Are you drawn to the small-town life you’ve seen in the movies? Washington County, Indiana is a rural county in southern Indiana that stresses the importance of bringing the public closer together through festivals. This summer, experience the movie image of a small-town by joining the Washington County community and their festivities at one of these seasonal events.
Campbellsburg Country Festival
In a town of just 600, Campbellsburg, IN is sure to bring out the community. On June 7, 8, and 9 in downtown Campbellsburg, help celebrate the 25th Country Festival. During the weekend, all ages can enjoy live music, booths, contests, and games. On Friday, come find who is crowned winner in the Miss Country Girl contest. Saturday, join the Lions Club for a pancake breakfast before participating in the Relay for Life 5K. Make sure to catch the talent show in the afternoon before cheering on your favorites in the ShowDown Truck and Tractor Pull. End your night with a firework show. Before heading home on Sunday, bring your family to the parade. Find the full schedule of events at https://campbellsburgcountryfestival.com/2019_schedule.
Farmers and Merchants Fair
If you’re looking for fair fun, the Washington County Farmers and Merchants Fair offers a selection of amusement rides for children of all ages, all-things carnival food, 4-H projects, contests, and animal competitions, and local focused booths featuring giveaways and freebies. Join the week-long fun June 16 through June 22. Fair admission and parking are free, but pay a few dollars to attend the annual queen pageant and tractor pull, or join the action by getting dirty in the Mud Bogs. Connect with the locals and get the county fair experience at the Washington County Farmers and Merchants Fair!
Pekin’s Fourth of July Celebration
The firework show isn’t the only draw of the Fourth of July Celebration. Pekin, IN hosts the oldest consecutive Fourth of July celebration in the United States. This year will mark the 189th event, taking two days to celebrate on July 3 and 4. With roots dating back to 1830, the small-town puts together a big event including a parade, a few carnival rides and games, live entertainment, a prince and princess contest, a queen contest, food and product vendors, a flea market, and more. When the sky gets dark on July 4, the town showcases a firework display for all to enjoy. Spend your holiday being a part of this historical event!