May Events

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Indiana State Festival Association Member.

TBA through October
Africa Celebration '98: "The Spirit of a Continent"
Various locations. See January TBA listing for details.

500 Festival Events
Various locations. See page 81 for details.

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MITCHELL (South Central)
Opera House Country Music Talent Search
Opera House on 7th Street. Contestants are screened from taped auditions; all perform three songs, which are judged. Fri: 8-10 pm; Sat: 3-5 pm & 8-10 pm. Adm. Chg. Peggy Hartzell, (812) 849-2337.

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Shipshewana May Fest
Downtown. Family fun abounds with kids' games, food booths, music, crafts, a parade, and much more. All day. No Adm. Chg. Dan Byler, (219)463-4901.

German Oberlander Club "Strassenfest"
4th & Wabash Ave. See April 30 listing for details.

ANDERSON (Eastern)
Anderson Little 500
Festival & Race e
Various locations. Fun for all ages: big wheel race, senior citizens' day at the track, concert, golf tournament, banquet, fireworks, annual sprint car race. Hours vary. No Adm. Chg. for most activities. Dixie Contos, (765) 640-2437.

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Squirrel Village Festival & Rendezvous
One mile N of Bunker Hill at 200W & 650S. Relive the lifestyles of pre-1840s native Americans and pioneers. Also arts and crafts, collectibles, great food, raft race, games. Sat: 10 am-9 pm; Sun: 10 am-5 pm. No Adm. Chg. Janet Riggle, (765) 689-8169 or (800) 346-6074.

Pioneer Days Festival
Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve. Travel back in time to the 1820s: try your hand at throwing tomahawks, dipping candles, grinding corn, and more family fun! Sat: 10 am-6 pm; Sun: 10 am- 5 pm. Scott Kramer, (812) 479-0771.

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FRANKLIN (Central)
Webb Elementary School. Art and music fair. Hands-on art activities, school art show, also demonstrations by county artists and musicians. Food available. Fun for the whole family! 10 am-2 pm. No Adm. Chg. Sheila Barr, (317) 738-5740.

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14th Annual Riley Wranglers Craft Fair/Flea Market e
Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds. Visit over 100 booths of arts, crafts, and flea market items. Also food, entertainment, square dancing. Sat: 9 am-5 pm; Sun: noon-5 pm. No Adm. Chg. Tom Martin, (765) 785-2073.

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Festival of the Whippoorwill Moon
Forks of the Wabash Historic Park. Visit a pre-1840s encampment to learn about pioneer life. Artisans, merchants, and local re-enacters re-create that period. Sat: 10 am-5 pm; Sun: 10 am-4 pm. Adm. Chg. Jeannie Regan, (219) 356-1903.

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JASPER (Southern)
Four Rivers Spring Arts & Crafts Show
Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds. A medley of quality crafts in over 200 booths. Something for everyone! Sat: 10 am- 5 pm; Sun: 10 am- 4 pm. Adm. Chg. Dave Elgin, (812) 354-6808.

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KOKOMO (Eastern)
Yellow & Blues Festival
Seiberling Mansion. The grounds of this mansion burst into bloom with a carpet of 10,000 daffodils. Tours, food, and blues bands. 1-4 pm. No
Adm. Chg. Howard County Museum, (765) 452-4314.

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METAMORA (South Central)
May Day Country Festival
State Historic Grounds. Over 100 craft shops scattered throughout the village. Strolling musical groups, Maypole dancing both days at 2 pm. 10 am-5 pm. No Adm. Chg. Al Rogers, (765) 647-2194.

METAMORA (South Central)
Morel Madness
Trappers Rendezvous on Canal Street. See April 25 listing for details.

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NASHVILLE (South Central)
Antique Tractor & Farm Machinery Show
Brown County 4-H Fairgrounds. Antique machinery demonstrations, tractor games, crafts, flea market, children's games, entertainment, music.
Old-fashioned bean dinner. Church service Sun. at 8:30 am. Festival hours Sat: 9 am-6 pm; Sun: 9 am-4 pm. No Adm. Chg. J. R. Richardson, (812) 332-8398.

Parke County Covered Bridge Bike Tour
Billie Creek Village. Self-guided, mapped bike tour. 3 marked routes. 100 miles of slightly rolling terrain, all paved. Food, entertainment, vendors in the Village. 8 am-4 pm. Adm. Chg. only for bikers. Doug Weisheit, (765) 569-3430.

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Sellabration of Spring Art & Craft Festival
Porter County Expo Center. 15th year for this juried art and craft show featuring all handmade, all American-made items for sale. 9 am-5 pm.
Adm. Chg. Wil Erickson or Deborah Lamb, (219) 477-2737.

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LAWRENCEBURG (South Central)
Tri-State Antique Market
Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds. Over 300 dealers show and sell a wide variety of antiques and vintage collectibles. 7 am-3 pm. Adm. Chg. Bruce Metzger, (513) 738-7256.

Shipshewana Flea Market Opening Days
Flea Market Trading Place. The largest outdoor flea market in the Midwest. Over 1,000 vendors selling everything imaginable. Tues: 7:30 am-4:30 pm; Wed: 7:30 am-3:30 pm. No Adm. Chg. Kevin Lambright, (219) 768-4129.

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DILLSBORO (South Central)
Dillsboro Homecoming Festival
North Street. Frog jumping contest, hospital bed race, baby contest, entertainment, midway, music, awards. Sat. morning parade and car show.
Arts and crafts in St. Peter's Fellowship Hall. Wed-Fri: 7-11 pm; Sat: 9 am-11 pm. No Adm. Chg. Dale Wendelman, (812) 432-5654.

Hoosier National Forest Take Pride In America
For information, go to:

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ELWOOD (Eastern)
Welcome to Spring
Uptown Elwood. Crafts, bake sales, food, kiddie carnival, and entertainment. 9 am-5 pm. No Adm. Chg. Pat Bollinger or Bill McQuitty, (765) 552-0180.

7th Annual Colonial
Highland Gathering
Fowler Park. Relive history with re-enactments of a pioneer village from the 1750-1840 era. Highland games, style shows, military demonstrations, camp activities, authentic traders. 9 am-5 pm. No Adm. Chg. John Nichols, (812) 232-3566.

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Spring Thyme Herb & Plant Faire
Fairbanks Park. Demonstrations teach you how to use herbs. Herbs, perennials, vegetables, garden products, unique plants for sale. Also arts and crafts, delicious food. 9 am-4 pm. No Adm. Chg. JoAnne Seybold, (812) 466-7715.

MARION (Eastern)
10th Annual Sons of American Legion Car Show
American Legion Post 10. See a wide variety of old and new cars; custom and original cars and trucks. 9 am-6 pm. No Adm. Chg. Ron Sexton,(765) 662-7018.

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HYMERA (Western)
94th Annual Old Soldiers Reunion/Civil War Re-enactment
Hymera Grove, by the school. Old soldiers' reunion; military re-enactments, military ball, bluegrass festival, parade, carnival, old-time fiddlers. So much fun, it takes up 5 days! Hours vary. No Adm. Chg. Sherry Sheckles, (812) 665-2695.

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NORMAN (South Central)
Norman Bluegrass Festival
Conservation Club. Lots of pickin' and grinnin' with bluegrass; rough camping, fishing. All musicians welcomed. Thur-Fri: 1 pm-close; Sat: all day.
No Adm. Chg. Dean Fisher, (812) 995-3498.

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CORYDON (Southern)
Harrison County Popcorn Festival
Courthouse Square. Celebrate this area's popcorn industry! Parade, contests involving popcorn, arts and crafts booths, demonstrations on aspects of popcorn, food, more. 7 am-5 pm. No Adm. Chg. Chamber of Commerce, (888) 738-2137.

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Heritage Fair
Historic Courthouse Square. Celebrate Historic Preservation Week with covered bridge tours, fiddling contest, performing artists, juried crafts, and more. 9 am-10 pm. No Adm. Chg. Main Street Greencastle, (765) 653-4517.

HAZELTON (Southern)
Leak in the Levee Festival
Downtown. Big doings include a parade, flea market, car show, contests, antique tractors, entertainment, and food stands. Fri: 5-10 pm; Sat: 8 am-10 pm; Sun: 8 am-4 pm. No Adm. Chg. Norma Schatz, (812) 784-4305.

ANDERSON (Eastern)
Casa Children's Festival
Citizen's Plaza. Activities for children of all ages! Clowns, facepainting, games, children's crafts, balloons, toys, food, and more. 10 am-3 pm. No Adm. Chg. Elaine Fuller, (765) 649-7215.

AUBURN (Eastern)
Cyclefest '98
Natmus Museum. Motorcycle parade, over 200 vintage Harleys and new motorcycles on display. Also music, raffle, poker run, and food. Noon-7 pm. Adm. Chg., Deb Gautney, (219) 925-3600.

CUTLER (Western)
Family Fun Festival e
Adams Mill. Quaint location, old-fashioned games; mill tours, hayrides, pony rides, vendors' booths, and more. 11 am-6 pm. No Adm. Chg. Barbara Cottingham, (765) 463-7893.

ELKHART (Northern)
Elkhart Manufactured Housing & RV Show
Municipal Airport. See page 82 for details.

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Tri-State Arts & Crafts Festival
Vanderburgh County 4-H Center. One of the largest arts and crafts shows in the tri-state area. Homemade crafts and festival foods in 300+ booths.
Sat: 9 am-5 pm; Sun: 10 am-4 pm. Adm. Chg. Bill Woodall, (812) 425-0115.

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HEBRON (Northern)
Voyageurs Rendezvous
Grand Kankakee Marsh County Park. A gathering on the river recreates the fur trade era of the 1700s-1800s. Historical interpretations, active trading, music, traditional craftsmen.10 am-5pm. Adm. Chg. Jim Cadwell, (219) 769-PARK.

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Spring Arts & Crafts Festival
Grounds of Howard Mansion. Juried arts and crafts show that selects the most original items; music, children's activities, Victorian crafts, mansion tours. Sat: 10 am-5 pm; Sun: noon-5 pm. Adm. Chg. Yvonne B. Knight, (812) 283-3728.

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Broad Ripple Art Fair
Grounds of the Art Center. Over 200 artists featured; all media represented. Also 20 food vendors, three stages of entertainment, cultural booths. 10 am-5 pm. Adm. Chg. Kathy Pataluch, (317) 255-2464.

Racefest '98
Riehle Plaza. Modern and vintage race cars on display. Food, beer, wine. Laser light show in the evening. 4 pm-midnight. Adm. Chg. Julie Pope,(765) 742-2313.

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Back Home in Indiana Spring Festival & Lighted Boat Parade
Indiana Beach Amusement Resort Boardwalk. Large craft show, various displays, and working crafters. Lighted boat parade Saturday night on Lake Shafer. 11 am-11 pm. Adm. Chg. Indiana Beach, (219) 583-4141.

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OSWEGO (Northern)
Oswego Trader Days
Oswego Campgrounds. Re-enactments of life in the early 1800s: early settlers, fur traders, Indians. Games, dances, food, music. Also crafts, vendors, camping. 9 am-5 pm. Adm. Chg. Ken Fawley, (219) 594-2822.

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Jim Hummel Park. Outdoor crafts, indoor art shows. Living history and encampments, 10K run, food, entertainment, activities for children and families. 9 am-6 pm. No Adm. Chg. Kay Hughes, (317) 839-2739.

PRINCETON (Southern)
Antique Machinery Show
Gibson County Fairgrounds. See the "power of yesteryear" with antique tractors, hit and miss engines. Also a toy show, food stands, and flea market. Sat: 8 am-5 pm; Sun: 8 am- 3 pm. Adm. Chg. Lee Willis, (812) 385-2232.

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Country Treasures Show
Wabash Valley Fairgrounds. Over 100 booths showcase a splendid display of arts and crafts. Sat: 10 am-5 pm; Sun: 10 am-4 pm. Adm. Chg.
Jann Severit, (618) 539-3395.

Terre Haute Triathlon
Hawthorne Park. A combination 1K swim, 40K bike race and an 8K run, set in and around the park. Food and concessions available. 7:30 am-10 am. Adm. Chg. for athletes only. Jenny Conder, (812) 238-7311.

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Zionsville Country Market
Main Street. Juried arts, antiques, crafts, and apparel show. Over 150 exhibitors. Food and free family entertainment throughout the day. Free rides from parking lots. 10 am-5 pm. No Adm. Chg. Debbie Cranfill, (317) 873-3836.

Morgantown Spring Festival
Downtown. Lots of activities, including a parade, food booths, and a car show. 9 am-5 pm. No Adm. Chg. Sharon Zimmerman, (812) 597-6024.

Pendleton Tour of Homes
Various locations. See why this town is on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour beautiful, historic homes that make Pendleton unique.
1-5 pm. Adm. Chg. Lou Hagemier, (765) 778-3996.

MDA Spring Fling Car Show & Cruise In Fairbanks Park. A display of custom, classic, and antique vehicles. Also games and activities, an open car show. 8 am-4 pm. No Adm. Chg.
Larry Edmondson, (812) 238-1253.

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BLOOMINGTON (South Central)
The 1998 Bloomington
Early Music Festival
John Waldron Arts Center and IU School of Music. Quality performances of medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and classical music in an engaging and novel manner. Hours vary. Adm. Chg. Alain Barker, (812) 331-1263.

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Memorial Day Weekend Tri-State Bluegrass Festival
Noble County 4-H Fairgrounds. 12 regional and national groups perform in this outstanding festival. Also parking lot pickin' on the campgrounds.
Fri: 7-10:40 pm; Sat-Sun: 10:40 am-10:40 pm. Adm. Chg. James A. Winger, (219) 432-4485.

MADISON (South Central)
Choice Automobiles of Madison-Annual Sock Hop & Car Show
Vaughn Drive at Crystal Beach House. Friday night cruise and sock hop; awards for dress, etc. Sat. car show with over 200 cars on display. Fri: 5-11 pm; Sat: 9 am-4 pm. Dicky Copeland, (812) 273-4348.

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MADISON (South Central)
Old Court Days
Courthouse Square. Select from a large array of high-quality handmade crafts, art. Some dealers feature antiques and collectibles. 9 am-6 pm. No
Adm. Chg. Dee Gauger, (812) 273-6226.

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15th Annual
Wabash Valley Festival
Fairbanks Park. Lots to try: large variety of foods, market booths, carnival, nightly entertainment, flea market, gospel music, bingo, boat rides, more. Mon-Fri: 6-11 pm; Sat-Sun: 1-11 pm. No Adm. Chg. Rita L. Coleman-Alsop, (812) 232-2727.

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Steam Corner
Antique Power Show e
U.S. 41 & S.R. 32. Tractors, hit and miss engines, and many working displays highlight this show. Also a flea market, antiques, arts and crafts. 8 am-5 pm. No Adm. Chg. Don or Ruth Staggs, (317) 798-5710.

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MILFORD (Northern)
Milford Fest
Main Street. Tractor pulls, street dance, car show, many baked goods and craft booths, basketball tournament, more. Sunday vespers in the park.
8 am-11 pm. No Adm. Chg. Mitch Losee, (219) 658-3803.

VINCENNES (South Central)
Candlelight Tour of the Indiana Territory Territorial Home of William Henry Harrison (Grouseland). Visit Harrison's home, furnished authentically with his possessions and pieces from 1804-1812. Costumed guides also lead tours of nearby buildings. 8-10 pm. No Adm. Chg. if in historic costume. William V. Menke, (812) 882-7472.

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VINCENNES (South Central)
Spirit of Vincennes
Rendezvous e
French Commons. See the Revolutionary era re-enacted! Authentic battles, food, traders, and musicians. 120 merchants. 10 am-5 pm. Adm. Chg. Junior Fischer, (800) 886-6443.

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May Fest
Main Street. Celebrate spring and all its glory! Maypole dancing, carriage rides, art exhibits, and an antique show. 8 am-3 pm. No Adm. Chg.
Judie Silvers, (219) 982-7644.

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Scott County Car Club Court Fest
Scott County Courthouse yard. Antique and custom cars and trucks take center stage at this festival. Also good food and music. 11 am-6 pm. No Adm. Chg. Jim Hall, (812) 752-5754.

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Porter County Expo Center. Arts and crafts share the spotlight with a large car show and swap meet. 8 am-4 pm. Adm. Chg. Mario Alvarez, (219) 464-9918.

ELKHART (Northern)
The Truth/NBD Bank
Great Race XVIII
Elkhart to Goshen. 19 competitive sporting events plus fun/fitness activities. Also family events including dog walk, canoe race, tricycle race.
Entry fee for races. No Adm. Chg. to watch. Ron Schmanske, (219) 296-5862.

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FORT BRANCH (Southern)
Fort Branch Heritage Days
City Park. Down-home goodness and fun with a parade, crafts, softball tournament, rides, and food stands. Thur-Fri: 5-10 pm; Sat: 10 am-10 pm; Sun: 9 am-5 pm. No Adm. Chg. Kevin Trible, (812) 753-4475.

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NASHVILLE (South Central)
20th Annual Brown County Historical Society Quilt Show
Brown Co. Historical Society Building. A striking display of over 100 antique and contemporary quilts and quilted items; some are for sale.
Demonstrations, spinning, weaving. Fri-Sat: 10 am-5 pm; Sun: 10 am-3 pm. Adm. Chg. Marijane Litz, (812) 988-4253.

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CORYDON (Southern)
Old Capitol Traditional
Music Festival
Corydon Presbyterian Church. A dulcimer band is the focus of this day of jam sessions, music lessons, workshops, sale of rare sheet music. 10 am-7 pm. No Adm. Chg. Chamber of Commerce, (888) 738-2137.

NASHVILLE (South Central)
Tour of Cabins & Country Homes
Various locations. Enjoy the scenery and history of this self-directed and partially shuttled tour through Brown County homes. 10 am-4 pm. Adm.
Chg. Mary G. Fredericksen, (800) 753-3255.

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MUNCIE (Eastern)
Ball State University
Chamber Music Festival
Pruis Hall, BSU. Soloists and chamber ensembles perform Baroque to 20th century pieces. Performers explain the works; librettos available. All concerts start at 8 pm. No Adm. Chg. Dr. Erwin Mueller, (765) 285-5501.


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