The Parke County Covered Bridge Festival Guide


Plan your visit to the 2021 Covered Bridge Festival taking place October 8th-17th! Check out the guide below to help you navigate all 10 locations!


The Festival Headquarters
Community organizations and vendors offer handmade crafts, food, and unique items. Experience unique wood carving demonstrations, antique stores, Art Gallery, colorful restaurants and the Historic Ritz Theater.


Bridgeton has an array of handmade crafts, vendors and a food court. Its scenic historic district includes the Bridgeton Mill and Covered Bridge, Collom’s General Store, the 1878 House, Case Log Cabin, and Bridgeton School.


Mansfield is bustling daily with hundreds of vendors offering an array of goods and festival food. Mansfield Village is home to the Historic Mansfield Roller Mill – an 1880’s flour mill with authentic machinery, 1867 Mansfield Covered Bridge, and Mansfield Civic Center.


Montezuma features crullers, roast hog and beans, guided tractor pulled wagon tours of the Wabash and Erie Canal, and vendors. Stroll across the Wabash River on the restored historic B&O Railroad Bridge.


Bloomingdale offers chicken and noodle dinners, ham and beans, barbecue and vegetables at the Friends Meeting house (Quaker Church). Some of the best apple butter is made and sold here.


Pumpkins, mums, primitives and family yard sales with a little bit of everything.


Tangier serves “world famous” buried beef and is home to the Sandlady’s Gourd Farm. Three covered bridges nearby.

Billie Creek Village

Close to downtown Rockville along US 36. These beautiful grounds are home to three covered bridges and several historic buildings including a school house, two churches, Governor’s home and a General Store. Handmade crafts, shopping and festival food.


A large tent of handmade items, the 1872 Mecca Covered Bridge, a One-Room Schoolhouse, and Parke County’s oldest operating tavern — the Mecca Tavern.


The Civic Center is the activity hub with a wide variety of items, including local crafts and a quilt sale. A large Country Market of Homemade items, Ice Cream, Quilters, Homemade Bread and cookies, and Chicken Noodles.

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