Attractions April 21, 2017
The 11 Best Small-Town Indiana Festivals You’ve Never Heard Of
Once spring hits Indiana, festival season truly begins. You’ve probably been to many of the large festivals throughout the state, but if you’re looking for some different events to check out, try these 11 small town festivals that are sure to show you a good time.
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1. Azalea Festival - Petersburg
This annual festival features live music, food and art vendors, a color run, a silly safari, and a ton of other family fun. Check it out on May 5th and 6th in downtown Petersburg. Learn more on their
2. Dunkirk Glass Days Festival - Dunkirk
This small town festival celebrates its glass heritage during this four-day festival. Learn the technique of glass blowing and staining glass and enjoy fun, games, and much more. The celebration starts May 31 in downtown Dunkirk and runs through June 3rd. Learn more
3. Russiaville Summer Fest - Russiaville
Are you excited about the warm, summer days ahead? Enjoy all the perks of summer at the Russiaville Summer Fest, featuring a car show, parade, massive garage sale, antique tractor show, a 5k and fun run, pie eating contest, and so much more! The fun begins June 2nd and runs through June 4th. Grab the full details
4. Tenderloin Throwdown - Greensburg
What's better than a great Indiana tenderloin sandwich? All the tenderloins you could ever want in one place! If you think you have the best, sign up now, or stop by to sample some of the best tenderloins in the state. The throwdown starts Saturday, June 24th at 10am. Get the full scoop on their
5. Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival - Wakarusa
If you can't get enough of maple syrup, this unique festival may be exactly what you need. Enjoy fresh, Wakarusa homemade syrup and all of the pancakes and baked goods you could ever need. There's also a parade, contests, music, and games, all starting April 28th and running through April 30th in downtown Wakarusa. Learn more
6. Northern Indiana Bluegrass Festival - Kendallville
This festival brings people from other states and offers campgrounds for visitors to stay at during the duration of the music fest. The bluegrass shows start on Thursday, May 25th and run through Sunday, May 28th. Find out more at their
7. Strawberry Days - Metamora
This charming canal town hosts a strawberry festival every year with live music and fresh strawberry shortcake. This year's event takes place on Saturday June 3rd and Sunday June 4th from 10am - 5pm. Learn more
8. St. Joe Pickle Fest - St. Joe
This Pickle Festival draws national attention, attracting people from all over the country. Enjoy parades, live music, performances, competitions, fireworks, kids' games, pickle factory tours, food, and of course, plenty of pickles! This year's festival take place July 20th, 21st, and 22nd. Learn more
9. Odon Old Settlers Festival - Odon
This festival is one of Indiana's oldest events, running for over 132 years! Come celebrate Indiana history August 3rd - August 5th with parades, live music, games, contests, and much more at Odon Park (Just off SR 58 in Odon, IN 47562).
10. Chesterton Art Fair - Chesterton
This creative art fair showcases some of the best art in the state, from jewelry and wearables to paintings, sculptures, photography, and ceramics. Come find your new favorite piece August 5th and 6th (10am - 5pm) at Dogwood Park (1100 North & 23rd St, Chesterton, IN 46304). Learn more
11. Kouts Pork Fest - Kouts
This annual events starts off with the Country Classic run/walk, followed by a parade at 10:30am through Main Street. Afterwards, enjoy the best of Pork Fest, music, games, contests, and a whole lot of pork. This year's event takes place on August 26th in downtown Kouts. Find out more
Which of these small town festivals will you be checking out this year? Looking for more fun in Indiana? Uncover more fun with
this list of activities you have to try this spring.