Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


August 20, 2013

Festival time in Southeast Indiana

As summer slowly fades into fall, it is festival time once again in Southeast Indiana. No matter where you live in District 67, there is no shortage of opportunities to enjoy food and fellowship with friends and neighbors.

Tree City Fall Festival

Greensburg has played host to the Tree City Fall Festival every year since 1979. The festival features a parade, wonderful music and several exciting contests, including Miss Tree City. This year, the festival will be held September 27-28.

Labor Day Festival in Vernon

After 53 years, the Jennings County Historical Society has decided to pass the leadership of the Labor Day Festival to the Town of Vernon. I am very pleased to see that event the will still carry on, as it has been an iconic community event for so many years. The festival will be on September 1 and 2 (Labor Day).

Pumpkin Show in Versailles

This year marks the 111th annual Versailles Pumpkin Show. There is no better place to come if you like pumpkins and pumpkin-related activities. From music and contests to crafts and a 5K Run/Walk, there is fun for the whole family. All the excitement will take place September 25-29, come and enjoy all things pumpkin.

Farmers Fair in Aurora

October will welcome in the 105th Aurora Farmers Fair. This year, the theme of the fair is “Cruisin’ Indiana”. There will be a parade, several exhibits and musical groups, as well as the annual King and Queen contests. One of Indiana’s oldest festivals, the Farmers Fair has fun for people of all ages. The fair runs October 2-5.

Canaan Fall Festival in Canaan

Excitement is growing for the 49th annual Canaan Fall Festival. The event offers unique opportunities to see vintage tractors, compete in a cornhole tournament and watch the Pony Express Mail Run. Festivities are scheduled for September 13-14.

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