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INDIANA 
ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS OF HISTORIC EVENTS
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JANUARY

VANDERBURGH COUNTY

Evansville
Collectors Carnival Antiques & Collectibles Show
(812) 471-9419


FEBRUARY

PARKE COUNTY

Rockville
Parke County Maple Syrup Fair
Enjoy maple syrup camps, historic mills, Billie Creek Village and covered bridges

(765) 569-5226


MARCH

JACKSON COUNTY

Medora
National Maple Syrup Festival
Tour the Working Bush, watch sap turn into maple syrup, visit the petting zoo, enjoy craft and trade demonstrations

(812) 966- 2168


APRIL

JENNINGS COUNTY

Vernon
Sassafras Tea Festival & Civil War Living History
In historic Vernon enjoy the day watching a huge Civil War re-enactment, Major General Lew Wallace  and his headquarters, see a working blacksmith, mock battles and so much more.

(812) 346-8989

PARKE COUNTY

Bridgeton
Annual Bridgeton Mountain Man Rendezvous
Tour encampments representing the early 1800’s.  Activities include trading posts, canoe races, muzzle loader, tomahawk and knife throwing contests and cookin’ in the Cabin.
Since 1994

(765) 548-2136

PUTNAM COUNTY

Greencastle
The Fiber Event
Over 100 booths. 
See spinning, weaving, raw wool roving, workshops, skein and wool competitions

(765) 379- 2576

MAY


HAMILTON COUNTY

Conner Prairie
The Civil War Comes to Conner Prairie
1000 re-enactors will portray a battle demonstrating military tactics of the Civil War period.

(317) 776-6000

KNOX COUNTY

Vincennes
Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous
A Revolutionary War event depicting the era of 1700 to 1815 with te Northwest Territory Association
Since 1977

(612) 882 -7079


RIPLEY COUNTY

Friendship
Lore of the Laughery
18th century historical reenactment featuring period music, battle reenactments period livestock, period artisans and more.

(765) 563- 6792



JUNE

ELKHART COUNTY
(June-October)

Elkhart
Amish Country of North Indiana Quilt Gardens
80,000 glorious blooms,
17 gigantic gardens based on traditional Amish quilts
and many other glorious sights

1 (800) 800-4942

PARKE COUNTY

Rosedale
Strawberry Festival
Many festivities
Since 1975

(765) 348-0529

VANDERBURGH COUNTY

Evansville
Freedom Festival
From aerial acrobatics and aeronautics of elite pilots
to water shows, food, carnival rides.
Lots of excitement and fun!
Since 1978

(812) 421-1129

JULY

ELKHART COUNTY
(June-October)

Elkhart
Amish Country of North Indiana Quilt Gardens
80,000 glorious blooms.
Seventeen gigantic gardens based on traditional Amish quilts
and many other glorious sights
.
1 (800) 800 - 4942

MIAMI COUNTY

Peru
Circus City Festival
Entertainment in the American tradition
Rides, grand parade, skilled performers.
Many famous circuses spend their winters near Peru.
Since 1960

(765) 472-3918


AUGUST


CARROLL COUNTY

Delphi
Old Settler’s Festival Special program and events
Oldest continuously running settlers association in U.S.
Organized 1855

(765) 564 – 3152

DEKALB COUNTY

DeKalb
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Cord Festival
7 days of days events
Many events including annual Duesenberg car show
with 300 classic cars

(206) 925 - 3600

ELKHART COUNTY
(June-October)

Elkhart
Amish Country of North Indiana Quilt Gardens
80,000 glorious blooms,
17 gigantic gardens based on traditional Amish quilts
and many other glorious sights

1 (800) 800-4942

ELKHART COUNTY

Nappanee
Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival 
Over 350 classic and contemporary
craft artists gather on this historic farm. 
Country bands, magicians, square dancing and lots of fun.

1 (800) 800 - 4942

MARION COUNTY

Indianapolis
Indiana StateFair
Stopped during the Civil War and resumed in 1865.
First held in 1852. 

1 (800) 745-3000


SEPTEMBER

ALLEN COUNTY

Ft. Wayne
Johnny Appleseed
Festival
Celebrating the pioneer spirit of John Chapman,
known as Johnny Appleseed ,
who walked throughout the countryside planting trees
in Fort Wayne and the surrounding areas. 
Children can meet Johnny. 
Vendors must meet stringent requirements and
dress in 1800 period dress. 
Everything must relate to history.
Since 1974

(280) 424-3700

ELKHART COUNTY
(June-October)

Elkhart
Amish Country of North Indiana Quilt Gardens
80,000 glorious blooms,
17 gigantic gardens based on traditional Amish quilts
and many other glorious sights
1 (800) 800 - 4942

MARION COUNTY

Ligonier
Ligonier Marshmallow Festival
Parade, dance, marshmallow roast, games,
bake off for marshmallow queen.

(724) 238-5661

MARSHALL COUNTY

Plymouth
Blueberry Festival
Fun for the entire family

(574) 936-5020

PORTER COUNTY

Valpariso
Popcorn Festival
Honoring America’s Popcorn King – Orville Redenbacher. 
Family fun, including a popcorn parade.
Since 1979

(219) 464-8332


OCTOBER

ELKHART COUNTY
(June-October)

Elkhart
Amish Country of North Indiana Quilt Gardens
80,000 glorious blooms,
17 gigantic gardens based on traditional Amish quilts
and many other glorious sights

1 (800) 800 - 4942

PARKE COUNTY

Rockville
Throughout Parke County 9 communities make this a
 festive and historical 10 day delight. 
Tours take visitors to communities to see the
31 covered bridges and restored historic buildings
as you go through the Amish countryside.

(765) 569-5226

NOVEMBER

MADISON COUNTY

Madison
Night before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes.
Four historic sites and 5 private homes, along with carriage ride to view the largest number of 19th century style buildings in Indiana.

1 (800) 559-2956


DECEMBER

LAPORTE COUNTY

Michigan City
Festival of Lights
Christmas magic along Lake Michigan Get warm at the huge bonfire, meet Santa, enjoy the winter splendor throughout the Christmas season.

(219) 872-5055

TIPPECANOE COUNTY

West Lafayette
Purdue Musical Organizations Christmas Show
Since 1934
(765) 494-3747 

 


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