72
Boat Sport & Travel Show...................................9
92
Boone County 4H Fair......................................50
Boone County Convention & Visitors Bureau..........4
Boone County Home & Garden Show................50
Boone County Polo Event..................................50
Bremen Oktoberfest..........................................80
Brick Street Market.....................................18, 50
Bridgeton Art and Wine Fair.............................18
Bridgeton Country Christmas.............................87
Bridgeton Milling and Craft Demo Days..............67
Bridgeton Mountain Man Rendezvous.................13
Bridgeton Quilt & Woodworking Show...............28
Bristol Homecoming Festival..............................41
Bristow’s Octoberfest & Street Rod.....................82
Brookville CanoeFest........................................33
Buffalo Community Daze...................................28
Bunker Hill Community Garage Sale..................28
Bunker Hill Festival...........................................30
C
Calf Days Bisontennial Celebration....................30
Callithumpian Festival.......................................85
Canaan Fall Festival and Pony Express
Mail Run....................................................64
Canal Days.....................................................40
Cannelton Heritage Festival...............................81
CarmelFest......................................................41
Carmel International Arts Festival.......................74
Carmel PorchFest.............................................72
Carousel Festival in the Park..............................59
Carroll County Chamber of Commerce.................4
Cass County Visitors Bureau................................4
Cataract VFD Bean Dinner Festival.....................77
CCS FEST: CCS Spring Festival &
BBQ Competition........................................13
Cedar Lake Summerfest....................................38
Celebration of Lights.........................................90
Chardo-Neigh Wine & Music Festival.................35
Chili Night Bike Ride........................................84
Chocolate Celebration........................................9
Chocolate Walk...............................................56
Christmas at the Seiberling................................88
Annual Christmas Craft Mall..............................91
Christmas Gift and Hobby Show........................85
Christmas in Converse......................................91
Christmas in New Harmony..............................89
Christmas in October Craft Fair.........................81
Christmas in Pendleton......................................86
Christmas in Shipshewana................................86
Christmas in the Village..............................50, 88
Christmas of Yesteryear.....................................87
Christmas on the Farm......................................91
Circus City Festival...........................................47
Clark Days......................................................35
Clay City Lions Club Pottery Festival...................28
Clayshire Castle Medieval Faire........................73
Clinton County Chamber of Commerece...............4
Cole Porter Festival..........................................27
Colonel Vawter Day.........................................70
Colt World Series.............................................54
Columbus Area Visitor Center..............................4
Columbus Scottish Festival.................................67
Community Yard Sale.......................................30
Converse Fair..................................................24
Cory Apple Festival..........................................72
The Cosmic Situation..........................................7
Covered Bridge Antique Power Club
Tractor Drive..............................................35
Covered Bridge Art Association Home Tour.........90
Covered Bridge Capital-Parke County...................4
Covered Bridges of Putnam County....................82
Covington 4th of July Celebration......................37
Crawfordsville Strawberry Festival......................27
Crothersville Red, White & Blue Festival..............27
Culver Lake Fest...............................................45
Culver Wine Fair.............................................70
Cumberland Arts Goes to Market.......................58
Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival..................64
D
Daleville AutumnFest.........................................77
Dana Ernie Pyle Fireman’s Festival.....................53
Dancing & Cruising in the Streets.......................47
Dan Patch Days Festival....................................64
Danville Tri Kappa Fair on the Square................67
Darlington Fish Fry & Festival............................64
Das Dutchman Essenhaus....................................6
Daviess County Chamber of Commerce
and Visitor Bureau........................................4
Decatur Sculpture Tour......................................27
DeKalb County Visitor’s Bureau............................4
Delta Theta Tau Gift & Hobby Show...................85
Delts’ Holiday Arts & Crafts Show......................86
Denver Days Festival........................................55
Derby Riverfest................................................30
DHC Bizarre Bazaar........................................70
Dickens of a Christmas.....................................90
Dixie Day Festival & Art Fair.............................52
Dogwood Festival Tour......................................14
Double Nickel Bike Ride...................................58
Doud Orchard Cider Weekend & Fall Fest....81, 84
Downtown Pendleton Fall Festival.......................64
Downtown Peru Christmas Open House..............87
Dubois County Visitors Center..............................4
Dugger Coal Festival........................................76
Duneland Woodcarvers Show...........................12
Dunkirk Glass Days Festival...............................22
E
Eagle Creek Folk Festival..................................28
Eagles in Flight Weekend....................................9
Earl Park Fall Festival........................................61
Eat Shop & Rock: A Celebration of the
1960’s, 1970’s and the Beatles!..................35
Elkhart County 4-H Fair.....................................51
Elkhart Jazz Festival.........................................33
Elwood Glass Festival.......................................56
English Reunion Festival....................................22
Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau................4
Evansville Frog Follies.......................................61
E.W.C.C. Woodcarving Festival........................45
Express ATM......................................................7
F
FairFest Consulting LLC.......................................7
Fairmount Museum Days/James Dean Festival.....72
Fall Creek Heritage Fair....................................64
Fall Harvest Celebration....................................70
Fall Harvest Craft Festival..................................74
Fall Harvest Festival-Greenwood........................74
Fall Harvest Festival-Indianapolis........................74
Fall Native American Gathering........................81
Fall Outta Summer Music Festival.......................69
Fall Pow-Wow..................................................50
Indiana State Festivals Association Membership Index
Farmer’s Pike Antique, Arts and
Crafts Festival......................................21, 61
Fayette County Free Fair...................................52
Fayette County Tourism Bureau............................4
Feast of the Hunters’ Moon................................78
Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt................................87
Ferdinand Folk Festival.....................................70
Fermentation Celebration..................................35
Festival of Gingerbread....................................88
Festival of the Arts............................................47
Festival of the Lakes..........................................51
Festival of the Turning Leaves.......................50, 72
Festival Of Trees..............................................87
Festival of Trees - Anderson...............................88
Fiber Fest & Spin-In..........................................11
Fiddler Fest......................................................59
Firecracker Run................................................41
Fireworks & Evening in the Park.........................40
Fishers Freedom Festival....................................35
Fishers Oktoberfest @ Saxony............................73
Fishers Renaissance Faire..................................78
500 Festival....................................................16
Fontanet Bean Dinner.......................................52
Ford Indianapolis Boat Sport & Travel Show..........9
Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival..................74
Fort Branch Community Festival.........................24
Fort Vallonia Days............................................84
Fort Wayne Cherry Blossom Festival...................19
Founder’s Day Festival......................................32
Fountain Park Chautauqua................................47
Fountain Trust Apple Fest Bicycle Tour &
Covington Apple Fest..................................75
4-H Pancake and Sausage Breakfast....................9
4th of July Celebration......................................38
Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts.........62
Francesville Fall Festival....................................69
Frankfort Fire & Ice.............................................9
Frankfort Hot Dog Festival.................................52
Franklin County Antique Machinery Show...........72
Franklin County Quilt Show...............................19
Franklin Fall Festival.........................................78
Franklin Farmer’s Market...................................18
Franklin Firecracker Festival...............................41
Franklin Street Mardi Gras & Grand Parade.........9
Frankton Heritage Days/Balloon Extravaganza....69
Freetown July Festival.......................................42
French Market.................................................68
Friday Night Lights Bike Ride.............................52
Friendship Flea Market.....................................28
Friendship Music Festival-Bluegrass
in the Valley...............................................78
Fulton County Historical Power Show..................30
G
Garden Gate Jazz, Art, Wine and
Craft Beer Festival......................................12
Gasthof Holiday Bazaar...................................85
Gem Mineral Fossil Show.................................34
Genealogy & Local History Fair.........................84
Gibson County Fair..........................................42
Gingerbread Christmas.....................................90
Global Fest.....................................................70
Golden Heritage Days Festival...........................69
Goodland Grand Prix.......................................32
Goshen First Fridays...........................................9
Grabill Country Fair.........................................63
Greater Indianapolis Gem, Mineral and
Fossil Show................................................64
Greater Kokomo Vistors Bureau...........................5
Greater Lafayette Christmas Parade....................90
The Greatest Spectacle in Tasting.......................20
Greek Fest.......................................................33
GreekFest 2016...............................................59
Greencastle Music Fest.....................................60
Greensburg Power of the Past............................56
Greenwood Freedom Festival............................35
Griffith Rock ‘n Rail Street Festival......................61
Grissom Air Museum Warbird Cruise-In..............54
Grouseland Walnut Festival...............................82
Guerin Catholic Christmas Bazaar.....................87
H
Hamilton County
Tourism, Inc.......................Inside Back Cover, 5
Hancock County Visitors Bureau/
Hancock County Tourism Commission.............5
HannaFest.......................................................56
Hardy Lake Raptor Days...................................73
Harper Valley Pumpkin Patch Days.....................81
Harrison County Convention and
Visitors Bureau.............................................5
Harrison County Fair........................................47
Harrodsburg Heritage Days...............................19
Harvest Celebration Festival..............................75
Harvest Fest.....................................................78
Harvest Homecoming Festival............................78
Haubstadt Sommerfest......................................30
Haunted Village of Metamora............................82
Hawaiian Steel Guitar Convention.....................45
Haynes-Apperson Festival..................................37
Haynie’s Corner Art Festival..............................75
Heartbeat of Washington Fall Festival.................78
Heartland Apple Festival...................................78
Heartland Film Festival......................................84
Heartnut Festival..............................................68
Heart of the Harvest Fall Festival........................75
Hendricks County 4-H Fair................................47
Hendricks County Rib-Fest.................................37
Henry County Convention & Visitors Bureau..........5
Henry County Heritage Day..............................21
Henry County YMCA Turkey Trot........................21
Highway 38 Sale.............................................16
Hog Daze Motorcycle Rally...............................56
Holiday Handcrafters Showcase........................87
Holiday in the Arts District.................................90
Holiday Kick-off Celebration: A Tribute to a
Christmas Story..........................................87
Holiday Lighting...............................................90
Holiday on the Square......................................87
Holidays at Dull’s Tree Farm..............................50
Holidays Under The Spires................................90
Holiday Village Festival....................................87
Holland Community Festival..............................69
Honoring Indiana’s Founding Fathers..................27
Hoosier Energy................................Back Cover, 7
Hoosier Heritage Festival..................................57
Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival................................24
Hope Heritage Days.........................................73
Hope Initiative Outdoor Living And
Garden Tour..............................................21
HOPE Medora Goes Pink Breast Cancer
Awareness Event........................................81
Hot Spot Wi-Fi PODs..........................................7
Howard County Fair.........................................45
Huntingburg Christmas Stroll.............................85
Huntington Heritage Days.................................29
I
Indiana Bacon Festival of Carroll County............60
Indiana Deer, Turkey & Waterfowl Expo.............11
Indiana Farm Bureau
Insurance......................... Inside Front Cover, 7
Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering...............................34
Indiana Flower and Patio Show.........................11
Indiana Gourd Society State Gourd Show...........16
Indiana Office of Tourism Development.................4
Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games
& Festival..................................................81
Indiana Short Film Festival.................................80
Indiana’s Kosciusko County Convention
& Visitors Bureau..........................................5
Indiana Ticket Company.....................................7
Indiana Tourism Association................................5
Indiana Vision Expo.........................................75
Indian Market & Festival...................................37
Indy Irish Fest..................................................69
International Circus Hall of Fame.......................47
Irvington Folk Festival.......................................29
Irvington Halloween Festival..............................84
J
Jackson County Fair.........................................51
Jackson County Visitor Center..............................5
Jackson County Watermelon Festival..................60
Jasper O’Tannenbaum Days..............................89
Jasper Strassenfest............................................53
Jay County Heritage Festival..............................76
Jay County Visitor & Tourism Bureau.....................5
Jeffersonville Steamboat Days............................62
Jeep Frenzy.....................................................50
Johnny Appleseed Festival.................................70
Johnson County 4-H & Agricultural Fair...............51
Judah Heritage Festival.....................................33
July 4th Celebrations........................................50
July 4th Celebration, Peru.................................41
J.W. Rentals Guest Houses and Suites...................6
K
Kekionga Festival.............................................58
Kelsay Farms...................................................77
Kewanna Fall Festival.......................................73
KGS Consulting, LLC...........................................7
Kirklin Events...................................................18
Kite Komotion..................................................14
Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana
Balloon Fest...............................................64
Knightstown Fall Fest..................................21, 79
Knightstown Jubilee Days............................21, 22
Koh-Koh-Mah and David Foster Living
History Encampment...................................71
Kokomo Ribfest................................................28
Kokomo Salutes Indiana’s Automotive
Heritage 1894-1964..................................63
Kokomo’s New Year’s Eve Celebration...............91
Kokomo Strawberry Festival..............................24
Kosciusko County Community Fair......................45
Kouts Christmas Open Houses...........................90
Kouts Pork Fest.................................................60
Kunstfest.........................................................71
93
Indiana State Festivals Association Membership Index
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Labor Day Festival............................................50
LaFontaine “Ashland Days” Festival....................27
LaGrange County 4-H Fair................................42
LaGrange County Convention & Visitors Bureau.....5
Lagro Good Ole Days......................................30
Lake County Fair..............................................54
Lanesville Heritage Weekend.............................66
Lapel Village Fair.............................................42
LaPorte County Fair..........................................45
Lawrenceburg Fall Fest......................................73
Lawrence County Tourism....................................5
Leeper Park Art Fair.........................................30
Legendary Entertainment Productions....................7
Leota Country Frolic.........................................60
Levi Coffin Days Festival...................................71
Lexington Old Settlers Days...............................27
Liberty 4th of July Festival..................................38
Lights Over Morse Lake Festival.........................40
Ligonier Marshmallow Festival...........................61
Limestone Heritage Festival Parade.....................41
Lincoln’s Lebanon & Civil War Re-enactment........50
Linton Freedom Festival.....................................37
Lions Club Downhill Derby................................30
Little Cousin Jasper Festival................................66
Little Italy Festival.............................................62
LM Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival...................11
Lotus World Music & Arts Festival.......................69
Lubeznik Center for the Arts..............................58
Lucille Dillon Amish Quilt Auction.......................62
Lyles Station New Beginnings Celebration...........79
M
Macy Christmas Festival....................................91
Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art & Craft.......76
Madison County 4-H Fair..................................51
Madison Regatta..............................................38
Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues.......................57
Madison Riverfront Wine, Stein & Barrel.............30
Madtown 5K Mud-Climb...................................20
Magical Entertainment Magic Matt’s
Family Fun Show..........................................7
Main Street Rockville Cruise-In, Motorcycle,
Scooter and Bike Show...............................25
Mansfield Village Mushroom Festival..................14
Marion/Grant County Convention &
Visitors Bureau.............................................5
Marshall County Blueberry Festival
Since 1967...............................................62
Marsh Madness Sandhill Crane Festival..............11
Mayberry in the Midwest..................................19
MayFest in Shipshewana..................................17
May Festival....................................................20
McClure’s Orchard & Winery Fall Fest...............81
Mel Kenyon Go-Cart Race................................50
Merchant Association of Metamora......................5
Merom Bluff Chautauqua..................................24
Metamora Canal Days Autumn Festival...............80
Metamora Music Festival...................................62
Mexico Community Garage Sale.......................40
Miami County 4-H Fair.....................................30
Miami County Black Tie Celebration...................68
Miami County Chamber of Commerce
and Tourism Bureau......................................5
94
Miami Days at the Pillars..................................58
Miami Indians All Nations Gathering.................25
Michiana RenFest.............................................58
Michigan Festival & Events Association.................6
MidAmerica Threshing & Antique, Inc................55
Middlebury Fall Festival....................................69
Middletown Christmas Parade...........................21
Middletown/Fall Creek Twp..............................21
Middletown Lions Club Fair...............................21
Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow.............................56
Military Vehicle Show.......................................70
Mississinewa 1812..........................................80
Mississinewa Triathlon......................................68
Mitchell Hillbilly 500 Race................................54
Mitchell’s 70th Persimmon Festival......................71
Monroe County Fair.........................................51
Montgomery Turkey Trot Festival........................63
Mooreland Free Fair.........................................21
Mooresville Arts in the Park...............................81
Morgan County Antique Machinery
Association’s Show.....................................37
Morgan County Fall Foliage Festival...................79
Mosey Down Main Street..................................18
Muncie Visitors Bureau.......................................6
Musicfest.........................................................42
Muster on the Wabash.....................................85
N
Nakota’s Memorial Softball Tournament
& Festival..................................................56
Nappanee Apple Festival................Front Cover, 69
National Toy & Truck N’ Construction Show
and Auction...............................................57
NC-HC Chamber of Commerce Christmas
Walk - Downtown.......................................21
NC-HC Chamber of Commerce Memorial Day
Parade & Festival.......................................21
New Carlisle Hometown Days...........................52
New Castle Mini Marathon...............................21
New Lisbon Old Time Days...............................21
Newport Antique Auto Hill Climb.......................77
Nickel Plate Arts Festival...................................22
Nights Before Christmas Candlelight
Tour of Homes............................................87
Nineveh Heritage Festival.................................75
Noble County Convention & Visitors Bureau..........6
North Daviess Community Craft Show................86
Northern Indiana Lakes Festival.........................29
Northern Indiana Power From the Past Antique
Power Show & Flea Market........................45
North Judson Mint Festival................................30
North Manchester Fun Fest by the River..............53
North Salem Old Fashion Days.........................62
North Webster Tippecanoe Township
Chamber of Commerce.................................6
Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival......................51
O
Oakland City Lion’s Sweet Corn Festival.............52
OktoberFest.....................................................76
Oktoberfest at Traders Point Creamery...............82
Oktoberfest Celebration: Cole Porter Classic
and Chili Cook-Off.....................................79
Old Court Days...............................................22
Oldenburg Freudenfest.....................................45
Old Fashion Day & Arts Too..............................82
Old Fashioned Christmas Walk..........................88
Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration....38
Old Post Bluegrass Jam.......................................9
Old Settlers Festival..........................................53
Old Washington Street Festival..........................71
“On the Banks of the Wabash”
Community Band Festival.............................51
Oolitic Festival.................................................29
Orleans Dogwood Festival................................14
Our Hospice of South Central Indiana
Free Community Concert.............................62
OUTfest..........................................................54
Owensville Watermelon Festival.........................52
P
Paoli Fall Festival.............................................66
Paragon Homecoming Festival...........................62
Parke Countians’ Favorite Fireworks...................41
Parke County 4-H Fair......................................38
Parke County Covered Bridge Christmas.............89
Parke County Covered Bridge Festival™ Bridgeton...................................................82
Parke County Covered Bridge Festival™ Montezuma................................................82
Parke County Covered Bridge Festival™.............84
Parke County Covered Bridges &
Wallace Garage Model T Tour.....................73
Parke County Maple Syrup Fair.........................11
Patriot Festival.................................................42
Pennsy Trail Art Fair and Music Festival..............54
Peru Airport Fly In............................................71
Peru/Miami County Community Garage Sale......17
Pig Roast in the Park.........................................56
Pike County Chamber of Commerce
Bicentennial Azalea Blossom Festival............17
The Pink Tent Children’s Fun Events
& Fundraisers...............................................7
Pioneer Days...................................................27
Pioneer Heritage Festival...................................47
Potawatomi Festival..........................................67
Potter’s Bridge Fall Festival................................79
Potterypalooza................................................68
Pow Wow-NCGLNAC Gathering of
Great Lakes Nations...................................28
Press Puzzles.....................................................7
Propeller Marketing............................................8
Pumpkin Fantasyland........................................79
Pumpkin Harvest Festival...................................79
Pumpkinvine & Dine - Bike Ride & Dining Event...30
Purdue Christmas Show....................................90
Putnam County Airport Appreciation Days..........68
Q
Queen of All Saints Parish Festival.....................27
R
Rail Fest & Heartbeat of Washington Spring
Festival......................................................17
Ray Bockhold Memorial Pranks in the Parks........85
RCS Communications..........................................7
Redbud Trail Rendezvous..................................14
Red Gold Chili Cook-Off...................................82
Red Skelton Festival..........................................47
Reitz Home Victorian Christmas.........................86
Indiana State Festivals Association Membership Index
Remington Water Tower Days............................27
Richard Quigley Jazz Fest.................................85
Richard Quigley Jazz Fest Jam...........................85
Ride Around the Reservoir.................................22
Riley Festival....................................................80
Riley Wrangler’s Arts and Crafts Fair..................17
Rising Sun Navy Bean Fall Festival.....................80
RiverRoots Music and Folk Arts Festival...............19
Roachdale Rib & Blues Fest...............................79
Roann Covered Bridge Festival..........................63
Roanoke Fall Festival........................................63
Rock the Way..................................................71
Rosedale Country Christmas Shoppe..................89
Rosedale Strawberry Festival.............................25
Round the Fountain Art Fair...............................22
Runyon Equipment Rental....................................8
Russiaville Summer Fest.....................................25
S
Salamonie Summer Festival...............................38
Salute to Veterans of WWII...............................63
Sandlady Gourdfest.........................................34
Santa Claus Christmas Celebration....................89
Sassafras Tea Festival & Civil War
Living History.............................................14
Schweizer Fest.................................................55
Scott County Fair.............................................45
Scott County MaterFest.....................................51
Scott County Quilt Festival.................................67
Scottsburg Airport Powered Paraglider Fly-In.......63
Sequence Sports & Events...................................8
Seymour Oktoberfest........................................77
Shelby County Fair...........................................41
Shelby County Tourism & Visitors Bureau...............6
Sheridan BlueGrass Fever.................................42
Shipshewana Antique Festival............................55
Shipshewana Fall Crafters Fair..........................77
Shipshewana Ice Festival..................................91
Shipshewana Pajama Sale..................................9
Shipshewana Quilt Festival................................32
Shirley Christmas Walk.....................................21
Shirley Founders Day........................................21
Shirley Mud Bog..............................................21
Shirley Strawberry Festival................................21
Shoals Catfish Festival......................................38
Shubael Pioneer Village Heritage Weekend........84
Sleepy Hollow Fall Celebration..........................84
Small Town USA Festival...................................67
Smoke On The Square-Bartholomew County
BBQ Cook-Off............................................28
Smoke on the Square BBQ Competition..............34
Smokin’ For a Cause........................................71
Southeast Indiana F.A.R.M. Club’s Antique
Machinery Show........................................33
South Lake County Agricultural Historical
Society Antique Tractor and Farm Show........42
Southport Spring Festival...................................19
Spectrum Weather and Specialty Insurance, Inc.....8
Spiceland Freedom Days 40th Anniversary.........21
Spirit of Monticello Festival................................34
Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous..........................22
St. Andrew Greek Festival.................................27
Starr Piano Festival...........................................64
St. Boniface Germanfest....................................68
Steam and Gas Show.......................................56
St. George Festival...........................................70
St. Joseph County 4-H Fair................................38
St. Michael’s Fall Fest.......................................68
Stone’s Trace Pioneer Festival............................68
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.............................11
St. Patrick’s Day Nighttime Parade.....................11
St. Peter’s Labor Day Festival.............................63
Strawberries on the Square...............................22
Strawberry Days..............................................25
Streaper’s Nightmare Haunted Adventure...........79
Sugar Camp Days............................................12
Sullivan County Rotary Corn Festival..................68
Sulphur Springs Community Days.......................21
Summerfest......................................................61
SummerFest 2016............................................52
Summer’s End Festival.......................................60
Summer Sundown Music Series..........................22
Summit Lake Optimist Retro Sprint Triathlon.........21
Sunday Night Concerts.....................................50
Sweet Owen Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.....6
Swiss Wine Festival..........................................59
Switzerland County Convention &
Visitors Bureau.............................................6
T
Talbot Street Art Fair.........................................29
Taste of Cass County........................................56
Taste of Montgomery County.............................61
Taste of Shelby County......................................25
Taste of the Gardens........................................61
Taste of the Southside.......................................86
TASTE of Tippecanoe........................................32
Tecumseh Lodge Pow Wow...............................63
Tenderloin Throwdown......................................37
Three Rivers Festival.........................................42
Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair..............................47
Tippecanoe Steam and Gas Power Show............52
Tipton County Pork Festival................................63
Touch of Dutch.................................................56
Tour de Carmel................................................68
Tourism Commission of Sullivan County.................6
Trader’s Point Hunt Charity Horse Show..............50
Traffic Jam.......................................................32
Trail of Courage Living History Festival...............71
Tree City Fall Festival........................................70
Tri-State Antique Market....................................16
Tulip Festival and Tulip Two-Mile Classic.............14
Turkey Run Earth Day.......................................12
Turkey Run Women’s Wellness Retreat................14
Twelve Mile 500..............................................41
20th Century Chevy Car Fest............................72
Two Rivers Arts and Music Festival.....................29
U
Union City Arts Festival.....................................67
Uptown Jazz and Blues.....................................61
Victorian Christmas..........................................90
Village Ghost Walk..........................................50
Vintage Indiana Wine and Food Festival............25
Vintage Motor Bike Show..................................51
Visit Bloomington...............................................6
Visit Fort Wayne................................................6
Visit French Lick West Baden...............................6
Visit Lafayette - West Lafayette.............................6
Visit Michigan City LaPorte CVB..........................6
Visit Morgan County...........................................6
Visit Wabash County..........................................6
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Wabash Garden & Herb Festival.......................58
Wabash Riverfest.............................................42
Wakarusa Bluegrass Festival.............................27
Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival.........................13
Walk of Fame Music Festival.............................64
Walton May Day Festival..................................20
WAMMfest......................................................58
Wanamaker Old Settlers Day Street Fair
and Classic Car Show................................37
Wanatah Scarecrow Festival.............................73
Wayne County 4-H Fair....................................32
Wendell Willkie Days.......................................72
West Side Nut Club Fall Festival........................79
Westville Pumpkin Festival.................................77
Whispering Beard Folk Festival..........................60
White County 4-H Fair......................................51
White River Valley Antique Show.......................64
Whitestown Brew Fest.......................................50
Whitetail Tree Farm Fall Family Fun....................21
Whitetail Tree Farm Pumpkin Fest.......................21
Wilbur Wright Birthplace Christmas Walk...........21
Wilbur Wright Birthplace Festival.......................21
Winding Creek Bluegrass Festival......................57
Wine, Art & Jazz Festival..................................20
Wine, Cheese and Art Festival..........................62
Wings Over Muscatatuck Migratory
Bird Festival...............................................19
Wolcott Summer Festival...................................41
Woodburn SummerFest.....................................28
World Holiday First Friday
& Downtown Lighting..................................89
Y
Yellowstone Trail Fest........................................58
YMCA Kids’ Fair..............................................17
YMCA’s Pancake Breakfast with Santa................90
Z
Zach Day & Full Throttle......................................7
Zionsville Lion’s Club Fall Festival.................50, 67
Zoom Town Covered Bridge 5k Run/Walk..........20
V
Valparaiso Popcorn Festival...............................68
Van Buren Popcorn Festival...............................53
Variety Attractions, Inc........................................8
Vermont Settlement Festival................................52
Vernon Labor Day Festival.................................63
Versailles Pumpkin Show...................................72
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SPRING
Coho Capital Derby
Hoosier Coho Classic
Maple City Grand Prix
Maple Sugar Festival
SUMMER
EVP Pro Am Volleyball
Fish Lake Festival
Great Lakes Grand Prix
Hannafest
In-Water Boat Show
Labor Dayz
Lakefront Art Festival
169th LaPorte County Fair
Leprechaun Hunt
Michigan City Summer Festival
Mill Pond Festival
New Carlisle Hometown Days
Official State of Indiana 4th of July
LaPorte Parade & Fireworks
Pyrotechnic Guild International
Queen of All Saints Festival
Taste of Michigan City
AUTUMN
Applefest – Garwood’s Arts & Crafts Fair
Bicentennial Torch Run
Door Village Harvest Festival
Flame & Flair Halloween Festival
Hesston Steam Museum & Power Show
Hoosier Star
Olde Farmers Fest
Pioneer Days @ Creek Ridge County Park
Sunflower Fair
Wanatah Scarecrow Festival
Westville Pumpkin Fest
WINTER
Christmas Fest at Hensler Nursery
Lubeznik Center for the Arts Holiday
Artisan Market
Pioneer Land Christmas Open House
Washington Park Festival of Lights
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