2018 Mansfield Mushroom Festival

Mansfield, Indiana

The car show, an integral part of the annual mushroom festival, held in Mansfield, Parke county, Indiana, will be held on April 29th, 2018.

For more information about the Mushroom Festival CLICK THIS LINK http://www.mansfieldparke.com/mushroom-festival.html


2016 Wolcott Summer Festival

We are looking forward to visiting the 48th Annual Wolcott Summer Festival, on Monday, July 4, 2016.

The Annual Wolcott Summer Festival 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…

Visit their Facebook Page at


Wolcott Festival Website

This annual festival features a classic car and a tractor show, and live music on stage. This year featuring one of my favorite bands, the Groove Catz.

The Groove Catz on stage at Wolcott

General view of the show

A general view of the car show by cjp02 on http://www.flickr.com


2016 Crawfordsville Strawberry Festival

If you didn’t know, the annual Strawberry Festival will be held this coming weekend, in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

The Festival runs June 10, through the 12th, 2016.

(Pictures from 2013 Festival – by cjp02 on FLICKR)

Festival Grounds

The Groove Catz on stage at the Festival

General view of the show

With great entertainment, a flea market, tractor show, and on Sunday, a large classic car show, there is plenty for people of all ages. My favorite part is the car show, on Sunday.

Checkout their website for schedule and much more:-


Pictures from the 2015 Covington Apple Festival

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To see more pictures from the Festival, go to my Flickr Album


2015 Covington Apple Festival


COVINGTON, Ind. — The 25th annual Covington Apple Fest will fill the square around the Fountain County Courthouse on Saturday.

The day’s events actually start at 7 a.m. with the Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast at the fire station. It will be served until 10 a.m. EDT.

At 8 a.m. EDT, a bicycle tour sponsored by the Fountain Trust Co. will pedal off. Call the Covington Banking Center at (765) 793-2237 for information.

Events begin with a 9:45 a.m. EDT welcome from Mayor Brad Crain. Vendors will be set up around the courthouse until 5 p.m. EDT.

The Little Miss Apple of Your Eye and Johnny Appleseed contest will begin at 10 a.m. EDT. Registration for boys and girls ages 4-8 begins runs 9-9:30 a.m. EDT at festival headquarters.

A car, truck and motorcycle show runs during the event. Registration will be 9-11 a.m. EDT with trophies awarded at 2 p.m.

Tours of the historic courthouse murals by Kay Hunter are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The 1842 Fountain County Clerk’s Building/Museum at 516 Fourth St. will be open all day as well.

The Masonic Fish Fry will close out the day, serving from noon until 6:30 p.m. EDT at the fire station.

Entertainment Schedule

(All times EDT)

• 9:45 a.m. — Welcome; City of Covington Mayor and 2015 Apple Fest Queen

• 10-10:30 a.m. — Johnny Appleseed & Little Miss Apple of Your Eye Contest

• 10:30-11 a.m. — Joseph White, balloon artist, story teller, magician

• 11-11:30 a.m. — Covington High School Band

• 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Wabash Valley Area Band

• 12:30-1 p.m. — Forgiven

• 1:15-1:45 p.m. — Friendship Circle Center Line Dancers

• 2-2:45 p.m. — Curt Kiser

• 3-3:30 p.m. — Shozet Keller-Stump

• 3:30-4 p.m. — Sweet Adelines

• 4-5 p.m. — Kasey Burton

This report about the festival from the Commercial News:


2015 Waynetown Fish Fry

  The annual Fish Fry, will be held at the park, in Waynetown, Indiana, from, Thursday through Saturday, September 17 – 19, 2915. 

It features a parade and a car show, amongst the many events. 

I hope to see you there?


2015 Waynetown Freedom Fest


Waynetown Freedom Fest 2015 poster

Information from the Journal review newspaper:-

Freedom Fest returning to Waynetown

Bob Cox bcox@jrpress.com | Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2015 8:09 pm

WAYNETOWN — Fun for everyone is how Kyle Proctor describes his town’s Freedom Fest. The festival had a successful debut in 2014 and Proctor promises this year’s version will include something for everyone.

The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Rev. Guy Tremaine Park in Waynetown.

Proctor, who serves as town marshal, heads the festival’s organizing committee. The committee is composed of members of the Waynetown Police Department, Waynetown Fire Department and residents of the western Montgomery County town. Plans for this year’s festival started right after the conclusion of last year’s Freedom Fest.

“We have been planning this year’s Freedom Fest ever since last year,” Proctor said. “We made some changes to improve it this year after listening to ideas and comments from people.”

Traffic flow around Tremaine Park is one change plus additional ADA parking will be available close to the Rusk Shelter. Shuttles will be available between the parking areas and the park activities. The town recently built a public restroom in the park as well as a new shelter house and children’s playground. Two large inflatable games will be available in the park this year as will several children game booths. A 10-and-under baseball tournament will begin at 8 a.m. and run to 3 p.m.

Food vendors will commence serving at 11 a.m. and craft vendor booths will be open throughout the day.

The Waynetown Aquatic Center will offer free swimming from noon to 7 p.m. The splash pad will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

At 5:30 p.m. a special celebration to honor all veterans will take place in front of the stage. The honor ceremony will include a 21-gun Howitzer cannon salute, Honor Guard and the singing of the National Anthem and “God Bless America.” During the patriotic ceremony all veterans will be asked to come to the stage.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. music from the 1980’s will fill the park when the Terre Haute-based musical group, Mullet Over Band, will play until 9:30 p.m. The popular six-member band will feature 80’s music from Pat Benatar to Journey.

The crowning jewel for the day will be a fireworks show scheduled to begin at dusk.

The Waynetown Town Council has proclaimed Saturday as Steve Shea Day. Shea was a life-long resident of Waynetown who was active in the Waynetown Merchants Association and he loved fireworks. Shea retired from AT&T. A former town council member, Shea remembered the Waynetown Freedom Festival with a monetary gift that should ensure the festival will continue for years to come.

“Steve Shea loved Waynetown and you could always count on him anytime we had a community event,” Town Council member Barry Lewis said. “Steve was a stalwart during our fish fry and he always worked to make Waynetown the great small town that it is. It is very appropriate to remember Steve this weekend.”

Proctor said believes a great day is planned.

“We invite everyone to come to Waynetown to get a head start on their Fourth of July celebration,” he said.