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2018 INDIANA - SEPTEMBER 2018
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August 31-Sept 3, 2018
27th Annual Ligonier Marshmallow Festival - Indiana

Aug 31-Sept 3, 2018
52nd Marshall County Blueberry Festival - Plymouth, Indiana
 

September 6-8, 2018
Tipton County Pork Festival
Tipton, Indiana
Art show, pageant, entertainment, parades, and a mouthwatering menu featuring (what else?) PORK!

September 6-9, 2018 - Montgomery Turkey Trot Festival
Montgomery, Indiana
The festival recognizes turkey processing in Daviess County, where over a million turkeys are raised each year. Carnival, entertainment, and turkey races.

September 8, 2018  40th Annual Valparaiso Popcorn Festival
Valparaiso, Indiana
Named the "Best Festival of the Region" by The Times readers, the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival continues to offer family-fun activities for all ages. Over 200 arts & crafts booths, 30 food booths, kids' games, the five-mile Popcorn Panic, and the nation's First Popcorn Parade are only the beginning of the excitement of this incredible festival. Always the Saturday after Labor Day.

September 8, 2018 - Mansfield Village Beans & Cornbread Day
Mansfield, Indiana
Share your favorite cornbread recipe with others and enjoy homemade cornbread & beans the 2nd weekend of September. Cornbread Bake-off.

September 8, 2018 - Sunman Fall Festival - Sunman, Indiana
The Chamber is bringing back a Fall Festival to the community!!!  Music, Beer & Wine Gardens, Craft & Food Vendors, Kids Inflatables And Our Homemade Wine Contest.  Fireworks At Dark.

September 13-16, 2018  43rd Annual Nappanee Apple Festival
Nappanee, Indiana
Nappanee becomes a bustling community the third weekend in September as the Nappanee Apple Festival kicks off the 38th annual event! The festival provides bushels of free fun for the entire family and something for every age. 

 

The festival features two stages of free entertainment, craft, commercial and food vendors, carnival rides, scholarship pageant, road run, tractor pull, apple peeling and pie eating contests and so much more! You won't want to miss Indiana’s largest 7' Baked Apple Pie, a 600 lb. apple pie that tempts even the most discriminating palate.  Attendance: 76,000.

September 15, 2018
40th Annual Brookston Apple Popcorn Day - Brookston, Indiana
Celebrate the local popcorn and apple harvest with races, crafts, food, apple bobbing, pancake and sausage breakfast, pizza eating contest, apple dessert contest, pedal tractor pull, and special events.

September 15, 2018  Caramel Apple Festival - Greenfield, Indiana
• Visit the Farm Store for Apples, Cider, and more.  • Pick your own Apples in the orchard to take home. • Tractor Town Adventure Farm Area.  • Watch the Bees:  See the honey bees hard at work making honey.  • Take a hayride.  • Caramel Apple Hunt.  • Enjoy the Agrimaze, Corn Maze.  • Build your own Caramel Apple.  There is no admission charge for the festival.  There is a separate charge for some activities and food items. Saturday Combo pass is available for $9 (includes Agrimaze, Tractor Town, and Hayride).

September 15-16, 2018 - 44th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival
Fort Wayne, Indiana

A two-day period festival with an array of food, crafts, antiques and music. Fun for the whole family!  Each year the people of Fort Wayne invite visitors from throughout the nation to celebrate the pioneer spirit of John Chapman, better known as "Johnny Appleseed," Chapman was a colorful character of the Indiana frontier in the early 1800's.  During the latter part of his life, Chapman traveled the countryside on foot, planting orchards in Fort Wayne and surrounding areas. In the process, he became a national folk hero and his gravesite memorial area in Fort Wayne's Archer Park has been designated a National Historic Place and is identified as such on the National Register of Historic Places.

September 19-22, 2018  Annual Sullivan Rotary Corn Festival
Sullivan, Indiana
The festival includes a free corn feed, a parade, music, carnival, corn eating contest, and turtle races.

September 22-23, 2018  Batesville Applefest - Batesville, Indiana
AppleFest continues to grow and has become a premier family event with games and contests for all ages, arts and crafts available for purchase, entertainment, delicious food to sample and of course, apples, apples and more apples.

September 22-29, 2018  72nd Annual Persimmon Festival
Mitchell, Indiana
Celebrate the persimmon - not the Japanese hybrid import variety, but the native American tree that grows in the wild in southern Indiana. Pageant, road rally, parade, carnival, car show, fun run, entertainment, food tents and much more!

 

September 26-30, 2018
Versailles Pumpkin Show
Versailles, Indiana
The 116th annual festival will feature a large parade on Saturday, giant pumpkin contest, carnival rides, live entertainment, and contests of all kinds.   Attendance: 15,000.

September 28-30, 2018
Annual Cory Apple Festival
Cory, Indiana
Antiques, flea market, parade, Fish Fry, Firehouse Hog Roast, Chicken and Noodle Dinner, carnival, helicopter rides, live music, entertainment and, of course, Apples.

September 29, 2018
Oktoberfest
Richmond, Indiana
Break out your Lederhosen and brush up on your German! Come celebrate the coming of Oktober with friends and soon-to-be-made friends at this year’s OKTOBERFEST in the Historic Depot District of Richmond, Indiana! During this family friendly event, enjoy delicious German food & try locally made beer from the Depot District’s New Boswell Brewery while playing games, listening to live music and browsing locally made goods and crafts at the street fair.

September 29, 2018
9th Annual Valpo Brewfest
Valparaiso, Indiana
Sample over 200 different styles of beers from America’s best craft brewers and vote for your favorite Indiana craft beer as we award the coveted HOOSIER BREW award to the top vote recipient. Valpo Brewfest is a celebration of the great craft beer and the cool people that enjoy it. Cheers to Ya! (also: valparaisoevents.com/ )

September 29-30, 2018 - Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest
Indianapolis, Indiana
We’re having a party and you’re invited!  Gluten Free & More (formerly Living Without) magazine wants you to know that living with a food allergy or sensitivity doesn’t need to be about deprivation and missing out.  On the contrary, what you’re living without is all the horrible symptoms and medical problems you had before understanding what allergens you needed to avoid.  So, come join us, over a hundred of our favorite exhibitors and thousands of our closest friends as we celebrate LIVING WELL!!   At every event, you get to sample tons of gluten-free, allergy-friendly foods, learn from experts in the community and hang out with others who understand our world.
 

2017 INDIANA - SEPTEMBER 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

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September 23, 2017 - Upland Oktoberfest - Bloomington, Indiana
Upland Brewing Co.  Dust off your lederhosen and dirndl and let’s raise a stein! We’re bringing the party of a Munich biergarten to Bloomington with a festive Oktoberfest celebration. Join us for a day of beer, food and fun. We’re serving up steins of our Oktoberfest lager, a special German-inspired menu starting at 11AM and live music line-up from 3-11PM.
 

2016 INDIANA - SEPTEMBER 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

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September 2-4, 2016 - Jackson County Watermelon Festival
Brownstown, Indiana
Festival CANCELLED for 2016. Will return in 2017.
 

2015 INDIANA - SEPTEMBER 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

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September 26-27, 2015  Indy Cooking Expo - Indianapolis, Indiana
Event Cancelled.
 

2014 INDIANA - SEPTEMBER 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

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September 6-7, 2014  Bridgeton Milling & Craft Demo Days
Bridgeton, Indiana
Bridgeton Mill and Historic District.  Live demonstrations at the Mill- grinding flour and cornmeal on 200-year old French buhr stones.  Tours of mill along with history of mill, town and bridge.   Pioneer craft demonstrations, food. 10am – 5pm. No admission charge.
 

2012 INDIANA - SEPTEMBER 2012
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows and Local Events

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September 15, 2012  Indiana State ICS Chili Cook-Off
Bar Harbor, Indiana
International Chili Society's Indiana State Cook-Off. Musical entertainment, tube race on the Wabash River, chili sampling, children's games and entertainment.
 

2011 INDIANA - SEPTEMBER 2011
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

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September 16-17, 2011  Rotary Bands & BBQ Contest

 

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