2015 July 4th events

Here are a couple of the many local events, to celebrate July 4th.

7th Annual
Wolcott Summer Festival

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Welcome to the 47th Annual Wolcott Summer Festival. It all started in 1969 when the town of Wolcott experienced several disastrous fires and some of the citizens pondered on how to perk up the town’s spirit. “Why not a festival like we had in 1961 to celebrate the town’s Centennial.” July 4th was suggested and what would be better than to celebrate our town and the birthday of the United States at our festival. It was done! And Wolcott Summer Festival began… http://wolcottfestival.com

July 4 – 47th Annual Wolcott 4th of July Car Show. 308 N Burke. Fee $20. Registration 8am-11am, Special Appointed Judge (not involved in show) 10am, Awards 2pm. Top 30 pre 1980 and Top 10 post 1980. Best of Show Car, Best of Show Truck . Motorcycles welcome. Food and craft vendors, carnival rides, petting zoo, live music, 4th of July parade, and fireworks after dark. For more information contact Steve Scheherhorn (219) 613-4773 http://wolcottfestival.com/

This is a decent car show, and tractor show. They usually have good music, this year they feature the Groove Katz, one of my favorite local bands http://www.groovecatz.com/


July 4, 2015 – ( New Richmond Indiana ) Hickory Hoosiers and Charioteers will have a show Registration is 10am-1pm Awards Top 25 and Dash plaques Food, games and Fireworks at dusk. Info John Rose 765-362-9497

The firework display is pretty good, for such a small community. https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Richmond-Fireworks/234028223283593


And of course, the Covington July 4th Festival is ongoing, see the other post on this site, about the parade https://aroundourarea.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/2015-covington-in-4th-july-parade/


2015 Covington, IN – 4th July Parade

The Annual parade, held in Covington, Indiana, as a part of the 4th of July celebrations, will be on Friday July 3rd, 2015.

The line up will be at 4:00PM, at the Covington High School parking lot, with the parade itself, beginning at 5:00PM.

Parade Route:

Proceed down 5th street (south) to Liberty St. 

Turns right (west) and goes to 4th St.

Turns right (north) and proceeds to the park

Rain Date: July 4th 

Line up at 3pm 

Parade at 4pm


Fire engine, formerly serving the Covington, Indiana Volunteer Fire Department

Fire engine, formerly serving the Covington, Indiana Volunteer Fire Department

2014 Mansfield Village Mushroom Festival and Car Show


The Mansfield Village Car Show will be held Sunday (April 27, 2014) with registration from 8 AM until Noon. Enjoy a free oldies concert under the Pavilion. Awards will be presented immediately following the concert.  This is a great chance to show off your car while enjoying the Mushroom Festival.


Every special event in Mansfield offers lots of shopping and great food.  Mansfield shops will be open and vendors will be set up selling arts, crafts, antiques and flea market gems.  Free tours will be given at the Historic Mansfield Roller Mill and for those who come to eat there’s every kind of food imaginable.

Mansfield is located in Parke County, Indiana, 6 miles south of US 36, just off the east side of SR 59 or 10 miles north of US 40.  Mansfield is just north of Brazil on State Road 59.  For more information about the Festival, call 765-653-4026.  For Car Show information, call 765-344-1889.



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2012 Toys For Tots car show Lafayette, IN

Toys For Tots Car Show

A&W – Long Johns, Teal Rd, Lafayette, Indiana

1933 Hudson Essex coupe street rod








Registration 11AM – 1PM

Awards at 4PM

Top 10

Best of show

A&W Choice

50/50 door prizes

25 dash plaques

For info call chuck 765-363-0954

Entry fee is a new toy or cash donation

Music by Fat Rat Mobile DJ

See you there?

UPDATE 11/11 2:06 AM

The pictures from this car show are up on flickr

2012 Toys For Tots Car Show A&W Long Johns, Lafayette, IN








2012 Toys For Tots Car Show A&W Long Johns, Lafayette, IN








The awards were scheduled to be held at 4PM, but were held about an hour earlier, because most of the participants were headed to another show, elsewhere in Lafayette. We arrived there kind of late, because of other commitments. Soon after we arrived they were calling the awards. Most of the cars left before I got to take pictures of them all.

My favorite car in the show, was a difficult choice, but I reckon it was this pretty yellow 1973 Ford Gran Torino.

1973 Ford Gran Torino








1973 Ford Gran Torino

2011 Knights of Columbus Car Show

The inaugural Knights of Columbus Car Show, was held at Central Catholic School, in Lafayette, Indiana, July 9th, 2011.

2011 Knights of Columbus Car Show, Lafayette, IN

Car Show sign

See my pictures from this event on Flickr.